Thursday, April 19, 2012

"Playtime Lulu"...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!

Hi folks! It's almost time for another release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and we're kicking off the previews today! For this first round of sneak peeks, the Krafty Girls are introducing a brand new set by Cheryl Alger called "Playtime Lulu". The set includes three main image stamps and several coordinating sentiments.

I inked up the image of Lulu playing dress-up for my card today. I think this image will be very nostalgic for many KKS fans. I'm sure we all snuck into our mother's or grandmother's closets to find the perfect outfit and accessories for playing "grown-ups"...and of course no ensemble would be complete without a pair of snazzy high heels. ;)  I used some pretty paper from Cosmo Cricket "Tea for Two" and cut out a few layers out with some Spellbinders.  The flourish is an MFT die and the little flowers were made with a paper punch.


Lulu was stamped on Neenah cardstock with Memento Ink and coloured with Copics. Her dress and hat were paper pieced with the Cosmo Cricket papers. Shading was added with Copics. Her boa was covered in Polar White Flower Soft and then sprinkled with Glamour Dust. I had originally coloured the pearl necklace with my Copics, but then thought it would be fun to give her some "real" pearls with a Viva Decor Pearl Pen. However, I should have made the pearls a little larger than the ones drawn on the image as my pearls all ended up running into each other and lost their definition. I think making each pearl a little larger would have helped to maintain the "pearl" shape better. Oh well...lesson learned. :)


SNEAK PEEK BLOG CANDY: Kimmie is giving away ONE "Playtime Lulu" set to ONE lucky stamper!! To be eligible, just hop around to visit each Krafty Girl who has a sneak peek to share today and leave a comment on their personal blogs. You will find a complete list of their blogs at the KKS Blog, which is also where Kimmie will post the winner tomorrow. Good luck!

Krafty News:

  • Moving Sale: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is having a moving sale!! There are a ton of fantastic stamps priced at 30-75% off! 
  • Krafty Klubhouse "Going Places" Kits: Don't forget to pick up your "Going Places" set which is available exclusively at the the KKS online store!
  • Kimmie's Kard Kits: Check out these fantastic kits that include card bases, cardstock, design papers, a dew drop Memento ink pad, some twine/ribbon and of course a KKS stamp!


We hope to see you tomorrow for another round of Krafty Sneak Peeks!

Blessings,

Melanie

21 comments:

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and the boa and pearls are perfect!

Wilfreda said...

This is adorable. I love it!

Alyce said...

Gorgeous Melanie! I love the layout and those papers are yummy. I think her Boa turned out great! Nice and fluffy :)

Tracy said...

Fabulous! I love the stitching and pearls!

Anna R said...

I think the boa and pearls turned out great. It's such a fun image to play with..who hasn't known a little dress-up diva? :)

Shari said...

Melaniem your card is just so darn cute! Love the paper pieced dress and hat!
It was so nice to see you at Scrapfest!
Hugs;
Shari

NinaN said...

Love how you made her look!

jan farnworth said...

love what you did with the boa very nice.

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE what a cutie!!! love the use of the pearl pen and flower soft on this Gorgeous creation!!!

Mary said...

Fantastic card. I love everything you did...the paper piecing, flower soft and pearls are fantastic!

Heather said...

She is just too cute. I love how you added the shading to your paper pieced image. I will have to give that a try. Her necklace looks like "real" freshwater pearls (they are that shape).

Mary J said...

Beautiful! I lvoe how you shaded the dress!

Angie said...

Wow!!! Love the pearls and flower soft scarf!!!! Gorgeous card!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

love all the details that you have put in this card. Amazing.

artjunkie2 said...

I love your choice of mediums! Such a sweetie!

artjunkie2 said...

What a lovely card!

wendy said...

very pretty card...love all the details

Sandy said...

Iam in love with this card. Everything about it is so sweet and pretty. Great job :)

Tracey said...

I love your 'fluffy' boa!! Gorgeous card Melanie!!

missstamper said...

Beautiful - it has such a vintage feel to it!

Meaghan Murray said...

The lady big is my favourite!