Saturday, October 21, 2017

Whimsy Stamps' 31 Nights of Halloween & Giveaway

Welcome to Day 21 of the Whimsy Stamps Halloween Celebrations!

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend so far! It is my day today to post on the Whimsy blog with my creation for our 31 Nights of  Halloween Celebrations. I made a card where I used one of Whimsy's older Halloween Stamps. It's a Wee Stamp illustrated by Sylvia Zet and called Batty Boo. This is one of my favorite Halloween images of all times. I think it is stinkin' cute! Who can resist these little bats with their smooshy faces?

We are giving away lots of goodies during our Halloween celebration month at the Whimsy blog.  Denise is so generous and my giveaway for you today is this beautiful Batty Boo stamp! So if you would like to have these cute bats in rubbah then please leave a comment ON THE WHIMSY BLOG ON MY POST -click here- It's that simple, nothing else to do! One comment per person!

You have until 11:59pm on October 30th to enter. The winner will be drawn and announced on the 31st - Halloween Night - on the Whimsy blog!

I colored the image with Copics and pencils using the no-lines technique. The background was created using a Tim Holtz Stencil (I think it's called 'Crackle') and Distress Ink  Tumbled Glass. The sentiment is from the 'Dracula I Compel You' clear set and stamped with Versafine black ink onto vellum paper. I also clear embossed the sentiment to keep it from smearing.
I stamped  some of the bats included with the 'Dracula I Compel You' set onto the background panel. To give it even more dimension I as well die cut some bats from black cardstock with the matching Dracula I Compel You Die set.  The vellum paper strip was then layered on to the background panel. I fuzzy cut the image and added it with some foam tape on top of the vellum strip. To embellish and add some 'Bling' to my card I used  sequins and orange enamel dots from the Summer Breeze enamel dots set.

Here is a close-up shot of the image

List of Copics and Pencils used:


 YR27, YR68, YR15, Y38, YR13
YG99, YG97, YG95, YG91

E000, E00, E11, R02, R00
RV52, RV55, RV66
BG11, BG13, BG15, BG49
N1, N3, N5, N7
BV000, BV11

Faber-Castell Polychromos:
light red violet, light magenta, crimson, rose carmine,
terracotta, burnt umber, burnt siena, night green,
cobalt turquoise, paynes grey, cold grey, copper,
light orange, cadmium orange, dark orange

Whimsy products used on my project:
Batty Boo     Dracula I Compel You
Dracula I Compel You Die Set *NEW Summer Breeze Enamel Dots

Wishing you a great rest of your weekend and don't forget to stop by again tomorrow night on the Whimsy blog where our 31 Nights of Halloween celebrations continue!


Monday, October 16, 2017

Santa Spinner Card & Mirror Stamping Video

Hello Crafty Peeps! Today I have a card to share which was one of my projects at the Whimsy Craft Retreat earlier this month. It is a spinner card which also involves mirror stamping. It's a really fun project and Whimsy Stamps has now mirror stamps in the store to buy.

This super cute image, as well as the sentiment and background image are all from the Oh What Fun clear set by Deb Davis. In the video (scroll down) you will see the image from both sides.

The sprinkles around the image were created using Brusho. I also added glitter for some sparkles.
On the inside I've added snow texture paste and more glitter underneath the trees as well as on top of the trees.

Here is a little video on how to mirror stamp to create the image I used on my spinner card.

Whimsy supplies used:

Oh What Fun Die SetOh What Fun          *NEW Mirror Image   Lisa's Starry Night Sequin Pack

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Darling Daisies - watercolored

Hello crafting friends! Today I want to share a card with you where I used an older Whimsy rubber stamp called Darling Daisies, from the Crissy Armstrong Collection.

I used my ZIG Clean Color Brush Markers to stamp the image as well as color it. This was a new technique for me but I have to say I really do like it. I like the soft watercolor look and the 'no-lines' effect.

I took the stamp and mounted it onto a stamping platform. I used my Mini Misti for that. I then colored directly onto the stamp with my ZIG pens. One color after another and stamping in-between color applications. An easy task if you use a stamping platform. 

After stamping I let the image dry some what. I used a waterbrush to soften the stamped lines, added more color with my ZIG pens (i applied it directly to the paper with the ZIG pen) and colored and softened it again using the waterbrush. For the petals and the stems/leaves I used the lighter color to stamp and darker color to add some more depth. Except for the flower-head where I used the darker color to stamp. It is such a fun technique and I'm totally in love with the outcome and watercolor effect. Especially for flower images this technique is awesome. I'm sure you will see me using it on other images too in the future. The background was done using Distress inks (pads)

The paper I used is Canson cold-press 140lb watercolor paper. For this technique I liked to have a bit more of a rough texture unlike my smooth hot-press paper which I usually use to watercolor stamped images.

The sentiment is from the Wedding Day clear set. 

Colors used:

ZIG Clean Color Brush Pens:

Olive Green (used for stamping), Mid Green,
Bright Yellow, Light Brown (used for stamping),
Pale Grey (used for stamping), Haze Blue, Shadow Mauve (used for stamping)

Distress ink pads (for background):
Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap

Wink of Stella clear - to add some sparkle to the flower-head

Whimsy products used:
Darling Daisies    Wedding Day    Christmas Cheer Enamel Dots

Thanks for visiting!