samedi 20 juin 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - # 536 challenge - Use a stencil

Good morning and welcome to another fabulous
and fun Saturday Challenge at

are you ready for another fun and krafty challenge to inspire you
and help get your creative juices flowing? 
We've got some fabulous ideas for you and can't wait to see what you create!

This week our hostess is Krafty Girl Melany
and her challenge for us is:

For my card, I used mainly the Krafty Scenery #3 stencil  
to create the sun, the sea, the palm trees.
I used only Kraftin' Kimmie Inks: Yummy Yellow, Pumpkin Patch, Summer Sunshine, Marvelous Mocha, Sandy Shores, Mossy Meadow, Enchanted Emerald, Charming Chartreuse, Mermaid Melodie, Bubbly Blue.
I colored my little turtle with Polychromos, all on bristol velum paper.

J'ai entièrement créé l'arrière plan de ma carte avec le 
Vous reconaîtrez le soleil, les vagues, le palmier.
Le tout réalisé avec les encres Kraftin' Kimmie : dans les couleurs suivantes;
Yummy Yellow, Pumpkin Patch, Summer Sunshine, Marvelous Mocha, Sandy Shores, Mossy Meadow, Enchanted Emerald, Charming Chartreuse, Mermaid Melodie, Bubbly Blue.
Ma petite tortue, est coloriée avec les Polychromos, sur bristol velin.

My little turtle is from the set

We can,t wait to see your creations!!!
Happy Kraftin' !!

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Paper: Hello Sunshine, Lawn fawn
ribbon: stampin up.

dimanche 14 juin 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - June 2020 Release DAY 4 - BLOG HOP

Today we are celebrating all the wonderful new summertime things in
our June Release that are now available at
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!

We excited to share everything with you in a fabulous blog hop!

The set I have used:


A scene through a porthole for this card! 
to give the impression of wood, I used the woodgrain stencil with both Sandy Shores and Marvelous Mocha inks. My scene was stamped /drawn (sea floor)  on bristol Velum, and colored with Polychromos. the ocean background is made with the new Krafty Scenery #3 stencil. 
I added lots of Krafty dots to make believe of screws in the wood, little hinges and clasps to complete the look of the porthole. 
I cut all the words from my sentiment, and spread them on the porthole.

Une scène à travers un hublot pour cette dernière carte du lancement.
l'impression bois est créée avec le stencil WOODGRAIN  et les encres Sandy shores et Marvelous Mocha. J,ai étampé et dessiné ( le fond marin) sur Bristol Velin, colorié avec des Polychromos. L'océan en arrière plan est fait avec le stencil Krafty Scenery 3. J,ai ajouté plusieurs Krafty Dots pour imiter les vis dans le hublot, des petites charnières et fermoirs pour compléter le tout.
J,ai coupé les mots du sentiments, les ai étalés sur l'arrondi du hublot.
My card: 

All these new items are available individually however if you HAVE to have it all, we've got our JUNE GIMME KIMMIES KIT which contains everything AND at a discount! But remember this is for a limited time and only while supplies last!
Now head on out on today's celebration blog hop and check out all the new products in action as the Krafty Team shares their incredible creations! Then jump on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps SHOP and grab some goodies for yourself!
Happy kraftin'!

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samedi 13 juin 2020

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps June 2020 Release - DAY 3 - TURTLY AWESOME

It's our final day of June Krafty Peeks
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Every thing you've seen us share this week will be released this afternoon!
after our online LIVE  party AT 3 pm EST

we are closing the festivities with a brand new adroable stamp set from artist
Becky Pearce called

I fell in love with the little turtle and her water melon! I drew a water melon slice in the BG, the seeds are made with the Rainy day Stencil, the upper BG, is made with the Beautiful Burlap stencil and the Pretty in Pink and Pink Pizzazz inks. To add details, I cut the sentiment in three pieces, added some krafty dots. et Voilà!

