Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Whimsy new release blog hop

Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps December new rubber release BLOG HOP!

We have NINE gorgeous new Whimsy Stamps to show you today! These new stamps are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. We also have our wonderful special guests joining us for this hop - the amazing trio of Bev, Deb, and Beate!

Here is a full list of the super fabulous new rubber stamps being released today:

Winter's Joy (Crissy Armstrong)
Valerie's Gift (Crissy Armstrong)
I'd Follow You Anywhere (Crissy Armstrong)
Love in a Bucket (Crissy Armstrong)
Cozy Cap Mouse (Meljen's Designs)
Penguin's Present (Meljen's Designs)
Love Letter Seals (Raindrop Echo Designs)
Music Notes Background (Raindrop Echo Designs)
Friendship Tickets (Raindrop Echo Designs)

If you would like to participate in the hop and you didn't arrive here from Donna's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Bev's blog.

The hop starts today (Wednesday December 8th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday December 15th at noon EST.

For this hop we have 7 different prize draws - WOW! The grand prize of ALL 9 of the new release stamps is being hosted by Simonne at the very end of the hop, but there are also 6 mini candy stops throughout the hop! I'm not going to tell you where they are, so you'll just have to keep on hopping to find them! *wink*

For my blog hop creation I used Abby Skating. The sentiment is from Peace on Earth set .

The colouring is done solely with Copic Markers. I coloured up three versions of the stamp and cut them up to give a bit of a 3D effect. It doesn't show very well on photos though.Another thing that doesn't show in photos is a bit of clear Stardust pen I added to hat, scarf, belt buckle and skates.

The layout has been kept very simple, just let the papers to do most of the work.

Added a gorgeous saddle stitched ribbon I got from Mina and some Kaiserkraft bling.

Some of the Copics I used:
Skin: E21/11/00/000/0000
Greens: BG99, G19, YG25
Hat, scarf, tights: YR09/16, Y17/32/28
Coat:T9/7/5/3
Background: B95/93/91/0000, c3/1/00

I'd like to enter these challenges:
 A Spoonful Of Sugar - christmas
Paper Take Weekly - christmas in non-traditional colors 
 Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Crazy Challenge (2 entries) - christmas 
Gingerloft (2 weeks) - bows 
Let's Ink It Up (monthly) - christmas and sparkle/bling 
Secret Crafter - christmas 
AiFactory (2 weeks) - winter 
Crazy 4 Challenges - Sketch

So now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping on over to Ann's blog - expect to be blown away!!

Finally, here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:


Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy the new releases!
Hugs


91 comments:

Dorcas said...

I just love your creative layouts Annika. Your mind goes places mine never dreams of. Awesome work!

Sanna said...

I can't tell you enough, your coloring is stunning.
And this was a really nice stamp.
Lovely card..
Hugs......

Diane said...

I love this card, Annika and I've been staring at it for ages! The colouring is exceptional and the scalloped layers at the bottom complete the design wonderfully!
Diane x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Yes...we are all for another treat. Stunning coloring Annika! Can I be like you when I grow up (if I ever grow up...LOL!) I just love your highlighting!! Gorgeous combo of colors, papers, and design!!
hugs,
Chris

jan farnworth said...

you card is great.

Beate said...

Annika, your coloring looks amazing! I love your layered image. The coloring and the layering really make it pop! Beautiful card.
Hugs and smiles

Iris said...

Annika what a stunning card! Outstanding coloring and I love your 3D layers! Beautiful!

Hugs,
Iris

raindropecho said...

Gorgeous!! You papers do stand out, and so does your beautifully colored images. Gosh, look at those big gorgeous scallops! Soooo cute.

- Ann

Renkata said...

wowwzzaaaa Annika, she is just alive with your colouring. Such a beautiful colours have you used.
Fantastic dear!

Marie-Anne said...

What a great card! Wish I could color like that with my copics.

Marie-Anne

*Vicki* said...

This is so stunning! Love your choice of colors and fabby layout girl!! She looks gorgeous popped out for dimension too!! Great job as always!!HUGS

Chrissy said...

could not hop by without saying how gorgeous your card was, the colors are beautiful.Green and orange, beautiful
Luv CHRISSYxx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Annika, what a gorgeous card you have made here. Thanks for the Whimsy Blog Hop - off to have a look at other creations. Best wishes, Kym xxx

CraftinGranny said...

