Hello friends! It’s my pleasure today to post information about this special image that Whimsy Stamps has just released today in honor of our beloved illustrator Crissy Armstrong’s brother, Ray Gauvreau, who is currently battling cancer.
As you can see, this special little image designed by Crissy herself (You can see it imposed over the shirt in the photo that Ray is wearing), is available for purchase as a digital stamp called Penguin Ray. I think it is so very sweet and what’s great is that ALL of the proceeds from the sale of this image will be donated directly to the Make a Wish Foundation of Canada!! (This is where Ray is from)
I have made a special card just for him that is being sent out his way:
I started out by coloring up this image with my Copic markers in the following:
- Penguin body, IV wheels/post – C8, C5, C3, C1
- penguin feet/beak, tongue, cheeks – YR24, YR21, Y23, R20, R11, R00, R000
- Bandage, IV bag – E33, E31, Y11, R00
- ground/shadow – C1, E0000
For the background of my card, I took some xyron printed paper and foiled the background which I think looks great for a masculine theme design and that is what I was trying to go for with this card. After foiling it, I took and sponged some yellow distress ink to blend around the edges of it for a bit of color, along with the image panel.
I had an old stamp set from my stash and thought it would be a great fit for this card, so I stamped the vertical “fight” sentiment next to the IV bag and then I took the other sentiment and heat embossed it with white EP and cut it in a strip to attach over the image. Lastly, I’ve added some white enamel dots to each corner of the design.
Here’s a close look at the image and how I’ve colored it in. It’s hard to tell in the photo of course, but I’ve also covered the IV bag with a clear glitter brush pen. I think this image is a really great one to add to a crafter’s collection for “get well” cards and encouragment too like this one. After cutting out the colored image panel and sponging the color around the edges, I’ve also layered this along with the foil panel with some black cardstock before attaching it onto a white top folding A2 sized card base.
In this photo that I’ve laid flat, you can better see the shine from the foiled background that I’ve done.
Thank you so much for stopping in today and for your kind support too!
I will see you tomorrow for a special blog hop, so I hope you can join me!
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- Aud Sentiments – Any sentiment EXCEPT “Happy birthday”
- QKR Stampede – #340 Anything Goes