Introducing... Annie's Mermaids & Ocean Background

Howdy all!  Welcome to the first day of the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps May 2016 release!  This release is going to blow your socks off!

Welcome Krafty Friends to Day ONE of our MAY Krafty Previews!!!

Welcome to the amazing Krafty Peeks for our fabulous new May release of clear stamps!! The theme is UNDERWATER and we are kickin' things off with THREE FIN-tastic new designs to inspire you this month from artist, Annie Rodrigue!

First off, we have a TWO new stamp set featuring BRAND NEW MERMAIDS!!!!!!! I know some of you have been waiting for these!! They SHORE are beautiful and they are called Serena Sparkles and Treena Twinkles! And each one features several super cute and funny coordinating sentiments!

Next up Annie has designed the perfect BACKGROUND stamp set to go with these new mermaids and many other summer stamp sets OR to just use it by itself!! How gorgeous is this underwater scene called The Ocean!!?
You'll see all the stamp sets featured by our amazing Krafty Girl Design Team and Guests in today's blog hop! Below you'll find links to all the gorgeous creations and while you're visiting the blogs, be sure to comment and leave some love for our designers because one lucky krafty person is going to WIN a gift card to the shop!

All of our new May clear stamp sets will be released on Saturday afternoon! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party beginning at 2pm EST! Come join us to help celebrate the new release, check out lots of krafty kreations, have a chance to win some prizes and just have fun with the Krafty Girls and me! Hope to see you there!

Happy hoppin'!

This month's release is all about the sea!  And the sea wouldn't be the sea with out a few beach babes... MERMAIDS that is!

Meet "Serena Sparkles"!

I chose to highlight just Serena on my card so I kept it fairly simple and just stamped our little mermaid babe and then coloured in the back ground using Copic Markers.

First I stamped the image and then I using my Copic Airbrush system to lay down some even blue colour for the water. Then I used long strokes of all kinds of blues, light greens and teals to get the light effect traveling through the water.

Now go and leave some much needed love on my co-designer's blogs today!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Ally ~

Stamps: Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps (Serena Sparkles)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Versafine (Black Onyx), Copic Markers
Cardstock: Neenah (Solar White)
Tools: Copic Airbrush System

Other:  Wink of Stella (Clear)

Background: B00, B02, B52, B91, B93, B95, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG49, G00, Y0000, 0
Landscape: E30, E33, G00, G94, R02, R12, Y17, YG93, YG95,
Skin: E00, E50, E53, R02, E04
Tail: V0000, V000, V04, V22, B93, B95, B97
Hair: E50, YR31, YR24, E19, E09


  1. Oooh, look at that background! Great colouring!

  2. Love the unique feel of the water that you created here. Beautiful card!! Love it!

  3. I love the colors in her fins ...they really pop and are adorable! Your background makes it look like the sun is filtering through the ocean water and that's amazing! Thanks so much for sharing this card :-)

  4. Oh, my, Ally!! This card is absolutely GORGEOUS, Sistah! I adore your colouring, and now I'm finally thinking about getting an airbrush!

  5. such a pretty card! beautiful coloring!

  6. oh I love all that sparkle! This is adorbs

  7. Fabulous! Love how you colored the water. Beautiful affect.

  8. Oh, this is perfect. I love your background. Great job!

  9. Love the background.
    the coloring is wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

  10. Love the background and how you colored up this cutie!!!!!

  11. Such a gorgeous card I find myself drifting into this card.

  12. Great card. I love the color combination! Great job!

  13. Oooo . . . look at that stunning ocean background!! And the coloring on her tail is stunning!!! Love it!

  14. Awesome card, I love how you color. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Allison, your colored scene is simply perfect. Beautiful work.

  16. So beautifully colored - especially the tail and the rays of sunshine coming through the water - completely surreal:)

  17. Fun card with awesome coloring!

  18. Love the Mermaid release!!!! And I love your card!!!


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