Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Release Party! New Rubber at Whimsy!


Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps February new rubber release BLOG HOP!

We have 16 gorgeous new Whimsy Stamps plus 2 new fantastic dies to show you today! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. We also have our wonderful special guests joining us for this hop - Beate Johns, Deb Routledge, Chris Dark, Jacque Beddingfield, Tracy Payne, and Elaine Hughes!

The Whimsy Stamps DT have been sneak peeking these fabulous stamps for the past 5 days, so if you missed them be sure to hop on over to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog for some more fabulousness!

Here is a full list of the wonderful new rubber stamps and dies being released today:

5 stamps / stamp sets from Crissy Armstrong
Fragrant Rose ~ Darling Daisies ~ Smell the Flowers ~Valerie's Spring Rain ~ Fancy Bench

3 stamps from Meljen's Designs
Balloon Mouse ~ Baby Bunny's Bottle ~ Spring Sitter Bunny

4 stamps from Kenny K
Uptown Angel ~ Star ~ Lady Raven ~ Vicki LeeVicious

4 stamps / stamp sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Postage Stamps ~ Birthday Postage Stamps ~ Balloon Sentiments ~ Birthday Wish List

2 dies
Postage Stamp Die ~ Balloon Set Dies

If you would like to participate in the hop and you didn't arrive here from Beate's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Chris's blog.

The hop starts today (Wednesday February 9th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday February 16th at noon EST.

For this hop we have 6 different prize draws! We have not one but TWO grand prize draws, so two lucky hoppers will win a large selection of new release stamps. Grand Prize 1 will be for those who help us advertise the hop, and Grand Prize 2 will be for those who hop along with us. Also, we have 4 mini candy stops throughout the hop and I am one of them!! If you want to enter into the draw for the prize I am offering, scroll down to the bottom of this post where you will find the Inlinkz option.  If you don't have a blog, just let me know in a comment and I'll put you on the list at the end of it so you can be included too! Here is the blog candy Whimsy will give you if your name is chosen.  It is called, "Fragrant Rose"




For my blog hop creation I used "Smell The Flowers".   The sentiment is by Ann and is found in the "Fragrant Rose" set. 
I got out my Copic Airbrush system which I got for Christmas from hubby Mike.  That's what I used for the background.  Its the one with the hose and air can.  I found it quite a challenge to use, and it is going to take me some time to get the hang of it!  After I airbrushed the ground, I went back in with my greens and did the blades of grass.  That was fun.  :-)
The images are cut out and popped up.  
Here is your close-up:
You can see how the B41 I chose was a bit too dark for the airbrush system.  With the darker colours, it warns you that you may get little particles of colour showing, which is exactly as you see here, in the little specs of blue.  Oh well, live and learn.  It is also really challenging to make it look non-blotchy or streaky!  I salute all you ladies out there who have used it to make seamless backgrounds!  I'll get there some day! 

Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:




So now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping on over to Simonne's blog.
Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy the new releases!

Hugs, Crissy

69 comments:

  1. Great card Chrissy - this image is SO cute! Love it!

    Judi x

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  2. EEEK!! Love love love your coloring Crissy!! Such amazing grass details hun!! You've made such the sweetest image and card!! So darling!! I love your new sets hun!! HUGS

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  3. You out did your self with this great stamp LOVE IT

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  4. Wow Chrissy what a fantastic creation! I love the bright colors and think your airbrushing and coloring is stunning! Love the grass!

    Try to use an airbrush compressor instead of the spray can. Much better! You are able to adjust the pressure with the compressor which also can eliminate some of the speckles of the darker colors!(tip from my hubby who was an airbrush artist years back ;-))I only use the compressor, never used the cans. And the cans are quite expensive for that little bit of air they hold.

    Hugs,
    Iris

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  5. just beautiful, I wouldn't have noticed the speckles if you hadn't pointed them out but I admire your patience painting in that grass, it looks amazing! hugs Debx

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  6. Oh, this is absolutely stunning Crissy!! Fantastic colouring, I love the grass.
    hugs
    Vanja

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  7. Wow!! I am in awe!! Your coloring is outstanding...beyond words, Crissy!! I just love your grass and sky. What a stunning scene!! GORGEOUS creation my friend. I so enjoyed using your illustrations! You are so gifted!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  8. Love the background! The dear and bunny images remind me so much of the movie Bambi. I was a huge fan as a kid. TFS

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  9. I love your coloring it´s gorgeous and the stamp are so cute. Hugs linda

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  10. This is beautiful and your coloring is just amazing. I'm still working on mastering all that! Gorgeous creation!

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  11. Fabulous card - I'm a HUGE fan of thumper!

    I tried clicking on your daughter's music link, but got an error message. You must be VERY proud!

    I just found your blog and am now a follower - so very nice to meet you!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  12. What a beautiful card!! Love your coloring! TFS
    ~Terry~

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  13. Oh Crissy, this is gorgeous! Absolutely LOVE.

    I can't wait to colour this one and Valerie's Spring Rain...oh and the two sets...LOL! All fantastic. :)

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  14. Crissy just adorable!!! You know how I trutly love all your images :)!! Your airbrushing is fantastic!!

    Hugs,
    Patricia

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  15. Your card is so lovely. What a sweet image. TFS.

