Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy Birthday to Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!

That's right friends...Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is celebrating their One Year Anniversary!!! Now, you cannot have a birthday without a celebration right? (you know we LOVE a good party!)

We are celebrating in several ways….first of all, our challenge this week is to create a Celebration Card! What do you feel like celebrating?? A birthday? An anniversary? Friendship? New home? New job? Join us this in this week's challenge by making a project to celebrate anything your heart desires, and ONE lucky stamper will win stamps from our OCTOBER release!! Yep!! That’s right….these images haven’t even been released yet and YOU could win some, so be sure to join in!! You have a week to play along! (Trust me, you are going to love them!) As always, you can link up your project on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog.

Also, the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Shop is having a SALE!! Assorted images from all of our four lines of stamps are on sale from now until Monday, October 4th, so scoop up some for yourself or for gifts!!

Lastly, we're having an ANNIVERSARY BLOG HOP in conjunction with our weekly challenge! Be sure to leave a comment on each and every stop along the hop because some lucky stampers will win some stamps!!

Let's get this party started!! Well, actually the hop officially begins over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog, so please make sure to start there...that way, you won't miss any of the blogs along the way. You should have arrived here after visiting with the lovely Diana...didn't she have a gorgeous project to show you??

I decided to make a card that celebrates friendship. Friends are such a blessing...they see us through victories and struggles. They encourage us, support us and help keep us balanced. Friendship truly is a gift that should be treasured. I chose to use "Bird Fairy" on my card. I adore this stamp, and I love how she is cradling this little bird in her hands.



I stamped Bird Fairy on Neenah with Memento Ink and coloured her with Copic markers. Her wings were coated with Stardust Stickles. I attempted to create a background with my Inkssentials Blending Tool and Distress Inks. I used Milled Lavender, Victorian Velvet and Stormy Sky...and a touch of Black Soot to deepen the shadow underneath her. I got a little heavy handed in a few spots...I will need to practise this technique a bit more. The metal corner embellishments are from the dollar store and the sentiment was done on my computer. Oh, and that pretty piece of green paper was from my daughter and Junior Krafty Girl Ainsleigh...she pulled it out of her own stash of papers and offered it to me since it went so nicely with the blue KaiserCraft paper. Thanks hun...great eye for picking out the perfect accent paper!



Copics: Skin: E0000, E000, E00, R20 Wings: V01, RV000, B91, G20, G28 (and the blender) Hair: E31, E33, E37, E50, E59 Dress: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, C5, R59, R83, R85, V01, V12, V15 Bird: B32, B23, B97, B99

It is now my pleasure to send you off to visit one of our very talented October Krafty Guests...Angie!!! (I've had the opportunity to hang out with Angie a few times, and she is so sweet!) Angie has recently made the jump from Typepad to Blogger...make sure to sign up as a follower so you can be sure to keep up with all her craftiness!

Have fun hopping friends, and don't forget to leave those comments for your chance to win!

Blessings,

Melanie
Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Bird Fairy"
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, KaiserCraft, green paper was donated by Ainsleigh (not sure of the company)
Ink: Copics, Memento, Distress Inks
Embellishments: Dollar store metal photo corners


48 comments:

Shaela said...

another fabulous card - I love all the distressing you did :)

Rosa Witten said...

Wow each card gets more stunning, Love your design and the coloring. :)

Michele Boyer said...

Wow, Melanie, this is so incredibly beautiful...like everything else you create!!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! Your colouring is amazing. Gorgeous card!

Lilian said...

Stunning work!

Angie said...

You're awesome Melanie. Thanks so much for the little plug in your post about me. You're the best!!

Lorraine said...

this is beautiful i love your colouring xx

Jenn Joncas said...

She is gorgeous Melanie!!! Your colouring is always so beautiful!! and Ainsleigh was right the green paper works fabulously!!

cardmaking bird said...

Beautiful card!!!! Marie xx

Stampvanwinkle said...

Melanie, This is wonderful. I just love how you colored her dress. She is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Amanda R said...

Your coloring always amazes me and this card is no different. Wonderful job as always.

Ms. Jen said...

WOWZA! This is one stunning card. I love the blue and green together, they're so rich. Also, your coloring is to die for. Fabulous work there.

fi's cards and crafts said...

this is beautiful and great colouring.

Fi
x

Mona E said...

OMG!!!! this card is totally gorgeous! Love your colouring, it couldn`t have been easy with all the intricate details. You have done a fab job on this. And also... happy anniversary! Hugs... Mona

Linda said...

just beautiful!!!!!

Lorraine said...

WOW, this is a stunner! Love your coloring of the image and your card!

Shazza said...

wow Melanie, you are soooo talented. I just adore your card and your colouring is amazing x

Patricia said...

So beautiful card I love it =P

Julia said...

grogeous card, beautiful :-)

Karen Mar said...

Beautiful card. Thanks so much for sharing your copic colour list with us.

LouLou Shive said...

Beautiful card. The detail is amazing. I am now following you.

darling Ho said...

Amazing!!
VERY VERY Beautiful card!!

♥Rach♥ said...

Beautiful card, her hair is just stunning Melanie!

Steph said...

So gorgeous! Your style is so distinctive! I watched you give a little tutorial on how you colour hair, last weekend. Thanks so much for that!

Jaye Jaye said...

What an absolutely beautiful Card! Your coloring is perfect!

Tasha said...

Wow this is sensational! I love the gorgeous colour combo and your stunning colouring! Beautiful
love tasha xx

Cassie_lu said...

what a great way to frame such a pretty image.

Linda Carson said...

BRILLIANT!

miskyla said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Wonderful coloring!! :)

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Melanie, this is gorgeous! Your creations are always breathtaking! Thanks so much for sharing with us.

scrappintlc said...

Gorgeous coloring, love all the shading

Toni K said...

My jaw drops every time I see another one of your cards! Beautiful!

Janine said...

She is so beautifully coloured - love that stamp and you have made her look so pretty.

Céline et Nathalie said...

Whaouh!
an amazing card for this celebration
céline

Cyrillia said...

OMG! That's pure beauty. I've never seen that stamp before... now I know what to wish for X-mas. I love the colors you've used.

chrilvian said...

i like the way you coloured her hair
thanks for showing the numbers of the copics

Melissa said...

Wow. Wow. Wow. *picking my jaw up off the ground* This is absolutely beautiful...your coloring is outstanding. Her wings are stunning. :)

Tracey said...

Seriously?!?! Your colouring leaves me speechless. INCREDIBLE!!!!!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card and you coloring is beautiful!

cdm317 said...

Stunning!!!!!

Lisa T said...

Stunning! Your coloring is wonderful! I love this stamp - she's going on my next KK order!

Ronda Archangelo said...

Pretty card!!

Loreal Blondi said...

What a colours! Amazing!

beadz said...

Congratulation on one year! Hope you have many more successful years! Your card is gorgeous!
hugs,
Gini

Katarina said...

What a fantastic card! I love your colouring and the choice of colours. Absolutely stunning.

Minnamanna said...

Absolutely fantastic!
Love your colour choices and colouring!.
Hugs, Minnamanna

Lacey Stephens said...

Oh my goodness! I could stare at your coloring all day!! Such a beautiful work of art!
~Lacey

Paula said...

One of my very favourite KK stamps too - actually I think that dark shadowing underneath adds to the charm of the whole design.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/