Saturday, November 13, 2010

"Funky Fibres"...and another sneak peek!!

Happy weekend!! It's an even happier weekend because tomorrow is the official release of the brand new November Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!

We have a double-your-fun challenge this Saturday at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog, because all the Krafty Grils and Krafty Guests are also giving you one last sneak peek at the new stamps on their cards today! Our wonderful hostess today is none other my lovely friend and fellow Krafty Girl Krista VanTol . Krista is quite the clever gal...her challenge is called "Funky Fibres" and it fits in beautifully with several of the brand new "Krafty Girl" stamps by artist Annie Rodrigue!

Today, I have used the lovely "Sabrina the Spinner" on my card...I LOVE this stamp! I have never personally attempted to "spin" wool, but I think it would be a lot of fun! I can picture Sabrina sitting in her log cabin...or maybe even her "soddie" (did you read the "Little House" series when you were younger??)...quietly spinning the fleece into yarn while a lovely fire is crackling away in the fireplace. Sometimes I think it would be wonderful to live in a simpler time without all the hectic schedules, cell phones and noise...but electricity, plumbing and medical advances are enough to put a halt to those thoughts! lol The design paper is from My Mind's Eye (So Sophie). I wove some "funky" yarns through the crocheted trim, and also used the yarn to fill the little wooden spools that came in a package of fun buttons.

"Sabrina" was stamped on Neenah paper with Memento ink and coloured with Copic markers. Her dress was paper-pieced (paper is from Pink Paislee) and then shaded with Copic markers. I'm not thrilled with the background...I was a bit heavy-handed with the Distress Inks. I was also trying out a different light source in these photos...not sure I love it. I think I'll pull out my original light for tomorrow's pictures.

Copics: Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20 Hair: E50, E30, E31, E33, E37, E59 Shading on dress: E40, E41, E43, E47 Spinning wheel: E50, E41, E43, E47, E25, E99, E59

We'd love to see your "Funky Fibres" submissions this week...if you make sure to use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp (you can purchase them HERE) on your project, then you could be the lucky winner of "Mona the Seamstress", the stamp Krista used on her stunning card this week! Make sure to visit the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog to see the fabulous creations by the rest of the Krafty Girls and Krafty Guests!
Make sure to join us tomorrow for the release day blog hop!

Thanks so much for stopping by today friends.


Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Sabrina the Spinner"
Ink: Memento, Copics, Distress Ink (Antique Linen, Walnut Stain)
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Pink Paislee, My Mind's Eye
Embellishments: Crocheted trim, yarn, mini wooden spools, ribbon, machine stitching


Tracey said...

STUNNING!!! I seriously run out of words when I come to your blog! How many ways can I say how much I love your colouring?!?! It is incredible Melanie!! xx

Marilyn said...

I too, am in awe of your coloring abilities! This is drop-dead gorgeous. Of course, the way you color hair is so one colors hair the way you do!!

FitterTwit said...

Melanie... I LOVE IT! The new KK images are wonderfully "old school"!!! You did a wonderful job coloring and the lace is perfection!!! :)