Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Whimsy Design Team Call

Since I draw for Whimsy, I thought I would put this info out there from their Whimsy Inspirations Blog.  I just copied and pasted it for your convenience.  Please do not approach me about getting on the DT.  I don't have anything to do with that, other than to announce this call to you.  Thanks precious peeps!!
God Bless!

Design Team Call - NOW OPEN
Whimsy Stamps is also holding a Design Team call from now until December 9th. We are looking for some talented crafters to join our Digital Stamp DT and help us showcase our growing digital stamp collections.

Each Digi Team Designer is asked to...

* share one project per week on his/her blog (applicants must have a blog),
* participate in our monthly releases and blog hop,
Participate in at least 2 monthly challenges on our new Whimsy Inspires Challenge blog. The challenges post weekly, but DT members are only required to participate bi-weekly unless you choose to do more.
* become a member of our Yahoo and private Facebook group
* share your artwork on our Facebook Fan page, Whimsy Blog, and any other online community you belong to,
* promote Whimsy Stamps by using our images, mentioning Whimsy news and promotions, and linking to our shop.In exchange for DT work and helping to promote our products...
* members will have access to our digital stamps for use in weekly DT projects,
* members will receive a DT discount of 20% off, on all Whimsy shop purchases, while a member of our team,
* personal bio and photo will be placed on our blog.If you are interested in applying, please send an email with your contact info, blog link, some details about yourself, and 3 of your favourite projects to whimsystamps@gmail.com with the subject line Digi DT. We will reply to let you know your application has been received. All new members will be contacted during the week of December 12th and announced on our Whimsy Blog thereafter.

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!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Friend's Images

I have a very, very close friend who is also an artist.  When we are together, a lot of people mistake us for sisters.  Which is a huge compliment, because she is gorgeous.. but anyway, she is now drawing illustrations for Whimsy too!  Her line is Stampart Design by Kathryne.  I just love these cuddling polar bears and wanted to showcase them on my card today.  The image is "Polar Bear Cub - Melt My Heart" and can be found HERE.
I coloured the image with Copics and it was easy to do on this darling image, and lots of fun.  The sentiment, poinsettia image and candle DP are also all from Whimsy. 
I haven't had a lot of crafting time lately so I was really happy to get time to do this and help show off her line of digital images.  I hope you can go check out all her images -- she has a lot of really cute teddies and raggedies too. 
Thanks for coming by today!