Saturday, September 8, 2012


Good morning and happy Saturday! :)

Our challenge over at the KKS blog this week courtesy of talented Krafty Girl Jessie is Paper-Piecing! I decided to use the ever glamorous Lana...I adore this stamp. :)  I used some "Tea for Two" paper from Cosmo Cricket for paper-piecing her dress and for all the paper layers. I really wanted to add stitching to my card, but I keep forgetting to pick up more thread! I always feel my cards look so bare without it, lol. The paper edges were distressed with my scissors and sponged with brown ink. For embellishments, I used an MFT Die for the flourish, a few pearl sprays and some flowers by Kaisercraft and Prima. I also added some brown Viva Decor Pearls.

Lana was stamped in Memento Ink on Neenah cardstock. Her hair and skin were coloured with Copics. I  sponged around it with Oasis Green Versamagic Ink followed by some Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. Her boa was given some fun texture with Polar White Flower Soft.  I stamped her dress on some of the Cosmo Cricket paper and added some shading with my Copics before cutting it out and adhering it to my image. I always go around the edges of my paper-pieced portions with a dark marker before adding them to the image in order to conceal the white paper core. This helps those paper-pieced areas blend into your image seamlessly. I enlarged her pupils just a wee bit with my Copic multiliner.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, RV95  Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59  Shading on dress: BG70, BG72, BG75, C5, C7

We'd love to have you play along with our Paper-Piecing challenge this week! Make sure to use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp for your chance to win the stamp featured on Jessie's beautiful card this week. :)  Pop on by the KKS blog to see what the rest of the Krafty Girls have created for the challenge.

FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS: Don't forget to check out the stamps on sale this week at the KKS Online Store! You'll have until Sunday evening to scoop up this week's deals. :)

KRAFTY DAY 2012: Are you coming?? This is the third annual Krafty Day, and it is always a fantastic event. Come on out and spend the day with Kimmie, some of the Krafty Girls and Annie Rodrigue!! There will be plenty of room for you to colour and/or crop all day, food, fun, make and won't want to miss it! You can register HERE. Hope to see you there!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. And I also wanted to say a huge heart-felt thanks for all the lovely comments that are left. I really appreciate all the kind and encouraging comments. :)

Enjoy your weekend!




Julie said...

She is fabulous. I love her fur coat.


Shazza said...

fabulous card x

Riet said...

So beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Astrid said...

OMG, I just love this beautiful card, fab colouring !

Hugs Astrid

MagsB said...

Oh my, Lena is so glamorous with her fabulous fur boa! Beautiful!

love Mags B x

Leslie said...

Wow, Lana is divine!! LOVE her boa and the card is gorgeous with all the little extra details!!

Alyce said...

Golly!!! Melanie this is amazing! I absolutely love the tones...the colouring is awesome as always and the texture on her shawl...incredible! I love your inking do you do it so perfectly? :)

Heidi Brawley said...

LOVE this card!!! It is Beautiful!!!