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Thursday, 14 January 2016

Whimsy Stamps Jan Release - Murali

Hello everyone, it's a very exciting day today because it's day 2 of the new release over at 
Whimsy Stamps
and today I get to showcase this beautiful new stamp from the Art by Mi Ran collection, called
Murali.

Isn't she gorgeous? 

I was super happy to get this stamp to colour up, and I decided to match her to the colours on a beautiful butterfly embellishment I had in my stash, I thought the sentiment on the wings was so perfect for this image. So I coloured her up in shades of Purple and Turquoise. 



I used my distress ink markers and finding the right shades was no problem at all, I used the following:

Vintage Photo, Victorian Velvet, Shaded Lilac, Blueprint Sketch, Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon.

Unfortunately matching papers was not so simple. Normally I colour my image to match my papers, but I wanted to  use the butterfly and I had no papers that had both Turquoise and Purple/Lilac. 


So I found some lilac Maja Design paper and then stamped a pattern on the plain purple card, with embossing ink, sprinkled with white embossing powder and TaDa! I'd made some embossed patterned card stock.

Because of all the butterflies, I really did not want to fussy cut her, but then I didn't want to lose any of the image either, so I used the Out of the Frame or Out of the Box technique to die cut her with a Spellbinders Nestabilities circle frame.

I outlined some details of the flute and the butterflies with my Sakura Silver Star Gel Pen and then added plenty of glamour dust to the wings for sparkle.

Some lace, seam binding and flowers and some lovely deep turquoise satin ribbon which I tied into a double bow to echo the shape of the butterflies was just what I needed to finish her.

You can find the ribbon, seam binding and lace at The Ribbon Girl.



To celebrate our new release we want to give our fans some chances to win Whimsy cash! We will be selecting 3 random winners and posting their names on the Whimsy Blog, January 18th at noon ET. Each of those lucky winners will receive a $25 Whimsy Store Gift Voucher.

There are 8 ways you can enter for a chance to win and the best part is you can do only one or two of these or even all eight, totally up to you! The more you do, the more chances you have to enter! So follow the link to the Whimsy Blog to find out what to do....


Thanks so much for joining in the fun with our January 2016 Whimsy Stamps Release!


Bye for now! :) xx

11 comments:

  1. Oh My Gosh! I adore all your beautiful creations and as always this is also stunning in the combo of purple and turquoise! Love the cute image with your perfect coloring skill and beautiful butterfly:))))

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  2. A gorgeous colour palette Linda, lovely image and very pretty design.
    Lorraine

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  3. This image has my name written all over it - I (used to) play flute and I *love* butterflies. You made a gorgeous card with it. I know I say this about all your cards (can you tell I love your style? lol), but seriously, this one is fabulous. I think it must be one of my favourites. Very clever to make your own patterned paper too.
    Hugs! xx

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  4. Really adorable!!! Love so much this image and you have choosed fab colours for your card! Your colouring is just amazing as always, and I admire your talent!Wonderful background with your own papperned paper!

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  5. OMG this is out of this world gorgeous. LOVE IT:)

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  6. What a beautiful card and image, Linda! Love butterflies and love the colors you used.

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  7. Stunning as can be!! Colors are just gorgeous!

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  8. Oh WOW, the image is gorgeous and so beautifully coloured too. The colours look stunning together. The paper looks amazing.
    Hugs
    Gina xx

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  9. 2 of my favorite colours together just STUNNING! You are a natural for the colour combo's

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Linda xx