Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New Digi Release for Whimsy!


There is a new release of digital images going on at Whimsy Stamps right now, and if you have just arrived here randomly, you are in the middle of a blog hop!  It is a shorter blog hop (so it won't take up so much of your time) with just nine places to hop to.  I hope that encourages you to join in today!

Whimsy has added a new artist too!  Melanie Jenkins, aka Meljen's Designs now has a collection of digital images exclusive to Whimsy!  Kevin and Ann have also contributed to this new release 6 new images and 9 new sentiments.

I am really excited about Melanie's art.  I found her by chance just a few weeks ago, and right away it was instant love!  When I found out she was coming on board with Whimsy, I was pumped!  Check out all the new digital designs by following this link.
If you have arrived here from Ann's blog, you are right on track! If you want to start at the beginning, Denise's blog is the place to go.

Denise has divided the Whimsy Design Team into two groups.  The first group is doing the hop (that includes me!) and the second group is hosting a fun challenge!  If you are interested in joining the second half of the team on the challenge, find the details at the Whimsy Blog HERE.

Of course there will be random draws for some yummy blog candy, so you get chances to win by leaving comments all along the blog hop, and also by joining in the challenge!

The blog hop runs until Tuesday May 11 at noon EST.

I had a good time drawing my niece Gracie.  She is a real cutie pie, and I tried to capture her as best I could with this image.  This is the dress she wore when she was a flower girl last fall at my nephew's wedding. Only her real dress was white.  It was quite a site to see her march up the aisle, holding her little rose!

I call this image, "Gracie's Roses" and it is available now at Whimsy Stamps . 






I printed Gracie onto smooth water colour paper, using my laser printer, and then heat set it.   The laser printer heat sets a fine powder onto your paper, but when using thicker card stock or water colour paper, the heat doesn't get through the paper enough to emboss it completely.  So when it comes off the printer, I have to go over it with my heat gun.

I water coloured Gracie with Twinkling H20's.  If you have any questions about this card, e-mail me at my regular e-mail (on my watermark and on my profile page).

Next stop on the hop:  Deb's blog.  Hope you enjoy the rest of the hop! Thanks for your visit here today!

34 comments:

  1. What a awesome image. And your coloring of her is fabulous.

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  2. Awww, Crissy this is gorgeous! Your coloring makes that image look almost like a photograph! So beautiful! Love the vintage feel and all the pretty accents too. Emma would like you to know that, "wow she's pretty and she's just perfect!" :)

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  3. You're card is just amazing! I want to colour like you!!!! I used Gracie today too-she's my fave:)

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  4. So charming Crissy! It's fun seeing you draw realistic images although, I still love your cute characters!

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  5. oh wow, this is stunning Crissy, so glad you told us the story of Gracie, I did wonder who she was, she is a real cutie. So love her in red, creates an elegant card! hugs debx

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  6. Gorgeous image Crissy and coloured to perfection! Hugs, Maria

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  7. Wow, wow, wow, Crissy! That is stunning! It looks like a painting. Beautiful image and coloring!

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  8. What a great card. I love the flowers and that bow. TFS.

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  9. Wow, love it. These images are so cute.
    Hugz Andrea.x

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  10. What a gorgeous card Crissy and so beautifully coloured! Another stunning image my friend!! xx

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  11. Ohhhh wowwww Crissy,what a beautiful card,i love your image and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  12. Crissy.. this is amazing.. I LOVE it.. the way your colored her.. is soooooooooooooo beautiful.. everything about this card.. is so beautiful!!! :)

    Hugs x

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  13. Oh my gosh! This is beautiful! I Love how you color this little girl! So pretty!

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  14. mi piace l'accostamento di colori così decisi!

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  15. WOW Crissy this is soooo absolutely BEAUTIFUL, I LOVE the framed layers and that gorgeous ribbon treatment and of course you digi is GORGEOUS!!!!!

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  16. Oh wow...this is just beautiful crissy!! and your coloring is fantastic as usual!

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  17. I've been following your gorgeous work for the last few years now and it never disappoints. You have a fabulous talent. I love yur card and your coloring is divine.

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  18. Hi Crissy, WOW, WwOW SUPER card!! I love the way you brought Gracie to LIfe! She looks so real! Love visiting your blog, so much to learn!!

    Hugs,
    Patricia

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  19. Aww! Crissy, this looks like a painting! Your coloring is spectacular!! Cute image and gorgeous card! You are uber talented!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  20. Crissy! I am loving your coloring of this image, she really looks like a classic!! Wonderful layout and pretty bow and flower addition.
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  21. I love little Gracie - she's so sweet!

    Love the colours you've used and how you've coloured her.

    Esme xx

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  22. Wow! Gracie looks sensational the way you coloured her! She is a little stunner and you've made a jaw-dropping card with her.
    Hugs,
    Sharon xx

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  23. WOW Crissy this is stunning, I love how you coloured her and the card is beautiful
    x

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  24. Wow she looks like a painting!You've painted her perfectly! I love how you finished the card

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  25. This is just stunning Crissy your choice of colours are truly beautiful,Hugs Debbie x

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  26. You have done a wonderful job in creating the image of 'Gracie'. Beautiful image, great card!

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  27. This is stunningly gorgeous honey, what a sweet looking girl, fab colours and a gorgeous layout too, hugs Pops x

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  28. WOW Crissy, this is stunning! I adore your choice of colours, and that big bow is just fab!! Love all the roses and pearls too! Beautiful! Hugs, Simonne x

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  29. This is gorgeous! Love the use of the red!

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  30. Every card of yours is a piece of art and should be framed! Love all the red in this card and your fabulous sense of style!!

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