Thursday, May 13, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie May Sneak Peeks...Round One!

May is just flying by! Can you believe it's already the middle of the month?? This is always a crazy month for us jam packed with birthdays, anniversaries, ballet recitals, Highland dancing performances and school plays! Speaking of birthdays, my son just celebrated his 17th (yes you read that right!) birthday on Monday!! I can hardly believe he's that old...partially because it means I'm getting older too. We'll be going to see Nathan's high school performance of the musical"Thoroughly Modern Millie" this weekend(hee hee...sadly there is no "Troy" or "Gabriella"!) . He's had rehearsals all this week. His girlfriend, Breanne, has one of the lead roles. We're quite excited to see the two of them singing and dancing up there! (I'll try to sneak a few photos!)

I always get so excited for the monthly release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! This month is no exception...we have some amazing new stamps to show you! As always, the Krafty Girls will be having previews for the next three days (including during our weekly Challenge this Saturday), followed by a fun BLOG HOP on Sunday when the stamps will be available for purchase. Each day, you will find a list of the Krafty Girls participating in the sneak peeks on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog.

So...would you like to see one of the new stamps?? How about a new stamp based on another original piece of artwork by the talented Annie Rodrigue?? This month, Kimmie is bringing you the rubber version of "Perfect Poison"!! This mischievous gal is up to something a little naughty...wonder who got on her bad side?? I sure wouldn't want to be the recipient of her "home-brewed" concoction. "Perfect Poison" comes with two sentiments, one of which I used on this card. (the other reads "Cocktails?")



I had some fun colouring up this image...it's a bit "darker" than what I'm used to colouring! I experimented with some deeper purple based shadows on her skin to make her appear a bit more menacing. I tried colouring her hair black...something I need to practice a bit more! I thought some purple highlights might suit our little potion maker...I'm thinking she's the type who likes to make a statement, no? Her little bottle was coloured to appear transparent and then given a coat of Glossy Accents. The background panel was created with various Distress Inks...except for the purple which is an Ancient Page inkpad.


So, mark your calendars! You've got a date with us Krafty Girls for the few days! You won't want to miss any of the sneak peeks or our BLOG HOP on Sunday (when the new stamps will be available for purchase!).

See you back here tomorrow!

Blessings,

Melanie

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Perfect Poison" and co-ordinating sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, various Distress Inks, Ancient Page ink
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Daisy Buckets
Embellishments: Spare Parts brads

19 comments:

CraftyC said...

Wow Melanie, your card is fantastic. Love the image and the background is just brilliant!
Clairex

♥Rach♥ said...

Oh my gosh, she's so fun and you totally made her come to life! Love the color scheme you used and the coloring on her shiny hair and dress are just perfect, love it :0)

Nic said...

WOW - I LOVE IT!!! I think the purple highlights are perfect. Can't wait to see the rest of the release.
Nxx

Kimmi said...

Wow - I love her! I've not seen the original art work but this is fabulous! I love how you've coloured her and those eyes - brilliant. Makes her look like she's been up all night making a deathly potion.
Great colours and her hair is fabulous!

Hugs

Kimmi x

Rach said...

rofl, i love this image..!! and what a fantastic card to showcase it.. wonderful colouring.xx

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

You've done an incredible job with Perfect Poison, Melanie!! LOVE the purple highlights and your black hair is amazing! In fact, I was colouring the same image when I first saw yours and....well....I thought I should stop colouring...and maybe sell my markers!! I give up!! hahaha!! Just kidding! You inspire me to be a better colourer.....is that a word??

Patricia Garcia said...

Hello Melanie, WOW what a cute image! And the way you color is Beautiful, LOve your work girl!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Funkelzauber said...

OMG,this card is so cool. I love it so much!!! Hallowen is my season and the colors are great.
Hugs
Alex.

Krista said...

THIS IS FABULOUS!!! But you already know what I think....lol...here comes my inner brat but...told ya so! heehee...

Michele Boyer said...

Melanie, your coloring is OFF THE CHARTS! Holy cow, girl! I've been trying to color this image for three days. My trash bin is getting full. Seriously, this is incredible! LOVE the purple!

Alyssa S said...

This is awesome! Love your black hair with purple streaks!!

TaraG said...

OH MY GOSH!!! This is just absolutely fabulous, Mel! I love it! You have coloured Perfect Poison, perfectly, smile! I love her hair and the purple streaks…that is sooooo cool!
Hugs,t

Cheryl Valadez said...

Yowza! This card and image are stellar! Love the colors you chose. They are perfect for giving this image a "playful" personality!

Snowflake´s pysselrum said...

I Love the color in this card and i want to paint like you. Back in sweden where i live it is so new with copic , and i trie to bye new pen every month soo i keep looking on my Star (that is you)
Hugs from Britt-Marie in Sweden

Donna Marie said...

Wow, your colouring and shading is wonderful. I love the purple highlights in her black hair. And the purple in the dress is stunning. I've loved this image from the very first time that I became familiar with Annie Rodrigue's artwork.

coffeeaddicted said...

The card is awesome!

And she is so cool, I really need to lay my hands on that stamp later on!

Kim said...

Melanie this is AWESOME Girl! You have colored her perfectly....love the purple tint to her skin and hair! And you ROCKED the black hair!!!! Love this one hun! Can I ask which purples you used on this cutie's dress?
Thanks~
Hugs to you~
Kim

FitterTwit said...

You guys are NOT helping!!! hahahahaha! Under my pink skin and red hair, there's a goth girl screaming to get out! I'm so drawn to this incredible image! AWESOME!!!

America said...

OH MY GOODNESS... I cant get enough of yur beautiful COLORING!!! amazing!!!