Monday, May 17, 2010

New Rubber Release for Whimsy!! First stop on the hop!



Hello Precious Peeps!  I'm your first stop on Whimsy's latest blog hop!  I'd like to introduce you to Party Pony, a sweet little image I designed for Whimsy Stamps.  It is one of two new carousel horse sets I illustrated for them that are being released today!  In fact it is available to purchase right now at the Whimsy store.  My other carousel set, "Proud to Be" (perfect for fourth of July cards, or to send to an American friend) as well as some really cool sentiment sets done by the amazing Ann of Raindrop Echo  Designs are also now ready for you to buy!  You have until Friday May 21 at noon EST to hop around to all the designers blogs and get in on the draws.  RowenaAnnStacey and Bev each have blog candy to give away! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on each of their posts.  
Besides this new release, there's lots of rubber goodness on sale for the month of May at discounted prices, so why not go have a look-see!  Some stamps are going for as low as 40% off! 

 I hope you have fun on the hop and win something!
Now on to my card:

I entered this card into these challenges:
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge, "As You Like It"
Ooh-la-la Creations, "Bright and Cheerful"
Stamp Something, "Celebrate Something"
Papertake Weekly, "Shiny and Sparkly"
KL Stampin N Scrappin, "Lets show our animal friends some love"
Prairie Fairy Fridays, "Use flowers"
Cute Card Thursday, "Someone Special"
Allsorts, "Birthdays"
Pollycraft, "Summer Blooms"

Giving credit where credit is due, I was inspired by this little beauty of a card/gift set by Claudia Rosa of Pretty Pressings.  I wanted to at least follow the colour scheme, and so I did as best I could.  My blue turned out deeper but oh well!  Isn't her stuff divine?  If you have never seen her blog, you are in for a treat today - go check it out!!
I stamped Party Pony onto 140 lb cold press water colour paper by Canson, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Copics act great on watercolour paper.  Almost identical to how they act on my Fanboy Manga Drawing Pad, which is what I usually use.  But I knew I wanted to combine some water colouring as well as Copics. That's why I chose to use the water colour paper.  TIP:  Always use the Copics first, then water colour on top.  You don't want to clog up the marker tips with the crushed mica dust found in Twinkling H20's, or other binders and fillers, so never use Copics on top of other mediums.

  Here's the list of Copics used:

Pony body: E50, 53, Y28, blender
Hooves: E55, 57
Tail: E50, 53, 19, 29
Saddle, cinch, reins and streamer: RV23, 25, 29
Saddle blanket: E00, 01, 11, RV23
Gifts and Pole: E00, 01, 11, RV23, C0 and C3 for shadow
Pink Balloon: RV23 and blender pen 
C0 and C3 on the ground for shadow

Blue Balloon:  I wanted to use this very cool blue shade but there is no Copic this exact blue colour.  And so I reached for my Twinkling H20's to create it.  I combined True Blue and Dragonfire on a pallete and water coloured the blue ribbon and other blue trim in the image.  I also used it around the outside edges of the main image panel.
AND, 
I made the DP!!  I used the accessory images I illustrated that come in this set.  I stamped them on water colour paper (same stuff as I used for the image) in Versamark Clear ink, embossed in clear embossing powder and heat set.  Then, I painted the inside of the flower design with a mix of Ruby Red and Poppy Red (more Twinkles!).   Using the same mix I had used for the blue ribbon on the image (True Blue and Dragonfire) I then painted around the flowers.  I had to mix a lot of it to cover the whole sheet. Plus I had to put a generous amount of water down onto the paper first.  It's called a "wet into wet wash" in water colour terms!
Once it was dry, I ironed it with a sheet of printer paper overtop, to remove the clear embossing.  It makes a kind of batik look that I just love! Plus it removes the warp of the paper too, which you really need when making a card!
I bought the gorgeous flowers from the Whimsy store and was really happy with Denise's prices - much lower than what I've seen in other places!
Now why not go to the next stop on the hop and see what the rest of the amazing DT has created for your enjoyment! Rowena's blog is next! What'cha waitin' for! Go get hopping!!

104 comments:

  1. Wow! This is so colourful and has a real carnival look. Gorgeous attention to detail.
    Hugs
    Jen x

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  2. Wow, what a great card. I love the new horses. TFS.

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  3. fabulous card, love the bright colours and your background paper is amazing! hugs Debx

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  4. i think this new party pony looks like a lot of fun to color up. Your card is very cute.

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  5. Wow! What a beautiful card. It shows off the image so nicely.

