Sunday, October 3, 2010

Whimsy Blog Hop! New Rubber Stamps! Blog Candy!

Welcome! 
If you have landed here randomly, you are in the middle of a blog hop by Whimsy Stamps.  If you would like to start at the beginning, go to Bev's blog.  If you have come here from Elaine's blog, you are right on track!
This is a rather exciting blog hop, that will be running from today (Sunday at noon) until Thursday Oc 7th at noon.   So you have a few days to hop along and see all the DT and Guest DT's creations, and enter to win the many prizes up for grabs!  
And I happen to be one of the SIX blogs that is offering blog candy!  If you enter, you get a chance at this new  image I illustrated that I called, "Starry Night":

  It's made with deeply etched red rubber - top of the line quality.   It is in the style you are used to seeing from me.  But!
  I also branched out into a different style this time and did some more serious designs for Christmas.  I could hardly wait to show you! I did a poinsettia, a sprig of holly and some candy canes.  I wanted to do something a little different, because I love realistic images as well as fun whimisical ones.  It isn't the style of drawing you are used to seeing from me.  What do you think??
 It is quite a large set that includes these candy canes I used on my card (I used the large version) the poinsettia I used on the background paper in a large and small version (I used the small version) a sprig of holly and also 5 sentiments by Ann Vento of Raindropecho Designs.   Click on the following links to see the full VINTAGE CHRISTMAS SET
 I used beige card stock; a light beige for the candy canes, and a medium beige for the poinsettias. Before I started stamping, I sprayed on Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist and gold Smooch Spritz.  The Smooch gives it a really subtle and beautiful golden sparkle that the photo would not convey.  
I used the watercolour stamping technique.  I coloured the actual rubber stamp with Tombow pens, water based markers, and then spritzed the stamp with water a few times before stamping the image.  As with real water colouring, the outcome is never predictable!  Some of them pooled a lot while others, with less water, remained an outline.
For the candy canes, I went back in after stamping and picked up some more ink colour with a very wet water colour brush and washed some more colour onto the leaves, the red stripes of the candy cane and also the berries.  Then I painted Copic White onto the white of the candy canes. 
 When all was dry, I painted Smooch Pearlized Top Coat all over the candy canes.  They really do sparkle!   
I put two coats of Ultra Thick Embossing Powder on the main image panel to give it even more of a glow.   I tried to capture the sparkle and glow in this photo, but still, it didn't translate well.

Now here is an example of one of the sentiments in the set that Ann designed (with my holly sprig on either side).  It is a part of the Vintage Christmas set AND it is also being sold on its own.  I just love the font Ann used!  Keep in mind the extra dots are from the Glimmer Mist.  I put this panel on the inside of the card:
I painted the panel edges and the Tim Holtz grungeboard with a gold craft paint found at Michael's. 
There are so many more stamps being released today; some super cool newsprint stamps that Ann designed as well as a cute Santa AND a new Christmas carousel horse from me!  I hope you will do the whole hop to see what the DT did with them.  AND we have some uber talented guests on board for this hop too, you won't want to miss seeing what they did as well!
If you want a chance to win this Vintage Christmas set, you need to use the inlinkz option below.  Just link up your blog or online gallery so we'll know how to contact you, and your name will be entered into the draw!  You have until Th Oc 7 at noon cuz that's when I'll pick a winner!
Next stop on the hop: 
If you do not have a blog or online gallery to link to and you wish to enter for the draw, please let me know in your comment and you will be included! 



90 comments:

  1. Wow! Beautiful card Crissy and amazing details. Love how you created your own paper with the poinsettia image and then the framing on the main image! I just love this set! :)

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  2. Stunning cards Crissy,this is another Fabulous release,Hugs Debbie x

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  3. Oh Chrissy this is gorgeous and scrumptious christmas colours!
    Dazie
    x
    P.s. I hope you are well! ((HUGS))

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  4. Hello Crissy, WOW!!! love your card, well you know how much I love your work, just beautiful, really took me to Decmber!!

    Hugs,
    Patricia

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  5. Hi Crissy, you have creat such a vintage and romantic card.
    All details are stunning.
    Love the stamps.

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  6. Gorgeous card Crissy love the background you've created
    Anne xx

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  7. Hi, Crissy! Congrats for your new stunning creations and thans for the chance! Miria

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  8. Wow, what an amazing card. You are so talented! Love all the work that you put into it. It truly inspires me to pick up that glimmer mist and some other supplies I have been ignoring!!!

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  9. Beautiful card Crissy! I just took a look at the new vintage Christmas set and I love it! Well done!

