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Mar 27, 2013

Whimsy Inspires Challenge - Stitching

Hello everyone and thanks so much for visiting!
I have a card to share today, which was made for the current Whimsy Stamps Challenge. The theme this month is "Stitching" and there are still a couple of weeks left for you to enter. Whimsy Stamps is giving away several amazing prizes again this month, so don't miss your chance to enter. You don't even have to use a Whimsy Stamp, any make would work.

I used the new stamp" I love you slow much" from Whimsy's Sylvia Zet collection. Isn't this just adorable!!
To make my card I stamped it onto Neenah Card Stock using memento ink. Then I colored it using Faber Castell Polychromos and Derwent Coloursoft pencils, the skin on the girl was done with copics.

I have been getting more requests on doing a video tutorial on how to color, sorry but I have no idea where I would start with a tutorial, not to mention I hate hearing my voice recorded so it won't be an option. But, I can share a great you tube video, which really helped me learn how to color.
Here is the link by HeartPrints. It's been a while since I watched it, but I believe she is using prismacolor pencils and gamsol for blending. I use mostly Faber Castell Polychromos or Derwent Coloursoft Pencils, but I have heard that crayola or rose art pencils work too, and might be something to try before investing in an expensive set of pencils. I don't use gamsol for blending, although I have some, I prefer baby oil instead. I think it works just the same without any harmful fumes.

Products used:
Stamps: I love you slow much, Friendship Notables 2, Everyday Button Sentiments (all by Whimsy Stamps)
Papers: My Minds Eye (lost and found collection), neenah solar crest
Tools: Lace border 1 die, notables 2 die, button die, janome sew mini for coloring
Embellishments: glitter and twine

Here is a closeup of the cute image.

I would love to enter my card to the following challenges:
 Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the rest of the week!


  1. Beautiful colouring of this super image, also love the whole design. xx Flora

  2. An adorable image, your card is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at CCM this time.

  3. Ellie, what a beautiful little fairy card with her friend the snail! So beautifully shaded and colored. I have never used a "newspaper" style background and it really pops all your other artwork wonderfully!

  4. I just saw this on FB! So cute! Love the background.

  5. Beautiful coloring! I love the border at the top too. Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge this week!

  6. This is such a lovely card. love the image, love the lace die, love the sparkle .... Fab! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. x

  7. Anonymous17:42

    this is so cute ellie! i love your colouring; i tried baby oil but had such a hard time and i wouldn't try the gamsol because of the chemicals. i'll just have to keep admiring what you do. :)

  8. Anonymous17:54

    Absolutely beautiful. love the image and the colors. Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations this week. Abbie (Owner) xx

  9. oh wow this is a stunning little creation. Its just the most adorable image, and you have enhanced with the papers and stitching perfectly

    Thank you so much for joining us at Artistic Inspirations this week.
    Claire x
    (DT )

  10. Absolutely adorable. So love the sparkly touches, newsprint background and the super cute image.
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  11. Such a sweet card and love all your layers and detail. Must blow the dust off my sewing machine as the effect looks so good.


  12. Your card is so pretty. hope I can color like you oned day. Thanks for joining us for Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's.


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