Thursday, February 28, 2013

Copic vs Shinhan Coloring

 Hi ya everyone!  This is a comparison I posted on the MarkerPop Blog some time ago.  I never posted it on my blog however and thought I would today.  I used the adorable dragon from Lawn Fawn called Critters Ever After.
One dragon was colored with the Shinhan touch markers and one with my favorite Copics.  I was really skeptical about these markers when I started to be honest, mostly because I love my Copics and love the blending I can perform with them.
I chose colors that were very similar to each other from both sets and set about coloring.  There isn't much difference between how they go on.
I added my second color to both for a shadow effect and blended them.  They both blended very nice.  The Touch though seemed really juicy, almost soggy.  Not a bad thing necessarily but I'm not used to this, so if you look closely you can see a bit of bleeding.
I finished with light color and felt both looked pretty cute.  However, looking at the back of the paper you can see how much more juicy the Touch markers are.
Here are the final images...can you tell which is which?
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 In short, I think the Touch markers really surprised me.  They blend nice and are a great marker to perhaps start your coloring addiction with to see if you like coloring.  Honestly, the Copics are more comfortable as they are oval and not square, and you have so many colors to choose from.  The color chart that Copic puts out is organized in a logical way as well.  I'm trained to use Copics and not to use Shinhans so there is possibly information about them and the chart that I don't understand.  The overall blending ability and color though for both is equally brilliant and blends well.  I love how many colors Copic offers as well.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Metal Challenge at Whimsy

Hi ya everyone!  New challenge on the Whimsy Stamps Challenge blog today.  It's a fun one and will get you to use those stashed metal embellishments.  The challenge is to use metal and I did so with my button that's a bit hidden under the butterfly and also on the little brad on the seed packet.  I used a number of fun embellishments on this creation.  The stamp is from the new release at Whimsy called Vintage Seed Packets 2 which I stamped in Versamagic Ink.  The seed packet die is also new from Whimsy.  I used a piece of chipboard from Whimsy too, called Butterfly Swirls which I painted with acrylics.  Last, but not least, the paper is from the new paper from Whimsy called New Beginnings.  The lacey die is from Cheery Lynn Designs and the leave pattern is as well. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Whimsy Stamp Release - Spring

Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps February 2013 rubber stamp and die release!

This week, Whimsy Stamps is releasing 22 fantastic new Rubber Stamps & Stamp Sets, 5 wonderful new Whimsy Shapeology Dies, 2 fabulous new Shape EZ by TLC templates, and 2 beautiful Whimsy Designer Paper 6x6 packs. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

From today until 26 February, the Whimsy DT and our February Special Guest Designer, Louise Roache, will be showcasing these new products with a daily mini blog hop. Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw by leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day.

My card today used a number of items from the new release!  The image is an Elizabeth Bell image called Spring Pick.  The sentiment is Lovely Spring Sliders 2.  The paper is from the new release too and is called Easter Eggstravaganza.  I used the Slider 2 Die and the Corners Die Set.

At the end of release week (Wednesday 27 February) a release round-up will be posted on the Whimsy blog together with a complete list of winners from the daily mini blog hops.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT posts listed below by 12.00pm EST tomorrow:

Melissa Andrew - that's ME


If you would like to join us as our Guest Designer for our April 2013 release please go to our Guest Designer Contest page to read all about how to enter. Entries close at 12.00pm (EST) on Wednesday 27 February 2013.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Pregnant and Loving It - Whimsy Release

Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps February 2013 rubber stamp and die release!

Today, Whimsy Stamps is releasing 22 fantastic new Rubber Stamps and Stamp Sets, 5 wonderful new Whimsy Shapeology Dies, 2 fabulous new Shape EZ by TLC templates, and 2 beautiful Whimsy Designer Paper 6x6 packs. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

From today until 26 February, the Whimsy DT and our February Special Guest Designer, Louise Roache, will be showcasing these new products with a daily mini blog hop. Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw by leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day.

