Friday, July 15, 2011

"Oh, The Places You'll Go!"...Round 3 of the July Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peeks!

Today, some of the Krafty Girls are sharing sneak peeks featuring the newest Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps by artist Cheryl Alger...they will all be available for purchase this Sunday! (each day leading up to the release, you can find links to the daily sneak peeks at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog)

This cute little tyke is "Bookworm Jaime". This image is just perfect for all those avid readers...so I decided to make a bookmark. You can include me in that avid reader category. I love to immerse myself in a good book! The papers are from a MME Stella and Rose 6x6 pad (I buy my 6x6 paper pads HERE). These little projects are a great way to use up scraps of design paper left over from other projects. They also come together fairly quick...no need to spend time fussing over embellishments as bookmarks need to be "low-profile". I had originally planned on adding a little tassel to the top, but I got a bit lazy, lol. Next time I make one up, I think I'll add an eyelet and make a colour coordinated tassel from embroidery floss. Oh, and I absolutely LOVE this Dr. Seuss inspired sentiment that comes with Bookworm Jaime!!


I stamped the image on Neenah cardstock with Memento Ink and coloured it with Copic markers. All paper edges were sponged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I added some machine...and look at how wonky it is! That was not intentional at all. It was supposed to be all nice and straight. Hmm...let's chalk it up to the Benadryl I took that evening for allergies. lol (Anybody else out there having a miserable time with allergies??? ) Lesson learned here? Do not operate a sewing machine while under the influence of Benadryl ;)

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59 Skirt: B90, B91, B93, B95, B97, C7 Shirt: YR02, YR04, YR07, E08, BG72, BG75, C7 Shoes: E30, E31, E25, E29, E50 Worm: YG03, G82

BLOG CANDY: Pop on by the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog to check out the other sneak peeks for today and make sure to leave comments at each Krafty Girl's blog because Kimmie will draw one lucky winner who will receive all three of the new Cheryl Alger Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! The winner's name will be posted on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by! We'll be back tomorrow with our weekly challenge and another round of July sneak peeks!

Blessings,

Melanie

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Bookworm Jaime" and coordinating sentiment
Ink: Memento, Copics, Distress Ink
Paper: Kraft, MME, Neenah
Embellishments: Machine Stitching

23 comments:

JenE said...

Great bookmark! It's a great idea for the beginning of school!

Brigitte said...

She's so adorable!!! Fantastic job on the colouring!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Tosha said...

What a nice card, great choice in everything, really like the size.

ellabella said...

Gorgeous as always Melanie. Love the colours. Great work!!!

Cindi said...

Gorgeous bookmark! Your coloring amazing and I love this quote :)

Kirsty said...

What a great idea doing a bookmark! I think I may steal it! Fabulous colouring - as always and the background paper is perfect - what with the schoolbook paper!

Vanja said...

Stunning bookmark! Fantastic colouring.

hugs
Vanja

Heather said...

What a great idea to create a bookmark with this image. Love it!!!

Jenny said...

Love your bookmark Melanie:) That distressing is awesome and you are the colouring queen! Funny story...my gf was over for coffee the other day and she wants me to teach her all I know about copics (very little- should only take about 10 mins;) and she said 'ever heard of this lady, Melanie something...she is the crazy amazing with copics...' and I'm like, you have to mean Melanie Holtz...And she screamed YES!!!! lol

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

AGH!! It's gorgeous, Melanie!! And I'm always in need of a good bookmark....usually mine is a post it note or a receipt! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Аня said...

Love this new image!)) Nice card!

Lisa KJ said...

love the stamp, colors and really like your coloring style.... you make hair "shine".

Sarah said...

I adore this! Your colouring is always fabulous!

Shazza said...

fabulous coloruing Melanie, I love this x

Hannah Clark said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your colouring! I always use your colouring as a guide when I'm colouring my stuff. Your bookmark is adorable! I'll have to get this stamp!

Alba said...

Uoh!!! it's a very very nice bookmark!!!!! Love it!

scrapalajen said...

Gorgeous bookmark Melanie! Great great coloring.

CATHY COLLINS said...

great choice of colors! Always need a good bookmark! This is perfect!

crafty amy said...

Awe she is my favorite so far I love the book worm on her shoulder :D
What a great line up of releases these are.

Hugs

Amy xx

Sandy G said...

love how you coloured this cute little image

busybusyhoneybee said...

C-U-T-E! Love it!!!

Sassy Cheryl said...

What a FABULOUS bookmark!!!! It's just adorable.

Sara Henton said...

SQUEEE!!! This is just so cute. Your coloring is just amazing.