Tuesday, 16 February 2021

MFT February 2021 Release

Hi Friends!
I have been a fan of MFT since I was a baby card maker...all their images are completely adorable, so fun to colour up and the quality of all their products are second to none.  When I had the opportunity to be a guest designer for this month's release I said yes instantly! It was like Christmas Day when my package arrived from them and I got to see all the goodies first hand.  
I had so much fun creating with this release that I made four fun projects to share with you. 

MICE DAY TO CELEBRATE


My first project features the "Mice Day To Celebrate" stamp set. I coloured up the images with Copic markers and created a cute scene card using a variety of images from this amazing set. 

FEEL BETTER


Next I decided to create a clean and simple "get well" card using the Stacey Yacula stamp set, "Feel Better". I have been such a fan of Stacey Yacula's art for ages and this was my first time colouring up some of her images and it certainly wont be my last time.

SWEET CELEBRATION


For my third card, I instantly saw this simple scene card in my head when I looked at the "Sweet Celebration" stamp set. I  quickly coloured up up this lovely image using my Copic markers.  For the background, I  created the clouds using Copics as well and feel like it perfectly finished off the scene.

BALLOON BESTIES & HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY


For my final project, I wanted to do a slime line card that showcased the "Balloon Besties" stamp set. I coloured up my favourite images from the set using Copics and then created an ink blended background using Distress Oxide inks. I was going to use one of the accompany sentiments from the set but decided to use the beautiful "Happiest Birthday" sentiment stamp and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.

I so hope you enjoyed my card projects showcasing the February 2021 release from MFT!   I also would like to give a big thank you to MFT for having me guest design this month...one thing off my bucket list.

Until Next Time - Stephen 







 

Saturday, 9 January 2021

Annie's Garden Release by Stamp Anniething

Hi Friends!

The big day has finally arrived...Im SOOO excited to be able to showcase the first ever Annie's Garden release by Stamp Anniething.
If I am being honest, it has been a long time since I have coloured up florals but what a joy it was to step outside of my comfort zone and grow as a colourist. I adore all the beautiful images but must admit I am a little biased as my Dad (Ronald Kropf) is the artist behind all these images. 
I coloured up all the stamped images using Copic markers (not that you would expect anything else from me 😉) and had fun playing with stencils, inks, splattering and texture paste to add all those extra details.
I hope you enjoy my creations featuring this amazing release!

Lady Bug & Clover

Monarch & Daisies 

Hummingbird and Morning Glory 

Bumble Bees and Roses

Until next time...
Stephen 

Please check out the Annie's Garden release here 







 

Friday, 8 January 2021

Stamp Anniething January 2021 release

Hi Friends!!
Popping in to share another awesome release from Stamp Anniething! If I can be honest...I really "vike" everything about this one 😉
The January 2020 release features amazing stamps, dies, and stencil that are all must haves in my humble opinion.
Enjoy...




Until next time...
Stephen 

Check out this amazing release as well as other great Stamp Anniethig products HERE

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Yay! Finally!

Hi Friends!
I am back with another card creation...I must say I have been on a real creative swing these past few days and it feels amazing. I have been busy working on design team project but also sneaking in some time to colour up other images that I love. Back in May, my wonderful friend Sandy Boone over at Three Room Studio Stamps sent me the most amazing care Package. In it was the "Yay!" stamp set...I must say I have never seen a stamp set like it before (if you haven't checked out her stamps, you are truly missing out)...just looking at it sparked joy. I went back to work shortly after receiving her care package and sadly it sat on my desk for far too long waiting for me to colour it up. 


I coloured her up using Copic markers, I even attempted a pattern on her shirt using my markers to create a heart pattern. The card layout was kept simple to keep the emphasis on my coloured image. I did some simple ink blending and splattering behind the tag in order to ground the tag and image more against the stark white background. To finish off my card, I stamped the sentiment "Finally" and heat embossed it using white embossing powder and added some iridescent sequins for that little bit of sparkle.

Until nest time...
Stephen

Products used:

 

Saturday, 2 January 2021

Rainbow Splatter

 Hello Friends!

I know it's has been a while...I'm so sorry. Blogging was put on the back burner once I was able to return to work back in May of 2020. My business was shut down as part of the Canada wide shut down to help stop the spread of COVID-19... it was a long 2 months of not working but when I was finally able to return, I spent the next 7 months catching up. That being said, I am so happy to be back and posting again!

Yesterday I so wanted to be creative but didn't feel like I had it in me to do so. I ended up pulling out some images I had previously coloured up and decided to turn them into cards. I can't tell you how much fun I had experimenting and creating backgrounds, it was exactly what I needed to do and totally got my creative juices flowing. Here is one of my favourite backgrounds that came from all this experimenting. Its simple, quick and easy...I call it rainbow splatter


I coloured this image over a year and a half ago. Its a retired image from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I'm super proud of the colouring but at the time, didn't have a clue what I wanted to do with it.



Products Used:
Distress Oxide Inks

Until next time...
Stephen

Monday, 18 May 2020

Grilled To See You

Hi Friends!
I just wanted to share my card I created live in the Stamp Anniething Stampers Facebook group using the super cute "Grilled To See You" digital image 


You can currently grab this image for free ($4 at a later date) as it was part of the  "Threes a charm" event.

I coloured this image up using copic markers and added some details with coloured pencils. 

I kept my card layout very simple and used some Stamp Anniething hybrids inks and the Geo Triangle stencil 

I hope you like my card creation for today!

Until Next Time - Stephen


Monday, 4 May 2020

Sunshiny Days


Hi Friends!
I have another fun card to share with you today featuring all Stamp Anniething goodies


Here in Canada where I live, we are finally starting to get some beautiful weather again. As much as I love the change of seasons, I am always happy to say goodbye to Winter. I decided to create a cute card using an image from the Its A Little Strange grab and go box which is being discontinued and currently on sale...so if you don't have this awesome box, be sure to grab it while you can. If anything catches your eye, I will list all the items I used below 

I hope you like my card creation for today! 

Until next time - Stephen


Stamp
 image from  Its a Little Strange Grab and Go! Box which is currently on sale

Dies
Land Of Oz scene builder

Stencils