Monday, August 15, 2022

New Kris Lauren Big and Bold release at CCC!

 


Hello crafty friends!

There is a brand new Kris Lauren release available today at Colorado Craft Company, with three Big and Bold stamp sets that just may be my most favorite yet! The theme is bees but what I love most are the three adorable bee fairies that absolutely steal the show. Now, if you are loving them as much as I do then be sure to participate in today's blog hop. There is a chance to win one of the new sets at each stop on the hop. All you have to do is leave a comment on each blog or Instagram account to be entered into the drawing, so the more blogs you comment on the more chances you'll have to win. This will run through August 18th at midnight MST time and all the winners will be announced on the 3C blog. Here's a list of all the designers you'll want to check out:

I couldn't stop myself from mixing and matching all three of the new stamp sets together when creating my cards for today. For my first card I did some tricky masking to make it look like this sweet fairy from the Honey Crock set is bursting out of the beehive with three little bee friends happy to greet her. The flowering branch that the beehive is hanging from was borrowed from the Honey Jar stamp set. I gotta say, she looks to be quite the little Queen Bee hanging out up there!


My second card features the other Honey Crock fairy who got her own kind of transformation. The stamp originally has very short hair, I believe so it can be used as a boy or a girl, but I really wanted to see her with some cute puffed ponytails. By giving her black hair, the addition was super easy to achieve as I colored. I also masked the honey dipper across her body, right where her hands ended in her pockets so as I colored her darker skin tone in I also added some extra skin tone color on the handle to create the illusion of fingers holding it. Because I was using the honey dipper at a different angle than the packaging suggests I got creative with the additional drop of honey coming off it as well, only stamping one half of the drip rather than the entire image. Now she looks quite pleased with her sticky, sweet treat!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have fun hopping!



Beehive supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Colorado Craft Company (KL Big and Bold Beehive, KL Big and Bold Honey Jar and KL Big and Bold Honey Crock)
ink- Memento rich cocoa

My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic markers:

skin/eye shadow- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20/YG00, YG91
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55, E44
clothes- Y02, YR24, E47, YR31, YR23, YR24, E39, W5, W7, W10, R000, Y17, YG25
wings- Y000, YR30, Y11, Y21

beehive- YR30, Y32, E42, E43, E44, E34
sky- BG0000, BG000, B00, BG01, C0, 0

branches- E74, E77, W4, W8, R0000, R000, R30, Y0000, E81, Y11, Y21, Y26, YG00, YG03, G24, G46

bees- Y11, Y21, Y26, T5, T7, T9, E37, E39/Y000, YR30, Y11, Y21

Honey Crock supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Colorado Craft Company (KL Big and Bold Honey Jar and KL Big and Bold Honey Crock)
ink- Memento rich cocoa

My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Ranger glossy accents

Copic markers:

skin- E00, E21, E23, E25, E04
hair- C5, C6, C7, C8, C9, 100
clothes- YR31, YR23, YR24, E39, W5, W7, W10
wings- Y000, YR30, Y11, Y21

honey dipper- E31, E53, E55, E44
honey- YR23, YR24, E39, E59

crock-
E40, E81, E84, E87, YR23, YR24, E39
bees- Y11, Y21, Y26, T5, T7, T9, E37, E39/Y000, YR30, Y11, Y21

table top- E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
sky- BG0000, BG000, B00, BG01, C0, 0
grass/hedge- YG01, YG03, YG63, G43/YG13, YG07, YG63, G43, BG96

 

40 comments:

Unknown said...

Love the possibilities

stamping sue said...

Your cards are colored BEAUTIFULLY!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Deb said...

Absolutely love all your cards! 🐝

MadeByMeghanK said...

OMG! Amazing coloring! I LOVE these fairies!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Absolutely 'bee-autiful' set and cards.

Vickie Leaf said...

I love your detail and humor in the cards.

Di Di W said...

Both of your cards are wonderful! TFS

Donna said...

Cute cards, love the use of colors.

Get Your Journey On said...

Love the coloring and great job at masking!

Gayle said...

Amazing cards. Love your creativity and coloring.

Nancy K said...

Beautiful cards! Love the fairies!

H&J's Meme said...

I love how you mixed and matched these stamp sets. The honey pot makes the perfect home for the fairy

Geri S said...

LOVE card one! So imaginative! This is a bee-utiful release and the bees knees! Gonna go over my budget with this one.

Unknown said...

Love love love your cards

Carrie said...

Love the backgrounds on these cards! Thanks for sharing the technique! Adorable cards!

Alexandra Y said...

Those bees are so cute!!!

L said...

Adorable cards!
I really like how you mixed and matched the sets.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Leintje* said...

Wow your colloring is so stunning! So much inspiration over here, I love it.
Love from The Netherlands

Angela Hall said...

Wow, absolutely adorable.

Carol Wortman said...

Whoa, you have really captured the playfulness of this set. I cannot believe how perfect they are posed! As soon as I saw the hive I got the feeling of "ta da, I'm here". How cute. And he says "hey, lookie what I can do" how cute.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Wow! Your cards are beautifully colored and I love the skies!

{VICKI} said...

love the way you put the fairy in the the hive!!

Unknown said...

Very creative. The fairy poking out of the beehive is my favorite!

Denise Bryant said...

I love these beautiful scenes! Gorgeous coloring on your cards!

Amy Solovay said...

These turned out soooo cute! Your coloring is so vivid and lovely!

Lori Podolsky said...

Your cards are truly gorgeous, Amy, as always! Beautifully done. Love the Big and Bold release. Thank you for sharing.

sharon g said...

Great shading---it gives such depth...

Anne L-H said...

I love this release! It's the year of the bees for sure! And I love the colours you chose, Amy, for the bees! Thanks for this chance to win a stamp set.

Jeanne Beam said...

Adorable cards! Love the awesome scenes you created.
Thanks for sharing.

Elise Sosa said...

Super cute! I love your mad coloring skills!!

Kathy Raker said...

That was some tricky masking on first card. Well done! Cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Thanks for listing the Copic colors you used - it is so hard to pick the best colors - the cards are adorable! Thanks for the inspiration.

Linda Barrett said...

Your coloring is amazing!

Donna Walls said...

Wow, beyond Amazing Cards!

MargeE said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love your coloring. Thanks for sharing.

Twana said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing them. I love TBE little fairy popping out of the bee hive.

Talitha said...

Both cards are so pretty. Love your coloring.

Tina Z. said...

so beautiful!

LHart said...

Pretty card, beautiful coloring.

Bev said...

So cute and creative what you've done with this set. :-) @bees_paper_cuts