April Krafty Hop.....Meet Dexter!!!

Well, I'm so happy that you've made it to my blog today....but sad to tell you that this is the end of the Kraftin' Kimmie April Release Krafty Hop!!! Awwww...I know! Now if you've just happened to stop by here, you might want to go back to the beginning of the hop, which starts over at the KK Challenge Blog, so you can see all the amazing creations from the Krafty Girls! They are simply incredible!!!

Also, be sure to leave a comment on each blog when you are hopping around because some lucky random comments will win some new rubbah!!!



Now, look who I have for you to meet today!!! It's Dexter the Dragon!! The minute I 'met' him, I knew exactly how I wanted to colour him and how I'd be colouring up his scales!! Coooooool!!!

First though, I picked out these great papers from a new DCWV stack (can't remember which one, so don't ask) and made this simple layout. The cardstocks are from Andrea's stash, as I was crafting over at her house at the time. I believe I used Bazzill for the 6x6 base, Prism for the matting and some Kraft cardstock for the middle piece. I used a border punch, her circle maker and added some So Saffron ribbon.



Now I stamped Dexter using Memento black ink BUT this time I used some Canson drawing paper. It just gives a different look than the Neenah when the ink is laid on it. I coloured Dexter with my Copic markers and when he was finished, I started on his scales. First I used my colorless blender pen in dots to take away some of the ink and make it lighter in spots. Then I took a darker marker and made really tiny dots over top. Finally I made him sparkle a little by adding some dots with my Stardust Sakura gel pen!! AND I cut him all out and pop dotted him on the card!

The Time's a Dragon Without You sentiment is one of the bonus sentiments that comes with Dexter!! The other one is You Slay Me!! So funny! I stamped it on So Saffron cardstock and punched it out with a new EK Success punch and added some little pearls!

All the new April images are NOW available over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop! This includes a new image featuring Cindy and Mindy, plus Dexter, Sir Galahad, Bartholomew the Bard, Princess Petunia, Queen Guinevere AND another stamp that is inspired by one of Annie Rodrigue's amazing illustrations!! We created Marie Antoinette from her painting called Le Messager!! And every order placed at the KK Shop on Sunday, April 11th and Monday, April 12th are eligible to win one of three postcards featuring Annie's artwork!

Happy kraftin'....and happy shoppin'!!

46 comments:

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Beautiful card Kim. Wonderful colours and image, super!
Hugs Jacqueline

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

Have I mentioned yet that I want them ALL?!?! You really are killing me with each release ;)

Chris said...

lovely images, but I expected nothing less.

Sheng said...

Lovely card Kim. The colors are great and the dp matches it. FABBY!!

Kimberly S said...

What a fabulous dragon! Had I not read how you made him I would have thought it was paper piecing as opposed to creative copic techniques! He's so cute, as are the rest. :)

IrishGirl said...

Your colouring for Dexter is spectacular! What a fine dragon and enchanting card!

Susan said...

Beautiful card....so lovin' this dragon!
Susan

TAS said...

Fantastic colors on your Dexter the Dragon card! Love the coloring technique you used for the image! All the new stamps are fab and the DTs cards were amazing!

myriam said...

nice to meet you Dexter :-)
you've done a great job Kimmie!
thanks for this blog hop... and those fantastic new stamps, once again!

Janine said...

Great card and I think dexter is gorgeous - if dragons can be gorgeous!

Tracy said...

You always have such great sentiments to pair with your stamps, love it!

♥Rach♥ said...

Love how you used the dragon, wonderful card!

Delphine said...

Your Dexter is gorgeous, so is your whole card! And congratulations, the new stamps are fabulous and my wish list is longer now :-)! Hugs Delphine xx

StampinCathy said...

This is one awesome and inspiring card. Love the color combo and that dragon is so cute. WOW! This was one amazing and inspiring hop with all the DT MOJO! They were fabulous with the take on the new stamps.

Jenn Joncas said...

