May 23, 2012

Whimsy Stamps - May Rubber Stamp Release

 Welcome to Whimsy Stamps May rubber stamp and die RELEASE DAY!
Whimsy Stamps is releasing 20 wonderful new rubber stamps & stamp sets and 5 fabulous new Shapeology dies together with 3 new Shape EZ files today! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

 From today until 29 May the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these wonderful 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 will have 24hrs to enter each prize draw by leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day. At the end of release week (Wednesday 30 May) we will post a Release Round-Up on the Whimsy blog. This will include a selection of DT work from the new release week together with a complete list of winners from the daily mini blog hops.

For my card today I used the new rubber stamp "Hopeful" from Whimsy's Sylvia Zet collection.


She has been colored using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils.

I have been forever admiring brayered backgrounds and finally decided to properly learn how to do it. I watched a few videos, and I am getting better at it, but I still need A LOT  of practice. So please excuse my not so perfect card.

The sentiment is also from this Whimsy release, it's from the set "Oval Letter Seals". I used the new Shapeology die "Fun in the Sun".

I simply embellished with some ribbon, a button and twine, then added a little bit of glitter and sewed the edges.

I would love to enter my card to the following challenges:

 
 To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT posts listed below by 12:00PM EST tomorrow:


 Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release!


65 comments:

Colleen Schaan said...

Super creative way to use this image! Love the card!

Tonya H said...

I think your card is fabulous. You did a great job on the scene. Makes me want to hit the beach. I love this image. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

Basslady said...

this is fabulous!

love the stitching on your card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so cute, love the new image and the design

Shari said...

Love how you made the background to look like sand and water/sky! Great job! This image is so beautiful!

Shari

heidy said...

Fabolous card Ellie!!!
Gorgeous coloring!
XXX Heidy

GerJanne said...

Hi Ellie,

I like her! She is on barefeet and I like to walk that way....;-)

GerJanne

Sue said...

A fabulous card.

Beate said...

Beautiful card! Love the coloring and background.
Hugs and smiles

CrazyCraftyCreators said...

The contrast between the vibrant colored background and the soft coloring helps make everything POP! Love it!

jan farnworth said...

very pretty

SemSee said...

Oooo, I LOVE your brayered background. That something I would love to try too! Really love the stunning simplicity of this card - it actually looks like a framed piece of art! xx

Olivia said...

Wow. Love the scene and how you were able to incorporate three of the items from the new release...loving that sentiment set. Fabulous coloring!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Beautiful card!! Makes me want to run to the beach!

Uta said...

Wow, what a pretty summer card. I love the scene you made with this lovely image.
Hugs, Uta

Anonymous said...

Xiomara
So cute card!

Colinda said...

Love your background!! The image is my favorite! Enjoy your evening, Colinda

cebelica said...

Oooh, this looks great! I love the sweet image and the background. Hugs! xx

Aartje said...

Wow, great way to use this image. Beautyful result.
Hugs Aartje

Glennis said...

Such a pretty card - I love the whole design

misteejay said...

Fab card - love the way you have done the background.

Toni xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous card, I love the sentiment and your background has a perfect summery feel and works beautifully with the image. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Lynne said...

Wonderfully creative.

rachel said...

wow wow wow - this girl now looks like a super cool beach baby hippy chick - thats amazing - brilliant card xx

~ Jo ~ said...

Very creative card indeed! Love the summery beach vibe and you colored this girl beautifully!


Hugs,
Jo

Leah Ann Gast said...

Wow! this is gorgeous!!! Hugs! Leah Ann

Lisa R. said...

Fantastic demonstration of the releases! TFS Joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

DebraK said...

cute card! I was hoping to see someone use that new die--very clever!

snailzpace said...

your brayering looks amazing, ellie! and so does your oh so straight stitching - a beautiful card!
linda

Candy C said...

Very cute and summery card, Ellie! I love your beachy scene! The little colorized girl is darling. Love the butterfly on her jeans. :) Your sky is a beautifully shaded piece. You did a beautiful job on the brayering! :) Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

kim.scrapper said...

I think you did a wonderful job on brayering. Cute image!

Wendy Thompson said...

Ellie your card is just beautiful. The stitching just completes it.

Simply Sandy said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love the way you did the background! This is my favorite stamp of the new release...gonna have to definitely buy it now. Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

Susan said...

Oh my -- that beach scene with her flowing hair is just wonderful!

Niki Estes said...

Ellie, this is so cute! I love how you did the sand and water!

angelic crafter said...

I love this stamp- I have it, but cnat do it the justice you have done with it! Such an awesome card XOX Tania

missstamper said...

Gorgeous card and your background turned out beautifully!

missstamper (at) yahoo.com

zehra said...

Your scene is awesome, love the sand she is colored beautifully. Love the card

Marie-Anne said...

What a gorgeous card! I think your background is perfect, I can't make them that pretty.

Marie-Anne

alethea said...

Wow, this is beautiful! Love your background you have created!!! Simply gorgeous and so is your colouring! Hugsxx

alethea said...

Wow, this is beautiful! Love your background you have created!!! Simply gorgeous and so is your colouring! Hugsxx

alethea said...

Wow, this is beautiful! Love your background you have created!!! Simply gorgeous and so is your colouring! Hugsxx

Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous card Ellie, perfect background and such neat stitching, take careX:)

Emily H said...

Love this card! Great background!

carol from kiwiland said...

Great card.It does evoke lovely summery feelings.Thank you for sharin.

Becky said...

Beautiful beach scene, and love the die and sentiment.

Louise said...

Really pretty card and I love the sentiment
Hugs louise xx

Charo said...

I also love bayering the backgrounds! Your coloring is great!

Renee said...

WOW! This is brilliant!!! You're too hard on yourself - I think it's absolutely perfect coloring, love the background and that you cut out the girl!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love the coloring!

Mary Lou said...

TRUE BEAUTY Ellie!!! Just love "Miss Hopeful"!!!
Hugz of thanks

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I love the beautiful soft coloring and the stitches on your card! This is definitely going to be a favorite image of many! Wishing you a sunshine day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Cheryl W said...

Beautiful card! Love the die you used for the sentiment. What a wonderful release!

Lynne said...

Great summer feel. This release is just wonderful.

Pia S said...

The background you have created looks perfect! A proper beachy feel to it. Love the die cut palm you have added, and the image is beautifully colored. Lovely card!

Debbie said...

Fabulous card!

Shazza said...

beautiful!! Makes me want to be at the beach x

JoanneO said...

Looks perfect to me! Love the beach look. Great card, love this stamp, too. I'll be putting it on my wish list.

Pattie J. said...

love the cut out image, she is colored beautifully as well.....gorgeous...hugs and smiles

Debby said...

Lovely image and now I want to head to the beach LOL! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

Maria V. said...

The backgrounds are awesome and the beach die cut looks great, I could not figure out how to use it. Thanks for the idea.
Maria V.

Ann English said...

Love this! Your design is wonderful , colors beautiful and I love the shape/sentiment.
Thank you for joining us this week for the Phindy's Place challenge.

mary said...

Love this card...the colors are perfect! Thanks

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! I love this card. The background is perfect with the image and I love the dies you used next to the sentiment.

Catherine said...

This is so pretty, Love all your stitching. Thanks for joining us at Phindys Place this week....