Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Life's A Beach!

I have another penguin card today - from my "Life's A Beach" clear polymer set at Whimsy! The sentiment also comes with the set (as well as a few other sentiments, and two other penguins!)
Another Whimsy product I used was the Stitched Border Die.  I love that set, and I've used it so often, and am sure I will use it again!
I coloured the penguin with the following Copics (and one Prismacolour marker)
Blacks: C0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, V99, V20
Whites: Prismacolour marker "Cream", E40, 70, C1
Reds: YR07, YR18, R08, RV00, 02, 04, 19, FRV
Sky: BG10
Sand: E41, 43, 44
Snorkel and mask: B21, BG11, V15, 17, 28

I also used one of my own paper designs from the "Distressed Polka Dots" digital pack. 
A little bit of white gauze around the circle die, and the card was done! 
Thanks for looking!

Penguin Birthday

Hello People!  I have a card to share with you today using the rubber image, "Penguin Birthday" which I illustrated for Whimsy Stamps.  If you've never been to the Whimsy online store, I encourage you to go and check them out.  They also have free stuff available too, in addition, they are offering a monthly free stamp set with purchase of over $75 (American dollars before tax).  
 I was happy to make this card for Splitcoast Stamper's Colour Challenge #CC641
My Splitcoast Stampers Gallery is HERE in case anyone is interested!
I coloured my penguin with the following Copic colours (and one PrismaColour marker!)
Feet and Beak: YR12, 14, 27, E97, 99
Reds: RV00, 02, 04, 19, R20, 21, 14, 24, 27, FRV
Whites: PM Cream, BV20, B000, E40, R30 for blush
Blacks: C0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0
Purple: V20, 22, 25, 29
Background: BG10
The paper is from Whimsy and I used sheets from three separate packs: Poppy Fields, Hot Stuff, and Mint Green Light, all downloadable digital paper which I printed off at home. 
Thanks so much for looking!


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Penguin Beach Chair

Hi Folks!
Here is Penguin Beach Chair, one of my new rubber images to kick off Summer! You gotta have some days like this, with your toes in the sand, shades on your face, and just sitting back in a beach chair with a cool drink in your hand, soaking up some rays and listening to the waves! It is a Canadian summer must-do! 
Here are some more of my latest rubber images for summer: 
And here is your close-up for Penguin Beach Chair:

I coloured it with the following Copic and Prismacolour alcohol markers:
Reds: R14, 24, 27, 29, 39
Whites: BV20, B0000, C0, 1, PM Cream, E40
Blacks: C1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 0
Feet and beak: YR12, 14, 24, 27, E97, 99
Cup: BG10, 11, 70
Sand: PM Cream, E40, 31, 43, 44
Wood chair frame: E50, 51, 53, 55
Blue chair seat: B23, 24, 37
Little umbrella: R20, 21, 22
Sun shades: E13, 09, 0
I used the Brush Script Lower Case die to create the word "happy".  I love that die because I can make any sentiment I want with it! There is also an Upper Case die if you want to capitalize your words.   SO VERSATILE!!! 
I also used some digital paper from Tracy Wray, she makes the most beautiful papers I've ever seen! 
Up Up And Away was one of the packs I used. 
A couple of reminders: 
There is a challenge on right now hosted by Whimsy, and there's always a prize that goes to one of the participants! You could win a gift cert to the Whimsy Store if you participate.  You must use a Whimsy image, BUT, you don't have to purchase one if you don't have anything Whimsy-cal! You just have to go grab your FREE WHIMSY PRODUCT(S) from THIS LINK and then you are good to enter the challenge!!! Of course, if you already have Whimsy images or papers, you are already set to go!  You can find the challenge blog HERE.
ALSO, don't forget Whimsy is now offering a free clear stamp set if your order total is over 75$ (excluding taxes)! The free set changes each month.  This is what is offered for the month of June: 


Thanks for coming by today!
God bless you!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Maya Blowing Bubbles

Hi all! This is "Maya Blowing Bubbles", a re-dux of an old digi I had out a while ago, but newly re-released at Whimsy.
I coloured her on Hammermill 100 lb paper with the following Copics:
Pants: YG11, 61, 93
Shirt: RV00, 52, E04
Skin: E11, 13, 15, 17, 0
Lips and feet E11 and R20
Bubble Container: RV04, 17, 19, 00, E04, RV52, B12
Bubbles: B00, RV00
Hair: E11, 13, 15, 17, 47
I also used
Stitched Border Die Trio from Whimsy, as well as the gorgeous digital paper: Pink Pop and Soft Spring Greens
Whimsy has an amazing deal on for the month of June.  If you purchase products totalling $75 or more (before taxes) you will qualify for this free stamp (pictured below right) set designed by Tracy Wray! Isn't that fantastic?? Go shop at Whimsy now!!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Penguin Flies!


