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lundi 30 mai 2016

Tutorial - Simple Background Colouring


Hello everyone! I'm here to share a tutorial on colouring a simple background I made for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! White always looks very elegant on cards, but for a different look, you can add colour to the background of your image - something I do quite often and learnt from my super talented friend Zoe. I made an ATC last week using that technique with Treena Twinkles and thought some people might be interested in how I coloured the background, so I've made another one to share.

Materials:
Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire)
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Copics
and your favourite Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp ;)

Step 1

Stamp your image - Treena Twinkles here - in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colour the skin. I always colour the skin first to make sure I won't put dark colours from around onto the skin.

Step 2

Pick a Copic in the shade you want, making sure you have Distress Inks in the same shades. Since I'm going to use mostly blue Distress Inks, I chose my B02 Copic. To colour the background, make circular movements and start from the lines of your image and go towards the edge of your paper, then come back towards the black lines, then colour going towards the outside, and repeat until you have all the background covered. I almost do not lift my Copic from the paper when I do that, to avoid having visible sections.

Step 3

Colour your character completely to save the Distress Ink part for the end (to avoid putting Distress Ink on the image with your hand by accident, adding Distress Ink is to be done at the end;)). 

Step 4

Now to Distress Inks :) We're going to use three shades of Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire. Start with the lightest shade - Tumbled Glass. To apply the ink, I always put a plastic sheet under my image (I don't have a craft mat) and I use the small round Blending Tool. Apply the ink doing circular movements, starting on the plastic sheet, then overlapping your paper and moving closer to the image little by little. Once close to the image, lift your Blending Tool and start again from the edge of your paper to work towards the image until you have covered all the surface.

Step 5

Take your second shade of Distress Ink - Faded Jeans for me - a shade a bit darker than the first, and apply always starting from the edge of your paper and working towards the image but do not go as close to the image as you did with your first shade of Distress Ink.

Step 6

Take your third Distress Ink, your darkest one - Chipped Sapphire for me and apply on the edges of your paper really staying on the borders of your paper - you don't want to cover all the Faded Jeans from the previous step, you want to add contrast to the background. 

Step 7

Make your card! I stamped a sentiment from the Treena Twinkles set and added a bit of gold on the edges of my image and that was it.

Here are two other examples of cards I made in the past, using the same background technique:

Using Little Orphan Annie rubber stamp and Love Story Sentiments clear stamp set

Using Treena Twinkles - yes, I LOVE her!!

Thank you very much for your visit, have a great day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

samedi 28 mai 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday Challenge


Hello everyone! Today is the start of a new challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and our challenge this week is "SUMMER"!  

In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Skrappy Challenge), one winner per month will be drawn from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 Gift Card to the Shop! You can enter as many times per month as you'd like!

Have you joined the Kraftin' Kimmie's Krafty Friends FB group? It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well as sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired by other Krafty Friends' creations!

In addition to the great Krafty Challenges and Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a sketch. The sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY of our challenges or WW's during that month, you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card. You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if you need it!

Here is my card for today :)


Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Treena Twinkles
Colouring: Polychromos, Prismacolors, Zig, Tombows on Canson Montval
Frame: Make it Crafty Delicate Ornate Circle Frame Chipboard

I stamped Treena Twinkles in Versafine on watercolour paper and used Zig and Tombows to colour the background. For the image I used a combination of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. I die cut my image with a Circle Die matching the size of my frame. My frame is a Make it Crafty Delicate Ornate Circle Frame, coloured with a gold Pitt Pen. And I decided to keep my card extra CAS to have the focus on my framed image.

Thank you very much for your visit, have a great day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

mardi 24 mai 2016

May Krafty Skrappy Challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie!


Hello again everyone! We have a new Krafty Skrappy Challenge for you at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, a challenge where you can create anything as long as it's NOT A CARD! Calendars, bookmarks, scrap pages, holiday gifts... you get the picture! You will have a whole month to play along and you can play as many times as you like! Here are a few things to remember...