At the end of release week (Wednesday 27 February) a release round-up will be posted on the Whimsy blog together with a complete list of winners from the daily mini blog hops.

Today, I used the new rubber stamp by Crissy Armstrong image called Pregnant and Loving It.  She's gorgeous and was a lot of fun to color too.  I paired her with some fun Graphic 45 paper and a number of flowers and My Mind's Eye resin dots.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT posts listed below by 12.00pm EST tomorrow:

Melissa Andrew - That's ME!
If you would like to join us as our Guest Designer for our April 2013 release please go to our Guest Designer Contest page to read all about how to enter. Entries close at 12.00pm (EST) on Wednesday 27 February 2013.

For a full reveal of this month’s fabulous release, please visit the Whimsy blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Shelley - A New Release at Whimsy!

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of Whimsy Stamps February Rubber and Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (20 February) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, Shapeology dies, Whimsy Designer Paper packs and new Shape EZ templates. From then until 26 February the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guest are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today’s hop!

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on 27 February.


Today, I used the adorable new Wee Stamp Shelley by the talented and amazing Sylvia Zet!  To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...

Melissa - That's a ME!

Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

If you would like to join us as our Guest Designer for our April 2013 release please go to our Guest Designer Contest page to read all about how to enter. Entries close at 12.00pm (EST) on Wednesday 27 February 2013.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New Release at Whimsy!!!

Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps February 2013 rubber stamp and die release!

Today, Whimsy Stamps is releasing 22 fantastic new Rubber Stamps & Stamp Sets, 5 wonderful new Whimsy Shapeology Dies, 2 fabulous new Shape EZ by TLC templates, and 2 beautiful Whimsy Designer Paper 6x6 packs. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

From today until 26 February, the Whimsy DT and our February Special Guest Designer, Louise Roache, will be showcasing these new products with a daily mini blog hop. Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw by leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day.

At the end of release week (Wednesday 27 February) a release round-up will be posted on the Whimsy blog together with a complete list of winners from the daily mini blog hops.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT posts listed below by 12.00pm EST tomorrow:


If you would like to join us as our Guest Designer for our April 2013 release please go to our Guest Designer Contest page to read all about how to enter. Entries close at 12.00pm (EST) on Wednesday 27 February 2013.

Finally, here is a full reveal of the wonderful February release. Don't forget to visit today's DT and leave a comment on their blog posts to be entered into the draw to win a new release stamp!

[Please note that the following pictures are not to scale]

4 Crissy Armstrong rubber stamps
Cradled By The Moon ~ Fistful of Flowers ~ Flowers For You ~ Pregnant and Loving It




4 Elisabeth Bell rubber stamps
Bunny Bunting ~ Bunny's Choice ~ Spring Pick ~ Strawberry Swing





4 Kenny K rubber stamps
Basketball ~ Elf Queen ~ Pitcher ~ Warrior Princess





2 Meljen's Designs rubber stamps
Cuddle Bun Baby ~ Fluffy Bunny




2 Sylvia Zet rubber stamps
Love Me Do ~ Shelley




3 2CuteInk Rubber stamp sets
I Do ~ Just For You ~ Write Paint Create





3 Raindrop Echo Designs rubber stamp sets
Bingo Card ~ Lovely Spring Slider 2 ~ Seed Packets 2





5 Shapeology dies
Caged Love Bird ~ Ivy Post Fence ~ Layered Flowers ~ See Packet ~ Slider 2






6x6 Paper Stacks
Easter Eggstravaganza ~ New Beginnings

24 sheets per pack - 12 designs, 2 of each printed on heavy weight slightly textured papers.
Acid and Lignin free.




2 Shape EZ by TLC templates
Celebrate Spring Cupcaker holder ~ Daisy Flower




Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Some Bunny Loves You - Tiddly Inks Challenge

 
Hi ya everyone!  It's Tuesday and that means a new challenge at Tiddly Inks!  This week we are having a Critters Challenge.  You know it's spring, and that's when all those sweet cuddly animals, not so sweet and cuddly spiders and insects start to emerge and let us know the weather is getting warmer and they days longer.  We are celebrating at Tiddly Inks!

