Friday, February 1

Craft Stamper Blog Hop – Looking Back

           
Hello and welcome to this stop on the Craft Stamper Hop!

You should hopefully have hopped over here from the talented Kate BentleyIf your just visiting then be sure to pop over to the Craft Stamper Blog to join in, as there are lots of prizes to be won!


Hi, well I'm Kim and I have been part of the Craft Stamper Magazine Design team since 2009, WOW I still pinch myself about that... Here's the post about my first published piece! I love being published in their fabulous magazine, and 2012 saw quite a few of my projects on the front cover Thank You! I hope I inspire readers to create whatever their imagination conjures up.

I can't quite narrow my style to anything specific I've always described it as a fusion of everything I love, like my next project will demonstrate.


I went for an arty piece for the blog hop, I'm so pleased with how it came out... totally fusion,  let me explain


I started by printing this stunning image by the talented Krista from Saturated Canary.This is what I love about digital stamps you can print to any size.


 Of course I used my copics, lots of airbrushing for the background, and even through the castle stencil, I used a few Lavinia stamps for the grasses and foliage. 


The water texture was created by stamping woodgrain and heat embossing in clear. Then I airbrushed over, notice the castle reflection? I simply turned the stencil over. Using a clear copic I brushed lightly over some of the embossed areas to create ripples.


So one thing I really had to get a hang of for a feature in Craft Stamper was using embossing paste and stencils, I love the effect and very impressed with how well it works on glass, really stays on there (think I can see a few more projects on the horizon)


This is the image with the glass from the frame laid on top.


I also followed my technique of embossing paste on acetate adding a generous sprinkling of stickles dry glitter. 


So here's the finished project...



thought I would share my sample sheet, had so many ideas too, a glimpse to see the process unfold.


I hope you enjoyed my post! Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful Jo Firth-Young.

Also before you go the hop letter to collect from me is: U

If you get stuck on the hop at any time, pop back to Craft Stamper for the full list of participants.

Also We have a Facebook event here!

Thanks for stopping by have a Wonderfully Creative Day
BiG HuGs Kim x 




118 comments:

lucretia said...

Oooh. That is beautiful Kim. I am a fan of yours already. Yummy. I would love to have that.

Lisa said...

Beautiful! Such gorgeous colouring, and jewel colours!

Boxofcolours said...

Wowee this is fantastic - love it.
Hugs
Jane

R.Maria Sabina ( Lollyrot) said...

oh wow! this is MAGICAL!!!!!!!!!

Stempelientje Stempy said...

Although digi stamps isnt anythong I do,this looks great! I love the way you reflected the castle in the water. Superb!
Greetings,Stempelientje

Miria said...

Amazing colouring, Kim. thank you for sharing, Miria from Italy

Minxy said...

Gosh it seems like forever since I stopped by Kim, I hope your keeping well chickie x
You have a real talent for anything you put your mind too and your colouring on this particular piece is second to non, That hair is amazing and really pops, so striking x
Thanks for sharing your talent x

Carol Christie said...

AMAZING, this is so beautiful, I love all the details - like the castles reflection.Superb x

nannapat said...

Absolutely amazing how you have managed to get the reflection in the water. What a stuinning piece of art. Pat x

cbuswell said...

WOW! Your colouring is amazing!!

NGCARDS said...

Wow this is absolutely gorgeous, so vibrant! xxx

Irit Shalom said...

You make Copics to be magic! I wish I could color just tenth of your skills!

scrappyjacky said...

Absolutely stunning.

Tabbatha Sandoval said...

I am too stunned to say anything. WoW..just WOW!

Korry said...

I love this piece!

Joanne said...

I don't know what to say as I'm just blown away by this.

Redanne said...

Oh my goodness! Your colouring is absolutely stunning, I could look at this gorgeous image all day. I have not heard of air brushing in this way but you certainly are a master of the technique. Love the whole picture. Thank you for sharing it.

Karen said...

WOW Kim...I bow to your colouring skills!!! x

Debs said...

How Beautiful is this!! he is stunning.. and I love the colours you have used.. so rich! Perect

Birgit said...

Amazing!

Lynne Vowles said...

Graet ideas, thanks for sharing. x

Kitty Frampton said...

OMG this is just AMAZING!!!! xx

Jennie Hart said...

Wow, that is amazing, you are very talented :)

Mole said...

Like the way you've combined lots of different techniques here. Thnaks for sharing!

Elaine Hughes said...

Just astonishing Kim. Really beautiful. So lovely to see you in blogland again!

Valerie said...

Amazing colouring and love the tip for creating ripples! Fab project:)
Val x

Rianne said...

Beautiful ! Seems like so much work. The result is awesome !

inkypinkycraft said...