Dès que je l'ai vue, je suis tombée en amour avec cette petite tortue, mangeant son melon d'eau! elle marie si bien un de mes combos couleur favori: le vert et le rose. Imprimée sur bristol velin, coloriée aux Polychromos. Les grains de melons sont fait avec le stencil Rainy day l'arrière plan du haut avec le stencil Beautiful Burlap. J,ai coupé mon sentiment en trois pièces, décoré avec des Krafty dots, et voilà!

You'll get to see all sorts of sweet creations featuring TURTLEY AWESOME! as you hop around the Krafty Team blogs today! PLUS you'll see some of the other goodies in our new stencils, new ink and new Krafty Dots!
Everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends facebook group
this afternoon at 2pm EST!
For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team!!

from all the peek days this week
for a chance to win Krafty $$$ in the shop!
See you back here tomorrow for our

Krafty Release Celebration HOP!

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vendredi 12 juin 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - June Release - DAY 2 - UNDERWATER FUN

Well? Did you SEE all the AMAZING new goodies we previewed yesterday?
Are you ready for more fun at the seashore?? Or seaside?? Or IN THE SEA??
That's good because we are BACK with
Day TWO of our June Krafty Peeks at
Today we're sharing a sweet new stamp set by artist

Cheryl Grant!

It's called....
Underwater fun
Cheryl Grant

for this card, I used Lulu in her submarine, I colored my image with polychromos, on Bristol Velum paper. I dawn an underwater scene and created the background waves with the Krafty Scenery #3, using Lovely Lagoon ink.  repeated the pattern on the tag, on which the sentiment is stamped with Ruby Red Ink.  The little dots, imitating the water bubble are made with Perfect Pearl.
My papers are from Doddlebug Design Inc, I love travel.

Pour cette carte, j'ai colorié Lulu dans son sous-marin, sur bristol velin, avec les Polychromos. J'ai dessiné un scène sous marine, et créé l'arrière plan avec le stencil Krafty Scenery #3 et l'encre Lovely Lagoon. Le motif est répété sur l'étiquette avec le scentiment étampé en Ruby Red. Les petits poins imitant les bulles d'eau sont fait avec du Perfect Pearl.
Mes papiers sont de Doodlebug Design Inc, I love travel.

Check out UNDERWATER FUN in action as you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs today! You'll also see the new stencils, new ink and new dots along the way!! Be sure to leave some love at each stop because I'm going to give away some krafty $$ to a lucky commenter!
You'll see MORE of our brand new goodies tomorrow and everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends facebook group on
Saturday, June 13th at 2pm EST!
For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team!! See you again tomorrow!

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jeudi 11 juin 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - June 2020 Release - DAY ONE - What's the Scoop

The weather is getting warmer and sunnier!
so How about a new SUMMERTIME Release ?
The JUNE Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps begins NOW!
Welcome to DAY ONE  of our JUne Krafty Peeks!
We're kicking off the krafty fun with an ADORABLE  set from

Le temps s'adoucit, il fait soleil!
alors pourquoi pas un dévoilement ESTIVAL?
Bienvenue au jour un du dévoilement des nouveautés de JUIN 
 Ca commence maintenant avec un jeu adorable de
l'artiste Neda Sadreddin

I colored the cute girl from the set with Polychromos crayons on bristol velum. 
the Krafty Scenery stencil #3 came in very handy to create the wavy look with the different shades of ink : Mermaid Melody and Lovely Lagoon.
My papers are from Just Chill pad, My Mind's eye. I used diecuts from La La Land.

J'ai colorié la jolie demoiselle sur son flotteur avec les Plychromos sur bristol velin. 
l'arrière plan de vagues est fait avec le nouveau stencilKrafty Scenery #3 et l'encre Lovely Lagoon et Mermaid melody.
Mes papiers sont de My Mind's Eye, Just Chill. et les découpes de La La Land.

As you hop around the Kraty Team's blog today, you will see the What's the Scoop? stamp set in action in combination with all of our other awesome new June Kraftin' Kimmie products!
You will spot the newest addtion to the Krafty Kolors Hybrid Ink, a beautiful warm brown called
TWO brand new stencils:
Krafty Scenery 3
Nautical Netting
and of course the new coordinating Krafty Dots

For now hop around  and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team!
Be sure to leave some love on each stop on the hop because Kim is going to be giving some Krafty $$ in the shop!

