Thursday, December 16, 2010

Whimsy New Artist Blog Hop - Kenny K!!!

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Hello everyone and welcome to another Whimsy Release Blog Hop! As I mentioned yesterday I have some big news to share with you today, here it comes......

Whimsy Stamps have some fab news to share with you today - we have a new rubber artist joining our team.... KENNY KIERNAN! Woohoo...can you believe this? Kenny K for Whimsy :-)))

As many of you will know, Kenny K is currently a digital stamp artist (amongst many other things) and although Whimsy will not be carrying any Kenny K digis, we are making some of Kenny's existing designs into rubber and then hopefully adding some new designs along the line that will be exclusive to the Whimsy rubber collection!

So to celebrate this wonderful new venture, the Whimsy Stamps DT plus our fab special Whimsy guests Elaine Hughes, Deb, and Janna, are holding a BLOG HOP to showcase the EIGHT images that are being made into rubber:

All That
Devilish Donna
Download Diva
Kitty Katastrophe
Luscious Linda
Movie Star
Rock Chick
Troublemaker

Remember that Whimsy Stamps will be carrying the rubber versions of these stamps only. Kenny K will continue to offer the digital versions in his store. The rubber stamps are available to PRE-ORDER from today from the Whimsy store, and will start shipping during the week of the 27th!

Our super-talented Ann (Raindrop Echo Designs) has designed some wonderful digital sentiments that work fabulously with these images - thank you Ann! These are also being released today!

If you would like to participate in the hop and you didn't arrive here from Janna's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Simonne's blog.

The hop starts today (Thursday December 16th at noon EST) and ends on Thursday December 23rd at noon EST.

For this hop we have 4 different prize draws! The grand prize of ALL 8 of the new release rubber stamps is being hosted by Denise at the very end of the hop, but there are also 3 mini candy stops throughout the hop! I'm not going to tell you where they are, so you'll just have to keep on hopping to find them! *wink* [Winners will be announced on December 23rd after the hop ends - what a wonderful Christmas present for those lucky hoppers!]

For my blog hop creation I used the cute Download Diva. I colored her with Distress Ink Refills. The watercolor paper I used is from Lanaquarelle 140 lbs hot press. The DP is  from My Minds Eye "Oh LA LA" collection. The sentiment is from Ann's newly designed 'Fast Lane' sentiments which coordinate perfectly with the Kenny K images! I also pulled out my sewing machine and stitched around the edges.


Here's a close up of the image and the Distress colors I used are as follows:
Hair: Scattered Straw, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain and for adding the sparkle to her hair I used twinkling H2O's Buttercup. Skin: Tattered Rose & Tea Dye. Shirt pink: Spun Sugar & Worn Lipstick, shirt red: Fired Brick. Jeans: Faded Jeans & Stormy Sky. Socks: Spun Sugar & Worn Lipstick. Shoes: Peeled Paint & Shabby Shutters, for the glitter on the shoes I used Stickles Star Dust. The glitz on her belt and MP3 player was added using a Sakura Star Dust Pen.


 I also decorated the inside.


So now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping on over to Vicki's blog where I know she has something amazing to show you!

Finally, here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:


Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy this exciting new release!

Hugs,

39 comments:

Karelj said...

How absolutely adorable! I just love the colors you chose....and I love the sentiment you used. ksjennings at gmail dot com and http://karelj.blogspot.com

Chrissy said...

Oh! she's gorgeous. Love the sparkle in her hair. Gorgeous.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Deb said...

beautiful card Iris, so love the papers and your colouring is fabulous! hugs debx

Janet said...

What bright, springy colors! Fabulous card!

Jeanet said...

Wow, you have made a great card with this Kenny K stamp. Your coloring is gorgeous! Hugs, Jeanet

Anne said...

Stunning card Iris love the colours
Anne xx

*Vicki* said...

Wow Iris, this is just gorgeous hun!! I adore your coloring and the shimmer in her hair!! :) Beautiful layout and coloring my friend!!HUGS

dmbennett said...

Another great card. Love the colors you used and all the sparkle you added.... Thanks for sharing.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful card Iris! Love the glittery details and those bright cheery papers! Gorgeous coloring! :)

Frea said...

Hi Iris, Love your card, it proves that these girls also look nice in soft tones. Greetz, Frea

arjette said...

Hi hi,

what a beautifull card!!!!!!

gr. arjette.

Judi said...

Oh, Iris, this is just FABULOUS! Love your colour scheme, and the image is one of my faves.

Judi x

Starla B. said...

Beautiful card! I love the sentiment!

Dawn Edwards said...

What a Great card! I love the shimmer in the hair and great color choices.

Courtney said...

This is really cute Iris...I really like those DP's and your colouring is beautiful!!

Patricia Garcia said...

Cute, cute... Love all the glitter on her hair and your colors are really nice!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh this is so pretty, and your colouring is fantastic! Great sentiment too!

Diamond Doll said...

Gorgeous card fabulous image and i,m loving the sparkle especially in her Hair.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Mary J said...

What fantastic colouring - love it!

Debra said...

Fantastic project TFS

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Iris!! I just love your choice of paper and your coloring of this fun image is perfect!! You are so talented my friend.
hugs,
Chris

Tracey said...

This is so pretty! I love this image!

Crystal said...

Absolutely a beauty Iris, LOVE your colors, stitching, and your gorgeous coloring!!

Christina C. said...

This is an amazingly beautiful and phenomenal card. Love how you colored this gorgeous image!!!!

Vanja said...

Beautiful card, Iris! Fabulous colouring, I love the papers.
hugs, Vanja

donna mikasa said...

Such a beautfiul card made with my fave Kenny K gal! So happy she's been rubberized!

Lorraine said...

What a sweet card and gorgeous coloring of the image!

Juls said...

gorgeous!!!! Loving her sparkly hair!!!! Hugs JUls

annevctr said...

Love what you done with her hair . cool card xx

JoAnne said...

These designs are so wonderful and I am inspired by your great eye for the art of the card. Love them all.

ribenaruby said...

Gorgeous colours! love the stitching and sentiment. Ruby x

CCC said...

I absolutely love the coloring on this image. It was so well blended while using so many different types of products. Thanks for sharing.

Laetitia said...

This card is amazing!! I love everything about it: the image, the colours you used and the layout. Your colouring is fab and what a great idea to add all this glitter in her hair and on her shoes. It makes the card sparkle. Great inspiration, thank you.
Laetitia xx

Marie-Anne said...

What a gorgeous card! Really like the color combinations.

Marie-Anne

kreative basteltante said...

Ohhh WOW FABULOUS CARD!!!

Hugs Manuela

Suzi said...

Gorgeous card, love the papers and that sparkly hair is amazing. Thank you for sharing and congratulation on your new GDT post at Peachy Keen.
Hugs
Suzi x

jeh1016 said...

This is gorgeous! Love how you colored the image and outlined it with glitter. I need to try that technique. TFS!

Dawn said...

This is just so sweet!

Mary said...

Gorgeous card!

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