The colouring you have used here is amazing! Trace x

Alida said...

thanks for sharing

JansArtyJunk said...

Absolutely gorgeous...soooo impressed with your colouring!! :)

Alison said...

Lovely artwork Kim!
Alison x

Trish said...

WOW - that is stunning! I can't get over the detail of your colouring, the highlights and textures you create. A masterpiece!

Lesley G said...

This is lovely :)

Tine said...

Simply fabulous colouring, Kim. Wish my hair were that glossy! Gorgeous!

Paula Whittaker said...

Stunning work as always Kim x

Paula said...

This is stunning - like a fairytale!

Paula. x

Sue C said...

Wow Kim your shading is stunning ! I love how you've added the detail in front of the image, just gorgeous ! Sue C x

Helen Anderson said...

Kim this is amazing! It really is beautiful, tfs :) x

karenm said...

Amazing colouring skills and a wonderful range of techniques.

roc said...

You did a great job!

Sarah said...

wow - clever stuff! I have a copic airbrush but I am almost scared to use it as the air cannisters use up so quickly and they are pricey

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Kim, this is a truly fabulous project, I love copics and enjoyed reading the step that resulted to this very beautiful project. Thank you for sharing, I truly enjoyed my visit, became a follower! cheers from Montreal.

Astrid Maclean said...

Great fusion of digital and "real" stamping and beautiful colouring for sure!

Kelly Neis said...

You left me speechless! I love what you did, so gorgeous and you are a very talented lady!
Hugs Kelly

ElizabethR said...

Love the colouring and the paste. Elizabeth x

Artyjen said...

Amazing depth to your art! Fabby ;)
xoxo Sioux

Alexandra said...

Beautiful scene building techniques, beautifully coloured too, I love how you created the water and castle reflection in it, it's so real looking, you are clever.

Maggie said...

WOW Kim your colouring skills are amazing the whole project just pops out great idea to use paste onto the glass for dimension and the bling is just right lol!

Crafting Queen said...

Wow, stunning piece.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Great project, Kim,

Lucy x

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! Amazing. Stunning project.

Ginger said...

Lovely project Kim. Carol x

Linda said...

This is simply stunning. Your colouring is amazing, and love how you've done the water effect, very clever! xx

Coby van willigenburg said...

nice what you did, so different as the other works, great!

groetjes Coby

Carol Q said...

very cleverly coloured and beautifully stamped Kim

butterfly said...

So cool... Love the reflection of the castle in the water - and as a huge texture paste fan, I'm now dying to try it on glass! LOVE those mushrooms in the sample sheet too...
Alison x

Sara Naumann said...

Beautiful techniques, I love the detail on this piece.

Paper Profusion said...

Wonderful work Kim - your colouring is fabulous. Nicola x

ionabunny said...

Amazing colours great details

cathylynn said...

I near speechless! This is totally beautiful! I'm new to your blog and had to become a follower! Love your style!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn
Also this blog hop is full of inspiration! Lots of talent!!

Stamping in Pink said...

I too love Krista's art and I LOVE, LOVE this! When I grow up, being 40 something, I want to be able to colour like you do! Absolutely stunning - very Alice in Wonderland/Cinderella - love it! thank you for sharing and for inspiring me to keep practising my colouring hugs Karen x

LoraineC said...

Wow! Amazing work :)

Lynn Hardy said...

Your colouring is simply amazing Kim! What a lovely project ... now where did I put my Copics?!

coco said...

This is absolutely fantastic, woww... Building a wonderful scene like that from scratch is like a dream for me !!! Congrats, I love your arworks and you have so many great ideas ! Thanks for sharing, and I will try to remember your technique on Acetate too, really interesting and nice result ! Coco x

Maisie Moonshine said...

You are so talented! This is stunning. Your technique for the water effect is amazing - you do feel as though you could jump right in - thank you for sharing.

aisling said...

Magical card, with stunning details!

Cazzy said...

Wow that is so beautiful and the reflection of the castle was a stroke of genius! I would love to try air brushing!

Jane said...

O wow your colouring is just awesome ;0)

Sandra said...

Wowsers Kim... this piece is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs
Sandra xx

gardenpinks said...

Avidly follow your projects in CS and love this one - so many techniques, a fusion as you say. Thanks so much for sharing your insights and tips.
Lynn x

okienurse said...

Simply amazing! Anything I could say wouldn't do it justice!

Patti J said...

Beautiful! Your coloring is absolutely incredible - love that hair! Thanks for sharing :)

Elly said...

Your colouring looks stunning. I wish i could do this but it would turn out like a school - kid painting.(:o)

Sue said...

WOW, this is simply amazing, I love how you've created the ripples, and your colouring is an art form xx

Frea said...

