Nov 22, 2011

Whimsy Stamps November Showcase Day 6

Hello and welcome to Day 5 of our November Rubber Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (16 November) Whimsy Stamps released this month's rubber designs and new shapeology dies. From then until 23 November the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new stamps and dies with a daily mini blog hop.

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DesignTeam's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspirations blog after 12.00PM EST on 23 November.

And here is what I created for today using the adorable Wee Stamp
"A letter for me" along with Raindrop Echo Design's "Everyday Mini Postage Stamps".

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I went with a simple look for this, just used a few buttons and linen thread to embellish, and did some machine sewing.

The papers are from the linen pack by DCWV.
I colored with derwent coloursoft pencils and blended with baby oil.

I have been getting a few emails asking how I do my coloring, I am not good at doing tutorials, but anyone interested in this technique, you can find lots of tutorials on You-tube, the technique is called gamsol magic, and I just use baby oil in place of mineral spirits and Derwent Coloursoft Pencils instead of Prismacolor Pencils, although I have many of those too. I do want to let you know, that it matters what kind of card stock you use, I find that Neenah solar crest works best for me (others that I have tried are GP 110lb, Stampin Up and Gina K. - the pencils don't blend as well on the other papers that I used.)

As I mentioned above the postage stamps are from the set "Everyday Mini Postage stamps" by Raindrop Echo Designs. I used the mini postage shapeology die to cut them out.

Not much more to tell about this card. I hope you like it!

I would like to enter it to the following challenges:

To take a look at what the rest of the designers created for today, just click the links below.

Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check back tomorrow for the last day of the November Release Showcase.

30 comments:

Gram's Treasures said...

So sweet...nice and simple too! Works well with your colour choices and those buttons.
Joyce xx

ribenaruby said...

Wonderful new image, loving these postage stamps, what a difference they make to your card! Ruby x

Glennis said...

fabulous colours

Hanneke said...

Great card! Love the papers and buttons you used. I am gonna hop along now on the bloghop. Hugs, Hanneke

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, fab image and great colouring. hugs,moni

Mimi said...

So cute!! Love the adorable image and cute mini postage stamps! Adorable card!! TFS! ;)

Annelies said...

Hi Ellie, I really love your card! Great colours and such a sweet image! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Debbie said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous card.Loads of textures here.Beautiful stamp and sentiments - love it.Hugs Debbie Johns x

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so cute.

Aartje said...

Beautyful image, i love the way you coloured it. Nice buttons.
Hugs Aartje

Sandy G said...

A really sweet card, love the stitching and buttons

bettand said...

Fab card. Love the little stamps in the corner and what a cute design with the sewing on the edges. Bettina xx

Sarah said...

What a sweet card Ellie!
I love your pretty layout with the buttons and sewing. And the tags are perfect! This little guy is a cutie.
Sarah

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Sweet, adorable card! Love the buttons added, and the tags. Cute! Hugs! Leah Ann

bastel_fee said...

Your card is so sweet.

Hugs,
bastel_fee

Lisa R. said...

Great job with the image. Love the papers and sewing. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Trisha said...

Beautiful card again, Ellie. Your buttons look so cute. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Carly said...

ooohhh beautiful! Love the colour combo and the stitching!

xoxoxox Carly

Leanne said...

Adorable image! love ur layout too. Great card.

Loz ♥ said...

oh, this is so sweet! and I just love those colours and DP x

Adriana Vanderhoeven said...

i like your work, the colour and the image is so cute. hugs

Cheryl said...

oh this is one adorable image and those colors are just perfect,hugs cherylxxxx

Marika said...

Good Morning

I love the colour combination. It really is beautiful.
Thank you and have a great day,
Marika

Marion said...

Gorgeous card and image. Lovely colouring and great stitching. Love the buttons.
Marion

alethea said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the colours you have used!! HUgsxx

Naomi said...

Such a sweet card, I love that adorable image and the buttons!

MissFunny said...

Oh...the Image is soooo sweet !!!!


Hugs
Anna

Susan said...

I love that little kitty!
The stamps are the perfect touch!
Susan

Sandy O said...

Oh Ellie, this is adorable. I have never seen this paper before and will have to check it out.

The stitching is perfect. I also have admired your coloring and it is good to know how you do it. I have tried this techique before and had some trouble with it. It was probably the paper. Thank you for letting us know what the best paper to use is.

Also, thank you for your sweet comment on my blog :o) hugs

LaJanette said...

Oh Ellie; I am loving how you have colored this adorable image! The papers are awesome and those buttons are just the perfect touch!

Hugs;
Janette