Saturday, January 26, 2013

Something Old, Something New

Hey krafty friends! Welcome to our weekly challenge with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! Our hostess this week is the lovely and talented Sharon!! And her challenge is Something Old, Something New!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item using something you've had for at least a year along with something brand new to you (could be stamp, paper,anything at all)! Get kreative!! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. We hope you can play along!!!

My card this week features "Arielle". I had yet to ink her up, so she's "new" to me for colouring. I also used this brand new wooden frame that my friend gave to me this's that for new?! She picked it up at an arts and crafts store. It was painted and sponged with Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. To fit in with the "old" criteria of Sharon's challenge, I used some older Bo Bunny papers (Gabrielle) that were distressed with scissor edges and sponged with brown ink, an MFT die for the flourishes and some rhinestones I've had for ages. Machine stitching was added for a finishing touch. 

Arielle was stamped on Neenah with Memento Ink and coloured with Copics. I also stamped the image on the design paper so that I didn't have to worry about cutting out the ropes for her swing. After fussy cutting the image, I adhered it to the stamped image on the design paper and allowed her legs to extend beyond the border of the frame. Whenever I fussy cut an image out, I always make sure to run around the edge of the paper with a dark grey marker to hide the white core. It just helps it to blend seamlessly onto your paper. 

Skin: E000, E00, E11, RV95  Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59, BV29  Clothing: R02, R05, R11, R59, E17, E18 ( these two browns were used for shading the pink areas), G00, BG72, BG75, C5, C7 (the greys were used for shading the teal areas)

Check out the wonderful creations by our Krafty Girls and Guests featuring this week's challenge over on the KKS blog!! If you join us and play along, you could WIN the gorgeous stamp, as featured on Sharon's beautiful card! (just make sure to use a KKS card to be eligible) 

Don't forget that our NEW January stamps are now available for purchase at the Kraftin' Kimmie Online Store. The Gimme Kimmies Kits are also still available at a discount, but only until Sunday night, so grab 'em up while you can!! Oh, and the Frugal Friday specials are up for this week, but they are only available until Sunday night as well!

Thanks so much for stopping by!




Steph said...

Love your colouring! Gorgeous card and papers! x

Jenny said...

Stunning- love your colouring, of course ;) the muscle definition is cool! and i like how you mimicked the paper in her clothes!

Alyce said...

gorgeous!!! i love the colouring on her and how you did the frame...looks fantastic! :)

Boxofcolours said...

Love the muted tones Melanie - makes for a stunning card!

fredalexmom said...

Another great card.Could look at your coloring for hours.

Sanja Grdinić said...

Oh, WOW! I love this! This is, actually, the first card featuring Arielle that I like! Seriously. :)