Sunday, December 11, 2011

December Release Day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

Welcome to the release day blog hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! As always, Kimmie has put together an amazing release this month. There's the new "Sugar and Spice" set by Cheryl Alger, two new sets from Emilie Goulet called "Lots of Love 1" and Lots of Love 2", six new Alice in Wonderland characters from Annie Rodrigue and a fantastic set of Wonderland Sentiments!

The blog hop started over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog where you'll find a complete list of all the participants. As you  hop along today, make sure to leave comments at each blog because some lucky stampers will win packages of some of the new December stamps. So, if you've been following along, you should have arrived here after visiting with the always lovely Angie Baker.

I have two cards to share with you today. The first features the amazing "Mad Hatter" by Annie Rodrigue. I love the Mad Hatter. I love his quirkiness, his sense of style and the fact that he embraces his madness. :)  I have to say that Johnny Depp was PHENOMENAL in that role...he's one of my favourite actors, and his portrayal of the Hatter was sheer brilliance. Annie's Hatter is sheer artistic brilliance, don't you agree? The papers are all from My Mind's Eye "Breeze". The Mad Hatter comes with two sentiments, "We're all mad here!" and "What's the hatter with you?".


As always, I stamped him on Neenah cardstock with Memento Ink and coloured him with Copic markers.


Skin: E000, E00, E11, RV95  Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59  Shirt: BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, BG96, C5, C7  Vest and hat: R22, R27, R46, R59, BV23, C3, C5, C7  Pants: G20, YG91, YG95, BG96, G99, BV29, C5, C7  Cup: C00, C1, C3

This next card features one of the adorable images in the brand new "Lots of Love 1" set by Emilie Goulet. This super sweet set includes three main image stamps and six coordinating sentiments just perfect for Valentines Day! I really love these kissing fish. :) The plaid and "X and O" papers are from Basic Grey Olivia while the pink background paper is from Crate Paper. I covered two wooden hearts with the Crate paper and used one of the Lots of Love 1 sentiments. The border was created with a Martha Stewart punch.


After colouring the fish with my Copics, I added some Smooch Illuminate. To create the transparent bubble, I first stamped the image directly on the patterned paper. I added a bit of shading with a few pink markers, added a bit of white gel pen to the highlights and then covered all the bubbles with a generous coat of Glossy Accents.


Green Fish: YG00, YG11, BG10, BG11, BG15, BG09, BV23, BV29  Pink Fish: RV000, R81, R83, R85, R89, BV23


The new stamps are now available for purchase at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Online Store! Once again, Kimmie will be offering the Gimmie Kimmie Kits for those of you who just want them all! The kits are grouped together by artist and offered at a great discount, but only for a limited time!

It's now my pleasure to send you off to visit with the very sweet Kerry Johnson!

Happy hopping, and don't forget to leave comments along the way for your chance to win some of the new stamps!

Blessings,

Melanie

24 comments:

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Wow! Your coloring is awesome, love these cards!

Scrapcrazy said...

love both cards, color choices are awesome.

Debbie said...

Both cards are just magnificent, love the transparent bubble you created and the sparkle on the adorable fishes, but OMG your coloring on both is sheer perfection!!! Love your style..Will be back to visit again..hope you don't mind, and hope you do the same

Hugs
Debbie

Brigitte said...

WOW, another two gorgeous cards!!! Like usual, your colouring is perfect!!! I love how you always find the perfect touch for all of your cards.
Brigitte

Kim Swenson said...

The darker colors you used are fabulous! The Mad Hatter is stunning!

Michelle Galloway said...

you are sooo talented! I love your work!

Beate said...

Girl, your coloring rocks. Your cards always blow me away!
Hugs and smiles

Cindy said...

My first thought at the Mad Hatter card was to laugh, at the sentiment. I could SO use that one! Great card, thanks for sharing!

mackbrad said...

Both cards are amazing. I love the colors and sparkle in the fish card. Also, the balloon in incredibleb - such skills!

Scrappy Canuck said...

I love the colours on your cards, and the accents on the fish are fantastic!

Kris said...

Awesome job on the cards using the new STAMPS!

Sharon Caudle said...

OMG OMG OMG!!! Melanie!!!! Honey, I totally bow down to you! LMBO! You are sooooo WICKEDLY TALENTED!!!! Your coloring is amazing! Do you have an art major? You have SUCH an eye for coloring and you reach such amazing depth and detail in your work, that I have to believe you are truly professionally trained. I sooooooo wanna be like you when I grow up!!! LOL!
big hugs, Sharon

Jen N said...

Holy smoly! Great paper & LOOOOOVE your coloring! That madhatter is amazing! jenny (dot) naus (at) yahoo (dot) com

Heidi Brawley said...

both are AMAZING!

Marilyn said...

Your coloring abilities always blow me away...gorgeous work!!!

Hanneke said...

Wow, so cute! Love the colors and patterns of the DP and your coloring. Gonna hop along now on this fun hop. Hugs, Hanneke

Manon said...

Oh!!! Elles sont magnifiques et la mise en couleur est très réussie!

Sparkly Engineer said...

Both cards are truly colored beautifully. I love all the details you add to each card.

foxyenglishcrafter said...

awesome cards. Both cards are truly inspirational. thanks for sharing.

Hugs Julie

Traci said...

GREAT JOB! I love them both! The coloring is terrific. TFS! ;0)

A_plus said...

Very nice colouring

wahixane77 said...

Love both the cards...and that bubble is Sooo cool. Olivia

mariska said...

What a fantastic cards Melanie!
Love them.
And the stamps are so fantastic!

Hugs mariska

Sassy Cheryl said...

Such gorgeous colors....beautiful, bright and stunning.