Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Spring Lamb - Whimsy Blog Hop!

Can you believe it is February already?  I don't know where January went but I do welcome February because it means new digi images are released today at Whimsy Stamps and there's a blog hop to showcase them, get inspiration from a super talented team plus there's a chance to win some images! 
The hop starts today, runs for one weekend and ends on Wednesday February 08, 2012 at 12 Noon EST.
To have a chance at winning, you need to leave a comment on each of the design team blogs as you hop because there are two random blogs among the DT posts who each will select a comment and the winner will get to choose a digi of their choice.  The Grand Prize winner of the hop will receive 5 new digital stamps of their choice from Whimsy.  And it's a good time... the team has come up with some fabulous inspiration for you to check out plus you get a look at the new digis for the month which will be available in the store today.  Your first stop should be the Whimsy Inspiration blog and in case you lose your way, simply go back to  for the hop order.  You should have arrived here from the very talented Charlene's blog and you next stop will be to see what fab creation Tanya has whipped up.
So... onto the card and some info about it.  The new release I used  is Spring Lamb.  The patterned paper is a piece from DCWV's 'Preppy Princess Stack' collection, the binding is Whimsy's Fern Leaf Ribbon.  Flowers and gems are Petaloo FloraDoodles (#1283-211) and I used Copics to colour the image.  Those are some funky little flowers which I've had for ages and never really knew what to use them on until now.  I tried to do something different with the wool and although I don't thing it really looks like wool at all, I do like it much better than plain.  After I'd coloured it, I took the edge of a towel and dipped it into Copic's colourless  blender solution and pressed it down to lift the colour and give it a more mottled look.  The sentiment is computer generated.  
Challenges:
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - use a digi
Whimsical Designs - use something old (mine is the flowers)
Crafty Sentiments - Punches & Dies

29 comments:

Karen Wilson said...

Aww, how cute is this!! OMGoodness, I LOVE LOVE LOVE that sentiment!!! TFS!

Glennis said...

Very cute card, I really like those flowers!

Margreet said...

Lovely colouring of that cute sheep...those flowers are TDF!
xxx Margreet

NickelNook said...

Gorgeous card, Marilyn! The funky flowers are wonderful, as is the sweet wooly image! Let's face it...the sentiment is fabulous...on so many levels! lol...Nancy :o)

angeleef said...

Oh look at those cute flowers you've used with that lovely image. Your card looks great!
Greetz
**Evi**

Molecraft said...

Fabulous image and great colouring Marilyn and love those flowers too!
Helen x

Trisha said...

Sweet. Your lamb is just precious and such fabulous coloring. Love the sentiment, also.

Sandra said...

Hi Marilyn, What a brilliant blog hop this is proving to be l am really enjoying it and seeing all the great creations along the way and know there are going to be some fantastic new images to be bought, your card is another stunner and the image you have used Spring Lamb is just gorgeous so beautifully coloured and l just love those flowers and the ribbon also the background papers and fantastic sentiment truly another great card with lots of inspiration:) Sandra H

zehra said...

Sweet card

L Townsend said...

love the little sheep
to cute
im from the country and we raise goats but this takes the cake
Hand Up!!!!
thanks for blog hop

Leanne said...

Super card, love the coloring...great job on the blog hop too!

Clare said...

Beautiful card.

Darlene said...

Look at "ewe"!! Such an adorable card, great idea using the towel to create the wool. The sentiment "ewe" thought up is perfect! LOL Love this card!

Miss Amber said...

Marilyn this is sooo adorable! I love how you color the lamb! :)

GiGi said...

This is super cute! I love the wired flowers and cute sheep stamp! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

Crystal said...

AWWW Super CUTENESS!!!!!!

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card
Thank you for joining us this week at
Crafty Sentiments
Love Jan
xx

Jac said...

Very cute imasge and I just adore your flowers they are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

Dawn said...

Am loving those flowers. Lovely card & thanks for joining us at Divas

Wendy said...

Awwww adorable card, love the image and those flowers are fab...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

xxxtglxxx said...

LOL!! What an awesome card, so cute and lovely flowers. Great sentiment too :)

hugs

xxalisonxx

Karen H said...

Hehe! This is adorable! The sentiment is fantastic and I love the sweet little fluffy friend. The flowers are beautiful. The paper is so pretty and I love your stitched borders. :o) Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!

Hugs and blessings!

Zora said...

A wounderful summer card whit lots of summer feeling :O) Love the colouring.

Shannon White said...

Oh, Miss Marilyn this is too Darned CUTE!! 8-) Lol.. Just makes me chuckle! what a Fabulous sentiment! And your Sweet Little Ewe is so Adorable!8-)

Hope you have been doing well my friend!
Happy Weekend to you!

Big Hugs
Shannon

coops said...

so gorgeous marilyn.the image is so sweet and i love your stunning colours and flowers :D

xx coops xx

coops said...

so gorgeous marilyn.the image is so sweet and i love your stunning colours and flowers :D

xx coops xx

shelly said...

this is really cute love the stamped image and those flowers. the sentiment made me smile too. thanks for sharing your fun card with us at whimwednesdays :)

Sharon Caudle said...

OMG OMG OMG!!! How stinkin' CUTE is this card!!! I loooooove it!!!!!
hugs, Sharon

Sandy said...

I am in love - I kid you now - you are one major talent!!!!!!! I love your work!!
Sandy