Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Whimsy Stamps February Rubber Release - Sneak Peek Day 5

Welcome to Sneak Peek Day 5 of the Whimsy Stamps February Rubber Release!
Today we're showing off a variety of the new stamps and dies to be released tomorrow.
For a full list of all of today's sneak peekers, please visit the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Blog

Today I'm sneak peeking another one of Crissy's new images from the Fragrant Rose set and a sentiment from the Darling Daisies set.  These are both gorgeous sets of beautiful flowers.  Seriously, they are amazingly drawn with great detail and wonderful for coloring.

For this image, I tried the new fad (I think made popular by sweet Dorcas and Annika) of coloring on kraft cardstock with Prismacolor pencils.  This is my first attempt, so please be gentle.  I used to color with pencils on regular white cardstock, but that was a complete and utter failure.  I wonder what makes coloring on kraft so different? Somehow the colors behave differently.  I didn't use any OMS on the roses or the leaves at all, but used some for the bow.  I must admit, it was so nice to switch to a new medium and not have to worry about letting things dry, lol.

Oh, and yes, this is a one layer card and yes, no DP :)  Very CAS, very unlike me, but still very fun to make.

Hope you come back tomorrow to join me for THE BIG RELEASE PARTY!!  We're releasing 16 new stamp sets and 2 new dies - our biggest release ever!  There's lot of prizes to be won and lots of inspiration to be soaked in so won't you join us, pretty please?  I have three more cards to share!

See you tomorrow ;)
Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Fragrant Rose, sentiment from Darling Daisies
Medium: Prismacolor pencils and some OMS
Accessories/tools: striped twill ribbon

This card is for a few challenges:
Fairy Fun Fridays – for a sweetheart
Guylou's Inimitability - red
Moving Along With The Times  – red
Paper Crafting Journey - love is in the air
Crafts and Me - red
Crafty Creations -  inspired by Robert Burns poem "Red, red rose"
Creative Craft World - - love
Little Red Wagon - kraft
Scrapbook Sisters - red, red, red
By the Cute and Girly - red plus one other color (green)
Crafty Emma - Red & Romance
Crafty Hos' - Love
Crafty Pad  - Love is in the air
Creative Cowgirls - Love is in the air
ECP Challenges - Love
Crafty Calendar - Love
Crazy 4 Challenges - Valentines
Secret Crafter - Valentine


Vanja said...

This is stunning, Ann! Fantastic colouring.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Ann!! All your pre-release cards are stunning!! You amaze me!! Love the painted look of your roses!! Gorgeous!!

Dorcas said...

Nice one Ann! I'm glad you got out your pencils again! I think its the texture of Kraft that works so well with pencils. You can get more pigment down.

And having the brown background adds something. you know, the old Masters used to do an underpainting in sepia tones before they added their colors, it gave it a far more realistic look. maybe this does something similar.

At any rate, its less intimidating than a sheet of white paper!

You did greaT!

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Ann, love how you did the roses.
Hugs Linda

Crystal said...

WOWWEEEE Ann this is sooooo BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE LOVE your coloring of this image, it just pops off the screen!! Totally gorgeousness!

*Vicki* said...

I simple love this coloring on the craft card stock Ann!! So beautiful!!

Marie-Anne said...

This is a lovely card!


Dana said...

Very beautiful!! Love it!

Kellie Winnell said...

WOW, wow, wow this is absolutely amazing, the colouring is WOW blew me away, LOVE it!


Tracey Brossart said...

Absolutely stunning!

Thanks so much for joining us over at FFF this week and goodluck! :)


Carla aka scrappypug said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Love the image on kraft. Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday this week!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

This is STUNNING and your coloring is SPOT ON! I have not tried coloring on the Kraft but you sure have inspired me to try! Good luck and thanks for playing along with us for Love is in the Air at the The Crafty Pad and we hope you can play along with us again next Sunday!. The Navy Wife

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card - the roses are exquisite.
Wonderful sentiment
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa ;)

Marianne said...

Your coloring is just stunning!!
Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirl challenge!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just stunning!!! Your colouring is outta this world!!!!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge & MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Mini said...

Oh how beautiful! Thanks for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

Deanna said...

So pretty!
Thanks so much for playing.
Dee - LRW DT

Iris said...

Oh Ann this is just stunning! And beautifully colored. You rock!!


Kim Kelley said...

Gorgeous card!Love your coloring.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, Ah this is great and just right for the Red theme on MAWTT this week Thanks for playing, Hazelxoxo

Beate said...

WOW! GORGEOUS coloring and card.
Hugs and smiles

Janet said...

What a stunning coloring job. Thanks for joining us at Creative Cowgirls!

Sheena said...

Perfect colouring! I love this card. Thanks for joining us at CES this week! Sheena xx

Poppet said...

With an image coloured as beautifully as this one, it doesn't need anything else on the card but the ribbon and sentiment. Love the sentiment.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at the Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx.

gerslittlesnippets said...

Incredible colouring. Looks like an oil painting. Love the sentiment.
Thank you for entering the BTC&G Red + challenge this month.

Chocolate Orange said...

A stunningly beautiful card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our Love Challenge.
Choccy x

Gina L said...

Really pretty and that's the perfect sentiment. Thanks for playing along at Guylou's Inimitability!

Tracy S said...

Thanks for playing along in the I Heart you Challenge this week at Guylou's Inimitability!

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. The image is so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar. Hugs, Bev x

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Lovely!! Love it :))

Thanks for joining us at By The Cute & Girly's red + 1 challenge :)

Tammy xx