Sunday, February 13, 2011

Let's Go to the Hop...February Blog Hop Time at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!!

Welcome to the official release day BLOG HOP at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! Once again, Kimmie has assembled a fantastic release of new stamps...7 fabulous new 50's retro images by Annie Rodrigue, 5 adorable new spring-themed stamps by Steven Leary and an incredible brand new line of stamps called Krafty Quotes!! (There are 4 quotes included in this first set!)

The hop begins at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog where you will find a complete list of links to the blogs on today's hop...so, you should have arrived here from the very talented Lori's Blog! As you are hopping along today, make sure to leave comments at each blog as Kimmie will be drawing some lucky hop participants who will win packages of some of the new stamps!!

As always, I am completely in love with the new stamps by Annie Rodrigue!! For my card today, I combined two new stamps...Danny and Joanie! I'll let you know a little something about me...I LOVE musicals!! Grease just happens to be on my list of favourite musicals...it's so much fun to sing along with! I think super-cool Danny and sassy Joanie look all set to break into a rendition of "You're the One That I Want"!! "I got chills, they're multiplyin', and I'm losin' control. Cause the power you're supplyin'...it's electrifyin'!" hehe (Are you all groovin' in your seats and singing along with me??!!) Miss Joanie certainly is "electrifying" in that too-hot-for-words outfit!! The striped paper is from My Mind's Eye, the black and white swirly paper is from Karen Foster and the red paper is from Pink Paislee. I used Spellbinders Lacey Squares for the frame behind Danny and the sentiment (which comes with Joanie) was matted on a Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio.

The images were stamped on Neenah Smooth Cardstock with Memento Ink and coloured with Copics. I cut smokin' Joanie out and popped her up on foam squares outside of the main image panel just to add a bit of visual interest. I altered her eyes a bit, and gave her some pretty baby blues. :) Joanie comes with two sentiments..."I dig you!" and "You're the cat's pajamas!".


Copics: Skin: Eooo, E00, E11, E21, R20 Hair: E50, Y21, Y26, E33, E35, E37, E59, YR31 Clothes: R32, R35, R46, R59, 100, C9, C5, C3, C1, C00

Here's a closer look at Danny...he's so COOL! Danny comes with two sentiments as well...."You ain't nothin' but a hound dog!" and "Hey Daddy-O!"



Copics: Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20 Hair: 100, C9, C5, C3, C1, B60 Pants: B000, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99 Shirt: C00, C1, B60 Jacket: 100, C9, C5, C3, C1, B60 Bike: R32, R35, R46, R59, 100, C9, C5, C3, C1, C00, B60, YR31, Y21 Ground: W7, W5, W3, W1, W00 (Sky was done with Stormy Sky Distress Ink, a makeup sponge and a cloud template)

The new stamps are all available for purchase now at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Online Store!! If you "need" the whole collection, you can purchase them as the "Gimmie Kimmies Kits"...there are two sets, one for each artist's images, and they are offered to you at a discounted price!

Ok...I've kept you long enough!! It's my pleasure to send you off to visit with the incredibly talented Krafty Girl Tracy Cornhill...just wait until you see what she has created for your viewing pleasure!! As you hop along today, don't forget to leave those comments for your chance to win some of the new stamps!

Have fun friends!!

Blessings,

Melanie

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Joanie" and "Danny"
Ink: Memento, Copics,Distress Ink
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Karen Foster, My Mind's Eye, Pink Paislee
Embellishments: Ribbon
Tools: Spellbinders Lacey Squares and Ribbon Tag Trio

42 comments:

Serafiia said...

OMG! This is smokin' hot! Love the lay out and adore your amazing coloring skills.

Karyn S said...

wow, this is amazing. I love your use of black in the colouring - just stunning!

MrsK said...

Hey Melanie! this is one super rocking card! It just screams 'Grease' to me and you have totally fabby inking skills lass i'm in awe! x

KanataNewf said...

Wow - absolutely amazing. Great way to combine the two images.

Amanda R said...

Melanie, you always blow me away with your coloring and creativeness and this is no exception! Wonderful job!

