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Sweet Sunday Digital Team Tutorial ~ Colouring with Deni

Welcome Whimsy friends!
I'm so happy that you should visit today,
as we have another fabulous digital team tutorial for you!!

Sweet Sunday Digital Team Tutorials!

The lovely Denielle from our Digital Team has created
an amazing Copic Marker colouring tutorial for you,
using one of our sweet Wee Stamps digital images.
There's even a sheet for you to print off
with Copic Colour details!

Now I'll hand the blogpost over to Deni...

Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing with you a real time video for Whimsy Stamps colouring up Iris from the Wee Stamps collection. The image is available in Digital format and also as a Rubber Stamp. I have both of them linked up at the bottom of this post in the thumbnail links.

This is such a stunning image to colour up and I hope you will come and colour along with me (you can find the colouring video at the end of this post and a direct link if you prefer to watch directly on my You Tube Channel here.

I printed the image out onto X-Press It Blending Cardstock using my Brother Laser Printer - Laser Printers are completely Copic Marker safe and will not allow for any bleeding of the image.

To assist in the real time colouring video I mapped out exactly what colours I was going to use and where I was going to use them on this image. Hopefully this Direct Link works to the download as I have never done this before.

Copic Markers Used

Hair E74, E77, E79
Flowers R81, R83, R85
Scarf E31, E33, E35, E37
Skin ~ E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Dress V20, V22, V25, R81, R83, R85
Pants B93, B95, B97, R81, R83, R85
Wings B01, B02, B04, Y21, Y23, Y26

I began with colouring the skin on the image, I used E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20 for this area of the image.

Moving on to the hair, I used E74, E77, E79, this is my favourite blend for darker hair tones. I worked the hair in chunks rather than doing a flicking motion, meaning I coloured up each of the sections one by one.

Next up I coloured the scarf, I wanted it to pop off the image a little but still blend so I decided to go with a brown combo - E31, E33, E35, E37.

I coloured the pants up as a denim type look so went with B33, B95, B97 and used R81, R83, R85 for the flowers on them as I was planning on using those pinks on the image elsewhere and that would help bring all the details together.

I continued using the pink blend from above - R81, R83, R85 and coloured up all the flowers on the image, this is my most used pink blend of markers and one of the first ever blends of markers I used.

Next I began colouring up her dress, I used some V Markers - V20, V22, V25, they give a nice lilac/mauve type tone and I used the pink markers above to colour the strap on her dress.

Moving on to her wings, I went with yellow and blue, I used Y21, Y23, Y26 to give a nice golden yellow rather than a bright yellow. For the blues I had originally planned to use 3 markers however I ended up only using 2 - the B01, B02, the section to colour was only small and when I started laying the colour down I realised it was going to be unnecessary to add the third marker into the mix. I had planned to go back with my white gel pen and add the white dots back in however I completely forgot and did not do this - I will more than likely add these when I start putting my card together.

I used my 0 Colorless Blender marker to fix up any areas that need the colour pushed back in, then I used it to add some dotted detail to the wings.

Finally I used my Uni-Ball White Gel pen to add details to the image, this always makes an image look completed.

I thank you all so much for reading my post and I hope you will pop on over to my You Tube Channel and Watch the colouring process and colour along with me. Remember you don't have to use the same markers as me, they are there as a guideline only. Use what you have and make it you :-) I hope you have enjoyed my post today, if you have any questions feel free to send me a message or contact me via facebook (all links can be found below).

Deni x

Watch the You Tube Video Here

Thanks for stopping by, Deni x
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 Huge thanks to our amazing Digital Diva Deni for this fabulous colouring tutorial!

We hope you will enjoy colouring along with Deni's tutorial and remember
you can print off the sheet Deni created with the Copic Colours and
suggested uses so you can colour along with her fabulous video.

We will of course be back again
next month with another fabulous Digital Team Tutorial!
So be sure you stop back then, there's always so much
to see and inspiration to be had here on the
Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Blog.

If you colour along with Deni, we'd love for you to
share it in our Facebook Group. I know she'd love to see!
You can ask Deni any questions there you may have,
just tag her in the post to be sure she sees it!

The Digital Divas will be back next Sunday with our last showcase for May
and then we will soon be sharing the June New Release with you!
Squee, I'm so excited, can't wait!
There's so much to share!

