Feb 14, 2012

3 Companies - 1 Blog Hop

Not one, not two but THREE COMPANIES have come together to bring you a fantastic collection of images, sentiments and even matching embellishments to get your creative minds flowing with ideas!

WHO ARE THEY??

If you have been following the lead up to our big release then you may have taken a stab at guessing who we are.

If you guessed...



Whimsy Stamps, Make it Crafty & Little Miss Muffet Stamps,



then you are correct!! Woot!

Now as you can imagine there are HEAPS of prizes to be won but before all that, join us on our incredible inspiration hop where the talented girls from our teams share different ways you can combine our products.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

With it being Valentine's Day, of course the theme has an element of love... whether it be friendships, a thank you or even a romantic kiss in Paris... you are sure to feel the love all round.

So if you have just popped by to say hi and stumbled into this hop you may want to

START AT THE BEGINNING!
Otherwise you should have arrived from Frea's fabulous blog.

Here is what I made.
To make my card I used the gorgeous digi "Natalie the painter" by Little Miss Muffet. It has been colored using derwent coloursoft and Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, as well as some copics for the skin tones.

After coloring I cut the girl and easel out and adhered to Whimsy Stamps brand new background stamp "Notebook Page" from the Raindrop Echo collection, just released TODAY!

The paper that you see behind all this was made by printing out one of the brand new Paris Elements complete scene by Make it Crafty. I used the direct to paper technique to give it some color.

The postage stamp on the top left and the "paris" postmark that you can see stamped on the Notebook page on the bottom left are from the set "Vintage Postage Stamps" from the Raindrop Echo collection by Whimsy Stamps, also just released.

I embellished with some lace and diecut flowers and brads. The beautiful flourishes were made using Whimsy's "vines" shapeology die. To finish it off I added a notebook spiral die cut and a couple corner dies, both from Whimsy Stamps Shapeology die collection. Both of these dies are brand new today!

The sentiment "Cherished Friend" is from the set Friendship Notables 2 from an earlierWhimsy Stamps release. I used a brand new chipboard frame, available at Make it Crafty, to frame it. This frame fits Whimsy Stamps friendship notables 2 die and sentiments. They are amazing and so beautiful. And they are available in a few other shapes too, matching other Whimsy stamps and dies. If you are in the US you can also buy those chipboard frames at Whimsy Stamps.

I'd love to enter my card to the following challenges:



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PRIZES & SURPISES & A CHALLENGE!!

Make sure you comment along the way for a chance at winning a few extra goodies and once you reach the end, we'll share all the details on the prizes you can win and we even have a fun challenge you can enter which could win you a feature in the upcoming Whimsy Magazine!

Don't forget all the products used today are available for purchase right now!

Whimsy Stamps Store | Make it Crafty Store | Little Miss Muffet Stamps Store

Your next stop on this hop is Jane's beautiful blog.

One more thing to mention, there is an amazing sale going on at Whimsy Stamps right now on all digital stamps and Shape EZ cut files by TLC. They are 50% off from now until the 21st. A great time to get those digis from your wishlist!

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy hopping!!


72 comments:

Frea said...

Hi Ellie, gorgeous card, love those soft colours you used! HUgs, Frea

Carly said...

oh my goodness .. pencils! this is amazing ...!!!!

WOW!

Gorgeous! Stunning! LOVE IT!

xoxoxo Carly

Debbie Pamment said...

FABULOUS - love the flowers and your gorgeous colour scheme.
xXx

Bizzi Hands said...

What a gorgeous card! am loving this blog hop - talent everywhere.. well done .

Sally

Vicky said...

Awesome card love how you have cut her out & attached her to the fabulous whimsy background. Love the flowers & love your colouring. It all looks gorgeous.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

alethea said...

I absolutely love this card!1 Love the images, the elements and the colour!! HUgsxx

Lou said...

Brilliant Card Happy Valentines Day Lou x

Arabella said...

Gorgeous card Ellie! There are so many beautiful elements combined here!

Arabella

Melanie said...

Love the colouring of the painter and easel! A lovely combination of Whimsy Stamps, Make it Crafty Chipboard and Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

jackid said...

I love this it's beautiful your colouring is perfect
Jacki xx

Boxofcolours said...

Hello Ellie, this is beautiful - makes me want to get my easel back out again!
Hugs
Jane

Liesbeth said...

What a great and lovely card Ellie.
gr. Liesbeth

paperpapier said...

wow...love the colour palette that you applied on the card...absolutely gorgeous!

Mariska said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Love everything about this card, all the flowers and swirls but also the way you colored that image with stains on her clothes, fabulous job!!

Hugs,
Mariska

Maryann said...

Again an awesome project here. I´m really amazed to see so much beauty from all of you girls here, so fantastic work from all of you, and this is no exception to that, that´s for sure.

BlackBird said...

Like your card!

Gea said...

love your card!!!
Hugs Gea

LilyPinkScraps said...

Wow, lovely card! So many gorgeous bits to look at :)

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Ellie! I love the monochromatic colors and the wonderful scene! Beautiful embellishments!

