Saturday, August 28, 2010

Pearly Whites (oh, and I've got CANDY!!)

What a week! We have been so incredibly busy at work. Let me just say that I am thrilled it's the weekend at last! (although, our family has a lot on the agenda for the weekend, so it's bound to be busy too.) Last Sunday, I had the pleasure of spending most of the day stamping and colouring with some lovely gals. Kimmie, Andrea, Angie, Amanda and I were all invited over to Amy's brand new studio. What a fantastic space Amy has...I was just a tad jealous! lol My stamping space is my kitchen table! We all coloured to our hearts' content, and shared more than a few laughs! It was a great day, and we hope to do it again sometime soon.

Make sure to read to the end of my post, as I've got some CANDY to give away to one lucky stamper!!

One of the images I worked on last Sunday was for this week's challenge at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog! The lovely Jeanne Streiff is your hostess this week, and her challenge is called "Pearly Whites"...so make sure to include the colour white and some pearls on your creation this week!

I pulled out one of my favourite Annie Rodrigue stamps, "Marie Antionette". I LOVE colouring this image! Just look at that skirt...I bet she has to turn sideways to fit though doors! lol In keeping with that vintage feel that I love, I decided to go with a creamier white for the accents on her dress. I also sponged all white cardstock with Antique Linen Distress Ink. That pretty punched border was cut with Spellbinders Classic Lace Borders Grand...I've been after this die for a LONG time, and picked it up last weekend at one of my favourite local stores, Skribbles and Scraps. The papers on this card are all from the Basic Grey Capella collection...I absolutely love these papers. I used some flat backed pearls from the dollar store.


The image was stamped on Neenah cardstock with Memento Ink and coloured with Copic markers. She was cut out and popped up on foam squares. Now, I believe Marie's little birdie friend is a raven...but I needed a bit more white on my card to fit in with Jeanne's challenge. So, I attempted to make him look more like a white pigeon...just pretend with me, ok? lol Oh, you'll notice that Marie also has some pretty pearls in her hair...just perfect for the challenge.


Copics: Skin E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20 Hair: E50, E31, E33, E35, E37, E59 Dress: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, E50, E41, E43, E47

We'd love to have you join in with Jeanne's challenge this week. Make sure to use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp (find them HERE) on your project, and you could be the lucky winner of the stamp Jeanne used on her card this week! For some inspiration, go check out the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog to see the gorgeous projects by the rest of the Krafty Girls and our lovely Krafty Guests!

Just a quick reminder to register soon for the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Event on September 25, 2010...space is limited and tickets are going fast! Check out THIS post for details. I sure hope to see you there!

Ok, are you interested in some BLOG CANDY??? I have been offering blog candy throughout the month of August as an expression of thanks to all the lovely folks who stop by my blog and leave such sweet comments. I appreciate each and every one of you! So, how would you like to get your hands on a couple of gorgeous Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps? Take a look:



If you would like to be the very happy winner of "Nerissa" and "Snow White", then just leave a comment on this post by September 3, 2010 at 11:59 EST. I will announce the winner next Saturday along with our next Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge. I'd like to say a great big THANKS to KIMMIE for generously donating these stamps! Good luck stampers!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful Saturday, and I hope you find some time to get inky this weekend!

Blessings,

Melanie

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Marie Antoinette"
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Basic Grey Capella
Ink: Memento, Copics, Distress Ink (Antique Linen and Stormy Sky)
Embellishments: Pearls
Tools: Spellbinders Classic Lace Borders Grand

44 comments:

Tasha said...

Wow Melanie it stunning, absolutely stunning. I love the DP and the fab layout but its your beautiful colour work that really steals the show!
love tasha xx

Patricia said...

Great card I love it , thanks for the chance to win those lovely stamps =P

♥Rach♥ said...

That is my total fave KK stamp and you've colored her gorgeously! Whenever I color her I pull up your cards :0) Love the color scheme and beautiful papers, you are so talented Melanie!
What an awesome candy, that Snow White is one of my two faves from the fairy tale release :0)

Maria Therese said...

Just stunning coloring!!
Oh yes and I would looooove to be in your draw for the sweet Kraftin' Kimmie stamps :)

Lisa Summerhays said...

Your coloring always floors me. You've got some serious skills!! Gorgeous!

MommyScraps said...

Oh. My. Word... Melanie, what I would do to come color with YOU!! :) You did such an amazing job coloring Marie Antoinette's dress and hair and wow... :) I love love love it... She is actually one of my favorites from Kimmie, and I WISH I could color her as vividly as you do!! Very talented... :) Thanks for sharing (and for offering up the sweet candy!!)

Renkata said...

Melanie your image is so beautifly coloured, you give her live:)
FAB card.
And what a yummy candy!!!!

Lisa said...

Amazing card as always Melanie, thanks for the chance to win some KK stamps

Cassie_lu said...

Your coloring is simply outstanding and the overall look of the card is breathtakingly beautiful. As for the candy, these are two stamps that are still on my wishlist :)

Shaela said...

another stunning card - just look at that DRESS!! lol, fabulous job. Thanks for a chance to win - I only have a few KK stamps but I'm DYING for more! :)

Wilfreda said...

