Friday, February 24, 2012

Whimsy Release and Thank You!!

Thank you all for being supportive of my "situation" yesterday. I am finding out she has been doing this for quite some time and there are more images that she has scanned of mine.  Just so that everyone knows, I really don't care if someone colors just like me or uses the same colors for an image as long as it is done by you and you have spent the time and effort to make it yours.  Your comments really did make me feel better.   I am so thankful for each and every one of you!!!  It is true that it is only a few that try to spoil everything, because MOST crafters are the best people in the world to know!

On a funny note! I love living in Texas.  This morning on the radio I hear the DJ announce that "the Katy Freeway is backed up due to horses on the freeway". Love it!! haha!   Apparently the police horses had gotten out of the trailer and were roaming around the freeway.

Ok, enough from me, let's see what Whimsy has in store for you guys!!! I am super excited about these releases Whimsy has been having and to work with such sweet people like Denise is a JOY!!!



Hello and welcome to Day 3 of our February Rubber Die Release Showcase! On Wednesday, February 22, Whimsy Stamps released this month's rubber designs and new Shapeology dies. From then until February 28th the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new stamps and dies with a daily mini blog hop. Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw. To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspirations blog on 29 February. To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...

Dena (ME!)

 Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favorites. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check the Whimsy Inspirations blog tomorrow for more new release creations!


What do you think of the watermark?  Should I go a bit darker?

Do you remember the days of blowing on dandelion flowers? Oh, I sure do! I used to love to pick them up and making a wish!! This little image brings back fond childhood memories.  Her name is fittingly called Dandelion Girl by Sylvia Zet!  I also used the new Fanciful Birthday Notables stamp. It seemed to work well with the image.   I colored her with distress inks and used the MME Paper Pad Fiddlesticks.  My cards are never complete until I have loaded it down with Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and embellishments haha! 

Thank you again so much for all your support! I can't tell you what it means to me and for the dear friend letting me know what was going on!!  You guys ROCK!!!!!

Big hugs! Dena

72 comments:

tweetybugshouse said...

so sweet.

Marga50 said...

Wat een schat van een kaart.!! Zo mooi. groetjes Marga.

Glennis said...

Lovely card - the soft colours are great

HandmadebyTLC said...

I can tell you, this project is just stunning, your coloring is outstanding! On the other little note, we all know when we see your work because it is just outstanding from start to finish and your friend making you aware of it is proof of that! I'm so sorry to hear that this has happened to you but you are absolutely right in saying that it is only the few. We love your work and I know you inspire me constantly hun!
I would darken the watermark just a little more! Just my opinion though.
Hugs,
Tammy Louise

Ellie said...

What a gorgeous card Dena! Loving your choice of colors!

Deonna said...

This is a Stunningly beautiful card! I love the colors and your coloring.

Linda Palmer said...

Darling card. Your coloring is amazing as always. Loveing this new image and your beautiful embellishments.

wahixane77 said...

Love the card and this image. My girls still blow their wishes on the dandelions ( me too ). Olivia

dolcreations said...

Dena, you nailed matching her dress with that paper....wowzers! I love your card!

Crafty Chris said...

Just read your news from yesterday, some people have a nerve, i would luv to be able to colour as good as yours but I just keep trying, wouldnt dream of copying somone else's work and say it was my own, I would give up first, a stunning card as always, apparentely they can erase the watermarks, but if you make it darker it might be harder for them.
Chris x

Debbie said...

Glad we all made you feel better. And horses on the freeway, imagine that in New York...lol wait we don't have freeway's... we have highways....

Anyway, I love love love your card

Hugs
Debbie

Gunilla/Nilla said...

I think what happened to you is horrific and NOT right at all. So mark your wonderful creations with your name. I think you should make it bigger tho.

You are such a big inspiration to me and I love visiting your blog.
Hope everything turns out ok for you.

Love and hugs from me//Gunilla

Elise said...

Hi ya Dennnna!!! Well I must say that this is one heck of a GORGEOUS card! What's new about that though! You ALWAYS make such STUNNING creations! OhHh and how much I love this little darling girl .. she is as precious as can possibly be!!!!!!! Yes yes yes, I remember blowing dandelions also and making wishes too!!! :) And now that you've coloured this image beautifully and brought her to life, I can picture myself standing in the grass and doing the same thing. Absolutely LOVE this!!!

ps ... OMG about the horses roaming on the freeway! Hope they're all safe and sound now. In my mind I'm picturing a ton of police officers chasing down horses on the freeway trying to get them all back into the trailer. OoOOops .. someone forgot to lock the trailer door!

Oh and your new watermark looks good! Even if you went a little darker, nothing could ever take away the gorgeousness of your cards!!!

Big Hugs to You,
Elise

Aartje said...

Beautyful colouring, lovely image, great card.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs Aartje

cebelica said...

Gorgeous card! I love the soft colours and sweet image.
As for the watermark, in my opinion it could be just a little bit darker. Hugs!

Gram's Treasures said...

Gorgeous card, and the colours you have chosen give it a vintage feel!
Joyce xx

angeleef said...

