26 August 2019

Main Squeeze - gel plate, embossing

Citrusy juicy summer drinks were my inspiration for this card featuring Kraftin' Kimmie stamps, inks, and enamel dots.

23 August 2019

Mermaid Scales - marker air brush, stencilling,

Mermaids are magical. My background is made with Distress marker "airbrushing" and BoBunny glitter paste with a Kraftin' Kimmie stencil. I paired this with an iridescent paper cut with a die from Memory Box and a stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie.

Cider Spice - watercolour, marker airbrush

The air is starting to cool down here as we're starting to move into Autumn giving me thoughts of yummy spiced cider. My spicy card features a Newton's Nook stamp set coloured with Nuvo drops and a background of Distress marker applied with a spritzer.

19 August 2019

Meow-o-Clock - TTCRD, coloured pencil on kraft

This week's sponsor for the Through the Craftroom Door challenge is Hetty Clare!

I’m Helen Pearce and I am an illustrator, teacher and digi stamp designer. I work under the name of Hetty Clare.
I discovered Etsy in May 2018 when I was looking for another outlet for my art. I discovered digi stamps and knew that it was the perfect choice for the kind of creative drawing I love to do and Etsy is the perfect platform to reach a worldwide audience.
Being invited to take part in blogs and competitions is a real pleasure as you get to speak to other creative people from around the world and see the amazing craft results of others using your digi stamps.


Prize: 3 free images from the shop

For my inspiration card, I used Wakey Wakey with Prismacolor pencils on kraft coloured MiTientes paper.

14 August 2019

Scaredy Cats - watercolour marker, embossing, glow-in-the-dark

Today is the start of the Kraftin' Kimmie August release sneak peeks. As one of those who purchased the August Krafty Kit, I get to play along with the first of the new sets. Scaredy Cats is a fabulous new set from artist Neda Sadreddin accompanied by one of the new stencils, Bats & Moons, and the new ink, Goblin Green

I coloured one of the images from Scaredy Cats with Zig Clean Colour markers, embossed with the Bat & Moons stencils, and used glow-in the-dark to emboss the sentiment and add a fun detail to the kitty eyes. Turn off the lights for a too cute to spook pair of kitties.

09 August 2019

Nature's Heart - stenciling, flocking, watercolour, embossing

Cool green flocking with glitter stencilling is the background for a long-retired fairy and bird from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps coloured with iridescent paint from Cosmic Shimmer.

Surf Day - watercolour, coloured pencil, stencilling

"Hee-hee-hee, Wipe Out!" cue epic drum solo. Newton is enjoying his summer and life one wave at a time. My surf-tastic birthday card features Newton's Nook stamps and stencil with Distress marker and Cosmic Shimmer colouring, Distress Oxides stencilling, and Tombow pencil colouring inside.

05 August 2019

Yellow Roses - TTCRD, watercolour, sympathy

This week's sponsor for Through the Craftroom Door is Stamplorations!

California-based STAMPlorations™ is owned and managed by husband-and-wife team, David & Shery Russ. We offer clear stamps, stencils, thin metal dies, and coloring pages for stampers, card makers, scrapbookers, mixed media artists, and all other kinds of crafters. All of our products are proudly made in the USA. Our clear stamps are made from the finest photopolymer resin. Through our stamp line, we hope to encourage crafters of all ages and experience levels to "Stamp with all your ART!". New products are added every month.

Prize: $15 gift code


For my card, I used one of the images from Coffee and Roses. I painted it with Daniel Smith watercolour and added a sentiment from Stampendous.

02 August 2019

Sweet Friend - Distress marker

Having a sweet friend over for lunch, you accept that friend as they are. My card today features a House Mouse stamp and dies from Sizzix, MFT, and Simply Defined on a masculine card.

Mother Goose - coloured pencil, embroidery

A friendly welcome to a new arrival, Mother Goose with a burst of sunshine, my card features retired stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Prismacolor pencil colouring, a background of Nuvo shimmer powder and Distress marker with embroidery stitching.

01 August 2019

Bartholomew - Sheepski Designs, coloured pencil, decoupage, mixed media

My inspiration project for this month's Sheepski Designs challenge is a steampunk kitty with cogs on a transformed cigar box. Bartholomew is a new image now available in the Etsy shop that I've coloured with Prismacolour pencils on tracing paper and decoupaged along with a bunch of cogs.

The challenge for August 2018 on the Sheepski Designs blog is Animal Madness! You don't need to use a Sheepski Designs image, but we love to see her images. Come join us in the challenge.

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