Hi Peeps!  It is June the first and that means  it is Release Day over at Whimsy Stamps, where you will see a whole new line-up of digital images, sentiments and papers to choose from! (It also happens to be my birthday, yay!) Today I am showing you one of my latest, "Penguin Flies".  I also used digital paper from Over The Rainbow pack, as well as a sentiment from Various Occasions 2.  All of the paper and images are digital, and I had fun layering them in my Pages program to create a one-layer card!  I also used the "Stitched Clouds" die from Whimsy as well. 
I coloured the image by hand with Copics.  Here is your list: 
Balloons: RV00, 02, 04, 06, 17, 52, 55, 66, V91, 0
Blacks: C1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 0
Whites: Prismacolour Cream, E41, 70, 71, B60, V91, BV20, 0
Feet and Beak: YR12, 14, 27, 37

I wrote a poem for the inside.  Here it is: 
Thanks for coming by today! 
God bless you!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Penguin Pool Party

Hi Peeps! How is it going?! I have a new rubber image to share with you today, new in the store this week.  It is "Penguin Pool Party"!  This image brings back some pretty fun memories of playing in the water on hot summer days.  I know we aren't there yet with the weather (at least, not where I live!), but we will get there soon enough!
The gorgeous papers are from some of the digital collections at Whimsy Stamps.  I used some from "Soft Spring Greens",  and also "Blue and Pink Mix", and you can find these and other beautiful digital paper selections at Whimsy HERE
I coloured Penguin Pool Party with the following Copics: 
Blacks: W1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0
Hose: G02, 07, YG45
Bathing Suit: RV07, 09, 19
Pool: B00 all over and then RV02, RB10, BV20, 23, for shading.  Also 0 for highlights.
Grass: YG61, G21, 40
Hat: BV20,  E40, 0
Penguin Whites: BV20 and a Prismacolour marker Cream
Water: B00, 60
R30 plus 0 for the cheek blush
I also used Whimsy Enamel dots for some sparkle. 
I distressed all my layers by scraping them with the edge of a metal ruler. Makes a mess, but I love the extra texture it gives the card. 
Thanks for coming by today! 
See you next time!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Exciting news for YOU!

I had a lot of fun with this card.  I used Goldfish Gertie and Goldfish Gunther digital images, as well as digital paper from the set, "Deep Sea".  The sentiment is also digital, from the Fish Sentiments (what a cute set!).  This is relatively CAS as far as card construction goes.  It is really all on one layer, because all my layers are "virtual", done on the computer before I printed it out! The colouring is actual though, done with Copic markers, after I printed the background paper. Here are the links to the products used: Goldfish Gertie
Deep Sea paper

Listen, I have some exciting news to share (about you, not me!) so take a look at what Denise had to say about giving back to her customers at Whimsy!~
Drumroll please…INTRODUCING Whimsy Stamps NEW Customer Appreciation Stamp set program! Our CAS set program is the pinnacle of our Attitude of Gratitude campaign and we’re SO EXCITED to be able to offer it to YOU our amazing customers! Starting May 8th and once per month thereafter, we will release an EXCLUSIVE NEW 4x6 clear stamp for FREE to anyone who places a retail order of $75 or more in the Whimsy Stamps store (excludes digital items, tax and shipping)! 
Our May CAS set is now available, it's called Paws to Remember, and is designed by our newest Whimsy Illustrator and Creative Director Deb Davis (who has a new blog coming 5/17). Paws to Remember is also the first set of our NEW Rainbow Bridge stamp series and will coordinate beautifully with sets from our May release, due out May 17th. #whimsystamps

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Penguin Rainy Day

Hey!! Hello there! It is Release Day at Whimsy Stamps for new Digital products! I have "Penguin Rainy Day" to show you today.  I printed it atop the beautiful digi paper, "April Showers" by Tracy Wray.  I reduced the boldness of the lines so that they were very faint (they call that the "no-lines" look!).  I coloured the image with the following Copic markers: 
Blacks: C2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Blender 0
Yellows: Y13, 15, 19, 26, V93, 95
Duck: Y04, E40, V91, BV20
Whites: E40, V91, BV20
Umbrella: RV42, 32, V91
Beaks and duck feet: YR12, 21, 14, 27
Water puddle: BG0000, 000, YR21, Y13, C2
I really like the way the image pops when it is printed atop the digi paper! I want to do this method again for sure. 
The sentiment is from Tracy's Spring Mix Sentiments, also digital. Here is the full card:
Did you know that Whimsy now has a portion of their catalogue called, "Attitude of Gratitude" which has digital freebies for Whimsy fans? Those free digital items will also come in handy if you don't have any Whimsy products and you want to join the monthly Challenges.  
There is a fifteen dollar shopping certificate for the Whimsy Store that goes to one lucky winner of the monthly challenge, so get in on your chance to win by participating (see all the details at the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Challenge Blog)
Happy Spring everyone!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Penguin Hugs

