my prince- Whimsy Stamps blog hop

Hello my fabulous friends!

Do you need your Sundays to be more Sensational? Well we think we have a fun fix for today!

The Digital Divas are having a
Sensational Sunday Valentine's Blog Hop

Now I'm guessing you've all heard the 'Eros' term for love, that's what Valentine's Day celebrates after all, but did you know there are seven Greek words for love?!

Agape ~ Unconditional Love
Philia ~ The Love Between Friends 

Storge ~ The Love Between Family Members

I wonder how many of you know the rest?

For an extra chance to win, leave a comment on the Whimsy Inspiration Blog with one more Greek term for love that isn't mentioned above.

Let's jump in to my project...

Paper: Strathmore Bristol Smooth; LDRS Creative Country Lane
Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Frog Prince (digital)
Coloring: Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Frog- 046, 043, 069, 902, 066
Flower- 043, 400, 028, 230, 071, 061, 063, 066
Crown- 063, 061, 038, 033
Rocks- 096, 075
Dots- 092
Dies: LDRS Creative Ribbon Gift Frame and Bow
Other: Heidi Swapp Minc foil Gold

I absolutely adore this sweet frog!

I knew I wanted to do some no-line coloring, but I've never done that with a digital image before... so I did some experimenting.  I found that if I opened my image in Photoshop, then turned the page opacity down to somewhere between 14-20%, it prints dark enough for me to see the lines, but light enough they seem to disappear once colored.  

I printed the image on some Bristol card stock, and used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to watercolor.

I printed my sentiment at the same time as the frog, but the opacity level for that layer was set at 100%.  When I covered the whole thing with foil and ran it through my laminator, only the dark words had enough ink to stick to the foil, so my letters are foiled, but my frog isn't. 

To finish it off, I die cut some patterned card stock (printed with a toner ink) and ran that through my laminator with foil as well.  I love how elegant it looks!

Alright, enough from me... there's lots of inspiration on this hop, and I want you to have time to hop through it all!  Be sure to leave comments along the way!!!

There's no 'order' to this hop, you can jump into the hop wherever you like, just be sure to visit every link! You never know where the hidden prizes will be!

The Valentine's Hop Commences at 2pm EST on Sunday February 9th and finishes at 2pm EST on Valentine's Day February 14th

(winners will be announced on the Inspiration Blog on Sunday February 16th)

There's plenty of time to join in the fun,
so grab a cuppa and enjoy all the Valentine's inspiration.

For an additional chance to win, head on over to the Whimsy Stamps Facebook Group,
tag the Diva's team leader Wendy Nicola Jackson and leave the comment 'I Just Hopped!' 

Our Grand Prize
is five Whimsy Stamps digital images of the winner's choice randomly chosen from all the entries

Three Lucky Extra Winners
will receive one Whimsy Stamps digital image of their choice randomly chosen from the comments left on the Diva's blogs

Feel free to share your own Valentine's crafting with us over on the Whimsy Stamps Facebook Page. We love to see what you're inspired to create!

You can find a wonderful selection of
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Hugs, happy Valentine's crafting and happy hopping! 

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  1. This creation is utterly enchanting Kassi! Love the gold accents and your colouring on this cutie is OUT OF THIS WORLD fabulous!! Love it! Hugs, Wends xoxo

  2. So beautiful! with the gold he is a real price
    Hugs Hester

  3. fab card, love the gold accent

  4. another stunning card. love how you color the frog and to add some gold on the card, this is a inspiration... Hugs Ute

  5. This is stunningly beautiful, I love the gold especially the writing, also beautiful colouring of the frog!
    hugs Debxx

  6. I love the elegant frame and your card
    Thank you for sharing.

  7. Sweet frog, beautifully coloured

  8. I adore your sweet card and fabulous coloring!

    Hugs, Debi

  9. I love the gold accents! What a perfect prince!

  10. WOW
    Your card is definitely fit for a prince! LOVE your frog and no-line colouring, LOVE your gold foil accents too!
    Thank You for sharing and inspiring :)

  11. Kassi I hopped so fast this morning, (I was racing to work!) I didn't have time to take in all your amazing content! I love your fabulous explanation of how you took down the opacity to create the 'no lines' finish on your delish creation and then your foiling of the paper too, this creation is so gorgeous! Would love to watch you colour something similar! So so stunning and how clever to be able to foil only the words and not the image?!! I'm utterly inspired! Hugs, Wends xoxo

  12. Beautiful coloring and layering on your card! I love the cute Frog Prince! Awesome details and coloring! Love that gold foiling too!

  13. What a gorgeous little frog prince! I'm in awe of your no-line colouring and the tender shades of colour. The shiny "Prince" is the perfect touch and the gorgeous detailed gold border give a regal feel to this fabulous card <3

  14. Kassi this is so lovely coloured, your no-line technique is adorable and your frog looks so amazing.
    Hugs Claudia

  15. Cute card and great foiling technique. TFS

  16. I love that adorable image and the wonderful gold border; perfect touch. Really precious, Kassi!

  17. Wow, inspirational use of zigs, I would love to achieve some of these effects, gorgeous stamp too!

  18. I’m absolutely loving the cute lil frog prince character!! Cute card!


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