Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Rubber at Whimsy! Plus new Dies!

Hello People!  Today is Release Day at Whimsy for all the new rubber and metal dies by all the Whimsy artists!  Scroll down for all the fun details.  All the new products are pictured below for your convenience.  And be sure to read the fine print -- there is some blog candy up for grabs, so you might want to get in on that!  
I am showcasing one of my rubber images today, "Sealed With A Kiss".  Also, this card is for my challenge blog over at Sundays With Crissy.  The theme is "Christmas card using non traditional colours.  Thus, the absence of red or green on this Christmas card!  Why not pop on over there for the details on entering the challenge too!  
Card Details:
I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Manga Drawing Pad by Canson.  
I coloured the seals with the following Copics: 
I first coloured all over both seal pups with E50 to give them a warm white hue. In the shadows I used W00, 1, 2, 3 4, 5, and a little bit of BB20 and B60 for some added cool notes. 
Overtop of my Copics, I used white pencil crayon and then I painted tufts of fur with Copic White and a small round water colour brush.  Copic White acts like a very fast drying white acrylic paint.  I love the effect it gives me when I use it to render white fur! 
For the shadows on the ground and around the pups I used:
B0000, 000, 21(just a tad), 60, 63, and 12. 
I also went over the shadows on the ground with a white pencil crayon. 
Here is your close-up:
I used a 6x6 Basic Grey paper for the background (thanks Denise!!) from their Picadilly collection. I covered it randomly with die cuts made using Ann's Elegant Flourishes Die Set.  I will be using that set for many creations!  It is just gorgeous!   I am really loving Ann's new sentiment sets that have a matching die. Isn't that sentiment die to die for? Ha ha.  It is so delicate and beautiful!  It's called Elegant Notables 1 and I paired it with one of the sentiments in her Winter Notables 1 rubber sentiment set.  
I used a digi sentiment by Ann on the inside from her Christmas Sentiments set, her Elegant Flourishes again, and a Spellbinders Die too. 
And now you can check out all the details for this month's release at Whimsy! Just keep scrolling down...
Welcome to Whimsy Stamps November rubber stamp and die RELEASE DAY!
Whimsy Stamps has released 20 fabulous new rubber stamps and 4 wonderful new Shapeology die sets today. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. From today until 23 November the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these fabulous new stamps and dies with a daily mini blog hop. Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you will have 24hrs to enter each prize draw by leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day. To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspirations blog after 12.00PM on 23 November. To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations by the Design Team, please click on the links below...
Here is a full list of the wonderful new rubber stamps and dies released today:
5 Crissy Armstrong rubber stamps
Cool Pony ~  Penguin Skier ~ Sealed With A Kiss ~ Served With Love ~ Snow Fun

 
4 Kenny rubber stamps Brianna Blaster ~ Sexy Elf ~ Superhero ~ Toy Soldier

 
  3 Meljen's Designs rubber stamps Bundled Little Snowboy ~ Cozy Little Chickadees ~CozyWinter  Owl
 

  5 Wee Stamps rubber stamps A Letter For Me ~ Christmas Bunny ~ Let It Snow ~ Suzi With Bunny ~ Wee Florist
 
  3 Raindrop Echo Designs rubber stamp sets Cozy Hands sentiments (co-ordinating die set available) ~ Sleigh Ride ~ Winter Notables (co-ordinating dies available)

  4 Raindrop Echo Designs Shapeology dies Layered Snowflakes ~ Mittens (co-ordinating stamp set available) ~ Notables 1 (co-ordinating stamp set available) ~ Elegant Notables 1 (co-ordinating stamp set available)
Don't forget to visit today's DT and leave a comment on their blog posts to be entered into the draw to win a new release stamp, then pop by the Whimsy Inspirations blog tomorrow for the next list of showcase posts!

Thank you so much for coming by today people.  May your day be blessed beyond measure!

59 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful coloring and adorable images, Crissy! Hope you are having a great fall!

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  2. beautiful card, love the texture you got on the seals x

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  3. Crissy, your images are darling, like always! I love your coloring and card!
    Hugs and smiles

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  4. Oh, how I do love how you've coloured these bears! Beautiful card and image (of course!)
    Joyce xx

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  5. Gorgeous card! What a challenge to colour this image, but you did a great job! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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  6. Your card is really amazing :) Hugs Anneke

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  7. Crissy this is just the cutest little stamp, I just love seals! Thanks so much for joining our new release, your work is stunning!
    Hugs
    Tammy Louise

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  8. Awesome card! I am loving those sentiments and the effect on the fur is just so super cool!

    Hugs;
    Janette

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  9. wow! what gorgeous coloring of the adorable seals!! love it! ;)

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  10. Your coloring is really incredible Crissy!! You are SO talented!! No matter what you do, the results are out of this world!

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  11. What a lovely card. I just love those baby seals. TFS.

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  12. This is realy beautyful and adorable. I love this image. Your card is fabulous. Beautyful colouring.
    Hugs Aartje

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  13. Lovely - my sister loves seals .... this is a must stamp!
    Sandra ltb

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  14. Stunning card Crissy.I love the seals, so sweet.Amazing colouring.Love Debbie Johns x

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  15. Love those seals and that icy look on your card. Hugs Bettina

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  16. Such a cute image for a stamp, your card looks so frosty. Love the blue ribbon, it really pulls the card together.