THIS MONTH'S THEME: ANYTHING GOES!
1. Create ANY scrap page, Project Life Layout or pocket page cards, altered item, etc... JUST NOT A CARD!
2. MUST be a NEW creation (created on or after this post date)
3. MUST use Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps to be entered into the drawing.
4. You have a month to play, enter AS MAY TIMES as you'd like!
5. PRIZES? Of course there are prizes! Once we've reached 5 entreis, we draw a random winner (winner will be drawn at the close of the challenge)
6. Be sure to also share your creations on our Krafty Friends FB page so we can all drool! 

I've done an ATC for this challenge :)


Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Treena Twinkles, texture stamps
Colouring: Copics on Make it Colour Blending Card and Distress Inks for the background

I coloured my image in Copics and added a bit of Distress Inks for the background. I stamped some elements in Distress Inks too to give a bit of interest to my ATC too.

Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 11, 71, R20
Hair: E25, 33, 59
Eyes: B00
Purple: BV00, 02, 04
Gold: Y11, 21, 26
Background: B04, 06
"Ground": W9

We hope you can play along! Thank you very much for your visit, have a great day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

Tiddly Inks Challenge


Hello everyone! Today starts a new challenge at Tiddly Inks and our theme this time is HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Lots of possibilities and images to play with :)!! Here is what I did:


Stamps: Tiddly Inks Flying By Anna Belle (I used the stamp set)
Colouring: Copcis on Make it Colour Blending Card
Other: Cloud mask, Chalk

I stamped my image twice, on 2 pieces of card. I used one to create the background on it to keep the threads of the balloons. I coloured my second image and cut out the dog and the balloons which I then put on foam squares on my cloud background. I then stamped the sentiment (but you can do the same with the digital version HERE!)

Thank you very much for your visit, have a great day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

vendredi 20 mai 2016

Fabulous Friday


Hello everyone! It's Fabulous Friday at Tiddly Inks so I'm sharing a little summer scene today! I used a gorgeous mermaid called Salty Kisses and combined it with my Make it Crafty The Beach rubber stamp.


Images and Stamps: Tiddly Inks Salty Kisses and Make it Crafty The Beach rubber stamp
Colouring: Copics on Make it Colour Blending Card
Dies: MFT

Thank you very much for your visit, have a great day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

jeudi 19 mai 2016

Paperbabe Stamps May Preview Day!


Hello everyone! Today we are showcasing a gorgeous set at Paperbabe Stamps, a set that is released tomorrow! It's called Butterfly Pieridae and includes butterflies in different sizes, different styles, face and profile... it's a very versatile set! Here are the two CAS cards I made for today:


I coloured a stripe of my card blank using Distress Inks and water and stamped several butterflies in Versafine. I then added a sentiment, stamped the body and antennae of the butterfly and added a stamped profile wing on foam for a bit of dimension. 


I kept card #2 very CAS. I used Distress Ink and water to add a bit of colour, then stamped the biggest dotted butterfly from the set and the sentiment - I love those dotted ones!!

For more inspiration, please visit the Paperbabe Stamps blog HERE! The stamp set will be available tomorrow from Paperbabe Stamps HERE! Thank you vey much for your visit, have a fab day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

mercredi 18 mai 2016

Wonderful Wednesday


Hello everyone! It's Wonderful Wednesday time and we hope you can play along!! And as always... it's ANYTHING GOES at Kraftin' Kimmie! Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie stamps and get krafty! 

We want everyone to be able to play along so your submission can use ANY stamp and can be any theme, any style but it must be a NEW creation! At the end of the month, one random winner will be chosen from all the submissions for the whole month and will receive a $20 Gift Card to the shop!

In addition to the great Krafty Challenges and Wonderful Wednesdays, each month we will post a sketch. The sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WWs during that month, you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if you need it!

Here is my little card for today :)


Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Oceans of Love
Colouring: Copics on Make it Colour Blending Card
DPs: Doodlebug
Other: Wave punch, Corner punch

I used a cute little whale from the Oceans of Love set, coloured it in Copics and cut it out. I created the waves using a punch and coloured them in Copics too, then put them on foam squares for a bit of dimension. The DP is by Doodlebug and I stamped a sentiment from the set on it.

