Saturday, January 15, 2011

Fancy Florals...and Day 3 of Sneak Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

Welcome to another new challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...and to add to the fun, we also have another round of previews featuring the brand new January stamps by Krafty artist Annie Rodrigue!!

I would like to take a moment to extend a very warm welcome to our newest full-time Krafty Girl Angie Baker!! I've had the great pleasure of meeting Angie in person, and she is such a doll! We're so excited to have her as a permanent member of our team. If you have not signed up as a follower on her blog, please make sure to do so! Angie is our lovely hostess this week, and her challenge is "Fancy Florals".

I would like to introduce you all to "Lily Lemon", one of five new images this month by artist Annie Rodrigue. I am loving the sweet gals Annie created this fun and fruity fresh! I used some gorgeous papers from Prima on this card...I picked them up at Scrappin' Great Deals a few weeks ago. The edges of the papers were all sponged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I added lots of zig-zag stitching to this card and a few dollar store pearls. Those pretty flowers are from Prima...I'm totally guilty of hoarding those big roses with the coarse glitter. I've been saving them for just the right project. :) The little roses were treated to a bit of Stardust Stickles, just so they matched the larger rose.

Lily Lemon was stamped on Neenah Smooth cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Copic markers. How adorable is she?? I love her demure pose...just look at how she's twisting her hair around her finger. I was originally going to colour Lily as a blonde, but thought that perhaps the lemons adorning her hair would show up better against brunette locks. After colouring with my markers, I applied just a little white Prismacolour pencil to the highlights of her gown. Lily also comes with the coordinating sentiment "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade!" and an accessory lemon stamp.

Copics: Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20 Hair: E50, E30, E31, E33, E37, E59 Gown: G20, G82, G85, G99, C5, C9, Y00, Y02, Y17, E33, E37, YG00, YG11, YG 63, YG67

We would love to have you join in the "Fancy Florals" challenge this week...if you make sure to use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp (you can buy them HERE) on your project, then you just might be the lucky winner of either Rebecca Raspberry or Stella Strawberry, as seen on Angie's stunning cards this week! You can link up your project on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog, where you will see the gorgeous projects created this week by the Krafty Girls and Krafty Guests.

One more sleep friends...and then you can get your inky fingers on the brand new January stamps!! Please join us tomorrow for the official release day blog hop...Kimmie has a fantastic line up of very talented stampers participating in the hop!

Thanks for visiting, and I hope to see you all tomorrow. :)



Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Lily Lemon"
Ink: Memento, Copics, Distress Ink
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Prima
Embellishments: Prima flowers, machine stitching, dollar store pearls, Stardust Stickles
Tools: Martha Stewart border punch


sandra said...

Your colouring is without any doubt the most perfect I have ever saw!!!
Every tinny detail is amazing!
It is real pleasure watching your creations!

Tracey said...

WOW!! Incredible! Stunning! Gorgeous! I love it Melanie!!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Gosh, she is just GORGEOUS, Melanie!!! I love the colour combo you used and all the stitching, but it's always your colouring that knocks my socks off!

Anonymous said...

AWESOME! You are my Copic hero, know that right? Lol! My jaw just drops everytime ! Have a great weekend girl! :)

Nana Diana said...

Wow is right!! This is just stunning, Melanie. I love the flower grouping, so pretty!!

Andrea C said...

very lush card love it x

Shazza said...

this is truly stunning

Nina said...

Wow! What a wonderful card! :)
First time I visit you. I`ll be back. ;)

Diane said...

This card takes my breath away. It is simply beautiful. I love the colour and the layout. I just wanted to let you know that you are an amazing artist. Thanks so much for sharing.

Donna said...

Ok...I think I am offically giving up on colouring now... STUNNING Mel!! Absolutely STUNNING!! Xx

Kellie Winnell said...

WOWZERS this is absolutely stunning! The way you colour is just devine! Love it all!

Take Care,

Brook said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love the dark colors you chose.