May Krafty Skrappy Challenge

Hey yall!!  Tangii here, welcome back for another month of Krafty Scrappin!!!  

For this challenge you can create ANYthing your little heart desires as long as it's NOT a card!!!  Calendars, bookmarks, pocket pages, traditional scrap pages, holiday gifties, planner pages... you get the picture!  Come play along with us each month and let's get some of those photo's out of boxes and on to something creative and fun!!  You will have a whole month to play along and you can play as many times as you like!   Here are a few things to remember...

1.  Create ANY scrap page, Project Life Layout or pocket page cards, altered item, etc.  JUST NOT A CARD!
2.  MUST be a NEW creation (created on or after this post date)
3.  MUST use Kraftin Kimmie stamps to be entered in to the drawing.
4.  You have a month to play, enter AS MANY TIMES as you'd like!
5.  PRIZES?!?  Of course there are prizes!!  Once we've reached 5 entries, we draw a random winner (winner will be drawn at the close of the challenge)!!

6.  You have until Monday, June 20th @ 11:59 pm Eastern to get your entries in.
7.  Be sure to also share your creations on our Krafty Friends FB page so we can all drool and OOHHHH and AHHHHH!  

Here are a few ideas from the Krafty Girls from the Krafty Files!

Now some of the Krafty Girls have created some amazing eye-candy to give you some more inspiration.  Hop around, wave to the girls then go get your SCRAP on!!  Don't forget to link up your creation back here!
Now we want to see what YOU create!

Krafty Tips & Tuts - Making Stationery

Hi Everyone!!!  Krafty Girl Alexis here with a really quick tutorial to share with you today.

I love how in today's electronic age with text messages and emails sending snail mail is gaining huge popularity again so today I wanted to share with you how to easily dress up your letters!!! I myself just got a new pen pal in the US and wanted to create some really neat personalized stationery to send to her.

In this tutorial I created two completely different looks. I used a variety of different products. I used Kraftin Kimmie Stamps including The Ocean Background stamp, Treena Twinkles, Buds and Blooms, and Butterfly Dreams! For inks I used Momento Black and several colors of distress ink by Tim Holtz. The paper I used is G. Lalo Verge de France White A5 paper.

For the first letter, I used black in with some of the Kraftin Kimmie Stamps images on the paper. With this you can either continue one of two ways. The first, you can leave as is for the receiver to color in. We all love to color and how cool would that be to color the bottom of your letter!!! The other option is to colour it in yourself. Either way I believe would be beautiful!!!

On this letter I used Black Momento ink, and the stamps I used were The Ocean Background stamp and Treena Twinkles!!!

For my second letter I used Buds and Blooms and Butterfly Dreams. Since the flowers contained solid images I used those with several pink shades of distress ink. I stamped these in the corners varying the color and sizes.

In the picture above I have stamped three flowers in each of two corners. I used Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose, and Spun Sugar.

Next I added some leaves using peeled paint Distress Ink. I used both the solid and the lined images to create different looking leaves around the different flowers. 

Next I used Shaded Lilac Distress Ink to create the little dots around the flowers. I love that this added a bit more color to the paper! :)

Lastly I added some butterflies from Butterfly Dreams to finish off the paper!

Hope you enjoyed today's tute!!!

Underwater background tutorial with Copic markers!

Hi everyone!

Here's an extra blogpost for you, it's an underwater background tutorial.
The original was for the Colourstock blog, written in Dutch, but I translated it for the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps fans!

First I stamped this gorgeous mermaid from the brand new set "Mermaid Friends" by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. Mostly you see the water is a little bit darker at the bottom of the sea, so I started to flick a little around her tail with BG45. I always start to flick by the tail towards the edge of the paper.   
It's useful if your image is not already colored, otherwise you'll pull out the color of her tail out the image .

Go over the previous surfaces with your BG34 and flick a little wider. I added some BG34 at the height of her belly too. It's important to use the flicking technique because we don't want a smooth effect.

Blend the area's with BG23 and add a new part at the height of her head.

Repeat the previous steps with BG45 and BG23 to darken up the area's.

Blend everything together with BG11. If you don't get a nice blend, check if you still have enough ink in your marker. That will make things much easier!

After we did the background we can add a lightsource. Just take a pencil and draw an arrow to give you an idea where the light is comming from.
Use your blender to draw some stipes from the corner to the edges of the paper in fan shape.

The left part of the image has to become a bit lighter than the right part because the light is coming that way, so I added some BG10 between the blender stripes. At the right side I've added some BG11 instead.

It would be fun if you could see the sun shining through the water, so you can add some YR20 in fan shape to the upper left corner of the coloring. Now it looks like a sunny day underwater.

After the background was finished I've colored the gorgeous mermaid and I used the colors that were in the Doodlebug paperpad "Under the sea".

Here are all the Copic colours I've used:
skin: E13, E11, E00, E000
lips: R29, R24
hair: E37, E35, YR23, Y21
star: YR07, YR04, Y38, Y35
top: RV19, RV55, RV52
tail: RV19, RV55, RV52, B00, B02
dolphin: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91
background: BG45, BG34, BG23, BG11, BG10, blender, YR20

As finishing touch I've added some white dots with a white Molotow marker and clear Wink of Stella on her tail so it looks like the tail sparkles.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! It would be great if you can let us see your work with the tutorial featuring Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps in the Kraftin' Kimmie Krafty Friends Facebookgroup!

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