Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Whimsy March rubber release blog hop

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

We have loads of gorgeous new Whimsy Stamps to show you today - along with couple of cute new dies (4 stamps by Crissy Armstrong, 2 stamps by Meljen's Designs, 4 stamps by Kenny K, 3 new sets by Raindrop Echo Designs, 2 new dies)! These 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 - Beate, Deb, Jacque and Elaine Hughes!

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

The hop begins today and and ends on Wednesday, March 23rd at 12 noon (EST). There are loads of prizes to be won all through the hop! 

I am using a new Kenny K rubber stamp called Club Kid for my card. 
The colouring is done with me trusty Copics - I have been experimenting with colouring more defined facial features and Kenny K images are perfect for that. Of course I lost the list of colours I used, I know the skin tones are E13/11/01/00/000 though. And pants are done with cool greys to lift the image off the warm brown/grey background.
The layout itself is almost embarrassingly simple - I loved the paper so much that I was reluctant to cover it up. Some scissor-distressing, a sentiment cut out from the designer paper, random scattering of brads.
I ran couple of tape gun lines and ruffled some silky ribbon on it, then stood the image on another ribbon on top of it so it wouldn't be "hovering". Oh, and that lush paper is from MME.
So now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping on over to Denise's blog - expect to be blown away!!

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


108 comments:

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, I just love your card. TFs.

Vanja said...

Stunnig card, Annika! Your colouring is out of this world, wonderful details!
hugs
Vanja

*Vicki* said...

Annika...what can I say but totally GORGEOUS!! I love your creative layout here with the image and your banner along the top look fabulous!! Great project for the hop hun!! WOW!

Saskia said...

Great card, very 'cool'!! :)

Hop hop hop... to the next blog!

Sweet greetings, Saskia

**the badge is on my blog**

Silvie Z said...

OMG Annika! This is stunning! I so love your card! Your coloring is amazing and the whole design is awesome! Love, love, love it!!!
Hugs,
Silvie
xx

kbrandy4 said...

Stunning card and striking colours Annika. Hugs Hazel xx

Autumn said...

This is fantastic!! your coloring is AMAZING, she looks so real!!
xxAutumn

Angel said...

VERY cool card. Love all of the brads.

kimmie_35 said...

What a cool card! Love it!
Hugs
Kim
x

Dominique said...

wOW - I usually don´t like this modern images, but you have it used and colored in a way it looks very good! Thank you for sharing this wonderful card! Many greetings from Austria, Dominique

Anneke said...

What a beautiful card Annika :)
Hugs Anneke

Tanja said...

Amazing card! I love it! The coloring is just gorgeous and i love the text on the card. i love the hole thing!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Annika!! Your coloring ROCKS!! What an awesome design with your vintage looking papers and the brads. You are so creative and talented girl!!
hugs,
Chris

Sherry Kushibab said...

The coloring is outstanding, a really great job, did I mention how nice the coloring is! That said I love how you used this sentiment with her also. Great card.

Wilma said...

Realy ADORABLE! Your cards are always stunning! I love the combination of colors you've used!

Marilyn said...

Fabulous! You can colour like nobody's business... some of the best colouring out there!

Dianne said...

This card is CHARMING AND ADORABLE !! It is absolutely fabulous.

Hugs,
Dianne

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Totally amazing colouring Annika, as always, and a fabulous creation.
Love and hugs, Sylvia xxx

Calypso said...

Annika-
Ok, first off you need to think about doing a coloring tutorial because you ROCK!!! Secondly, is card NOT simple, this is absolutely stunning!!! I love everything about it.

kimmie_35 said...

Love your card, it's so cool! Absolutely Rocks!!!
Hugs
Kim
x

Anesha said...

Stunning card!!!!

Laetitia said...

Wow!!! I am speechless!!! You card is trully stunning. I love every bits of it. The colouring is amazing, the colours and the papers are gorgeous, and evry piece of embellishment fits so naturally and well in your card.
This is some great inspiration that you share here,
thank you for that.
Have a lovely day,
Laetitia xx

Mimi said...

Fabulous!! The layout and embellies are so perfect! TFS! ;)

Lori said...

Annika the definition on the face of this image just blows me away, you are amazingly talented girl, nice to see you creating!

CraftinGranny said...

Fab card, dp, image and embellies. Your coloring is just awesome. Love everything about it. "Hugs" Carol

Tammy said...

Geez...this is an awesome card. Great image and colored beautifully.
smiles..Tammy

Cec said...

It is so nice to see you back online and creating such incredible work. Your colouring is fabulous and the experimentation on the face paid off because it has such depth. Love your embellishments too.
Hugs!
Cec

Marie-Anne said...

What a fantastic card.

Marie-Anne

Ageeth Holster said...