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  6. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful card! I think your image is wonderfu, and I especially love YOUR dp!!! Great card, thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. Oh wow,Crissy this is absolutly stunning,
    I sign in to be your follower so I wont mis a thing.
    Heidy

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  8. gorgeous gorgeous Chrissy ! love the stamp and what fabulous vibrant blues and pinks !

    love
    maddy x

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  9. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, luv the colour combo and lo! You're so very talented. Lotsa luv xxxx

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  10. This is absolutely gorgeous,
    what a stunner,
    adorable image, beautiful colours,
    Hugs
    Angie

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  11. Absolutely amazing Crissy! Stunning details, love the colour combo!

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  12. lovely card... love the shade of blue... gorgeous!
    Hugs
    Kim
    x

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  13. oh what a great colored horse... love it !!!
    I´m thankfull that i found the Blog hop and saw your work
    hugs hellerlittle

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  14. what a gorgeous card, love the colouring, the pinks and blues and the pearls...fab! x

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  15. this is just beautiful Crissy, I feel the need to shop again
    x

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  16. Hey, wow, such a great work!!
    Hugs

    Tanja

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  17. Absolutely STUNNING coloring on this carousel horse - which bring back so many fond memories of riding them as a child. Just makes me smile out loud!

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  18. Beautiful image Crissy, and the coloring is as usual just pure perfection!

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  19. Oh Crissy, this is DIVINE! Once again, you've given us such great images to work with. I am so thankful for getting the chance to work with you. Party Pony looks great on this card :)
    - Ann

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  20. This is so pretty....I love your colors....and your coloring is breathtaking.....great job....

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  21. THIS IS BEAUTIFUL AND WHAT A GORGEOUS IMAGE THIS HOP IS GOING TO BE SO MUCH FUN XX

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  22. gorgeous! and beautifully embellished!!!! I love this image!

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  23. wow the card is soooooo bright and bubbly!! I really do love your colouring!

    TFS x

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  24. Wow, amazing card and colours! So bright and with all small touches is just adorable!

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  25. What a gorgeous card, the image is beautiful and the colours stunning. Love it.

    Pat P xx

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  26. What a really beautiful card, the image is lovely as is the colouring.

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  27. Crissy this is SOOOOOOOO beautiful I LOVE these colors and this fabulous card design!!!! I LOVE these horses girl, you are sooooo talented!

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  28. Absolutely stunning Crissy! Love the layout and your gorgeous hand stamped papers! Fabulous coloring on the image and the details are all just perfectly placed! Awesome card! :)

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  29. Hi Crissy

    Fantastic hun, just love these carousel horses.

    Hugs Ali x

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  30. This is gorgeous! Fab colours, and I love the expression on his face! Great card.

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  31. What a gorgeous card Crissy,i love your image and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  32. Crissy, this is INCREDIBLE!! I love the image and your card is just gorgeous. xx

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  33. Your card so beautiful. This little horse is lovely, the colours in the card are so vibrant and I just adore that triple bow -clever touch.

    Alice

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  34. What a great card - love the colours you used!

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  35. Wow what a happy, gorgeous, stunning card! Thanks for playing along at WhoopsiDaisy this month.
    Pinky

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  36. a truly magical card.. thanks for joining us at FFF!

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  37. Oh my this is orgeous! I love the Party Pony and the DP technique is another thing now on my list of "to do's"

    Thanks for the chance of winning and for all the inspiration on the hop!"

    Sarah x

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  38. Gorgeous image and beautifully coloured. Looks almost like 3-D
    xx Vee

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  39. Hi Crissy

    Just wanted to say I have finished hopping (sadly as it was fun) and am so amazed at how many different looks one Party Pony can take on! All the cards were stunning.

    Thanks

    Sarah x

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  40. Oh my goodness is this adorable! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!Can't wait to see all of your new images...I'm starting my hop! :)
    Hugs~ Kim

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  41. This is gorgeous Crissy!! I just love the pink and blue combo, the stunning colors, the dp and the design!! Gorgeous drawing too!! I so enjoyed coloring it!!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  42. Beautiful horse! I really love how you colored the image and great handmade paper!

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  43. Really pretty! Great colors and coloring! These images are so wonderful!

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  44. Very nice card...thanks for sharing.

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  45. I totally love the Carousel ponies. They are so great. Keep them coming!

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  46. I'm so sorry if this is a repeat on your gorgeous card, but I've been sidetracked looking at all of the beautiful ponies! Amazing how unique everyone's style is, it's all very inspiring and lovely to look at! Thanks so much for the fun!

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  47. I love, love, love, love your card, it is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly hugs Bron GDT

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  48. This is sensational. I love the bright, vivid colors you have used. Such a happy card and of course, your images are always beyond beautiful. Wonderful work on the flowers challenge. So glad you could join in the fun with us at Fairy Fun Friday.

