Friday, July 8, 2016

Make Your Own Magic...a Kraftin' Kimmie Preview!

Welcome to Day THREE of the July Kraftin' Kimmie Previews...today we are sharing a set by artist Cheryl Grant called MAKE YOUR OWN MAGIC featuring Lucas, Lexi and their little puppy! There are three main images plus FIVE coordinating sentiments!



You'll see today's set featured by the Krafty Girl Design Team and guests in today's blog hop...the full set of links is listed at the end of this post. While you're visiting the blogs, be sure to comment because one lucky krafty person is going to WIN a gift card to the shop!

I chose to feature Lucas and the puppy on my card today. This piece was an exercise in experimentation with new mediums! A few months ago, I purchased a full set of 120 Faber Castell Polychromos coloured pencils but had not actually played with them yet. I stamped the images on hot-pressed water colour paper in Memento Desert Sand and coloured the entire image in pencils...not a single Copic marker was used anywhere on this project! (*gasp!!!)  I used a little odourless mineral spirits and a paint brush to blend...this technique allows you to add multiple layers as long as you don't burnish by pressing too hard with your pencils.  I then added a background with yet another new medium just purchased this past weekend...Derwent Inktense blocks. I only purchased a set of 12, but the nature of these blocks allows you to mix any combination similar to watercolours. The package actually includes little wells to use as a mixing palette. Even though you can mix and apply the medium similar to watercolour paint, this medium is completely unique...it is ink. That means that once a layer is dry, it will not budge. You can keep applying additional layers without disturbing underlying washes. I used a combination of greens, blues and yellows to create the washes for the background. I have a lot to learn with these mediums, so figured I might as well dive in and start learning!! 


Here's the full set: 



All of our new July clear stamp sets will be released on Saturday night at the KKS Online Shop! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party beginning at 6:00 pm EST to help celebrate the new release, check out lots of krafty kreations, have a chance to win some prizes and just have fun with the Krafty team! We hope to see you there!

Thanks for visiting...here's the list for today's hop: 

Blessings, 

Melanie

14 comments:

Janelle said...

How much fun you can have with that stamp set! Cute card! :)

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow! Love your cutie and funny card!!! So sweet!!!

JoAnne Wills said...

Oh my!!!! Love this card...I definitely need to get this set.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow, love the simplicity of this card. The background is simply awesome and perfectly creates a glow behind the young wizard:)

Jackie said...

Great card!

riliska said...

Your project's just beautiful.

Leslie Walker said...

What awesome colouring! Amazing job!

jkreucher said...

Oh My Goodness!! this is fantastic. I LOVE the background you have created using the pencils and a brush to blend them..
Colored pencils are what I use all the time.. never thought of blending them with a paint brush.. These little characters look like they could walk right off the card..
Love the no line coloring..
thanks for the inspiration to try something new!
Hugs
Judy K

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous coloring and background! awesome colors!

Sheri Loatwall said...

Wow!!! Looks fabulous!

Emma Rose said...

Your colouring is amazing. Wonderful card :)

Rijacki Ledum said...

Your use of these mediums is inspiring and stunning! Gorgeous. So painterly.

Regan said...

So beautifully colored!!! Love it!
{hugs}
Regan

Jammie said...

ERMERGERSH!!!!!! if these get any cuter i''m going to pass out at my computer! sooooo cute!