Friday, October 8, 2010

A Wags 'n Whiskers Fairy Blog Hop!

Good morning friends! It's release day at Wags 'n Whiskers, and we've got a great Blog Hop planned for you today. Not only are we celebrating the release of four brand new Fairy stamps, but it's also Wags 'n Whiskers Birthday!!! What a great first year it has been, and I know Nikki and Lacey are excited to see what their next year has in store! Many of the projects you will see on the hop today are birthday themed in honour of this big day.

The hop begins over at the Wags 'n Whiskers Blog, where you will find a complete list of links to the hop participants. Make sure to leave a comment at each and every stop on the way, and you just may find yourself the lucky winner of some new stamps! The hop closes on Monday October 11, 2010 at 12:01 EST/5:01 GMT.

You should have arrived here after visiting the lovely Debs. If not, just start over at the WnW blog and follow the links along the way.

This lovely new fairy is "Iris". I paired her up with some pretty K&Company papers. The edges were all sponged with Stormy Sky Distress Ink. The layered flowers are all from Prima. The pearls and crocheted trim are dollar store treasures, and I finished off the edges with some machine stitching. The sentiment is from a clear set I picked up in a dollar bin at Michaels.


Iris' wings needed a bit of sparkle, so they were coated with Stardust Stickles...these are my all-time favourite Stickles, and they somehow seem to find their way onto most of my cards, lol.


I have to apologize, as I do not have a list of colours for you today. :( I've been trying so hard to record my markers, but I coloured this image up quite some time ago and I completely forgot to jot down the colours.


The new Wags 'n Whiskers Fairies are being released in rubber only, and they will be available for purchase today at 7:00 am EST/12:00 pm GMT...you can find them HERE!

Next on the hop is the super-sweet and oh-so-talented Sharon , and I know she has an absolutely gorgeous project to show you! Don't forget to be leaving those comments as you hop along...you just may be the lucky winner of some brand new Wags 'n Whiskers stamps!!

Happy hopping stampers, and thanks so much for stopping by!

Blessings,

Melanie

Stamps: Wags 'n Whiskers "Iris", clear stamp for sentiment
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, K&Company
Ink: Memento, Distress Ink, Copics
Embellishments: Pearls, crocheted trim, machine stitching, Prima flowers
Tools: Spellbinders

22 comments:

Sharon Caudle said...

Ok seriously....I think my jaw just hit the floor! I want to book a flight right now so I can sit with you for just one day to soak up just a tiny bit of your knowledge! I don't know if you do, but if you don't, you should be doing this professionaly. I'm totally serious! Oh, and in case you couldn't tell, I LOVE your card!!! :)
hugs! Sharon

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card, image and coloring of her!

Yvette said...

Melanie, yet another wonderful card. Such inspiration.

Rach said...

gorgeous as always Melanie, stunning colouration.xx

Miranda said...

Oh WAUW, it is really a beautifull card, love the way you colord iris and how u used the sparkles, i really love the stamp, and the bird looks so magical.

Hugs Miranda

hayward69 said...

This image is gorgeous. I love the colours used and the dp.

Jayne xx

Marjon said...

Wow this one is so beautiful,great image,fantastic coloring.

Grtzz Marjon

Tracey said...

WOW!! Incredible colouring and I love the flowers! Gorgeous Melanie!!

Amanda R said...

Your coloring just amazes me at always. How about a tutorial sometime? Thanks for some wonderful inspiration.

Mary J said...

Your colouring is AMAZING! What great colours - you've really brought this fairy to life!

*Alison* said...

WOW!! this is so beautiful.. I LOVE the colors and the stitiching.. your coloring is wonderful too.. great job!! I am off to the next beautiful creation.. Thanks so much for the chance to win..Here is crossing fingers and toes that I do.. :) HUGS and thanks for sharing!!!

Tanja said...

Beautiful colors and love the sparkle!

Μυρτώ said...

Incredible coloring!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Melanie!! I so love your gorgeous coloring and the rich color combo!! The layout, stitching, and details are beautiful!! I am with Amanda!! Your coloring sure amazes me also!
hugs,
Chris

dmbennett said...

Wow a gorgeous card. I love the layout and the colors...

6 wacky women said...

GORGEOUS card, Melanie!

Karen x

Denise said...

Iris is beautiful!!! I love how you colored her and your stitching is fabulous.

Frea said...

Hi Melanie, I just love fairies! Ald your colouring is perfect! Greetz, Frea

Jan Garber said...

The flowers and the colors...really beautiful! I can't let it go without telling you that the Halloween card you did (that I just HAD to read about on my scroll down) was fantastic, also! You are very talented! I'm now a "stalker" (follower)

Carrie said...

Hi,
stunning card... love it!!
thanks for a chance to win
Carrie
my2sons311 at verizon dot net

Paula said...

I love your turquoise, violet & green jewel colours. The image panel is really prominent in the whole design with your use of those colours of design papers. A most instructive creation for me in terms of colour usage - thank you.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Jennybean said...

I love all the detail!