Over the next 3 days we will
*BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 4 *BRAND NEW* die/die sets. They will be available to buy
from the Whimsy Stamps store and from selected Whimsy Stamps
retailers on Wednesday.
Today we are excited to show you the brand new Mi
Ran Designs and Krista Heij-Barber stamps:
How deliciously cute is this little lady bug? This new stamp is from Krista Heij-Barber and is called Lady Bug. The sentiment is from the new set called Happy Birthday Sentiments and cut out using the die Slider 2 die
PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a
fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We
will draw the lucky winner from the comments left here and on today’s design
team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at
every stop to be entered into the draw.
Over the next 3 days we will reveal 19 *BRAND NEW* red rubber
stamps/stamp sets and 4 *BRAND NEW* die/die sets. They will be available to buy from
the Whimsy Stamps store and from selected Whimsy Stamps
retailers on Wednesday.
Today we are excited to show you the brand new Crissy
Armstrong, Time for Tea Designs, Lizzy Love and Denise Lynn stamps
and dies being released this month:
This sweet new stamp is called Lamb Hugs by Crissy Armstrong. What a perfect spring or Easter stamp! The sentiment is from the newly released set called Elegant Labels and cut out with the coordinating die cut called also called Elegant Label.
PRIZE ALERT ... We have
hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on
today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left
here and on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit
everyone and leave a comment at every stop to be entered into the draw.
Happy glorious great weather Saturday! Well at least in Southern Colorado, we are having flip flops and shorts weather in the middle of February. So happy I'm not living in several feet of snow like some parts of the country.
Just a quick post today to show you another fabulous stamp from Whimsy Stamps
So stinkin cute. Crissy Armstrong is the artist behind this image. I've played with a variety of alcohol based markers to color him up. My Chameleon markers have been sitting in my craft room since September, and I've only pulled them out a couple of times to try and get the hang of them. I only used them a touch with this image. Overall the markers work very well, it's just my learning curve with the different system that makes it more challenging.
I used the Winter Hat Border Die cut out in kraft cardstock and stamped some different shapes on the hats.
That's it for today's post. Thanks for stopping by and hope the rest of your weekend is wonderful.
Happy Sunday morning! It's another gorgeous sunny day in Colorado, and I'm almost all the way caught up on my "work".
My goal this year is to spend more time exploring other art mediums and setting aside my "teacher's" hat and the medium I'm most comfortable with and get a broad range of knowledge. Oh and to also post on my blog no matter how yucky I may think the work turned out:)
This painting doesn't exactly count as a "class" in the traditional sense. My girlfriend and I ditched the kids for an afternoon and went to the studio Painting with a Twist. The image for the class was predetermined, but of course I didn't exactly follow directions as the class was more like paint by numbers with a drink in your hand:) It was a lot of fun to play with acrylics and I'll do another one of these classes but not for a while because I'm surely not going to hang this in my house and it's way to big to put on a card!
Now yesterday was a true experience of being absolutely and completely clueless! It was a 6 hr PanPastel class. I've never touched these things, never worked with sponges or the other tools...dang it was uncomfortable. Oh and did I mention we had 7 colors to work with to create the colors for the art? And toss in some papers other than white, I definitely was living outside of my comfort zone. I kept wanting to reach for blending groups!
I can't I'll be say framing this and putting it on a wall any time soon. But not too bad for the second attempt and just using a photo as a reference guide. I couldn't find my landscape picture which was the first piece I worked on.
Now don't go running and screaming:) Keep in my mind, only 7 colors and done on cool gray paper and only a black pastel pencil for the details of the eyes! It was definitely a day full of challenge, but also fun to be uncomfortable not knowing a darn thing...makes the learning process a little easier.
Thanks for stopping by today, and hope the rest of your weekend is fabulous.
Happy Tuesday to everyone. I hope your weekend was good and you found some time to craft and get your creative on!
I got a little more organized and edited some more pictures I found on my camera.
I can't remember who makes this stamp, but it was fun to color up. I colored the background with E41 and just added random drops of colorless blender to give it an aged look. The rest of the image was colored with a variety of alcohol based inks.
Don't ya just love a short and sweet to the point kind of post:)?!!
Enjoy the rest of day and thanks for visiting today.
Okay maybe I'm a little late on the Christmas theme or maybe just 11 months early! As I mentioned in some previous posts, I've been trying to break free of just using alcohol based markers for my coloring. I've become too comfortable and the markers aren't really challenging me to the level I need. And I thought my creations were getting predictable and stale. I find that even though frustration is well...frustrating, it's really after the frustration has passed that I can look back and see any kind of progress in my work. I realized I couldn't ask my students week after week to take on new challenges and experience frustration if I was unwilling to do it myself!
So here was my first go at water coloring with Tombow markers just for the sake of having fun and not worrying about whether it was perfect or up to anyone else's standards.
I used one of the AI stamp sets which had instructions for colors which I promptly didn't look at. Dang was it hard to let go of control and just allow the water, ink and paper to do its thing. I kept telling myself it's not supposed to blend like alcohol markers, it's not supposed to blend like alcohol markers, I just want to go home Toto, I just want to go home...Oh and look it really is just paper and the world didn't come to an end because it didn't turn out exactly like some high end artist!!!
So that's it for me today...Go forth and try something new even if you don't know what you're doing...Fake it til you make it:)
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