Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Melaina...A Wonderful Wednesdays Challenge!

Welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday challenge and the last one for March!! And as's ANYTHING GOES!!
Your submission must use at least one Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp but can be any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until Tuesday, April 1st when the winner for March will be announced!! What do you think.....wanna WIN??
**Please note that you are more than welcome to combine this Wonderful Wednesday Share to Win challenge with other challenges, BUT not our regular weekly challenges. This must be a new and different creation than anything you create for our Saturday challenges.

I pulled out one of the fabulous Kraftin' Kimmie Sprites...this is Melaina.I used some older Prima papers, distressed the edges and sponged them with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Her dress was paper-pieced...I added some shading to the dress with my makers.The paper doily was sponged with Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The flower is also Prima. I centered it with a vintage brad and added some vines cut with a Memory Box Die. I also added a little key charm. Melaina was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa and coloured with Copics. I used a thin Copic multiliner to add some definition to the eyes. I love stamping in brown ink because it gives such a soft look, but sometimes you need a little black to make thing pop. ;) I also went over her eyebrows with my E33 to tie them in with her hair. By the way, that hair is a blast to colour!! The background was created by stippling in various browns, keeping the darkest colour closest to the image and fading it out towards the edges. The ink was applied with a light "pouncing" motion. The final marker used in this technique was the colourless blender to mimic a watercolour effect. Oh, and I added some Stardust Stickles to her wings.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, RV95 Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59, BV29   Eyes: BG93, G20 Shading on paper-pieced dress: BG93, BG70, W3, W5, W7  Wings BG000, BG70, BG93, E40, E43, W00 Background: W00, E40, E41, E42, E43, blender
Make sure to hop on over the KKS Blog to check out the rest of the Wonderful Wednesday inspiration courtesy of the Krafty Girls and Guests...hope you can play along! :)

Thanks for visiting!




Linda said...

Amazing card Melanie, loving that vintage vibe and your colouring is awesome :) xx

Sharon Caudle said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!! This is spectacular, Melanie!! LOVE!!!
hugs, Sharon

Isabelle said...

OMG your card is amazing!!!

FitterTwit said...

I've missed stalking you....LOL!