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  17. wow this is stunning the fur looks so real too xx

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  18. Crissy, I love your card!! The stamp is so cute and love the blues too!! Thanks for the hop and inspiration!!

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  19. beautiful colouring, love the blue colours, hugs, martina

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  20. Your new images for Whimsy are just adorable! These have got to be the cutest seals around! What a lovely card - I love blue and white, it's so clean and fresh.

    luv, Mags x

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  21. What a beautifull card, that stamp is adorable! Love that blue color and ribbon. What a fun blog hop, I am gonna hop along now. Hugs, Hanneke

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  22. Beautiful card! So much detail! It's lovely! Great new release.
    Sarah

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  23. oh they're so cute and I love that fancy tag xx

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  24. What a fabulous card love the non traditional colours and these seals are beautiful they look wonderfully fluffy

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  25. I love the image, gorgeous coloring.
    Hugs,
    Justyna x

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  26. OMGosh Crissy.....I love your new rubber stamps! Sooooo cute!

    Your card is colored to perfection. I love the texturing on the cute seals. FABulous work!

    Happy Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~
    Sharron♥

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  27. Wow this is just stunning, I love the fur, its just amazing!
    Kat xx

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  28. Oh Crissy!!! You know how I feel about your cuddly ones!! This is absolutely adorable, & your new images are the CUTEST!!! I looooove penguins -- I have meant for the longest time to order the polar bear following the penguin & just haven't gotten around to it -- so many images + no free minutes in my day = crabby Michelle!!!!!

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  29. Gorgeous! When I was a little girl I had a windcheater in this shade of blue with some handpainted seal cubs on it. Very much like this image. Wow! I loved that jumper.

    Thankyou so much for sharing your beautiful creation and helping me bring back some happy memories.

    xoxoxox Carly

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  30. YOur new images are just adorable and your card is just beautiful>> Love the blues!! Hugsxx

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  31. Such a darling card. These seals are just precious. Thanks for all the details on how you made it. All I can say is AMAZING!! patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  32. So beautiful!! Love how you colored the image, they look so life like!

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  33. Fantastic job showcasing these great releases!!!! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  34. Their faces are just so sweet, so tender and thoughtful, i love it!! This release, oh me oh my, you've spoilt us with your gorgeous images, I love them all!! And your colouring is amazing!!! Fabulous showcasing of a darling image!!
    hugs, stephanne

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  35. Absolutely beautiful Crissy the colouring is amazing and that little image is so cute xxxx

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  36. Oh..what a sweet card,Crissy. I love it.
    Hugs Anna

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  37. Crissy, your card is just lovely and, as usual, your colouring is AMAZING! I ADORE all of your new images...all SUPER cute....I'd have to say that Cool Pony is my favourite but, they're all AWESOME!

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  38. Your card is so gorgeous!! The seals are so cute, and love the sentiment on the inside!!

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  39. Adorable,very sweet,gorgeous card :-) I love the images you used and your colouring is FABULOUS !! :-) the colors and all the details are just perfect :-)

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  40. Oh my, what a gorgeous card! Love the new stamps, and those little seal pups are simply sweet!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Sue O

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  41. Your coloring is great,
    It looks so natural.

    Hugs, bastel_fee

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  42. Absolutely beautiful card Crissy - I love this image. Ordered the new dies and stamp set yesterday so can't wait for them to arrive here in the UK.

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  43. Love, love, love the dies! Such great shapes to be inspired by. Cute stamps too!

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  44. Your sweet image just pops off the page! Love the fancy cuttest and awesome design.

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  45. I love this image, and you did it proud! beautiful card, colors and sentiment! Lovely L/O as well. Your coloring is wonderful!
    Susan

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  46. So cute! I love your coloring choices and layout!

    Wishing you a happy day!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  47. absolutely a cute idea. Never would have thought of using all die cuts in the background. It really brings out the image,as they are sitting on cakes of ice,and moving around. Just the expressions on the stamp, friends. thanks for sharing.

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  48. what an adorable card! love the image and the coloring. I also love the sentiment inside - just beautiful!

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  49. This is just stunning Crissy,thanks again for another fabulous release,Hugs Debbie x

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  50. Crissy, this is so gorgeous! Love the seals and the gorgeous blue ribbon!

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  51. So beautiful card Crissy,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  52. Hi Chrissy, wow hun this colouring is brilliant. Love those two adorable seals! Their fur looks so real, excelent work. Hugs, Frea

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  53. Crissy Crissy this is Marvelous!!!!! Just love the copic white technique you used--hmm idea ;o) You always inspire and encourage me!!! Love your new stmps dear!!!
    blessings

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  54. Hi Crissy and my goodness, your new stamps are gorgeous, love these cuties and your stunning colouring! I've had a little catch up, it's been far too long and your illustrations always go straight to the heart for me. I hope you and your family are all well and speak to you soon. Hugs, Chris x

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