Whimsy Wednesday ~ These Boots Were Made For Walking

Hey there lovelies, I'm back again, this time with my regular Whimsy Wednesday post. I'm more than a little excited to share this with you, because this was a joyful experiment for me, to see if I could in any way pull off the 'shine' of patent leather DM's! Don't compare it to Jennifer Dove's exquisite ink work, you'll see all my flaws! But for me, this is AMAZING! I'm super pleased with how well it came together and right now, I'm a little bit in love with my Copic Markers!

I love DM's always have, I used to have a cherry red pair when I was younger. I still keep and eye out to see if I can find a Union Jack pair too! I'd love that. But for the card I was creating, I needed masculine DM's, as this was for my Godson/nephew's birthday. 17!! I just can't believe it, takes my breath away as I still remember so well his baby days!! So I wanted a cool vibe to the card and I think I nailed it. CAS, because, for a boy, you know?! So no fru-fru extras. But I think the CAS design is so perfect for this image. 

I used the most delish paper designed by Whimsy's own Denise Lynn, which is dark and rich and truly gorgeous. I think it sets off the image so well. I decided to set up the sentiment in exactly the same way I did the card design, so it has a black mat and then the trim of that delish deep blue paper. I've popped up the entire image panel on foam tape for a bit of dimension.

This image is from a previous release, but still quite recent, it's from the DoveArt Designs range at Whimsy Stamps and the realism in these designs is so lovely to work with and quite a departure from what I'm usually drawn to. I love cute, enchanting, whimsical images, but I have to tell you, there's definitely a place in my heart and in my stamp collection for these divine images. I've linked the Whimsy items I've used below for easy reference. It's the midnight hour here now, so I'm off to bed. Have an awesome day and do stop in and check out this gorgeous range of DoveArt stamps at Whimsy Stamps. I'll be back very soon with another crafty adventure, until then, happy crafting.

Challenge Entries:
Love To Craft: #27 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: #376 ~ Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge: #41 ~ Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies: #1841 ~ Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times: #82 ~ For A Man
Lemon Shortbread Challenge: #78 ~ Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps & More: #314 ~ Clean & Simple
As You Like It: Clean & Simple or Fussy & Fancy ~ Aww, not sure I can choose!! I love both, but I must say, when I pull off a CAS design that just works, I really love that, as I feel the focus is more on the colouring, so if I nail it, I'm always well chuffed. This is a good example of that, so I'm going with CAS.


Tracy said…
Woohoo! Awesome coloring job Wendy. That's not an easy on to tackle and you stepped up to the plate.
Judith said…
This is fab Wends but I dont think those boots are for walking - far too shiney and new - they would absolutely cripple you in a way that only new Doc Martins can lol. joking aside you did a fabulous job with these, I love that feeling of being sooo happy with something you have coloured beyond your own expectations, enjoy it and build on from there - the sky's the limit : ) xx
Chris said…
Oh my goodness Wends...LOVE the shine on these boots...who cares if they'd be comfortable to walk in they look amazing!!!
Dawn T said…
Your colouring is AMAZING Wendy. So impressed 😀
What a stunning piece of colouring Wends and a dramatic card - loving it!
Pop's Cards said…
Wow sweetie these look like you could just reach in and pick them out so life life, awesome!!
Hugs Pops x
cards by pops
Sarah said…
Flaws?! Never in a million...This is sensational Wends!! xx
Wendy L said…
It looks super, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx
Wow that is some amazing colouring Wendy, you should definitely be proud of your work! Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps and More and we look forward to seeing more of your fabulous creations again! Hugs, Gwendolyn
Anne said…
Wow Wendy that colouring is amazing, I thought it was Jennifers at first
Thanks for joining the 'As you Like It challenge'... good luck!

Anne x
Donna Walls said…
Amazing coloring! Thanks for joining the challenge at Crafty Creations and we hope to see you again soon. Donna - DT Member
Thank you for joining us at challenge Lemon Shortbread
DT Maria
Elaine Stark said…
A super card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine
crafty-stamper said…
WOW absolutely fabulous colouring and the shine is just spot-on perfect-great sentiment and CAS result.Thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy
Carol GDT x
Stunning!!! Those boots sure have shine! WELL DONE!! Thanks for sharing it with us at PIP Challenges!
Monika Reeck said…
Oh dear
I am now speechless
this Image really manly
I want to have it
and great really great image for manly or boys card
LOVE what you made
Many thanks for joining with us at ATSM this time
Wow! Your colouring is just amazing! I love this card - just perfect. Thank you for sharing this with us at As You LIke It, Jayne
Fikreta said…
its super amazing!
I saw this on FB totally amazing colouring, thanks for joining in Colour crazy craft challenge, good luck with your entry, hugs Lynsey DT xx
AO Creations said…
Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft, good luck!!! Amy DT

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