This card is beautiful!

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Pure gorgeousness! YOur abilities with Copics is amazing! The Annie Rodrigue images are my favorite to color! Her art is perfect for coloring.
I do not have either of the two images you are offering so I am crossing my fingers....

jan farnworth said...

oh i so would love to win these i only own two of these darling stamps so far. I started the addiction :) love your card.

A said...

Your blog has to be one of my favorites - I LOVE the cards you make!! The colors you choose are so rich, and your coloring is fantastic. Thanks for sharing your work, it's very inspiring!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

WOW, Melanie!! She looks absolutely gorgeous, but even better in person....'cause I saw her!! haha! Those papers really go nicely with Marie and really give your card that Victorian feel, along with those lovely Spellbinders! LOVE IT!!

Saxon and Jaedyn said...

wow!!! you are soo very talented!!! absolutley love love your work!!! thanks for the chance to win!!!

annheidel said...

Oh wow, this is such a beautiful card! Your coloring is fantastic.

Sarah Schwerin said...

Wow Melanie - your card is gorgeous and your colouring is outstanding!! Thanks for the chance to add these cute stamps to my collection!

FitterTwit said...

Ok... THAT'S IT! I've gotta have Marie Antoinette! hahahahaha... Enabler! ;)

Linda Carson said...

Your artwork is picture PERFECT!! Copics are just putty in your talented hands!

Leah the Orange said...

oh my gosh, Mel. i have to pick my jaw up off the floor! that is some of the most beautiful colouring EVER, and your colour choices never cease to amaze me!

that die is hot, indeed. i want one!
miss you, shoog! sounds like your girls' day of craftin' was a ton of fun! (i'm a dining room table crafter, so i'm with you!)

fionalawlor said...

What a gorgeous card! I could never cut that image out, i would be sure to chop off her arm by mistake lol
I ♥ Kraftin Kimmies stamps, they are so cute!
Hugs,
Fiona x

Dawn said...

Ah, Melanie, such copic perfection as to make my heart sing :D

Alice Wertz said...

wow! your coloring is amazing! gorgeous card!! wow!

Ana said...

Wow, Melani!!! Gorgeous card, your colorings is perfect. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Isabelle said...

Hi Melanie,

i just want you to know that i love all your creations - you are uber talented. i follow you blog through google reader so don't often comment but i wanted to let you know that i do check out all your posts.

Bernadet said...

wowwwwwwwwwww Melanie, this is very, very beautiful!!!!
Your coloring is absolute amazing

Brandi said...

Pure gorgeousness!!! I love the way you color!! :)

Robin McK said...

Wow, Melanie, our colouring is jaw-dropping, as usual! Such a beautiful creation!

I also gave you a blog award - you can check it out on my blog!:
http://stamperextraordinaire.blogspot.com/

Larisa said...

Oh wow! What amazing candy! I absolutely LOVE your cards...I think they're the prettiest I have seen! I mean...just beautiful!

Paper, Ink, Color! said...

Just found your blog, WOW, you are a great artist, can't wait to see more! Love all your coloring. :)

Toni said...

I am so in awwe at your colouring Melanie
love your blog
Toni xxx

AGohl said...

Beautiful colors! I always like to read your blog and see your new creations! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. :)

Jackie said...

Your cards are always absolutely stunning!! You are a very talented lady. Ever think of teaching?
We just coloured Snow White at a Copics class at SGD, would love to have her, she was fun to colour.
Thank you for the very generous candy>

Toni K said...

Melanie, I have just recently discovered your blog. Wow! I am so happy I did! You are so amazingly talented! Thank you for sharing with us!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh my word....your coloring is beautiful and this card is stunning!!! That paper is just perfect with the image too!! Love this!

Isabelle said...

Hooo! yes I would like be the winner of Nerissa the little mermaid; because I really looove Water, beach and ocean...like her lol!

Thk Melanie for this chance!

Alyssa S said...

As I've said many a time before, your coloring is outstanding, phenomenal and blows me away with each creation! You are such a talented artist!
Thank you for the chance to win some fun stamps...I haven't had much of a crafting budget lately, so I haven't been able to add to my KKS stash ;o)

Mary Lou said...

Awhhh Melanie this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I am jealous cuz it sounds like you had a blast --crafting with friends all day long:)))) Good for you!!!

You bring tremendous beauty to everything you create!!
Thanks for chance at stamps and also thank you Kimmie!!
Blessings

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

I think I lost my first post when blogger errored on me!

Melanie, that card is fantastic! Your coloring is just out of this world amazing! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Mercy said...

i am always blown away by your coloring, lady...and this is NO exception! amazing job!

how sweet of you to offer such SWEET candy!

{{{hugs}}}

Jamie N. said...

Wow, as always your coloring is fantastic. That's a great card. I just love how you get so much contrast in the things you color (especially hair!).

Glennis said...

That image is coloured so beautifully - I am so envious of your talent. Thanks for the chance to win

Margo said...

another stunning card - wow!!!