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Thursday, March 24, 2022

Sweet Companion By Ching-Chou Kuik

 Hi Friends,

I have a fun design for you today. I really enjoyed coloring this digital stamp by Ching-Chou Kuik titled "Sweet Companion".

I have used Copic alcohol markers for my coloring of this stunning digital image. If you would like to view this and other images by Illustrator Ching-Chou Kuik make sure to check the designs in her Etsy Store. I have used one of my favorite Sara Signature Collections, the Vintage Lace Collection by Crafter's Companion for both the papers and the dies.

For the glittered details I had quite a fun reaction that occurred so I thought I would share. With my Stack and Store Daubers  inked both the edge of the purple paper as well as the edge of the detailed die with different colors of Ranger's Archival Ink pads and then added glue using a hydra sponge then sprinkle with Ultrafine Transparent Art Glitter. I loved how each of the areas looked like I had used different colors of glitter all because of the Dries Clear Glue used and the transparency of the glitter.

I hope this has inspired you today and that have a crafty day!!! Melanie


Thursday, March 17, 2022

For those in the Ukraine! ~ Forget Me Not ~ By Ching-Chou Kuik

Hi Friends,

My heart goes out to those suffering in the Ukraine and for those refugees who have fled their homes and their husbands. So I am dedicating this project to all of those fleeing or stuck in their homeland and of course to the soldiers trying to protect it. I pray for everyone involved worldwide that are in support of Ukraine. You will never be forgotten and may God bless you all.

Now for my card. I choose the blue and yellow Forget Me Not flower to represent the Ukrainian flag. The supplies used are from the newly released Crafters Companion Sara Signature Vintage Butterfly Collection.

My image is from the amazing Illustrator Ching-Chou Kuik and you can purchase this digital stamp in the Ching-Chou Kuik Etsy Store. You can also participate in fun monthly challenges on either CCK Challenge Blog or the CCK Digital Stamp Facebook group. Hope to see you there!

Melanie Smith

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Aromatic Summer by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hi Friends,

Today I am sharing with you my first project as design team member for one of my favorite artists of fantasy images, Ching-Chou Kuik. Her illustrations are amazing and when I was invited to join their facebook design team I thought coloring her images would be something I would truly enjoy. So lets take a look at my first project.

This digital image is titled Aromatic Summer and I have colored her using my favorite Copic markers. All dies and papers are from Heartfelt Creations and the sentiment is from Crafters Companion. I have glittered the fairy wings along with the detailed frame die for a beautiful finishing touch. 

Here is a close up of the coloring of this digital image. Check out all of Ching-Chou Kuik instant digital downloads and coloring pages over at her Etsy Shop. Also visit us online for a monthly challenge over on Facebook where you can win FREE digital stamps in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamp Facebook group.. 

Until next time, happy coloring! Melanie