Sunday, June 12, 2011

June Release Blog Hop for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

Good morning and welcome to the Release Day Blog Hop for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! This month's release brings us a set of fun summer-loving animals from our newest Krafty Artist Emilie Goulet, some adorable new spring girls from Cheryl Alger and the gorgeous Asian themed girls from Annie Rodrigue. Kimmie has assembled an amazing blog hop for your viewing pleasure today...and she may just have some CANDY up for grabs too! Kimmie is asking you to leave comments at each blog on the hop to be eligible for the candy. Two lucky stampers will win packages of some of the new release stamps!

If you have been tracking along the hop, you should have arrived here after visiting with our lovely and very talented new Krafty Artist Emilie Goulet. If not, just pop on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog where the hop begins...you will also find a complete list of the hop participants there. :)

My card today features one of Annie's gorgeous new stamps, "Mizuki"...which means "Beautiful Moon". She comes with a sentiment that reads "Everything has it's beauty but not everyone sees it." Once again, I've used a dollar store treasure...the black background panel with the red embroidered flowers began it's life as a fabric wall hanging. I dismantled it and set aside the wooden frame for a future purpose. :) I used black and red cardstock to create a frame for the fabric panel and embellished it with some flourishes cut with Spellbinders Doodle Parts. The oval frame was cut with Spellbinders Labels 10 from silver cardstock. The red cardstock insert for the silver frame was embossed with a fantastic Couture Creations embossing folder from SCACD...this one is called "Drifting Endless". They measure 5x7 and the patterns are so pretty. I sponged some Black Soot distress Ink over the embossed surface...I also sponged some on the silver frame and the red flourishes.

Mizuki was stamped on Neenah carstock with Memento Ink and coloured with Copic markers. I love the bottom of Mizuki's kimono, and wanted those tendrils of fabric to really "pop". I used a combination of yellows, oranges and reds to create a flame effect, and then coloured the rest of her kimono black.


Copics: Hair: 100, C9, C7, C5, C3, B60 Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 Kimono: R59, R46, R27, R17, YR31, YRo4, Y21, Y17, Y15, Y11, Y00, 100, C7, C5, C3 Skulls: B60, BV23, C7, colourless blender

All the stamps you will see on today's hop are now available for purchase at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. If you would prefer to purchase your stamps as complete collections by artist, then you can look for the Gimmie Kimmies Kits option on the left hand sidebar of the store...when purchasing the stamps as complete sets, you get to take advantage of an amazing 15% discount! Or perhaps your crafty little heart desires to take home each and every stamp being released today...well Miss Kimmie has the perfect deal for you! Introducing the "Gimmie Kimmies Komplete Kit"...this kit includes the ENTIRE June release, and to sweeten the deal this kit comes at a 20% discount!!

It is now my pleasure to send you off to visit with my very dear friend and very talented stamper, Krista VanTol...and don't forget to leave those comments for your chance to win some of the new June stamps!!

Blessings,

Melanie

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Mizuki"
Paper: Bazzill, Neenah (and fabric!)
Ink: Memento, Copic markers, Distress Ink
Tools: Spellbinders Labels 10 and Doodle Parts

36 comments:

ms.espresso said...

WOW, Melanie! You never stop amazing me and that flaming kimono is freakin' awesome! Love it! Beautiful card!

Kimberly said...

Oh my Oh my, this is amazing...i just love your style girl...super fine. Would love for you to visit my blog as i'm looking for DT team hint hint...your cards are to die for....really
www.justwordz.ca

Sheng said...

I did not realize the trail of skulls she has, it's so cute and love the colors you chose. Always such inspiriing work.

Riikka said...

Such a strinking card!

Cindi Flass said...

Absolutely amazing! I love the black and red and those flames are great!

Sanne said...

This is really amazing! Just love this card! Great colouring!

Hugs Sanne

punknscrap said...

Fabulous card Melanie, the colouring is amazing and the diecuts you have used are prefect. The fabric looks awesome too!

Bananastamper said...

Beautiful, wow!

Brigitte said...

OMG, your colouring is stunning!!! I love how you recycle stuff for later amazing use!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Jenn Stewart said...

Wow, I love your colouring and your colour choice. Fantastic card.

Tracey said...

This is stunning Melanie!! I love the colours!!

Kim said...

Seriously. I think this is my favourite card of yours...of all time! Good grief! The flames you added are insane and go with the skulls so well! Your colouring is incredible as always and the design is just top notch!!! LOVE it, girlie! Thanks so much for all you do!! xxx

BlackBird said...

This is great!

Lisa T said...

Stunning! Love those dark, intense colors

carole (TruCarMa) said...

S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G, Melanie! Absolutely, without question, BREATHTAKING!

Dawn said...

As soon as I saw this on the website I knew it had to be your amazing work!!!! Gorgeous!!!

Buttons Ribbons and Pearls said...

Well,....you've done it again! I'm starting to think that you were born with a crayon in your hand!!! Lol! Your colouring skills and artistic flair are simply the best! WoW! :)

Heidi Brawley said...

wowzers your card is amazing!!! love it too!
~heidi brawley

Kim Dellow said...

Wowsers, she is fabulous! Kim

Närrin said...

Wow what a imazing card, i like it very much,

greetings
Esther

Frea said...

Hi Melanie, wow that lady looks very impressive and a little frightening! Great colouring, love the red embossed background. Hugs ,Frea

Marilyn said...

Oh Wow!!! Your coloring is so stunning...this is a feast for the eyes!

Jenny said...

Holy Schmoly!!!!!! That is crazy awesome colouring!! Love the 'pop' of yellow and orange on the kimono! and i can't believe you are dismantling wall hangings and such- what a creative little mind you have:)

The Whimsical Wren said...

Absolutely stunning.

Alaine said...

OMG - This is AMAZING!!! Seriously AMAZING. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you colored her up. WOW!

Donna said...

Absolutely Stunning Mel!!! Xx

Candi said...

I don't think I have ever seen anything so amzingly colored! This is absolutely the coolest!

scrappintlc said...

Totally amazing card. LOVE that coloring. Wow!!!

Kiksisworld said...

Wow! Absolutetly amazing card. I love it. Your coloring is perfect.

Tiiti said...

Oh, this is so cool! LoveLoveLove your card! This image is totally cool, with capital C! Wow... hugs, tiiti

Lori said...

Oh my!! Stunning, you really outdid yourself. It is beautiful!! In awe, really.

Anonymous said...

Your card is STUNNING Melanie!! Fabulous!!
~Mellissa T

jammie Clark said...

OMG!!! This is like my favorite card...EVER!!!!! Amazing!!!!

Alex said...

Melanie!!! This is STUNNING! WOW- I loved this image before, but now I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it!!! Just amazing!

Sandy G said...

Wow you have done a wonderfull job of colouring this image gorgeous image, fab card

Krista said...

I'm speechless...really...you totally completely knocked this one out of the ball park Melanie! Amazing flames on her dress, and that fabric is awesome!!! LOVE IT!
Hugs, K :)