We hope you'll join us! Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

lundi 16 mai 2016

MiC CAS Challenge - Summer


Hello everyone! I'm back to share my Inspiration Card for our current CAS Challenge at Make it Crafty - "SUMMER"! There are lots of fantastic images you could play with and I decided to use one of my all time favourites perfect for the challenge - Summer Dreams! Here is what I did, it can hardly be any CASer ;)

Summer D prof copyr wtmk

I used my Summer Dreams rubber stamp, stamped her in Versafine Onyx Black on Canson Montval watercolour paper. I created the background using mostly Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and I used a combination of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils to colour my character. I simply added a sentiment by CC Designs, and a few Kaisercraft dots for a nice finishing touch.

Summer D GP wtmk

Make it Crafty Products
Summer Dreams Rubber Stamp (available as digi stamp HERE)
Thank you very much for your visit, hope to see you play in our CAS Challenge HERE! Hugs, Delphine xx

dimanche 15 mai 2016

May Release Day and Krafty Hop!

Hello everyone! It's finally here! The release of our May 2016 clear stamp sets at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! We've released ALL six of the new clear stamp sets that we've been previewing all week and we're celebrating with a FIN-TASTIC krafty HOP!

There are THREE new sets from artist Annie Rodrigue called SERENA SPARKLES, TREENA TWINKLES and a fabulous new background stamp set called THE OCEAN! We have a sweet new set from artist Cheyl Grant called KEEP SWIMMING! We've got a splish splashy new set from artist Emilie Goulet called MERMAID FRIENDS! And lastly, there is an adorable new set of WHALE-Y cute underwater friends from artist Becky Pearce called OCEANS OF LOVE

You will get to see all the new sets in action as you sit back and enjoy the hop! Then hop over to the Krafty Shop because ALL of the new stamp sets are NOW AVAILABLE! And if you HAVE to have it all, there's also our May Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all SIX of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time!

Here is my make for today, a scene using TREENA TWINKLES and THE OCEAN!


Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Treena Twinkles and The Ocean
Colouring: Copics on Make it Colour Blending Card and Zig and Tombows on Canson Montval

I stamped the background in Versafine on watercolour paper and used Zig and Tombows to colour it. Treena Twinkles the mermaid was stamped in Memento on Make it Colour Blending Card, coloured in Copics and cut out then put on foam squares on the background, and that was it :)

Challenges I am entering:
Take It Make It - Anything Goes
Creative Artiste - Anything Goes
ArtByMiran - Anything Goes

Thank you very much for your visit, have fun hopping! Hugs,
Delphine xx

samedi 14 mai 2016

May Krafty Peeks... Day FOUR plus a Challenge!


Hello everyone! Welcome to Day FOUR of our May Krafty Previews, our final day of May Peeks! And not only do we have a fabulous new bunch of FIN-tastic stamps to share with you... it's challenge day!

 Today we're previewing a sunny new set of images and sentiments by artist Becky Pearce! Check out all the adorable underwater stamps in this set called OCEANS OF LOVE!

There are so many sweet little images that you can put together and mix and match to create amazing scenes! Plus six kraken coordinating sentiments for a total of TWENTY-ONE stamps!


It's also Challenge Day and the hostess is Becky! The challenge is ANYTHING GOES (as it always is during release week)! So create a card a card, scrapbookpage or altered item with any stamp but if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp, you'll double your chances to win! We would love to see your KKS designs. You have a week to play with this challenge and at the end of the month, a WINNER will be announced from all the creations for the month of May! We hope you can play along for a chance to win a $20 Gift Card to the krafty shop!

You'll be able to check out lots of inspiration in today's blog hop! Below you'll find links to all the Krafty Girls' creations and while you're visiting the blogs, be sure to comment and leave some love because one lucky krafty person is going to WIN a gift card to the shop!

Here is my card for today :)


Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Oceans of Love
Colouring: Copics on Make it Colour Blending Card
Other: MFT Die, Memory Box Stencil

I stamped some sea friends from the Oceans of Love set on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured them in Copics then cut them out. For the background, I used a wave stencil with Distress Ink then I stamped a sentiment from the set. I added a "sand border" made with an MFT stitched die and put my sea friends on foam for a bit of dimension.  

