May 19, 2014

Whimsy Stamps - May Rubber and Die release Sneak Peek Day 1

Happy Monday and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps May Rubber and Die release week! Today is the first day of Sneak Peeks. The entire release will be available to purchase in the Whimsy Stamps Shop on Wednesday.

As always we will have several prizes to give away throughout this week, but the prize days and locations are secret, so you will have to hop along and leave comments on each one of the participating designers each day.

For today's hop I decided to create a mixed media project using stamps and dies from the upcoming release. The image stamp is from artist Cathy Delannssay - Hymne aux fees.
I used several types of media to create the background...designer papers, mod podge, gesso, gelatos, dylusions ink and some glitter. It was very messy to make this and I do love how it turned out, although some of my background stamped grasses and leaves doesn't show up as well, because I stamped it onto mod podged background. 

The main image has been stamped onto copic blending card and colored using copic markers. The little green splashes that you see on the dress/flower petals ended up there on accident when I sprayed with dylusions ink. But since mixed media pieces are so forgiving, I think it looks great anyway.

Here is another view. As you can see I gave the girl some wings by using part of the new whimsy butterfly border die.
 Whimsy products used today are 'L Hymne aux fees by Cathy Delanssay, Sun-sational sentiment circles by Raindrop Echo Designs, butterfly border die found in the Shapeology section on release day, and the verse is from an older stamp set by Crissy Armstrong (Summer Garden and sentiments).

I have also used a couple non-whimsy stamps for my background - a music sheet background stamp (hero arts), grass/leaves stamps (penny black). The little flowers that are peeking out in the background were part of a designer paper. But since I painted some gesso over the paper, it is not very visible and looks more like it's been stamped.

If you'd like to hop along today simply visit the blogs below:

 Iris, Ellie (me), BevJenny Jacque

Would love to play along in the following challenges:



58 comments:

  1. Awesome! I've got to try the mixed media. Great job showcasing the releases. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  2. Beautiful! Looks like the illustration of a children's book cover...

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  3. Oh wow!! This is beautiful!! Love it!

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  4. Love the colors and the stamped designs! Awesome!!!

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  5. Love your mixed media. The colours are gorgeous. This stamp would be so useful for mixed media work. Thanks for sharing x

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  6. I think the green just give your fairy that special touch! Love this!

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  7. This is gorgeous Ellie, I love the colours you used, really striking and unusual x

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  8. so pretty, I love the colours xx

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  9. That's so sweet - love that image.

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  10. Really lovin' all of the texture in this - gorgeous!

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  11. Whoa! What a Fabulous Mixed Media creation!!!

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  12. Really textured. Only you can pull off.

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  13. Awesome mixed media project x

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  14. Wow, simply stunning! The colours you have used are gorgeous, I love the way you have shown us a new way to look at our stamps etc.

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  15. Beautiful colors. Just gorgeous.

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  16. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the sweet fairy and all those butterflies! Your background is awesome!

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  17. What a lovely and dreamy card!!

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  18. loving these new stamps this card is just perfect fabulous love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

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  19. Gorgeous mixed media piece, Ellie! I love the background and beautiful image! Wonderful design!

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  20. beautiful card, thank you so much for sharing.

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  21. What a stunning mixed mdeia creation love the colour combo and all the added texture. Image is adorable and coloured beautifully.
    ~ Denise ~
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

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  22. Wow, what a stunning project

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  23. This is so delicate looking great colours you've used too

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  24. Gorgeous card! Love that sweet fairy stamp! Great coloring and details!

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  25. Love your multimedia approach Ellie. Stunning colours and such a beautiful stamp. Hugs, Wends x

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  26. What a beautiful shimmery card. Goregous design.

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  27. This is stunning ! Love all the work that has gone into it!!! HUgsxx

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  28. Stunning card. Love the colours.

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  29. Wow ,what can you say about this card, love the eclectic approach, by using different mediums...it's so effective at giving depth to your wonderful card!

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  30. Fabulous creation! Gorgeous image beautifully coloured and the background is so magical looking. Debra x

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  31. I will have to try the multimedia technique, your card is lovely.
    Rene from OZ xo

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  32. I love butterflies: stamps and dies are my favourites. marta

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  33. beautiful , so unique and individual .. love your card x hugs jane x

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  34. What a gorgeous piece. I love the great colours and texture. That new Cathy Delannssay stamp is so adorable and I love Chrissy's sentiments too.

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  35. I absolutely love Whimsy products! They are all so precious and I'd be honored to have any of them in my stash!! Thanks for the opportunity to win these awesome prizes!

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  36. Wow this is absolutely stunning Ellie! I love your mixed media background and the colors you used. That sure looks like a fairy dreamland!xx

    Hugs,
    Iris

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  37. Ellie, your project is stunning! What a great job!

    Hugs;
    Shari

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  38. This is gorgeous! You need to do a video or photo tutorial so I can learn how to do Mixed Media. I just don't know where to begin!

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  39. This is beautiful!! Love the vivid colors!

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  40. very pretty, thank you for sharing, Shannah

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  41. Your whole card is fab Ellie, love the detail and colour. Flora xx

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  42. love butterflys * techniques tks so beautiful

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  43. It looks awesome! Love the colors :)

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  44. Fab mixed media piece, and again a lovely image. Happy accidents are the best!

    Cazzy x

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  45. Gorgeous. Love the image you have used and how you colored her.

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  46. Love this, you've inspired me to get my mod podge out again! X

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  47. Wow...amazing colors on your card!

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  48. The scene you have created looks just like a fairy world to me. The majestic colours and the lovely butterflies gives it a dreamy look. Fab sentiment too!!!

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  49. What a wonderful creation...such lovely colours.

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  50. Wow this is awesome Ellie! I love doing mixed media too, but never get around to it because of the 'mess factor' lol! I've never tried using my stamping stuff with it so you've inspired me! I love your beautiful colours and the dreamy feel to it! Gorgeous!
    Hugs, Shannah xox

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