Friday, November 1, 2013

New Digi Release/Hop!

Welcome to the November digital release blog hop!!!!
We have lots of new images to share with you today created by
I chose to do 2 cards this time. For the first one, I used this super cute StampArt Design by Kathryne called Santa Mouse.  I just love this little dude's face and big expressive eyes! I could not resist using him as soon as I saw her image!! Here is a close-up:
I coloured Santa Mouse with the following Copics: 
Santa Suit: R32, 35, 37, 39, 89 and C6 for additional shading
White fur trim: BV20, 23
Holly Berries: R14, 17, 29, N4, Blender pen for a highlight
Greens: G05, 07, 14, 17, 19, 28, YG21, 23 (note: G28 caused some ink pooling which I tried to remove with the blender pen.  It did help, but there was still a blotchy appearance so I had to solve the problem further .  I used some coloured pencils to blend out the greens and cover up the blotchy areas, and as you can see, it worked!  It is always a challenge when colouring with the higher numbers - copics that end in 8 or 9 - because they are so high in pigment, and they don't soak into the paper but tend to sit on the surface.  Its good to know the problem of ink pooling can be solved and all the work you went to can still be salvaged!)
Mouse body: E50, 53. 55, N4, 5
Inside ears and blush: R12, 11, 21, N3, 4
Other Whimsy Products: 
Whimsy Shapeology Dies: Elegant Flourishes and Notables 5
Sentiment Stamp: Tis the Season Notables 5 by Raindrop Echo Designs
Whimsy Stamps Designer Papers: Vintage Christmas by Michele Roos

My second card is with my own image, Dragon Party.  I had to refrain from flowers, ribbons or bows with this one, because its for my hubby!  He loves my dragons so I thought I'd make one just for him (and share it with all of you too!) I feel this is "dude-ish" enough for a guy.   Interesting how my colour scheme is almost the same on both cards!  
Here is your close-up:
I coloured Dragon Party with the following Copics: 
Reds: R32, 35, 37, 39
Dragon Greens: YG21, 25, G07, 14, 17, 29 and I used the Blender for the scales, but I also went back in with some of the darker greens and made little "u's" or "v's" around where the blender had left a lighter mark.  I really like the effect I got. 
Balloon Greens: G00, 02, 03, 05, with B20, 23 and C1 for shading, Blender
Bone plates: E50, 53, 55, 04, 07
Pink belly: R20, 21, BV20, 23
Smoke puffs: N1, 3
Sky B0000 with a blue coloured pencil overtop
Also used a coloured pencil for the blush on his cheek and the end of his nose. 

The sentiment is a Whimsy Stamp from Party Mini Letter Seals and I used their Corner Die Set in the two left hand corners. 

Now, back to the hop info:
All Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality. You can re-size, flip, or rotate to fit your own project
  To find all of today's new releases please visit the Whimsy Stamps Store
Don't forget to leave comments along the way as there will be 2 mystery DT Members who will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts!
These winners will each win a Whimsy digital image of their choice.
The Grand Prize winner of the hop will be chosen from the very last stop, which is Sheri's Blog.
 This winner will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice from the
The hop will run for 1 week and end on Sunday 8th September at 12 Noon EST, when the lucky winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspirations Blog.
Below is a complete list of the hop in case you get lost along the way

Thanks for visiting! Come back again soon!


  1. Your cards are fabulous, Crissy. Your colourings and shadings absolutely superb. Love them love them. Gorgeous cards. Mike will love it too. Happy Birthday Mike. You've sure brought little Santa Mouse to life! It's an honour to have you create with the image. Thank you. Love you. xx Kat

    CU hellerlittle

  3. These cards are just beautiful. Those images are soo cute.

  4. These cards are both just gorgeous. I sooo love this little mouse and you´ve colored it sooo great, butalso the dragon is really cool and awesome made as well.

  5. Love both of your cards. The Christmas one made me laugh out loud. It is sooooooooo cute! The birthday card is just what a little boy would want to receive for his special day. Wish I could color as well as you do! I must practice more with my Copics.

  6. OMG that little mouse is so cute. Using pencils to blend out the copics.. what a brilliant idea.
    The scales on the dragon look fantastic. Must have taken a while to create that look.
    I'll be following you blog from now on, I have just started out with the alcohol markers and your cards give me so much inspiration. TY for sharing

  7. I just love your coloring on both cards! Your little mouse colors are so rich and deep with such wonderful shading. And the texture on your dragon looks so fantastic.
    {Hugs} Barb

  8. Wow I wish I could colour like you the mouse oh so sweet and love all the folds and the dragon I could feel the texture of his scales and definitely dude-ish dragons always a good bet and definitely makes a change from the usual things you see on bought cards just shows hand crafted are far better fab images and fun hop thanks for sharing and of course for your wondrful images too.

  9. WOW!! Your cards are stunning Crissy.
    Santa Mouse is adorable and coloured so beautifully. Your dragon looks amazing and your colouring is outstanding.
    I hope you have a good weekend
    Sue xx

  10. Incredible colouring, Crissy! Your new dragon is fabulous but I especially love what you've done with Kathryne's sweet little mouse! :o)

  11. Wow, I love both cards, but REALLY love how you colored the dragon! Hope all is well :)

  12. Your coloring is truly inspirational! Thank you for sharing with us your colors and special techniques! I Love all the shading on the mouse, and then I got to the dragon and his scales totally rock! Thanks for sharing!

  13. I apologize if this is a duplicate comment, but my first one didn't seem to post. Both of your cards and your coloring particularly are out of this world. I absolutely love your work and can't wait to get Penguins are Present to go with all my other C.A. penguin digis.

  14. Wow. 2 absolutely stunning card. Love love love your coloring and the scales... beautiful.

  15. Gorgeous cards! Love both images and layouts, but have to say "WOW" on the effects of the Dragon ... looks soooo lifelike! Amazing work! TFS!

  16. O waow, I love your cards. The dragon is nice, the little christmas mousy is sooooo sweet.
    LG Geesje

  17. Both of these cards are gorgeous but the dragon left my jaw dropped down to the floor... that is some of the best colouring I have ever seen. Ever!

  18. Such cute cards, Crissy! Your coloring is absolutely amazing especially on the dragon. I love how you made the scales really stand out. Wow!