Saturday, October 2, 2010

A little sneak peek - Whimsy Stamps Holiday Release

Tomorrow Whimsy Stamps is releasing a hefty bundle of absolutely gorgeous rubber stamps and we (the DT, I mean) are allowed to offer a little sneak peeks.
Today I am showing you A Starry Night by Crissy Armstrong. The sentiment is from also a new set, it's called Vintage Christmas and has the most gorgeous poinsettias, candy canes and sentiments.

The image itself was stamped on watercolour paper with Versafine, watercoloured with Derwent Inktense pencils and then cut out.

I made a tent fold card with accordion bottom and acetate front. Dotted some acrylic paint on the back of acetate to create a snowfall and stuck some punched stars onto the background. Also hung some punched stars inside the card on VERY thin acetate strips to create more dimension.
The snowy hills I created by cutty out 4 different "wavy shapes, covering them with glue and then Diamond Dust coarse glass glitter. After it was dry I created the fluffier "tops" with more PVA glue and mica flakes.

The poinsettia is die-cut with Mariannes Creatable dies, sprayed very thickly with glu and then glittered, result is very textured and "snow-covered".

And after all that work I could NOT for the life of me, get a decent photo. You'll just have to take my word it's actually quite a pretty card. The shiny surface of acetate was just doing my head in, whatever angle I tried there was always either a glare or really weird shadows. Those couple are the most decent ones I could manage. Sorry, folk, not a photographer here!! lol

Don't forget to pop back tomorrow - there's a big blog hop coming up with LOADS of eye candy and plenty of prizes too!!

I would like to enter this card into following challenges:
Charisma Cardz (3 entries) - christmas crafting
Creative Cottage (2 weeks) - bling
Creative Inspirations - christmas cards
Stampavie and More - more than one fold
Creative Card Crew (2 weeks) - flowers
ABC Christmas - Tree
Daring Cardmakers - Opalus
Sweet Stampin - punch
Polka Doodles - Interesting fold
City Crafter - flowers and Frills
Little Red Wagon - make your own embellies
Wild Orchid - ribbons and bows

Thanks for looking and happy crafting
Hugs


63 comments:

Sandra said...

beautiful, just beautiful!
Sandra

Lorraine A said...

OMG !! this has to be one of THE best cards I have EVER seen,, stunning !! I am singing ,, 'Stary Stary night ,,,,paint yor pallete blue and grey la la la la ' :-)

Gorgeous !!

luv
Lols x x x

Pattie said...

I am trying to pick up my jaw - this is STUNNING! I am speechless...and that is not normal for me! Awesome! Gorgeous! Shall I go on...

Sue from Oregon said...

ahhh...the luckies on your Christmas card this year!

Linda Carson said...

Oh WOW Annika! This is BRILLIANT! Love your creative style!

Renkata said...

wow Annika, it's really fantastic card with all details and embelishments.
Love the sky , look like a star will fall on the bearnose, hihihihii
So cute.

Sanna said...

I can't tell you enough, - you are so talented.
This is so beautiful.
I fell in love this time aswell.

angelique (anlou) said...

annika what an awesome card hun
just lovve the image
hugs angelique

Marjon said...

This card is so beautiful,love the lo and all the details.

Have a great weekend grtzz Marjon

Tracy said...

I love this card, fabulous folds,Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Samm said...

This is sooo cute!!! thanks for joining in with the DCM this week x

Ros said...

This is a work of art!! What a lots of detail and effort you have put into this ... amazing! and the result is stunning ... thanks ever so much for playing along with us at CCCB

Julie said...

I so love how those stars seem to just hang in the air,I never noticed the acetate,just gorgeous!.x

Wilma said...

How cute! This card is really lovely!

Anneke said...

Wow this card is so beautiful!
Love your colorwork :)
And how you colored this cute icebear :)
Hugs Anneke and a have a nice day!

Heather Jensen said...

Clare, you are an amazing artist. Your coloring is out of this world. I am now a new follower. :)
Hugs,
Heather

Mona Evy said...

Wow, this card is beautiful! Very cute image! Thanks for joining this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge!

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card, Annika! I would love receiving a card like this, so beautiful! Happy World Card Making Day to you!

Lynda said...

What a stunning card! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Wendy said...

You make amazing cards on a regular basis, but this one, girl, freakin' amazing!!

lis-m said...

This is so adorable , such a clever card . I love cutesy images and I reckon I NEED to get the Creatables Die !
Thanks for joining us over at polkadoodles , and Good Luck !
Lis-m x

stephanne said...

Ohhhh my stars, this is phenomenal!! Such a beautiful scene so perfectly executed, love the stars, the hills, that adorable image that I can't wait to buy!!!! Geezzzzzz, you!!!!! You should come with a warning label!!
hugs, stephanne

Archies Mum said...

Wow love your card, that image is so cute and I love what you have done with the stars it looks amazing, whoever gets that card this christmas is so lucky x

Mina said...

stunning Annika, beautifully made and how sweet is that gorgeous image...will be back tomorrow for the hop
Mina xxx

Tine said...

