Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Have a Ball

What a great Ornaments background image.
I had loads of fun coloring this one from the DoveArt Studios line from Whimsy Stamps.
I purposely made the needles different color; for depth but also to wake up my brain.
 Sometimes it seems things get so chaotic we need something to really focus on to distract and enjoy.

Sweet and Simple 

Whimsy Products Used:
*NEW Ornaments Background Rubber Cling Stamp

Monday, October 29, 2018

Over the hills and through the woods.....

To Grandma's house we go!!

I'm a super fan of shaped dies and
this new Evergreen Die Set from the Crissy Armstrong collection of gorgeous
I knew I had to create a scene with just the trees. So, I've created a country card.

Other Whimsy Stamps Products Used:
You're My Jolly Stamp Set
Stitched Border Die Trio

This card was so simple to make. I just cut one of each of the  Evergreen Die Set in different color shades, added some edge inking and sorted them on my hills made from Stitched Border Die Trio. Then, stamping out my sentiment with You're My Jolly Stamp Set. which has so many options of sentiments. LOVE!!

*NEW Evergreen Trees Die SetStitched Border Die Trio*NEW You're My Jolly Clear Stamps

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Roses are Red. Even in the Winter

Ok, I was floored when I saw these in the up and coming new releases. 
Then when they showed up in my DT box...HEAVEN

 I personally do not think I do florals well at all but I do love to color a rose
These are so incredible and with the different groupings, there are a multitude of ways set to how you want to set it up design.

I used a reference photo as I do a lot and tried to capture all the detail of Winter Roses Background . Even adding some pencil strokes for the veining a texture on the petals.
I cut it out using one of the Hand Stitched Nested Rectangle Die Set
Using You're My Jolly Clear Stamp Set, I popped a birthday sentiment.

I think I coulda gone deeper in the shadows but overall, I really like the turnout.

*NEW You're My Jolly Clear Stamps*NEW Winter Roses Background Rubber Cling StampHand Stitched Nested Rectangles

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Ho Ho Hum

This is the best!!
I laughed so hard and had the best time making this

Holly Jolly my Butt
I used the stamp set with the new
Peek a boo Window 2
Both from the October Whimsy Stamps release

I started out by cutting my Peek a boo Window 2 with foil paper.
then I began to play with my Holly Jolly my Butt. I stamped off both gift stamps. I made sure to do an extra for the mask. Next, I Fussy cut them out and created the gift scene.
I knew I wanted Santa in that lower section so he'd definitely have to be fussy cut as well. He cracks me up every time I look at him.
Ok, for the fun part. I original wanted to use the branch pieces as Angel wings and have the puppy hanging off butttttttt, I then thought better. So, I created a Christmas tree. I just stamped, colored, cut and arranged it until I liked it. I used the center piece of Peek a boo Window 2  to create a little tree stand.
Well, no wings to bite but I did add another puppy off the corner. It was a chore getting him off Santa's booty.

*NEW Holly Jolly My Butt Clear Stamps*NEW Peekaboo Window 2 Die

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Christmas Horns

If there's one thing you're sure to see at Christmas, it's Christmas Horns
This image is just one of the latest from the DoveArt Studios line
I've teamed it with other Whimsy Stamps products;
Brushed Stripes Background
Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles

Notched Squares Die Set

As always, Jenn's images are lovely to color up.  Christmas Horns was no exception. She does the shading so perfectly for you. Awesome!!!
I cut the image out with one of the Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles
I knew the Brushed Stripes Background was the perfect backing to compliment the colors used on the image. Silly me, I tossed my colored inks because they dried hard as a rock. What to do???
I grabbed a couple of bottle of glitter acrylic paint and painted the lines using my Tim Holz stamping platform. I think the unevenness gave it a nice realistic look.
This was cut out using the Notched Squares Die Set.
Added some ribbon, pine cones, rhinestones and I'm done.

*NEW Christmas Horns Rubber Cling StampHand Stitched Nested RectanglesNotched Squares Die Set*NEW Brushed Stripes Background Rubber Cling Stamp

Saturday, October 6, 2018

World Card Making Day

Hello and Welcome to World Card Making Day with Whimsy Stamps!  We are so excited for you to join the fun today with an amazing blog hop from the talented Whimsy artists.  Each blog will have some inspiration with a card perfect for World Card Making Day. 

Today, I would like to share my project using the fabulous 

I colored my Penguin Spook Nite up with Copics. I added the sentiment from the set and choose to grab "greetings' from Everyday Scripted Sentiments. I did a scan of the bats so that I could reverse them. Finally, using Pan Pastels, did the background.
A simple CAS of layering completed my card.

The card making community is so wonderful and Denise the owner of Whimsy Stamps wanted to share her appreciation with a fun day filled with inspiration, prizes and freebies.   Make sure to comment on each blog post to be eligible for the prizes.  In order to get the beautiful freebies that will be available make sure to join our Whimsy Stamps and InspirationFacebook group.
If you happened upon my blog without knowing there is a blog hop today, make sure to start at the beginning so you don't miss any of the wonderful inspiration and prize opportunities!!!

My Whimsy Stamps Products used:

Penguin Spook Nite Rubber Cling StampEveryday Scripted Sentiments Clear Stamps

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Oh Christmas Tree

release week.
I'm super excited to share with you today
from the DoveArt Studios Line at Whimsy Stamps
this is 

Other Whimsy Stamps Products Used:

I colored this image before and set it aside. Jenn asked me if I would use it for release week because she like it so much...swoon...Ok, when the artist asks you to do something, you do it. lol.

The image was colored up with the no lines technique using memento grey and then created with prisma pencils. I love the control and fine lines I can get. . One of my great draws to Jenn's images are the realism so yes, I did every one of the needles individually on the the tree
I added some glitter with spica too pens on the light strings.

*NEW Christmas Tree Rubber Cling StampBold ABC Die SetStitched Border Die Trio