Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Whimsy Release! Blog Hop! Blog Candy! AMAZING NEW MAGAZINE!!!


Hi Peeps! Welcome to my blog today!  In case you don't know, Whimsy has a new release of Rubber Stamp Images, Rubber Stamp Sentiments and Metal Cutting Dies AND A NEW ONLINE MAGAZINE THAT IS FREE!  I have checked out this magazine and it is nothing short of STUNNING.  You would think Ann and Denise had been in the magazine business for decades.  Get ready to be pleasantly shocked about what you are about to feast your eyes on!! Go see it HERE!! Here are the details:

Today Whimsy Stamps is also releasing its first issue of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine! It's packed with amazing samples from the design team and customers as well as three different tutorials that you can follow along with step-by-step. We are excited to bring you samples that have never been seen before and we hope that they will inspire you to create using your favorite Whimsy products! You can find the magazine here: http://issuu.com/whimsystamps/docs/issue1 Please feel free to leave your comments and click the Facebook "Like" button to let us know that you enjoyed it!
You have landed smack dab in the middle of the blog hop that is on from now through June 22.  If you have come here from Annika's Blog, you are right on track. Just in case you get lost on the hop, go to the Whimsy Blog post where the list of designers is in order.  You have til noon next Wed to hop from blog to blog to check out the new release and to enter your name for the many blog candy draws that are going on. 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. To help us advertise, just post this button somewhere on your blog:
  
We also have 4 mini candy stops throughout the hop where you can enter to win a new release stamp! I'm not going to tell you where they are, so if you haven't found them you'll just have go back to the beginning and start hopping! *wink*  In fact my blog is one of the ones holding a draw and if you enter your name at the bottom of this post using Inlinkz, you will get a chance to win two of my new rubber stamps!  You could win the cute dragon I call "Bart's Bar B Q" and also my mermaid on a seahorse, "Journey Into The Sea".   Here they are as seen in the Whimsy Store: 


On my card I used Bart's Bar B Q (no duh!).  
The sentiment is one I made up on my computer and printed right onto the cardstock.  I coloured Bart with the following Copics: 
Blue skin: B21, 23, 26, 29 and for the scales I simply used the blender pen.  I held the brush tip of the blender pen down where ever I wanted a scale to show.  I sometimes held it down firmly, causing a large scale to form.  Other times I just lightly touched the tip to make smaller scales.  Once I had gone over all the blue areas with the blender pen in this way, I retraced my steps and did it a second and a third time.  I found the more I did it, the more the ink pooled, and the more the scales showed.  But I had to be careful to follow the pattern I had begun with.  Here is a super close-up so you can see the effect:
Now for the rest of the colours: 
Bart's tummy and back plates:
E81, 43, 44
Wings: R43, 46, 39, 89
Hot Dog: E08, 09 Blender pen.  Again, I love the blender for the effects it can do.  I made the hot dog look like it was shining with beads of grease (the way they do when cooked on grill) by removing bits of colour near the top surface. 
Puffs of smoke and fork: W00, 1, 3, 4, 5, 8
Ground: 
BG96, 70
I am not going to bother with the colour lists for the cup and little umbrella.  I went over it so many times and changed the colour as I went -- too many to list, lol!  
Now to continue on with the hop, go to Marley's Blog.  But first, enter your name in the inklinkz option below so that you have a chance to win two of my new rubber stamp images!! Winner chosen by Random.org and will be announced here sometime after the hop ends. Thanks for coming by!


70 comments:

  1. Bart is such a cutie patootie Crissy!! I love your coloring and how fun to make for a Father's Day card too!! :) Really awesome release hun...I had so much fun with your images!!

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  2. I love this little dragon! Your coloring is perfect. I love the scale look. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Crissy, your coloring never ceases to amaze me. Absolutely stunning! I love your cute new images. It has been too long since I visited. I am off to oogle more cards. :)

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  4. Love your card
    Trish
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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  5. that dragon is my favorite of the new releases. Straight to the top of my list!!! Your coloring is amazing , im in awe.

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  6. Hi Crissy, wow I just love your cards, esp. the effect with the sports you did on the dragon. Hugs, Frea

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  7. great card love the coloring you did beautiful. thanks for sharing.
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  8. Bart looks great, love how you coloured him, but have to admit to much preferring the mermaid she is totally adorable,a soo must have.
    Beccy x

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  9. Love how you colored your sweet dragon!Fabulous!

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  10. Hey gorgeous lady i am loving this i actually love dinos so much and this is super cute, awesome colours amazing work hugs pops x

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  11. Crissy, your new release images are gorgeous. I love your coloring of Bart. It made me smile that we both made him blue with dots, even though they look completely different.
    Working on the gorgeous mermaid right now.
    Hugs and smiles

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  12. Ohhhhh wow!!!! I just adore your card- what amazing colouring & design of the card is just Gorgeous!

    Hugz, Deb

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  13. Super FABULOUS Crissy, I LOVE how you spotted your awesome dragon!!!!!! Thanks for another WONDERFUL release sweetie!

