Sunday, October 16, 2011

Disregarding the traditions

Hello and welcome to Day 4 of our October Rubber Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (12 October), Whimsy Stamps released this month's rubber designs and new shapeology dies. From then until 19 October the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous 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 have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00 PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspirations blog after 12.00 PM EST on 19 October.

The stamps I am using:
Lady Victoria
Postcard To Santa background stamp
Holiday Mini Postage Sentiments set
I am also using  a Cloud Die Set - cut them out from kraft, stamped with a crackle background and distressed with chalk ink and acrylic paint. All the papers, fabric and ribbons are altered with dark brown chalk ink, linen acrylic paint and copper ultra fine glitter.
The image is coloured with Copics, using entine E40-ies, E79, V99 & 100 (black)
The snowflakes and gears are Make It Crafty chipboard, altered with pearlescent felt tip pens & gold gel pen.
To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations by the Design Team, please click on the links below...

Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check the Whimsy Inspirations blog tomorrow for more new release creations!

Challenges:Altered Alice -  Use Something that Twinkles or Shines AND/OR you can bring some Spookiness (ends 28th Oct) 
Crafting When We Can - 2W, 2E, C5 - (1st week) Christmas 
The Crafty Pad - SIO - Monochromatic 
Creatalicious Challenges - M, P15 Distress your Edges
Crafty Ann's - 2W, SIO - Inspired by a Christmas Song (Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - yes, I know my mind is twisted..)
Fabulous Friday - A Fancy Trim
Aud Sentiments Challenge - 2W - (1st week)  Use any Sentiment (Winter Theme)
ABC Christmas Challenge - 2W, Christmas - use your old stash (all the metal bits, acrylic paint, fabric, glitter
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - must include spooled item -Sparkle & Bling

 Thanks for popping by!!


50 comments:

Frea said...

Hi Annika, I LOVE it when you're disregarding traditions!! This must be the best Christmas card I ever seen!! So many details and such brilliant use of all kinds of techniques, this is definitely one of your BEST cards ever hun! Hugs, Frea

Astrid said...

OMG Annika, such a very very beautiful card.
Hugs Astrid

Shelby said...

Love the monochromatic coloring...looks fabulous

Shelby

Gram's Treasures said...

Wow, this looks gorgeous in those colours! So many little details to look for make it so interesting.
Joyce xx

Uta said...

Wow, your card is so amazing. I love it!

Hugs, Uta

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh Wow, there are so many amazing details, I could look at this card forever!

Craftyanny said...

love love love it. A steampunk Christmas, who'd have thought it would look so fabUUUUlous.
Anne x

Shazza said...

so beautiful x

Glennis said...

Wow! there is a lot of work in this card - fabulous!

Tanya said...

Wow, this is amazing! I love all the embellies, and your coloring is gorgeous! I can only imagine how hard it is to color in sepia tones. You did an awesome job!

Kim Dellow said...

Fabulous as always Annika. Kim

Aartje said...

Wow, amazing, beautyful monochromatic colours. Love the details on your card.
Love Aartje

yvon said...

Wow, this is one piece of art. So absolut gorgeous and there is so much to see.
Hugs, Yvon

Trisha said...

What a talented lady you are. So artistic. Love your project today. Just awesome.

CraftyLoops said...

Love, love, love this card. this is just my type of card. Looks amazing. Lee xx

Naomi said...

WOW! Amazing card! I just love it and don't even know where to start but, I love the sepia colour scheme, the natural fibres, all of the lovely little bits n' bobs, and of course, Lady Victoria with all of her sassiness!

Sandy G said...

What a lovely vintage card. The embellishments are fabulous, a great card.

Mindy said...

The color palette is awesome and you have added so many details, it takes a while to see everything. Thanks for sharing with our Crafting When We Can Challenge :)

pojjo said...

wow this is sooo cool... gorgeous

Ann Whitfield said...

This is a fabulous card Annika, although I can't help but think that Lady Victoria would eat poor old Santa for breakfast - lol!
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

LindaS said...

Gorgeous. I love the steampunk look. So much eyecandy. I really enjoy your design.

Mimi said...

Gorgeous!! Love all the layers and details...amazing! ;)

Mary Lou said...

Stunning Annika!!1 Love that Image and your monochromatic coloring is sensational!!! Love how you incorporated so many elements and techniques!!
Hugz of thanks

Carly said...

Wow! Sensational! I've never seen anything quite like it! WOW!

April said...

What a neat steam punk card! I won't even try one...lol

Thanks for stopping in at CWWC!!

Ageeth Holster said...

Hi Annika, long time no see! Your card is great!! So fantastic coloured, today I have a day off and want to scrap so maybe till later!
Hugs Ageeth

Zora said...

Ooo she is so sexy and the layout coclours are so greate on this card :O)

Judi said...

OMG! Annika this is absolutely BRILLIANT! Love it!

Judi x

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! This is stunning. It looks like it must have taken you hours. I love all the intricate details and the monochromatic color theme.

Love crafts forever said...

Oh my world!!! This is just stunning creation. Your colouring are fantastic. And distressing is wonderful.
Hugs Nataliya

LaJanette said...

Wow Annika this card is FAB! Another great example of Annika style:0) I can tell that you really do like to get messy with tons of different effects.

Hugs;
Janette

Poppet said...

Lady Victoria certainly doesn't mind showing off her assets, I do hope she does get too cold with all the clouds and snowflakes. Great card Annika, the sepia colour works really well with the embellishments you have used.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

Anita said...

What a stunning vintage card!

raindropecho said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Totally loving the "old world" look you've got going here, Annika!! Your use of all the stamps and dies are just fantastic - wow!! And I love getting ideas on how to use the ribbons from you gals! By the way, if you didn't already know, your coloring on Lady Victoria is AMAZING

Jenny Evans said...

Wow! Such an amazing card!! Love all your layers and layers of details!! Great job with the trim challenge at Frosted Designs!!! Please come back and play again!!!

Marilyn said...

Annika, I don't know of anyone else who would use snowflakes and cogs together but wowsers girlie, you really can! Love this card and of course your colouring is always superb but I love checking out all your little add ons.. like using ribbon and jute together. You are so creative!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Thanks so much for playing along with the Ribbon Carousel Challenge! With that said...WOWZA, this is FANTABULOUS!!

Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

Love all of the fibers and trims, especially that cotton-looking natural ribbon trim along the bottom background! I hope to see you create with us again at Frosted Designs!

Julie said...

Very creative! Thanks for joining us in our winter challenge at Aud Sentiments
Hugs,
Julie

Katharina said...

What a gorgeous card.

Jen said...

Wow so many wonderful embellishments. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's this week.
Jen x

Diane said...

Love it, love it love it !!

thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

hugs Diane xx

deesdesigns said...

The amount of detail on your card is amazing! Love the monochromatic look! Fabulous! I'm so glad you shared your creativity with us at Aud Sentiments during our "Winter" challenge! Good Luck!!!

Carol said...

Great card, love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's, Aud Sentiments and CWWC this time. Carol DT x

aqualeiga said...

Hi Annika,
I love your fabulous monochromatic card, so much detail! Thanks so much for joining us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week.
Hugs, Ali x

Barbara said...

Gosh, this is fabulous. So much detail, I don't know where to look first.

Helen said...

Wow - fabulous card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Lori Apgar said...

Love this!!! This would make a great piece of canvas art!! So glad you shared with us at Frosted Designs!!!

Carissa said...

Wow, how do I get on your Christmas Card list. This is absolutely stunning. I hope you are well. Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge. Hugs, Carissa

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

This is such a fantastic card - so many gorgeous details!
Rebecca.

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