Monday, April 4, 2011

Help for Japan-Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to a very special blog hop today! The illustrators of Whimsy Stamps have come together to draw a special set of digi images for the purpose of raising money for the relief effort in Japan. All proceeds from the sale of these images will be donated to that cause. Kenny K, Raindrop Echo Designs, Meljens Designs, and Crissy Armstrong all contributed art work.

For the whole month of April, you can purchase the images as a set or individually (your choice) by visiting THIS PAGE on the Whimsy store site. Please consider helping this special cause by purchasing one or all of the digital images we are offering.

If you have landed here after visiting the lovely Mary Lou's blog, you are right on track. If you have come here randomly and would like to start hopping from the beginning, please go to Crissy's blog. She has the blog rotation order posted if you need to refer to it.

The amazing ladies of two design teams have come together to host this blog hop for you! Crissy's Crew from Sundays With Crissy and Denise's DT from Whimsy Stamps have joined forces to design some amazing jaw dropping creations for you. You have seven days to hop through all the blogs and enjoy all the lovely creations from these talented people. The hop runs from now through til Sunday April 10 at noon. There will be several opportunities to win blog candy! Four random commenters will get a chance to receive one of the three individual images or Ann's sentiment set. So be sure to leave comments all along the way for your chance at a free digi! Also, if you post the "Help for Japan" button on your blog's sidebar, you can enter into the draw for the grand prize! The grand prize will consist of the entire digital set made just for this cause as well as a gift certificate donated by Ann of Raindrop Echo Designs worth 10$ to use at the Whimsy Stamps store! To enter, you must help us advertise for this cause by posting the "Help Japan" button on your blog's side bar (just grab it from my side bar) and then get your name on the Inlinkz option on Crissy's post so we can be sure to find the winner.

For my card today, I have used the beautiful image Crissy drew for this cause. This is "Heartfelt Angel". The papers are from the Basic Grey Hopscotch collection. I sponged the white doily and the white paper-punched mat with Antique Linen Distress Ink. The sentiment (from CC Designs) was stamped in Stormy Sky Distress Ink. The distress ink was also used to stamp the swirls (Impression Obsession) on the background paper behind the image. I used some fantastic laser cut chipboard embellishments from Make It Crafty (thanks Zoe!!!)...I used two different sets, "Flower Leaf Embellishments" and "Swirly Corners". After applying a few coats of white acrylic craft paint with a makeup sponge, I used another sponge to apply some Antique Linen Distress Ink. Finally, the laser cut embellishments were covered with a light coat of Smooch Illuminate. The little pears are from the dollar store.

"Heartfelt Angel" was printed on Neenah cardstock and then coloured with Copic markers. I also added some additional shading with my Conte Crayons and a paper blending stump.

Colours: Hair: E50, E30, E31, E33, E37, Y21 Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 Dress: B91, B93, B95, B97, BG000, C5 Wings and sash: E50, E53, E57 (the colourless blender was also used on the wings) Bubble wand: E30, Y17 Bubbles: RV000, V01, BG11, BG0000 (and Smooch Illuminate)

Next you'll want to visit Sylvia's blog to continue hopping. Thank you so much for stopping by, and for your support of this very worthy cause.

Blessings,

Melanie

Stamps: , CC Designs " Amy R's Thank you Sentiments" and Impression Obsession's "Flourish 2"Ink: Copic markers,Distress Ink Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Basic Grey Embellishments: Make It Crafty's "Flower Leaf Embellishments" and "Swirly Corners", doily, machine stitching, pearls, Smooch Illuminate

25 comments:

Deborah said...

Wauw.... So beautiful!!!
I love your colouring!!!!
Greets Deborah

Lori said...

oMG I love the dress with all the deep shadows and highlights and the wings look like real feathers!

Cheryl said...

Your card is just gorgeous! I love your coloring!

Renkata said...

wow So beautiful and elegant dress. fantastic card.

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! This is so gorgeous!! Such beautiful coloring with your details!! Stunning layout too!! HUGS

ellabella said...

Stunning card and love this image and you have coloured it to perfection, love your cards they are so inspiring to me.

Marie-Anne said...

You've made a really lovely card!

Marie-Annne

Deb said...

wow, your colouring is incredible, beautiful card!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Sandra said...

WOW!...this is stunning,your colouring is perfection,brilliant work.

Take care
San x

Aartje said...

Beautiful colours. Love Aartje

Karen said...

Oh wow! Oh Wow! I have just saved your card to my "inspiration" folder! SMiles. I can't get over your colouring - it's out of this world honey.xx

Donna said...

Oh Wow Melanie, it's absolutely outstanding.
hugs
Donna xx

Trina said...

The coloring on this is phenomenal! And I love how everything is layered so that the paper, which can look busy, seems a perfect fit.

Brigitte said...

Wow!!! Your card is fantastic!!! I love the way you colour the folds! You are a amazing artist!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Oh wow!!! BEAUTIFUL!

Mary Lou said...

Holy Moly Melanie~~your coloring gives unbelieveable depth to this sweet angel!!! Just love it!!!! Love the sentiment you used also~~~Perfect!!!
Hugz and blessings

LindaS said...

Amazing colors. I love the dress but really admire how the wings are colored.

Makiko Jones said...

Oh my goodness...this is so stunning! Thank you for helping Japan.

Lorraine said...

Such a beautiful card and your coloring of that sweet image is just stunning!

Mary J said...

Amazing colouring! Gorgeous card!

Nannieflash said...

Absolutely stunning card, youve put so much detail into it. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

Sylvia said...

holy moly.. this is absolutely stunning! Your coloring is just pure PERFECTION *wow wow wow wow*
And the card design is fantastic!
{hugs} Sylvia

Maria said...

What can I say that I haven't already said before GF! Another stunning creation!! Hugs, Maria

Elaina said...

Such pretty colours, a really lovely card.

Ildiko said...

Oh my this is gorgeous,just had to save yr card, the colouring is WOW WOW WOW something to learn lol off to hopp
hugs
Ildiko