All of our new May clear stamp sets will be released this afternoon! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party beginning at 2pm EST! Come join us to help celebrate the new release, check out lots of gorgeous krafty creations, have a chance to win some prizes and just have fun with us! Hope to see you there! Happy hoppin'! Hugs,
Delphine xx

vendredi 13 mai 2016

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #33


Hello everyone! Today is the start of a new challenge at Paperbabe Stamps and our theme this week is BLACK & WHITE PLUS ONE COLOUR, a very nice theme;)! We would love to see your Paperbabe Stamps but you are welcome to join us using anything you like! 


Stamp: Paperbabe Stamps Mayleedee Kimono Clear Stamp
Colouring: Copics on Make it Colour Blending Card
DPs: Toga
Dies: Spellbinders
Copics used: 100, C00, 0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9

I stamped Mayleedee Kimono in Memento Ink and coloured her in Copics. I die cut her using a Spellbinders Oval and an Oval Frame. I chose to use some pale pink DP to add my little touch of colour. 

My teamies have great inspiration for you on the Paperbabe Stamps blog, hope to see you join us! Thank you very much for your visit, have a great day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

jeudi 12 mai 2016

May Krafty Peeks... Day TWO!


Hello everyone! Welcome to Day TWO of our May Krafty Previews at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! Today we're sharing another adorable underwater set, this one by artist Cheryl Grant! The set is called KEEP SWIMMING! It features our cute kids Lucas and Lulu having some splish splashy fun with some underwater friends! There are FOUR main images PLUS FIVE fabby sentiments for a total of NINE awesome stamps in the set!



You'll see today's set featured in today's blog hop! Below you'll find links to all the Krafty Girls' creations and while you're visiting the blogs, be sure to comment and leave some love because one lucky krafty person is going to WIN a gift card to the shop

Here is my card for today :)


Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Keep Swimming
Colouring: Copics on Make it Colour Blending Card
DPs: Bo Bunny
Other: Enamel Dots

I used the adorable Lulu, a turtle and a sentiment from the set. I coloured my images in Copics, cut them out and put them on foam squares on some Bo Bunny DP which seemed made for those images;)! 

All of our new May clear stamp sets will be released on Saturday afternoon! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party beginning at 2pm EST! Come join us to help celebrate the new release, check out lots of gorgeous krafty creations, have a chance to win some prizes and just have fun with us! Hope to see you there! Happy hoppin'! Hugs,
Delphine xx

mercredi 11 mai 2016

May Krafty Peeks... Day ONE!


Hello everyone! Welcome to Day ONE of our May Krafty Previews at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! The theme is UNDERWATER and we're kicking things off with THREE FIN-tastic new designs from artist Annie Rodrigue! 

First off, we have TWO new stamp sets featuring brand new MERMAIDS! They SHORE are beautiful and tehy are called SERENA SPARKLES and TREENA TWINKLES! And each one features several super cute and funny coordinating sentiments! 




Next up, Annie has designed the perfect background stamp set to go with these new mermaids and many other summer stamps or just to use by itself! This underwater scene is called THE OCEAN!!


You'll see today's set featured in today's blog hop! Below you'll find links to all the Krafty Girls' creations and while you're visiting the blogs, be sure to comment and leave some love because one lucky krafty person is going to WIN a gift card to the shop

Here is my card using SERENA SPARKLES :)


Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps SERENA SPARKLES
Colouring: Watercolour, Zig Clean Colour Real Brush, Prismacolor Pencils and Polychromos on Canson Montval
Other: Sequins

I could not resist simply colouring my mermaid using different media and adding nothing - well except a few sequins ;) The background was coloured in watercolour and Zig wtc markers and used my pencils for some parts of the mermaid. 

All of our new May clear stamp sets will be released on Saturday afternoon! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party beginning at 2pm EST! Come join us to help celebrate the new release, check out lots of gorgeous krafty creations, have a chance to win some prizes and just have fun with us! Hope to see you there! Happy hoppin'! Hugs,
Delphine xx


mardi 10 mai 2016

Let your Tiddly Flow!


