Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Whimsy Challenge Blog


This card is for the very first Whimsy Challenge on their new blog! The challenge was to make a card for a special occasion or celebration. So I made this for a special friend on Splitcoaststampers because it is her birthday soon. This is my very first time using the Whimsy Stamps and I am really glad I got this cute turtle. I also ordered the adorable frog one. I am really into frogs and turtles. All of my outdoor garden decorations are frogs and turtles!
My cardstock for this card is a whisper white base, the mat layer is some retired river rock and soft sky, and the scallop circle layer is wild wasabi (notice how I'm still using up all my retired paper and the tons of stash paper that I have, yahoo!). I have no idea where the designer paper comes from. I have mentioned before that my mother-in-law gave me tons of her stamping stuff when she decided not to stamp anymore, so this paper is from a huge! pile of paper that she gave me.
I stamped the turtle on water color paper and cut him out with my Cullozle (retired SU). He is watercolored in with soft sky, wild wasabi, and certainly celery inks using my ink pads and a blender pen. I also sponged some soft sky around the sky part and edges. The rocks are close to cocoa.
On the turtles shell I have used my Sakura Glaze pen, which adds a little dimension and shine to his shell. There is also some outlining with my white gel pen, from SU! The photo didn't come out so well, but they are very bright happy colors IRL.
Also, the turtle is wearing a party hat for the birthday celebration! It comes from the Stampin' Up! stamp set A Little Birdie told me! The saying is 'it's your birthday!' And the inside says 'it's time to celebrate!'
Hope you all enjoyed this cute little Whimsy turtle today!
Happy Stampin!
Jen

13 comments:

Lisa F said...

So cute! Love the hat on the turtle!

CRYSTAL said...

What an adorable card...love the hat!!!!

Crafty Num Nums said...

Love your card :) Your friend is really going to love it!!!

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

This is SUPER! Jennifer - I love the cardstock that you picked to backup Turtle. And he is absolutely fabulous in his party hat! Your friend is going to love the birthday card!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

So adorable!! Just love that fun party hat you've used on that sweet turtle!! :)

Enfys said...

What a fun card, I love the hat!
Thanks for joining us in the challenge

Michele said...

Fabulous card. Love the image and the colours you've used. Michele x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Super fun card Jen! Love the little party hat on the turtle! Thanks for joining our challenge. :)

Mephisto said...

Thats a great Idea with the Turtle *g*

Domi

Emily said...

Jen, this is so cute! Love the papers you used! That image is adorable!

Cheri Howard said...

What a cute card! I love that little hat you added, and the dot dsp is perfect!

Scrubbysue said...

This is too cute! and that DP is perfect!

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Congrats! Jen! I look forward to seeing more of your artwork over at the Whimsy Challenges!!