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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My Favorite Things – Gill Friends

Hey all! Today I am sharing the card I made to play along with MFT Stamps Sketch Challenge #411.

MFT Stamps - Gill Friends - Jessie Banks

I really had a ton of fun watercolouring this one. I have been asked lately how long it takes me to do a card like this, well this one took me about 5 hours to complete. I only work on one fish at a time, letting layers dry inbetween, etc. But when they are finished I really do love them!

MFT Stamps - Gill Friends 2 - Jessie Banks

If you go look at the sketch for this week, you will see the sentiment bar across the rectangle, I attempted this but it covered and took to much away from the fish, so I stamped it below the coloured panel.


 

Kraftin Kimmie Challenge #457 Fall Colours

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Welcome to another great Krafty Challenge!
Are you ready for some krafty fun??
We want you all to play along and we love to see your creations so let’s get KRAFTY!

This week is all about….
FALL COLOURS!!

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Puddle Jumpers - Jessie Banks

I pulled out Puddle Pals for this fun little scene. I stamped him out while I was in Ontario and did most of his painting during lay-overs in the airports. When I got home I finished off the background, completing this little guy all in watercolour.

Each Saturday we post a new challenge and you can enter as many times as you like!!! And each submission during the month will enter you into the monthly prize which will be….
a $40 gift voucher to spend in the krafty shop!!!
What do you think? Worth playin’ for? 

We’ve also got a fun sketch for your inspiration for November! You don’t have to use it but if you need a little extra kickstart in your mojo, feel free to use it any time!

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Thanks for stopping by,
Hugz
Jessie

Check out the fabulous FALL creations from the Krafty Team!

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It’s the 15th, and 3 new stamp sets for the NOVEMBER RELEASE are now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store! Our first set, ANGELS REJOICE features some sweet, adorable angels who are sure to bring you happiness and delight. Next, we remind you to bloom where you are planted with the POTTED PLANTS set. Lastly, we have ALL OF US showcasing some cute animals perfect for those cards from a group.
To celebrate we are having a short BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home all 3 sets!! You have until NOVEMBER 18th at 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments on each Designer’s Blog and The Greeting Farm Blog. We will announce the random winner later in the week.
The Greeting Farm - Potted Plants 2 - Jessie Banks
Yup! I pulled out the Potted Plants stamps again, and did the in no lines watercolouring again. I did film this for a youtube vide. Unfortunately, my computer isn’t back from the hospital yet and my sons (the one I am using to write this) is just not strong enough to do this video editing thing in a timely manner. Let’s put it this way, the video has been rendering for over a day and probably has one more day to go lol. But it will be up as soon as I can get it finished. Plus note, pick up this stamp set and you may have it in your hands by the time I can get the video up!
TGF Design Team:
This is a short hop so definitely worth playing along! And if you can’t wait for the hop to be over, you can purchase these stamps along with their coordinating dies HERE.
We will have more cards featuring the new stamps from our Design Team Leaders starting tomorrow so be sure to stop back by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiration.
Happy Hopping!
Jessie

 

The Greeting Farm – Preview Day 3 – All of Us

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He y all welcome back to day 3 of previews for The Greeting Farm November Release, you know what this means? Tomorrow you can get your hands on these babies!

The Greeting Farm - All of Us - Jessie Banks

Today’s set is called All of Us, and it is full of super adorable animal faces. You can use these in planners, making your own pattern paper or the focus of a card itself!

Thanks for stopping by,
Make sure you swing past tomorrow for the new release blog hop!
Hugz,
Jessie

The Greeting Farm – Preview Day 2 – Potted Plants

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Welcome back to day 2 of previews for The Greeting Farm November release! Today’s stamp set is called Potted Plants. It is full of suck sweet tiny little potted plants. I am over the moon in love with it!

The Greeting Farm - Potted Plants - Jessie Banks

I decided to tackle this one no lines, with my watercolours. It turned out absolutely perfect. I am so proud of this card front. But I am going to be perfectly honest, this one took me about 4 hours from start to finish. Love of glazing layers and working in different parts, blending greens into other colours. then adding the grey background, and a shelf to have then sitting on something.

Thank so much for stopping by,
Hugz,
Jessie