Tasha said...

Wow Melanie this is so amazing, gosh your colouring is just phenomenal
Fab hop
love tasha xx

Brigitte said...

Amazing!!! Your card is out of this world! And yes, I was dancing in my seat, lol!!!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

BlackBird said...

Nice coupel

Kiksisworld said...

Your card is so gorgeous!

Hugs Kiksi

Angie said...

Absolutely stunning!!!! :)

sgc said...

Melanie--I LOVE Danny and Joanie! I'm so pleased that there is a guy stamp in this release.

Steph said...

Once again, I LOVE your colouring! So unique, so amazingly awesome! When I see it, I think of the line "tell me about it... stud..." from Grease! Love it!

jasu said...

Danny is quite cool. Lovely card.

Lillian Child said...

GREASE is the word, is the word, is the word!

WOW - this is fabulous! Great job!

Tracey said...

Holy WOW!!! This is AMAZING Melanie! I love it!!!

Lisa said...

wowsah's now that is hot!!!! awesome job!!

Jenn Joncas said...

Cool card Melanie (: I am a huge fan of Grease!!! and this card is so it!!! Gorgeous card as always!!! Fabulous work on the clouds (:

Wilfreda said...

This is adorable!!!

Claire said...

Love Danny so like the T Birds

Stephanie Zito said...

OMG Melanie! This is soooo cool and beautiful! Your colouring is amazing as always! I love how you included two images and I love your sky background!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

This design is too-hot-for-words!!!! These two look INCREDIBLE!! And Grease is my fave musical too....could you have guessed?? And I will NEVER know how you cut those images out and get in all the tiny little spaces with a pair of scissors! I'm going to have to watch you do it sometime! Another jaw-dropper, Miss Melanie!!

Lori Subosits said...

Fifties Fab.

Diane said...

What a beautiful layout and your coloring skills are amazing.

Donna said...

Again...outstanding card! Besides the incredible colouring job, I love how you layered the papers in the background. I just made my husband's Valentine's Day card with "Danny" & "Judy" from the new release and I had a lot of fun designing with them.

Dee in N.H. said...

Girl, you just have some mad coloring going on here! Awesome card!

Beate said...

Fan-freaking-tastic!!!!
Hugs and grins

Kim said...

I suddenly have the urge to watch Grease. Fantastic card and gorgeous coloring!!!

gobeagirl said...

Hi Melanie. I just love your coloring. You really do some amazing coloring. Talk about depth. You surely acheived it! Your card really brings me back. Thank you. Hugs, Lisa G

ellabella said...

So amazing!!! I love the image but the thing that really makes this card is your coloring!! Amazing!

Janine

Amy said...

Awesome card Melanie, takes me right back to Rydell High! :)

Shaela said...

gorgeous card - love your coloring as always!

Lisa said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the grease inspired card...makes me think of Danny and Sandy!!!

Allye said...

I love this card and your colouring is amazing!!!

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous Melanie!! Brilliant design with these images!
hugs

scrappintlc said...

Beautiful card. Simply love her hair coloring.

TaraG said...

Oh Melanie this is STUNNING, hun! I know I say it every time, but your colouring is just impecable...WOW!!!! I love the great scene that is created with Joanie and Danny here! Absolutely love everything about this card!
Hugs,t

Ann said...

Wow ~ Such a striking card! I love it ~ just caught Grease for the umpteenth time last week!

Dawn said...

Amazing!!! You inspire me to be more bold with colour and get in there with my shading Melanie :D

Deb said...

WHOA! This is amazing! I love the rich colors and high contrast! Your coloring ROCKS!

Shazza said...

oh my goodness this is AMAZING, jsut love it x

Victoria said...

wow wow wow wow wow
you know how much I love your work already but this si outstanding x

Kimberly said...

Seriously your coloring is amazing....way amazing. I just starting coloring images and enjoy it. I find i have trouble taking pictures that shows the great vividness of the colors. i see you have help in that area:) If you have any tips you could pass along it would be so appreciated. Thanks for sharing. you rock. kim
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