Friday, June 11, 2010


(This is one of two posts today...just scroll down for the Wags 'n Whiskers weekly challenge!)

Welcome to Day 3 of the sneak peeks for the Kraftin' Kimmie June release!! By now, you've seen some gorgeous mermaids and some adorable little mice on the Krafty Girls' blogs....are you loving them?? As always, you'll find a list of the Krafty Girls participating in today's previews on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog.

If you're just joining us on the previews now, you can still hop around to previous posts on the Krafty Girls' blogs to catch up on what you've missed. We have one more day of sneak peeks planned during our challenge this Saturday, followed by Release Day on Sunday June 13th!! Hope you plan to join us for the Release Day Blog Hop!

Did you hear the great news?? Kimmie is releasing a fantastic Summer Mermaid Stamp Kit that will be available exclusively from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Online Store starting this Sunday! Included in this kit will be SIX stunning mermaids by Annie Rodrigue, a bunch of accessory stamps and a great sentiment set!! You should plan to grab yourself one of these kits quickly to take advantage of the great price! The stamps will eventually be released individually, but if you wait until then you will be missing out on Kimmie's limited time special offer of a 20% discount!

Allow me to introduce you to the lovely Calliope! These mermaids are so much fun to colour. I jazzed up her tail and fins with Smooch Illuminate and Stickles (I did the same with Marina a couple of days can see that post here). I used a combination of papers from my scrap bin and October Afternoon, and sponged them all with a bit of Bundled Sage Distress Ink. The sentiment is part of the Summer Mermaid Stamp Kit.

Skin: E13, E21, E25, E29, E50 Hair: 100, C7, C5, B60 Tail and fins: YR00, YR02, YRo4, YR07, Eo8, E33, Y06 Octopus: RV00, V04, V07, C5

I hope to see you back tomorrow for our weekly challenge...I'll have a preview of another mermaid from the Summer Kit!



Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Summer Mermaid Kit "Calliope" and sentiment
Ink: Memento, Copics, Distress Ink
Papers: Neenah, Bazzill, October Afternoon, unknown scrap
Tools: Spellbinders
Embellishments: wooden tag, jewelry spacer, mini-brad, seashells, Smooch Illuminate, StarDust Stickles


Dawn said...

Wow! She's just too adorable, Melanie! How do you get the stunning dappled effect?

Robin McK said...

As always, you rawked it! You always add such a great texture!!!

Creepy Glowbugg said...

She is beyond adorable! The image is amazing, but the colors you chose and their application is just over the top! The texture you managed with your Copics is very cool.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Melanie!!I love the image,the colors,paper,and your amazing coloring!!Awesome job!

Sharon Caudle said...

You are AMAZING!!!! Love it, love it, love it!!!

Nana Diana said...

Melanie, Calliope looks absolutely fabulous!! You are so talented, girl! I wanna be you when I grow up, Tee Hee!! Love the shells too!!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

OH MY GOSH!!! I can't believe you cut her OUT!! That's insane, woman!! And the colours are so deep and rich!! You MUST bring this card to my house....I HAVE to see it in person!! *gasp**

BJ said...

How many of these are there? Need to know so I can start saving up!!!! They are just toooo cute & when you get done with them who could resist? I am still in awe ofyour talants. Thank You for sharing again with us. Have a good weekend!!!