Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wags 'n Whiskers June Previews: Day 1!!

It's time for the "Let's Party" June release sneak peeks at Wags 'n Whisker Stamps. Nikki and Lacey are introducing a brand new artist to the Wags 'n Whiskers family...Emma Metcalfe!! Emma is an illustrator for children's' books over in Europe, and you are going to fall in love with her sweet designs! This new W&W stamp line is called "Millie and Friends" and will be available for purchase on Friday June 25, 2010, and it will be available in both rubber and digital versions!

I just adore these cute images. I am planning to use this whole release to create a set of 5x5 cards for a gift set. I am also attempting to go with a "clean and simple" layout for these cards, because I'd like to make a gift package for them when they are all complete. They will fit into a box much easier without a lot of bulky embellishments!

Today, I am showing you "Purrfect Day". I cut out the image with my Nesties using the "out of the box" technique. (here's a tutorial you can follow) Now, I had tried this once before but had some disastrous results, so I was a little intimidated to try it again. However, I really love the effect so I thought it was time to try it again! The pretty paper is from October Afternoon...I am really loving this paper! The sentiment comes with this cute image.

I sponged in a background with my Distress Inks, but it didn't turn out as smoothly as I had hoped...and it doesn't quite show up the same in the photo as in real life. I used a bit of both Spun Sugar and Bundled Sage. I then went over it all with Antique Linen, including the coloured areas, just to take away a bit of the intensity of the Copics.

You will find a list of the Divas participating in today's sneak peeks over at the Wags 'n Whiskers blog. Join us tomorrow for another day of previews and then on Friday for our Release Day Blog Hop!

You still have time to enter for a chance to win images from the June Release...check out this post HERE for details!
See you back tomorrow!



Stamps: Wags 'n Whiskers Digital Stamp "Purrfect Day"
Ink: Copic markers, Distress Inks
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, October Afternoon


Lisa Summerhays said...

Great card! Love the designer papers you matched together and your coloring.

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Oh so beautiful Melanie and your colouring and texture is fabulous! I love the papers, Hugs, Nikki x

Cathy's Rubber Room said...

Your colouring is fabulous, Melanie. Great Card