you are my happy (LDRS blog hop day 2)

Hello my fabulous friends!

Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop!

In this release, we are introducing some adorable critters to be used all-year round, a few fabulously feminine images and  There are lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe)!

First, we have a brand new clear stamp set perfect for the weather called Puddle Jumper Stamps. Not only is it related to the weather, but it is perfect for any sharing kindness and well wishes projects, because we all deserve a bit of rainbow in our lives!

Next, we have something for all our Polkadoodles fans! You all know and love Holly, so we decided to add 4 more sets in store, with the brand new sets called Holly - Spring ChickenHolly - Just Breezing ByHolly - Chirpy ChirpHolly - Bunny TailWe just love them all!

But that's not all... give a huge welcome to these two adorable critters sets, Nuts About You and 24 Carrot! Aren't they the cutest?!

What's more to love in the new release? TWO more all-in-one stencils, Coming Up Daisies and Rainy Daywhich are perfect to build scenes and add a bit of ink or other mixed media medium to any project!

And finally, we have some amazing PATTERN PLAY papers to coordinate with all these fabulous products, Puddle Jumper, available in both 6x6 and 12x12!

 And you can grab the entire release in bundle, because you KNOW you need them all!

Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping! 
 We are giving away a $50 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Make sure to visit our Instagram page, for a chance to win a fabulous bundle!

Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog and Instagram page on June 4, 2019.

AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new release*, including already discounted bundles and use code MAY15
(*Coupon valid until June 2, 2019, midnight EST)

And now what you came to see...

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; LDRS Creative Puddle Jumper
Stamps: LDRS Creative Bunny Tail, Puddle Jumper
Ink: LDRS Creative Coffee Bean, Swimming Hole; Uniball Signo White 
Coloring: Copic
Skin- E33, E35, E04, V17, R14, RV42, E70
Hair- C3, E87, E89, E79, E49
Yellow- Y11, Y15, Y18. YR24. YR27
Gray- T6, T7, T9
White- W3, W0
Pink-R00, E04, RV00
Purple- BV00, BV02, BV04, BV08
Wood- E41, E43, E44, E47, E70
Pots- E11, E15, E39
Green- YG93, YG95, YG97, YG03, G46, YG91
Fence- T2, T3
Stencils: LDRS Creative Coming Up Daisies
Dies: LDRS Creative Scalloped Border

I love the new Polkadoodles stamps at LDRS Creative! They are always so fun to color and create with!  And the new stencils make adding in scenic backgrounds super easy, especially if you use markers.... Let me show you what I mean-

Start by stamping your image where you want it on the front panel... I have recently started doing a lot of my stamping in dark brown (Coffee Bean)... I like that it is a little softer and warmer than black, yet still strong lines. If you are a die-hard black ink fan, by all means, grab your Raven pad instead... Whatever works for you!

Color this sweetie up... I'm using Copics, but you can use your favorite medium.

Now let's grab the Coming Up Daisies stencil.. There are a lot of elements in this stencil, and many ways you can use it. I've been having fun playing with markers and stencils... 
I know, not typically what you think of when you use stencils... but it gives you a lot of control without the need for fussy masking.

I like to tape both my project and the stencil down using low-tack tape just to make sure nothing moves on me.

I then used a light gray marker to color in the fence.. no need to mask your girl, because you can just color around her. (See, it makes life easy!)  And dropping in a shadow is just as easy... just grab a darker gray marker and trace one side of each fence post. 

Now that our fence is in place, we can add in the grass. You want to put in the fence first because if the grass is there first, you risk dragging green ink up your fence post...

I decided to do a little ink blending to color the sky... I've been playing with various ways to blend ink onto a project... I know the brushes are super popular, so I'm finally giving them a try.. They do work fairly well... I think I like them better for stencil work than basic blending... I'm still playing though... 

What is your favorite blending tool? Ink blender? Sponge? Brush? Something else? Let me know! I'd love to know what you guys think is the best/easiest way to blend ink (or is it something you are struggling with, and are looking for tips on?)

Hop along and leave a comment so you could win!

KASSI {you are here}


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  1. Beautiful coloring on this sweet scene!

  2. A girl and her bunny. That is so cute. Nice coloring--especially the skin. That is hard.

  3. I don't do a lot of ink blending.
    My coloring is at beginner stage
    so I'm timid. Love the idea
    of using the pens for filling
    in the stencil. Makes it
    easier to control where you
    get color. Pretty card.
    thanks for sharing

  4. Very cute, and your grass is very good!

  5. Your coloring is amazing! I love the yellow outfit and perfect grass!

  6. I strugle with blending a little. I like the brushes because that is what I am use to. When I started to paint years ago, I would sit by the phone (Land Line}, And just work on blending colors togeather. I aslo did a lot of line work. I feel like everything is new and you just have to put in the time. On you pic. I really like the grass colors mixed togeather. Great card.

  7. Cute scene. I like your coloring and thanks for the idea of stamping in dark brown.

  8. Wonderful tutorial and coloring inspiration. Have a lovely day.

  9. Such a beautiful card.. she looks amazing..

  10. This card is a real show stopping, beautiful coloring! I'm new to ink blending and the brushes are all I've ever used, so they're my fave.

  11. This little girl with her wheelbarrow is adorable!


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