Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Spin On The Merry-Go-Round!



If you have landed here from DENISE'S BLOG, you are right on track for the hop.

I'm excited to show one of my new release carousel horses for Whimsy Stamps today!  This image is a Mom with her baby, and I call it, "Proud Momma."  Of course, if you have been following the personal reports on my blog, you know I recently became a Grandmother for the first time.   So you can probably guess who I made this card for! ;-)


  I hope you take the time to go through the hop and check out all the Whimsy DT blogs, because they have made some pretty awesome creations!   Then be sure to go to the Whimsy Home Page where you will be able to enter into the draw to win some blog candy!  One randomly chosen person will receive all three of the carousel horse sets plus some lovely Prima Flowers and some bling from the Whimsy store!   You have until Wed. March 17 at noon to enter!


More good news: Whimsy Stamps will be offering a special promotion from noon EST on Sunday until noon EST on Monday. The first 25 orders placed at Whimsy, regardless of total, will receive free shipping. Shipping will be charged at checkout, but if your order was one of the first 25 orders in that 24 hour period, you will receive a shipping credit. This is a one day only special promotion during our new release!






I am really happy to tell you that "Wings of Hope," my carousel image that Whimsy sold last month to raise money for the people of Haiti is now available IN RUBBER!   And comes complete with its' own set of accessory images to go with it.  AND, Denise of Whimsy Stamps is going donate $1.00 from the sale of this stamp set to the American Red Cross, so it will continue to raise funds for the people of Haiti.  I am so thankful she is doing this! 

I want to thank everyone for their generous support too.  In case you haven't heard, Whimsy collected over $1,200.00 for Haiti through the sales of Wings of Hope, and that is all because of your thoughtfulness and care.  So thank you SO much for buying that image and for spreading the word to your friends!  I was so pleased about the outcome!

As to my card, I coloured Proud Momma with Twinkling H20's.  They are a water based craft paint that act just like watercolours.  Except that they have crushed mica dust in them, to add some shimmer. Of course the camera doesn't pick that up well. 

When the paint was dry, I sponged Versamark clear ink all over the image, and heat embossed with Ultra Thick Embossing Powder.  I did this a couple of times until there was a nice thick gloss over the entire image. 

I used an EK Success punch for the frame, and distressed it with ink and by crushing and rolling it in my hands.  Lots of distressing on the back layer as well.

I have entered this card into two challenges:
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #74 - Anything Goes
Paper Cuts Challenge #32 - Anything Goes

Your next stop on the Merry-Go-Round is as STACEY'S BLOG, so hop on over there! Thanks for your visit today!

67 comments:

  1. An absolutely beautiful card Crissy! Thank you so much for joining in the hop! Your artistic talents are just amazing and we are so lucky to be able to share your work at Whimsy Stamps! Beautiful coloring on the image and the flourish and papers are lovely. The framing is so intricate, really looks beautiful with this image. :)

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  2. WOW!! Crissy, these images are so amazing!! I love ALL of them!! :) And your coloring on this card is just amazing!! Such a beautiful card you've done!! HUGS

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  3. Gorgeous

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  4. Wow, beautiful. The coloring is perfect!
    Zetti :-)

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  5. oh wow Crissy, this is so beautiful, your colouring is just incredible, you so bring these horses to life, perfection! hugs Debx

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  6. Oooh this is utterly breathtaking Crissy - the colours are gorgeous. Thanks so much for designing such amazing stamps to work with! x

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  7. oh my ......just stunning !!!! awesome colouring chrissy !
    your designs are just fabulous !

    maddy x

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  8. Wonderful creation with totally gorgeous image, great hiop.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  9. Hi Chrissy this is one awesome creation stunning colours gorgeous card..congrats on your new addition....thanks for joining us at SCSC


    Hugs Christine xx

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  10. Amazing card Crissy - you are uber talented, and i think this is my favourite image of them all,love what you have done with the UTE over teh image - thanks for the chance x

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  11. Oh my Crissy your creation is amazing..WOW stunning colors and your coloring is out of this world!!!! beautiful card!!!

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  12. Beautiful!! The Twinkling H2 O treatment looks great. It sounds complicated.

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  13. you are very talented and thank you for sharing that with us crafters too ! The card is beautiful....I just love the idea of the foal....

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  14. WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW. Chrissy, you're amazing!!! I don't know how you do it but the images you produce are just fantastic and then you colour them like this. Thank you for sharing your talent with so many people. We really DO apprectiate it.

    Nxxx

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  15. OH WOW!! This is GORGEOUS!!!! everything is just beautiful! Love that great big bow and your coloring is stunning! Thank you so much for designing these beautiful stamps for us to play with too:)

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  16. hi crissy! wow! very pretty!! I love the beautiful colors and the image is just beautiful!

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  17. Your colouring with the h20s is just amazing-wish I could colour like you! I love the pretty colours! Have totally fallen in love with these carousel horses-just gorgeous!

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  18. Absolutely stunning cards. I love the pretty spring colours and fabulous details. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Happy Mother's Day.
    ✿Hugs Natalie.✿

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  19. Congratulations on these "Stunning" images you have added to your beautiful range of stamps they are gorgeous and I love how you have coloured the proud momma in she is perfect!! makes a fab card and congratulations on your Grandaughter she s beautiful xxx

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  20. Wow - you did an amazing job with the images for the new release.

