Sunday, January 13, 2013

"Robot Boy"...Release Day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Good morning and welcome to the release day blog hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! As you hop from blog to blog today, 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!! (The complete hop list will be included at the end of my post. ) 

For my card today, I used my favourite of the new Nerds and Geeks by Annie Rodrigue. This is Robot Boy...isn't  he awesome?!  The papers were all distressed and sponged with black ink. The clockwork corner was created with the Alice's Clock Statement Corner die from Dies by SCACD. I didn't have any silver cardstock, so I painted it with some silver acrylic paint and sponged it with black ink. The gears are all from dismantled dollar store clocks. Yes I know you can buy "crafty" gears, but I figured I'd save a few dollars. :)  Only problem was that they were white plastic...not really the look I was going for with my card! So again, I reached for the silver craft paint to make them look like metal and then treated them to some black ink to grunge them up. I also added some metal corners that I've had in my stash for ages.



Robot Boy was stamped on Neenah in Memento Ink and coloured with Copics. I added a bit of Glossy Accents to his goggles. 




On the back of my card, I used one of the amazing new Handmade Trinkets. This new set of trinkets is perfect for finishing off all your handmade gifts. :)  The trinket was stamped on kraft cardstock and I added a little banner for my name. It was cut out and matted with Spellbinders. 




Don't forget to do some krafty shopping after the hop! 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!! 

**ALSO we are having a Krafty Guest Contest right NOW! So if you'd like to submit, please check out this POST!


As promised, here is the hop list: 

A huge thanks as well to all the KKS fans who were able to attend our first ever online release party last night! We all had a blast. It was so nice to have the chance to chat with everybody. :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Blessings, 

Melanie

26 comments:

Pammlla said...

I love what you did with this card! It took so much work! I'd never think to use $store gears and paint them! Love how you added the banner to the trinket too.

Boxofcolours said...

All I can say Melanie is WOW!!!
Your colouring is awesome as always and as for the layout WOW.
Hugs
Jane

Sally Dube said...

Wow - awesome card and what an amazingly PERFECT die!!
Blessings to you!!

Erin said...

Ohhhh my word this is amazing and u have an amazing talent thank you for sharing this on the hop xxx

wendy said...

cool card, amazing detail

Nathalie said...

Amazing card. :)

For: Toronto Hospital for Sick Children said...

Melanie...this is one amazing card. It almost looks like the boy is creating in a den like in a movie. superb!!!

Vivi Casale said...

OMG.. totally fabulous!!

Indy said...

Oh your are fabulous at coloring! Your gears are PERFECT! This is an amazing card!

Cindi Flass said...

Amazing card! I love the colors and gears and your coloring is gorgeous!

janice moss said...

You are incredibly talented! Great work!

Chitra Nair said...

Beauiful card, Love all those gears and your coloring is superb..

Janine said...

Great card Melanie. It's always difficult to get the balance right for men and boys, this is spot on. I have a couple of geeky boys this image would suit!

Hugs, Janine xx

Jenn Joncas said...

Amazing card Melanie!!!! All of the little details!! and the patience you have cutting the images out!!

Nikki said...

WOW this just has so much to take it you did a fantastic job with all those textures and dies and your colouring just amazing thanks for sharing this hugs Nikki

pinkthunder said...

Cute card... love your idea for the gears..

Heidi Brawley said...

your are super Amazing. anything you make is a work of Art. love it.

Debbie said...

Wow! Incredible detail on this card. Your colouring is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Scrappin' Diva said...

Love your card with all it's details and layers! TFS!

Ann said...

Beautiful card; I always love your work!

Sandy C. said...

I love this image!!! He is so serious!! So cute. Thanks. Sandy C.

Cazzy said...

I really like the dark colours and papers you used on your card, it is different.

Kim Swenson said...

WOWZERS!! You never disappoint on your cards! Fantastic job!

Mary-Anne V said...

sweet card...love the image and your design.

fredalexmom said...

Stunning card - this new stamp is great

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! Gorgeous metal look!