01 April 2020

Inspirational Wednesday - Bugs & Kisses

Hello krafty friends!
It's INSPIRATIONAL WEDNESDAY,
the day we provide you with a bit of extra
krafty inspiration to help you get creative
with your krafty stamps!


Krafty Girl Delphine here as your hostess this week.
For today, I picked an adorable stamp set perfect for the season, Bugs & Kisses


And here is my card with it - and with some flowers from the Fancy Florals set


I stamped all my elements in Wicked Black Ink. The group of flowers was created with two stamps from the Fancy Florals set, and the four little bugs and fabulous sentiment are from the Bugs & Kisses stamp set. I coloured everything in Copics and added stickles here and there.
  
If you want to add the Bugs & Kisses stamp set to your 
collection, just go visit the KKS Shop!


and find it for 40% OFF this week! 

Happy Krafting!

29 March 2020

Online Spring Retreat - Do what makes you happy Challenge

Hi everybody!

Having a fun time? Let's continue with a HAPPY Challenge: "Do what makes you happy". Here are my HAPPY bookmarks
Here's what I used

What makes me happy?
READING!
So I decided to make two 2.5x8.5 bookmarks.

What makes me happy?
RAINBOWS!
So I decided to grab some of rainbow colored KRAFTY KOLOUR INKS and color blend them. I used one of my favorite stencil LOTS O'DOTS to do a tone on tone look.


What makes me happy?
My all time favorite KKS stamp set HEARTS & STARS!
So I did one HEARTS and one STARS bookmarks

I rounded the corners and inked the edges for a finished look


For a finishing touch, I handmade pompom for each bookmark


There you go! I hope your going to take part to this challenge. Grab your favorite KKS products and show us on the FB Krafty Friends page what make YOU happy!

Happy Krafting to all!

28 March 2020

Challenge #524 - Party Animals

Good morning and welcome to another Saturday challenge 


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 your hostess is Krafty Girl, Marieke
and her challenge for you is to make a project with the theme "Party Animals"!


For my project i decided to use a few newly released products! First of i used the animals from the Zoodles set, the hats come from the Party Piggies, the sentiment from Party Time Sentiments and i grabbed the o so fun Hip Hippo-Ray set for the cupcakes. All stamped of course with our own Wicked Black hybrid ink 

While making the scene i used the Krafty Scenery Stencil for the clouds and to give the die cuts some extra detail using Mossy Meadow and Morning Marigold. To finish of my card i used the Krafty Basics Dots.

Each and every Saturday we post a brand new challenge for the week and you are welcome to enter as many times as you like.

These must be new creations 
and you are welcome to use any stamp however using Kraftin' Kimmie stamp and products will earn you double entries! 
The monthly prize is a $40 voucher to the Krafty shop!!! Woohoo! 


There are two ways to enter... you can link up your creation on the Kraftin’ Kimmie blog page AND you can upload your photo to the album in our Krafty Friends FB group.


If you need a little extra inspiration or a jumpstart to your mojo, we have a new sketch each month!  Feel free to use it any time!

We've also got lots going on this weekend!! Be sure to join our Virtual Spring Retreat on Saturday and Sunday in the Krafty Friends facebook group!  We've got lots of challenges, live videos, tutorials and FUN! 



ALSO enjoy this weekend's Make Your Own SALE!  Use the coupon code SPRING20 to enjoy 20% OFF whatever YOU want!!


Happy kraftin'!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

25 March 2020

Inspirational Wednesday - Snail Mail!

Hello krafty friends!
It's INSPIRATIONAL WEDNESDAY,
the day we provide you with a bit of extra
krafty inspiration to help you get creative
with your krafty stamps!


Krafty Girl Danielle V. here as your hostess this week.
I was sooo excited to see that SNAIL MAIL! recently
got re-stocked in the KKS Shop.   I love this super sweet 
set that can be used for lots of different reasons. 


Here's the card I made to share with you. 


All those little envelopes are from the LOVE BUGS set.  
They are stamped with the Magical Midnight hybrid ink
I thought they were a perfect compliment to this set.  
Lucas was stamped with Wicked Black and the mailbox was stamped with Granite Grey,
and then both were colored with copics and touched up w/prismacolor pencils.  

 Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00 and R20
Hair - E59, E44, E43
Postal Bag - E19, R39, R37 
Suit - B36, B26, B24 
Hat - 1st layer N2 then added B36 and B26
Hat band - E11, E19
Shoes - T7, T5, N9 (soles),  Sox - N00
Envelopes - E40, Grass - G24, G21

Thanks for letting me share with you today.  
If you want to add this stamp set to your 
collection, just go visit the KKS Shop!


and find it for 40% OFF this week! 

Happy Krafting!

23 March 2020

KRAFTY TIPS AND TUTES - Zoodles card



Hello Krafty Friends!
Krafty Girl Danielle C here today inviting you to follow me in  making a cute card with the brand new ZOODLE stamp set from Neda Sadreddin.



Following is a list of everything I used.


Bristol Velum Paper
Polychromos Pencils : 
Red: 225-142-126-121-189-140
green: 267-266-171-205
Y-ellow/Brown: 175-176-182-108-184
Black,  white
cold greys: 230-232-234-235
warm greys: 270-272-274

Kraftin' Kimmie Hybrid inks:


Coloring Process
From left to right: Step 1: shadow mapping with darkest red ( 225) ; Step 2:  shading and blending with 142 and 126, I also added black in the nose area, mouth and eyes; Step 3: I continue extending my colors towards the center with softer reds (121 and 189). for the mouth area I used a blend of warm greys, starting with the darkest to the lightest getting close to the nose area. Step 4: The eyes are colored with blends of  cold grey, starting with the darkest where the two eyes meet, and getting lighter towards the pupil and the remaining part of the eyes. Same with the two little horns (called ossicones). 


I chose to color the patches in green, to keep a certain harmony  with the parrot.
I fussycut my images.


The colors I used for the parrot.



Background Process
Creating a background is a fun way to get creative! I used the lovely Confetti Stencil  with the Yummy Yellow, Morning Marigold and Crisp Crimson inks. I brushed the colors starting with the red in the middle, it took a few repetition to get the shade I wanted. I let the ink dry, and applied the Morning Marigold, on both sides of the red, ending with a slight stroke to bring the Yummy Yellow softer shade. Then I positioned my stencil at the top only, brushed slightly a coat of red close to the red area and gradually went very light towards the top, to be able to add Morning Marigold darker at first, and very light towards the top of the paper. Then, I inked all borders with Morning Marigold followed by Crisp Crimson.  Of course... I had to add stickles !!!!



I then matted my background on a red cardstock, placed it on the base of my card; I positioned my letters, leaving space for the giraffe in the middle, then placing my parrot on top of the "S".  I thought there was something missing in the right corner, so I colored a blue-green monkey offering the banana to the giraffe.. who looks pretty surprised, all this on the eyes of Mr. Parrot!  Perhaps bananas are not part of her diet!!!
et voilĂ .....


Hope you have enjoyed the process! and that will give you plenty of ideas to create fun cards with ZOODLES and any other fantasy creatures from the
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