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mardi 29 décembre 2015

Simple Copic Background Tutorial


Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing a little tutorial on an easy, simple background I made for Copic Marker Europe. I love images with white space around them, but I also like how different you can make your image look by filling that space and adding a coloured background. Even with no background stamps near at hand, you can create simple ones. Today we are simply going to place our character in a room and imagine a wall behind her and carpeting on the floor.

The stamp I'm using for this tutorial is an "old" Gorjuss Girl stamp called Bear Hugs by Sugar Nellie.

Step 1

Stamp your character and with ruler and a Copic Multiliner (mine is black 0.05), draw two lines representing a skirting board.

Step 2

Choose a Copic for your background - mine is YR61 - and colour doing small circular movements. The aim is not to have a totally smooth wall, but rather mimic variations in the paint. 

Step 3

For the carpeting, select 3 or 4 markers in the same shade. I'm going to use E40, 41, 42, 43. First colour the whole floor surface with your lightest marker (E40), then make little dots in the foreground with your darkest colour (E43).

Step 4

Take your next colour, one shade lighter (E42), go over the E43 dots you have just done and widen the dotted area going towards the background. 

Step 5

Do the same with your E41, going over the E42 area and widening that dotted area even more.

Step 6

Take your lightest colour E40 and keep doing dots until you reach the skirting board.

Step 7

Colour the board (E44 here) and your character (details of colours below).

Step 8

With Copic Opaque White or a white pen, add little dots on the wall. (I have also added my sentiment, by Paper Smooches.)

Then trim your image as desired and put on a card :)

Skin: E000, 00, 11, 71
Hair: 100, BV04, C5, 7, 9
Blue: B34, 37, 39
White on Dress and Socks: W0, 1, 3
Bear: E30, 31, 33, 35, R20
Background: YR61
Floor: E40, 41, 42, 43
Board: E44


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

lundi 28 décembre 2015

Make it Crafty Jena


Hello everyone! I'm sharing a Make it Crafty spring card today - yes, now Christmas is behind us, let's say spring is almost here!


For my card today, I used the adorable Jena from the Spring Blue Birds Jena rubber stamp set (she is also available as a digi if you prefer digis). I stamped her on Canson Montval watercolour paper in Versafine Ink and coloured her with my all brand new Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens - so fun to play with new pens ;)! I also used my watercolour pans to add a bit of grass at the bottom of my image. Then I stamped a CC Designs sentiment in Versamark and embossed it in white.


Colouring
Zig and watercolour on Canson Montval

Make it Crafty Products
Spring Blue Birds Jena Rubber Stamp
(also available as Jena Blue Bird Digi Stamp)

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

HUGE SALE at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps... and a year in review!


Hello everyone! Yes, you've read it right! There is a HUGE year end BOXING WEEK SALE at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps with ALL the stamp sets on sale 10-60% OFF while supplies last and only until December 31st - so now is the time to go shopping!!

Today the Krafty Girls are looking back at the past year and we are featuring our favourite cards and stamps. It's been difficult to pick only two but I managed it in the end!! Here are my favourites:


This set is called #ALLSTAR by Emilie Goulet - I love these characters!! And they are perfect on their own or to be combined - I could not resist making a little Copic scene with them :)


This one is BEAUTY, a stamp I fell in love with at first sight!!! I loved colouring it using new pens (Zig) - always very excited to try something new ;)!!

You can take a look at my Krafty teamies' gorgeous makes with their stamps HERE! Thank you very much for your visit, have fun shopping! Hugs,
Delphine xx 

mercredi 23 décembre 2015

Copic Snowy Cottage


Hello everyone! I'm back to share a Copic Christmas scene (of course!!), but one with DPs today - I do love using DPs from time to time too and you can still make scenes with them ;)!


