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Challenge No. 35 ~ Shading on & around images

September 15, 2010

Welcome back for another FUN challenge!    This week we’re featuring

Copic Shading ~ either ON your image or AROUND your image  – or both!       

And, we KNOW you’ll be excited about this news  ~   We’re VERY fortunate to have one of the most popular stamp companies in town as our sponsor this week . . . 



Pretty cool huh?!     For anyone unfamiliar with Kraftin’ Kimmie images – you MUST take a peek at Kimmie’s online store.   You’ll find some of the most adorable stamps which, as the banner states, are  “whimsical rubber stamp images that make you smile“!     Smiley from     You’ll definitely be smiling when you see the AWESOME creations from the Design Team below ~ everyone has used a Kraftin’ Kimmie image.    

Our prize this week to one lucky participant is  . . . 

TWO Kraftin’ Kimmie stamp images of your choice!! 

PLEASE NOTE:    You are NOT required to use an image from our sponsor for your Copic Creations project.   You will have until September 30th, 12:00 p.m. CDT to post your artwork and be eligible for a chance to win this weeks prize; The winner will be announced along with our next challenge post on October 1st.   

 Thanks to everyone for joining us for our last challenge!!   We had some wonderful entries and are always amazed at the level of talent out there!     We’re happy to again announce a new “In the Spotlight” participant from our last challenge . . .

[Our computer person has been dealing with a family emergency and we’ve not yet completed the In the Spotlight blog button;  we’re hoping to have this to pass on by October 1st] 

Our second “In the Spotlight” designer is the amazingly talented Zoe from Australia!    Here’s her awesome PLEATS/FOLDS creation:


We also have the lucky winners, chosen by,  of the Magnolia Bon Voyage Tilda or Edwin stamps from Stamping Scrapping are: 

No. 4 ~ Sue Morris of Sue’s Magnolia Treasures 


No. 20 ~ Rose Crawford of In Rosie’s Book 

 Congrats ladies!!   Please send us your mailing address so we can forward this to Stamping Scrapping.     Thanks again to Stamping Scrapping for sponsoring this challenge!   We appreciate it. 


Listed below, are some tutorials to help with this challenge.  As always, please don’t hesitate to ask if you have  any questions. 

Special thanks this week to … 


Suzanne Dean, Scrap Bitz ~

Video Tutorial – Coloring of Clothing, Shading & Highlighting

Marianne Walker, I Like Markers ~ 

Limited Colors? – Bring in Grays 

Contrast Contrast Contrast  

Shadows Part 13 – Shading & Cast Shadows


Mary B. Giemza, My Cardz ~

Gray Highlighting Around an Image

Crissy Armstrong, Crissy’s Art & Heart

Video Tutorial – Dotted Backgrounds





Zelda the Zombie

0, C1, C3, C7, BV29, YG11, BG93, YG63, RV42




 dress shaded with C7 and C9







  ♥ JAMI BOVA ♥ 




Perfect Poison  









  ♥ LILIAN TAN ♥  




  ♥ MARY B. GIEMZA ♥  

Batty Princess

T0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 for Shading on and around image





C9 thru C1 and YR18,YR12,YR01


We hope you will join us for this challenge and share YOUR creations with us. A Mister Linky has been included below.  Please don’t forget to stop back on October 1st for our next challenge and the announcement of the winner for this challenge.


31 Comments leave one →
  1. September 15, 2010 5:28 am

    Yay!!! Woo-Hoo! I didn’t have any Magnolias until now! Woo-Hoo! Yay!!!

  2. September 15, 2010 7:57 am

    Uh oh. It just occurred to me that I filled an image of the Grim Reaper and my number came up. I’m glad that it turned out to be a good thing.

  3. September 15, 2010 8:14 am

    WOW! Kraftin Kimmie said these were fabulous and she was right. I had to pop over and check them out. I don’t have copics myself so can’t play along but WOW did the DT’s ever do a fabulous job on these Kimmie images!!

