Oh my goodness, can you believe it's the 1st of July?! Ya'll know what that means right? Yep, it's new release time at Whimsy Stamps and there are SO many gorgeous new release goodies being revealed over the next few days. Tonight, I'm sharing a gorgeous image created by the incredibly talented Whimsy Stamps artist Crissy Armstrong. Her designs are always so adorable. I have a super cutie to share with you called Penguin Ice-cream. How cute is this lil guy with his melty ice-cream?!
I've used a lovely paper which was a generous freebie recently by the lovely Denise Lynn on the Whimsy Stamps Facebook page. It's still there so if you're quick you can snap up these gorgeous papers. Be sure to leave Denise some love for this sweet gift. I think the cool stripes add an 'Old Fashioned Ice-cream Parlour' feel to this creation. My hubby and daughter thought so (unprompted by me!), which I was so pleased to hear! I matted the paper and image with an orange cardstock that was a little too 'bright', so I turned them into a slightly more caramel orange by going around the edges with my YR23 Copic Marker to tone down the brightness of the paper. The sweet penguin was coloured with cool grey Copics and the rest of the image with an array of different Copic colours. You know I wish I took better note of which markers I used to colour the Hokey Pokey ice-cream now, as I got it looking pretty realistic! I think I used E50, E51 & E53 for the ice-cream and E55 for the Hokey Pokey.
Never heard of Hokey Pokey you say? Hokey Pokey ice-cream is about as iconically 'Kiwi' as it gets. We've even had stamps featuring this classic Kiwi treat. So you know I had to colour up this wee penguin to be enjoying a Hokey Pokey flavoured ice-cream. It actually IS my absolute favourite ice-cream flavour in the whole wide world! I missed it like crazy the 13 years we lived in the UK.
Here's a little line-up of some classic 'Kiwiana'. This lil' ice-cream features front and centre in this icons of New Zealand stamp set from 1994 and it's front and centre on the Book Titled 'Classic Kiwiana' by Richard Wolfe and Stephen Barnett.
I hope you enjoyed my first creation for the July New Releases and the wee history lesson on Kiwiana and Icons of New Zealand. Bet you weren't expecting that now were you?! Hehe. Head on over to our Facebook page to catch up with all the awesome creations made by the rest of the Design Team. We have our Digital Design Divas working hard on the Digital release and the rest of the Design team showcasing the Rubber Stamps, Dies and Clear Stamp sets. So whatever you like to craft with, there's something for everyone in this new release. Links to the products I've used for this creation via the thumbnails below. I'll be back again soon with my second creation for this new release, so come on back Tuesday for that! Hugs 'til then xoxo
(I used the freebie orange striped paper, but this set has the yellow version, so lovely!)
Classic Whimsy Stamps Corner Die ~ Out of Stock
(love using classic older stash)
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