Hi Everyone! Welcome to the Whimsy August Release Showcase Day 3 blog hop! On Wednesday (22 August) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, new Shapeology dies, new digital papers and new Shape EZ by TLC. From then until 28 August the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests 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 29 August.
My daughter chose one of the new images for her keepsake box I created for her. (You can see the box I created for my oldest son here.) This little cutie is called Summer Fairy and was drawn by illustrator Sylvia Zet for her Wee Stamps line. My daughter loves pink so I had to paint her box pink. I chose an assortment of patterned papers from several different companies. After trimming them to the size I wanted, I stitched them together and added a paper doily. I wrapped some lace from Wild Orchid Crafts and some seam binding around the papers before adhering them with mod podge to the box.
I stamped the image on copic x-press it cardstock with tuxedo black memento ink and colored her with copic markers. (I will list the colors below.) I added an assortment of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. Before adding them, I added some stardust stickles to the flowers and let them dry. (I'm also playing along with the current Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge which is Summer Flowers.)
I added a sentiment from Lili of the Valley's For Her Sentiments set. The "love you" is from October Afternoon's Farmhouse flower sack. The silver filigree corners and 5mm white pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the butterfly is a mistable canvas piece from Prima. I sprayed it with some mister huey's and added some star dust stickles to it. After it was dry, I wrapped some black thread around the center and created some antenae by coating the thread with glossy accents. Once it was dry, the antenae were stiff and stayed in place.
I stitched some layered buttons to the center of my bow using denim baker's twine. (Buttons are from My Favorite Thing's Bubblegum button pack.) I also added a little heart charm.
I added some Silver Sunrise Thickers along the bottom along with some more pearls and a 40mm classic sweet baby pink rose and some 40mm rose leaves along with more 5mm pearls.
I lined the inside of the box with a piece of pink patterned paper that my daughter chose. To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...
Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favorites.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for more new release creations!
Have a great weekend!
my girl keepsake box supplies:
Stamps: Summer Fairy (Whimsy Stamps)
Cardstock: X-Press It (Copic), dark blue
Patterned Paper: Willow Path - Woodland Park, stripes - Cakewalk (October Afternoon), Malibu - Shoreline (American Crafts), Thermos - PB & J (Basic Grey), Little Lady - Just Dreamy 2, Dilly Dally Adventures - Miss Caroline (My Mind's Eye), Vintage Fans - This & That (Echo Park)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Embellishments: 5mm white pearls, baby pink aster daidies, 4mm baby pink closed rose buds, 40mm rose leasves, 2 tone baby pink 15mm open roses, 25mm wild roses, 2 tone baby pink 40mm classic sweet baby pink roses, silver filigree corners, white lace (Wild Orchid Crafts), denim twine (The Twinery), canvas butterfly (Prima), silver sunrise thickers (American Crafts), doily, seam binding
skin: E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
dress/shoes: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
hair: E31, E33, E35, E37, E29
wings: R00, R20, R21, R22
sky: BG0000, BG000
grass: YG61, YG63, YG67, G29