I love what you did with Dexter Kimmie!! The colours are terrific and his scales look amazing!! Another great release! I look forward to them every month (:

Lisa said...

love the sentiment with the image!!!

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow! Gorgeous Kimmie! Love your choice of dp and colours! Your scales look awesome! I'll have to give the Canson paper a try! Have a wonderful day!

Wilfreda said...

So cute! I love this dragon.

Tracey said...

I am loving the colours on here Kimmie! What a fantastic dragon image. Another incredible release!!

Ginny said...

I love the detail on the dragon!

Christine said...

Your card is gorgeous!! I love all of the amazing details. This dragon is such a fun stamps. I really love the Moonlight Whispers line of stamps. They are so much fun and unique. Thanks for the incredible blog hop. I saw so much talent and inspiration.
xoxo, Christine

Michele B said...

Wow, Kimmie, I love what you did with the dragon! The dots...awesome!!

MiamiKel said...

Absolutely terrific card ~ great coloring and your style and layout are darling - this is the cutest stamp - wonderful line and fantastic new images! That was super fun!

FitterTwit said...

Would you believe I JUST missed it... I place an order with you last night before going to bed. HAHAHAHAHA! Funny! That dragon is AWESOME! I needs me a Dexter! ;)

Alyssa S said...

Oh he is just fabulous! love the detail of the scales and the color of his is awesome!! Thanks for a fantastic hop!!

Karen said...

Oooooooooh! I love the coor you chose for Dexter!!! It's my favorite color! And the card is sooooo beautiful!!!!

The new stamps are gorgeous, as always! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love your colours and the layout!! fab creation!! Hugs Juls

Jennifer said...

Yes those sentiments are funny. Too cute. I love your card and color choices.

WickedPixie said...

Fabulous card! I love what you did for his scales - thanks for explaining how you did it! (and I am LOVING these new stamps!) :-)Traci

Nic said...

Beautiful card Kim and the release is amazing. You should be really proud. I can hear my credit card moaning under the strain but at least it'll be drowned out by my gleeful singing and dancing.
Nxx

Anonymous said...

Oh My! I love this Dexter the Dragon cutie ! Your presentation of him is super adorable! Love all of Annie R.'s sensational images! What a talented bunch, all of you are!
marilynv19

Emily said...

These are my favorite stamps ever! Man, so talented!

dot said...

I just love all the stamps. Old and the new ones

Jennifer Scull said...

love those colors! and the sentiment is so much fun! :)

Ida P. Krause said...

Awesome! Dexter is fantastic and I just love the colors/patterns you used on this card.

Serafiia said...

The dragon is just so cute! I love all these new stamps and your work is fab as always!

Cassie_lu said...

love how that dragon is colored.

Paula said...

What you've done with Dexter is a treat - thanks for a lovely evening of feasting the eyes - now I need to start again to catch up with the previews......
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Donna said...

Well miss Kimmie...Another stunning realease and another stunning card!! You just rock!! Xx

Shana said...

Kimmie I cannot say enough about this card or your latest release!!! And this hop and the creations are WOW!!! When payday arrives I am so going crazy in your shop! Thank you for sharing - and for all the details about the colouring (especially dragon scales as I promised my 6 yr old boy I'd get him Dexter - he'll have to share him with mom!). Have a fabulous day!!! Shana

Blankiefinder said...

Wow, Kimmie, what a fantastic card! You always have such great matching sentiments, too! Beautiful!

1LuvnMama said...

Oh boy! Luv the detailing on this BIG guy! I luv'd the hop Kimmie and all the images are gorgeous! Thanks so much!

beadz said...

I love how you did the scales on Dexter! Your card rocked and so did this release!
hugs,
Gini

scrappintlc said...

LOVE all the new images. I cannot wait to get my hands on them. So many talented DT's and Designers. Love your card, so adorable.

Katie Cotton said...

super cute! Love him!

Donna Marie said...

Oh Kimmie, I love this dragon. He's adorable and you've coloured him perfectly (as usual) - what a match to your paper.

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