Friday, January 14, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie January Previews...Round Two!

Welcome to Day Two of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps January Previews! Kimmie has a HUGE release planned for this month, so we are highlighting a different Krafty artist on each day of previews. Yesterday we shared sneak peeks featuring some adorable animals drawn by Crissy Armstrong and today the Krafty Girls will be showing you previews of the great new stamps from artist Stephen Leary!! Stephen has come up with some super cute baby-themed images this month.

I chose to work with "Buggy Full 'O Ducks"...I LOVE this cute image!! What a busy mama duck...I can't even imagine having to keep track of all those energetic little ones. One baby at a time was all I could handle!! (There are almost 7 years between our kids.) The design paper is all from October Afternoon. All paper edges were sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I also pulled out my brand new Spellbinders Lacey Circles to create a mat for the main image panel and used my Bow Easy to tie the little bow. The border was made with a Martha Stewart punch. I saved the little flowers that were punched out from this piece and lined them up along the bottom edge...no sense in letting them go to waste! I also decided that it was high time to pull out a Viva Decor Pearl Pen that I bought way back in October at Scrapfest...crazy that I've left it untouched for this long!! I love the concept of this product...you can use it to make pearls of any size you require. I'm always running out of pearls in the size I need for a project, and this pen has enough product in it to make tons of pearl accents...definitely worth the money. However, my execution needs A LOT of work! lol Many of my pearls are not quite "pearl shaped"...they are wonky and smushy. (Yup..."smushy"...it's a very technical term you know!) I think I'll be investing a bit of time learning the right "touch" with this pen so I can eventually create the lovely pearls I've seen on other blogger's work. The "Happy New Baby" sentiment come with "Buggy Full 'O Ducks"...I think it's such a cute little sentiment!



Buggy Full 'O Ducks was stamped on Neenah Smooth cardstock and coloured with Copic markers. (and there's a good shot of those "smushy" pearls! lol)

Copics: Ducks: E50, Y00, Y02, Y06, Y17, Y26, E33, E37, E59, YR00, YR02, YR07, E08 Buggy: R000, R00, R02, R81, R83 R85, R59, C10, C9, C5, C3, C1, C00, BG0000, BG10, BG11, BG72, BG75, BG79

If you have not yet visited the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog today, please make sure to stop by for links to the rest of the Krafty Girls and Krafty Guests who have previews to share with you!

I hope to see you back tomorrow for our weekly challenge featuring another round of January previews..and then again on Sunday for the release day blog hop!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today friends, and I hope you have a wonderful Friday. :)

Blessing,

Melanie

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Buggy Full 'O Ducks" and matching sentiment
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, October Afternoon
Ink: Memento, Copics, Distress Ink Embellishments: Machine Stitching, Pearls made with Viva Decor Pearl Pen in "Cream", ribbon
Tools: Spellbinders Lacey Circles and Petite Circles Small, Martha Stewart border punch, Bow Easy

6 comments:

the whimsical butterfly said...

Man, I wish you'd do a tutorial on fur/hair. You AMAZE me and that is to put it MILDLY! WOW-just wow-this is gorgeous!

Tracey said...

Love your card! Gorgeous colouring!!

Donna said...

Mel, this is just so adorable!! I LOVE it!! Xx

Nana Diana said...

Wow, what can I say? That anyone can do this with that simple little image is beyond me. You can make anything into a masterpiece. Just wonderful!!

Michele Boyer said...

So very cute, Melanie, and colored beautifully, as always!

ms.espresso said...

wow- your fur/feather textures is just FANTASTIC! I think this is my fave of Steven's images from this release, just too cute! And your card is adorable, too!