Saturday, June 19, 2010

Shades of Summer

Happy Saturday!! Last week, I enjoyed a little "escape" with my friend and current guest Krafty Girl Krista! Our day kicked off with a cup of tea at Starbucks before hitting a couple of great crafty stores. I behaved myself, and just bought some paper, some foam pads for my Tim Holtz blending tool and some more StarDust Stickles!! Lol, this was honestly the highlight of my shopping time, as I was unable to find it in any of my local stores. After lunch, we headed over to Kimmie's place where Andrea also joined us. You should have seen the set up of Copic markers...it was amazing!! (my little collection paled in comparison to both Kimmie and Andrea's) Now, my plan was to be super productive and get a whole bunch of colouring done...yeah, not so much. We just had too much to talk about! Kimmie did show us how to cut easy-mounted stamps out with a hot knife...seriously, I now need a hot knife. It's SOOO much easier than struggling with gooey scissors. Thanks ladies for such a fun day!

Soooo, are you ready for another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps? Our hostess today is the amazing Jeanne Streiff! She has put together a great challenge for us inspired by the colours of summer...BLUE, TAN and YELLOW.

For my card today, I inked up another mermaid from Kimmie's Summer Mermaid Stamp Kit...hope you already ordered yours, because there are not very many left! This kit has been a huge success...apparently you all LOVE your mermaids!


This lovely gal is "Cordelia". I paired her up with some gorgeous papers from October Afternoon (I grabbed several papers from both Fly A Kite and Thrift Shop and played around until I had a combo I liked.) Now, I stretched the challenge a little...my blues are leaning more towards teal, but that's still in the blue family, right?? (Hope Jeanne agrees! lol) I decided to go with a Kraft cardstock base to make sure to get some "tan" in there! I stitched around all the layers of paper, and covered a little tag in the OA paper for the sentiment, which is also part of the Summer Stamp Kit.

Cordelia seems like quite the little diva! She certainly knows how to accessorize...look at all the hair adornments. This image is great for breaking out the Stickles, rhinestones and pearls...the girl loves her bling! I loaded her up with lots of Smooch Illuminate, StarDust Stickles and Rainfall Stickles (just on the green shells in her hair).


Hope you join us this week in the challenge...you could win Tubing Miles, the stamp Jeanne used on her gorgeous card! Just make sure to use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp so that you are eligible for the prize (go shopping HERE!!).

You can link up your creation at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog where you will also be able to see what the rest of the Krafty Girls have made this week...they are stunning!!

How would you like to DOUBLE your chances of winning?? Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is the sponsor at Cute Card Thursday this week, and it's a sketch challenge! I used their sketch on my Cordelia card today...it's a great layout! So, make sure to enter BOTH challenges this week, and increase your odds of winning!


Blessings,

Melanie

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Summer Mermaid Stamp Kit (Cordelia and sentiment)

Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, October Afternoon (Go Fly a Kite and Thrift Shop)
Ink: Memento, Copic markers
Emebellishments: StarDust and Rainfall Stickles, Smooch Illuminate, dollar store metal brad, machine stitching

9 comments:

Nanda said...

That is a beautiful card. I just love your coloring!

Have a nice day,
Nanda

♥Rach♥ said...

Beautiful Melanie!!! I love her gorgeous hair and her beautiful tail, great colors you picked she sure shines!

Renkata said...

Oh Melanie, she is diva :) very beautiful colouring. By the by what technik do you use to colour her tail. Look FAB!
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Lynne in NI said...

Sound like you had a lovely 'escape' day!
Beautiful card, such pretty colours and her 'tail' is fabulous!

Donna said...

ANOTHER stunning and gorgeous card Mel... I am always in awe of your magical colouring...I wish you could give me lessons!! Xx

Nana Diana said...

Wow Melanie, what can I say? You do have a tendency to render me speechless!!! And that's not easy. This card is absolutely fantastic!! Your colouring is out of this world as always and the papers look stunning!! Yet another amazing card, Miss Melanie!!

FitterTwit said...

I'm with Donna.... where do I sign up?!? AMAZING!!!

kali said...

wow, very great :)
i love this mermaid :)
Many Greetings from Germany
Kali

Kristine said...

Awww, super CUTE and awesome coloring job on this Melanie!! =)

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