Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Monster Daze and special Instagram Hop!

This post is a happy birthday message to Denise, owner of Whimsy Stamps!  A bunch of us on the Whimsy Team have created an Instagram hop to celebrate her birthday and to have an excuse to do a fabulous giveaway for some lucky participants.  Note: this is not a "blog" hop, it must be done on Instagram (my apologies for anybody who doesn't do IG!) But look at those potential prizes!! It may be worth giving it a go! Go to the first person listed (below) on the IG hop - they will have the rules of play written on their post so you'll know what to do! You have four days to get through it!
My card features one of the monsters from the new Monster Daze set.  I colored it with Copic markers and had fun making the design on his skin using the blender pen.  It shows up nicely when you start with a dark layer such as this - the blender pen moves the ink to the outer edges and creates those faded areas in the middle. Also fun to do - the smoke on the candle - as if it was just blown out.  
I created the base layer paper with Oxide inks to match the monster, and used water droplets to create that effect you see.  Rather fun too!  

I hope you join in on the Instagram hop and I hope you're one of the lucky winners! If you want to start at the beginning of the hop in IG, go here: @thelittlepinkcaboose - Amanda
 I'm listed on IG as @crissy_armstrong

Here is the complete list of IG accounts on the hop today: 

Amanda ~ @thelittlepinkcaboose 

Beth ~ @bethwitchingcards 

Claudia ~ @claudias.karteria 

Crissy ~ @crissy_armstrong 

Crystal ~ @crystalkomara

Dawn Gavlinski ~ @dawngdesigns 

Dawn Pauley ~ @dpauleydesigns 

Irina ~ @irinacreaties

Iris ~ @iriswiechmann

Jennifer ~ @createorgocrazy

Jennifer ~ @doveartstudios 

Jenny ~ @dixjenny

Larissa ~ @cardelicious_larissa 

Laura ~ @lady_laura_crafts 

Lisa ~ @lisaannmensing

Lisa ~ @palcards

Lucinda ~ @lulucker_aka_petallu 

Maaike ~ @cardsbymaaike 

Melinda ~ @thecraftyconfidant 

Michele ~ @chelemom71 

Sandra ~ addicted_to_creativity 

Trina ~ @phamtastic_design

Ute ~ @berucrafts

Wendy ~ @craftykiwimama

Zoe ~ @snail_mail_4_zoe 

The stamp set link is listed below - and If you make a purchase at Whimsy Stamps by following one of my links,  I get compensated, even if it isn't a product from my line -  And of course I get compensated for every purchase you make from my line of images at Whimsy too.  Thank you so much for your kind support - because it means I get to continue drawing for Whimsy and having fun with all of you!  
Here is your closeup:


1 comment:

  1. I just LOVE this cute set of monsters Crissy, they all have such personality! Your card for Denise is beyond adorable! I LOVE what you did for the hop and thanks for making it super special by joining us. Luv ya! Hugs, Wends xoxo