Sunday, November 14, 2010

November Release Blog Hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

I always get so excited for release day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! This month, Kimmie has another fantastic batch of stamps that I know you are going to love...there are six new "Krafty Girls" by artist Annie Rodrigue (each comes with a co-ordinating sentiment and accessory stamp) and five new Miles the Mouse stamps by artist Steven Leary (two of these stamps also come with sentiments). The stamps are now available for purchase, and Kimmie has put together a fantastic blog hop today to celebrate...complete with prizes!! The Krafty Girls, our FABULOUS Krafty Guests and our LOVELY Junior Krafty Girls have been busy creating some gorgeous projects for today's blog hop...just wait until you see them!

The hop begins over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog, where you will find a complete list of all the blogs on today's hop. As you travel around, make sure to leave comments on each and every blog for your chance to win a package of the new stamps!

If you arrived here after visiting the super sweet and very talented Angie, then you are on the right track! If not, just start over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog so that you don't miss out on any of the blogs...everybody's projects are fantastic and I know you will want to see each and every one!

My card today features "Lavender the Quilter" by Annie Rodrigue. This stamp brings back so many great memories from when I was little. I have never been much of a quilter, but my mom and both my grandmothers made beautiful quilts. I used to love visiting my grandmother as a little girl...and I was always excited to see her big quilting hoop set up in her living room. She used to let me "hide" under the folds of all the material while she stitched away...it was my little "fort". I very much appreciate all the hours of work that go into handmade quilts...they are such a work of art. Lavender has obviously been a very busy quilter...just look at that beautiful patchwork design! Those pretty papers are from My Mind's Eye (So Sophie). The weight and texture of these papers is wonderful.


"Lavender" was stamped with Memento Ink on Neenah smooth cardstock and coloured with Copics. Walnut Stain Distress Ink was applied to all paper edges with my Inkssentials Blending Tool. Lavender also comes with the sentiment "You're Sew Sweet", and two accessory stamps...a thimble and a pincushion.


Copics...quite a long list today! Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 Hair: E50, E30, E31, E33, E37, E59 Dress: RV000, V00, V01, V91, V93, BV29 Chair: E50, E40, E41, E42, E43, E47, Quilt: Yellow Blocks: E50, Y21, Y23, Y26, YR31, E33 Teal Blocks: BG000, BG10, BG11, BG72, BG75 Green Blocks: G20, BG93, BG96, B99 Mauve Blocks: RV000, V01, V91, V95, R83

I also have a special guest on my blog today....my daughter and Junior Krafty Girl Ainsleigh!! I always love spending crafty time with my daughter for these blog hops...we have a great time colouring up the images together. :) Ainsleigh's favourite image from this release is "Annie the Artist". Ainsleigh is quite the little artist herself...she spends hours a week creating beautiful illustrations. Ainsleigh stamped "Annie" on Neenah paper and coloured her with my Copic markers. "Annie's" easel actually comes blank, so you can add whatever you like to her canvas. Ainsleigh loves drawing Manga characters, so she decided to add a pretty Manga eye to her canvas...I think it's FANTASTIC! Ainsleigh picked out some fun papers from Echo Park for her card, and added a hand-written sentiment. She also decided to try her hand at colouring on some X-Press It Blending Cardstock. Ainsleigh LOVES this paper for colouring...I'm still undecided on it, lol. She has requested that I keep buying it for her. :)


Beautiful job my dear!! Ainsleigh prepared her own sketch ahead of time...she even had it labelled with colours for her carstock choices. :) I'm thinking I may have her design some sketches for me sometime. I really love her choice of black cardstock for matting...it really makes those bright colours in the paper pop!

After you are done hopping around, make sure to stop by the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Online Store to do some Krafty Shopping!! For those of you who just "gotta have it all", you will once again have the option to buy the new Moonlight Whispers stamps or the new Miles the Mouse stamps as complete sets, and at a discounted price to boot!! Just click on the "Gimmie Kimmies Kit" option...easy one-click shopping!!

Ok, time for me to send you off to visit my dear friend Krista's blog...just wait until you see what gorgeous project she has created with one of the new November images!! Oh, and don't forget to leave those comments!

Thanks for joining in the fun today...enjoy the rest of the hop!

Blessings,

Melanie

Melanie's Card:
Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Lavender"
Ink: Memento, Copics, Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, My Mind's Eye (So Sophie)
Embellishments: Prima flowers, machine stitching, pearls
Tools: Corner rounder punch

Ainsleigh's Card:
Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Annie"
Ink: Memento, Copics
Paper: X-Press It, Bazzill, Echo Park

43 comments:

jenny said...

Oh my Goodness! I can't believe that your daughter did the second card! It is great! Love the eye too- how creative she is! And your card is amazing, the contrast of the colouring is stunning!!!

Tiiti said...

I love your card and your so talented with the coloring! Junior's card is also so fabulous :)

Mary J said...

Oh Melanie, you've done a brilliant job with both cards! Colouring is wonderful!

Shaela said...

these are both darling - I love that your daughter joins you for the hop each month! :)

MiamiKel said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!! This is truly a masterpiece - the quilt is absolutely amazing! Such depth and richness to your coloring- a show stopper!!

Lisa Lynn said...

