If you have come here from Elaine's blog, you have landed in the right spot! Today marks the release of the new January images from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps! I have 4 new fairy images which I really enjoyed drawing. Also, there are 4 new fun and funky images from Annie Rodrigue, and 4 adorable images from Jean Grant as well as two new sets of coordinating sentiments. You’ll get to check out all the images throughout this fabulous blog hop!
If you want to start from the beginning of the hop, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog. All the Krafty Girls plus two of her Krafty illustrating artists (me and Annie, to be exact!) are participating in this hop, as well as a few guests too. And we've posted links to the next person on the hop to make it easy for ya. You'll get to feast your eyes on sixteen samples from the new release if you do the entire hop! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop - that will give you sixteen chances to WIN some blog candy! Kimmie is giving away packages of stamps from this new release to three lucky commentors who have left comments along the way!
And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie store, because ALL the new images are NOW available! PLUS, Kimmie has a special on right now that lasts through to Monday.
If you want to get hopping right away, I'm sending you over to- Nikki's blog, as she's your next stop on the hop. Go see what she made with one of the new release images!
Here are the colours I used on Bird Fairy . Card details listed underneath the close-up photo below:
N0,1, 2, 3, 5
R22,81, 83, 85
G21, 24, 28, 29
E00, 02, 04,11,15, 30
Edited to add card details:
For the background that looks all dotty, I used the brush tip of whatever colour I used, and made different sized dots. To make larger dots, I pressed harder. To make smaller dots, I just didn't press as hard. I tried to mix the size of the dots randomly so as not to form a specific pattern. However, I did loosely follow the outline of the image and drew it out into the background. You can really see that just above her feet and around the bird. I made a dot pattern that mimicked those shapes.
I used light colours in close to her body (like N1, 2, 3, B93) and then really light colours as I got further away from her bod (YR000, 00, N0). Underneath her, I wanted darker shadows, so I used N5.
It really is not difficult, it only takes patience to cover the whole area one dot at a time. I am guessing it took fifteen minutes to do all those dots, but I really didn't watch the clock so I'm not sure. I kind of get lost when I'm colouring, and time just stops. I love it so much that I don't pay attention to how long it takes. I just enjoy making something beautiful.
The pink swirls are from a Cuttlebug die I have. It is a whole plate with several die cuts on it, including a large tag, a medallion and two borders. It is one of the borders that I trimmed in half and placed on both sides, but I tucked some of it behind the image so thats why you don't recognize it. Plus I thought it was overkill with the swirls, so I actually ripped some of them off! lol. I was hoping no one would notice the tear marks, but I guess I hid them in behind the panel well enough!
As to my use of the Frameability, please don't credit me for that! I saw it on Yvonne's blog first and took a look at her tutorial, then made my own tweaks for this project. Talk about jaw dropping moments, if you haven't seen her blog, please do! Right now she is influencing every card I make! I go to her blog, find a card, put it up on my screen and mimic a lot of what she does (or at least try to!). I put my own spin on it, but really I try to emulate her a lot. Here is a link to her beautiful blog: http://yvonne-anabelle.blogspot.com/
Thanks for coming by today! I hope you win some blog candy! Bless you!