Hi Annika, gorgeous is your card!! Lovely colours and again very original.
Hugs Ageeth x

Donna said...

Wow Annika, this is such a stunning card and you have bought this image to life with your colouring :) Donna x

Mina said...

superb colouring as always Annika...I love the defined features it works perfectly
Mina xxx

Helen said...

Gorgeous card and your colouring is stunning. Regards.

Crystal said...

Annika girl this is soooo much fun and sooo gorgeous girl, LOVE these colors and your coloring looks amazing on this image!!!! FABULOUS!!!!! Big HUGS my friend!!! xoxoxoxo

Deb said...

wow, beautiful card, your colouring is outstanding! happy crafting Debx

Archies Mum said...

Wow your card is amazing, and your colouring is awesome. Love how you've coloured her hair

LindaS said...

All over the top coloring. I love your creation and the embossed banners are so creative and a very cool touc. Love it.

Geri said...

Wow, Annika,
I was blown away by your creation. I love red and really fell in love with all the red glitter and gems!
Hugs,
Geri

Anki said...

Stunning colouring! Love it! Kramis - Anki

Julie M said...

Wow - colouring with attitude!!! That is fab, Annika - I love the definition on the face and clothing. And gorgeous papers too.

Julie x

Beate said...

Annika, your coloring ROCKS! This card looks incredible!
Hugs and smiles

Rosa-kreattiva said...

davvero piena di dettagli la tua card, adoro il tuo stile ciao rosa.kreattiva

Sonia said...

Hi Annika
Fabulous card! Great creation! I love Kenny K images.
Great blog hop
Sony Rivera
Sonia-Studio60

Netty said...

Welcome back Annika, have missed seeing your terrific cards. Hoping everything is OK for you now.
This card is out of this world fandabulous, this word means a hundred times more than fabulous.... Take care, Annette x

noonuh said...

Beautiful card, Annika! I wouldn't want to cover such pretty paper either :)

Donna said...

Oh Annika, you've certainly not lost your coloring skills, love how you've done her face, it works, it really works.....WTG Girl...totally awesome card.
Love the different types of brads scattered....very effective.
hugs
Donna xx

Deb said...

Great image, my neices would love it...your card is fabulous! Hugs

Amy Johnson said...

wow! You did a great job with this image. The color combo and embellies go great with that image.

ruda said...

very optimistic and positive card. I like the brads.

*Heart2Heart* said...

Really like teh colour combo and the image!

Viv said...

That face is so cool!!!!! Fab definition!! Brilliant colouring girl!
The card is simple yet stunning, the random brads look great, as does the ribbon layering.
Don't apologise for taking some "you" time, hun, its been a rough time for you. Viv xx

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Total masterpiece.... your colouring is absolutely perfect.

Esme said...

Wow I love the bold colours and cool image! That sentiment is fab too!
Esme x

Dana said...

Wow! wow! WOW!! That face!!! Perfection!! I can't stop looking at it! I love the random brads and your sentiment panel is amazing!! But back to that face.... I just can't get over it!!!
Hugs~
Dana

Shirley N said...

Your coloring is amazing, wow! Love your layout, image and sentiment, and beautiful embellies. Awesome card!!!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Totally awesome card Annika! Love all the details and your coloring is amazing! LOVE it! :)

Marlene said...

WOW!!! Look at that coloring!!! WOOHOO!!!! I've so missed you!!!!

(Nerdette) Stephanie said...

Awesome! You are a Copic Queen. I was just watching a few "colouring black" tutorials on YouTube, you jeans a fantastic. Such great work. Sorry the card is great too, just loving the colouring too much.

Mona E said...

OMG!!!! Your card is STUNNING!!!! Love this collection too but what strikes me is your fantastic colouring! Your shading is definatelly perfect!!! Loooove it! Hugs...Mona

Anita said...

This is a beautiful card. Your coloring is gorgeous and never fails to amaze me.

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

It is so nice to have you back Annika! Your coloring is so good! Love the embossing and the brads!

Scrapaddict said...

Great coloring and I love the paper too! TFS!

Crafterkhush said...

Love the PP.. Love the attitude..

Davi said...

So very fun with all the jewels and shimmer!! the coloring is totally fabulous!!

Annette Bowes said...

Stunning card Annika, your colouring is AMAZING!! You were right the paper is gorgeous, love the added brads, take careX:)

hellerlittle said...

Wouhhouuuuuuuuuu ... this card looks so fantastic and powerfull to me !!!!
The "Lady" is sooooooooo wunderfull colored - can´t believe it !!!
TFS cu hellerlittle

alethea said...

Great card and I love your colouring!! hugs xx

Jenny V. said...

Your card is awesome and love your coloring also your LO too.

