Friday, August 20, 2010

A Fairy Blog Hop at Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps!

Welcome to release day at Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps!! We have a brand new set of rubber stamps by artist Cris De Lara featuring some gorgeous fairies...did you see the sneak peeks over the last two days?? I know you will fall in love with the beautiful new images, just as the entire DT has. To celebrate the release, we are having a blog hop today!

The hop begins over at the Wags 'n Whiskers Blog, where you will find a list of all the particpants. As you hop from blog to blog, make sure to leave comments as there will be three lucky winners drawn from those names who will each win two stamps from the new release! When you are done, make sure to head back to the Wags 'n Whiskers blog to comment on your favourite design...and then go shopping! The hop will remain open until Monday August 23, 2010 at 5:01 am GMT/12:01 am EST.

If you have arrived here from the lovely Mag's blog, then you are on the right track...aren't her creations just beautiful?! If not, just head on over to the beginning of the hop at the WnW blog and make your way through the list.

One of the things I love about these fairies is their versatility. Depending on what colour scheme you use, they are perfect for any season or occasion. So many blogs are featuring Christmas projects lately, that I've been in the mood to make something festive...although I suppose this could be a gift for other occasions too. I saw a video tutorial (found HERE) a while back by Becca Feeken that shows how to create a pretty ornament out of Spellbinders Fleur De Lis pendant. I followed her directions for folding the pendants and made an ornament to feature one of the Wags 'n Whiskers Fairies...allow me to introduce "Lacey"!



I stamped Lacey on Neenah cardstock and coloured her with Copics. I added sparkle to her wings with Stardust Stickles. I added additional shimmer to her dress with Smooch Illuminate.

Copics: Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11 Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59 Clothes: BG000, BG10, BG11, BG72, BG75, E50, E41, E43, blender Wings: B93, B21, B000 and RV000

Time for you to visit the sweet and very talented Debbie who I know has a gorgeous project to show you! Remember, if at any time on the hop you get a little lost, just return to the Wags 'n Whiskers Blog for the hop list. Don't forget to leave those comments for your chance to win some new stamps!

When you are done hopping, it's time to get shopping! (lol...didn't know I had poetry skills, huh??) You can find the brand new Wags 'n Whiskers Fairies HERE.

Blessings,

Melanie

Stamps: Wags 'n Whiskers "Lacey"
Ink: Memento, Copic markers, Distress Ink
Paper: Neenah, My Mind's Eye
Embellishments: Rhinestones, crocheted trim, ribbon
Tools: Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Pendant

49 comments:

Tracey Feeger said...

Oh gosh this is just breathtaking. i love all the new stamps but this has to be my favourite.
mwah
Trace

Yvette said...

Stunning work of art. This is just georgeous !!!!!

Sharon Caudle said...

OMG! Ok, this is nothing short of spectacular! LOVE it, Melanie! Absolutely LOVE it!
hugs!
Sharon

COCO said...

whouahhh super creation !!!!
very gorgeous I love it !!
hugs coco

Kirsten said...

what a great little ornament. so very cute. love your colouring and all the glitter. great work
Kirsten

theCook said...

What a beautiful ornament! That's a very good idea!

Shaela said...

ooo, LOVE all the shimmer! So pretty, your shading is gorgeous

Minty Magic said...

Mel this is stunning. The images are so delicate and screaming for some sparkle. You have totally done her justice. BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Ying said...

WOW, very gorgeous pendent. Your coloring is superb.

chrilvian said...

welldone. what a great idea, thanks for showing

KnowMe said...

very lovely!
I do share your opninion on the versatility of the fairies!
They are lovely in every way and for every occasion!

Love
Naomi

Maria Therese said...

Wow this is gorgeous and your coloring is stunning as always!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous and amazing creation :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Melanie
Wow this is stunning,
Hugs Dianne xx

Victoria said...

syunning work x

Cathy said...

Absolutely beautiful.
Hugs
Cathy xx

hayward69 said...

Oh wow this is just fantastic. Love what you have done with the image and love the gems on the background.

Jayne xx

Lisa Jane said...

What a fantastic idea - that will look lovely on the tree
Lisa ;)

Mette said...

Oh wow - this is just stunning. What a journey you ladies are making for us - full of inspirations and amazements.
Love your colouring.
Thank you for sharing, hugs

jasu said...

Oh, so pretty ornament.Lovely coloring and shades of green.

Marjon said...

What a beautiful ornament,really something different.

Grtzz Marjon

Lacey Stephens said...

Oh my goodness, Melanie!! This is just GORGEOUS!! You know how I feel about your coloring :-) And this is no exception! Stunning work! The ornament is perfect and would be so beautiful on a tree. Or hanging in a room since I agree, it would think this could be used for any occasion! Thank you for all of your hard work with this release!! Big Hugs!!
~Lacey
Wags 'n Whiskers

tilly said...

she looks stunning sitting on the decoration
Tilly x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning! I so love your coloring and the snowflake! Very festive! Have a great weekend!

Lau W said...

What a lovely creation ! so nice !
xxx

Lau W said...

Your creation is superb, so original !
xxx

debs said...

WOW Mel..this is simply stunning..your colouring is amazing :0)

Hugs
Debs x

Stampvanwinkle said...

What a perfect way to show off this lovely fairy. Beautiful work Melanie.

Blessings,

Deb

Renkata said...

wow your ornament is DIVINE.
Love the colouring

Crystal said...

WOW Melanie what a GORGEOUS project!!! I LOVE this ornament and your coloring of this fairy is sooooo stunning!

Alex said...

This is beautiful! Love the colors and the shimmery dress is to die for!

craft-princess said...

WOW!! What a stunning idea! She looks perfect!

jandokan said...

SUPER COOL!!!
I JUST LOVE IT :D

Hugs Anja

My Card Heaven said...

Oh my, stunning card, beautiful. Love these DT blogs as they have some really great creations
Donna xx

Gail said...

omgosh..this is a true work of art!! a real beauty..tfs..loves ya

Cathy's Rubber Room said...

OMG Melanie this is absolutely gorgeous. My only other word is spectacular! What beautiful ART.
Cathy

Linda Carson said...

Brilliant!

Virginia's Designs said...

Oh Melanie. Your work always amaze me. I have your blog bookmarked just to see what you are doing next. TFS

Crystal said...

Wow, your card is so beautiful! I must say I checked out your blog and am in awe of your work! The ornament you created for the blog hop is fantastic!

Nikki said...

I Love this your ornament is just beautiful and that die cut is yummy

.:♥MMDesigns♥:. said...

This is just stunning!
Your colouring is out off this world, amazing!
Thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs, Marit.

Ellis said...

Such a great idea, looks wonderful! =)

Hugs, Elenor

Suzanne said...

I see that almost everybody uses shimmer and glitter on there project..love that! I love this bloghop and keep on hopping! greetz Suzanne

Bev said...

How beautiful is this! Stunning work. Thanks for organizing this blog hop & the chance to win some great stamps xx

Serene Designs said...

Hi Melanie, What a gorgeous pendant/ornament. Any girl, young or old would adore a gift like what you have created. Its absolutely beautiful. I love the whole creation. Thank you so much for sharing you great talent. Have a Great Weekend. Bye for now. Hugs Maria

Trace said...

Wow awesome!! Love it

Paula said...

This is such a lovely example of the versatility of these stamps as you say. The ornament is different too & it's lovely to see how you have emphasized the delicateness of the fairy image with the ornament design & the lace for hanging.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

angelique (anlou) said...

what an great card hun
love the image very much
thanks for the tutorial hun
hugs angelique

Jessica L said...

Gorgeous! You've really brought her to life!