Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie's Blog Challenge 62 - Fairytales

I am so happy to be over the flu and back on my feet again! I don't know about you, my fellow crafters, but it has been sooooo cold here that it has given me the perfect excuse to do some crafting! This year, I made quite a few crafting resolutions, including not waiting until the last minute to make cards for Birthdays and other special occasions. I also want to enter some more challenges, so I am entering this Birthday card that I made for a very dear friend of my Mother in the Kraftin' Kimmie Blog Challenge. The theme for this week is Fairytales. I chose to use my Swan Princess for this card. I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored her with copics. These are the materials I used
Copics
Dress - BG10, BG11, BG32, BG34
Hair - Y21, E97, E99
Skin - R00, E00, E1, E93, R20
Wings - A combination of the BG's and E40
Stickles
Basic Grey Paper, Wisteria
Basic Grey Opaline Pearls
Prima Flowers and Say It With Pearls Swirl Embellishment
Stick Pins
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder -  Birds and Swirls
Purple and Green Cardstock from my stash
Paper Temptress Heavenly White Premium Ultrasmooth Cardstock for Stamping the Swan Princess
VersaMagic - Purple Hydrangea and Turquoise Gem
Nestabilities Scalloped Oval Dies

I am a huge Kraftin Kimmie fan. I came upon her stamps a couple of years ago when I saw a card made with her Clara stamp. That is my Mom's name, so I had to find out where to order it and when I did, I was hooked! I am most fond of the Moonlight Whispers line by Annie Rodrigue, there is just something about the whimsical nature of her stamps that I adore. They stamp like a dream and are just so much fun to create with. I wanted to keep the papers simple and have fun with the embellishments on this card, so I layered my papers over a 5.5 x 5.5 card. I pulled out my VersaMagic chalks, prayed they would still ink, because they haven't gotten much love since I discovered Distress Inks :-) and edged the cardstock layers. I love the Basic Grey Wisteria Paper I used. I wanted it to look like my Swan Princess was gliding through the wisteria. I used pop dots to adhere her to the card. I used my computer to generate the sentiment for the inside and front of the card, then I cut them with my Nestabilities Ovals. I embellished the card with my Basic Grey Opaline Pearls and the Primas. Added the stick pins for some interest, and a piece of ribbon to anchor the embellies and sentiment. I embossed a piece of purple cardstock and chalked it with the VersaMagic Purple Hydrangea. That completed my card. Here are a few more pictures.

She turned out very pretty, didn't she?  I hope you enjoyed my card, I know I enjoyed creating her!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Happy Crafting!
Colleen

7 comments:

  1. Colleen-you blow me away! This is absolutely gorgeous!!

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  2. The card turned out great. Very nice work.

    Sher

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  3. Wow! How gorgeous....love all the swirly pearls and pins!! Thanks for joining us for this week's Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge!

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  4. Look at all that bling! Love it!! Here is an award I would like to share with you! Check it out at my blog www.JessicaJMSCreations.blogspot.com

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