Friday, July 31, 2015

Two Turtle Doves

Hello everyone! Cindy here today to share a "Christmas in July" card with you. For my card I used an image from Elisabeth Bell called "Two Turtle Doves"


I thought a shaker card would be adorable with this image. I colored it with my Copics.



The colors I used:

C00, C2, C4
E21, E23, E27
E50, E51, E53
E08, E13, E15, E19
E41, E42, E43, E44, E49
E77
YR21, YR23
YG91, YG93, YG97


I hope this inspires you!

Have a great weekend!
Cindy

Friday, July 24, 2015

Whimsy Stamps VIDEO DT Call



Whimsy Stamps is in search of talented crafters, who love to post video tutorials, to join our NEW video DT!

Are you a crafter looking to contribute to a design team by creating with rubber stamps, clear stamps, and metal dies? Do you love sharing your artwork with others through videos? Are you a team player and willing to work along side other designers sharing your creativity? Are you organized and able to meet deadlines? If you answered YES to these questions, Whimsy Stamps is looking for you!

We’re searching for dependable, team-oriented crafters who have video filming and editing skills along with a passion for stamping and sharing ideas, techniques, tips, etc with others.


Whimsy Design Team Submission Details:
**Submission Time line: July 24th – August 6th. Late entries will not be considered.
**Submission Guidelines:  Email whimsystamps@gmail.com with your...
  • full name
  • contact info including email address and blog address, YouTube channel, (if you have one), Facebook page, any other relevant contact info
  • attach 3 of your best creations and a link to current videos you have posted online

You can include cards, scrapbook pages, and/or altered items in your samples for consideration. If you have any Whimsy Stamps images, please use them, although this is not required. You DO NOT need to create anything new for this application. 

Please also include...
  • a brief description about you and your stamping style
  • previous Design Team work
  • published work
  • any other artistic information you would like to share
*Previous Design Team and publication of work is not required for consideration, however we do need to see a sample video to evaluate relevance for our team.

Some coloring skills preferred as our rubber stamps are geared towards those who enjoy coloring images for their creations.

If you have been selected as our new Whimsy Stamps VDT member, we will contact you via email.   
Please only apply if you can meet our requirements and responsibilities.


**Whimsy Video Design Team Member Requirements:
Your Design Team duties will last for a period of 5 months and will include at least one Whimsy related video project every other week (minimum of 2 per month). Please DO NOT try out if you are unable to make this commitment.

Because you will need to share your Whimsy creations, you are required to have the ability to photograph as well as video tape and post your creations online, including on our YouTube Channel. 

We have a Facebook group dedicated to the Design Team. As a team member, you would be granted access to this group. You are expected to join and participate in discussions with others as well as share suggestions or ideas. You will need to be an active member of the group/team.

As a Whimsy Stamps video designer, you will receive a selection of products to work with during your 5 month period. Each month, video team members will have the option to select up to $50 retail worth of Whimsy product for their 2 monthly videos. Video ideas and tutorials must be approved prior to the request for materials. Videos will be required to promote new as well as existing products from all of our collections/artists. If you are not willing to work with all the artists we carry, please do not apply.

Team members must be able to film and edit videos using their own equipment. You will be granted access to our YouTube channel for uploading videos. Team members are also encouraged to share these videos not only on our YouTube channel but also on their blogs, our blogs, Facebook pages, etc.

Team members must also provide photographs of finished projects for advertising purposes. All artwork created will be yours to keep, we do not need anything mailed to us. All products received in exchange for video project creation will be yours to keep and use forever. By joining the team you are agreeing to give Whimsy Stamps access/rights to use to all Whimsy related video work for the purpose of advertising and promotion of our products.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wee Rosetta

Hi there, Bev here. 

I absolutely love purple and green together, I don’t now why I don’t use it more.

bev-rochester-whimsy-wee-rosetta-purple

I coloured up Wee Rosetta from Whimsy Stamps with copic markers

Hair: E57, 53, 51, 50
Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, R20
Green: BG99, 96, 93, 90
Purple: V99, 95, 93, 91
Leaves: YG67, 63, G20

bev-rochester-whimsy-wee-rosetta-purple1

A peek at the inside

bev-rochester-whimsy-wee-rosetta-purple7

 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Peace on Earth and Snowman String of Hearts

Hi Whimsy Fans, Ellie here today!
I am taking a little break from card making this month, but had some time at the beginning of the month to get out the gorgeous stamp set "Peace on Earth" illustrated by Crissy Armstrong, and I created this card.
I used distress inks and a mix of stamps to create the background. The angel was colored with copics and fussy cut. As you can see it's a pretty simple card design, I did end up distressing the edges and also did some simple sewing. Glitter was added to the wings.

Whimsy Products used:


I thought I'd share a second card with you, that's a bit older, but hasn't been shared here on this blog yet. Hope you like it :-)

 This card is one of my all time favorite Christmas cards I ever made. It's just a simple sketch, paired with some pretty papers and copics for coloring.

Whimsy Products Links:
The sentiment and papers are also from Whimsy Stamps, but have been retired.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. 
I hope you are enjoying our "Christmas in July" event here at Whimsy Stamps!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Proud Reindeer in Training

Hello Whimsy Fans today we are starting Christmas in July
it’s a great opportunity to blow some dust off of your
favourite Whimsy Christmas stamps in your stash.
I have used Reindeer In Training for my card today.



He is from the brilliant Artist and Illustrator Crissy Armstrong Collection,
he was released last year and it the first time I've inked him up.
He is so proud and just so darn cute, i could not resist buying him.



Shortly  the Whimsy Challenge will be going live, so if you 
would like to pop on over and join in the fun we 
would love to see your amazing creations, there is also an
Whimsy stamps in store voucher up for grabs for one lucky winner.

There is also sale on over at the Whimsy Store


Take care whimsy fans. Have a lovely day
Hugs Bridget :) xx