Saturday, September 17, 2011

"Celestina" (A Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Plus Another Sneak Peek!)

Happy Saturday to all our Krafty friends!! Have you been enjoying the September sneak peeks??!! Today, we are introducing you to the newest stamps by Krafty Artist Annie Rodrigue...she has created some stunning angels this month. Each angel has been beautifully drawn and comes with both a halo stamp and a coordinating sentiment. Our sneak peeks today are in combination with our weekly challenge set by our lovely hostess Carole Burrage..."Christmas In September"!! Now is a great time to get started on all your Christmas cards as December will be here before you know it!

My card today features "Celestina", one of the six angels created by Annie for this month's release. I pulled out some MME Holly Jolly papers from last year (this was another one of my favourite paper collections, and I am sadly down to a few scraps now). The paper edges were lightly distressed with scissor edges after being sponged with some Bundled Sage Distress Ink. (I really do need to get a good distressing tool.) I also brushed some gold craft paint around the edges of the papers. The little chipboard corner embellishments are from Make It Crafty (available HERE). They were also painted with the gold craft paint.


On the inside, I've used another sentiment from the new Christmas Inside Sentiments Set. I'm loving how this set is encouraging me to finish off the insides of my cards. It really only takes a few extra moments, and it's easy to add a little touch of your design paper since you've already got everything out. 



Celestina was stamped on Neenah cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured with Copic markers. Her wings and the little star were given a coat of Stardust Stickles. Celestina also comes with a coordinating sentiment, "Angel Kisses!".


Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20  Hair: E50, Y23, E13, E17, E18, E35, E59  Gown: YG00, G20, G21, G28, G82, C5, C7  Star: Y11, Y17, E35

If you participate in our Christmas in September challenge this week, you could be the lucky winner of the new angel stamp seen on Carole's gorgeous project (Seriously...have you checked out what Carole has been making with this release??? It's incredible!) To be eligible for the prize, just make sure to use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp on your project. For some holiday inspiration  (and to see the rest of today's sneak peeks), please visit the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog!

***BLOG CANDY ALERT***

How would you like to win THREE of the new September stamps by Annie Rodrigue??!! All you need to do is hop around to leave comments for all the Krafty Girls who have sneak peeks to share today. Kimmie will be drawing TWO winners who will each win three of Annie's new angel stamps! The winners' names will be announced on tomorrow morning's post at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog.

The new stamps you've seen over the last few days will all be available for purchase tomorrow!! We hope you plan to join us for our Release Day Blog Hop...see you then!

Blessings,

Melanie

Stamps: KKS "Celestina" and "Christmas Inside Sentiments"
Ink: Memento, Copics, Distress Ink
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, MME
Embellishments: Make It Crafty Chipboard, Stardust Stickles and gold craft paint

27 comments:

Brigitte said...

WOW, Your card is simply gorgeous!!! Love your colouring!
Brigitte

Amanda R said...

Stunning Melanie but I really love the iridescence to her wings, you can see all of the different colors in them, so pretty.

Playing with Paper said...

Wow she is just beautiful. Those are great colors. Really stunning.

crafty amy said...

This is so beautiful! I love the touches of sparkle and as always your colour combo is to die for :D
Huge hugs

Amy xx

scrappintlc said...

Beautiful greens, love the glitter on her wings.

TaraG said...

Absolutely gorgeous, as always, Melanie! Your colouring is outstanding, love the corner details and the beautiful papers!!!! Sheer gorgeousness!!!!
Hugs,t

Jenn Joncas said...

Happy Saturday Melanie!! Your card is beautiful!!! I love the glitter (: and your colouring is always amazing!!

Heidi Brawley said...

Totally Gorgeous!!! love the whole card and this Awesome looking angel too.
Hugs, Heidi

Shanna Shands said...

As always you're beautiful coloring is sooooooooo jaw dropping beautiful. I am always coming to you for inspiration. I still wish I lived next door so I could pay you for coloring classes!

Nana Diana said...

As always, a fantastic piece of are, Melanie!! I don't know what else to say but awesome!!

Linda Carson said...

Absolutely stunning! Beautifully colored! Wish I were on your Christmas card list...

rhonda said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!! I love everything about your card!thank you for adding what colors you used it is very helpful for new copic users!Hugs!

Mags said...

This is such an elegant card! I love your colouring of gorgeous Celestina, and those papers are just lovely!

luv, Mags x

Brandi said...

Oh wow! Gorgeous card and colors! :)

Jennifer Tatham said...

Lovely combination of colours and she seems so alive!

Shazza said...

wow this is gorgeous, your colouring is so prefect x

Cindi F said...

Stunning! I love how you did her wings and your coloring is fabulous.

Alba said...

Love this image and the way you used it!!!! Great job!

♥Rach♥ said...

Beautifully colored, love how you did her wings Melanie. Fabulous job!

Riikka said...

Gorgeous! Love the coloring!

Tina said...

OMG what a beatiful card, it took my breath away. This is by far my favourite!

Kt_Dragonfly said...

Think this maybe my favourite christmas Annie image :D love how she's either catching the star or sending it out into the universe!
Gorgeous card x

Alaine said...

I LOVE the dark green dress here! Gorgeous!

Amy said...

Absolutely gorgeous coloring, this new angel is just stunning! Such a magical Christmas card! :)

Bananastamper said...

Gorgeous card! I love what you have done with her wings especially! She is just beautiful - great new release!

Wilfreda said...

Gorgeous card. Your coloring is wonderful. I really like the papers that you used.

JessicaK said...

Gorgeous distressing and rich colors, she's so pretty!