Saturday, January 7, 2012

Time to "Shape Up" at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Welcome to the first challenge of 2012 at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! Before I get to the details of the challenge, I want to extend a very warm welcome to our new Krafty Girls:
We're thrilled to have these talented ladies joining us!

Our challenge this week is brought to us by newcomer Sharon Caudle...she wants us to "Shape Up" by using at least three different shapes on your card or project. (Oh, and Sharon says your card shape can count as one!)

I used "Eva" on my card today...I wish I looked this fabulous when shoveling snow! lol  We've actually had next to no white stuff this year, which is very disappointing as my family loves the snow. I used some pretty papers from Bo Bunny that I picked up on clearance last year at a local store. (wishing now that I had picked up a few more sheets!) I also broke out a Spellbinders set (a Christmas gift from my best friend Amanda Butler!) and some of my newest Memory Box Dies. That gorgeous Snowflake and Frosty Border were just perfect for Eva and this snowy paper. I absolutely love this line of dies and they are fast becoming one of my favourite tools. The "Baby, it's cold outside!" sentiment comes with Eva.

Eva was stamped on Neenah cardstock with Memento Ink and coloured with Copics. I enlarged her pupils a little with my Copic multiliner, added in a few lashes and gave her some baby blue irises. Um, I intended for her earmuffs to look kind of furry and fluffy but my technique was sorely lacking. lol Pink and I just don't get along, but I'm determined to get better with that colour! I originally coloured her coat a light beige,but it really didn't suit these blue and white papers, so I went over it with a few green markers just before adhering her to the card. All paper edges with inked with Stormy Sky Distress Ink.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20  Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59  Pants: B91, B93, B95, B99, BV29, C7  Coat: originally done in E50, E43, E47 and then covered in G21 and G99  Muffs: RV000, R81, R83, R85, R89

I hope you plan to join in with our first challenge of 2012! If you play along, you could be the lucky winner of the stamp seen on Sharon's fantastic card. Just make sure to use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp to be eligible. :) To see all the ship shape projects by the Krafty Girls, please make sure to pop by the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Your visit is much appreciated!!




Kelly Schelske said...

This is gorgeous Melanie! Love the colors and the snowflake die!

Roxy said...

Wow, love it, she's gorgeous!!! I haven't heard of that line of dies before, but wow, they look fabulous, I will definitely check those out!

CraftyC said...

Your card is beautiful Melanie and amazing colouring!

Sandra said...

I love her Melanie! The subtle use of the pink makes her pop off the paper. It goes without saying how fantastic your colouring is but I will say it again. Awesome card.

Danni said...

Truly stunning!! Simply fabulous!

Sharon Caudle said...

WOW! What an absolutely stunning card, Melanie!!!! Those colors and your coloring....I don't know what to say. You just tend to leave me speechless with your talent! I love it! Beautiful work as ALWAYS!!!! (And I agree about the Memory Box dies, too!) :)
hugs, Sharon

Shazza said...

stunning card Melanie x

Tracey said...

This is stunning Melanie!! The richness of it is gorgeous as always!!