Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NEW Kimono Collection

Today,  Crafter's Companion USA released the brand NEW Kimono Collection. The Kimono range consists of a papercrafting CD-ROM, four EZMount™ stamp sets, six 5”x7” embossing folders, and eight decorative metal dies. The new Kimono collection features beautiful illustrations by the talented British artist, Marilyn Robertson, whose distinctive artwork is popular around the world.

I designed my card using the Lotus Flower Stamp Set and the Butterfly Silk Stamp Set.

Aren't these images beautiful?! I colored with Spectrum Noir Markers and Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils. Using the colored pencils to add more depth and shading on top of the marker coloring REALLY takes the image to another level.

To frame the image panel, I die-cut the Die'sire Nouveau Stamping Frame from red cardstock - then cut the long sides off and positioned at the sides. Basically I just cut out the center chunk of the die-cut to and was left with 2 borders. I stamped the sentiment on a circle die-cut from the Die'sire Circles set.

I stamped the umbrella area of the image again, and colored just the top of the umbrella. Then fussy cut it out and adhered with foam tape in the center - glued flat down on each end. I also used Shimmer Spritz Sparkle Spray to paint on some of the areas for shimmer. Sparkle Spray is BY FAR my most favorite way to add shimmer to an image. I just squirt a little on my craft mat or acrylic block, and then use a small paint brush to paint with it. LOVE! I also used a White Gel Pen to add a few hi-lights in areas. It's also very hard to see in the picture, but I put down 2 strips of black velvet ribbon.

Spectrum Noir Markers:
Blacks - GG1, GG2, GG3, GG5
Reds - CR2, CR6, CR8
Yellows - CT2, GB6
Skin - FS2, FS3, FS4, TN3
Background around images - BT1, Blender

Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils:
001, 025, 026, 085, 119

Our USA and UK Design Team members have made a TON of beautiful samples for inspiration. Check out the Gallery to see.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Crafter's Companion Kimono Collection Lotus Flower Stamp Set
Crafter's Companion Kimono Collection Butterfly Silk Stamp Set
Crafter's Companion Die'sire Nouveau Stamping Frame Die Set
Crafter's Companion Die'sire Essentials Circle Die Set
Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Spectrum Noir Markers
Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils
Spectrum Noir Pencil Blending Kit
Shimmer Spritz Sparkle Spray
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Black Velvet Ribbon
Red Pearls
White Gel Pen
Small Paint Brush
Black Designer Paper
Red Dot Embossed Cardstock
Die-cut/Embossing Machine
Dimensional Foam Adhesive

1 comment:

aileen (mum) said...

Wow this is such a wonderful eye catching card. Totally love your colouring choices, actually every aspect is just perfect.