What a fabulous card you have created here! And so sorry to read that someone has been scanning your work! that is just plain WRONG! I just love coloring my images and try to get better, so to copy someone elses work doesn't get in my head eather! I would the water mark as it is (but really keep it to prevent stealing!) it doesn't do the image much wrong this way but you can still see it beeing there.
Greetz
**Evi**

Lorraine said...

You're card is gorgeous, my daughter blew a dandilion last year and got most of it in her mouth!! (She's only 4!)

Making your watermark darker would not detract from your lovely work and if it makes it harder for people to copy,I wouldn't worry about how dark you have to go.

Lorraine x

Basslady said...

a very soft and tender card! love the dp's!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Andie's Space said...

Hi Dena,
I was shocked & appalled to read your last post. I'd be furious if that happened to me. But your cards are always so gorgeous, it's no wonder they did it. Nonetheless it's despicable & they should be named & shamed! I should watermark my own cards I guess, but don't know how. Will e-mail v soon. BTW your card has arrived, but I'm not opening it till tomorrow! Hope you're keeping well.
Huge hugs,
Andie xx

Helen said...

what a gorgeous and beautiful card. Love the details and the colours. Regards

stephanne said...

It's stunning work, as always Dena!!! Loving the pretty pinks and soft floral arrangements, oh so elegant!! And the painting, ooowie, love it!!! To tell you the truth, I still blow the dandelions....
hugs, stephanne

heidy said...

Wow Dena this is gorgeous!
Hugs Heidy

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous sweetie ♥♥

sueincanada said...

Love your card. I don't often comment but always look at your wonderful creations. I was saddened to see your post yesterday, I just cannot understand how people can stoop that low. I am a friend of C. Dol and we often talk about your cards and talent.

Sharon Mi. said...

Your cards are so beautifula and I really admire your talent. I'm sorry that thieves have ruined your joy in sharing your art work. I think the watermark needs to be a little bit bigger or placed higher. As it is now, it is still possible to crop it or mask it. I look forward to seeing more of your creative works.

Chrisd said...

What a lovely project you created and I look forward seeing more of your wonderful work. thanks for the hop and share the sweet image too.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card.

Beate said...

GORGEOUS coloring! I Love the soft colors you chose, your layout and all the beautiful flowers.
Hugs and smiles

Lindyloo said...

Hi Dena,
I'm sorry I have only just read yesterdays post and I am appalled. It seems there are too many people unwilling to work themselves to achieve an end product and I think it completely detracts from our 'crafting world'. To us crafters it's all about the creation. I actually feel very sorry for these people, they must lack any talent of their own other than thief and that is a curse not a talent!
Anyway sweetheart, I have done some research and I am including a link to a photographers site that has some useful info, not all relevant to you, but it gives you ideas how to minimise the risk. Unfortunately, as others have stated watermarking is not a solution, photoshop plus many other programs can easily erase these watermarks and to use bigger ones or multiple marks would ruin your image completely. Also, don't bother wasting time darkening it, the colour doesn't matter when they erase it.
I think you need to limit the size of the image to view, but I hope this link can help alittle.
All the best Linda
http://jbhildebrand.com/2012/tutorials/image-theft-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-internet/

Craftyanny said...

Love this Dena, a stunning card
Anne x

Lindyloo said...

Sorry Dena, I completely forgot to mention you card. You can tell I was upset about the image theft!!
Your card is just stunning and yes, like you, I can remember spending sunny days with my daughter counting as we blew away the time of the dandelion clocks (as we called them). Fabulous memories and ones to treasure for ever.
Hugs and best wishes Linda

Niki Estes said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Dena! I love the colors! My daughter loves (as in LOVES) pink and this card reminds me of her. I think I will have to use pink when I use this image, too. :)

Sue said...

Dena, your card is absolutely stunning. I just love this image. You are a great source of inspiration.

Mary J said...

Adorable soft make - love it!

June Nelson said...

This is so beautiful Dena I love your colour combo its goreous andyou have coloured her so beautifully as always darlin,have a great weekend huggies and love June xxxx

mags said...

Super card Dena. Lovely image and perfectly embellished.
Mags
x

Frea said...

Hi Sweetie, dont's you just LOVE those Sylvia Zet images! So sweet and your colouring is so beautiful. You turned this in such a romatic card, I love it!!! Hugs, Frea

Hanneke said...

What a cute card! Love the stamp and your coloring! Great details! I am so sorry to hear about your work being copied! I love your work and am sorry to hear you have to use these watermarks, though they don't look too distracting. Hugs, Hanneke

Sylvia Zet said...

As gorgeous as it can be, stunning work again!

Louise said...

Gorgeous card Dena. Fabulous papers and embellishments. I think you should put your watermark a bit darker just to be on the safe side.
Louise

Cheryl said...

Hi Dena, Absolutely Stunning card , so very beautiful. Your watermark is good because you can still see your card perfectly, but is it enough to stop the copying hmmm. I think I would make it a little darker to be on the safe side. Glad you are feeling a little better. Please don't stop creating your gorgeous cards and projects, we all love them and enjoy seeing them so very much.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Hugs Cheryl

sue w. said...

This is a stunner love the colours, the layout and the beautiful flowers.
Hugs Sue W.