Come back tomorrow for more SUMMERTIME KRAFTY GOODNESS!

Paper: My Mind's eye, Just Chill
Die cuts: La La land

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lundi 8 juin 2020

Krafty Tips and Tuts

Hello Krafty Friends! Krafty Girl Danielle C here today to share with you a tutorial on how I colored a magical out of space sky.
the stamps sets I used for this card were:
and the Star Burst Stencil which will soon be back in stock.

You will need the following inks:
Stormy Sky
Magical Midnight
Sparkling Sapphire
Bubbly Blue
I mostly use brushes to get the subtle pastel look.
I used gloss heavy gel to which I added lots of glitters with the stencil.

My first step was to stamp all my images, make masks for each of them.  I usually color my images first, and do my background after, but you can choose to do otherwise.
Since I fussycut my masks, I make sure that they are positioned slightly behind the line of the image, this prevents leaving a white space between the image and the background, especially when the image is already colored.

Then, I start with my darkest color, Stormy Sky, applying ink in thin coats with the brush, in vertical strokes, as I don't want any texture in my sky so close to the planet and characters. I will repeat until I get the desired intensity.

My second color will be Magical Midnight, which is a slightly lighter shade of blue. I will overlap my first color to blend nicely, extend further up, ending very lightly, cause my next color will not be such a deep blue. I will repeat until I get the shade I want, 

Next color will be Sparkling Sapphire. I suggest to brush thoroughly on an extra paper to remove the dark pigments of previous colors, if you do not have extra brushes. For this color, I will make my strokes round to create a vaporous effect in the sky, as I am going further upin the background. Again, I repeat until I get the desired intensity, overlaping on the previous blue to blend nicely.

Finally, I will apply my last color the very pale Bubbly blue, overlapping the Sparkling sapphire. I have a brush dedicated for this blue, as it is so light I do not want it altered. If you don't have an extra brush, again, make sure you clean the previous color, or use a sponge, as I showed in the picture.

I made the starry sky, a few stars at a time, repositioning the stencil where I wanted big stars, medium size ones, or tiny ones, making sure that they were dried before I made another batch.
When I finished my stars, I applied another layer of ink, to emphasize the blue sky.

and voilà the end result. You can use this technique creating different intensities.  I love creating a vignetting around my images, by using my darkest blues and brushed the corners and the upper part of the image.  It gives a sense of bringing everything together. Of course, I applied Stickles all over the image!

thank you for letting me share this coloring tip with you. I hope you have enjoyed the process! and that it will give you pley of ideas to create fun backgrounds!
Happy Coloring!
Stay safe and Kraft a lot!

lundi 1 juin 2020

Simply Magnolia - June Challenge - Flowers and lace

New month, New challenge at Simply Magnolia!
Anything goes with Flowers and Lace in option.
I choose Tilda loves Flowers, from Sweet Crazy Love (2011) collection, she is stamped on xpress blending card, colored with copics. the vignetting is done with Distress inks, Tumbled glass, and victoria Velvet shades, I added stickles to the edges.
My sentiment is from Simple à souhait, bonne fête divers.

Nouveau mois, nouveau défi chez Simply Magnolia!
N'importe quoi, dentelle et fleur en option.
J'ai choisi tilda loves flowers de la collection Sweet Crazy Love (2011) , elle est imprimée sur xpress blending card, coloriée avec des copics, le vignetage tout autour de l'imag est fait avec les encres distress, Tumbled glass et victoria Velvet. J,ai ajouté des sticles tout autour.
Mes papers sont de Carta Bella, Farmhouse market et mon sentiment est de la plance Bonne fête divers de Simple à souhait.

Thank you for stopping by!
merci de votre visite.

Sweet Crazy Love 2011, Tilda loves flowers

Paper: carta bella, Farmhouse market