May 19, 2014

Whimsy Stamps - May Rubber and Die release Sneak Peek Day 1

Happy Monday and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps May Rubber and Die release week! Today is the first day of Sneak Peeks. The entire release will be available to purchase in the Whimsy Stamps Shop on Wednesday.

As always we will have several prizes to give away throughout this week, but the prize days and locations are secret, so you will have to hop along and leave comments on each one of the participating designers each day.

For today's hop I decided to create a mixed media project using stamps and dies from the upcoming release. The image stamp is from artist Cathy Delannssay - Hymne aux fees.
I used several types of media to create the background...designer papers, mod podge, gesso, gelatos, dylusions ink and some glitter. It was very messy to make this and I do love how it turned out, although some of my background stamped grasses and leaves doesn't show up as well, because I stamped it onto mod podged background. 

The main image has been stamped onto copic blending card and colored using copic markers. The little green splashes that you see on the dress/flower petals ended up there on accident when I sprayed with dylusions ink. But since mixed media pieces are so forgiving, I think it looks great anyway.

Here is another view. As you can see I gave the girl some wings by using part of the new whimsy butterfly border die.
 Whimsy products used today are 'L Hymne aux fees by Cathy Delanssay, Sun-sational sentiment circles by Raindrop Echo Designs, butterfly border die found in the Shapeology section on release day, and the verse is from an older stamp set by Crissy Armstrong (Summer Garden and sentiments).

I have also used a couple non-whimsy stamps for my background - a music sheet background stamp (hero arts), grass/leaves stamps (penny black). The little flowers that are peeking out in the background were part of a designer paper. But since I painted some gesso over the paper, it is not very visible and looks more like it's been stamped.

If you'd like to hop along today simply visit the blogs below:

 Iris, Ellie (me), BevJenny Jacque

Would love to play along in the following challenges:



58 comments:

Lisa R. said...

Awesome! I've got to try the mixed media. Great job showcasing the releases. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

theCook said...

Beautiful! Looks like the illustration of a children's book cover...

Danni said...

Oh wow!! This is beautiful!! Love it!

Jennifer Garvin said...

Very pretty...love your work

Georgia Cloer said...

Love the colors and the stamped designs! Awesome!!!

Kelly said...

Love your mixed media. The colours are gorgeous. This stamp would be so useful for mixed media work. Thanks for sharing x

Crafting Queen said...

REally beautiful creation!

Jennyfer L said...

I think the green just give your fairy that special touch! Love this!

Jane said...

This is gorgeous Ellie, I love the colours you used, really striking and unusual x

Shazza said...

so pretty, I love the colours xx

Net said...

That's so sweet - love that image.

Mary J said...

Really lovin' all of the texture in this - gorgeous!

Heidi Brawley said...

Whoa! What a Fabulous Mixed Media creation!!!

Noelle Martin said...

Very pretty!

Alicia Willis said...

Really textured. Only you can pull off.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful,love the colors.
Gr Elly

Elaine said...

Awesome mixed media project x

Tina said...

Wow, simply stunning! The colours you have used are gorgeous, I love the way you have shown us a new way to look at our stamps etc.

lisa j said...

Beautiful colors. Just gorgeous.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the sweet fairy and all those butterflies! Your background is awesome!

M DelValle said...

What a lovely and dreamy card!!

Pollard Carole said...

loving these new stamps this card is just perfect fabulous love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous mixed media piece, Ellie! I love the background and beautiful image! Wonderful design!

Samanthak said...

beautiful card, thank you so much for sharing.

Denise Goeldner said...

What a stunning mixed mdeia creation love the colour combo and all the added texture. Image is adorable and coloured beautifully.
~ Denise ~
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}

Cherene said...

Wow, what a stunning project

Nikki C said...

This is so delicate looking great colours you've used too

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! Love that sweet fairy stamp! Great coloring and details!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Love your multimedia approach Ellie. Stunning colours and such a beautiful stamp. Hugs, Wends x

Phi said...

What a beautiful shimmery card. Goregous design.

alethea said...

This is stunning ! Love all the work that has gone into it!!! HUgsxx

Julie said...

Stunning card. Love the colours.

KathR said...

Wow ,what can you say about this card, love the eclectic approach, by using different mediums...it's so effective at giving depth to your wonderful card!

Debra Kenworthy said...

Fabulous creation! Gorgeous image beautifully coloured and the background is so magical looking. Debra x

Rene Stansell said...

I will have to try the multimedia technique, your card is lovely.
Rene from OZ xo

sakehanska said...

I love butterflies: stamps and dies are my favourites. marta

jane ayres said...

beautiful , so unique and individual .. love your card x hugs jane x

aileen (mum) said...

Beautiful Ellie, just perfect.

loulou said...

What a gorgeous piece. I love the great colours and texture. That new Cathy Delannssay stamp is so adorable and I love Chrissy's sentiments too.

anemptynest said...

I absolutely love Whimsy products! They are all so precious and I'd be honored to have any of them in my stash!! Thanks for the opportunity to win these awesome prizes!

Iris said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning Ellie! I love your mixed media background and the colors you used. That sure looks like a fairy dreamland!xx

Hugs,
Iris

Shari said...

Ellie, your project is stunning! What a great job!

Hugs;
Shari

Amy Johnson said...

This is gorgeous! You need to do a video or photo tutorial so I can learn how to do Mixed Media. I just don't know where to begin!

Patty said...

This is beautiful!! Love the vivid colors!

Shannah said...

very pretty, thank you for sharing, Shannah

Rhonda Miller said...

This is beautiful.

Sabrina said...

WOW... How beautiful!!!

Crafty Lark said...

Your whole card is fab Ellie, love the detail and colour. Flora xx

Sandy said...

love butterflys * techniques tks so beautiful

Thordis said...

It looks awesome! Love the colors :)

Cazzy said...

Fab mixed media piece, and again a lovely image. Happy accidents are the best!

Cazzy x

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Gorgeous. Love the image you have used and how you colored her.

flossbite said...

Love this, you've inspired me to get my mod podge out again! X

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow...amazing colors on your card!

vinita jain said...

The scene you have created looks just like a fairy world to me. The majestic colours and the lovely butterflies gives it a dreamy look. Fab sentiment too!!!

Carole said...

What a wonderful creation...such lovely colours.

Sue D said...

beautiful colors.

Shannah said...

Wow this is awesome Ellie! I love doing mixed media too, but never get around to it because of the 'mess factor' lol! I've never tried using my stamping stuff with it so you've inspired me! I love your beautiful colours and the dreamy feel to it! Gorgeous!
Hugs, Shannah xox