Thursday, September 15, 2011

Away in A Manger (September Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peeks Begin Today!)

Good morning folks!! We're kicking off the September sneak peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps today!! Each day, the Krafty Girls will be previewing stamps by one of our Krafty Artists...you will find links to these daily sneak peeks over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog. There will also be daily BLOG CANDY giveaways, so you'll want to make sure to visit each designer sharing sneak peeks to leave comments for your chance to win!

So, what's the theme of the September stamps?? Christmas!!! December always sneaks up so quickly, so now is a great time to get a jump on making your Christmas cards and Kimmie has a fantastic collection of holiday stamps sure to get your holiday spirit in full swing. :)

Today, we are introducing you to TWO new stamps sets...the gorgeous "O Holy Night Nativity Set" by Krafty artist Cheryl Alger and the  "Nativity Sentiment Set". The O Holy Night Nativity Set includes three main image stamps ("The Wise Men", "Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus", and "The Shepherd Boy"). It also includes a few small coordinating sentiments. This collection will ONLY be sold as a complete set. The images are a perfect size to mask together to create a full scene. They are also fantastic when used individually as the feature image of a card.  The Nativity Sentiment Set includes several beautiful sentiments and Scripture verses in lovely fonts that reflect the "reason for the season".

I inked up Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus for my card today. Cheryl has done a beautiful job with this set ...they are absolutely adorable! The Echo Park papers were all lightly distressed and sponged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The "O Holy Night" sentiment is included in the "O Holy Night Nativity Set". The larger Scripture verse (Isaiah 9:6) used to prop up the easel portion of the card is part of the "Nativity Sentiment Set" and was popped up on some foam squares. Both were stamped in Versafine Ink on white cardstock that was sponged with Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.


And when opened up to show the verse from the Nativity Sentiments Set...


Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus were stamped on Neenah Cardstock with Memento Ink and coloured with Copics. I did add some additional shading with brown and black Conte Crayons. Spellbinders Labels 8 were used for cutting out the image and the larger sentiment. The background was sponged with Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. The star was given a coat of Stardust Stickles.


Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20  Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59  Mary's Clothes: B91, B93, B95, B97, C5, C7, V01, V04, V17, V09, E50, E53, E57, Conte Crayons  Joseph's Clothes: G20, G82, G85, G99, R27 R46, R59, C5, C7, E11, E13, E17, E59, Conte Crayons  Baby Jesus' Blanket: B32, B34, B37, B39, C5  Manger: E50, E31, E33, E25, E59, E97, E99  Straw: E50, Y17, Y23, E33, E37  Star: Y11, Y17, Y23, E13


Make sure to pop on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog where you will find a list of links for today's sneak peeks. The Krafty Girls have created some gorgeous projects with these two new sets that will be available for purchase this Sunday!

***BLOG CANDY ALERT***

Would you like to win both the O Holy Night Nativity Set and the Nativity Sentiments Set??!! All you need to do is hop around to visit each Krafty Girl sharing a sneak peek today and leave them a comment. Kimmie will draw a winner from the comments and post their name on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog tomorrow morning...good luck!

We hope you can join us tomorrow for another round of previews featuring stamps by yet another Krafty Artist. :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Blessings,

Melanie

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stams "Nativity Set" and "Nativity Sentiments"
Ink: Memento, Copics, Distress Inks
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill Kraft, Echo Park

33 comments:

Cindi F said...

Wow! Your card is so amazing! I love your shading.

Jill Angel said...

Love easel cards and your cards are always so wonderful! TFS!
Jill
http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

Deborah said...

Wow Melanie, this is sooooo beautiful!! Your colourwork is so perfect! Love it so much!!
Greets Deborah

Anonymous said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!! I love seeing unexpected colors/patterns used and u've mastered both on this creation! Bravo!!!
triciacarrier81@yahoo.com

Wilfreda said...

Great card. Your coloring is perfect.

Brandi said...

Oh what a gorgeous, gorgeous card ~ and your coloring blows me away as always! :)

Karen said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for posting your colours. Your work is such an inspiration.

scrappintlc said...

Gorgeous coloring...wow! Love that straw. I adore easel cards. Beautiful.

cort said...

Love the easel idea and the color choices!

Tosha said...

Beautiful, the colors are lovely and the paper is perfect. Thanks

Flo - Sweetideas said...

It's a whimsical image but you have used such rich colors in coloring it in and in the paper used. Beautiful card.

Donna Marie said...

Gorgeous colouring!!! Wowzer!

angie ashuk said...

The coloring is amazing. And it matches the paper so well!

sgc said...

Fantastic card--but even more fantastic coloring!

rhonda said...

Wow! what an amazing card! Love your coloring and that little bit of glitter just makes the star pop!

Rachel said...

Amazing!! Your coloring is so vibrant!

Candi said...

Your coloring always just blows me away! This card is so elegant & beautiful!

Shari Green said...

Love the Jewel tones on this card, great coloring!

Alba said...

Perfect Xmas card!!! Great papers, great image, great card!!!

Melissa said...

LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT! Your coloring is gorgeous and the easel card is perfect to have it on display during the holidays!

Brigitte said...

WOW, what a wonderful card!!! Your colouring is perfect as usual, lol!!!
Brigitte

Nic said...

Amazing as always Melanie. Your colouring never seizes to amaze me. I am in awe.
Nxxx

Jodi Miller said...

So cute, Love these!!!

Amanda R said...

Stunning Melanie! I love the deep colors you used and the easel card to show off the lovely sentiments.

Kris S said...

Love the colors. Card is gorgeous. Thanks for posting the copic colors used.

Kelly Schelske said...

Absolutely fabulous Melanie!!

Jenn Joncas said...

Oohh I love the idea of an easel card for these images!! Beautiful card Melanie!!

Debbie Stephens said...

Wow - Beautiful card and your coloring is amazing.

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Oh my goodness!!! Such beautiful coloring, just perfect. I LOVE this card!!!!! So Much!

Linda Carson said...

Oh WOW! I'd give this rich beauty a 10....picture perfect! Wish I were on your Christmas card list!

Janine said...

Your colouring of this image is wonderful and I love how you have done it as an easel card.

Dominique said...

Your cards are one more beautiful than the other! the image is wonderful and your coloring is amazing! I love the colors you´ve used! Have a great weekend, Dominique

Sassy Cheryl said...

Brilliantly colored! Just gorgeous!