I used the adorable Lucy With Scarf and Roberto's Rascals Winter Cottage both by CC Designs. I coloured them with my Copics, cut them out and picked DPs by Bo Bunny. I put my images on foam squares for a bit of dimension, then added a few Snowy Days Enamel Dots by CC Designs. The sentiment is by Paperbabe Stamps, from the Sparkle Bright Sentiment set.


Skin: E000, 00, 11, 71
Hair: BV04, C7, 9
Purple: V09, 15, 17
Aqua: BG02, 05, 07, 09
Beige: E40, 41, 42

Sky: BG000
Cottage: E50, 51, 53, 74, 77, 79, R81, 83, 85
Trees: C0, 1, 3, G28, YG03, 17
Snow: BG000, C0, 1, 3


Thank you very much for your visit and have a lovely day everyone! Hugs,
Delphine xx

mardi 22 décembre 2015

Tiddly Inks Challenge #173


Hello everyone! Today is the start of a new challenge at Tiddly Inks and for our last challenge of the year our theme is "Merry Berry"! So think reds, burgundys, Christmas ;)... I have made a card with a super fun image called Minnie's Christmas Lights :)


Image: Tiddly Inks Minnie's Christmas Lights
Stamps: Paperbabe Stamps Sparkle Bright Sentiment Set
Colouring: Copics on Make it Colour Blending Card
Other: Distress Inks and Blending Tool

Skin: E000, 00, 11, 71
Hair: BV04, C5, 7, 9
Dress: YG95, 97, 99
Glasses: BG000
Background: R24 + Distress Inks
Lights: B37, 39, R37, 39, Y26, 35, 38
Ground: C5

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

samedi 19 décembre 2015

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 theme today is "FOOD"!
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!

There will be no Frugal Friday this week because Boss lady Kimmie has something fabulous up her sleeve for December 26th... Stay tuned!

In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & 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 little card for today:)


Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps One Cup at a Time clear stamp set
Colouring: Zig markers on Canson Montval and Copics on Make it Colour Blending Card
Other: CC Designs #1 Square Dies

Copics used:
Cup: BG000, 01, E41, 42, 43
Plate and macarons: BG000, 01, E51, 53, 55, G20, 21, 24, R81, 83, 85, 89

You have until January 1st at 11.55pm EST to join us! Thank you very much for your visit, have a great day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

vendredi 18 décembre 2015

Tiddly Inks Fab Friday!


Hello everyone! It's Fabulous Friday at Tiddly Inks, so I'm back with one of my favourite Christmas stamps - Holly Jolly Christmas! 


Stamps: Tiddly Inks Holly Jolly Christmas stamp (available as digi HERE), Bo Bunny Snowflakes
Colouring: Tombows and Zig on Canson Montval
Other: Versamark, Embossing Powder

It's a stamp I really like and I have used many times, but thought this time I would watercolour it with my markers :)

My teamies have created fabulous creations which you can see HERE! Thank you very much for your visit! Hugs,
Delphine xx

jeudi 17 décembre 2015

Paperbabe Stamps December Release Day 2


Hello everyone! It is Day 2 of the December Release sneak peeks at Paperbabe Stamps and today the DT are showcasing the Mixed Media Herringbone Stencil and the Winter Fairy Wing Template.


Stamps: Paperbabe Stamps Mini Profile Face stamp set
Templates: Paperbabe Stamps Mini Head Neck & Torso, Long& Fringe Hair and Winter Fairy Wing Templates
Stencil: Paperbabe Stamps Herringbone Stencil
Colouring: Acrylic Paint, Zig and Tombow Watercolour Markers, Neocolor II on Arches wtc HP paper
Other: Versafine, Versamark, Embossing Powder, Pitt gold pen, Posca White pen

I had great fun creating that piece and used a bit of everything on it as you can see from my long list above! 

All the new items will be available in the shop on Saturday 19th December!

Thank you very much for your visit, please stop by the Paperbabe Stamps Blog to see what my teamies have created! Hugs,
Delphine xx

mercredi 16 décembre 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie 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! 