Stunning and colorful card! I would never have thought to use these colors for a Christmas card but this is absolutely beautiful. Fantastic inspiration. "Hugs" Carol

Frea said...

Hi Annika, wow wow wow, you are soooo good at colouring!! I just love the way you did her scarf and the way you made the shade around her, fabulous!! Masterpiece hun!! XOXOXO Frea

Netty said...

I love that expression on her face and the coats beautiful folds, terrific crafting Annika. Annette x

Archies Mum said...

I so love this card, and that image is gorgeous, she looks so happy, and that coat is so nice (I want one lol). Also love what you have done with the background of the image.

Maria said...

Absolutely fantabulistically Stunning! Am sooo drooling over the colouring that I can't peel myself from the screen. Yup I'm in AWE! Hugs, Maria

Sandie said...

Stunning card as always Annika!

Margreet said...

you made a wonderful card with this nice stamp....great colouring and pretty use of the papers
xxx Margreet

TaraG said...

OMG Annika this is absolutely stunning! What a happy image...love her to bits. Your colouring is simply breathtaking and just brings this sweet image to life! I love the colours you have used they are so vibrant and lush and the ribbon is scrumptious. Stunning!

Sonia said...

Beautiful rich colours, she is a real sweetie.
Hugs Sonia x

Birgit said...

I realy like the 3D layers on your card. You are very creativ and the card is gorgeous!

Vicky said...

Wow! Such wonderful colouring and she is gorgeous!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

So nice Annika! I love the layers and the 3D effect! Top notch as usual! Coloring great as well!

Judi said...

Oh WOW! What FABULOUS, vibrant colours, and the colouring is BRILLIANT! - Love it!

Judi xx

Anita said...

OMGosh, this is stunning! That image is sooo cute and of course your coloring is fantastic. You've colored her beautifully. Love the papers and the layout too.

Ribbon Girl said...

Great card and I love the way you've used the bling on top of the saddlestitch ribbon - very effective. Great colouring of the image also. Mary G x

mercieschild said...

Oh Wow, Oh Wow, Oh Wow, I love what you did with Winters Joy. It is absolutely awesome. Thank you for sharing it hugs Cathy K

*Alison* said...

this is adorable.. your colors are wonderful.. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.. and for the chance to win.. :) HUGS

maxine said...

This is beautiful I love this image x

mochamama said...

You did a beautiful job with Winter Joy, love the colors you chose.

Trine Anette said...

Wow.. Stunning card.

Meretekj said...

Wonderful card.
I love your coloring.

Нети said...

Wow, this is stunning! I like your colouring so much!
Thank you for playing at The Crazy Challenge this week :)!

Mary J said...

Amazing colours and amazing colouring!

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Annika love the colouring and gorgeous design, with perfect details.

Hugs Linda

Donna said...

Oh Annika this is fabulous, I love the colors you've used and the effect surrounding the image......really makes it stand out.
hugs
Donna xx

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Fabby card Annika, always in amazement of how you color these images! The 3D effects are awesome too! Fab details and accents and the colors rock! :)

Anne said...

Gorgeous card Annika love the colours
Anne xx

Ang Butler said...

I love how you say let the paper do the work and keep it simple! Thats awesome and so is your card thanks for sharing!
Ang

Julie said...

You're such a clever girlie with that colouring,checkout that fantastically shaped nose you've achieved and just with colouring! Any good with make-up? I have a much longer nose than is necessary,could do with a few tips on making it look smaller lol! Have a good one,Julie.x

Crystal said...

OMG Annika this is FABULOUS!! I LOVE LOVE your coloring and layout..These colors are super fun!!!! The 3d effect on the image is Out of this word gf!!! You are amazing!

Faye said...

Sorry, reading my comments must be a bit tedious, as yet again, I'm blown away by your fantastic colouring...! xxx

Marlene said...

Took my breath away......beautiful!!!

Cheryl said...

Fabulous as always! You rock girl!

Julie said...

Wow, Wow, Wow, your coloring is beyond gorgeous ~ absolutely stunning!

Heather Jensen said...

Absolutely amazing! Your coloring blows me away every time I stop by. :)

Vanja said...

Beautiful card, Annika! Your colouring is absolutely amazing! I love the papers and the ribbon.
hugs, Vanja

Lori said...

Annika, you have such a knack for bringing images to life, she is ready to skate off the page, truly beautiful!

Linda Carson said...

WOWZER! Love the coloring, of course, and the 3d effect is awesome!

Kimberly S said...