 Hi Peeps!  Here is "Penguin Hugs", one of my newer rubber images for Whimsy Stamps. 
I coloured the image on Hammermill 100 lb paper with Copics.  It has become my favourite paper for Copic markers, allowing me to layer with ease. 
I used a Spellbinders circle die to cut out the image layer.  
My paper background is actually a couple of digi sheets, one of which I "cut" virtually in my photo program into a circle (the light pink circle) and layered it atop the beautifully designed darker pink layer.  The light pink is from "Mint Green Light" digital pack, and the darker pink is from "Mint Green Dark" digital paper pack. So even though it was two sheets of digital paper, I only used one paper for printing, because I layered them virtually!
The Pages program made it easy to automatically centre the light pink circle overtop the dark pink background layer.  Then all I had to do was hit "print" and voila, it was done! Did I tell you that I LOVE using digital papers now?! SO easy and SO versatile and no more paper scraps or having to store paper pads!  It is all "virtual" and when you print it at the exact size you want, there is no waste! Tracy Wray over at Whimsy makes the most beautiful designer paper I have ever seen... so she keeps me very, very happy with her designs! The only caveat is that it does take a lot of printer ink; however, what you spend on printer ink you save from not having to buy actual paper pads - much of which you don't end up using, and then you have to decide how to purge it from your craft supplies.  Yes, I am a big fan of digital paper!
My "Heartfelt" is from the die set, "Sympathy Heartfelt and Condolences" (although in this case, obviously, I used "heartfelt" for a happier purpose!!) and also the word "wishes" from the "Birthday Wishes and Magical" die set.  Both sets are so versatile, and can be used in so many ways and for so many occasions.  Aren't they beautiful!?
"You're Sweet" sentiment comes from Various Occasions 2 Sentiments, also a digital set at Whimsy.
Here is the Copic list: 
Grass - G21, 24, 28
Penguin on left: C0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0
Penguin on right: W0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Feet: YR12, 14, 27, E39
Whites: E40, E70, E50, RV93, BV20, 0
some RV's on the flowers
R30 for penguin's blush (plus 0 to blend it)
Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Penguin Loves His Kittens

 
Hi peeps! Here's another digital image, Penguin Loves His Kittens ! 
I coloured the image with Copics and then I went over most of it with coloured pencil, just for fun, to add to the overall effect! For the Penguin Blacks I used: 
C1, 2, 3. 4. 5, 6. 8
Whites: E50, 40,41, V93, 95
Kitties: YR12, 14, 27, R30 noses and inner ears
Feet and beak - same as the kittens, although I added E37 and 39 too. 
I used some gorgeous digital papers on this one, from "Pet Papers 2" as well as "Blue Bell Bliss".  And if you notice the floral die cut panel - that is the New Cherry Blossom die panel; both the papers and the die cut are designed by Tracy Wray of Whimsy Stamps.  I just adore her work and if you haven't seen any of her paper line or dies and now stamps too, you really need to check them out at Whimsy.  She's phenomenal!
The Happy Birthday is one of three sentiments in a word die at Whimsy.  It is on clearance and you must get it now if you want it, because when it's gone, there are no more to be had!  


For some final touches on this card, I used some Copic white in random places along the edges of layers and the word die. 
Hope you are enjoying our spring weather!
God bless you!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Penguin Loves Bunny

Hi Peeps!

Penguin Loves Bunny is a new rubber image and can be found at Whimsy HERE.
The papers are gorgeous, aren't they? I used Vintage Woods digital paper.  I just LOVE that set by Tracy! I made the sentiment with Whimsy's Brush Script Lowercase Alphabet die! 
I used Copic White on the embellishments and around the edges of some of the layers.
The pine cones were found in my front yard!
I coloured the image with the following Copics: 
Blacks: N1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 0
Ear and pads: R30, E04, BV20
Fur: E21, 23, 53, 55, 74
Beak and Feet: YR12 E35, 37, 39
Whites: E70, V95 E50, B60
Don't forget to check out the month-long challenges that Whimsy is now having- they offer a free image to use (if you don't have any other Whimsy products already) and if you join in using a Whimsy image or paper (either from your own stash or using the freebies offered) you get a chance to win a 15$ gift voucher for Whimsy Stamps!! What are you waiting for!?



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

New April Rubber!

Hi Peeps! It is rubber release time over at Whimsy and I have three new rubber images plus a set of three clear acrylic stamps to show you today! Here's what's new: