Well even though my mojo has taken a hit since losing my mum I decided to bite the bullet and try out for Whimsy Stamps DT Call Out. I adore their stamp range, I know I haven't used many in the past but it's purely been down to time and conflict of DT interest. Anyhow, I applied and I wanted to show you my entry.
Unfortunately I haven't been successful this time, but hopefully I will try again next year. You must check out their online shop. For those in the UK, Whimsy is an American company so you will need to take into account shipping and duty, however they do stock lots of fabulous digital stamps as well. They use lots of very talented designers so there's always something for everyone. Check them out here. They also have a fabulous inspiration blog with lots of wonderful ideas from the Design Team - you can find it here.
The stamp I used was one I won in a dear friend's blog competition last year. Thank you Wendy. x
So here was my entry for the 2017 Design Team.
I sprinkled Brushos onto watercolour card and spritz it to create the background - I used blues, greens and yellows. When dry it was fixed the card base front.
The image was stamped onto Kraft card and coloured with pencils starting with a white pencil and building up colour. When completed it was cut to size and mounted onto a die cut cream pearlised card rectangle. The topper was added to the card front using foam pads. Using a banner die I created a double fishtail banner which I added to the front with a couple of pearls. To finish off I added crystal glitter to the fairy's wing.
Stamp: Whimsy Stamp 'Fairy'
Paper & Card: Kraft Card, Watercolour Card, Cream Card, Cream Card Base (xxx)
Spectrum Noir Pencils: Skin - Linen, Peach, Saddle Brown, Cream, Cider / Hair - White, Daffodil, Bumblebee, Linen, Honey, Lemon / Dress - White, Denim Blue, Petrol Blue, Royal Blue / Leaves - White, Shamrock,. Grass, Amazon Green, Virialen, Alpine, Daffodil / Stalks, White, Grass, Alpine / Wings - White, Peony, Petal
Dies: Tattered Lace 'Pearl' Rectangle, MFT 'Banner', Paper Smooches 'Dots & Dashes'
Other: Brushos, Pearls, Spritzer Bottle, Shimmer Paint, Crystal Glitter
Thank you for dropping by.
Hugs to you all, and to my American friends please keep safe.
X Janine X