Have a beautiful week ya'll xoxo

Fresh Friday

It's Friday on the Whimsy blog and that means it's time for Fresh Friday where we take a look at a collection of products that change out every two weeks and give you some fresh inspiration.

BONUS - our Fresh Friday products will now be 20% off during the 2 weeks that they are featured.  There is no code needed as they are already marked down. Woohoo for a great sale!

For today's lineup, we have a great new lineup of products.

Happy Sky
Happy Sky Coordinating die collection
We go Perfectly Together
Array of Rainbows die collection
Smile Large Word Die
Peekaboo Window 1 Die

You can also click here to see all of these products in one shot.

Faye is on hand today with a gorgeous card. We are in love with her cloudy background where she has combined some inking of clouds mixed with some die cut clouds.

Sue also has an amazing card to share today. WE love the smaller inked portion in the center that allows her rainbow and clouds to pop. And that rainbow - so sparkly and pretty.

That's all for today but don't forget, we will be back on the Whimsy blog next Friday with even more inspiration using these great products. Until then, happy crafting!

Special Guest - Kelly Martin

Hey, friends! It's Kelly Martin, and I'm so pleased to be sharing some cards as a guest designer for Whimsy Stamps this month! Today I'm sharing two cards that I created using two different die sets. I love using die sets to create cards because it really stimulates my creativity because it's almost like putting together a puzzle! And there are so many different ways to use them! For the first card, I used the Build A Garden die set to create this little scene. These cards were not difficult at all to create - my favorite kinds!!

I used the dies to cut out the different elements from paint swatches that I keep on hand for projects like this, and after gluing them together, I set them aside while I planned out my scene. Because the elements were a little small to carry off an entire 4.25 x 5.5 inch card, I incorporated some patterned paper from my scrap pile and glued two different strips of different widths down to the bottom of my cut and scored card base.

I also used Shabby Shutters Distress Oxide ink and an ink blending brush to blend on a soft background to the card base. To add a little bit of dimension to the bird, I used some Tonic Nuvo drops in Ebony Black to create the eye on the small bird. After planning out where my die cut elements were going to go, I then chose to stamp a sentiment by using different stamps from the You're Too Kind stamp set and then glued down all the die cuts.

For the next card, I incorporated one more die set to create this one! I used the Connected Oval Frame Die to cut out the focal wreath and glued it down to a white cardstock panel.

Because I knew I wanted to create a wreath, I wanted to make sure I left enough room to stamp out my sentiment - so I went ahead and did that step next. I used more stamps from the You're Too Kind stamp set to create the sentiment and then went to work on the wreath.

Using more paint swatches and the floral and leaf dies from the Build A Garden die set, I created some floral cluster arrangements and then glued them down to the wreath, along with the small bird that I added a Tonic Nuvo drop to for added dimension.

I trimmed down the finished panel, found a piece of light blue cardstock on my scrap pile, and then glued the panel down to that slightly larger blue panel for a matted look. I glued down the finished piece to a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base that I made with a piece of patterned paper adhered to the front. I really like the way that striped paper coordinated with the colors on the floral wreath! Thank you so much for joining me here today and be sure to check out theses products and others from the Whimsy Stamps shop!

Build-a-Garden Die Set - Whimsy StampsConnected Oval Frame Die - Whimsy StampsYou're Too Kind Clear Stamps

Tuesday Tutorial - Step Up Your Stenciling

Happy Tuesday!   It is so easy to create a new look with your supplies by combining  them in different ways.   I will show you today how to ink blend underneath your glimmer paste to give you a whole new look.   This is one of my favorite things to do and really very easy.   I have a video below to take you through the process and then create two cards using the Penguin Poop stamp set along with the Sun Rays Stencil. 

It's really easy to create multiples of this design to quickly stock up on your birthday card stash.   I used the Paws and Bones Border Die along with the Grass and Cloud Edger Die to create my snowy bank for these cute penguins! 

I share some quick Copic coloring these very cute images.  Ink blending first and then adding glimmer paste changes the whole look of the card.   I have another card on my blog here where I ink blended with the stencil and then layered glimmer paste on top.   
I hope you enjoy the video!  Thanks for stopping by! 

Penguin Poop Clear Stamps - Whimsy StampsGrass and Cloud Edger Die Set*NEW Paws and Bones Border Die Set - Whimsy StampsSun Rays Stencil - Whimsy Stamps