Sunday, March 14, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie March Release Blog Hop!!

(This is one of two posts today! Just scroll up to find my High Hopes post or click here! I was "double-dared" by a couple of the HH Divas to create something very, ahem, "special" this week!!)

Today's the day...it's time for the March Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! If you have arrived here from the talented Lacey Stephens' blog (isn't she fantastic?!), then you are on the right track. If not, simply start at the Challenge Blog where Kimmie has listed the order of the hop. That way you will not miss out on any of the gorgeous projects made by the Krafty Girls and Kimmie's special guests! You will want to make sure to leave comments on everybody's blog so you will be eligible for the prize!! Kimmie will be drawing some names from the comments to win some of the brand new March stamps!

The amazingly talented Crissy Armstrong has done it again!! She has brought us four gorgeous fairies for the March Release. It is my pleasure to introduce you to "Ophelia".



She is absoluately stunning, and I could not wait to colour her up. I love the delicate features of Crissy's fairies. She looks so gentle and peaceful...and then there's that beautiful little hummingbird. I adore hummingbirds! I "googled" a ruby throated hummingbird to try to colour this little one accurately. The image, as always, was stamped on Neenah and coloured with my Copic markers. This is quite a large image, so I didn't want to go with a fussy layout. I just layered her on some pretty paper from TCP. I added some satin ribbon, and a bit of paper ribbon from Daisy Buckets (the bow was made with my Bow Easy).



The sentiment I used on the inside of the card comes with Ophelia.



The next stop on the hop is the incredible Annie Rodrigue!! She has also brought us some fantastic images for this release!! One of Kimmie's March images is Annie's "Angry Ballerina", based on one of her original art pieces. Kimmie is giving away a 5x7 print of "Angry Ballerina" to a random winner drawn from every customer who places an order at her online store on March 15th or March 16th!

Off you go now to visit Annie. Make sure to hop on over to Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps to place your order when done!

Have a blessed day!

Melanie

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Ophelia" and accessory sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Summer Sky, Copic markers
Paper: Neenah, TCP, Bazzill
Embellishments: Ribbon (Walmart and Daisy Bucktes)

47 comments:

Brandy said...

Fabulous card!

Charlene said...

She is stunning! The entire card is just amazing! How did you get the sky so perfect? The paper inside the card just completes the look. You have great vision!!!

1LuvnMama said...

Wow, what a stunner! This is just amazing!

Kylie said...

This is absolutely STUNNING!! Love it.

Kylie xo

Julye said...

Wow she is stunning and oh so elegant! Love the colouring it makes me wish I had fairy wings, but I suppose they might get in the way a bit unless I really was a fairy thanks for sharing Julye

Lil Sis said...

OMG this is just totally STUNNING - what a fabulous fairy so beautifully coloured too.
Beccy x

Heidi said...

Stunning Card! Gorgeous colouring and fabulous inside of card.

Kellie Winnell said...

WOOOWZERS your colouring is jaw dropping absolutely AMAZING! The card itself is gorgeous, LOVE it!
Hugs Kellie

Julie said...

Wow this is glorious!!! Love the sky background - such a perfect backdrop with your beautifully coloured image!! Juliexx

Paula said...

This is a beauty - I love your colours & combining with the paper & image. Thanks for sharing & giving such inspiration - I'm not fond of the traditional insert so this has given me encouragement to go with decorating the inside of a card. Have a super weekend. - Paula
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/
PS - This is more like an angel than a fairy though perhaps fairies are just God's angels in disguise.........

Michelle said...

This card is so beautiful! Just AMAZING! Your coloring is unbelievable!

Jenn Joncas said...

Absolutely beautiful card Melanie!! I love this image!!

Jenn (:

StampinCathy said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! This is one breathing taking card. I just love the colors you used and your coloring is awesome. Love how you did the inside too.

Tami said...

WOW amazing coloring.

Marilyn Webb said...

Wow, what a beautiful card, just simply amazing!!

Wilfreda said...

Love your card. It's gorgeous.

Alyssa S said...

Simply stunning! Your coloring always amazes me with it's perfection and beauty!

Lacey Stephens said...

You couldn't have done this image any better!! Your coloring is absolutely stunning...makes me want to go out and buy Copics!! Seriously!! Not that I could color like this, but still! Wow!
~Lacey

Lisa said...

another amazing job you colour so awesome!!!

Deb said...

oh my goodness, she is totally stunning, fabulous colouring, such a fabulous card, hugs Debx

Karen said...

Ooooooooooh!!! I love your card!!!! Your fairy is so very well colored!!!! I love the colors you chose!!!!

Diane (djuseless) said...

I love the look of your card! That DP is a perfect match for your image!

Delphine said...

Wow! So beautiful! Great image and amazing colouring! Hugs Delphine xx

Amy said...

Gorgeous card and your coloring is AMAZING!

Nic said...

Oh Wow! This is amazing!!! Beautiful colouring and beautiful image. Perfect, perfect card!

Nxxx

Stephanie Zito said...

Oh Melanie!!!! Wow! Wow! Wow! Amazing piece of art! Absolutely stunning and breathtaking!!! You are amazing!

Ruth said...

oh, i love this card, awesome colors, the stamp is so cute and who would not want to receive this card...

Esme said...

Wow that is a stunning card - you're colouring is fabulous!

Esme xx

Michelle B said...

Beautiful card! The clouds in the background are amazing and your coloring is perfect!

Hugs,
Michelle B.

Donna said...

Again I am picking my jaw off the floor! WOW Mel!! This is not a card but a piece of artwork!! BEAUTIFUL work!! Xx

Alex said...

WOW! Love the background you created and her dress is just amazing! Fabulous job.

Lisa said...

Stunning piece of work! I love this image~

Alaine said...

This is BEYOND amazing! WOW and WOW!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my WORD!!!! This is a work of art!!!! WOW!

Vicki

Nikki said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! it's Gorgeous
hugs Nikki

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh Ophelia! :D What a great name for such a beautiful and graceful image. I love it. Your colouring is amazing, and its a very breathtaking card!

beadz said...

Your coloring is just outstanding! I really did gasp when I saw it - just lovely!
hugs,
Gini

Tracey said...

What a stunning card! Gorgeous colouring!

Sheng said...

Oh wow! Love it, simple yet elegant!!

Sunny said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Kristy Young said...

WOW!!! This is stunning, your colouring is AMAZING.
Kristy xx

Jess Willison said...

This is gorgeous! Your colouring is amazing!

TaraG said...

Oh Gosh Melanie this is absolutely breathtaking! It should be on display in an art gallery and I sincerely mean that! This is just soooooo stunning! I would love to know the colours you used for her Ophelia’s hair…I love the gold highlights that you achieved...there is so much depth and dimension to your colouring you are a master with those Copics hun! Loving to card to bits!
Hugs,t

Crissy Armstrong said...

Ditto what Tara said, Melanie, this is a STUNNER! Your colouring could not be more perfect! The whole card just pops off the page, with the perfect balance of colour against neutrals. I love everything about it!!

Nana Diana said...

Oh Wow Melanie!! This is just so beautiful. I can add nothing more to what the other girls have said. It is absolutely stunning!! You are truly blessed with amazing talent!!

Paper Passions said...

Awww this is sooooo pretty!!
YOU make her look so peaceful with the way you bring her back to an old world feel!!
Sooo pretty!
im so proud of you!!!!!!
Amanda

nimucha said...

Fabulous!!!