Sunday, September 12, 2010

September Release Blog Hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

Welcome to the release day Blog Hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! I hope you have enjoyed all the previews over the last few days...I know we all had so much fun colouring up these new images! This new release includes five gorgeous and slightly sassy ladies from the pen of artist Annie Rodrigue(each gal comes with a co-ordinating sentiment). Steven Leary has been a busy artist too, creating several brand new images...Miles and the gang are getting ready for fall as well as celebrating birthdays...Mouse-Style!

As always, Kimmie has an amazing blog hop planned today to celebrate the official release of these new September stamps. Not only will you be visiting each of the Krafty Girls, but also participating today are both Kimmie's artists, some of our Junior Krafty Girls, the September Krafty Guests as well as a few other very talented guests! What a line-up!

Ok...let's go over the rules. The hop begins over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog, so make sure to start over there where you will find the hop list to help keep you on track. Along the way, make sure to leave comments at each and every blog because some lucky folks will win some packages of the new September stamps!

Let's get this party started!! You should have arrived here from the Challenge Blog, as this is the second stop on the hop!

I'd like to introduce you to "Raychel", one of the gorgeous new ladies illustrated by Annie Rodrigue. I just love her pose...what movie was that where the girl knew the kiss meant true love if her foot kicked up?? Well, Raychel certainly has her pretty eyes set on some special guy...love is in the air folks! The papers used on this card are all from the Basic Grey Olivia collection. The "X and O's" print is absolutely perfect for Raychel, and for the "Hugs and Kisses" sentiment that comes with her. I love it when you find the perfect paper for an image...it just makes the whole project come together so well.




Raychel was stamped on Neenah cardstock and coloured with Copic markers. I glammed up her gloves, belt and shoes with some Stardust Stickles. Although it doesn't show up in the picture, I added a little Smooch Illuminate to her lips for some subtle sparkle...well, and I couldn't resist using a product called "Smooch" on those puckered lips!!



Copics: Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20 Hair: E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E59 Dress: RV000, R81, R83, R85, R89 Gloves/Belt: G20, G83, G85, G99

When you are finished hopping, make sure to stop by the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps online store because all these fantastic new images are now available for purchase!! Oh, and remember the "Gimmie Kimmie's" kits last month? Well, they were such a bit hit that Kimmie is offering them again this month. So, if you want the entire set of new September stamps then just click on the "Gimmie Kimmie's" option and you will be able to purchase them all at a discounted price!

Remember that if at any time you get lost, just head on back to the Challenge Blog for the complete list of blogs...and don't forget to be leaving those comments along the way!

Ok, off you go to visit the very talented artist who brings us the Miles the Mouse stamps...Steven Leary!

Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!!

Blessings friends,

Melanie

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Raychel" and coordinating sentiment
Ink: Memento, Copic markers, Distress Ink
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Basic Grey "Olivia"
Embellishments: Smooch Illuminate, Stardust Stickles, pearls, Prima Hydrangeas, machine stitching

44 comments:

Lorraine said...

Wow, how cute is that image! And your coloring of her is incredible!

Renkata said...

wowowow sheis very sassy and gorgeous with her shiny hair:)

Kelli said...

O!M!G!!!!! Her Hair is GORGEOUS.... ARE YOU KEEPIN IT A SECRET **pouting** all the copic colors are listed EXCEPT for the hair... LOL I am SO tryin to figure out that blending hair color thing... and THIS IS GORGEOUS, heck, I should print this out and take it to my hair lady.... SUPERB!!!!!! Those papers, yes, PERFECT!!!

Rosa Witten said...

She is so cute! I love the stiching and her hair is awesome. :)

Shana said...

Melanie your colouring is out of this world as usual! Love your card!

gobeagirl said...

Hi there. My goodness I just love the way you color. I am loving these pin up girls too. However you really bring out the depth in your coloring. I can not wait to come back and check out the rest of your blog. Hugs, Lisa G

Patricia said...

