Saturday, April 23, 2011


Good morning...and happy Easter weekend to all! Are you all ready for another challenge over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog?? Your lovely hostess this weekend is my very good friend Krista Vantol...Krista's colouring is always jaw-dropping gorgeous. :) Her challenge this week is to get "Frilly"!! So break out your lace, ribbon or whatever frilly things you might have in your Krafty arsenal and get stamping!

I still had one fairy left to ink up from this month's new release...this is the very, ahem, cheeky "Clarabelle"! lol I decided to use some pretty DCWV paper from the Once Upon A Time stack. I really love that paper collection! All papers were sponged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. After cutting out a circle with my Spellbinders, I applied Scor Tape to the back edge and hand gathered some crocheted trim to make it "frilly". This layer was then adhered with pop dots to a layer of cardstock cut with the Spellbinders Lacey Circles. I added some machine stitching and pearls as finishing touches. (The ivory pearls were coloured with my E42 marker to coordinate with the colour scheme.)

Clarabelle was stamped on Neenah cardstock and coloured with Copics. After colouring, I realized the wings were too intense in colour for the papers so I sponged them with Antique Linen Distress Ink to create more of a muted look. Her wings were then given a coat of Stardust Stickles.

Colours: Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 Hair: E50, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E59 Clothes: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, C9, R30, R32, R35, R37, R59 Wings: RV000, RV02, R35, R37, R59, BG0000, B91, B93, B95, B97, C9

If you play along this week, you could be the lucky winner of the stamp seen on Krista's beautiful card...just make sure to use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp on your card to be eligible for the prize. Looking for some inspiration? Just hop on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog to see all the gorgeous "Frilly" projects by the Krafty Girls and Krafty Guests.

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



Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Clarabelle"
Ink: Copics, Memento, Distress Ink
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, DCWV
Embellishments: Pearls, stitching, crocheted trim from Webster's Pages
Tools: Spellbinders


Tracey said...

Stunning card Melanie!! I just love what you did with the trim!!

Amanda R said...

LOVE how you used the lace Melanie! That is such a great idea, so many different things you could use that way. Great card and coloring as always. Have a wonderful Easter, God Bless!

Bananastamper said...

Absolutely stunning! I agree, she is a little "cheeky"! I just love how your card turned out! Happy Easter!

Dora said...

Awww wow this is definitely cute, love the frills.. something I rarely do, love it xxx

Mickaela said...

Hello, i just found your blog and i love it! I have been looking through everything you posted Im just adore it! I love all your cards and especially the ones with kraftin' Kimmie. Im gonna look in often to get inspiration. Thanks for all this beautiful cards!!


Nana Diana said...

Oh Melanie, your work never ceases to amaze me!! This is absolutely gorgeous!! I wish I knew more adjectives.

ms.espresso said...

LOL, she sure is 'cheeky' Melanie! I'm on the fence about buying her... but you've sure made her look fabulous! Love your frilly touches here- this was a fun challenge to play along with :)

Dawn said...

Wow, wow, WOW ... I knew you'd make these fairies look good Melanie!!! Every time I peek through your creations I get the urge to work on my shading. Love it!

ellabella said...

Your card is just perfect in every way.