Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Basic Grey #18 & Sketch Saturday #34 Combined!

This week over at the Basic Grey Challenge blog there is a very special challenge. DT member Kim has provided her very own Valentine digi illustrations for us to play with. Her creations are fabulous!!! I absolutely love them! I know I will be making a few more cards with these fun characters! I decided to use this image and the sketch from Sketch Saturday together! I actually went a little bit outside my comfort zone with this one....but I had a lot of fun and can't wait to hear what you think!
Here's the sketch:
And here's my card! Instead of putting the main image on the front of the card in a circle, I decided to cut a circle out and look through to the inside where the image is (this is where I was a little out of my "comfort" zone)! However, I love the end result! I used the BG Bittersweet papers (I absolutely LOVE this paper pack and know I will have to get some more)! The little girl is colored with my Copics. I used my new Shimmerz Blingz in hottie pink (butterfly and heart on the valentine) and pink poinsettia (girl's shirt, cheeks, and eyelids). You can see the Shimmerz better in the last picture. The ribbon and heart strands are my new purchases from Hobby Lobby. Flowers are from my stash. Also used were my nesties and Fiskars heart border punch (I am loving this punch).
Of course we have the finished inside too! Heart doily and ribbon were in my stash.

Here is the close up tilted so you can see the Shimmerz! It looks fabulous IRL! The Shimmerz gives it a soft sparkly look without taking away from the Copic coloring!

I hope you all have a fabulous day! Don't forget to sign up for my blog candy if you haven't already! Thanks for stopping by and taking a looksie!

42 comments:

Jacquie said...

WOW! Kim this is WAY cute! You did such an AWESOME job, as always! I LOVE the colors! That image is too cute!! Hope you are well!

Moni said...

Waw this is adorable card, love it! Hugs, Moni

Heather said...

Is she a stamp? I saw on someones blog that their friend drew her and a few others. I thought it was too cute!
I started using that sketch for my happy hoppers card. I thought it was a pretty one. This card is perfect though! I love the look through window. The colors are amazing! I too think you should stock up on that paper ;) It just fits you! :)

bolha said...

I used the same combination of challenges. :) Love those digi images from Basic Gray challenge. Very beautiful card.
x Natsha x

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All Pink girl said...

Wow fabulous card Kim ,stunning colouring and paers brilliant ,hugs Dawnxxx

Christi said...

Your card is adorable!!!

Lori said...

Love the paper. Your card is so sweet.

Carri D said...

Kim that is soooo cute! you did real good out of your comfort zone!

deb said...

OMG This is AWESOME!! WOW, you did a wonderful job on this card! Sometimes its fun to go out of "your element"! This is just SUPER!! Your coloring is perfect!!!
hugz

Ellie said...

Gorgeous! Love that lace heart you used on the inside. Just beautiful!

Sharon Caudle said...

WOWZERS!!!! This is gorgeous Kim!!! I love how you cut the circle out on the front and have her on the inside. I'm making a mental note that I MUST try this sometime! Beautiful card!!

cats whiskers said...

Oh wow Kim dear this is fabulous, love the colours you have chosen real Valentines love all the little extras especially the doiley must get me some of them.
Hugs Jacqui x

Danita said...

Awesome job with this challenge, your cards are just gorgeous!!! Love that ribbon and heart strands and the pink doile!!! Great job!!!

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G3 said...

Beautiful cards.

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Aija said...

Kim, this looks simply stunning! Love all those heart details you have added and the image is so beautifully coloured!
Hugs,
Aija

Chris said...

A fabulous card Kim! The design is stunning and highlights the image so beautifully. You colouring is perfection and I love the touch of shimmer. Great choice of paper I just got myself a pad of bitter sweet this week and it's very yummy. Chris x

Bev said...

Wow Kim, this is absolutely stunning! I love how you have used the heart doily. Beautiful colours too

hugs Bev x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh such a gorgeous card Kim!
Love your wonderful colouring and your stunning detail!
hugs
kimx

TaraG said...

Kim, this is just darling! I love how you changed up the design and cut the circle in the front cover...fabulous!!! Your colouring of this valentine girl is outstanding!!! I love your Fiskars border punch too and will definitely have to look into getting some Shimmerz...love the look! Have a great day, hun!!!!
Hugs,t

Courtney said...

Oh my, Kim! This is super fabulous!!!

~Michelle~ said...

cute Kim!!!!!! Love the window effect! I see you bought Simmerz! I told your gram to bring them so I can see them!!!
Love your layout....ultimate eye candy as usual!!! :)

Rica said...

Hi Kim,
this is absolutely stunning. I love the way you've given it dimension by putting the image on the inside. Your embellishments are al wonderful and I especially like the 'wood' table.
Thanks for playing with us this week.
hugs Heather xx

Ann Kranitz said...

WOWSA!!! Way to go stepping outside your box or should I say circle!!!

Rach said...

wow Kim, this is a gorgeous card, so beautiful. love how you have done the circle cut out..and the doily is so sweet. beautiful colouring with your copics and the sparkle you get from the shimmerz is so pretty.
I have popped your blog candy on my sidebar hun...won't enter though..give others a chance..
Hugs rachxx

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

Hi Kim

Your card is stunning and I love the layout you have used, the Bittersweet papers and your colouring - beautiful.

Thank you for joining us this week.

Jo x

kim-paperbabe said...

So pretty Kim! Fantastic card and love how you've used the Digi-image...it looks fabulous! I love the colours and the papers you picked! gorgeous doily embellishment! Thanks for joining the challenge this week! So pleased you used my sketch and you kind comments! HuGs Kim x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Really great card Kim, what a gorgeous image...your colouring is amazing...love it!
have a nice weekend.
Hugs
Carole x

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

These are gorgeous! I love 'em!

Irina said...

WOW, Kim!! What a great idea to make a window card with this image!! LOVE it!!
Hugs,
:) Irina

Janneke said...

Great card ;)

X Janneke

Scrapmumur said...

Fabulous creation ,gorgeous stamp and colour
cobo ,brilliant.
I love your creation so beautiful, Kim!!
Hugs, Mumur

Terrie B x said...

Oh Wow You created this beautiful.The image and the papers are `gorgeous`...some of my favs!!!
Have a fab weekend Kim:)~X~

Jennifer Meyer said...

Super cute card Kim :) LOVE the sweet image and adorable layout. Hope you DH is feeling better!

Hugs, Jennifer :)

Sue said...

oh wow what a stunning card, coloured lovely, beautiful sue.x

Sue said...

oh wow what a stunning card, coloured lovely, beautiful sue.x

Ashley said...

How super cute!!

Gill said...

Gorgeous card Kim, love the window and the fabulous image inside, wonderful colouring, paper and embellies
hugs Gill x

Candy said...

Hi Kim,

Oh my!! Do I ever love this image!! Were ever can we get it from?

You have done a fantastic job - she is just beautiful - her face looks real! I love that you put her on the inside of the card and then we get to see more when it is opened.

I really enjoyed seeing this card!

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