Hello everyone! It's Tuesday and the start of a new challenge at Tiddly Inks - Let your Tiddly Flow, which means anything goes! We can't wait to see all your Tiddly Inks images of all kinds!! 
Today I used an "old" image and made a card to that will go into my book shelves ;)


Image: Tiddly Inks School Girl
Colouring: Copics on Make it Colour Blending Card
Chipboard: Make it Crafty Delicate Love Oval Frame
DPs: Bo Bunny
Dies: Nestabilities

I chose to use School Girl and picked my DPs before colouring my image to have coordinating colours. I coloured it in Copics, die cut it with an oval die and used one of my Make it Crafty Delicate Love Oval Frames which I love so much! I coloured it in Copic too. 

Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 11, 71
Hair: E25, 33, 49, 59
Skirt: BG18, 49, 53, 57, 78
Chipboard: BG78

Thank you very much for your visit, have a great day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

mardi 3 mai 2016

Make it Crafty CAS Challenge - Summer!


Hello everyone! Our new CAS Challenge is starting today at Make it Crafty! The theme this month is SUMMER and the prize is the Beach Collection digi stamps!

You can see a sneak peek of my card which shows a part of one of my favourite Make it Crafty stamp - Summer Dreams, available as digi and rubber stamp

To see more and all the DT's cards, please visit the blog HERE! We can't wait to see what you'll come up with! Hugs,
Delphine xx

dimanche 1 mai 2016

Paradise of Stamps Challenge


Hello everyone! I'm back to share my card for the new challenge at Paradise of Stamps, a very easy one - ANYTHING GOES! I have made a CAS card using a little Wryn by Tiddly Inks which I just love :)


Stamps: Tiddly Inks Wryn Grow a Little Love 
Colouring: Zig Clean Color Real Brush and Polychromos on Canson Montval
Die: MFT Homespun Stitch Lines

I "forced" myself to use my Zig markers for Wryn without adding water (but used water for the background) and I used my Polychromos to shade the skin. The sentiment is from my Wryn Grow a Little Love stamp set ;)

Challenges I am entering:
Art By Miran - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - No Patterned Papers

We hope you can join us at Paradise of Stamps! Thank you very much for your visit, have a great Sunday! Hugs,
Delphine xx

samedi 30 avril 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday Challenge!


Hello everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them so you can have a chance to win a $20 Gift Card to the Shop! Our Challenge this week is to "USE 3 PUNCHES/DIES"!  

In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 Gift Card! You can enter as many times per month as you'd like!

Have you joined the Kraftin' Kimmie's Krafty Friends FB group? It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well as sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired by other Krafty Friends' creations!

Frugal Friday Specials are up NOW in the Krafty Store! Hurry, this sale ends Sunday night!

In addition to the great Krafty Challenges and Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a sketch. The sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY of our challenges or WW's during that month, you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card. You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if you need it! Here is April's sketch:


Here is my card for today :)


Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Whimsical Gnomes set
Colouring: Copics on Make it Colour Blending Card
DPs: Bo Bunny
Dies: MFT Tag You're It, MFT Pierced Rectangles, CC Designs Make A Tag (Heart)

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 00, 11, BV20
Hair: BV04, T7, 9
Pink: RV17, 55, 66, 69
Beard: W1, 3
Blue Outfit: B34, 37, 39
Sky: BG000, 01, 02
Bushes: G24, 28, YG01, 03, 17
Grass: G28, YG01, 03, 17, 67

Thank you very much for your visit, have a great day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

vendredi 29 avril 2016

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #32


Hello everyone! Today is the start of a new challenge at Paperbabe Stamps and our theme this time is "BIRTHDAYS"! We would love to see your Paperbabe products but you are welcome to use any brands you like to join us and play! Here is my CAS card for today:


Stamps: Paperbabe Stamps Birthday Wishes Clear Stamp Set
Colouring: Distress Inks on Canson MM
Other: Sequins

I used the Birthday Wishes Clear Stamp Set for my card. I watercoloured the background using Distress Inks and stamped two words from the set in Versafine Ink. I used candles from the set and three stamps for the flames, stamped with coloured inks so I did not colour anything. I put them on foam for a bit of dimension then added some sequins for a nice finishing touch. 

Thank you very much for your visit, have a fab Friday and weekend! Hugs,
Delphine xx