Saturday, 20 January 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - "Summer" challenge

Hi Friends! we are in the thick of Winter here in Ontario Canada and let me tell you, I am currently counting down the days till I head to Florida for some sunshine and heat - I can't wait!!
The Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday Challenge is "Summer"...So if you are sick of Winter too, you totally should join in on this weeks challenge 

I used the Beachy Keen stamp set (This set has been rereleased in RUBBER woot woot!!)
I stamped her with VersaFine Onyx Black ink on Neenah Desert Storm card stock then coloured her with my Prismacolor pencils.
Once the colouring was complete, I added some stitching with a stitched rectangle die as well as a yellow boarder.
I hope you like my card creation for this weeks challenge
Stay warm and heres to Summer <3

Until Next Time - Stephen 

About the challenge:
Create a card, scrapbook page, altered item etc. with a SUMMER theme and submit your design for your chance to WIN! You have until Friday, January 26th to enter this challenge! Keep in mind, all entries are welcome but you must use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp in order to win.
Each Saturday we post a new challenge and you can enter as many times as you like!!! And each submission during the month will enter you into the monthly prize which will be....
a $40 gift voucher to spend in the krafty shop!!! 
What do you think? Worth playin' for?

We've also got a brand new sketch for your inspiration for January! You don't have to use it but if you need a little extra kickstart in your mojo, feel free to use it any time!

Friday, 19 January 2018

Bellariffic Friday - Backdrop

Hi Friends! Its Friday and that means its BellaRiffic Fridays over on the Stamping Bella blog. This weeks challenge is to use any stamp from the Stamp of the Month collection which is anything from the Backdrops collection. Stamping Bella has a wonderful collection of Backdrops that are must haves if you love crating scene cards. 

For the challenge, I used the Tiny Townie Mermaid set and coordinating dies and accented it with the Undersea Backdrop
I coloured everything with my Copic markers and added droplets of Various Ink to create the bubble background. 
I did some basic ink blending on the top layer of my card with Distress Oxides in the colours Faded Jeans and Broken China and then splattered it with water to get that bleached out effect. 

I hope you like my card creation and be sure to check out the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team came up with.

Until next time - Stephen 

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps January Release Hop

Hi Friends! Today we are celebrating the amazing release of ALL of the NEW January Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!

ALL FOUR new sets are NOW available in the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop! I've linked all the new stamp sets below if you would like to check any of them out.

Today I coloured up an image from the new Girl Power stamp set and used pattern paper from Doodlebug to create a bright and simple card that is sure to brighten anyones day. 

And as a refresher, Here are the cards I created for the January 2018 release. I have directly linked all the stamp sets if there is one in particular you really want...but if you are like me, you will probably want them all LOL

Day 1 - Stacey Slapshop
Day 2 - Furry Angels 
Day 3 - Girl Power

Day 4 - Happy Thoughts 

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - January Previews Day 4

Hi Friends! Welcome to the final day of previews for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps 

Today I get to share a beautiful new sentiment stamp set that is a must have for any stamp collection. This was designed by artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen.

This is a rarity for me...can you believe I created a card with no colouring on it!? I know...but it was so fun to be able to break out of my comfort zone and do something so different for me. I created some vary quick and simple cards that anyone can whip up, if you so happen to need an encouragement card last minute. I used pattern papers with a watercolour look to them and die cut them out using stitched rectangle dies. I heat embossed the sentiments from the stamp set using white embossing powder overtop of kraft card stock then die cut them as well, but this time with a circle stitched die. To embellish the cards, I simple used various die cuts from my collection as well as some ribbons, gel pen accents and some gold floss. Quick, easy and simple.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Bellariffic Friday - Vintage

Hi Friends! 
Its Friday and that means its time for some Stamping Bella inspiration. Wait till you see what the rest of the Stamping Bella Design Team came up with for this weeks challenge...oh! I guess I should say what the challenge is...This weeks challenge is "Vintage". Vintage as in - use any Stamping Bella stamp that is not from the latest release. So I used Peyton loves to Pretend from the Tiny Townie Collection as well as its matching cut it outs dies . 

I decided to colour her with Prismacolor coloured pencils using the following colours

Skin - PC946, PC945, PC943, PC939, PC927, PC140, PC938
Hair - PC935, PC1067, PC1065, PC1061, PC938
Chicks - PC922,  PC918,  PC1002,  PC916,  PC915,  PC914,  PC938
Leggings -  PC1067,  PC1065,  PC1060,  PC938

To create my card layout, I used the meadow boarders dies from lawn fawn to create the grass and used my copic markers to add flicks of grass onto the cardstock. I did some ink blending with Distress Oxide overtop of Kraft Cardstock using Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, and Fossilized Amber. To finish off my card, I added some line detailing with a white as well as a black gel pen and a few sequins.

I hope you like my card creation for today! Be sure to check out the Stamping Bella blog to see what the rest of Bella design team came up with...get ready to be inspired!

Until next time - Stephen 

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - January Previews Day 3

Hello Friends! Welcome to day 3 of previews for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Today I get to introduce to you a new stamp set designed by Emilie Goulet called, "Girl Power!" I absolutely love this stamp many possibilities.

I decided to colour up the skater chick as it reminded me of a number of my friends back in my high school years. I used the following Copic markers

Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E50, R20
Backpack/Shorts - Y08, Y13, Y15, W2
Skateboard/Beanie - YR18, YR07, YR04, Y17
Hoodie - BG49, BG45, C5, C3

I created a very simple card layout using rectangle and square stitched dies which I accented with a strong geometric pattern paper. Of course I had to add a few gold sequins to finish off my card cause it wouldn't be a card of mine without sequin after all. 

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - January Previews Day 2

Hi Friends! We are on day 2 of previews for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

This stamp set is near and dear to my heart as I recently lost two of my precious furry friends - One in October and one in December. I think loosing a pet is one of the most heart breaking things you can go through and I am so happy that there is now a stamp set that shares the sentiments of loosing a furry family member.

I started by stamping the image of the dog in Dessert Sand ink by Memento. It is a very light ink, perfect for the no-line colouring technique I used to colour this card. If you would like to try no-line colouring for yourself, I wrote an in depth post on how to do it here. It is so fun and once you get the hang of no-line, you will want to do it again and again. 

I used the following Copic markers to colour this image

Dog - E59, E57, E55, E53
Collar - B16, B14, B12
Wings - W7, W5, W3, W1
I also added the blush for the checks with a coloured pencils to warm the image up a bit

I used various stencils to create the background with my distress inks. If you would like to see how I created the cloud background with Distress Ink, click here

lastly, I added some shimmery gold dots with a gold gel pen for an added touch.