31 July 2018

24 Days of Colouring - July daily challenge from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

For most of the month of July, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps has had a daily colouring challenge for the Facebook group. Any medium but it had to include a Kimmie stamp new, old, current, or retired. I intended to use different mediums as I went through the challenge, but time, other commitments, and convenience compelled me to use a couple more than the rest. I didn't put every image I coloured into a project... yet.

Day 1 -  8 July: I used a combination of Distress marker and Finetec Mica watercolour paints. I put the fairy on a birthday card: Fairy Birthday.

Day 2: I used Prismacolor pencils and made a sympathy card.

Day 3: At work, during lunch, I used Nuvo watercolour pencils. I used the binge-watching girl on a Popcorn Box.

Day 4: At work, my lunchtime colouring was with Daniel Smith watercolours. I put the cute little bug into a Firefly card.

Day 5: Daniel Smith watercolours again. The otter became and Otter-ly Wonderful card.

Day 6: I used Nuvo embellishment mousse with waterbrush and Distress marker accents and created a Fairy Box.

Day 7: I used a mixture of Spectrum Noir and Copic markers. I also did a bit of paper piecing. I made the image part of my Summer Goals.

Day 8 and 9: Distress markers for little mices that I put on a birthday card. I used different watercolour paper for the images.

Day 10: Nuvo watercolour pencils. I haven't put this mouse into a project yet.

Day 11 and 12: Daniel Smith watercolour. I put the girls on a Christmas card.

Day 13: Daniel Smith watercolour again. While colouring the carolers, I fell in love with Quinacridone Gold and couldn't stop thinking of the Lion. I haven't made my Oz project yet.

Day 14: It was a hot day so I used Gelatos to colour some fruit. I used them for the background of a thank you card.

Day 15: I used just one Distress marker. I haven't put this into a card yet.

Day 16, 17, and 18: Daniel Smith watercolours on the other three Oz characters. They're sitting on my desk waiting for their project along with the Lion.

Day 19: Distress Oxide for a single layer card that I made before going to work 'cause I woke up early with an idea in my head.

Day 20: A genie with Nuvo watercolour pencil.s She doesn't have a project yet.

Day 21: Nuvo watercolour pencils again. I haven't put the ballerina in a project yet.

Day 22: Nuvo watercolour pencils in the garden. No project for her yet.

Day 23: Nuvo watercolour pencils yet again. No project yet.

Day 24 - 31 July: Last day of the challenge. I decided to use Copic markers. I increased my stash of Copics earlier in the month at a garage sale hosted by a local scrapbooking store. I did this as a quick colour up before dinner.

Twenty-four days of colouring Kraftin' Kimmies. I enjoyed the challenge to colour something each day. I'm going to challenge myself to do the same next month, but not just with Kimmies. I did also do some other projects during this time, even some other colouring, but it has been harder to keep up with the other projects with so many of one maker.

26 July 2018

Coffee Time - single layer, stencilling, masking

Sometimes the best cup of joe comes from a retro diner. Sometimes that's the coffee you can use as paint stripper. My single layer card features a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp set with Oxide inks on kraft.

Sock Hop - watercolour, die cutting

Sock races!!! A fun activity for a Christmas morning. My card features a House Mouse Designs stamp along with die cuts from several different places and Perfect Pearls on a Stampendeous background stamp.

25 July 2018

Summer Fruit - gelatos, embossing resist, die cut

Yummy summer fruits make a delicious background for a Thank you card. My card features a long retired stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps coloured with Faber-Castel Gelatos and waterbrush with embossing for a resist and paired with an Impression Obsession die cut.

Melting - single layer, watercolour

It's July and we're in the middle of a heat wave. I can't help but think of the lovely cool weather of December. My melting snowman is from Unity Stamp Co. I coloured it with Zig Clean Color real brush markers.

23 July 2018

Bunny Birthday - Through the Craftroom Door, watercolour, die cutting

This week's sponsor for the Through the Craftroom Door blog challenge is Di's Digi Designs!

Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.

This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!

My card features Bunny Cupcake which I coloured using Daniel Smith watercolours accented with gel pen and combined with die cuts from Impression Obsession and Queen & Company.

21 July 2018

Stay Cool - Distress marker, masking

While everyone else is out 'enjoying' the Summer heat, I'm like this bunny, huggin' my fan like it's my best friend in all the world. My card features a House Mouse & Friends stamp coloured with Distress maker, die cuts and glitter from Elizabeth Craft Designs, papers from Photo Play and Echo Park, and a bit of masking.

20 July 2018

Carolers - watercolour, die cutting

One of my favourite things about Christmas is the carols. I still love to sing even if my voice has gotten rusty over the years.