Also, the December release is in the KRAFTY STORE now!! There are lots of gorgeous stamps to choose from and I'm using one of them today! 

We want everyone to be able to play along so your submission can use ANY stamp and can be any theme but it must be a NEW creation! You can enter until January 5th at midnight! 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 & 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 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, a bit mixed media :)


Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie The Beast, Kaiserkraft, BoBunny, Joy Crafts, Stamperia
Colouring: Copics and acrylic paint on Canson Montval watercolour paper

I created the background using Fresco paints and stamped different things using white, brown, red and black ink. I fussy cut my Beast, coloured in Copics and put it on foam squares.

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

Paperbabe Stamps December Release Day 1


Hello everyone! Yesterday, Kim shared Sneak Peeks of the gorgeous December Release at Paperbabe Stamps, today the DT are showcasing the Profile Stamp Set as a Mini Version with both direction of faces and the mixed media templates to go with them - soooo fun!!! I love them!! Here is what I did :)


Stamps: Paperbabe Stamps Mini Profile Face Stamp set
Colouring: Zig Clean Color Real Brush mostly on Canson Montval

I started by drawing around my hair template in pencil, then stamped the face and drew around my template for the neck with a back pen. Almost all the colouring was done using Zig pens. Then I stamped a few stars from the Mini Profile Face Stamp Set, a few swirls from a Stamperia stamp in white ink and added a bit of white with a Posca pen here and there.

Don't forget to stop by the blog HERE to see what my teamies have done! Thank you very much for your visit, have a great day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

lundi 14 décembre 2015

MiC CAS Challenge - Cut Out Colour Pop!


Hello everyone! I'm back to share my inspiration card for our CAS Challenge at Make it Crafty - "Cut Out Colour Pop"! The idea is to pop some colour behind a large cut out area and leaving the front of your card base white. Here is what I have done...

Emily copyr mic wtmkk

I have used the adorable Emily Sitting Politely image, cropped it in Words and printed it on Make it Colour Blending Card. I coloured her in Copics then cut her out. For the card base, I used a piece of white cardstock and a Circle Nestabilities Die. My "Colour Pop" was done using a pink heart DP by Doodlebug to match the colours of Emily. I then stamped a Heidi Swapp sentiment on the card base and simply adhered Emily to it. Here are the colours I used:

Skin: E000, 00, 11, 71, R20 
Hair: 100, BV04, C5, 7, 9 
Red: C5, 7, R35, 37, 39, 89 
Pink: R81, 83, 85 (BV20 for shading) 
Gold: Y01, 21, 26

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Emily GP MIC wtmk

We hope you'll join us for this fun CAS Challenge - HERE ;)! Thank you very much for your visit, have a great day! Hugs, Delphine xx

dimanche 13 décembre 2015

Krafty Hop Day!

Hello everyone! It's HERE! It's our last release of 2015! We're so excited because it's finally our DECEMBER RELEASE DAY at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS! We're releasing all the new CLEAR stamp sets we've been previewing all week and we're celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP! So grab yourself a cuppa joe, sit back and be prepared for some krafty eye candy! We're going to inspire your creations with these fun, new CLEAR stamp sets! 

All week long we have have shared lots of LOVE-ly creations featuring all the new stamp sets from each of our artists for the CLEAR December Release! And they will ALL be released this afternoon after the party! We have two amazing sets from artist Becky Pearce called LOVE CHEMISTRY and LOVE STORY SENTIMENTS! We shared a sweet set for those little stars in your life by artist Cheryl Grant called YOU LIFT ME UP! Then there's a far out set from artist Emilie Goulet called YOU'RE NIFTY! And lastly came that beautiful couple from artist Annie Rodrigue that we've been waiting so long for... it's BEAUTY and THE BEAST! 

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our December Krafty Hop! Be sure to join us this afternoon at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY! The festivities begin at 2pm EST with lots of fun, inspiration and prizes! Then ALL the new CLEAR stamp sets will be released about 3pm EST at the Kraftin' Kimmie shop! And don't forget... if you NEED it all, there is a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new December stamps at a discount! But only for a limited time! Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!

