Friday, April 30, 2010

An Exciting Announcement!!

Fridays are always a day to celebrate, because it means the weekend is just around the corner...but today is even more exciting for me as I get to reveal a little secret I've been sitting on for a while. The wonderfully talented duo of Lacey and Nikki have asked me to be a guest designer for their company Wags 'n Whiskers for the next two months!! Their stamps are so adorable, and I've been looking forward to playing with them! I worked with Lacey and Nikki while I was a guest designer for High Hopes, and these two are so sweet! There are also a couple of girls on their team who I "met" during my High Hopes exciting to work with you all again! I also look forward to getting to know the rest of the amazing ladies on this DT!! I would like to say a big "THANK YOU" to Lacey and Nikki for this opportunity!

Now, technically my guest term does not begin until May 1...but the girls invited me to play along a day early in their challenge today. We would like to see you break out your stash of flowers this week...I know you all have flowers floating around your craft space! What a perfect challenge for springtime too...I love seeing all the spring flowers in bloom!

The stamp I chose to work with today is "Love You Sis". I adore this image!! As always, I've used Neenah cardstock and coloured with my Copic markers. Both of the girls' galoshes were given a coat of Glossy Accents to make them appear more "rubbery". I'm thinking the paper is from Fancy Pants...but it was out of my scrap pile, so I can't be 100% certain on that! lol One of my favourite centres for flowers are jewelry spacers, so I always try to make sure to keep a bunch on hand.

Time to go get out your flowers and get creative! Now there is one other order to be in the running for a prize, you must use a Wags 'n Whiskers image on your project. Then you can link up your creation to the Wags 'n Whiskers blog.

There are a few news items to share this week. All of the Wags 'n Whiskers stamps illustrated by the talented Crissy Armstrong (including the one I used on my card today) are on sale for 25% off!! You can buy them here. Also, this Flower challenge will run for two weeks. Why you ask?? Well, it's May Release time for Wags 'n Whiskers!! We will be bringing you previews starting on Wednesday May 5th, followed by an exciting BLOG HOP on Friday May 7th, so mark your calendars now!

I am so excited to be a part of this amazing team for the next two months!! Just wait until you see the new images...they are fantastic!!

ps...Don't forget to stop by The Town Scrapper today for our Friday Challenge! Our talented Scrapette Ann designed a fantastic sketch for you to play along with. Remember...we've always got a fantastic prize up for grabs!!

Stamps: Wags 'n Whiskers "Love You Sis", my own sentiment
Ink: Copic markers
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Fancy Pants (?)
Embellishments: Dollar store trim, Prima flowers, jewelry spacers, Glossy Accents
Tools: Spellbinders


Rach said...

this is fantastic Melanie, a super sweet card, amazing colouring.. congratulations on your gd

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hi Melanie!! Welcome to Wags n Whiskers!! I just love your take on Jeanette's flower challenge. Your coloring is so vibrant and beautiful!! Great layout and design!! I look forward to seeing more of your awesome and inspirational WNW creations.

♥Rach♥ said...

I'm not surprised at all since your cards and coloring are both sooooo beautiful, congrats! Love the card, wish I had half your talent, lol :0)

Renkata said...

Very elegant and cute card.

FitterTwit said...

I'm with everyone here... I'm not surprised! I could use a little of your copic magic!!! LOL!

Maria said...

Great news Mel! Congrats on your GDT spot with WNW. I love this image and the card is of course gorgeous. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Maria

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous Melanie!

Congrats on your GD role, that's fabulous!

Michele said...

WOW Melanie your colouring of the image is amazing. Love the design you've used and the details also. Can't wait to see more of your creations for WnW. Hugs Michele x

Lisa Jane said...

what a gorgeous card - the colours are exquisite. Love the shiny wellies
Congratulations on the GD role
Lisa ;)

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Melanie
As always your colouring is just amazing!!

Karen x

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

I am so excited to have you on the team Melanie, you know I just adore everything you do! Beautiful colouring of my kiddies, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Crissy Armstrong said...

Melanie! I haven't had a chance to colour this stamp up yet, but when I do, I am going to refer to this post and keep it on my screen for inspiration. It is so full of depth, it looks like they are going to walk off the screen any second! I love it!
Congratulations on your new gig with Wags! They are blessed to have you and I am sure they know it!!

America said...

Im dreaming of how you might color. WOW!!!! I would absolutely love to learn and maybe see tutrials on how you create such beautiful coloring MAGIC!! :)