Shime said...

Cool image! Useful for collegues ant work to make bithday cards! Great idea

Randi WS said...

Woooow Annika - your card is FANTASTIC !!!
Love your coloring, and that image is so fantastic. Loooove those papers, your bunting and all those beautiful brads
Thanks for sharing your fantastic talent!

Lots of love,
Randi WS ;)

Fifi Folle said...

Fantastic card. I love your colouring! x

Stella said...

My oh my; this is absolutely fabulous! What more can I say? :)

Lyndi said...

Your card is stunning. The face looks very realistic.

Lxx

Uta said...

Fantastic Card!!! And so powerful.

Greetings, Uta

Monica said...

Love this Kenny K stamp. You have made a great card, and the green color of the eyes where just fantastic.

Cheryl Nelson said...

so cute and fun! LOVE it!

Cheryl said...

Annika, I am so glad you are back. I missed seeing all your beautiful creations.

I love this card. Your coloring is amazing (as always). I love the design and all your fabulous details.

angelwhispers said...

Your colouring is jawdroppingly fabulous!!!! Just love it the shading is amazing and such beautiful colours.

Love all the added detail looks perfect!!

Thanks for sharing Love Chanelle xx

bernietom47 said...

Just love your card. The colors and coloring is amazing!
Blessings Bernie
bernietom47 at yahoo dot com

Annelies said...

Gorgeous stamp! I also love the card you've created with it! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card and colouring, happy hopping;-))m

SemSee said...

Love this SO much! Your colouring is superb, as per usual, and I adore the way you've shaded her face - fabulous!!!!! Another amazing creation Annika! Hugs, Simonne x

Diane said...

Wow, your card is stunning. Love the coloring and color combination you used.

Nikki said...

Love your card how you've colored it and all those sweet brads :)
hugs Nikki C

kurlygirl said...

This is just a great card. I love the color combo and all the details. I love the way you colored her hair.

papertrails leaver said...

Mad coloring skills you posses Annika! Seriously, you can manuever colors beautifully! This card is amazing like all your creations! :-) Amy

Therese said...

Beautiful Annika - thanks for sharing!! x

Lorraine said...

Oh I love your card! Love the design, colors and your awesome coloring of that image. Cool.

Irene said...

Hello Annika

Thank you so much for taking the time to browse my blog and leave me such a kind comment, I appreciate this very much.

irene
xxxx

Mary J said...

GORGEOUS! Amazing colouring!

Peggysue said...

Drop dead gorgeous Annika! Incredible coloring and i love all the brads!

Brenna said...

love the sentiment!! great card and beautiful colouring! tfs
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

sleeplesswonder said...

I love your card, wicked job on the coloring of Kenny's stamp. I am a new follower.
Hugs,
Melissa D
mkds312@hotmail.com
www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

AmyJRockstar said...

This is soooooo cool! Love how you did her hair! Everytime I see this stamp I just know I have to have it! I have that paper line too and am going to order those brads from Memory Works (I'm a consultant :0)) They have great prices and I love how you did the paper and the brads. Awesome combo!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

Wendy said...

I am totally speechless!!!! This is just an amazing card, everything about it I love!

Julye said...

Fab card and colouring too I still have so much to learn thanks for sharing.

Elaina said...

Wow, your colouring sills are stunning! I wish I had half the talent you do.

Shazza said...

this is gorgeous, I love the ribbons, papers, brads and the way you coloured her is perfect x

Gail said...

Hi Annika.... your card is amazing - the colours just jump out at you, the shading and highlighting are so awesome and I love her green eyes! This card is spectacular.
TFS your work!

Lori said...

Fabulously colored image Annika! Very well done :)
Love n hugs,
Lori

Mocha-Latte Crafts said...

Wow, wow, wow. What amazing colouring. Thanks for sharing, Tanya R.

Zora said...

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Lisa R said...

Great layout! Love the deep colors, great card for a teenager! Thanks for sharing. http://lisaspaperaddiction.blogspot.com/

Juliep said...

Wow, this card is just so perfect. I love the way you colored it and love the saying. Love love love this.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I thought I had commented on this one, but I don't see it and I'm doing the Whimsey hop so I'm back again. Your coloring is so drop-dead amazing. I can't wait for your copic tuts! Love what you've done with the facial features here; you just keep getting better. So happy I found time to join in the Whimsey release blog hop.

Leanne said...

Beautiful coloring. Love the colors used.

Trisha said...

Everything I have seen on this hop has blown me away. Love all your coloring techniques and the stamps that you have used. Great job. TFS and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Diana Sears said...

oh so very cute, I love what you did of her hair.

just love it.


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Diana Sears said...

oh so very cute, I love what you did of her hair.

just love it.


diana s
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