Deb said...

fabulous card Ellie, love the stamps you used and all those pretty flowers!
Debxx

Celina said...

Great looking card. I like all the different background elements you used.

Nina said...

Really really love how you colored her pants! all the little splashes of paint looks too cute! Great card!

Karen said...

Happy Valentine's Day. Really pretty card, love the stamp and the all the elements you've used hugs Karen x

ElamDesign33 said...

I'm going to have to get the "artist: stamp you used. Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Ellie, love how you've used the image, your die cut embellishments are perfect, hugs, Sarah x

Chris x said...

Beautiful work, wonderful card. xxx

Frea said...

Hi Ellie, I changed it and it's working now. I never checked it, just copied the code I received from Zoe. I did have the complete list added on my post and that link to you was working properly. Hugs, Frea

Renkata said...

Fantastic card.

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Beautiful Card! Love it! Hugs! Leah Ann

Denise and Louise said...

What an amazing collaboration of companies and what a totally gorgeous card you have created.
Denise xx

LaJanette said...

Great card! Loving the vintage feel of it, although it is not a love card it is very romantic:0)

Hugs;
Janette

stampencamper said...

way to give this image such great character and demsnion, and what a fantastic image to come up for
us crafted painters

Trudie said...

Gorgeous. Love the background stamp and how you have included the different elements to make this up. Colours are lovely. xx

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fabulous card.

Cleota said...

Very lovely Ellie! Love the background paper and all the different embellies.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the details.

Corinne said...

WOW, what a wonderful card and all those details are amazing
Hugs

Raewyn said...

this hop just gets better and better - gorgeous card, I love all your layered elements

GerJanne said...

I like yuur card! Especially the colours you used!
Thanks for sharing!

GerJanne

The Crafty Dream said...

lOVE IT!!! LOVE EVERYTHING

Gaby B
www.thecraftydream.blogspot.com
mgb2000@gmail.com

Thank u!

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! I love the detail of the paint on her working shirt.

Jen

Scrappin' Annie said...

What a super card Elle, Beautiful colours.

Craftyanita said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours!!

Shirl said...

Enjoyed viewing your site and the inspiration for the 3 company blog hop. Thanks

Julie said...

This is just gorgeous! I Love These Products and I Want Them Now! (Hehehe)

Hugz,
Julie

ceciliareyes said...

Wonderful, soft colours, lovely flowers and I love all that background stamped. Great job!!!

Sandra said...

Hi Ellie! Oh your card is wonderful! Love the colors you have used and the embellies looks awesome! I love how the painter have colour over herself! :) hugs Sandra

Thistleblue said...

Morning! thanks for sharing your gorgeous card, i love the layout and the beautiful flowers and swirls. Hope you have a wonderful day
hugs
Michelle
x

Delphine said...

this is absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful colours and fantastic details! Hugs Delphine xx

zehra said...

Love the colors on the card, gorgeous, very beautiful, loved it

Adriana Morales said...

Your card is lovely, beautiful colours. Thanks for sharing the whole process of how you put it all together.

Blessings,
Adriana xx

neddgirl said...

Great card.

Rebecca
brrck@yahoo.com

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

Fantastic! Love your colouring scheme and fun layout. The smattering of flowers and leaves are so fun.

Annika said...

Ellie, what a lovely card! Especially the paint stains on her clothes... well done!!

Hug annika

Dawn Frost said...

I just LOVE the colours you used, it has such a vintage feel to it. Great details, beautiful colouring!

Myoriah said...

Love the colors and the way that everything flows together. Beautiful card!

Glenda Atkins said...

Love the soft colours and the fabulous flowers, wonderful design!

Heidi said...

This is an amazing card those colours are so subtle yet give a real poignant feel, very french. hugs heid x

Jenn Zeeb said...

I love the colors you chose. What a beautiful card

Hazel said...

Love your card. Have only just found the details for the blog hop - don't know whether there's a time limit, but hopping along anyway! x

Dora said...

hello,

from Frea to you.....beautiful card.
amazing flowers!!
so I'll go to the next one.
have a nice day!
greetings Dora

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love your colour choices and all of the fab flowers in this pretty card! Hugs, Lesley

Deonna said...

Fabulous card and your coloring is amazing. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous card.

Shazza said...

beautiful card!!

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

I love your color scheme. You did an amazing job.

Shari said...

stunning card! Love how you embellished it!

Ani said...

What a lovely card you've made! Love it!

dmbennett said...

Beautiful card. Love the color combo you used. Your coloring is fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

mags said...

Gorgeous card. Lovely image and gorgeous papers and layout.
Mags
x

Zoe said...

What an absolutely delightful card Ellie. The colours of the whole layout are so soothing and the images you chose to work with are adorable. hugs xxoo

Billie A said...

Love the colors and the image and embellishments are wonderful. Great card.

...just Barbara said...

This is wonderful and I love all those elements you were able to fit on there - it looks perfect! Great coloring too and love the way you displayed Natalie! Excellent card - lovely! *Hugs