Saturday, September 25, 2010

1 Colour Challenge + 1 Sketch + 1 Krafty Day=A Whole Lot of Kraftin' Kimmie Excitement!!

There are so many great things happening at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps today...first of all, it's Krafty Day!! By the time this post goes live, I'll be on my way to London to meet up with Kimmie, her family and some of my fellow Krafty Girls to make some final preparations before the doors open in a couple of hours. Kimmie has been crazy busy getting everything ready...some of us headed to London last weekend and took over a table at Scrappin' Great Deals to help out. This is going to be an amazing event, and I cannot wait to meet all of you who are coming!

FYI...For a bit of extra Krafty fun, I thought you all might like to know that Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is the sponsor for the sketch challenge over Cute Card Thursday this week!! (yet another chance to win some of your favourite stamps!)

We also have our regular weekly challenge today. Krafty Girl and "colourer" extraordinaire Elaine Hughes has brewed up a fantastic colour challenge for you....Purple, Green and Orange. This great colour combo immediately had me reaching for my Halloween Kraftin' Kimmie stamps!

I decided to combine the Cute Card Thursday Sketch along with Elaine's Colour Challenge for my card today. I hadn't inked up Zelda the Zombie yet, so I pulled her out to play this week. Oh my her! I coloured her skin green, as her stitches and bolts are so reminiscent of Frankenstein's monster. The papers are from Graphic 45. Love, love, love this paper company! I distressed all paper edges with my scissors and then inked them with Black Soot Distress Ink. The black horizontal panel was distressed, crumpled, torn and adhered while still wrinkled a bit more dimension to this card. Kimmie has a fantastic set of Halloween Sentiments for all your spooky creations..."happy halloween" is just one of many you'll get in this set.

Copics: Skin: G20, G82, G85, G99 Hair: 100, C10 (courtesy of this marker!), C7 (courtesy of Krista, as mine had totally run dry, lol), C5, C3, C1 and B60 Shorts: YR02, YR07, YR08, YR31 Shirt: V01, V09, V12, V15 (and some black Conte Crayon throughout the image)

We'd love to have you participate this week! Follow along with the colour challenge and make sure to use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp for your chance to win the stamp that Elaine used on her AMAZING card this week! You can link up your project on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog, and while you're there make sure to take some time to drool over the fantastic projects by the rest of the Krafty Girls and our Krafty Guests! Don't forget that you could double your chances of winning some Kraftin' Kimmie goodies if you also enter in the Cute Card Thursday challenge this week!

That's it for this week! I'm off to Krafty Day...woo hoo!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today friends, and I hope you have a lovely weekend!



Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Zelda" and "Halloween Sentiments"
Ink: Memento, Copics, Distress Ink (and a black conte crayon)
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Graphic 45


Andrea C said...

this is such a fabulous card love the distressing x

♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

This is sooo creepy but cool! I love it!! Amazing colouring.
Kristy xx

Kellie Winnell said...

WOWZERS this is absolutely amazing and your colouring is FABULOUS!
Kellie xx

Linda Carson said...

WOW! That's totally a good artistic way of course!

Mercy said...

melanie....SHUT UP! LOL! this is just awesome! your coloring and shading are so're a total rockstar!

Tasha said...

This is so awesome you totally rock! I love the gorgeous colourwork and the fabulous dp! Awesome
love tasha xx

Tracey said...

It was great to meet you yesterday Melanie!! Krafty Day was awesome!!

This card is INCREDIBLE!! Your colouring is seriously awe-inspiring!!

Jenn Joncas said...

WOW!! I love what you did with Zelda! The colouring and distressing are amazing! I just picked her up yesterday at Krafty Day!! I can't wait to play with my new stamps!! It was great to meet you and thanks for all of your colouring tutorials (:

Anonymous said...

It was great to meet you yesterday at Kraft Day, your cards are amazing. I look forward to following your blog so I can see all your incredible work you do. Melaine I made a joke about your stamps being a tease out on the table, Im sorry. I hope I did not offend you yesterday. Karla