Saturday, May 15, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie May Sneak Peeks...Round Three!! (and our weekly challenge!!)

Welcome to day three of the May sneak peeks for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! We're combining today's previews with our weekly challenge. Our hostess today is the amazingly talented Krafty Girl Elaine who has named her challenge "Anything But a Card"!

Now, if you have missed any of the previews, you can check out the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog...just scroll back to see which Krafty Girls were participating in the different preview days. On Thursday, I showed you the delightfully twisted "Perfect Poison" (click here to see that post) and yesterday I made a card with the lovely "Eleanor" (which you can see here). How about another peek at one of our gorgeous Bathing Beauties??

Now I have to admit, that Elaine's challenge had me a bit perplexed!! I always fall back on making cards, although I've seen some lovely creative projects out there in blogland! I decided to make a package for a sweet treat...who doesn't love candy?? I packaged up a little baggie of Starburst, as I thought the bright wrappers would go perfectly with the sunny theme! Allow me to introduce you to "Mae"!!

I stamped Mae on Neenah and coloured her with my Copic markers to match this great paper from TCP. Gosh I love the colour bright and cheery! Miss Mae seems like a sun-smart gal in her big hat!! Now, my intent was for Mae to be a redhead...although her hair turned out more auburn than red. Guess, I need to work on my colour combo for red hair! I used my circle Nesties to create a little window in the front of the packaging, and then made a frame with the scalloped circle Nesties. Finally, I just used my handy-dandy Cropadile to punch a couple of holes for a ribbon, tied a bow and voila!

Honestly, this was such a quick project to put together! I think I made it in under 1/2 an hour...well, not including colouring time of course. These would be fun to make up as party favours!

If you participate in our challenge this week, you could be the lucky winner of the stamp Elaine used on her gorgeous project!! Just make sure to use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp (go shopping here!!) and then link your project up to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog!

Don't forget to join us's MAY RELEASE DAY!! We have a fantastic blog hop planned that you will not want to miss! You will also be able to purchase all the amazing May stamps tomorrow!!



ps...One of my lovely readers (Hi Sarah!!) thought that perhaps I used the colourless blender on Eleanor's orange swimsuit from yesterday's card. Actually, the highlight on her swimsuit was created by fading the orange out with blender on this highlight!! I just left that area white, and only coloured over it very lightly when I was happy with the rest of the blending. The oranges I used for Eleanor's suit were YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07 and E08 (incidentally, that's the same combo of markers used for colouring Mae's outfit today!!). Hope that helps!

Stamps: Kraftin Kimmie Stamps "Mae"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, TCP
Tools: Spellbinders, Cropadile
Embellishments: White satin ribbon, machine stitching


♥Rach♥ said...

Your "straw" on her hat, looks SO COOL! Very realisitic. I impressed by your whole project and the fact that you picked out the Starbursts that match, lol! Too cute!

Renkata said...

Wow very sweet project. Great colouring. I love how you coloured her hair and hat. Love it.
What combo do you use for red hair here?
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Jenn Joncas said...

I love the rich colours you used!! Mae looks fantastic!! Great idea for a little gift!!!

Krista said...

Another awesome creation Mel! Love that little pkg, you'll have to show me how to do it!!! Love Mae's straw hat! Fabulous!!!

Lisa T said...

Terrific project!! Even your candy is color coordinated. :) It would be great to see a template or some dimensions for this project.

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh she's fabulous! What a great giftie!

America said...

WOW!!!! Such beautiful coloring!!! Like Krista syas, above, Youll have to SHOW US HOW YOU DO IT!!!! Im in love here. heheh. :)