Saturday, February 23, 2013


Good morning folks! Hope you've all had a great week. :)

Our challenge this week over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog is "Fussy Cutting", brought to us by our lovely and talented hostess Amanda. I love this challenge as I fussy cut almost every image I colour, lol.

I used my favourite stamp from the newly released Lovely Literature collection by Krafty Artist Annie Rodrigue, the ever so dashing Sherlock Holmes. I absolutely LOVE the frame Annie created for him, and how the tendrils of smoke extend outside the frame. Sherlock comes with two sentiments, one of which is "Elementary" as seen on my card. Incidentally, has anybody been watching the new series Elementary this year?? I love it! I paired Sherlock up with some great papers from Bo Bunny Timepiece. Everything was distressed for a masculine feel. After fussing cutting the image, I mounted it on a layer cut with Spellbinders. The two corner embellishments were cut with Dies by SCACD, the upper is Classic Corner Dies and the lower is Alice's Clock Statement Corner.

Sherlock was stamped in Memento Ink and coloured with Copics.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, RV95 Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59 Hat and Coat: E40, E42, E43, E47, E59 Green Cuff: G82, G85, E42 Cape: R22, R27, R46, R59, C5, C7, BV29 Pipe: E21, E25, E29, Y17 Smoke: BG70, W00, W1, W3, W5, colourless blender Frame: C00, C1, C3, C5, C7 Background: E21, E25, E29, E42

If you participate in our challenge this week, you could be the lucky winner of the stamp seen on Amanda's stunning card! Just make sure to use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp to be eligible. You can check out the projects by the rest of the Krafty Girls over at the KKS Blog. 

Oh, and don't forget to check out this week's FRUGAL FRIDAY stamps!! They'll be on sale until Sunday night, so make sure to scoop them up while you can!

Thanks for stopping by!




Tracey said...

WOW!! Love the rich colour on here! Incredible colouring as always Melanie!!

fredalexmom said...

This card is fabulous Melanie. Love everything about it.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Wow, this is amazing, your coloring is stunning and love the colors, papers and layout you have used!