A stunning card Annika! I'm always so impressed with your beautiful coloring and I am just loving these colors together! :)

Ellen said...

Hello Annika,

This card is amazing! The coloring is soooo beautiful!

Hugs,
Ellen

Curlybear said...

Wow stunning creation Annika, and lovely colours and I love how you have decoupaged the image,
thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 112 Christmas
Good luck,
Hugs Bridget :) x.
SCSC DT

Mickie said...

Wow!! Talk about letting the papers do the work, they certainly
add to your card but take a backseat to your coloring of the skater. This is fantastic!

Debbi said...

Gorgeous card! I love the scallops at the bottom.
*smiles*
debbi

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just stunning!! Your colouring is awesome!! Love your choice of colours & the DP are yum!
Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion & Gingerloft this week, good luck! hugs shell xx

Tine said...

Beautiful card, Annika. Love the vibrancy of the colouring and a fabby layout for your image too.
Tine :)

Deb said...

beautiful card, love the 3d effect and your colouring is perfect as always! hugs Debx

Mary Lou said...

OUTSTANDING annika!!!!
Wow what a great color combo~~extremely beautiful coloring!!! I taking notes-- Hee hee
Like the background and the way you shadowed for the iceskates~~I can almost seel the movement LOL
Blessings of thanks

Julye said...

Wow your colouring is fab she really has movement,thanks for sharing.

Jenny said...

This is an amazing card! I love the Copic colors you used and how you made her jacket look so real. You really are in inspiration to me with your coloring skills!

x laura x said...

such a yummy card. and what a sweet image.
x laura x

Cheryl Nelson said...

perfectly delightful!

SuzanneK said...

OMG gorgeous, your colouring is absolutely awesome. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU. Hugs Suzanne x

Karin said...

Hello Annika,
Wow, what a nice colouring. I love that combination of orange and dark gray. Marvelous card.
Greetings from Belgium
Karin

Shirley N said...

Wow, I love your gorgeous coloring and how you did the background behind your adorable image! Beautiful card!

Heike said...

What a wonderful creation, i'm in love with your coloring. LOVE IT....

Hugs
Heike

tiggertastic said...

my god you have such an amazing blog, well done on your kenny k position i look forward to working with you

hugs - sarah-louise x

Gerrittina said...

Wow, love your card. Those colours are lovely!!

Hugs, Gerrittina

Kendra said...

This is an awesome image! Great coloring, you can really feel the depth of the scene! Thanks for sharing at Let's Ink It Up!

Mary said...

Gorgeous card!

Diane said...

This card is gorgeous. Love the layering technique and your copic coloring. Just beautiful.

Diane

Davi said...

Stunning!! love the colors and your usual fabulous coloring!! The fun layers and embellies are so perfect!

Angela said...

Annika, this card is beautiful! Your coloring has really brought life to this adorable skater. I aspire to color like you one day!! ;) hugs, Angela

Patricia Garcia said...

Beautiful card, Love your colors and your image is colored PERFECTA!! Great papers too!

Hugs,
patricia

dmbennett said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors you chose.

Laura said...

Me too me too! :) I love the "layering" you've done with the image... I never tried it but I will surely give it a try...once I recover my Copics :).


Hugs,
Laura

Tami said...

Very lovely. Thanks so much for playing at Gingerloft. Great coloring

Brook said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is wonderful. I can't believe you colored her 3 times! It looks great.

Shirl said...

Super cute and adorable Annika, love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs Shirley x x

Rose said...

Such a sweet image and another beautiful card creation. Thanks for sharing.

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Cor* said...

Oooo I love the vibrant orange! and gems on the ribbon is the perfect touch! Great idea to let the papers take the stage next to the fabby stamp!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

kreative basteltante said...

This card is gorgeous. Love the layering technique and your copic coloring. Just beautiful.

Hugs Manuela

Wendy said...

86 comments...hell, I don't get that in a week!!! LOL But I can see why, this is way to cute! Love that you cut out her coat! Brilliant!

Tracy V. said...

Hard to believe you went through much of life not crafting because your coloring is amazing. You have so much depth and dimension in it. I just love it!!!
Tracy

ribenaruby said...

Absolutely stunning! She looks great with the dimensions and love the layout and layering!

Pat Garvin said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Your coloring is awesome!!! Thanks for playing with Lets Ink It Up.

Claire said...

Wow, beautiful card and what gorgeous colouring! Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up and good luck
Claire xx

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