OMG Kim, you are a colouring artist! I am baffled, wow! I am picking my jaw off from the floor where it just dropped LOL!! Stunning! Hugs Frea

TwinkleToes2day said...

Fantastic!! You are one brilliant colourist! :0) Mo

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Oh wow!! This just stopped me in my tracks!! Such a vibrantly beautiful and creative art piece - just incredible, you must be so proud of it and rightly so :)

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Your work is impressive! Wow. I think you enjoy it! :)

KristaInMN at gmail dot com
www.KristasPaperCafe.com

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! The coloring on this is just amazing!

kaylou said...

Kim... wow wow wow....just awesome, I love your colouring style and the water is a-mazing, thank you for sharing.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Michelle Webb said...

Holy cow Kim, this is awesome colouring. You have such an eye for detail, I love that. You are wonderfully talented. Michelle x

isisimaginings.com said...

Beautiful! Love the colours & the textures.

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

WOW you have brought Krista's image to life here - love it. Thank you for the inspiration

Elaine said...

This is stunning - love your colouring and ingenuity to create this piece!

Lin said...

Now this is what I call stunning! Such a gorgeous creation.

Lin xx

Linby said...

wow awesome colouring and I love the combo of green and purple.
Linbyx

Sylvia x said...

Wow stunning and your colouring has left me speechless..oh to have your talent!!

Sylvia xx

Ellen said...

I love how you combined all the different techniques to make this piece. Absolutely stunning, magical!
Ellen

Siobhan Brignull said...

wow some great ideas, woodgrain for water effect, sheer genius and the reflected castle just such attention to detail

Kim H said...

wow amazing creation. love how you used the woodgrain for the water, adds wonderful ripple textures and dimension to the piece. beautiful coloring. also love how you did the glitter flourishes on the outside on the frame. thanks for sharing the inspiration.

LaJanette said...

This is stunning! I love her purple hair and all that shine. I LOVE IT! great choice of colors too:0)

Hopping along;
Janette

jill said...

Thanks for sharing. I like the woodgrain stamp to make the water ripple!

Annette Goodey said...

This is really fantastic. You are one talented lady.

Maz Wood said...

Gorgeous colouring, I love the embossing paste on the acetate too. TFS

Barbara said...

Wow, that is some stunning colouring. The whole creation is amazing, there is so much to look at and study! Thanks for the inspiration to make me practice a bit more with my markers x

Helen said...

Very vibrant colours, love it! Helen

Scrapmate said...

Amazing colours on this.

Izzwizz said...

Oh my goodness, this piece is wonderful. I LOVE your colouring techniques. All that airbrushing is so effective, the wood grain effect to get the water to shimmer is just inspired. Beautiful work, thank y

Izzwizz said...

Sorry, hit post before I was finished! As I was saying, thank you for the inspiration. Hope to see more of your work. Maddy x P.S fab idea to use embossing paste on the glass in the frame. Why didn't I think of that?? :-)

GA said...

So cute! Love your technique and tutorial!

Wanda H said...

Beautiful!!

nicoleqmullen said...

Wow, this is knock your socks off stunning, amazing colouring and the details on this are just amazing too!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Stunning and beautful ,gorgeous colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Craftychris said...

ooh this is so gorgeous! So many fab techniques too - Love it! xx

Handmade by Elaine said...

this is beautiful and i love how you have highlighted the digi stamps really makes her pop...thanks for sharing
Elx

Ellie Knol said...

I DID enjoy your post! So different - so beautiful!

Ali said...

This is just incredible! You have created a work of art here! Your colouring on the digi image is just stunning - the highlights on her hair... wow! It's glossy and almost 3-dimensional.

And the way you've built the image up and the incredible ideas like using a woodgrain stamp for the ripples in the water - so creative! :)

Thanks so much for sharing.

Ali

Karen Edwards said...

What can i say WOW WOW WOW, that piece of created masterpiece is amazing. TY k x

Francesca said...

Beautiful work, I wouldn't have the patience.

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous!WOW on the multiple techniques. xxD

toni said...

Fantastic colouring and i love the texture paste glitter effect on the acetate x

Kezzy said...

Wow wow amazing. Kezzy xx :-)

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely coloring and texture! Great use of the woodgrain design!
DeniseB

Lura said...

thanks so much kim, you did some amazing techniques, I appreciate you sharing them. xox

Fliss said...

This is so beautiful Kim. Really wish I could colour like this! The shading looks amazing.
Thanks for sharing.
Fliss x

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is truly beautiful! Love that reflection on the water!

Sammi said...

Just saw your post in google reader and I'm sitting here drooling! wow!! It's AMAZING girl!!! LOVE this creation to bits!!!Hope 2013 has started off well for you xxx

Fandhmum said...

Simply amazing!
Rosie x

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