Whimsy Stamps ~ Fun at the Fair!
Crafty friends, I'm back with a super cute creation I've made using some beyond adorable images from a stamp set by the lovely Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps. I adored this set the minute I saw it, because it takes me back to my kiddos childhood days in London. We have a sweet little community school they attended and every year there was a school fair. It was always filled with cute games for the kids like hooking the duckies, throwing the horseshoe, face painting, knock down games that gave you a chance to win a soft toy and of course had all the fairground attractions like hot dogs, popcorn, candy apples and candy floss! There's just something magical about these childhood days and my kiddos certainly enjoyed their share of them. So this lovely stamp set has me waxing nostalgic! If you like it, be sure to grab it soon, as it's on a limited time special price!
I'm so loving my ink stand at the moment, that I couldn't resist ink blending a few panels in one day and pulled together quite a few cute backgrounds. This one I think is just perfect for a bright sunny day at the fair. All the little elements have been coloured with Copic Markers and then little highlights of sparkle added here and there, like on the candy floss and to hint at melted butter on the popcorn and the gold of the winning medal.
I popped the fab frame die up on foam for a bit of dimension and recessed the central panels. I then added all the little elements on varying levels of foam for added interest and dimension. All the little elements were fussy cut with a blade for close cropping. I had such fun creating this card and look forward to sharing it with a little person who will enjoy the imagery and magic of a fairground scene. There are still more images in the set I've yet to play with and colour up, so I'll be back with another creation for sure!
Whimsy has had to change it's main release dates this month, due to supply issues with some of the stock, so the release dates this month are the 5th, which we've just had and was awesome, if you love Dinosaurs, go check it out via the banner above, there are LOADS of gorgeous Dinosaur themed goodies! The next release date will be the 15th and then the 25th. Just a few days later than usual and I know you'll agree, so worth the wait! I'll be back soon with another crafty adventure, showcasing some of Whimsy's existing stamp and die sets, treasures that can be forgotten as new shinies arrive, but deserve no less love! I do so love pulling out my previous buys, which may not have seen much love and having a good explore and play with them. I and the rest of the Treasures team, will be bringing you some more inspiration throughout May and June with some of these Whimsy Treasures. This week I'm prepping for my littlest's 12th birthday. How do they grow so fast?! So I'll post again after all that magic and mayhem is done. Hugs and happy crafting xoxo