Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Grand Blog Hop and a chance to win a 25$ Gift Cert.!!


Welcome to the ... Whimsy Stamps November release BLOG HOP!
The Whimsy Stamps DT and GDT have been sharing some amazing creations made with the new stamps and dies over the last couple of days that are now all available for purchase in the Whimsy Store, and today we are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP! The hop starts today (Wednesday November 5th at 12.00PM noon ET) and ends on Friday November 7th at 12.00pm noon ET. If you would like to hop along with us today, please CLICK HERE to start the hop at Louise's blog. Her blog will have a full list of all the names (with links) of the blogs you must visit and comment on in order to be eligible for the draw.  I also posted a full list of the blogs for your convenience (scroll down to see). For today's project, I inked up my new image, "Reindeer In Training"
Here is your close-up: 
Other Whimsy Products on this card: 
People were asking what I used for my fake snow on yesterday's card, so I thought I would add that detail in today's post.  For the snow on the holly and berries, I used "Snow Tex" by Deco Art, a fake snow that looks like white pudding; you paint it on and it dries within an hour.  While it was still wet and right after painting the embellishments with it, I dipped them into my crushed glass glitter so that the snow would "sparkle."  It does look sparkly IRL.  The edges of the papers were painted with Copic White to add to the snowy effect without adding the bulk that the Snow Tex would have given. 
Copic colours used on the image:
Deer: E11, 13, 15, 37, 50, 71, 74
R20, 21 and BV20 in his ear, and BV20 to shade the white furry parts
Bear: E21, 23, R20, 21
Gift greens: G05, 43, 46, FYG2
Sleigh reds: R20, 21, 24, 27, 46, 59
Snow: BV20, 23, BG000
Bell and gold trim on sleigh: Y00, 15, 17, YR14, E39
Sky: BG000
Flag: R20, 0 Blender
One lucky hopper will win a $25 gift certificate! To enter the draw, simply leave a comment at EVERY stop along the hop by 12.00pm noon on Friday November 7th. Here is the hop list so that you can make sure you have gone to every stop on the hop: 
Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

November Release Hop! Prizes to be won!!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Whimsy Stamps ... November 2014 Release!
I am thrilled to join Whimsy Stamps as a guest designer this week to help showcase their November release! This week Whimsy is releasing 19 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 4 *BRAND NEW* coordinating die/die sets, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers TOMORROW. Whimsy is thrilled to welcome Olivia Marmara, Lizzy Smith, Mi Ran and Crissy Armstrong (yours truly!) as Guest Designers for this release. Here are all the images I'm contributing to this release: 



 For a full reveal of all the new stamps, hop on over to the Whimsy blog! For today's project, I inked up "Penguin Oops!"
Other Whimsy products on this card: 
Snowflake Background (rubber stamp)
Copic colours used on this image:
Penguin black: C0, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Penguin white: E40, BV01
Sky: BG000
Icicles and snow: B60, BG000, BV01, BV20, 23, E49, Blender 0
Feet and Beaks: YR21, 23, E97, 99
Tongue: R20, 21, 22
Reds on scarf and ear muffs: R35, 56, 59
sorry I forgot to write out the greens I used!!
PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop to be entered into the draw.
Be sure to visit the Whimsy blog again tomorrow for the release day grand hop! Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Penguins Hang A Wreath!

Another version of my newly released image, "Penguins Hang A Wreath".  
I coloured this image with the following Copics: 
Wreath: G29, 43, 46, YG99, Blender 0
Penguins: C2, 4, 5, 7, N10
Door: R27, 39, Blender 0
Siding: E51, 53, 55, Blender 0
Red Bow: R29, 46, 39, 89, RV69
Bells: E39, 99, YR14, 23, Y15
Doorstep: W1, 4, Blender 0
Snow: BV20, BV0000, BG000
Blue Hat: BG000, 01, 72, BV20
Berries: R22, 24, 39, 46
Green Scarf: YG23, 25, BV20


I'm entering the following challenges: 

Thanks for coming by!!

2 Cards! Grand Blog Hop!

Welcome to the ... Whimsy Stamps October release BLOG HOP!
The Whimsy Stamps Design Team and Guest Designers have been sharing some amazing creations made with the new stamps and dies over the last couple of days, and today we are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP! The hop starts today (Wednesday October 8th at 12.00PM noon ET) and ends on Friday October 10th at 12.00pm noon ET. If you would like to hop along with us today, please CLICK HERE to start the hop at Iris’ blog. Click HERE to go to the Whimsy Store and see all the newly released images!  I have inked up two images.  Firstly, I'm showing off "Three French Hens," one of my three new Christmas images this month: 