Molecraft said...

Stunning Dena and as for the watermark I would go a little darker too!
Helen x

Lisa R. said...

So precious! Love the softness and LO. The watermark could be a little darker maybe? TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Uta said...

Wow, this card is so beautiful. I love this romantic touch and the image is so lovely.

Hugs, Uta

MILA25 said...

Card just beautiful. Such a delicate and romantic.
Hugs Mili

Mau xx said...

This is gorgeous Dena, love the colours and the image is adorable. I loved blowing the Clocks and trying to tell the time by them....lol
My Hubby pulls them out of the edge of the neighbours garden incase they blow into ours...lol

zehra said...

This is so pretty, love the colors and your coloring, this is a beautiful card

Sol said...

Stunning Coloring!.. And Fantastic shading and lighting in the clothes.. FAB Colors and Tone in tone Pepers and Flowers.. Beautiful Card! :o)

Vick McClean said...

I don't know what others have said above me here darling, lol, as you have soooo many followers i would be here all night reading the positivity coming your way hun, however, i personally would darken the watermark a little more, shame you had to do it in the first place but as i said in my other post for yesterday i can understand it totally, and your work always shines through watermark or no watermark honey, lotsa love vick xxx
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
YT vixcrafts

Vick McClean said...

So sorry Dena hehehehehehe i was so busy telling you about the watermark i didnt say anything about the gorgeous card under it, think i'm still seething from the post!! anyway, its gorgeous as ever my dear you know i am one of your biggest fans ansd although i maybe only post a comment once or twice a week but i visit here everyday, you are the best!! hugs, Vick xxxx
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
YT vixcrafts

Wendy Thompson said...

She is beautiful and the background papers are just perfect

Marjorie said...

Just love this image hun, like you say it brings back memories of childhood..Oh when life was so much less complicated..Beautiful flowers and papers an I love your layout..really stunning card!
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

imotrust said...

Wonderful card, Dena !Love the papers, the image is so sweet and that sentiment goes so well with the rest! Have a happy Sunday hun!
Hugs, Iulia

Annika said...

Oh wow dena! My mouth just popped open while looking at your card! Amazing!!!! The coloring, all the beautiful flowers it's absolutely amazing!! Hug Annika

Ivonne said...

Gorgeous card Dena and your colouring is so amazing, as always! Love it! Hugs, Ivonne

Jessica said...

Stunning and your coloring is inspiring! I caught myself staring at all the fine details!
:O)
Jessica

Sassy Scrapper said...

Gorgeous card hun. Your pleats came out awesome. Truly amazing coloring and I'm in love with this darling image.
Hugs Bonnie

Renkata said...

Dena, the card is so sweet and gorgeous.

Ann Marie Governale said...

Love the card and love the watermark. You might want to add your blog address under it. I just had a watermark made that has my name (like yours) and then the blog address in smaller print under it- this way if your work shows up elsewhere (pinterest or ebay) others can see where the work originates and visit you. Just an idea. Also, as I have learned from so many, whenever I pattern a card design from one I have seen elsewhere, I always title it "Person's name Inspired Card" so that I give credit to whomever "inspired" me to create it. Have a great day!

Lacey Stephens said...

Your card is wonderful. I love the soft colors. Your blog is amazing. I'm glad I stumbled across it. I have a stamp store and I'm always looking for new talent for our DT. Let me know if you're ever interested.
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com
http://stampandcreateblog.blogspot.com/

Pat said...

Another stunning card, sweet friend!! I would actually go a wee bit darker over your image...I've heard of people removing watermarks...tho I have no idea how they do it! I love your cards...and your attention to detail is impeccable!! Sending hugs your way. Oh...I laughed when I read the thing about the highway being closed for horses! LOL!! have a great weekend! Pat Frank

Scrapalajen aka Jen said...

Love this precious creation! Gorgeous!

Sonia said...

Beautiful! I love these little kid stamps and I also love all the elements you included in your card!

Tami B. said...

This is a jaw-dropper. Everything about it is perfect.

kim.scrapper said...

Wow, this card is stunning! I just love everything about it, tfs

Norma said...

Dena, just read your previous post about a few people nabbing your tutes, cards and coloured images and claiming them as their own. Definitely a few rotten apples in the barrel.
Stunningly beautiful card you've created--like the rest. There hasn't been one that I don't like...LOL. Always awesomely coloured, wonderful layout and gorgeously embellished.
As to your watermark, I agree with the rest of the ladies, making it a wee bit darker wouldn't hurt. I can barely see it...or may it's just my old eyes, LOL.
Hugs,
Norma

Deb.x said...

HI Dena - this is just so lovely - beautiful soft muted colours - just love it! The watermark is perfect by the way & really hope it does the job for you,
Hugs, Deb.x

June Nelson said...

Its another beauty Dena go girl your the tops and your watermark does not distract at all from y our gorgeous creations xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

sandra(misty) said...

Just love the card the stamp bring back memory

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is gorgeous, Dena. Lovely colour choices, stunning colour work, perfect embellishment and what a lovely watermark! It really doesn't distract from your work! Hugs, Lesley

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