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  14. Your coloring of the cute image skin is fantastic that it really deserved the clean card design.

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  15. I just love the CAS design of your card. What a fun image. TFS.

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  16. Oh he is beautiful! I totally love the way you colored the scales!

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  17. I LOVE the effect on those scales. You really coloured him well.

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  18. Wow!This is stunning!I love the colors and the simplicity!Beautiful coloring!!!!
    Hugs,
    Chris

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  19. Stunning coloring Crissy!! I just love the scales you created with the blender pen. What a fun image and so beautifully illustrated! You are so incredibly talented!!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  20. Perfection! well perhaps he over did the sausage but you did not overdo anything .... you did a wonderful perfect job. Thankyou so much for also sharing the 'how you create' .... LOVE IT

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  21. Fabulous technique with the super cute dragon. Great job. http://lisaspaperaddiction.blogspot.com/

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  22. He is simply the cutest thing! I love the way that you've colored him. Thanks for sharing how you got the awesome scales.
    R/

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  23. This is one awesome CAS card!! Gorgeous colors and coloring on this adorable image.

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  24. WOW - awesome card and do so love his scales.. Must remember to remember that! lol
    TFS
    Sally

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  25. WOW! WOW! WOW! I just LOVE Bart, and your colouring is simply STUNNING!! Gonna have to bookmark this one, so I can get some clues how to colour Bart when I get him. BRILLIANT WORK!

    Judi x

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  26. Wow Crissy this is juts gorgeous,Your colouring is Amazing as ever.Hugs Debbie x

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  27. Thanks for sharing the colouring/blending technique, I just love the effect!

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  28. great character given to this image, love how you created the skin/scale effect

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  29. bart is too cute. great coloring
    reragland@hotmail.com

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  30. What a lovely card! I love your new images.

    Marie-Anne

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  31. What a WHIMSICAL card! LOVE your coloring! TFS!

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  32. I love the CAS style of this card! The coloring is fantastic!

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  33. what a cute blue dragon - love the images

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  34. Crissy - this is adorable! And I love the texture you added - fabulous technique!! :D

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  35. such a sweet card. love how you coloured the image, and that sentiment is very cute.
    great work
    kirsten

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  36. OMG he is so cute, and your colouring is amazing! You are amazing. Thanks for sharing
    Hugs
    Tracey

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  37. OH my goodness! He is adorable!!!! Love your coloring too! Stellar!

    Hugs,
    rue :D

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  38. I can't believe what a great CAS card this crazy image makes. Fantastic job! Love how you made the scales with the blender pen!

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  39. Wow this is fabulous, love the scale effect and the colours are amazing.
    Kim xXx

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  40. Amazing colors... just Love it! TFS
    ronnieandcorinne@sbcglobal.net
    wishupoonascrap.blogspot.com

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  41. Absolutely love your coloring! AMAZING! Thanks for sharing your color combos; greatly apreciated!

    Janette

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  42. What is the beautiful colored stamp. Really great. Find the new stamps completely crazy.
    Thanks for the chance.

    Nice weekend.

    Hugs AStrid.

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  43. Barts b-b-que is just the cutest and I love how you did the scales, I will need to give this technique a go myself.

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  44. Fab card. Thank you for sharing. Love the colors. ;0)

    Traci Lord
    3team3lord3@comcast.net

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  45. So clean and neat with Bart being colored beautifully. "Hugs" Carol

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  46. Your stamps are amazing! so adorable! And WOW, LOVE how you colored Bart and the CAS design of your card. xxD

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  47. OMG....you are amazing with Copics. I love this image and the way you colored it. Off the chain!

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  48. Wow, what a wonderful creation, lovely Details and colors.

    Big Hugs
    Heike

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  49. Cute, cute, cute rubber stamps, Crissy! Love those!
    Huggies ~
    Sharron♥
    Sharrahug’s Sweet Blessings

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  50. Just lovin all those spots u've created on him :)

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  51. oh i really love this..........Bart looks fantastic in blue instead of the traditional green..

    have a great day

    hugs Troy xx

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  52. Stunning creation, Chris. This is so simple and yet amazing. I have never thought of doing it, but I will definitely give it a go as the result is brilliant.
    Thank you for the inspiration,
    hop hop hop,
    Laetitia xx

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  53. Gorgeous card Crissy! Love the skin effect! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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  54. Super cards and SUPERB coloring, I love the mag, is there a fee for subscribing?

    TFS
    :)
    Susan

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  55. This is incredible, Crissy! Your coloring is superb! I love the mottling on Bart's skin and that hot link looks good enough to eat! You really did an excellent job on this card.

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  56. Love these stamps! Your cards are fabulous too! Thanks for sharing.

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  57. Just LOVE your card. The colouring is amazing, and the card is so clean and simple it looks great :-) Thanks for the inspiration.

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  58. This is so cool Crissy! Just found your blog, looking forward to seeing more :)

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