Thursday, December 24, 2009

Last Day of the Whimsy Advent Event!! Merry Christmas!!

Santa and pup front

Last chance to win a prize in the Whimsy Advent Event! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and I will choose a winner on Christmas Day! I thought it appropro to feature Santa on Christmas Eve as the prize for the day and Denise (the wonderful and generous proprietor of Whimsy) agreed. She is the one who will be giving "Jolly Puppy Kisses" to the winner, so if you turn out to be the lucky one, be sure to contact her with your mailing address! She also did a card today featuring this stamp, so go have a lookie at her fab creation here!
I had lots of inspiration for my card. I found this card by Mary Giemza and I totally cased the layout for it, right down to the striped paper, although dp, images and embellies are different. I took more inspiration from yet another card by artist, Michelle, aka MilwaukeeMommy on SCS. I loved the way Michelle did the Spellbinders snowflakes and I copied the way she embossed and inked them. I thought it looked fantastic!

Santa and pup close
I stamped Jolly Puppy Kisses on Canson 140 lb cold press water color paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I love how Whimsy stamps give such a crisp perfect image because of the high quality deeply etched red rubber.
This time I got out my Twinkling H20's to water color the image, and used a #4 and a #6 water color brush. If you have a couple of good brushes that come to a nice fine point, you can paint the details without worrying about going over the lines. I didn't pay much for them either, under five dollars each if I remember right.
If you want to refer to a video demonstration on how I water color, I did one in September here.
Oh, btw, I painted the black spots on the puppy to make it a Dalmation. It does not come with spots!
I hope you all have a very relaxing and happy holiday this year, and Merry Christmas to you! God bless you!

45 comments:

  1. the puppy and santa's cheeks make me smile ...i think it was very clever to amek the puppy a dalmation by making the spots.

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  2. What an absolutely adorable image and a gorgeous card Crissy! I love it! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, friend, and a 2010 filled with many blessings!! xx

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  3. What a gergous card love the colours Happy and safe Holiday to every one

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  4. oh my goodness, isn't that pup adorable as a dalmation!??!!! this is one of my fave of your Whimsy stamps, but then gosh, each one is just so very precious! :)

    God has indeed granted you a great gift indeed, and I thank you for sharing it with all of us. May the new year be filled to overflowing with His bountiful blessings! :)

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  5. was für eine wunderschöne weihnachtskarte, tolle farben
    ein schönes weihnachtsfest
    lg gila

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  6. This is such an adorable image! Thanks for the chance to win it!

    Merry Christmas!
    Gini

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  7. ohhhhhhhhhhh he's a cutie alright Crissy
    Have a fab Christmas
    Anne x

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  8. cute puppy santa image..great card Crissy. I love it.

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  9. I adore the art you've produced for Whimsy, Crissy! This card is wonderful! Have a fab Christmas! Hugs, Simonne (Whimsy DT)

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  10. What a fabulous holiday card. So cute! Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us. It is such a gift that you share your gift.

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  11. Ohhhh....look at the dalmation!!! I love it....you are a genius, my friend! Hugs & kisses to you!! (And thanks for the mention, although sooo not necessary!!!)

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  12. Oh this is so very fabulous!
    I love your gorgeous image and beautiful colouring!
    I wish you a very Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!
    hugs
    kim x

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  13. Crissy,

    Absolutely, LOVE this image! The Santa is so "jolly" and the expression on the puppie's face, I can just see him "wiggling" all over Santa! Also, your painting of this image is impeccablte

    What GREAT papers and love how the snowflake nestablities accent! Can't wait to see what you do for 2010! Merry Christmas!

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  14. Gorgeous card Crissy! Your coloring is always stunning! Love the puppy as a Dalmation too, so cute! :) Merry Christmas!

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  15. this is just adorable! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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  16. Ohhh Crissy~~ soo adorable and a dalmation--cute cute cute!!!! Love Mary's blog and great layout for both you and mary (scoped her card out too :)) thanks for chance at winning a stamp
    God Bless you throughout the season and all year through!!
    Mary Lou

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  17. Hi Crissy,
    This is a cute image, love the doggie :), great card you shared!

    Last chance of the December Advent Event already, let's see if I am lucky today.
    Have a nice Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    Hugs Yolanda

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  18. What a perfect combination to express the joy of the season! Santa and a happy puppy! They say it all, don't they?
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everybody! May all your hopes and dreams come true!

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  19. What a fab card, and I LOVE the image!! Also keen to try out the inked snowflakes - they look great.

    Merry Christmas

    Judi xxx

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  20. Aww this is fabulous ... love your spotty dog!
    Have a great Christmas
    x

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  21. What a darling card. I love your new designs. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Have a Blessed New Year.

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  22. This is such a cutie, love the colours that you have used he looks alive, have a great Christmas time, big hugs Pops x

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  23. This is such a cute stamp, and I just love how you have coloured both characters with copics. Happy christmas. Rosie x

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  24. What a wonderful card! I love love love this image! It's so adorable. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

    hugs
    Mary

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  25. Your just so talented...I could only dream to get to this point...I am just a late starting stamper with no Copics, but will get there I hope, would just love to have this stamp, merry christmas and a happy new year Lynn Hamon

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  26. Such a cutey Christmas stamp!! Thanks for the chance to win x

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  27. ANOTHER ADORABLE IMAGE AND IF i WERE TO BE LUCKY i WOULD HAVE SOME FAB CARDS i COULD MAKE FOR NEXT YEAR, AND ITS NOT EVEN THE BIG DAY YET. hAVE A FAB CHRISTMAS EVERYONE THANKS FOR THE FUN ON THE FAB ADVENT EVENT jULYE

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  28. What a fab xmas card i do love that image Santa and a puppy so cute.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy new year to you Crissy and your Family.
    Trish
    (-:

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  29. Fabulous looking Christmas card. Love this image. Have a Merry Christmas.

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  30. Very cute! The coloring of your image is amazing! Awesome job! Have a happy holiday!

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  31. I love your design with the santa and puppy I would love to win this stamp for christmas.

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  32. Merry Christmas! Beautiful card, fantastic colouring! Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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  33. What a beautiful card. And a merry christmas to you all...

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  34. What a beautiful card Crissy,i love your image and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Merry Christmas.
    Hugs Riet.xx

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  35. What a lovely card, and I love the snowcristals on top !!

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  36. Oh I am loving this gorgeous Xmas card. That doggie is too cute. Wishing you a wonderful and happy 2010.
    Hugs
    Desire

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  37. Hi again, i really like your style so i just logged in on your followers list.. This card is so christmas the colours are perfect. And the image so beautyfully coloured.... You have made a nice blog i like that you put pictures of your famely, makes it very nice and personally!!
    Pop in for my blog later if you want, now im going to the montains to celebrate new year.....
    Linda:-)

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  38. I love how you coloured this cute puppy with the spots! and such a gorgeous card. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me a lovely comment and I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas time and have a happy New Year.
    hugs, annie x

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  39. So adorable, I love the candy canes, so sweet with the design!

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  40. Such a jolly and happy image, so clever to make the puppy into a dalmation, love that idea! :) Fabulous and wonderful card! (Your coloring is always a joy to look at)!

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