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  16. Now that's just too adorable. love it.
    k
    http://kopperhead100.blogspot.com/

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  17. Gorgeous card! Looove those airbrushed backgrounds. I really wish for an airbrush myself. Hugs...Mona

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  18. Crissy I am in AWWW with your coloring, the grass looks sooo real and absolutely FANTASTIC!! Beautiful work sweetie, Another AWESOME release!!!! Hugs!

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  19. Stunning as always! You're brilliant! Kramis - Anki

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  20. Lovely card! ^^ Thanks for the chance! I linked your blog candy on my blogs
    Sidebar:
    http://filofantasofia.blogspot.com/
    Sidebar and post:
    http://langolodeigiveaway.blogspot.com/

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  21. Crissy! You have outdone yourself! These images are amazing and I love this beautiful card you made. I would have no idea how to use that airbrush, but hooooow effective!!!!!!!
    Hugs, Dena

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  22. Great card and such a gorgeous image. Love the sentiment.
    Marion

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  23. Oh my, this is just DARLING Crissy! Love what you've done with the card and your image is so well colored. Just love the lines on this card!!

    - Ann

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  24. Oh what a gorgeous card! Love the colors and the scene you created with that adorable image!

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  25. I love this image. Your card is gorgeous, so cute. Hugs Sue x

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  26. Very cute! I love the back ground you created.

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  27. Chrissy,
    I love your card especially your background.. am awaiting to buy the airbrush system and its the first time i've noticed it being used! well done
    Sally

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  28. Beautiful card great job with the sky and grass I think it turned out perfect. I do not have a blog could you please enter me in for your blog candy it too looks beautiful.I became a follower
    Thanks for sharing

    karenk3 at ameritech dot net

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  29. Your card is adorable! Love the painting! The grass is amazing! The jewels and flowers are pretty too!

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  30. Stunning colouring as you always do!! That grass is rockin' my socks!!! Great layout too.
    Beth Greco

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  31. The sentiment really coordinate with the deer and rabbit! I love this scene and you did a good job!

    Hugs,
    Evelyn @ Message Keeper
    http://messagekeeper.blogspot.com/

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  32. Oh wow....I love love the grass. It's so cool and looks so real. Great job.

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  33. That is a beautiful card, and the airbrushing looks great, i never would have noticed the specs or whatever if you hadn't said anything!! thanks for sharing!
    brenna
    rbanderson@live.ca

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  34. Gorgeous card, your coloring is amazing! I especially love your grass and your sentiment!

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  35. Great cards! Love the painting very much, thanks for sharing!

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  36. Gorgeous..Gorgeous. Amazing coloring Chrissy, and I just love the images.

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  37. Beautiful card as always Crissy,Hugs Debbie x

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  38. amzing card! I like the image and the coloure you used for the card.
    thank youf oir the chance with the candy!

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  39. Wow I love this card even the dots in the blue background it just adds that little extra...Such a sweet card - you are a talented lady.

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  40. Wow Crissy, your card is stunning! It's so lovely that I get hearts in my eyes! *lol*

    Lots of love,
    Randi WS

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  41. Such a cute card! Loving the new releases!

    Esme x

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  42. Wow... Your card is absolutely adorable!
    Love it:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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  43. This is a wonderful card and I love the little darker spots in your airbrushing of the background. It adds dimension. Thank you for sharing.

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  44. I would also like to enter your separate drawing but have no blog YET! It is a huge step to start a blog but just browsing your give he encouragement. Thanks for both changes to win some of these great items. These roses are wonderful and I seem to favor sweet little faces and flowers.

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  45. Love your card and the coloring is beautiful! Your grass looks like I could step right onto it. I would have never noticed the little specks too if you wouldn't have pointed them out to us. The stamps are darling and all the bright colors look like Spring!

    I am without a blog...my email is
    kelly_wentling@yahoo.com

    Thanks much!

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  46. The stamps are so cute and your card is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  47. Stunningly beautiful Crissy and your background scene is amazing, the grass is so real and I would have thought you were an expert in the airbrushing. Your images are fabulous and I've enjoyed working with them very much, thanks again for asking me. Hugs, Chris :)

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  48. Lovely sweet image. The air burshed background is really cool!!

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  49. YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!! YOU DREW YOUR GRASS! IT is so real! Wowzers good job with the airbrush too! love the ribbon treatment!! TFS & thanks for the chance to win!

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  50. ADORABLE~~~~Great start with airbrushing--It is not easy I am told~~But you will be pro in no time:) The grass is AMAZING~~appears so REAL!!!
    This card takes me to storytime when my kiddies were little~!!
    Hugz

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  51. Great card Chrissy, I like your blue background - nothing is ever perfect after all. :)

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  52. Stunning card! The background is fabulous - great work!

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  53. Gosh, I wouldn't have noticed the airbrushing speckles if you hadn't pointed them out - it sounds like a tricky tool to use but your results are amazing! It's a stunning card :)

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  54. Crissy, I love your card!! What a perfect sentiment for this set of stamps!! I love your coloring, and your airbrush is perfect; the specks gives your background character!!

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  55. What a fabulous stamp plate and that card is so gorgous, I love the image and your colouring is fab.
    Max x

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  56. Oh my wowie wow, I LOVE your background, I'd say you've got the hang of it already and the grass looks fabulous. And your sweet, sweet image, I LOVE IT, and your colouring is a dream, a beautiful creation!!
    hugs, stephanne

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  57. I entered in the Linky Thingy, but I wanted to leave a comment! Your card is beautiful! Love the colors and dimension!

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  58. Wow, wonderful creation with so lovely Details.

    Hugs
    Heike

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