Sunday, October 21, 2012

October Release Day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

(If you are looking for the Copic Coloring Guide 3 Blog Hop, just click HEREMake sure you visit all the designers because everybody is giving away one copy of the new book!!)


Welcome to the release day blog hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! 

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of amazing new stamps from all our artists. We’ve got something for everyone!! We've got two new characters from Cheryl Alger........it's LEXI'S WINTER FUN and SNOW DAY LUCAS!! We also have an adorable set from Emilie Goulet called OH BABY!! And of course we have an amazing new set of SIX elegant DASHING DANCERS from Annie Rodrigue that are simply stunning! OH and don’t forget the exclusive line of sentiment stamps that will coordinate with ALL your images this season.... called WINTER TRINKETS by the lovely Nicole Aspinall!!! 

Oh, and there is a SPECIAL image we are releasing to you today and we haven't shared it with you yet! See if you can find it along the hop! It's the awesome new stamp that the participants at yesterday's Krafty Day received in their goodie bags!! It's called KRAFTY KATASTROPHE and we know you'll love it!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our October Krafty Hop! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available!

And of course, as always, we have our Gimme Kimmies Kits available for those of you who ‘need it all’!! The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time! (Look for these under the "Categories" on the left hand side of the KKS Store website)

My card today features one of the new Dancers by Annie Rodrigue...this is Trixie Tapper! I LOVE her. :)  I've always thought it would be fun to learn to tap dance! My card layout is pretty simple to allow Trixie to take centre stage. I used silver and black metallic cardstock matted with red to pick up the accents of red in the coloured image. The silver oval was stamped with flourishes for a bit of visual interest, and I used Classic Corner Dies by SCACD to frame the image. The silver and red cardstock was sponged with black ink, and I added some rhinestones as a final touch. 




Trixie Tapper was stamped on Neenah with Memento Ink and coloured with Copics. A bit of Stardust Stickles was applied to all the red accents for a bit of pizzazz. :)  



Skin: E000, E00, E11  Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59, BV27  Shirt: C00, C1, C3 Suit: C3m C5, C7, C9, 100 Vest, bowtie and hatband: R22, R27, R46, R59

Here's the full hop list...the next stop after me is the talented Jenny Peterson.

Remember, you can find all the new stamps at the KKS Store !!

 Just wanted to give a shout out to all the ladies who attended Krafty Day yesterday...what a FANTASTIC day!! Hope you all had a blast. :D

 Thanks for joining us today!

 Blessings,

 Melanie

27 comments:

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so fabulous

Frea said...

Hi Melanie, love your card, I really like that dark background you used! Hugs Frea

Susan Martin said...

What a gorgeous card! I love it!! Love those corners.. Your coloring is amazing!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anonymous said...

Great use of color!!!

Jan D.
Florida

Sandra said...

Hi Melanie, as always I am never ever disappointed at your contributions to KK's blog hops and/or your blog too.

You are, and always will be the pleat queen and my idol in general!
Well done girlie, I tip my hat to you:)S

wendy said...

really great card

Scrappy Canuck said...

Stunning! I am always afraid of the dark colours, but you make me want to give it a go! Beautiful!

Jen Naus said...

Melanie, love the dark features of your card, kinda gives it that spooky look.
jenny dot naus at yahoo dot com

Tracey said...

WOW!! Stunning Melanie!!

Gail said...

She's gorgeous! You've done a great job with her!

Marilyn said...

Wow... this is fabulous! The dark background and dark colours on the image. It would have been very easy to `lose` the image in the background but you`ve made her stand out and she`s truly the focal point. It`s a wonderful card and your colouring is flawless.

Cazzy said...

She looks great in black and red!

Cazzy x

Moi said...

Oh I have a grandaughter that dances and she would adore getting this card. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Caudle said...

NOBODY, and I do mean NOBODY can do dark and intense like you can, Melanie! You have such a talent for gorgeous contrast on your cards!! This could not be any more elegant! I can't say it enough...I ADORE your work and this card!!!! I have learned so much from you!! Thank you for your wonderful inspiration!!!
hugs, Sharon

Cindi Flass said...

Stunning card! I love the silver with the black and your coloring is gorgeous.

Janine Vegter said...

cool girl

jan farnworth said...

totally cute.

Michelle Galloway said...

Amazing, I really can't say much more, your cards are so beautiful! KKS is lucky to have you on the team!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! What a fantastic card, Melanie! Love the way you've colored Trixie Tapper...She looks like she's just tapping her way off the page!! Luscious color combo and trims too.

Amy Heffernan said...

Melanie, this is divine!! Your colouring is fabulous, as always, and the layout is spectacular. Love everything about it. Great job!!

Jenn Joncas said...

Absolutely gorgeous Melanie!!!! Your cards are always so beautiful!! I wish I could have went to KK Day!!! but I already feel a bit guilty leaving for 10 days for my cruise in November so I didn't think I better. I would have loved to watch you colour again!!

Scrappin Simply with Shannon said...

Wow fantastic colour choice!

Danielle Schoenlau said...

Fantastic card! Your coloring is awesome!

fredalexmom said...

OMG - This is truly an amazing card. You are so talented; it really feels like her suit is made of velvet.I have never seen dark colors handled so beautifully.

Kimberly said...

My daughter loves the card - a dance card that is not too "girlie" she is so done with pink! :D

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow...love the image and how you used the red-black-silver colour combo.