Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New DT Members Wanted!

Hi peeps!  Just letting you know, this was posted by Denise of Whimsy Stamps on the Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration Facebook page:

We'd like to add a few new Digital DT members to the digi team for our new term in January, and if anyone is interested to please email our DT Coordinator Debbie ( or private message her here on FB.

Digital Team members receive free digi stamps each month, a Whimsy store discount, get to be part of a wonderful group of DT members, and have fun working together!

Original message found HERE

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

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