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My crafting resolutions:
1. To create more than 50% of my projects with either recycled materials or scrap left over materials to cut waste and excessive earth fillers.
2. Teach paper crafting classes and share the Joy.
3.Custom Design Products I love to use and share.
4. Learn everyday what it takes to be patient, understanding, tolerant and giving.

Friday, November 25, 2011

My Tutorial and Whimsy Digital Design Team is looking for DT!

I want to make this short and sweet announcement so all of the loveliest people in the world, (my followers) are made aware of an opportunity to work with the sweetest people and sincerely most talented DT that is Whimsy.
Design Team Call - NOW OPEN
Whimsy Stamps is also holding a Design Team call from now until December 9th. We are looking for some talented crafters to join our Digital Stamp DT and help us showcase our growing digital stamp collections.

Each Digi Team Designer is asked to...

* share one project per week on his/her blog (applicants must have a blog),
* participate in our monthly releases and blog hop,
Participate in at least 2 monthly challenges on our new Whimsy Inspires Challenge blog. The challenges post weekly, but DT members are only required to participate bi-weekly unless you choose to do more.
* become a member of our Yahoo and private Facebook group
* share your artwork on our Facebook Fan page, Whimsy Blog, and any other online community you belong to,
* promote Whimsy Stamps by using our images, mentioning Whimsy news and promotions, and linking to our shop.In exchange for DT work and helping to promote our products...
* members will have access to our digital stamps for use in weekly DT projects,
* members will receive a DT discount of 20% off, on all Whimsy shop purchases, while a member of our team,
* personal bio and photo will be placed on our blog.If you are interested in applying, please send an email with your contact info, blog link, some details about yourself, and 3 of your favourite projects to with the subject line Digi DT. We will reply to let you know your application has been received. All new members will be contacted during the week of December 12th and announced on our Whimsy Blog thereafter.

Create the Backdrop Painted Frame
Coat the project with Ivory Acrylic Paint for the base coat, then 1 coat of Distress Crackle paint in Antique Linen

Next layer creates color spots like on a Giraffe with Vintage Photo Ranger Distress Crackle paint

With the Spiced Marmalade Ranger Distress ink and pad, push the color into the cracks and rub excess off of the surface

Allow to Dry and coat with Mod Podge to seal the paint

The Rest is Embellishments
Apply the Antique Linen, Walnut Stain and spiced Marmalade  Distress Ink colors to the Die Cut and Sentiment
Add Tulle, ribbons and Whimsy die cut with WOC flowers

I aged the lower WOC large flower with Walnut Stain and Spiced Marmalade and added the Gold Filigree corner piece

Whimsy "Welcome Baby Die"
Bow Easy Tool
DP for leaves by Reminisce
McGill 7 leaf punch
Sentiment by Raindrop Echo Design w/ Whimsy
Frame~ Plaid square 7x7 inch

Plaid Acrylic Paint
Distress Crackle paints: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, 
Memento black ink
Ranger Distress ink Spiced Marmalade, antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Mod Podge

Whimsy Circle Pearl Ribbon Slide
Fern ribbon WOC
Tulip Beads in a bottle white
Gold wire Christmas Ribbon from Hobby Lobby


 Thank you for visiting,

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  1. Fantastic sweetiepie :)
    Love the colours and your flowers are just sooo yummy!!
    Great tutorial
    And I just love the baby die thing, it's gorgeous!
    Have a nice weekend
    HUgs, Jill

  2. Wow I just love this frame, its stunning. Good luck to everyone who goes for the DT position. Lee x

  3. What a great frame Tammy; thanks for sharing your steps on achieving the giraffe print.

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for all of your super sweet comments you really made my day:0) I have been waiting for the Whimsy DT call; and when you mentioned it my heart skipped a beat; but I will admit that I am holding off for the rubber DT. I just LOVE Whimsy rubber. Who wouldn't love working with the great versatility that they carry.

    Sending you big hugs;

  4. This is totally pretty!!! love this cutie! the ribbons are "WOW" and also the flowers!! all so so so pretty!!!
    thank you for sharing!

    hugs xx


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