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  10. I'm lost for words this is just a stunning card and the design so tradtional just love it!!! Enjoying the blog hop it's amazing thanks for sharing Love Chanelle xx

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  11. Gorgeous card and I so love the candy canes. I like that you have brought out some traditional designs for christmas. All looking good so far.
    Marion

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  12. I love both images, Crissy! I've always loved your cute images and the realistic is very pretty, too!

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  13. Oh Crissy! This is SO beautiful! I can imagine the delicate shimmer and glow of this stunning creation! What a lot of work, but SO worth it! Loving your new designs - both cute and more traditional. Thanks for sharing your awesome talent! You rock!! Hugs, Simonne x

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  14. Hi Crissy! Wowzers, your card is just gorgeous - I LOVE all the detailing you did, what a masterpiece! Love ALL the new images! hugz, Mary

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  15. what a fabulous card! I just love your new image!

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  16. Your design work is awesome! The poinsettias are so elegant and the ladies on the blog hop have really shown them off beautifully! You little whimsy creatures are so sweet and lovable. Great talent!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

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  17. Fabulous card & I love those poinsettas.
    http://www.onestampingfool.blogspot.com/

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  18. Stunning card, Crissy! Fantastic images and fabulous colouring. I love how you did the background. :)
    Hugs, Vanja

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  19. Awesome work on the card Crissy. Love the smooch and embossing effect you used on the image. Gives the card and beautiful gleam.
    Hugs, Rosalee

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  20. Wow! Wow! Beautiful work!! The new designs are so divers and so gorgeous!!!

    Hop Hop Hop... to the next blog! :)

    Saskia :)

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  21. I love the textures you have created in your designs. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. So beautiful and full of christmas joy!

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  23. Beautiful card... stunning!
    Love your blog too.
    Hugs
    Kim
    x

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  24. A great card. Love the gold effect.
    Sinikka:-)

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  25. This is gorgeous Crissy!! I so love your coloring and the added elegant details. The poinsettias and the flourishes are a beautiful touch. I had so much fun coloring your images!!
    hugs,
    Chris
    Have a blessed rest of the weekend!!

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  26. this is absoluely stunning and i do really love your new style illustrations they are beautiful i also love the carousel horse and the starry night also the sentiments infact i love them all xx

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  27. Not only do you create the most gorgeous art - your cards are always so intricate, sumptuous, vibrant and inventive! It would be lovely to have maybe as much talent as you have in your small finger!
    HUgs
    Annika

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  28. Hy Chrissy,your card is so beautiful.Thanks for the fun with the blog hop.Many greetings
    Angela

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  29. Crissy I absolutely love your new images and am in love with Starry Nights!!!!! That stamp makes me wanna pinch their cute little cheeks and go ahhhhhhh. Love your card. It is absolutely stunning. Thank you for your awesome designs.
    Pat Jaynes

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  30. Wow, Crissy this beautiful. Love all of the details you added.

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  31. Oh, this card is so delicious? And after reading through your commentary, I need to try the water colour technique with my Tombows. Thanks for the chance to win your designs.

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  32. Another wonderful creation as we have come to expect from you
    Pat

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  33. Love the way you framed and embellished this pretty image! So sweet.

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  34. what a stunning vintage card and the way you colored the image is amazing.

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  35. wow this is card is beautiful! love every detail!
    Agus (:

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  36. You have created a wonderful card.
    The images are fab xx

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  37. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! This is incredibly gorgeous Crissy! I love your card!! xx

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  38. SOOO Beautiful Crissy, WOW I LOVE LOVE your creation!

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  39. Wow this card is really amazing!!
    And I love your new stamps :)
    Hugs Anneke

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  40. Gorgeous card Crissy that you've made using your fabulous new stamps. Just wanted to let you know I really enjoyed working with them for my cards.
    hugs
    Donna xx

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  41. So wonderful card Crissy,I love the image and the colours.
    So beautiful papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  42. Oh my gosh, these stamps are WONDERUL!!!! I just love the bear, but I do love the vintage imagaes!!! They remind me of Christmas when I was little!!!
    Hugs,
    Teri

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  43. Crissy
    Whata abeautiful card.I love the vintage feel. The smoochie has really added that something to the card.

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  44. Oh I love your new stamps designs Crissy ... and your card is STUNNING!

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  45. Wow, what a fabulous creation. I just love these new images. TFS.

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  46. I found the hop through Annika, where I follow her blog and am so glad that I did. Your designs are so lovely and I am enjoying this so much. I love the starry night image and adore your more vintage traditional set. I am finding my friends and clients love the cards that I create with whimsical images so I love having something for everyone. TFS your talent and artistry.

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  47. Your card is stunning, I just love all the images you create, they are just so versatile and the accessories you use are fab. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas so that we can enjoy them. Hugs Sarah x

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  48. Oh my gosh, this is just gorgeous!! Not sure if my first comment made it or not. Your work is just beyond belief!
    Teri

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  49. Looked at Elaines Blog & ordered love the samples
    Dont have a blog

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  50. Beuatiful Xmas card. Love the whole creation.

    tfs
    bobbi

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  51. Beautiful card! I love the red and gold.

