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Hi everyone! Today I am sharing with you a fun little tutorial :) I have taken Fairy Abigail by CC Designs and coloured her up with my copics, and then have done a nice soft watercolour background around her using paints. This technique is really difficult to do with copics as you generally get quite a hard line.

2014.04.14_CC Designs Fairy Abigail b

I have created a little video tutorial for you to watch aswell! If you are interested in more tutorials... CC Designs also sponsors the Technique classes here on the website,including the first Skin and Hair Class! Would love to see you there to colour up some of your CC Designs stamps ^_^

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I have used Copics to colour her up and Sennelier L'Aquarelle's to do the background. Here are the colours that I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20

Hair: E50, E53, E43, E44

Dress/Wings: G00, BG13(w), BG49 (w), BG78 (w), Y11, Y15(w), Y17, E15, E18 

Background: Sennelier L'Aquarelle (I have the 14 pack - these allow you to add more colour with less layers of ink which is what you need for copic card)
899 Forest Green, 805 Phtalo Green Light, 917 Dioxazine Purple, 501 Lemon Yellow

Don't forget to check back this weekend as we are having a fun competition to win some new release Kraftin Kimmie stamps!!! Hint: Start making a project now with your favourite kraftin kimmie stamp ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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GIVEAWAY and a Little Darlings Showcase!

Hi everyone! Thanks for joining me today in showcasing the new products from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps! In case you weren't aware, Little Darlings is one of our sponsors on the website... so from time to time we get to bring you some fun new events and giveaways so you get to have some fun!  Ready to learn more...

LDRS Designer Dies Are Here!

   We are thrilled to announce that our brand new line of LDRS Designer Dies are ready to ship!  We're so excited about this new line that we want to give one lucky winner the chance to win the ENTIRE COLLECTION of the LDRS cutting dies!  

All you need to do to for a chance to win is:

 Become a follower of our new Little Darlings Rubber Stamps Facebook page HERE.

Become a follower of the Kit and Clowder facebook group HERE

Become a member (free!) of the Kit and Clowder website HERE and comment on this post telling me you want to win!

(The winner will be chosen on April 5th and announced here and our Facebook group on April 5th!)


 If you have not seen them yet, here is our first collection of Designer Dies. This collection is styled with a Vintage Victorian flare.  The dies have soft curves and detailed cuts presenting a beautiful lacy appearance.

Darlings Square Die Set

Our Darling Square Die Set includes 6 individual designer dies. This die set has been carefully designed to offer you a completely coordinated set of dies to use to embellish your craft projects. The largest is a detailed frame that measures approx. a 6" x 6" square finished cut. It is versatile and elegant in its square shape and has delicate rounded corners and intricate cut detail. You can stack and layer with the smaller frame and coordinating accessory dies, which include a beautiful floral flourish die and layering individual flowers.

Fluttered Tulip Bodice

Our Fluttered Tulip Bodice die is an elegant, whimsical spin on the old fashioned seamstress dress form. We have added lacy butterfly wings and a delicate cut flourish to the center. It is the perfect combination of both age and beauty. It measures approximately 3.96 x 3.23 inches. You will find that it will add a touch of elegance to your crafting projects.

Lovely View

Our Lovely View die is an elegant, feminine spin on the old fashioned view finder that we played with as children. We have added a lace-like appeal to the outer edge, with beautiful and intricate detailed cuts in the interior. The center offers a delicate embossing detail to further enhance the elegant Victorian look of this Lovely View die. Measures 3.5 inches in diameter. It is the perfect combination of both age and beauty. You will find that it will add a touch of elegance to your crafting projects. 

 All of our dies are manufactured in cooperation with Spellbinders and offer the very same versatility and standard of excellence.

  And now, here are some inspiration projects using these LDRS Designer Dies

from the Little Darlings Design Team.  All of the rubber stamp images using on these projects are available at the Little Darlings store or your favorite LDRS retailer.

Alyce Keegan - using Lovely View Die and Party Hardy Rubber Stamp

By Jenny Hodges using Lovely View and Yuki Rubber Stamp

By Astrid Boer using Lovely View

by Tammy Louise Cunliffe using "Lovely View" and flowers from "Darlings 6x6 Square Die set"

by Angie Hunt using "Lovely View" and "Darlings 6x6 Square Die set"

by Tammy Louise Cunliffe using 'Fluttered Tulip Bodice' die


Thanks so much for taking a peek today and hope you are inspired to go and check out the new product range!
p.s. Have you joined the Kit and Clowder Skin and Hair Class yet? A little reminder that you get 10% off your shop at Little Darlings Rubber Stamps if you have joined up to the class! What are you waiting for...? :)  
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Colouring Transparent Objects and Wings

Hi everyone! Welcome to the first blog post for the website :) I'm going to be posting little tips and tricks here to help you out.. also product reviews and anything that is important for you to know! If you are popping onto the site and just want to see what is new.. you will be able to see the latest post on the homepagehere:

Today I'm going to be taking you through a little step by step on colouring transparent objects - namely wings. This is to coincide with the March Wings Challenge this month! I hope to see your transparent wings in the gallery :D

I have coloured up Kraftin Kimmie's Tinkerbell... she is also on sale in the Kraftin Kimmie shop right now for you to colour along! Plus did you see that the live colour along with Kraftin Kimmie is coming March 29? We will be colouring in Hannah Hearts so make sure to purchase her now to receive your discount to colour along too!! :D Check out this post here for some more information and to have the chance to win the Hannah Hearts Rubber Stamp!

See how her wings are transparent and we can see her skin and dress underneath the blue wings? Let's watch a video tutorial on how to achieve that!

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This technique can be applied to anything transparent like balloons..sheer dresses...whatever you come across! I can't wait to see you playing with this technique. If you have any questions please let me know in the comments below! Thanks for stopping by x

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