Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Whimsical Day!

Goodmorning Everyone! You will notice ... no WOJ sneak peek. My postie did not bring my much anticipated WOJ DT package....pure torture...my fingers are itching to get a hold of them now that I am seeing the DT's fabulous creations!
But I couldn't stay disappointed because he did bring my Whimsy New Release stamps! Happy Dance! They again are featuring Emma & Connor and they are just adorable. They are available now on the Whimsy web-site!

Now, I didn't get the chance to play with them yet but I have a new card to show you featuring Whimsy's Emma with Pajamas. I only used a portion of the stamp and I tried to give the card a more old-fashioned look by sponging the edges and adding swirls!

Usually I color my backgrounds by using the Copic Airbrush system but I know that if you are just starting out...you may not have this system yet. For this card, I did the background just by coloring with a very light marker (V000). I held my marker more at a tilt and that way I had a larger surface area of the marker touching my paper rather than just the tip. I worked fairly fast to make sure it would look even. So there you are......how to get the look without spending the $$$!

I made this card for Whimsical Wednesdays which is being held at SNR's Card Universe. The challenge is to make a card following this sketch (actually one of mine) and you have until Wednesday 25th to enter. All details can be found here. You can win a new Whimsy stamp!

I have another Whimsy card to show you. This one is a sample invitation I have made for a little girls' birthday party. When I saw this carriage in the Whimsy Wedding line, I thought it was so versatile. I embossed the image and then airbrushed with my copic system. Then I added stickles to the inside of the carriage and along the perimeter of the card. I little white taffeta bow and some gemstones in the corners and it was done!

Wow...this ended up being a long post! Thanks for staying till the end! I was so excited about my new whimsy cards that I had to show you both of them at once!
Enjoy your day!


Moni said...

Gorgeous card with Emma, love the paper you used and the layout is fab. Second card is lovely, love the image! Hugs, Moni

Michele said...

Gorgeous cards Jeanette. Love the way you've coloured in Emma. Hugs Michele x

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! What a beautiful creation with Emma!! :) Great take on the sketch and your other card is so elegant and pretty!! Love what you've done!! TFS!


Oh Jeanette what a gorgeous card hunny, i love these images will have to go and look at the website, my bank manager will not be thanking you! you give us far too much inspiration with these gorgeous new stamps. Looking forward to seeing what you do with your new whiff of joy images when they arrive. Hugs Linda x

Christi said...


Christine Riley said...

Goregous cards! Love that second image, I must have that! :)
Hugs, Christine :)

Riet said...

wowww Jeanette,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colour.

hugs Riet.x

Karen said...

Beautiful cards Jeanette. That pink invite is soooo gorjus.

Love Karen xxx

Suze said...

What a beautiful card Jeanette, and the colors are also very beautiful.

Love Suze

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Jeanette, the colours and papers are really pretty and tour colouring is stunning! Debbie x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

I adore your cards Jeanette! The Emma card is so beautiful, the purples and the pretty flowers. Gorgeous coloring too, it's so cheerful. I love that sparkly coach too, what a fabulous idea! It looks so elegant and girly. :)

Kim Piggott said...

Jeanette these cards are so beautiful!
Such wonderful colouring and I love your paper and detail!
kim x

cats whiskers said...

Oh Hun these are lovely that sparkly coach wow!!! and the Wonderful Mauve Whimsey card is just stunning.
Hugs Jacqui x

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous card, Emma is adorable!! Love the carriage too, it's perfect for a princess party!!

Erin... said...

both of these are gorgeous!! love the sparkle of the invite adn the soft purples with emma!!


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