Whimsy party pig

Apparently it’s May. Not entirely sure how that happened, but hey it’s mean there’s a new release up at Whimsy Stamps! I used Crissy’s party pig for my card and can you see what I’ve done different?

Yup. Pencils. Pencils on kraft. Until about a week ago I hadn’t coloured up with pencils before, not even had a try I was unhappy with. I simply hadn’t tried. I’d been told it was difficult, so I’ve just put it up and stuck with my Copics even if I got my pencils as a gift well over three years ago! I finally tried them and they are so much fun! I love the effect I get from using them on kraft paper as well. My Prismacolor pencils are definitely going to be used regularly!

Colouring video: Jillian and Friends

I have made a video using one of the Whimsy Stamps images. (Actually I’ve made two, and they are both up on YouTube, but I will link the other one here tomorrow.) This time I’ve coloured up the girl from the Jillian and Friends stamp set. Here I will also be colouring in some grass under the girl’s feet as you can se below.

The stamp is printed at approximately 2 1/4″ by 3 1/4″ on Copic colouring paper and I have finally had time to do audio to a video again so I will be talking you through my colouring of this image.

If you’d rather watch it directly on You Tube, click here.

The colours used for this video are: (skin) E000, E00, E02, E13, E15, (hair) E21, E25, E27, E29, (grass) YG01, YG23, YG17, YG97, (yellow) Y13, Y17, YR16, E08, (blue) B21, B23, B26, B39, (white) N0, N1, N3

I have also made a card using this image. You can see it below:

Whimsy Daphne

Time for another Whimsy Stamps inspirational post. For this one I’ve used Daphne from the Wee Stamps collection. It must be one of the first times I’ve actually managed to use an Easter related stamp close to Easter!

It’s been coloured up with Copic Marker as per usual and I’ve made it into a layered card using Maja Design paper, my favorite lace, ribbon from a local shop and dies from MFT Stamps, La-La Land Crafts and Rayher.

A list of what colours I used will be added later today.

Background stamping

Sometimes it’s fun to make a background out of a stamp. For this one I’ve used a stamp from ALTENEW and stamped it up at random 4 times. It’s a pretty big stamp so it covers a lot of area. I then coloured it all in with my Copics, as usual, using the RV90 series. I also coloured in the card base to get a matching colour frame and then I used RV99 to make a sentiment strip. I used Gina K’s white ink for the text stamp and said text stamp is by Mathia Design (Hobbykunst). At the end I added 3 light grey enamel dots below the sentiment.

Hippo birthday (og nytt kurs)

It is time for me to prepare for my second cardmaking course in Oslo, and for that I’ve used a card I made in 2018 as inspiration. I absolutely love this effect from distress oxides combined with the adorable stamps from MFT Stamps. It was so much fun doing the first one and I’m looking forward to the next already.

Da er jeg i gang med planleggingen av kurset jeg skal holde på Hobbykunst i Oslo i februar. Igjen blir det alternative farger man kan velge, både på Copic og Distress Oxide. Dette er den ene kombinasjonen. Jeg har brukt stempler fra My Favorite Things og tekststempel fra Hulda Designstudio. For informasjon om kurset og påmelding se Hobbykunst sine hjemmesider her.

Copics used: W0, W1, W3, W5, C0, C1, C3, C5, RV00, RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09, RV10, RV63, RV66, RV69, RV91, RV93.