I Believe I Can Fly!

Hello friends!  It’s been a while since my last post, but the reason is that I was of course having some computer problems!  I had to reset my whole computer back to the factory setting and try to get it back up and going to what I had.  Thankfully because of my drive, I didn’t loose any photos or anything!  I think it’s back up to “normal” now, but it was scaring me there for a few days!

Speaking of “normal”…I’m not sure pigs can fly, but boy is this image so CUTE!


I’m using this new April digital stamp by Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps called When Pigs Fly.  I love how he’s looking down as if he’s looking at the clouds below him with a huge smile!  I thought the sentiment from the Whimsy Stamps Bold Statements clear stamp set was the perfect compliment for this image too.

I took a cloud stencil and some Tumbled Glass distress ink with the foam blending tool to sponge on some clouds around the image.  I cut off the bottom portion of the image panel with the Whimsy Stamps Envelope Edger die set and cut an additional piece from the suede colored cardstock for a layer behind it.  I also cut out some clouds from an older Whimsy Stamps die that I had and sponged some more of the distress ink on the bottom of each one to layer and stamp the sentiment in suede ink over a pink panel.  I added some pretty shimmer ribbon with a bow at the top of these layers and then attached it all over a top folding A2 sized seude card base.  Lastly, I’ve added some Studio Katia Crystal Clear Confetti sequins randomly over the card.


Here’s a closer view of the image and how I went about coloring it in using Copic markers.  Check out the selection at Whimsy Stamps.  Here’s what I’ve used:

  • pig:  R20, R11, R00, R000 – wings:  BG13, BG10, BG000 – hoves:  C8, C5, C3
  • birds:  E47, E44, E43 – beaks:  E43, E41, Y11 – bellies:  E43, R00, Y11
  • I used white gel pen for cheeks and coverd the wings with Wink of Stella


Something to note about my card is that because this was a digital stamp, I was able to size it the way I wanted to accomodate my card design.  This is what is great about a digital stamp.  You may not like it as small as what I’ve made mine for coloring purposes, but I didn’t mind it at all and enjoyed putting this together.  Hoping to give it to someone special soon!  🙂  Hope you like it too!

Thanks so much for dropping in today!  Now that computer is back up and running, I will be back again tomorrow with another post!  Have a great day!

Whimsy Stamps products used on my card today:

when_pigs_fly_displayresized_1024x1024 Click here

bold_statements_online_display_1024x1024 (1) Click here

envelope_edgers_display_1024x1024 Click here

WS-Copic display Click here

Tumbled_Glass_redo_largeClick here

kuretakewosclear_800x_0fab0d61-5a3e-4885-b433-a6a8b8fc7bee_large Click here

Challenges for this card:

  1.  Krafty Chicks – Chicks/birds
  2. Pammies Inky Pinkies – PIP1915 Anything goes
  3. A Bit More Time to Craft – Anything Goes
  4. Crafting From the Heart – Anything Goes
  5. Little Red Wagon – Look Up, Way Up (things in the sky)

23 thoughts on “I Believe I Can Fly!

  1. That darling “pigs can fly” image works for me, Vicki! Fab coloring and I love how you cut the image on an angle. Gorgeous sheer ribbon.


  2. My goodness, Vicki! Sweetness and a beautiful message combined! Loving your shaped scallop panel, and the darling image, of course. Showing the clouds with the “down to earth” message is a beautiful design technique! Adorable, and beautifully done! hugs, de


  3. A flying pig with the assistance of birdies is an awesome image, Vicki! Your coloring of them is so gorgeous! I love the card design, my friend! Great piece of artwork! Hugs!


  4. Dear Vicki
    looking at the pigs remembered me of the three pigs story. I read iut as a child and imagined pigs flying to escape the fox and today at least in your card it is a reality.love and hugs


  5. UGH! sorry for the computer troubles! we love them and we hate them!! But you sure are back!! and with the most darling card!! I think this is the sweetest design!! LOVE your coloring – AS USUAL – it is amazing!! : )


  6. Really cute Vicki and beautifuly coloured well at least this little piggy can fly-love the layout and glad to see you got your computer issues sorted
    Carol x


  7. Girl, the images don’t come much sweeter than this one! Great card! Your coloring is impeccable, as always, and those sweet creatures almost seem to be breathing! Love love love!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂


  8. Beautiful card and inspirational saying. So scary when you have a computer crash, I’ve been there, glad you got it restored.


  9. The stamp “pig” is so cute and your card too.
    The embellishments are self-sufficient. Great job Vicky !

    Have a nice day, see you. 😉


  10. I guess we all could fly with a little help from our friends!! Such an adorable card, Vicky! I love your delicate sponged clouds with your die cut clouds on this sensational layout!!


  11. This is adorable with a capital A! Love the flying piggie (with a little help of course) and the angled die-cut adds perfect design to this sweet little card! I love that encouraging sentiment too!


  12. Super cute image and great that you can size it to what you want. Gorgeous colouring, love the design and the sentiment. I sure do like it…. no…..I love it x


  13. Meant to say that I am so glad your computer problems appear to be solved and it must have been a scary time for you but well done on having everything backed up x.


  14. Aha but he has friends who believe he can too, that makes a difference. Very cute image. CarolG


  15. Fun card! Such a unique image and a fitting sentiment to go with it! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.


  16. What a darling stamp – and the coloring on the pig is so lifelike – I just want to reach out and touch him. Really like the die you used, I have a set of borders but they are all symmetrical. Great job


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