Sunday, April 17, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie April Release Blog Hop!!

Good morning and welcome to RELEASE DAY at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! Have you been following along with us for the sneak peeks over the last few days? Kimmie has pulled together yet another fabulous release full of incredible stamps! There is the brand new Krafty Quotes #3, some fun Dress Up Kids from Steven Leary and a set of gorgeous fairies from Annie Rodrigue!

The hop begins over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog where you will find a complete list of the blogs on today's hop. As you hop along, make sure to leave comments on each and every blog, as Kimmie will be drawing some lucky stampers who will win packages of some of the new stamps!

If you've been hopping along in order, you should have arrived here after visiting with the super sweet Angie...her work is always so gorgeous! (if not, just pop on over to the Challenge Blog so that you don't miss any blogs along the way.

For my card today, I have used two of Annie Rodrigue's beautiful new fairies. These two gorgeous gals are "Isabelle" and "Rosabelle". I've had this sheet of pretty KaiserCraft paper in my stash for a while now, and knew it would be perfect for the new fairies. I love the pattern on this paper, so I decided not to cover it up with a fussy layout. I pulled out a bunch of flowers and played around with a few combinations. I have to say that this is probably the most elaborate flower grouping I've ever put on a card, lol. All the flowers are from Prima. I did add some Stardust Stickles to the mini roses and hydrangeas to coordinate with the large glittered rose. The laser-cut corner embellishments are available at Make It Crafty...I just gave them a few coats of white craft paint and topped that off with Smooch Illuminate. The sentiment comes with Isabelle. It was stamped in Versafine Ink, cut out with Spellbinders Fancy Tags, sponged with Milled Lavender Distress Ink and coated with Smooch Illuminate. The fairies' wings were also glammed-up with Stardust Stickles...there is no shortage of shimmer on this card, lol. Finishing touches include machine stitching and dollar store pearls.



Here's a closer look at "Isabelle":



Copics: Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 Hair: E50, Y21, E30, E31, E33, E37, 59 Dress: BG0000, B91, B93, B95, B97, C9 Wings: YG11, BG0000, RV000

And a close up of "Rosabelle":



Copics: Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20 Hair: E50, E30, E31, E33, E37, E59 Clothes: RV000, V01, V12, V9, BG0000, BG10, BG11, BG72, BG75, C9 Wings: RV000, V12, BG10, BG0000, B60, blender Mushroom: I am not going to list the colours I used on the mushroom because I tend to go by memory when I'm doing up my posts. The pile of markers on the table was immense and I cannot remember all of them, lol. I "dotted" several layers of browns, yellows and greens to develop the depth, and finally went in with C9 to achieve the deepest shadows.

Time for me to send you off to visit with the lovely Jeanne...just wait until you see what she has created for your viewing pleasure!

When you are done hopping, please make sure to visit the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Online Store, because the new stamps are now available for purchase!

Happy hopping...and don't forget to leave those comments for your chance to win some new April stamps!

Blessings,

Melanie

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Isabelle" and coordinating sentiment, "Rosabelle" Ink: Memento, Versafine, Copics, Milled Lavender Distress Ink Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, KaiserCraft Embellishments: Smooch Illuminate, Stardust Stickles, assorted Prima flowers, corner embellishments from Make It Crafty, pearls, Martha Stewart punch, Spellbinders Fancy Tags, machine stitching

40 comments:

Colleen B. said...

This is so magical.....gorgeous card and I love your colouring of these fairies!!!!

Sheila said...

Wow! What an elaborate card! Soooooo awesome!!

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Lisa Lynn said...

I love your images - the colors are gorgeous - and combining two is great.

chrilvian said...

o my, great colouring
the flowers in the corner make the card really sweet

Sanne said...

Wow, what a great card! I love the way you colour your images! I just love these fairies!

Hugs Sanne

EELS said...

What a magical card, the two fairies together are awesome, colouring is superb.

Shazza said...

Melanie this is so beautiful, yur coloruing is always so amazing x

Renkata said...

Sensational card Melanie.
Love the colouring and amazing details.

Lynn said...

Very talented, great card.

Kerry said...

Hi Melanie,
Gorgeous card & the images create such a perfect scene.
Love Kerry x

Bellaidea said...

Wow, Melanie, this is so cool!

CraftyC said...

Its a gorgeous card Mel, the images are beautiful and I love the background, so pretty!!
Clairexx

Brigitte said...

I just love this card!!! Your colouring is fantastic and the accents are perfect. Love the soft colours and all the glitter.
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Tiiti said...

Your card is so beautiful and your colouring is just perfect! Love this.

Kim said...

Your fairies look amazing! Gorgeous coloring!

Angie said...

Amazing, stunning, gorgeous....I guess it's alright. ;) lol
I love it!!!! And you had to follow me, ugh. Hee hee just teasing.

Playing with Paper said...

Oh my gosh!! I love your card and those fairies so darn cute!! Love the coloring :)

Tracey said...

WOW!! Absolutely stunning Melanie!! I am in awe!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Oh, Melanie -- this is truly a work of art! You must frame this! And if you don't want to do that, you can always send it to me and I'll frame it... :) Your coloring is divine, your layout/grouping perfection, and your 'flowering arranging' is gorgeous. Bravo!

Frea said...

Hi Melanie, love your card, these fairies are so breautifully combined together. And your colouring is amazing!! HUgs, Frea

crafty amy said...

Oh I have been double teamed :D How can I resist. This is gorgeous I love the little touches like the corner too.
Thank you for the inspiration

Hugs

Amy xx

Annelies said...

Gorgeous card! Lovely stamps! And your colouring is amazing! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Kel said...

WOW, what an amazing card, love you color scheme, the flower cluster corner and your coloring, I just am staring to play with my copics and hope my cards look like this someday.

Amanda R said...

Truly beautiful Melanie! I love the simplicity with just the flowers and corners as accents. They look like they are just lounging around in fairyland!

Belas Creating Place said...

WOW!!!! Just amazing cards....love the colours you chose and the colouring.

Steph said...

Absolutely stunning!

jan farnworth said...

wonderful cards.

Liz said...

your coloring is amazing!!!!

jasu said...

Lovely work, fabulous coloring

*Alison* said...

I love the colors you used... this is such a fun creation.. :) HUGS

A said...

very pretty - i love the background paper you chose - it is so, well, fairylike.

Julie said...

Love that card! The colouring of those two fairies are just amazing!

Jenn Joncas said...

Oh Melanie!!! Your card is amazing!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the colour combo and you colouring is always breathtaking!!!!!

Michelle B. said...

You truly are the shading diva! Absolutely amazing, your card blew me away!

Nikki said...

WOW what a gorgeous card so much to look at love it :)

Grace said...

oh melanie!!! i'm such a huge fan!!! your colouring skills are amazing!! i wish i could colour like you one day =)

Pipertäjä said...

Goosh! this is awesome! :)

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

WoW...stunning! Your colouring is soooooooooooo good! Where abouts do you live? I live in Milton, Ontario. Use to live in Oakville.

xoxo,
Lori

mellem said...

Lovely card :-)

Nana Diana said...

Melanie, this card is just amazing!! What an absolute work of art! You have certainly brought these gorgeous little fairies to life!