    Jennifer

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  52. I'm glad you gave the directions for how you achieved the different colors on that candy cane stamp, it is very pretty!

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  53. I really like what you have created I adore the Poinsettias but these Candy Canes are to die for :) Great job with your new season of stamp sets

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  54. Crissy....I love all your images! Your cutesy ones have always been favs but now I love your realistic ones too....Oh you are being hard on my pocketbook!! Your card is lovely! I can't wait to hop on to see more of the wonderful cards and projects.
    xxxxx
    Lisa

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  55. WOW! amazing card, Crissy! full of details!
    Thanks for your generosity and the opportunity to participate of your candy, hugs!

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  56. Love the elegance of your artwork Crissy! This is such an inspirational hop!

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  57. What a colorful Christmas card, so lovely. I don't have a blog but would love to be included in the drawing. Tks

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  58. Your card is amazing I love it and your coloring thanks for the chance to win such awesome stamps

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  59. Crissy, I really like the stamps you designed - including the realistic ones! They are all great!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  60. Wow, Crissy!! This is so beautiful. So many things to look at. Just gorgeous. Thank you for another set of fantastic images to work with!

    - Ann

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  61. Crissy! What an amazing card!!!! Love how you did the little buckle. Can I copy pretty pleeeeease!? ha ha!
    I looooved working with your darling image! What a talent you have!!!
    Hugs, Dena

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  62. All of your new images are wonderful! I think my favorite is the polar bear & penguin. They're just so cute!!!! :)

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  63. Oh Crissy, so far these new releases are fantastic. I'm lovin your new style. The scrolls on this card are beautifully done and I love anything Vintage. Thanks for the hop, the chance to win, and for sharing your talent. "Hugs" Carol

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  64. Oh my goodness! Those candy canes look good enough to eat! Your attention to detail and the depth of field in this card is wonderful! Love the stamps and your blog! Thank you for the chance to win. I don't have a blog yet.
    Thank you for the chance to win and for sharing your talent!
    Sue Brailey
    wahini97 @yahoo.com

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  65. Great site great cards I really love your coloring your choice of colors and design are great.

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  66. LOVE IT!!! I love the look of vintage Christmas! You inspired me to start creating my Christmas cards!

    Please include me in the giveaway...I started a blog, but have not posted any of my creations on it. :(

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  67. Love your wondeful designs they are truly awesome now I want them all!
    maggiegirl

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  68. BRILLIANT CRISSY!! Love the new creations~~Awesome and Thanks a million!!
    Blessings

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  69. Gorgeous work! And, I'm in love with this set.... I'm totally obsessed with vintage right now, and these are perfect!

    Thank you so omuch for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com
    zloe.blogspot.com

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  70. Beautiful card!! Beautiful set! Love how you made your own background paper with your new set and your candy canes do sparkle so much :o)
    I clicked on the blue frog - my picture didn't come up so I hope it worked.
    I adore the sweet bear and penguin image they are so very sweet! Thank you for this chance to win.
    Hugs ~

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  71. Love the vintage look for Christmas... looks fab.

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  72. oh wow i love this set. I have just ordered this set so havent linked my name.
    x laura x

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  73. The new stamps are fabulous - another set of great images.

    Stampersue
    X

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  74. This card is so perfectly Christmas-y! And your stamp designs are wonderful! My favourites are the Starry Night and the Christmas Carousel Horse.

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  75. Your card is breathtaking! There is so much detail!

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  76. your card is beautiful, so much detail, I love it x

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  77. Absolutely stunning, as always! Thanks.

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  78. Holy moly, I'm all about vintage and this is stellar. Love how you created your main image and the coats of EP are a wonderful touch. The whole card is absolutely delightful! Congrats on another successful release!

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  79. Wow! Gorgeous card! I love these images.

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  80. Of course I just LOVE the Starry Night stamp, soooo cute! I'm lovin your new Christmas set too! Those poinsettias are gorgeous, love the candy cane too. You are so very talented, LOVE your work!

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  81. oh my heavens this is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing a bit of your magic with us!

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  82. gorgeous card ,,, absolutlely stunning

    thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous stamp too :-)

    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  83. would love to be entered for you candy.. your cards are AMAZING..

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  84. What a great card - really nice! I think I must be the only person left that DOESN'T have a blog! :>)

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  85. Hi Crissy, I'm not entering for blog candy, just wanted to leave a comment telling you how gorgeous your new set is, as well as your design . . . absolutely stunning girl! I'm so proud of you! Hugs, Jerri

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