Saturday, January 14, 2012

Greek Goddesses, Kraftin' Kimmie Style!!

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Good morning and welcome to day three of the Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peeks!! It's also time for our weekly challenge...this week's hostess is the lovely Nicole Aspinall who had created at fantastic Sketch for us to play along with!

Today's sneak peeks feature the newest stamps by Annie Rodrigue...this month, she has created some gorgeous Greek Goddesses!! Kimmie is also releasing a great set of Goddess Sentiments to coordinate with Annie's new stamps. For my card today, I inked up the beautiful Gaia. I paired her up with some various scraps of paper and added this fantastic sentiment by John Lennon which comes with Gaia.


Gaia was stamped on Neenah cardstock and coloured with my Copics.


Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20  Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59  Shirt: BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG05, BG09, BV23  Skirt: E41, YG00, YG91, YG95, G99 (I know I used some greys to shade, but I forgot to record them! I believe I used some warm greys, and perhaps some BV29 and BV29) Globe: B000, B00, B02, B05, B07, B37, BV23, C7, G20, G21, G28, BV23...again, I used a few other colours for shading as well which I cannot remember. Sorry about that!! I did use a lot of tip to tip blending to try to create a smooth blend. 


Here's Nicole's fantastic sketch:



If you play along with the Sketch challenge this week, you could be the lucky winner of Athena, the stamp Nicole used on her fabulous card! Just make sure to use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp to be eligible. You can check out the rest of the challenge/sneak peeks by the Krafty Girls over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog!

SNEAK PEEK BLOG CANDY: Make sure to hop around and leave comments for all the Krafty Girls sharing sneak peeks today because Kimmie will be drawing two lucky winners who will each win three of the new Goddess stamps!!

We hope you can join us tomorrow for the release day blog hop!

Blessings,

Melanie

29 comments:

Brigitte said...

WOW, your card is absolutely fantastic and your colouring fantabulous!!!
Brigitte

stampsilly71 said...

you did an awesome job coloring...WOWZA, your copic skills ROCK!

Chrizette said...

Oh wow, I love your card, Melanie! And you have coloured the image beautifully. I just love the olive green - awesome! Definately has an old world feel, which I love.
Celestial Things

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful card and love this stamp... thanks for sharing.

wahixane77 said...

Your coloring is fabulous! Love the card and the sentiments are so great too! Olivia

Cindi F said...

Wow! Your coloring always amazes me. I love the papers you paired with her.

mackbrad said...

This is my favorite card of the day, awesome!!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous work Melanie!!

Sweetpea said...

How do you do it?, Beautiful card, the colouring is amazing as always,the papers are fantastic too!. Well done. x

Shanna Shands said...

Beautiful job. I always love looking at your work.

Melinda said...

Wow! Your Gaia is awesome! I love the papers you used too, and how wonderfully they go with the earthy theme :)
Great quote for the sentiment as well!!! :D

Rhian Lowe said...

Wonderful job as always Melanie. I hope I get a chance to learn some colouring tips from you next weekend in Guelph!

Tanya said...

Oh my heck!!! What an absolutely amazing card! I love how deeply she is colored...the world she is holding just pops. Such a beautiful card. She's one of my favorites from the release...just love this release!

Amy said...

Such a WOW card! Your coloring is always so inspiring and beautiful... I love everything about this! :)

Sarah said...

gorgeous card! the colouring is fabulous!

Patricia St Martin said...

Melanie, Stunning card. I just love your coloring as always. I do want to tell you I has problems leaving a comment so I went though Mozilla FireFox. Every time I clicked on comment before your page would freeze up????
Hugs, Patricia

Rosa Witten said...

Just lovely Melanie. That shading is just awesome. I really like this with the JL quote. Just perfect!

Marilyn said...

Aways gorgeous! When I look at your coloring I can almost feel the velvety softness!

jan farnworth said...

very nice coloring your eyes go right to this very neat image.

Sparkly Engineer said...

Your card is a masterpiece of color. The backgrounds you chose are just right for the image. Wonderful

EELS said...

Fantastic choice of colours with this image.......love those papers and copic colouring.

Tracey said...

Love this image and sentiment! Gorgeous card Melanie! Stunning colouring as always!

hwscutie said...

Great card! Love the quote and all the colors you used.

Annheidel said...

Stunning! Your coloring is amazing.

Alyce said...

This is so amazing! It is absolutely gorgeous... love everything about it - great work!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Brandi said...

Gorgeous card ~ Your coloring is amazing! :)

Cheryl Valadez said...

Hi Melanie! Your cards always make me gasp when I see them. So much depth and texture. You are a wizard with the Copics! This creation is exquisite! Not only does her dress have a lovely satin feel to it, but the globe literally pops off the paper. Amazing! Hugz, Cheryl

Linda said...

Your colouring is awesome!

miatagal said...

Melanie,

Love the Greek Goddess card; your use of designer paper and the colour combo. The textures created by the diecuts is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!!