I love your cards. The quilt is adorable, and the painted eye artwork is very creative. The papers work well for both of them. I especially love the coloring of the hair on the sewing card.

Frea said...

Hello Melanie, what a lovely quilt you gave sweet Lavender. Love that image being a quilter myself!
Frea

spikescreativeside.com said...

Beautiful cards ladies!! Loaded with colour and tonnes of fun! Bravo!

Rachael said...

Oh such a beautiful set - well done to both of you!

Shazza said...

Melanie your card is stunning and you daughter is following in your footsteps for sure. I love the papers you both used
x

Dawn said...

Melanie, you always leave me in awe when you colour Kimmie stamps! Your shading is amazing. Ainsleigh's rocking the black & white mime look on her card, and I'm glad she likes the Xpress It paper :D

Patricia said...

Omg your card is amazing love the way you colored the image and ansleigh card is so cute =P

KanataNewf said...

wow - both yours and Ainsleigh's cards are lovely!

Tracey said...

Both of you have quite the talent for colouring and cardmaking! These are two gorgeous cards!!

Lisa said...

wow amazing work to both of you!!

Carissa said...

Beautiful cards from both of you. It is so nice that you can share this hobby. Hugs, Carissa

Playing with Paper said...

Wow........you are very talented and so is your daughter!! The coloring of the image is fab!! I am loving the papers you used too. Ansleigh's card is also very cute and colorful :)

Ann said...

Wow, love that card. And Ainsleigh is so talented! Great cards ladies.

Jenn Joncas said...

Wow!!! Ainsleigh, you did a fabulous job!! Your colouring is amazing! I guess you do have a wonderful teacher right in your own house (:

Your card is beautiful Melanie! I think Lavender is my fav (: Fabulous colouring as usual (:

Wilfreda said...

Beautiful! I love the colors.

t said...

Ms. M: Just beautiful! As always I am in awe of your cards

Ms. A: Just beautiful!! I absolutely adore your Annie the Artist-so sophisticated in black & white! Sew sweeet that you craft with your mom. Keep up the great creations!!

Katarina said...

Absolutely love the "shabby" look of the top card. Can't figure out how you colour the images :) Stunning from top to toe.

Lorraine said...

Your card is stunning! Love the colors you used and your coloring of the image! Your daughter's card is beautiful, too! Great coloring of the image!

Romulus said...

Beautiful cards!

Chelsea said...

Great job on both card. Love me some Echo Park!

Sharon in Arizona said...

Hi Melanie and Ainsleigh - I am very impressed with both cards! Your colors, Melanie, are so perfect for this stamp - I love the way you have blended them all into the quilt! I think we've all had forts as kids, was so fun, wasn't it? And Ainsleigh, your card inspires me. I agree that the black is the perfect card base. Your colors are so bright and cheerful. And wow, look at that eye! Beautiful, beautiful cards! Hugs, Sharon :o)

A said...

beautiful colors...as always!

poldenburg said...

Melanie,
I must say I always enjoy looking at your creations, your coloring is always great with the papers you choose. Looks like your talent has been passed to your daughter, what a great job she does! You both have wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing with us.

beadz said...

I love your vintage colors and your daughter did a fabulous job as well!
hugs,
Gini

Joan V said...

Oh I love your card. The colors are beautiful. And your daughters card is so cute. What a wonderful thing to share with your daughter, the love of crafting.

Nic said...

Melanie, your cards are always such a joy. Ashleigh is so talented too. Both of your cards are amazing.
Nxxx

Paula said...

Tremendous both! Love the artist image & that Manga eye is great on the easel. As you say the black matting is a perfect foil for the bright colours. Just love the papers & colours for the Quilter - & that quilt is amazingly coloured.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Amanda R said...

Melanie, your coloring blows me away as always! When are you going to do a tutorial on your coloring technique? Especially how you do hair? I just stare and stare trying to see how you get so much dimension!

xxxtglxxx said...

Very, very pretty cards, you are both so talented! :)
Great image, the quilter is so pretty and the DP is gorgeous!

hugs

xxalisonxx

Beverly said...

love the colors you used and reallly love Ainsleigh's card design!

Tricia said...

Wonderful creations, as always, girls!! Can't get enough of these adorable images!

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous card Melanie! Your daughters is just as wonderful, she sure takes after her momma!!

Hugs, Kelly

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovely muted tones on Lavender and perfect brights on Annie. The colour work is lovely in both! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Michele Boyer said...

This is *gorgeous* Melanie! Love it! And Ainsleigh's card is sweet as can be!

scrappintlc said...

Gorgeous coloring on the quilter, love her beautiful quilt and of course that gorgeous purple dress. The eye the paitner is painting is very creative.

gobeagirl said...

Hi Melanie. OMGoodness, you sure do know how to color. These are over the top wonderful! I love the depth that you convey in your work. Great job! Hugs, Lisa G

Vanja said...

Your card is fantastic, amazing colouring! I love your daughter's card, too, simply beautiful!
hugs, vanja

Sheila said...

Absolutely beautiful card for you, but your daughter is far beyond her years in coloring. I'm embarrassed to show my cards, after seeing hers. OMGoodness, she is definitely blessed from the Art Fairy.

I would love to see a tutorial on how you color!! Pretty please!!

Thanks so much for sharing,
Sheila