Gnome on Swing

Hey all! Today I have something fun to share with you all! I bought this stamp a while ago and just never had/made the time to get it coloured up. But today I have it painted up and ready to share with you all! I have loved Stamping Bella stamps forever! They are one of my favorites to pick up when I have time to just colour, or paint!

I stamped out Gnome on a Swing in a no lines colour, pulled out my Daniel Smith Paints and got to work!

Stamping Bella - Gnome on a swing - Jessie Banks

I think he turned so stinking cute! Now I need to go purchase more of these gnomes and paint them all!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


 

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – Scrappy Challenge

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Hidee ho, good stampers!!!
Welcome back to another month of Skrappy Fun
at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!!!

We challenge YOU to make Anything BUT a Card!!!
For this challenge you can make anything you wanna….except a card! So that means bookmarks, gifts, scrapbook pages, journal art, planner pages, tags, boxes…pretty much anything that includes a krafty stamp!! You have all month long to play AND you can enter as many times as you like!

Just make sure to include a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp and make sure it’s a NEW creation! As soon as we have at least five people playing, we’ll be giving away a PRIZE!!! yep! One lucky krafter will WIN a $20 gift voucher to the krafty shop!

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I love making cards, I am a cardmaker at heart. So I did a tag for today’s anything but a card challenge. I used Polar Pals!

I also have something fun to share with you all. The benefit of working on an amazing team, and having such great people around you can learn lots. I do this regularly but I don’t normally post about it. Some of you may have looked at this tag and recognized it. That’s because I lifted the talented Melanie’s colouring, which you can see here.

I actually do this quite often when I see something I love, but I don’t normally post it anywhere. I thought this one would be fun for you all to see. So what I did was look at Melanie’s card once, then I sat down with my paints and attempted to recreate it. I learned some fun things about fur, and all that jazz. Some of which will be used regularly in my paintings in the future. That is what is so awesome about a design team, we love to create samples as ideas, and things for you to lift to help you learn, and grow in this hobby.

You have TWO full months to play along until Monday January 28th at midnight EST!
Also be sure to share your creations on the Krafty Friends facebook page because we LOVE to see your stuff!

Check out some incredible inspiration from the Krafty Design Team below, then join us for all the fun!!
Happy Kraftin’!

 

Here are a couple of creations from the design team!

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Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – Preview Day 2

Kraftin Kimmie stamps - Polar Pals - Jessie Banks

Welcome, welcome to Day TWO of our 
November Krafty Peeks
at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!

So you’ve heard we are launching NEW Kraftin’ Kimmie STENCILS plus THREE fabby NEW Krafty Kolours INKS!
Today let’s kick off the THREE new stamp sets!!

Today we are showing you a wonderful winter set from artist Emilie Goulet and it’s called…..
POLAR PALS!!

Kraftin Kimmie - Polar pals

This snowy set features two main images of a raccoon having a ball and a sweet polar bear giving his penguin pals a lift!! Aren’t they cute? Plus there are four sweet sentiments!

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As some of you know, the first annual Kraftin’ Kimmie Retreat was this past weekend, and those of you that were there saw this little RACCOON come to life! I was so happy with him, unfortunately the lighting on the photo was slightly off, and I left him to live with Kim so this is what we get. It is fairly close though.

You will see these new images in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs in combination with the NEW Granite Grey and Bubbly Blue inks AND the NEW Sweater Weather and Sparkling Snowflakes STENCILS!

You’ll see the list of Krafty design team members and Krafty Guests below so hop around and be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop!!

 

 

 

Colour Focus – Nickel Azo Yellow

Hey everyone! Today’s colour focus is going to focus on one of my favorite yellows, Nickel Azo Yellow, PY150. I love this colour for it’s bright glowing washes, and it’s rich mass tones. This pigment is a staple in making the new versions of my beloved Quinacridon Gold as well!

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I love the variations of colours you can achieve with mixing this, I had a hard time getting all the colours to appear correctly for this one, those purple tones of to the right, are actually more brown with purple undertones, as you will see in the video, but the rest of the colours are true.

I hope you enjoyed the video, of course I have a small product list for you all.
I use compensated affiliate links where possible, at no added cost to you!


 

Colour Focus – Ultramarine Blue

Hey all! We are back again with another colour focus today! Today the colour is Daniel Smith Ultramarine Blue! Thank you so much for watching and giving me your feedback on the first focus I will be taking those all into consideration and see what I can work in for more focusses in the future.

Colour Focus - Ultramarine Blue

Of course, the video going through all of this!

I hope you all are enjoying these, if you have anything additional or any specific colours you would like to see in an upcoming colour focus let me know in the comments below!


 

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – Buddy Bears

Hey everyone! I have a fun card today using some fun Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps products!

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Buddy Bears 1 - Jessie Banks

Stamp – Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – Buddy Bears
Ink – Krafty Kolours – Marvelous Mocha


 

Colour Focus – Quinacridone Coral

Hey all! I am starting a fun new series on my youtube channel where I am going to focus on one watercolour a week, and see some of the mixes it can create as well as all the other info on that colour! I thought I would share it here on my blog as well any maybe, it will help you choose what colours you want to play with in your art work and cardmaking adventures!

We are kicking things off with one of my most used and favorite colours I own, Quinacridone Coral (PR209).

Colour focus quin coral

Of course I have a video going through this colour and how awesome it is!