Sunday, October 23, 2011

Retail Therapy (Kraftin' Kimmie Release Day Blog Hop!)

Hi folks! It's release day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! October brings us yet another fantastic selection of stamps from our three Krafty Artists; Cheryl Alger, Emilie Goulet and Annie Rodrigue! The stamps that you've seen over the last few days (and perhaps a few that you haven't!) are now available to purchase! To celebrate, we are of course having a fun release day blog hop. :)

The hop begins over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog where you will also find a complete list of all the participants on today's hop. As you hop along, make sure to leave comments at each blog as Kimmie will be drawing some lucky winners who will receive packages of some of the new stamps! So if you've been tracking along, you should have arrived here after visiting with the lovely Diana.

For my card today, I inked up one of the gorgeous October girls by artist Annie Rodrigue. This is "Sarah Shopper"...isn't she fun! Now I have to confess, I'm actually not much of a shopper...unless it's for stamping or art supplies, lol. I'm not one to go on those marathon shopping weekends. I'm usually "done" after the first couple of hours. But with the holidays just around the corner, I'm sure we'll all be out in the malls trying to get our shopping done. I also have to admit that I never look this snazzy when I'm out shopping! I love Sarah's cute outfit. :)  I used some great papers from My Mind's Eye "Everyday Flair". Her shopping bags and boxes were all paper-pieced with various sheets of the MME paper. Oh, and that wonderful Elegant Scrollwork Memory Box die seemed to find it's way into my hands again. I can't help myself. I love it. :)


Sarah Shopper was stamped on Neenah in Memento Ink and coloured with Copics. I also shaded the paper-pieced bags and boxes to help them blend in with the rest of the image. Otherwise, these bags may have appeared quite flat in comparison to the rest of the image. I cut Sarah out with my oval Spellbinders and sponged around her with Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.


Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20  Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59  Jacket: R22, R24, R46, R59, C5  Skirt: W00, W1, W3, W5, W7  (I also used a variety of markers to add shading to the paper-pieced shopping bags)

On the inside of my card, I used this great sentiment that comes with Sarah Shopper:


After you are done hopping, make sure to head on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Online Store where all the new October stamps are available for purchase. You will of course have the option to order your stamps individually or as complete sets with the Gimmie Kimmie Kits. These kits are divided by artist, and are offered at a great discount. However, they will only be available for a limited time so order yours quickly before they are gone!

It is now my pleasure to send you off to visit with the very talented artist of Kimmie's Moonlight Whispers stamp line, Annie Rodrigue!

Thank you so much for joining us for today's release day blog hop. Happy hopping, happy shopping and don't forget to leave comments for your chance to win some of these great new stamps!! :)

Blessings,

Melanie

Stamps: KKS "Sarah Shopper" and coordinating sentiment
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, MME "Everyday Flair" 
Ink: Memento, Copics, Distress Inks, Versafine
Embellishments: machine stitching, crocheted trim
Tools: Memory Box die

42 comments:

Kelly Schelske said...

Love that sentiment! Gorgeous card Melanie, as always!

Kim Swenson said...

She turned out fabulous! Love your coloring!

Shaela said...

Gorgeous. Someday I hope I can color hair like you, lol. Fab card!

scrappintlc said...

Gorgeous coloring...love this image with her too adorable skirt.

Lisa Rasmussen said...

I Love them all!!! Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous project!!! Always such creative inspiration!

MrsK said...

Wow Mel this is totally gorgeous Sarah just pops out of the card and comes to life! Great Job! Hugz Sal x :)

Linda Carson said...

Did you hear me whistle?? You dressed this diva up to the nine's! Excellent artwork!

Frea said...

Hi Melanie, wow am I really the first to comment on your lovely card?? You know what they say about the early bird.... Anyhow, love this card, your colouring is stunning, perfect shadowing!! Love the papers you used, the stitching and the swirls, it's a knock out card it really is! Have a great Sunday, hugs Frea

Victoria said...

absolutley stunning - where did you get the swirl from I need it x

Shazza said...

fantastic card, I am in awe of your colouring skills x

Brigitte said...

WOW, awesome colouring like usual!!! Your card is simply amazing!!!
Brigitte

Steph said...

Oh wow, I'm blown away by your colouring!! I will definately be following you from now on!! I love this stamp- so sassy!!! x

Angie said...

Awesome card!! Love all the paper piecing on her parcels, that's a mouthful. Lol :)

Marie-Claude said...

Awsome card! I love the choice of colours and the added textures with the lace and sewing.

Tracey said...

Absolutely gorgeous Melanie!!!

Wendalyn said...

This is way too cute. I am just loving this release.

Steph Herbert said...

Fantastic card! Really fun paper piecing!:)

Cindi F said...

Gorgeous card! Your coloring is amazing and I do love the quote with this girl.

Amanda R said...

Stunning card and I love the paper piecing, perfect touch!

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is adorable. Love the stitching and the flourishes along with the beautiful colored image.

mackbrad said...

Thie colors in this card are fabulous!

scrappycanuck said...

This card is so pretty! I love the swirls!

kimberly said...

Excellent Hop - tfs
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love your flourishes

Roxy said...

Wow, your colouring always blows me away, this is really INCREDIBLE!!! And the paper piecing is awesome, too! Hugs, Roxy.

Dana White said...

Oh she is cute - your colouring & shading is FABULOUS!!!

Percilla G said...

Oh WOW
Love the coloring of course
It came together perfectly
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jan farnworth said...

love your card.

Nana Diana said...

Oh Melanie, what can I say that I haven't said before!! This card is fabulous, but that's nothing new!! Ha ha! I love the paper piecing, it looks awesome, this is another beautiful card!!

Marilyn said...

No one colors like you do! Such rich colors and wonderful shading on the folds of the clothes of the images, to the point I can almost feel the texture of the item. I'm always in awe of your talent! Gorgeous card, as always!!! :))

dantanidesigns said...

Love the paper piercing on the packages, and the coloring is beautiful. I have SOOO much to learn! This is one of my favorite cards. Gorgeous!!

Michelle Galloway said...

Love the Colour choices you made!

Kimberly said...

Oh my i just love this card..your coloring and paper piecing is just fabulous....super fine. tfs
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Annette Grzegorzewski said...

This stamp reminds me of my daughter! Its such an awesome card. I hope you do some tutorials on coloring

doghouse said...

I love the flourishes, the stiching the lace and the highlights in her hair!! What a great card!!

Sandy G said...

Love the paper piecing give extra dimension to the image and those extra swirls on the frame are gorgeous. A fabulous card.

Tosha said...

This image is so sassy, love the way you put it all together, very nice.

Sarah said...

Love your card, and your colouring never ceases to amaze me! It's just fabulous!

Stephi said...

WOW...I stoped breathing just looking at your art...wow

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! Beautifully coloured image. Gorgeous card!

Shari Green said...

LOVE your card, beautiful coloring!

lynn79 said...

this card is perfect...love the sentiments!

Sarah said...

Stunning as always Melanie!
Sarah