I used the adorable Wryn - Some Bunny Loves You image and sentiment.  I paired them with some adorable paper soon to be released at Whimsy stamps.  The die in the background is also from Whimsy.  The adorable arrow came in my Cocoa Daisy monthly kit.  All of my flowers are from Wild Orchard or I am Roses.  Of course Wryn is colored in Copics.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day with Whimsy!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  I know you are all are done creating for Valentine's Day and on to spring cards but I wanted to created one more pink and red card to share.  It's not a Valentine's Day card per say, but the colors are reminiscent.  I love this cute little baby image from Wee Stamps called Birthday Baby Girl.

I colored her in my Copics and then paired her with some adorable paper from Echo Park.  The lace tape you see is from Whimsy along with the adorable corner die cuts.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from 2 Cute Ink set called Happy Birthday to You

I hope you enjoyed this simple project today and were inspired to create your own project using Whimsy Stamps products!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Mini and Many Tiddly Friends!

Hi ya everyone!  I'm a day late and a dollar short.  Sickness has been running through our house and our littlest is now sick.  Aside from that, Christy of Tiddly Inks had a new and fabulous release of clear stamps.  Three of the four stamps are in digital form too.  The little ones I used above, Mini and Many Friends is a GORGEOUS set of adorable little mini stamps that are quick and easy to color!  They are only available in clear stamp, no digital!
 
So cute right?  These are perfect for those quick and simple creations.  I used my Copics and also a stamp set from My Craft Spot.  This card I made is a 4.25 x 5.5 so you can get an idea of the stamp sizes.  Check out all the new clear stamps HERE on Christy's blog!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Relax with Some Odd Girl's Fairy release!

Hi ya everyone!  There is a fabulous new release this week at Some Odd Girl and guess what, they are FAIRIES!!!  Super duper cute fairies.  So you will want to join us for the whole week...as you know, you could win one of the cuties for yourself!

I colored Relax Fairy in my Copics of course and paired it with this adorable Echo Park Paper.  The sentiment is actually a little sneak from an upcoming Tiddly Inks clear relase (Feb. 12th).  I used some adorable stardust stickles on her wings!  Join us this week for your chance to win this image and more at Some Odd Girl.

Monday, February 4, 2013

I love you MOST!

Hi ya everyone!  Today, we have a new challenge at Tiddly Inks.  You know, love IS in the air.  I love February for so many reasons.  Honestly, before I met my husband I really didn't care for Valentine's Day or February.  I had some pretty miserable Valentine's Days in the past and so I had soured to the whole idea of love.  Now, February is truly the best month ever; my husbands birthday is in February, our Anniversary is three days after Valentine's day and of course the day for love itself is in February.  For us, it's all about love!

I used the adorable image from Tiddly Inks called Love you Most.  I colored the image in my Copics and used the sentiment that comes with this Tiddly cutie.  The paper is the new Carta Bella pad called Devoted.  The hearts and crystal swirl is from Recollections.  The base paper is from Bazzill.  I love using Bazzill for my card bases, the colors are perfect and they are so nice and sturdy.  Make sure to join us for our Valentine's Challenge at Tiddly Inks!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

A Wee bit of Inspiration!

Hi ya everyone!  I'm excited to tell you that I'm a guest designer this month for Sylvia Zet and Wee Stamps.  I have to be honest, I love these adorable characters that Sylvia the artist and owner of Wee designs.  They are simply the sweetest.  Since I'm a member of the Whimsy Magazine Design team I get to work with Wee Stamps all the time in rubber.  Did you know they come as digitals too?  All month I'll be sharing cards with Wee stamps on the blog.

The above creation was made for Issue 9 of the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Magazine.  I used the adorable Fluffy Hanging in There and a number of fun embellishments including moon and star charm, ornate corners and the sentiment from the Party Mini Letter Seals.

Thanks for stopping by today and make sure to head over the Wee Stamps blog all month long!