Sunday, June 17, 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps June Release Day!!

Welcome to the release day blog hop with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! Kimmie has yet another fantastic collection of stamps that I know you will love. :)  There's the new Lulu and Libby set from Cheryl Alger, two sets featuring teenagers called "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Emilie Goulet, six Neverland themed characters by Annie Rodrigue, a "Neverland Sentiments" set and the "Thank You Trinkets" set designed by Krafty Girl Nicole Aspinall!!

The hop starts over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog where you will find the complete hop list. If you have been following along, you should have arrived here after visiting the lovely and talented Jenny.

My first card today features my personal favourite from Annie this month, "Captain Hook". I love him!! He comes with two sentiments, "Hooked on You" and "Ya Scalliwag!". I used the sketch from our weekly Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge and flipped Pam's sketch on it's side. The map paper, banner and vertical panel are all from DCWV "Once Upon A Time". The background paper is actually from MME "Lost and Found Christmas". The "map" was crumpled up and sponged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, as was the "Treasure Map" banner. The banner was cut from the same piece of paper as the "map". I placed some pop dots under a few sections of the map and banner to give it a bit of dimension. The little skull is from some fabric trim.


Here's a closer look at Hook...Annie put an incredible amount of detail into him. Just take a look at that feathered hat, curled hair, trademark "hook" and that amazing jacket. He's awesome. :) I stamped Hook on Neenah with Memento Ink and coloured him with Copics.


Skin: E000, E00, E11, RV95  Hair: B60, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, 100  Hat: C5, C7, C9, 100, Y21, Y17, E17, E18  Jacket and feather: R27, R46, R59, C7, C9, Y21, Y17, E17, E18  Cuffs and ascot: BG70, C3, C5, C7  Belt: E13, E17, E18  Pants: B91, B93, B95, B97, C3, C5, C7, C9  Boots: C3, C5, C7, C9, 100

My second card features one of the stamps from the new Thank You Trinkets Set. These trinkets are fabulous to add as sentiments with your image stamps, for use in scrapbooks, journals, smashbooks or as the focal point of a card as I've done here. The papers are from Cosmo Cricket Tea for Two. The trinket was mounted and framed with Cirlce and Lacey Circle Spellbinders. The flourish was cut with an MFT die and the rose is from Prima.



All the new June stamps are now available for purchase at the KKS Online Store. Kimmie will also be offering the Gimmie Kimmie's Kits which will be availabe at a great discount but only for a limited time. The kits are divided by artist and are a fantastic bargain for those stampers who "need" them all. :)

Ok, it's now time for me to send you off to visit with Sandie, who I know has something gorgeous to share with you!  Don't forget to leave comments along the way as Kimmie will be drawing some lucky winners who will receive packages of some of the new June stamps!!

Blessings,

Melanie

32 comments:

Shanna Shands said...

I love the coloring as always. He looks so real like from a movie. Great job!

Sharon Caudle said...

OMG! This is CRAZY good!! I am so in love with your coloring. I could sit and look at hook for HOURS! Gorgeous design and your papers couldn't be any more perfect! I love the distressing on them. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!
hugs, Sharon

Marjorie said...

Oh My word hunnie, Both these cards are stunning...I think I'm in love with Captain Hook..he looks so debonair but with that hint of devilment lol!! Stunning colouring and gorgeous papers!!
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Sarah said...

I loooove Captain Hook! your cards are both awesome! Your colouring is amazing too!

Scrappy Canuck said...

Beautiful work! Bother cards are really amazing!

wendy said...

what a perfect layout and papers to create a terrific captain hook card!

Nathalie said...

Captain Hook is amazing. What a fantastic job in the coloring. And I love your thank you card. So elegant.

Colleen said...

Fabulous creations! Love the darkness to hook's card. And such a sweet thank you card :)

Angie said...

Love, love, love your Hook card!!! Seriously girl your colouring is outstanding. I told Dylan that you had magic markers because I have the same ones and they certainly don't work like yours do. ;) lol Awesome work as usual!! Hugs!

Kris said...

Absolutely gorgeous coloring! So real looking. Love both cards they are so beautifully done.

Tracey said...

Two amazing cards Melanie!! Your colouring on Captain Hook is incredible!!!

Nadja said...

Wow... I never get enough of your coloring. The richness of your colors the paper choices are just stunning! Absolutely love it!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Love your cap'n hook and how you made that map behind him is genious! So great. The second card is very pretty. Great job on both.

Jenny said...

You have truly captured the essence of Hook!!! My son is sitting here and he 100% agrees!! Amazing work Melanie:)

Cindy said...

Crazy good coloring! So many markers! Looks like something from a magazine - great job!

Tracy said...

Great cards! Your coloring is awesome!

Brigitte said...

WOW, just amazing!!!! Hugs, Brigitte

Shazza said...

Hook is amazing, as are your cards x

jennabelle said...

LOVE the richness of the Hook card! Who knew a "scallywag" could look so amazing! ;)

lvtaz2000 said...

Your Hook is wonderful! All those dark sinister colors. He is truly malevolent.

Marilyn said...

You are a coloring genius! The rich colors and shading add so depth to your work! You always bring the images to life so perfectly! Love this dapper guy!!

Linda Carson said...

WOW! Captain Hook never looked so good! Amazing coloring and design!

Carol E said...

Wonderful coloring, love them both, thank you so much for sharing them.

Jessie/knightrone said...

These are so fabulous!!

missstamper said...

Love them both! I especially love the dark, mysterious look of the first one!

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Heather said...

Your colouring of Captain Hook is amazing. I love the simplicity of the "Thank You" trinket card the best.

Heidi Brawley said...

Both cards are Fabulous. I sooo love your coloring of the Capt Hook card. Way cool!!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG! I love, love, love your coloring on Captain Hook...actually I love everything you color. I hope someday you will do a tutorial and show us how you do hair and folds that make them look so real. Just beautiful as always!

Debbie M.

Dawn Louise said...

Amazingly talented, your hook looks like it's been professionally printed out, both cards are fab x

Benwah said...

Wow, your card makes me love Hook. I love how you used so many different products on your card. The 2nd card is lovely. Great colors also. Thanks

Benwah said...

I left a comment and it hasn't shown up so I am entering another one.
I love the Capt'n Hook card. Your coloring is so good. The different paper techniques you use are really interesting.
Your 2nd card is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Sassy Cheryl said...

Both of your cards are STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just LOVE Captain Hook! Amazing.