My card features a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps set coloured with Daniel Smith watercolours, die cuts from Impression Obsession, Your Next Stamp, Spellbinders, and Elizabeth Craft Designs, and Christmasy paper from Graphic 45.

Watermelon Cupcake - single layer, CAS, Distress watercolour

A watermelon cupcake and a kitten, such a wonderful summer treat! My single layer card features Newton's Nook and Distress ink watercolour.

19 July 2018

Otter-ly Wonderful - watercolour


Otter-ly fun card for you today. I used a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps set which I coloured with Daniel Smith watercolours and paired it with Kaisercraft patterned papers and Prima Marketing charms.

17 July 2018

Cake Mice - Distress marker

Weee!!  It's a party! Bring on the cake! My card features long retired stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps coloured with Distress marker, die cuts from My Favorite Things and Queen & Company, and fun paper from DCWV.

16 July 2018

Summer Goals - alcohol marker, paper piecing

Summer is a time of lots of frivolous and fun activities. Living like someone left the gate open is a great objective for summer. My card features a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp set paper pieced and coloured with alcohol markers, Copic and Spectrum Noir.

15 July 2018

Fairy Box - Nuvo mousse watercolour

This jubilant fairy is on a small box with roses. The fairy is from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and I coloured her with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse using a waterbrush with a little shadowing of Distress marker. I love the subtle sparkly of the mousse. The box is an Eileen Hull steel rule die by Sizzix coloured with an embossing folder from Taylored Expressions,  Nuvo Embellishment Mouse, and Prima Art Alchemy. The fairy is on a wobbler so she has dimension and bounce.

14 July 2018

Firefly - light up, watercolour

A light-up bug for an expression of summer love, my card features stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Daniel Smith watercolouring, and a Chibitronics light.

13 July 2018

Popcorn and a Movie - watercolour pencil, box

One of my favourite summer activities is binging movies. It's a great way to stay out of the heat from the sun and in a cool shady location. So, I made a popcorn box for holding popcorn with a binge-watching, popcorn-munching girl as the perfect pairing for a movie night. The box features a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps set coloured with Nuvo watercolour pencils, and two Spellbinders die sets. What summer movie do you want to watch first?

10 July 2018

Sympathy - Primsacolor pencil

Sympathy cards are some of the hardest cards to make, not because of their complexity, but the emotion behind them. The card I made for today features two Kraftin' Kimmie stamp sets, Krafty Kolors ink, and Prismacolor pencils on Bristol.

09 July 2018

Peacock Carousel - Through the Craftroom Door, Prismacolour pencil, Nuvo Mousse with 3-D embossing

I love vibrant colours. I also love romanticised Victorian fashion and carousels. Thus my choice for this week's inspiration project for Through the Craftroom Door's challenge blog.

This week's sponsor for the Through the Craftroom Door's blog challenge is Lucy Sunshine! The random draw prize is 3 images.

Heather Valentin is a lady who breathed art her entire life. She was drawing as soon as she could hold a crayon. Guided by her father. She found her truest joy in drawing and painting, in a BA in arts. Heather made her way in the world by creating original drawings and installations for various global companies / corporations for advertisement and display purposes.
Heather true love has always been creating her original copyrighted characters and sharing them with her appreciative public. Her beloved characters are recognizable worldwide her signature eyes, and drawing style mostly featuring mismatched clothing and characters from days gone by. Making people smile with her art is Heather's greatest joy.

My project features the Peacock Carousel which I coloured with Prismacolor pencils on Craft with highlights of Gelly Roll pens.

The Kaisercraft wooden frame is covered with paper that's been embellished with Nuvo Mousse and embossed with a Crafter's Companion 3D folder.

08 July 2018

Fairy Birthday - Distress marker watercolour, Nuvo mousse with 3d embossing

I love purple. I love a variety of colour, too. I decided to pair a Kraftin' Kimmie fairy with an Elizabeth Craft Design calligraphy die and a fantastic 3-D embossing embellished with Nuvo mousse. The fairy was coloured with Finetec mica watercolour and Distress marker.

07 July 2018

School Bus - Distress marker watercolour

Little mousies on their way back to school. What else would they use for a bus than a yellow lab pup ;-)

My back to school card features a House Mouse and Friends stamp coloured with Distress marker and dies from CC Designs and Elizabeth Craft Designs.

06 July 2018

Beachy Keen - watercolour pencil

Sun worshipping is popular this time of year in the northern hemisphere. Running along on the beach with nary a care, beachy keen! My card features a stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps coloured with Nuvo watercolour pencils.

04 July 2018

Red, White, and Blue Christmas - embossing with stencil, Prismacolor pencils

If you're going to make a Christmas card at the beginning of July, you might as well make it red, white, and blue.  ;-)

My tall, thin card features a cute Newton's Nook kitty coloured with Prismacolor pencils and embossed Simon Says stamp stencil.