Saturday, July 2, 2011

Material Girl

Good morning and happy Saturday! It's my turn to play hostess this week for the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge. I recently heard one of my favourite Madonna songs on my local radio station, and thought it would be fun to have a "Material Girl" challenge (lol, admit're all singing that song now, right?!) dig through your crafty treasure troves and find some fabric to incorporate into your project...just how you choose to use that fabric is totally up to you. :)

I inked up Kimiko from the latest collection of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps by Annie Rodrigue. (Just out of interest, did anybody ever watch a cartoon called Xiaolin Showdown?? There was a character called "Kimiko" on it. It was such a funny son and I loved it!) My card base is a 4.5"x6" rectangle. I used Spellbinders Labels 8 to cut a window in a layer of cardstock to frame a panel of fabric cut from a dollar store drawstring gift bag. The blue and red matting around the actual black frame was made with two consecutive sized dies from the Labels 8 set...after cutting the black section by running the dies through my Cuttlebug, I traced around the outer and inner edges of the dies and then handcut the blue and red cardstock. The green organza ribbon flower was handmade from the lining of the drawstring bag. (You can find a fantastic video tutorial on these flowers HERE. I used my circle Spellbinders as a template for cutting the circles before sewing them into petals.) I finished off this handmade flower with a Prima Hydrangea glammed up with some Stardust Stickles and topped it off with a Prima "Say It In Studs" embellishment. The rhinestone swirls and blue ribbon are from the dollar store.

Kimiko was stamped on Neenah cardstock in Memento Ink and coloured with Copic markers. I did a little altering on her eyes...gave her slightly larger pupils and added irises to colour a pretty blue. Oh, and I extended her lash line just a little bit. I popped her up on some foam squares for a bit of dimension.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 Hair: C9, C7, C5, C3, B60 Clothing and Umbrella: YG00, G20, G82, G85, G99, B23, B21, B23, B37, B99, R22, R27, R59, C5, C7

If you play along with the "Material Girl" challenge this week, you could win Kimiko, the stamp I used on my card today. Just make sure to use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp on your project to be eligible. Need a little inspiration?? Hop on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog to see the gorgeous projects made by my fellow Krafty Girls...those gals never cease to amaze me with their talent and creativity. :)

In need of some new stamps?? Make sure to visit the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Online Store! Oh, and did you see Kimmie's announcement yesterday about Frugal Fridays?? Take a look:

We've got something new and exciting for all our awesome customers! Frugal Fridays start today!! Every Friday we'll have several stamps on SALE at least 40% off!! But only for the weekend! Click on SPECIALS (at the Online Store) to see what's on sale this weekend!!

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend, and thank you so much for stopping by today. :)



Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Kimiko"
Paper: Bazzill, Neenah
Ink: Memento, Versafine, Copics
Embellishments: Organza material for handmade flower, Prima Hydrangea, dollar store rhinestone swirls, dollar store ribbon, Prima Flower Centre, Stardust Stickles
Tools: Spellbinders


Naomi (Sugar Brown) said...

Love this card. Great colours and textures. Makes you want to run your finger over it. Keep up the good work.


♥Rach♥ said...

This is even more stunning than usual! Love the beautiful, bold colors and your shading is just ridiculously fabulous, what a fun card Melanie!

Cammi said...

OMG! This card is simply amazing - you are really making me wanna purchase more of these beautiful stamps!

Tracey said...

WOW Melanie!! This is stunning! The colours are vibrant and gorgeous!!

Kimberly said...

Beautiful card...just love it. These images are fantastic...tfs.

Anonymous said...

Really? Could you colour ANY BETTER????? LOL! Super fun challenge this week girl! Oh,.....and your card,...............AWESOME! LOVE IT!!!!!
:) Tracy

Shazza said...

beautiful card x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mel!!! :)

Danielle a.k.a. FitterTwit