Jul 16, 2014

Whimsy Stamps - Special NEW ARTIST Blog Hop

Have you heard yet?? Whimsy stamps is having a new artist join their very talented team of artists - Art by Mi Ran! Today is actually the last blog hop day, I hope you were able to hop along with us on Monday and Tuesday! If not you can find the hop links for those 2 days on the whimsy blog, and you have until Saturday to hop along and leave comments for a chance to win.

We are celebrating the debut release of our new Art by Mi Ran Collection! We have 7 new rubber stamps, illustrated by Mi Ran, exclusively for Whimsy Stamps. If you didn't join the hops Monday or Tuesday, you might want to scroll down the page for the links to the DT blogs and hop along for a chance at prizes and to see some wonderful eye candy.

All of the new rubber stamps are now available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers.

I used the stamp "Painter Pennie" for my creation. Pennie has been colored with copic markers and then fussy cut. 
I created the background by using a stencil and some distress inks. I didn't like the cleanliness of the background so I flicked a paintbrush over it using gelatos diluted with water. 

The grass was done using some designer paper from my stash and a grass punch. I flicked some more color using a paintbrush and gelatos onto the grass too.
I thought a climbing flower would look nice on the brick wall, so I added a flourish diecut using Whimsy's large flourish die. The card measures approx. 4.25x5 inches, I wanted the scene to cover the whole card so I adhered the card front onto the same size card base. 
I embellished with some prima flowers and rhinestones to finish it off.

PRIZE ALERT ... Hop and comment for a chance to win our Grand Prize of 3 new Art by Mi Ran rubber stamps!! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left on the Whimsy blog and on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the draw.

For this release, we are excited to be joined by guest designers Alyce Keegan and Mariska van der Veer as well as the Art by MiRan digital design team.  So without further ado, it’s time to check out what the amazing designers have created with these new stamps. Don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the grand prize draw and if you didn't hop Monday or Tuesday, you can go back and hop and comment for a chance to win 1 of 2 $15 gift certificate prizes.

Thanks for joining us for our Art by Mi Ran debut release. We hope you loved our creations! Please hop and comment by the end of the day Saturday, July 19th to be eligible for a chance to win! Winners will be posted on Monday, July 21st at Noon ET on the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations blog.

Happy hopping and good luck to everyone!


  1. Fun blog hop! Love these new images by Mi Ran! Your card is adorable and I love the bright colours!

  2. Love this image, your card is so cute. Kerry xx

  3. I like your card a lot.


  4. Very creative and fun project, Ellie! The image is so cute!

  5. Absolutely stunning. Just love the background with the brick wall effect.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  6. How adorable. Love how you gave her an "outside scene". Perfect. Great image too.


  7. Beautiful card!! Lovely stamps by Mi Ran...

  8. Fun card. Love the creative details and your coloring.

  9. good idea in backround - like it

  10. WOW! So gorgeous! I LOVE the image, wonderful colouring and fabulous detailing too.
    Sue xx

  11. so fabulous, great colors too!

  12. Adorable card!! Love how your portrayed her as a chic artist doing her outdoor paintings!!

  13. Oh my so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Super cute card! Great coloring!

  15. Love the painter lady. She looks so mod and is colored so nicely.
    Great card.

  16. Oh my, too cute! Love how you made this beautiful scene :)
    Mikha x

  17. Oh Ellie, your beautifully colored Painter Pennie looks magnificent on this fabulous card. TFS! Hugz, ~ Rose

  18. Adorable card. I really like how you have created a scene with this cute image.

  19. LOve that you added the background to this sweet image, awesome card, thanks for sharing with us!


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