Super cute card I love it =P

Kelly said...

Wow, Raycel is gorgoeus! Love what you have done with her too. Love the sparkly shoes and gloves!

Kelly said...

Wow, Raycel is gorgeous! Love what you have done with her too. Love the sparkly gloves and shoes!

chrilvian said...

i love the stiching on your work

Maria Therese said...

Amazing card!!

Debs M x said...

beautifully coloured and your right that paper matches perfectly x

Janine said...

She is such a fun character and her hair is gorgeous!

Donna said...

Absolutely STUNNING card Mel!! You ROCK!! Xx

Alice Wertz said...

wow! this is fabulous!! so beautiful! love it!

Ana said...

Wowww!!! Cute card!! Rachel is beautiful, the coloring is perfect.

Hugs

Ana

Kt_Dragonfly said...

It was the Princess Diaries with the 'one foot kick' :D Gorgeous card and I love that hugs & kisses paper!

Beate said...

Melanie, your coloring looks AMAZING! Gorgeous card. Love the stitching, the layout, the papers you used.
Hugs and smiles

Jenn Joncas said...

She is gorgeous Melanie!! You did a fabulous job with her hair!! I love the layout of your card and the stitching adds so much!!

TaraG said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Mel, I just love how you coloured her with the sleeveless dress and long gloves!!!I didn't see that in the image until I saw your image coloured up! When I saw the image the first time I thought she had a shrug on!
I just love her with the long, sexy, glittery gloves and your colouring is breathtaking, Hun, as always! She looks super glamorous and I love the Olivia papers with her, you are so right about the X and O paper...I think I am going to have to use it on a card with Raychel too,smile!
Hugs,t

Jennybean said...

very fabulous card!

Michele Boyer said...

Gorgeous as always, Melanie! I love the stitching, papers, and of course your coloring!

Buttons Ribbons and Pearls said...

Oh My Goodness! You just keep on 'rockin' those markers girl! I've decided that you are my Copic Hero! Lol! Love the card! :) Tracy

DonnaMundinger said...

ADORABLE! Such a flirt! Fab coloring and papers and the stitching really sets it off! xxD

Lynn said...

Love how you have presented this girly -such fun too.

Donna Marie said...

Wow... As usual you achieve such great depth in your colouring. Love it.

Steph said...

I am always amazed with your colouring. You have such a distinctive style. Beautiful work!

Loreal Blondi said...

What a Girl! What a Card!

lorena b. said...

Beautiful interpretation!

Ginny said...

I really love your coloring! I'm always amazed by it. And I love that you used smooch on her lips!

Ann said...

Beautiful coloring of Raychel and love your whole composition of the card, wonderful!!!

Stampvanwinkle said...

Cute card Melanie, What a sassy little gal.

Dot said...

Your card is just great.I just found the pin up girls. They are all awesome. Gotta finish the rest of the blog hop and then go shopping!
Dorte,x

Lisa said...

amazing colouring Melanie, when's your copic colouring class LOL, no really I am serious!!!

beadz said...

This is so cute! I love the papers that you chose.
hugs,
Gini

Alaine said...

Wow. You did a wonderful job coloring!

Tasha said...

WOW WOW WOW completely stunning! Love the DP its perfact for this image
love tasha xx

Paula said...

Love your shading of her legs & the dress - she's just got real "Shape" & that XOXO paper is so appropriate.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Sharon said...

Absolutely beautiful card! Your coloring is perfect - I love everything about it! TFS!

Wilfreda said...

Very pretty. Your coloring is wonderful.

Amanda B said...

awww she is awesome. and i love her hair she looks super hot!
Amanda xoxox

My Paper Passions said...

hey sweet card she looks awesome!!!needed to post under my blog addy!!
she is smokin hot too!!!

Dawn said...

*drooooool* ... what an awesome mixture of cute, romatic, sweet and sassy all at once. LOVE the colour choices and all that stitching on this card Melanie!

t said...

Raychel is my fave! Love your blog...tfs