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  49. This is just gorgeous Crissy Your colouring is Amazing,Hugs Debbie x

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  50. Wow such a stunning card, gorgeous colours and details.
    Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

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  51. That is so beautiful! Perfect colouring and beautiful colors! I love horses and this stamp is just adorable!
    Alice

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  52. so much care and attention in this card i just love it !! Thanks for the inspiration xxx

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  53. Fantastic image and love the bright colour combo you've used.

    Hugs
    Lorraine xxx

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  54. I used to collect porcelin carousel horses and this is adorable! Thanks for the HOP and opportunity to win some blog candy!

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  55. WOW Crissy, this is amazing! Gorgeous image and loving the layout and colours of your card. So many beautiful elements that I could just keep staring and staring at your card. Of course, your colouring is fabulous and just perfect. Congrats on the new release of images at Whimsy. Hugs, Maria

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  56. Your cards are so beautiful... thank you for the inspiration.

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  57. Wow, the colors are stunning...great job...
    Denise Trottier

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  58. Love this image, it can be used for loads of occasions :o) Fabulous colours ..... Jan x

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  59. What a breath-taking card. I love the vivid colors. TFS and a chance at some yummy candy. Patti Jacobs
    mawdog1@yahoo.com

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  60. Great card. Love the added pearls, flowers, border punched paper and the colors used.

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  61. This is one gorgeous card. The colors make it just jump off the page.

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  62. Hi Crissy awesome creation stunning colour combo gorgeous card..

    Hugs Christine xx

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  63. Beautiful Card! I love the colors! Fabulous new images!

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  64. Oh my Chrissie, this is just stunningly beautiful. Love the new image and of course your colouring is amazing. The flowers are perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you so much for sharing and joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  65. WOW! This is GORGEOUS! Wonderful job with your coloring!! Thanks for joining us this week at KLSNS :)

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  66. Stunning card, the colours are just amazing.

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  67. Crissy this is such a stunning card. The backing papers you made are great, must remember that this is such a good technique to use. Rosie x

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  68. Wow Crissy....such a gorgeous card with a new beautiful horse......and your handmade DP....love it!
    xxx Margreet

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  69. Lovely card Crissy!! Such a pretty pony!! I love this one!

    Esme xx

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  70. oh wauw your card is just amazing. You are a true artist. You are one of the best in the world.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Stamp Something this week.
    Dorte aka dot-scrap.blogspot.com

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  71. WOW That card is AMAZING! I love the image--it's sooo beautifully drawn. You're an amazing artist and card maker! BEAUTIFUL work!!!

    God Bless Always
    =Jules☺

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  72. The card ist beautiful! And thanks for the copic tip.
    Zetti :-)

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  73. I Love the colours you have used on this card & your pearl frenzy...just beautiful!!

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  74. Super card Crissy, what beautful papers you made and the gorgeous image is very adorable!

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  75. This card is amazing! I can't stop looking at it. I find new gorgeous things every second I look at it! Thanks for joining us at the Pollycraft Monday Challenge!
    Hugs, Marit.

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  76. stunning card, love the new images :-) hugs Jackie xx

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  77. Everything about this is beautiful. I love the image you have created.

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  78. Wow, what a beauty!

    Thanks for joining Fairy Fun Fridays this week!

    xoxoxo

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  79. Gorgeous Card Love the image and those embellishments are so pretty thank you for joining us at ooh la la this week
    Wendi

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  80. Wow, Chrissy, what a masterpiece! :) Lovely coloring, and that blue is fabulous. Such a smart idea combining the two twinkling H2Os to get the color you were looking for. Thanks for joining us at <a href="http://KLstampinNscrappin.blogspot.com>KL Stampin N Scrappin </a>for Risa's Animal-Riffic challenge!

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  81. What a gorgeous card, love the colouring and the sweet image.

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  82. Love your image & this card is beautiful :)

    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

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  83. Wow, gorgeous! Love all the embellishments and your bright colors, so fun!

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  84. Absolutely stunning! I love your carousel horses.

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  85. Amazing card and love your photo.
    Thanks for joining us at KLSNS.
    Jacilynn

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  86. this is so, so gorgeous!! I love the colour combo, gorgeous stamp! ♥

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  87. Hi Crissy, this is just beautiful!! I've been so busy that I've not done a lot of blurfing. Your work keeps getting better and better. I'm going to use Maxwell for this week's challenge. Still LOVE your images and I miss you!! God Bless You,
    Diana

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  88. wooonderful card! filled with happiness, and your coloring is soo gorgeous! love it! :D

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  89. Stunning card.

    Thanks for joining us at OLL.
    Carol
    xx

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  90. Beautiful card and great color combination.

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  91. What a great card and nice color combination.

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  92. beautiful...love the stamp, the coloring, the colors and the beautiful touches that you lend to all your creations.

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