It’s a new release at Whimsy Stamps and I’ve created a card using the new Galaxy Galore Background along with the Bundled Up stamp in the foreground. There are loads of other inspiration from the Whimsy DT this week.
I started with embossing the background in white then used my sponge to ink on the blue and faded it towards the bottom. For the girl, I colored her with markers first and then used the pencils to create the knitting. I’ll be forever grateful to Annabel for enlightening my world with this texture. I love it!
W10, E49, 47, 33
E31, 33, 35, 23, 27
W5, 7, 9, C3, 5
E04, 02, R05, 12
BG49, 45, 53, 10
Here are Prismacolor Pencils used:
1027, 1015, 992, 938, 105
I have a Christmas project this week using Reindeer Kitty from Whimsy Stamps. I wanted to work on fur texture so I pulled up some pictures of cats and settled on a common tabby. I started with the lightest color and worked towards the dark. Then without blending, I tried to pull in some of the lighter colors where it was needed.
Here are the Copic markers I used on Reindeer Kitty:
YG01, 23, 63
Y21, 26, 28, YR23
E04, 42, 43, 44, W5, 9
R12, 05, 46, 59
For my project, I’ve used Fantail Goldfish a DoveArt for Whimsy Stamps rubber stamp. I wanted to try something different and stumbled across Nicoletta‘s amazing water project. She was following a tutorial on the Copic Italia blog and I knew that was something I should try. So this is my first attempt on the Faintail Goldfish. It was about step three that I decided I didn’t like it, however, I pushed through to finish so I could learn from my mistakes. I think the next time will be a little easier.
Here are the Copic markers I used on Fantail Goldfish:
Y11, 23, 26, YR02, 04, 21, E21
B00, 12, 23, 32, 95, 97
G00, V01, V12, BV00, R05
My project was inspired again by Annabel and her awesome knitting pattern which I colored again on this Moose. This is Merry Moose-mas from Whimsy Stamps. I colored the scarf and hat originally in Copic markers but wasn’t able to get the details I was looking for. So I then went over it with Prismascolor pencils and brought back in the details.
These are the Copic markers I used on Merry Moose-mas:
B21, 95, 39
BG11, 13, 23, 18
E42, 43, 44, 47
W1, 4, 6, 8, 9
E51, 53, 55, 31, 53
I thought this little fairy would be perfect as a little bee so I dug out my yellow and black papers from the back and colored her up. This is Flower Fairy from Whimsy Stamps and I also used the Card Builders Window Die set from Whimsy Stamps too. I colored her outfit first and wasn’t sure where to go with the hair color but thought a little green with be refreshing.
These are the Copic markers I used on Flower Fiary:
YG21, 17, 23
W3, 4, 5, 6
YR30, 31, Y32, 35, 38, Y26
B0000, 000, 01, 02
E00, 30, 31, 29, 49, C3, R12
B97, 93, 05, 01
YG63, C1, 3, BV23
It’s release week at Whimsy Stamps and I have some new products to show off. For my project I’ve used Emma and Aime as well as the new Card Builder Windows die released this month too. I fussy cut around the image and used just one of the fairy girls.
These are the Copic markers I used on Emma and Aime:
E30, 31, 35, R12
C2, B97, 93, W8
B91, 95, 97
YR30, 31, 23
This is Fairy and Her Bunny from Whimsy Stamps and I have a picture tutorial on how I colored her face. This fairy has been colored wonderfully in so many ways that I had a little trepidation starting. But I thought some pink hair would help me out and decided to get started nonetheless. The tutorial shows how I colored this fairy and I use the same techniques on all the faces that I color in this way. Hope you enjoy it.
Thanks for those asking for a tutorial. It’s nice to know what is helpful to show and what isn’t. 😀 So this is how I color a face when I give it larger eyes. I first define the features with the skin tones, then add the pupil, shading and finish up with a white gel pen. The face doesn’t really sparkle until the white is added so keep pressing forward to the end.
(Click on the photo for a larger view.)
These are the Copic markers I used on Fairy and Her Bunny:
E30, 31, 35, 0000, R12, B01, 69, 05, C3, C1, E49, W8, BV23
E04, RV14, R21
BG93, YG11, G21
YR30, 23, Y35
B52, 01, 00, 000
YG63, 17, 99
For the wings, I didn’t color them and made sure to color the clothes and hair under them. Then I used a glitter pen to color the wings and the white gel pen to make some highlights. I also used the glitter pen on the “Hello” sentiment, which is a Make it Crafty chipboard embellishment.