Here is your close-up: 
I have coloured "Three
French Hens" with the following Copics: 
French Maid frock: B32, 34, 37, 39, 41, Blender 0
Whites: BV20, 23, B000, Blender 0
Beaks: Y32, 35, 38, 39, YR14, 27
Waddles: R21, 22, 24, 27, 39
Feet: E93, 95, 97
Hen feathers: E20, 21, 23, BV20, 23
Artist Beret: C1, 3, 6, 7, 8
Scarf: R20, 22, 24, 27
Holly Green: G21, 24, 28
Background: BG0000

For my second card, I have used, "O Holey Night."
 Here is your close-up (the little dots throughout are from the sparkles I used on the snow - should'a brushed those away, oops!):
Here is the Copic list: 
Reds: R22, 22, 24, 27, 46, 59, RV69, 99
Cheese: E50, YR30, RV20
Whites: BV20
Mice: C1, 2, 3
Bow: YG05, 07, 09, G17
Ground: G20, E30
Blue background: BG000
One lucky hopper will win a $25 gift certificate! To enter the draw, simply leave a comment at EVERY stop along the hop by 12.00pm noon on Friday October 10th. Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:
Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!






Monday, October 6, 2014

New Christmas Images! Hop On For Blog Candy!


I am thrilled to join Whimsy Stamps as a guest designer this week to help showcase their October release! So without further ado …
Welcome to Day 1 of the Whimsy Stamps ... 2014 Holiday Release - Part 2
A few weeks ago Whimsy Stamps released Part 1 of their 2014 Holiday Collection. Today, the DT and GDT are extremely excited to start sneak peeks for the second part of their 2014 Holiday Collection! Over the next 3 days, the team will reveal 18 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 6 *BRAND NEW* coordinating die/die sets. They will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Wednesday. Whimsy is thrilled to welcome Stephanne Maraver, Vicki Parson, Denise Griffith, Debbie Jennett, Donna Rudy and Crissy Armstrong (that's me!) as Guest Designers for this release. Today we are excited to show you the brand new Art by Mi Ran, Crissy Armstrong and SC Design stamps and dies being released this month. For a full reveal of these stamps, hop on over to the Whimsy blog! But here are the images I'm contributing to this release:

 For today's project, I inked up "Penguins Hang A Wreath." I hope you like these little guys!  Here is your close-up:
I coloured this image with the following Copics: 
Wreath: G29, 43, 46, YG99, Blender 0
Penguins: C2, 4, 5, 7, N10
Door Frame: E00, 04, 50
Door: YG05, 06, 67, Blender 0
Red Bow and scarf: R29, 46, 39, 89, RV69
Bells: E39, 99, YR14, 23, Y15
Doorstep: W1, 4, Blender 0
Snow: BV20, BV0000, BG000
Door Handle: E04, 50
Blue Hat: B000, 01, BV20
Berries: R22, 24, 39, 46
Siding: R01, 02, C4, Blender 0

PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop to be entered into the draw.
Be sure to visit the Whimsy blog again tomorrow for the second day of sneak peeks. Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!






Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Jungle Bells Three: Giraffe

Hi Peeps!  Here is another card made with another one of my new "Jungle Bells" images, this one with the giraffe.  Find it at Whimsy HERE
I coloured the image entirely with Copics and here is the list for those who are interested: 
Reds: R20, 21, 22, 24, 27, 39, 46, 59, RV00, Blender 0
For the red sleigh, I started with E07, just to give it a slightly different red from Santa's coat and hat. 
Golds: Y00, 15, 17, 35 YR14, 23, 24, E39
Giraffe: E50, 51, 53, 55 (lighter parts) E35, 37, 39, 44, 59 (brown spots) R20 for his muzzle with B60 to shade the muzzle, then BV20 as the shadows on the lighter parts
Greens: G20, 40, 43, 82, 94, YG61, BG99
Whites: BV20, 23, B000, B60, 63, W00, 2
Sack: E81, 84, 87, Blender 0
Boots: N0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, B60
Flesh: E000, 00, 01, 11, 95, B60, R20
Ground Shadows: BV20, 23
Background: BG0000, 000, 10, B000
I wrote the sentiment by hand.  
I'd like to enter the following challenges: 
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Angels Wings

 Hi Peeps!  Something a little different today. The image on this card is not my own illustration, but is found at Whimsy by Ashlan Valor Tangles.  It is called, "Angels Wings".  Isn't she a beauty? So much detail on this gorgeous image. 
I'm entering the following challenges: 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Jungle Bells 2