  4. September 15, 2010 11:32 am

    AMAZING!! I wish I was that talented at coloring / Shading! but I also wish I had a huge assortment of colors.

  5. September 15, 2010 3:04 pm

    It’s always a pleasure to color a Kenny K image. Thanks for the opportunity. C2

  6. September 15, 2010 3:06 pm

    Love kraftin kimmie! You guys blow me away with your coloring and designs! I am practicing and this certainly gives me a lot of inspiration. Thanks so much for the chance to win some candy and the tutorials.

  7. September 15, 2010 3:41 pm

    Thankyou SO much!! I’m so excited!!! I’ve emailed you my home address as well as a contact email address. I’m looking forward to the new challenge. I love shading!

  8. September 15, 2010 8:55 pm

    Thanks again for another great challenge!

  9. September 15, 2010 11:28 pm

    These images are just so cute – I am hoping I get lucky here!!

  10. September 16, 2010 8:14 pm

    I will definitely be checking out the tutorials! The DT samples are amazing.

  11. September 18, 2010 8:38 am

    Nothing like inking up fresh Kimmie rubber and trying something new! Thank you SO MUCH for the wonderful links in this challenge. I really enjoyed some of the YouTube videos, and can’t wait to try the dotty background!

  12. September 18, 2010 5:39 pm

    I just can’t get through the design team’s cards without rolling on the floor laughing! I have to wonder if there’s any sign of each design team member that shows in the Kraftin’ Kimmie image they were attracted to choose! LOL!!! You guys are a blast!!!

  13. September 19, 2010 2:38 am

    Great DT cards! Sorry for the two links, neglected to link specifically in the first instance 🙂

  14. September 19, 2010 2:46 am

    Wow ladies your shading ROCKS!!! These Kimmie images are certainly perfect for the nice dark shading you have each applied. I am absolutely THRILLED to have been chosen as the Spotlight entry from last challenge. I was doing a little happy dance in my chair. Fortunately the webcam wasn’t rolling otherwise I would be blushing right now. heehee

    Thanks for the awesome inspiration and I am inclined to think about getting myself one of these KK Stamps!

  15. September 19, 2010 7:16 am

    These cards are absolutely gorgeous. What a talented design team you ladies have here. Thanks for the chance to win some of the gorgeous stamps!

  16. September 19, 2010 8:39 am

    The DT really rocked this. I can’t wait until I have the skills that they do. I don’t know if what I have done qualifies since I cut my image out. But, I thought that i would give it a shot. Great challenge. I will be back for the next one. I love my copics.

  17. September 20, 2010 4:26 pm

    Wonderful challenge. I have always loved shading, but since seeing Mary’s images I always shade AROUND things as well! Wonderful, fun projects by the design team, love those images! 😉

  18. September 20, 2010 6:20 pm

    Wow.. Beautiful creations from the DT !

  19. September 20, 2010 8:23 pm

    WOW….. I am simply speechless. Beautiful coloring & shading by the DT.

  20. September 20, 2010 10:45 pm

    Love all the DT inspiration cards…they’re amazing!!

  21. September 22, 2010 12:42 am

    Awesome DT creations, looking forward to learning more and improving my Copic skills. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  22. LorraineB permalink
    September 22, 2010 7:48 am

    I just found this site and it looks like there’s alot for me to learn here. Looking forward to it.

  23. September 22, 2010 9:41 am

    Your team does such awesome work, one day I will be one of you.

  24. September 23, 2010 10:12 am

    Wow you ladies are always TOP NOTCH!!!! Thanks for inspiring and sharing:)

  25. September 25, 2010 8:30 am

    Well I have entered again because I would truly LOVE to win two of these fabulous stamps, they are so funny! Awesome job by the design team, wonderful creations and instructions.

  26. September 26, 2010 11:08 am

    Congratulations, you are all winners!

  27. October 9, 2010 4:23 pm

    This is a perfect color for a halloween theme. So that’s what i use. Thanks for this great challenge.

    Hugs Shatam


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