Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Whimsy November Digi Release





Today is the new digi release at Whimsy Stamps and all I can say is wow... there's some cute digis this month, including this one which is Stamp Art Design's Hollybelle.  Make sure you head over to the Whimsy Inspiration Blog because there's a Blog Hop going on and you don't want to miss out.
I used a Marianne Creatable die cut to make the shape of this scalloped easel card and coloured the image with Copics.  I tried to get a little texture in the fur so took a few drops of Copic Colourless Blender and dabbed a towel into it and then pressed down so it would lift a little colour off.  I did this after colouring the fur and before colouring anything else.  I like the technique and won't be quite so timid with it next time but I didn't want to ruin the image so I dabbed it down for only a couple seconds.  I added a little glamour dust to give the wings some sparkle and then added some gold Stickles to the edges.   The sentiment is from Whimsy's Winter Letter Seals, the paper is Memory Box Co and the brad is from the stash.
Challenges:
Emerald Faeries - Christmas Red
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes plus Bling
Sentimental Sundays - Use the colour of your birth flower (mine is garnet)
Always Something Creative - It must sparkle
Marianne's - use your dies
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19 comments:

jimlynn said...

Adorable! Love how you did the colorless blender on his fun. Fabulous card.
Lynn

Paige said...

OMG! This is just too cute and sweet!

Molecraft said...

Gorgeous Marilyn, love your colouring and great shaped easel!
Helen x

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Marilyn...such a cute image and beautiful colouring.

Luv CHRISSYxx

RORO LEE said...

Cute image! Like the button too~

NickelNook said...

Wow!! That is just the cutest card EVER!! I love the technique you used on the fur...it looks fantastic! The die you used is also wonderful! I love teddy bears! Thanks so much!...Nancy :o)

Renee said...

So so so CUTE! Love the teddy bear and your great coloring!!

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and love the choice of reds thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Emerald Faeries
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested :)

papertrails leaver said...

A beautiful card! Love this bear! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

Katina said...

Stunning card Marilyn! I love the image and the shape of the card.

Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck! xx

Shannon White said...

Goodness Miss Marilyn! This is so Precious! Love your Sweet image and Wonderful coloring! Great technique with the colorless blender and towel, I am definitely going to have to try that out. Just an Absolutely Darling Christmas easel card! Love the whole thing!

Hugs
Shannon

HandmadebyTLC said...

Just adore the brad! This is brilliantly designed and I love the colors too! Perfect for the Sentimental Sundays Challenge this week, hope you join us again today for our new Wedding Challenge and good luck!
Hugs,
Tammy Louise
PW if you collect candy, visit here http://handmadebytlc.blogspot.com

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Marilyn, your card is beautiful! That die is really something I've had my eye on it and wondered how large it was. Your cute bear is colored beautifully too, love the effect you used for the fur. Hugs, Jan

Tammy said...

This is adorable Marilyn!! I love that image and your coloring is gorgeous! Fantastic colors and details!!
Hugs, Tammy

moosrose said...

Wonderful and gorgeous card! I love it.
Thank you for playing along with us at allways something creative!
hugs

Mary Lou said...

Wow Marilyn~~this is Gorgeous!! Love the technique you used to get his fur so PERFECT!!!! So pretty:)
Hugz

Suzi said...

Wow!! I love this card to bits. It's absolutely stunning. Thank you for joining us at Marianne Design Divas this month. Good luck in the draw.
Hugs
Suzi x

SallyB. said...

lovely easel card, vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei allways something creative, best regards SallyB.

Kattiz said...

So lovly card! :) Thansk for playing with us at Marianne Design Divas. Hugs Kattiz