Whimsy Wednesday ~ Mr Gullible

Hey there lovely crafty friends. I hope you're enjoying some sunshine if you live in the Northern Hemisphere. We are in the middle of our Winter here in New Zealand, so crafting with these sweet Summer images has me pining for the fjords sunshine! To be fair, we've had an incredibly mild Winter so far. So I can't really complain. But it did make me think of lovely sunny days while I was colouring up this cutie. 

This image is Mr Gullible, from a set of three fun and fabulous nautical themed summer images called Ahoy There. Whimsy Stamps wonderfully talented artist Crissy Armstrong is the talent behind this fun image. I just love her sweet and whimsical images. I've used Copic Markers to colour this cutie adding a clear blue sky behind. 

I've used Maja Design papers for this creation and as they are some of my favourite papers, I never want to cover much of them, so I've kept the design very simple. I used the base of the paper, which has this fun nautical location strip, I backed it with white cardstock that I wrapped in red and white striped washi tape for a bit of colour and interest. 

I've used an older Whimsy Stamps Clear Stamp set called Ocean Journeys Sentiments for the lovely nautical sentiment. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Black Onyx ink and then clear embossed it on vellum. I used the same Notched Squares die I cut the base layers with to create the notched corner in the vellum. I've adhered the vellum strip by adding the glue behind the bold letters and one tiny blob in the very pointy corner so that it didn't flap around. I find Ranger Multi Medium Matte brilliant for this, as it's a matte finish so doesn't show obviously through the vellum if some is in a visible place.

We have such a fabulous line up of images this month. It really is a brilliant digital release, so many new images, that the DT could only show case a few! There are some of my favourite Christmas images in this digital release, which I created some cards with back at Christmas time when they were in our rubber collection. You can see those posts here and here. Do stop by the store to check out what's on offer. It's so fabulous to have these images now in the digital vault, I find it such an easy and versatile medium to design with. I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure, but kiddos are on Winter break this week, so I'll popping in less to visit over this time. Hugs and happy crafting xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Crafty Catz: #469 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #195 ~ Summer Fun
Die Cuttin' Divas: #428 ~ Summer or Tropical
Addicted To Stamps: #349 ~ Clean and Simple
Always Fun Challenges: #118 ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Stars and/or Stripes
Moving Along With The Times: #101 ~ Stars and Stripes
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Life on the Ocean Waves

Update: I just saw that I made the Top 3 over at Crafty Catz. Thank you so much ladies! I'm delighted. 
Second Update: I was featured in the Die Cuttin' Divas Showcase! Thank you so much ladies!! xoxo


Wendy L said…
What a sweet image on your lovely card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx
Janette said…
What a sweet and lovely card, do so love the papers used too.
Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week.x
Oh what a gorgeous image Wends - love the look on his face the the crossed toes! Beautifully coloured and a fabulous card overall
Larelyn said…
He is just adorable - you can't go wrong with Whimsy stamps. Love the colors and layout too. Thanks for sharing at Die Cuttin Divas.
mum of two said…
What a cute seagull!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
Purple Monkey Moments
Jenny L said…
that is such a lovely creation and I love your wonderful work that you have done to create it.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT
Fikreta said…
Gorgeous card.
Sarah said…
He is brilliant Wends, beautifully coloured and I love the sentiment xx
Jackie Reader said…
Love this cute card, thank you for joining us at MAWTT, Jackie R DT
Billie A said…
Oh my gosh. I love your card. The background and shape makes a perfect touch. The image and your coloring is stunning. What a card. So glad you shared over at Always Fun challenge.
Billie A
Always Fun Challenges
Catch The Bug
Creative With Stamps
Aud Sentiments
Colour Crazy Challenge
Creations In Pink
Crafty Gals Corner
Crafty Catz
Judy Markowitz said…
I totally adore this project and as I am a huge Whimsy junkie, I especially love it!! Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

Judy Crafty Gals Corner DT
Don't Mess With Me, I'm Scrappy {My Blog}
foleysfriend said…
Great shading and coloring with Copic markers. That bird is certainly cute. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

sue n.

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