Hi Annika. Fantastic card! How do you find the time to make them all?
Tine :)

chris said...

Wow Annika, which ever friend of yours who recieves this and puts it on there mantle is one very lucky person as it is OUTSTANDING WORK, I bet it took you a few hours, its STUNNING.

Chrysalis said...

Annika, you have really outdone yourself this time! Truly beautiful - captures all the magic and wonder of Christmas! Thank you!

Zoe said...

wow wow wow. I am in awe. I love EVERYTHING about this card. Your FUR!!!! stunning!! and the scene is just soooo beautiful and very creative. You're awesome! teeheee.. hugs xxoo

Kathy Czygan said...

Hi Annika! Girl, you never cease to amaze me, but this one blows me away! The acetate front and the stars hanging inside is fantastic! The way that little bear is colored is so realistic. This is the "bestest" I've seen in forever! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Kim said...

Annika this is STUNNING hun! WOW what a beauty! So breath taking!!!! Love it hun! Thanks for playing along again, at WOC! :)
Hugs~ Kim

Debbie Schneider said...

Ok Annika this card has to go the Hall of Fame of card making - never have I seen such a facinating and awe-inspiring card!!! The image is the cutest I have seen in a very long time as well!!! To perfection - you are simply the best!!!!!!!!!

Stella said...

All I can say is WOW! So many fabulous details; it's a handmade jewel. I love it. This is definitely a blog I want to follow :)

Sharon Keanly said...

You produce the most inspirational and amazing work Annika. Love this creation... wow! Visit my blog, as I have something for you. hugs Sharon x

Michele said...

Another stunning card Annika. Love the design of the card and the detials also. Hugs Michele x

CraftyC said...

Wow Annika, another gorgeous card to your collection. Love it!!
Clairex

Anita said...

Wow, your card is gorgeous. The image is adorable and beautifully colored. Love the sparkly snowy hills. Just a perfect card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Simply delightful! thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Viv said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!What a little masterpiece! What a fantastic idea and love the hanging stars. Annika you're so clever!!

Netty said...

Out of this world gorgeous card Annika, x

Marilyn said...

I totally love this card... it just pulls you into it! Everytime I look at it, I see something else. It's more than a card, it is art!
http://www.onestampingfool.blogspot.com/

Linda Robinson said...

I Looooove this.. You are so talented.. Thanks for joining us again at CCCB!

Samantha said...

such a cute and lovely card! thanks for joining in with us on the ABC Christmas challenge, Samantha :0)

Marlene said...

How beautiful!!

Maria said...

Beathtakingly beautiful! All the details make this a stunning card I could stare at over and over again. Hugs, Maria

Mary Lou said...

BEYOND EXCELLENT!!!!
Hugz

Tracy said...

wow this is stunning, really beautiful design and so very creative i love it! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Tracy x

Carrie said...

Oh Annika this is truly amazing...stunning..well I don't really have a word...it's perfect xx

Gemma said...

this is very cute! Thanks for joining in this week at Charisma! Gemma :)

Avril Tanner said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for playing along with LRW!

Chris said...

eerrr OMG, I think you need my address in time for Christmas :D as your fabulous card would take pride of place in any line up of Christmas cards. WOW to everything about it. Think I'll stick around to ogle it for a few hours :), Hugs, Chris xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Holy moly, this one just blew me away. So much detail and dimension. Love those snowy hills and your flower left me breathless. Your stary sky is amazing too. The design is incredible - so many details that all come together to create a masterpiece. I predict you will win every challenge you enter with this one!

Hugs,
Linda

Cheryl Nelson said...

WOWZERS!! Could not LOVE this more Annika!!!

Vee said...

Fabulous Christmas design. Thanks for joining in with my challenge at Charisma this week. Good luck.
xx Vee

Annie said...

a fabulous festive card and such a cute image - and the sparkle is wow! thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas blog.
hugs, annie x

kaylou said...

Hi
wow this is just so gorgeously amazing....thank you for joining us at Stampavie and more.
Hugs Kaylou xoxo

SassyCricut said...

Just STUNNING..

Vintage Milly said...

Oh this is really gorgeous, I love the stepped effect you have done here. Loving the new Whimsy stamps. Glad you joined us this week at Polkadoodles, I look forward to seeing you again next time,
Em.x

Jo said...

WOW! this is totally gorgous :)
Thank you for joining us at sweet stampin
Jo xx

Tip Top said...

Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Donna said...

Fantastic card Annika and just perfect for our bling it on challenge this week...thanks for joining in the fun this week at The Creative Cottage :) Donna x

Suzie McFloozy said...

What a beautiful card Annika perfect for our "bling it on" challenge x
All that work was def worth it this is a stunner x
Thanks for joining in with us at the creative cottage challenge blog this week x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Lovely card, thanks for taking part in Polka Doodles challenge

Fliss said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks for sharing it with us for the Polka Doodles Fancy Folding challenge.
x

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