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  21. Crissy, your artwork is AMAZING! You are super talented! I love everything you do and you are just fabulous! I love this card...the shading, the dimension...WOW!!! And the little embellishment in the center of the bow is gorgeous too! Thanks for working with Whimsy! I'm glad to be there so I can work with you!

    Janna :)

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  22. Wow Crissy your design is amazing. I love how you use thhe h20 the colors really stand out. Need to try that out some day. TFS!

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  23. love these images you designed your very talented keep them coming.

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  24. OMG... "They're here!"..been WAITING for your carousel releases and LOVE then pony with her mother!

    ...gotta go over and BUY 'em!

    Denise

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  25. Wow that is beautiful - the shading is perfect, and I just love all of your carousel horses!! Just made a Wings of Hope card that I will post on my blog when I finish hopping!!

    Esme x

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  26. What a fantastic card Chrissy.
    Congratulations on becoming a Grandma.
    Hugs
    Sam xx

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  27. Dear Crissy!
    Your card is amazing & stunning - gorgeous !!!
    I love your images...
    Hugs,
    Mo

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  28. Such a beautiful card with another fab image.
    Oh for half your talent.

    Beccy x

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  29. Just a stunning Crissy!! love it! and congrats on turning into rubber!lol!

    Bigs hugs di xxx

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  30. Sensational Crissy! Your colouring is awesome; it's a delight to see. Love that amzing bow and the jewelled centre. Fantastic
    Thanks for giving us such wonderful images to work with; I love using them all.
    Sharon xx

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  31. Beautiful beautiful stamps and cards.
    Wow.
    ann xxx

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  32. Great card and great design! Congrats on becoming a new Grandmother!

    hugs,
    Gini

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  33. Absolutely beyond gorgeous! I love your new images and this one is colored to perfection! I love the way you framed it! I am speechless! That doesn't happen often! :)

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  34. This is stunning Chrissy!! I just love these images and your coloring and shading is exquisite. Great choice of colors and a beautiful design, especially the bow!! I really enjoyed coloring and working with these new images!!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  35. Hello again - these horses are just amazing Crissy. I love the way the little one is looking towards Mum & she's reciprocating. Such a lovely design for a new baby card amongst many other things. Thanks again for all you've done. Paula.
    http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

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  36. I have been following your blog for a while now and love your cards.

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  37. Wow, beautiful. I am loving all of these carousel horses.

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  38. very pretty colouring and choice of paper colors

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  39. Wow Chrissy! You are so talented. Your watercoloring is amazing. I could never master Twinks. Fabulous card. Congrats on being a Grandma and on such a fabulous release!

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  40. love the card and the attention to details.. colors are some of my fav combos

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  41. Love your card it's stunning. I have become a follower of your blog as I had a look an your work is amazing.
    hugs
    Sue x

    PS Congratulations on your new grandchild, beautiful!

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  42. Absolutely gorgeous Crissy! I love everything about this beautiful piece of art!

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  43. What a gorgeous card. Fantastic coloring.

    Hugs Nicola

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  44. Fab colouration on a beautiful image thanks for sharing Julye

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  45. Wow Crissy!
    This is just awesome!! I love everything about it!

    Hugs, Sonja xx

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  46. Really beautiful card. I like it the screening of the picture.
    XX Teri

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  47. Oh Chrissy, you really do create the most beautiful image, and this card is absolutely stunning. I love it its so serene. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  48. Wow, the coloring is breathtaking, Crissy...beautiful card...
    Denise Trottier

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  49. Stunning Crissy! Such an adorable image and the colouring is just incredible as always!! xx

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  50. One word, Miss Crissy ... STUNNING!! It goes without saying that your image and your colouring are FAB, but I also love the way you've created the border with that punch and dies cuts. Lovely colours too! Hugs, Simonne x

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  51. How gorgeous! Lovely coloring! Lovely image! Lovely card! TFS!

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  52. Just Gorgeous..And the coloring is fabulous.

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  53. An absolutely stunning card and I love the way the Proud Mamma is showcased in that frame. Gorgeous colours. You have designed some truly beautiful images.
    Marion

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  54. Hi Crissy and my goodness, such a wonderful release of stamps but this one is my absolute favourite, I love your carousel horses so much :). I'm very happy to read that Wings of Hope raised so much money and will soon be a stamp to raise even more, it's lovely of Denise to keep it going. Big hugs, Chris x

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  55. Gorgeous colours and your designs are sooo wonderful,a real talent,I'm taking a ride on the hop, nice to see the variety all round!

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  56. Wow, this is Stunning. Wonderful work with lovely Details....

    Hugs
    Heike

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  57. Dear Chrissy,

    You are such a talented artist - I am so happy to have discovered you as a result of the blog hop! Your card is just gorgeous! I am so looking forward to receiving my first Whimsy stamp and making many beautiful things with it!

    Please visit me at Create With Joy when you have a moment - I'd love to get to know you better, and I'd be delighted to welcome you to my family of Kindred Spirits!

    Hugs
    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  58. I love how you framed the horses! Beautiful and delicate!

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  59. Wow, what a wonderful card - happy colors! Amazingly decorated, too...

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  60. You've made a fine piece of art! Wow, I'm impressed!

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