Saturday, June 5, 2010

Ooh La La

Good morning!! Ooohh...last night was a busy but fun evening. I spent it backstage at our local theatre, keeping the younger dancers from Ainsleigh's dance studio busy while they waited for their turn in the spotlight!! My friend and I brought a couple of portable DVD players with movies and lots of colouring books...but I'm still pooped! Tonight, I get to watch the recital...can't wait to see Ainsleigh perform!! When the curtain closes, we'll be heading over to the after party...lots of great food and time spent with all the other dance families!!

Our fantabulous hostess at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps today is none other than the amazingly sweet and talented Stampin' Nana Diana....aka Kimmie's Mom. Diana is just lovely...and keeps us all in line!! Today she is challenging us to use Triangles on our projects! I decided to incorporate them into my background layout.

I inked up the stunning and sassy Vivienne this week. Gotta hand it to this gal...she knows how to accessorize! How many ladies can pull off wearing feathers like that, hmm?? I paired her up with this gorgeous paper from TCP, and matted the triangles with Bazzill cardstock. Vivienne strikes me as a girl who love her bling, so I used some rhinestone swirls from the dollar store to jazz her up.

Ok...I gotta confess something here. You may think I was being creative by distressing the edges of my cardstock...NOPE. Apparently my paper trimmer is in DIRE need of a replacement blade. I didn't even realize this until I saw the picture on the computer screen. Oops. Yeah...had I been paying attention then I would have either intentionally distressed my edges or at least inked them up to cover the tattered paper. Boo Melanie. However, if you'd like to humour me by pretending that this is just part of some brilliant shabby chic design, then I'll take it! lol

Vivienne was pop-dotted for extra dimension. Here's a list of colours:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 Hair: E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E59 Clothing/Feathers: BG10, BG72, BG75, blender

Wanna play along with Krafty Nana Diana and the rest of the Krafty Girls?? Well then, get on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog and allow the girls to get your mojo going with all their triangular creations. Then, ink yourself up a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp and get busy creating. We can't wait to see what you come up with...just link it up on the blog. As long as you've used one of Kimmie's stamps, you could be the lucky winner of the stamps seen on Diana's gorgeous card!



Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Vivienne"
Ink: Memento, Copics
Paper: Bazzill, Neenah, TCP
Accessories: Dollar store rhinestone swirls


Crafty Chris said...

Beautiful card I so need that stamps she is gorgeous.
Christine x

♥Rach♥ said...

GORGEOUS!!! Vivienne never looked so sassy :0) Love the layout and the rhinestones are a beautiful and perfect touch, they go with her so well. As usual your hair coloring is out of this world :0)

Bernadet said...

wauwwwww I realy love this card Melanie!!!

Karen Mar said...

I love the new chabby shic design. Can't wait to try it myself, (my blade also needs to be replaced)

Jocelyne Chevarie said...

I really appreciate that you took the time to write the numbers of the Copics you used for your coloring.

And, as usual, really love you card.

Have a nice day,;o)

Vicki Dutcher said...

I am in awe of your talent for coloring - simply said...breathtaking. Thanks for sharing!

Kelly Schelske said...

Absolutely beautiful Melanie!

papirdilla said...

OMG, amazing coloring! Really love this beautiful card:)


Michele said...

Gorgeous card Melanie and I love how you've coloured in the image. Hugs Michele x

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Don't you hate when that happens, Melanie?? But honestly, no one would have noticed if you hadn't pointed it out! Vivienne looks stunning and the bling looks perfect for this sassy gal!