I have used the adorable Lucas from the You Lift Me Up set and did some watercolouring again:)


Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps You Lift Me Up
Colouring: Zig Clean Color Real Brush on Canson Montval
Other: Star Chipboard, Versamark, Embossing Powder, gold pen

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


samedi 12 décembre 2015

December Krafty Peeks Day Five... and a Challenge!


Hello! We are back with Day FIVE of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps DECEMBER KRAFTY PREVIEWS! It's our last day of peeks before the release... TOMORROW!

We have been asked SO many times for this theme and we are finally able to share the TWO new gorgeous sets from artist Annie Rodrigue! It's BEAUTY and THE BEAST! Each set includes the amazing main image in fabulous detail! The set featuring BELLE includes one sentiment plus a fabulous rose archway image! THE BEAST set includes FIVE perfectly coordinating sentiments! They are fabulous!!

It's also time for a new challenge, hosted by Martha and her 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 weekly challenges for December! We hope you can play along for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to use on anything you want in the shop!

I have treated myself to Zig Clean Color Real Brush and decided not to wait for Christmas ;) and try colouring an image with them. So here is the result of my first attempt with these pens which I love, using the gorgeous stamp from the Beauty set :)


Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Beauty
Colouring: Zig Clean Color Real Brush on Canson Montval 

Don't forget to leave comments on all the posts and be sure to join us for all the fun and prizes TOMORROW beginning at 2pm EST! Hope you can come hang out with us at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!



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


vendredi 11 décembre 2015

Little tutorial for the 12 Days of Krafty Handmade Giving!


Hello everyone! Welcome to Day 11 of The 12 Days of Krafty Handmade Giving! As you may know, each day from December 1st-12th the DT are sharing lots of handmade goodies on the KKS blog featuring Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! We know that you're always looking for fun things to create besides cards but especially at this time of year! So we've got lots of amazing and creative things to share from tags, to notepads, to holiday decor!

I decided to make a few place cards for the dinner table for guests, nice on a table and which can be kept as little souvenirs. Here is what I used for mine:

Black Cardstock
Scoring Board
Gold paint marker
Letter Stickers
Some of your favourite Kraftin' Kimmie stamps
Colouring Medium

Step 1

Select some of your favourite stamps, bearing in mind that you want to use mostly the heads of the characters, which will need to fill some of the space on the side of the card. You can also choose stamps to match the personality of your guests :)
The 3 stamps I have chosen are Snow Days, Oh, Snap! and Lana.

Step 2

In your black cardstock, cut three 3.5 x 3.5" squares to make your three place cards. Please note, I first measured the heads of my characters and thought about where it would be nice to cut them/ chop off their heads before deciding on the size of my cards. 

Step 3

Score your squares at 1.75" to create the base of the place cards.

Step 4

Colour your images - I used Copics for mine - cut the bottom of the images with your paper trimmer and fussy cut the rest of the images. 

Step 5

With a gold paint pen, create a frame you like to add interest to your place cards. 

Step 6

Stick your image to one side of the card and add names using stickers as I have done - or in your own handwriting if you feel confident enough - not my case ;)

Copics used for "Anne":
Skin: E000, 00, 11, 71, R20
Hair: BV04, C7, 9
Clothes: C5, R35, 37, 39, 81, 83, 85, W1, 3
Glasses: BG000, C7, 9, Y26

Here is the second place card I have created:

Skin: E000, 00, 11, 71, R20
Hair: E25, 31, 59
Clothes: V09, 15, 17
Camera: BG000, C7, 9, R35

And the third one - my favourite :P - for the KKS boss lady ;)...

Skin: E000, 00, 11, 71, R20
Hair: E51, 53, 55
Clothes: C5, R35, 37, 39, W1, 3

And the three of them together!

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