Sunday, April 14, 2013

Jack and Jill...Release day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Good morning and welcome to release day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

Over the last several days, we've shared sneak peeks of all the amazing April stamps that are now available for purchase. There's the new BFF Trinkets designed by Nicole Aspinall, Fabulous Frames 2 designed by Annie Rodrigue, two sets by Cheryl Alger called Sunshiney Day and Let's Dish the Dirt, and six nursery rhyme characters by Annie Rodrigue! You'll get to see many of these stamps on today's release day blog hop. (The complete hop list will be included at the end of my post)

I used another of Annie's amazing nursery rhyme stamps for my card today. This fun pair is of course Jack and Jill. The papers are Cosmo Cricket. The images was cut out and matted with Spellbinders and the decorative edges are also Spellbinders.



Jack and Jill were coloured with Copics. I created a fun outdoor scene for Jack and Jill including that infamous hill in the background. ;) Typically, I just use a cloud template and sponge my skies in. However, Krafty Girl Alyce has really sparked an interest with us to colour our own skies. While the templates make for a great quick method of doing a sky, this allows you much more control. You can create as many clouds as you wish and of course they will appear more realistic as you can vary the shapes and contours. The grass works up quite quickly...lots of little flicks of various greens.


Skin: E000, E00, E11, RV95  Jack's hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59, BV29  Jill's hair: E50, Y21, YR31, E13, E17, E18, E59  Jill's Dress: R22, R27, R46, R59, C7, BV29, BG11, BG72, BG75, C7  Jack's pants: B21, B23, B45, B97, C7, BV29  Jack's shirt: C00, C1, C3, C5  Jack's vest: G20, G82, G85, G99, C7, BV29  Grass: YG00, YG03, YG63, YG67, G20, G21, G95, G99, BG96, C7, BV29  Well: W00, W1, W3, W5, W7  Sky: BG0000, BG000  Clouds: C00, C1, C3, BV31, BG0000, blender

On the back of my card, I've used one of the designs from the Fabulous Frames 2 set. (the greens are a bit off...sorry, I was having issues with the photograph) Jack and Jill were stamped in brown ink on kraft cardstock and I added a bit of subtle colour.


The new April stamps will be available at 2:30 EST today at the KKS Online Store! You can purchase them individually or as sets with the Gimmie Kimmie Kits which are divided by artist and available at a great discount price. These kits are only available for a limited time, so make sure to order yours soon!

As promised, here is the complete hop list. Make sure to leave comments for your chance to win some of the new April stamps!

Thanks for joining us today. :)  Oh, and don't forget about our Online Release Party today at 1:00 pm!! (Just click on the link for full details!)

Blessings,

Melanie

23 comments:

Heidi Brawley said...

WOWZERS!!!! Another Master Piece!! You never cease to amaze me!!!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Fabulous coloring, I love it.

Riet said...

What a wonderful cards Melanie.


Hugs Riet.xx

jane ayres said...

just hopping in , your card is super xx

jane ayres said...

just hopping in , great card x

Di said...

You've created a great scene for this nicely colored image. Sweet!

Tracey said...

I love this Melanie!! Your colouring is gorgeous as always!!

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous card! I love your coloring and great touch on the back. So adorable!

Cathy Homan said...

Absolutely love the scene you created. The intensity of all the colors just drew me in. GREAT job!

Mare said...

I love your card! It is beautiful!

Lory K said...

wow is all i can say! Amazing setting! Beautiful

nmnastali said...

The grass details are soooo real! Sky is fantastic! You made my fave stamp of the release come to life! Well done!!! :))


Soooo excited for the release party!! See you there!!

sillygirl said...

LOVE THIS FOR AN ANNIVERSARY CARD!

Wendance Designs said...

I love this stamp!!! Your first card is beautiful! The frame with just their heads, is really cool - thanks for sharing!

Debora said...

That is some kind of fabulous, Melanie!I'm just in awe over the scene you've created. Awesome coloring.Wish I could see it in person.Do you sell your cards?

Cazzy said...

I need to know how to do those clouds, they are amazing! Also the grass, it looks so real. Lovely card, nice to finish off the back with the frame.

Carol x

JLB said...

Great card! I love his sweater vest more and more everytime I see it!

Kathi said...

Wow. Great card with your usual amazing coloring on the images. What a beautiful scene you've created.

The frame and Kraft card is fabulous as well.

Hanneke said...

Wow, wonderful card! I love the image and your coloring! Hugs, Hanneke

Muffins and Lace said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!

Basiljen said...

Oh my - your colouring is beautiful, but that background is simply brilliant!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Your card is amazing...love it! joann sassy raggedy

Darla said...

LOve you background work - clouds, grass. great job.