Saturday, June 16, 2018

Whimsy Stamps and The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge 10th Anniversary Blog Hop

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Happy Saturday Everyone! Whimsy Stamps is taking part in The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge - Special Blog Hop Event. It's to celebrate their 10th anniversary. If you want to know more about The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge please check out this post on Kathy's blog.

There are lots of awesome companies taking part and there are also lots of goodies to win on the way. Whimsy is one of these brilliant companies and if you like to take part in the hop and have a chance on winning some Whimsy goodies please visit the Whimsy Blog HERE

Here is the blog line up of all the companies taking part:

Right now it’s in the middle of the challenge and it’s a great time to take a leap, jump in and get your feet wet! Don’t feel like you are jumping into the middle of the challenge I hope you will think of it as a new beginning.
The premise of “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” is to color something everyday even if it’s for five minutes. However feel free to jump in or out as time permits. Any coloring medium is welcomed. 
Click here - if you like to play along in the challenge and to upload your coloring on the blog. 

Facebook - (FB is a closed group). 

Please remember to use the hashtag #thedailymarker30day and tag @kathyrac .
For kids & young adults #thedailymarker30daykids

Here is my creation/coloring for 
The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge

I colored this cutie from Whimsy's Marina Fedotova line called Mazarine Butterfly Fairy. I colored her using my Copics (for a full list of Copic colors used see below). The background was made using shimmer sprays and Glitter ink from the Wink of Stella pens which I sprinkled with a brush on the paper. The sentiment is from the Scripted Everyday Sentiments which I gold embossed on vellum paper. The beautiful satin gold cardstock was a left over from one of my Whimsy Paper Door kits. Gosh these kits are always stocked with the most beautiful papers *love*! For a final touch I've added some matching sequins and glitter dots.

Copics used:
Hair: E50, E53, E55, E34

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, E03, R20
Wings: BG000, BG10, N4
Cloth: RV00, RV32, RV34, RV17, RV19
Y11, Y35, YR24
BG10, BG13, BG15, BG18

Whimsy products used:

Memento Full-Size Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black    Copic Sketch Markers Cadmium Red [Pack Of 3] (3PK-R27S)   *NEW Mazarine Butterfly Fairy
*NEW Everyday Scripted Sentiments   Magical Adventure Sequin Pack    Morning Glow Sequin Pack     Sugar Maple Sequin Pack   VersaMark Full-Size Ink Pad - Original (Clear)     

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Whimsy June 2018 Release Day 4 - Crazy Cat Lady

Happy Monday All and Welcome to Day 4 of the Whimsy June Release Celebrations. I have a fun shaker card to share with you today. 

I had a blast coloring this fun and happy image from the NEW Crazy Cat Lady clear set. I instantly had to think of my niece-in-law (is there such thing? who loves and adores cats. So I made this card with her in mind :-D This is for you Britta ;-) xx

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Curious Metallic Cryogen white paper. I love the shimmer this paper has. Even after coloring the shimmer is still there and gives a subtle sparkle to your image.  Years ago this was my favorite paper to use with Copics. I kind of forgot about it and haven't used it in years. While organizing my craft room the other day I came across some left over sheets and remembered how nice it behaved with alcohol markers. Color goes on and blends like butter. I have to use this more often again!

I fuzzy cut the image because I wanted to pop it up on top of this shaker card. The shaker elements were created using the NEW Wavy Edger Die set and the Shaker Maker Rectangle die set. The background was made using blue, teal and pink shimmer sprays on 140 lb heavy weight watercolor paper. The sentiment I used is included in the set as are many more as well as some smaller images. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Claire Nocturne ink. 

Here are all the Whimsy store products I used:

*NEW Wavy Edgers Die Set   *NEW Crazy Cat Lady   Shaker Maker Rectangle Die Set   Magical Adventure Sequin Pack      *NEW Summer Breeze Enamel Dots   Wild and Free Sequin Pack    Morning Glow Sequin Pack      Memento Full-Size Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black    Copic Sketch Markers Cadmium Red [Pack Of 3] (3PK-R27S)    VersaFine CLAIR Ink Pad - Nocturne (black)  

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Saturday, June 2, 2018

Whimsy June Release Day 2 - Seashells

Hello Crafty Friends! It's Saturday and the second day of the Whimsy Stamps June release!  My inspiration for you today is a card I made using the NEW Seashell Background stamp, New Let's Be Mermaids clear set and the Leaf Foliage 2 die set

I used 140lb mixed media paper for the background. I spritzed on different colors of mica shimmer spray, letting it dry between each application. Unfortunately the super nice shimmer can't be seen in the photograph. Then after it had dried completely and I was satisfied with my colors I used Versamark ink and stampe on the Seashell Background and embossed with white embossing powder.  My card base is 5.5 x 4.25 inches crosswise fold. First I added a black card stock layer to my card base (5.25 x 4 inches) and on top my seashell beackground in a slight angle. I cut the seashell background 1/8 of and inch smaller than the black cardstock layer.

I cut out two tags (from a discontinued Whimsy tag dies set) one from black cardstock and the other is a very nice sparkly shimmer paper in lime green that was included in the Whimsy March Paper Door kit. It fit the color of my background perfectly.

The sentiment is from the Let's Be Mermaids clear set  and was stamped with VersaMark ink onto the black tag and white heat embossed. I layered the two tags in a slight angle and used foam tape to attach them to my card. I then die cut some foliage leaves also from shimmer paper and added them, together with some flowers from my stash, to decorate the tags. As a last touch I added some sequins and enamel dots. The white enamel dots are handmade using Nuvo Crystal Drops Simply White.

Here is a list of all the Whimsy Products I've used:

*NEW Seashell Background   *NEW Let's Be Mermaids   Leaf Foliage 2 Die Set   Nuvo - Crystal Drops - Simply White   

Magical Adventure Sequin Pack      *NEW Summer Breeze Enamel Dots    VersaMark Full-Size Ink Pad - Original (Clear)     

White Embossing Powder

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