Welcome to the ... Whimsy Stamps September release BLOG HOP!
The Whimsy Stamps DT and GDT have been sharing some amazing creations made with the new stamps and dies over the last couple of days, and today we are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP! The hop starts today (Wednesday September 17th at 12.00PM noon ET) and ends on Friday September 19th at 12.00pm noon ET. If you would like to hop along with us today, please CLICK HERE to start the hop at Debbie's blog
To view all three of the images I'm releasing this month, just go to the Whimsy Store HERE.
 For today's project, I have used "Jungle Bells Two" and coloured it mainly with Copics.  After I was done the Copics I noticed that the greys were not blended as much as I wanted, so I went over the grey areas with coloured pencil to give it more gradation.  It is fine to mix alcohol markers with coloured pencils, as long as you use the pencils last.  If you use alcohol markers on top of coloured pencil, the alcohol melts the wax binding in the pencil marks and the wax builds up on the marker tip, rendering it useless. So always, marker first, pencils last!
Ellie's body: C0, 1, 2, 3, B91, 95, 97
R21
Red Bow and Hat: R21, 24, 27, 46, 56, RV99
Green Ribbon: G21, 24
Bells: Y00, 15, 18, RR14, 23, E39
Pom and white trim: BV000, 20, BG000, 0 blender
E51 on background
One lucky hopper will win a $25 gift certificate! To enter the draw, simply leave a comment at EVERY stop along the hop by 12.00pm noon on Friday September 19th. Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:
Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Jungle Bells 1


Welcome to Day 1 of our ... 2014 Holiday Release - Part 1
We are super excited to announce that this month's release is our very first HOLIDAY RELEASE of 2014! We have so many fantastic holiday stamps and dies this year that we have split them into 2 releases. We are releasing part 1 of the collection this week, and will release the second part next month. Over the next 3 days we will reveal 22 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 7 *BRAND NEW* coordinating die/die sets. They will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Wednesday. We are thrilled to welcome Linda, Lis and Stephanne as our Guest Designers for this release. We are also excited to welcome some of our artists as guest designers this month. Welcome ladies!
PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left here and on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop to be entered into the draw. Today we are excited to show you the brand new Crissy Armstrong, Meljen Designs, Elisabeth Bell and Raindrop Echo Designs stamps and dies being released this month. For a full reveal of these stamps, hop on over to the Whimsy blog
 For today's project, I used "Jungle Bells One" and coloured it with my Copics.  
Hat: R20, 22, 27, 46, 59, RV99, 0
Lion: E51, 53, R20 (ear) body shaded with BV20, 23
Mane: Y00, 15, 17, YR14, 23, E39, 55, 49, BV00, 0
White of Hat: BV20, 00, 0
Nose: E29, 49, 0
Background: BG000, 00, BV20, 23, R000
Here are the three images I'm releasing with Whimsy this month: 



So now it's time for you to continue today's hop! Don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw to win a $15 gift certificate:
Danni Bindel Linda Klaringe (GDT)
Louise Roache
Crissy Armstrong (GDT)
Jacque Beddingfield
Iris Wiechmann
Bev Rochester
Stephanne Maraver (GDT)
  Shelby Thomas
Shannah Bartle
Be sure to visit the Whimsy blog again tomorrow for the second day of sneak peeks. Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Happy Birthday To Ewe!

A birthday card for someone special.   It features the rubber stamps, "Happy Birthday To Ewe"which (at the time of this posting) is currently on sale at 31% off the original price.  The sentiment is part stamp, part hand drawn (bet you can guess which is which).  I believe it came from an older set by Raindrop Echo of Whimsy, but is now retired. 
Background Paper is from Whimsy as well, Vintage Basic - also on sale at the time of this posting, at 20%off! 
 On the Lamb's white fleece: 
BV11, BV20, B00, 0 blender
Hoooves: E52 53, 55
Pink nose, ears: R20 (with BV20 for shading)
Hat: R83, 85, RV34, G82, 85, YG61, 94
E000 as background colour
Grass: same as in greens on the hat but I also added YG11
Gift ribbon and bow: R30, 32, 35, RV34
I'm entering into the following challenges: 

Thank you for visiting! 



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Little Thank Ewe!

 Just a little "thank ewe" card (har har!!) I made for a friend.  I used my digi titled, "Spring Lamb," and coloured it entirely with Copic markers. Inked a little distress ink around the outer edges of the square afterwards, just for fun. Sentiment is hand printed with a black liner marker.

BG designer paper is Whimsy's Vintage Basics, which is currently on sale at 20% off (at the time of this post anyway). 
Here is the Copic list:
Flowers: R83, 85
Lamb's white wool: BV20, BG000, B00, R20 for the nose and ears
E50 as the background
Hooves: E50, 53, 55
Grass: G24, 28, 43, 46, YG03
I'm entering the following challenges: 
Thanks so much for popping by today!

Great Sale on!

31-40% off selected rubber stamps at Whimsy, plus 50-75% off selected dies! Go check it out HERE!