Sunday, January 24, 2010

Blowing Kisses to You!

Today I had to clean my craft room because my desk was so messy I didn't have any room to create!  After I got it clean I messed it up again...hee hee!  I again wanted to make some non-traditional Valentine cards (trying not to use any red) and I succeeded in making 2 cards like this!  One I'm sharing tonight and the other will be on Tuesday!  Tomorrow is my normal day for posting my Embellish-Online project; however, I will be gone all day with hubby so I'm posting tonight! :)  I'm sure you don't mind!  Tuesday I head back to school....ICK....I was having so much fun being on break....but ONLY 1 1/2 more years and I will be DONE...I'm FINALLY seeing a light at the end of the tunnel!

So during my play time today, I decided to play along with the Whiff of Joy Challenge which was to use either of their 2 challenges....I went with the challenge of 3 design papers, 2 bling, and 1 flower!  WOJ challenge is also looking for DT members so this is also my try-out for their DT!  I would LOVE to be a member of their challenge blog because then my WOJ stamps would get more love and use!!! :)  I also used the Quixotic Challenge which was to ink up an old stamp!  Melinda blowing kisses was my VERY first WOJ stamp that I bought and she is still ranked toward the top of my favorites!

First I want to apologize for the pictures....I had to use the Ott Lite again.  I recently purchased Distress paints in Tattered Rose and Picket Fence so I tried out my hand at distressing my papers.  I like the shabby chic look this gives!  My hubby said the papers look dirty...what do men know! Gesh!  Lol!  Papers used are American Crafts Blue Skies collection which you can find --> HERE<-- at EIO!  Barb still has free shipping on orders over $50, just enter code 4SP9HD in the coupon box at checkout...and be sure to tell her I sent ya!

Here is a close-up of Miss. Melinda.  She was colored with my Copics and Spicas.   Diamond Stickles (bling 1) make her wings sparkle!  I gave her a shadow with small dots (you can see this to the left of her).  I idolize how Chris and Crissy both use this type of technique for shadowing/backgrounding so I wanted to give it a try.  Mine turned out nothing like theirs....but I am going to keep practicing...maybe in a million years I might be able to do it like the girls! 

Here is my hand created flower with a prima bling center (bling 2).  I've seen many of my blogging friends use their MS punch on the edge of flowers which gives such a unique look.  Thanks for the inspiration girls!

For my heart I used my heart nestie and then used a small Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I really love the colors of this card...and I am sure you will see lots more Distress Crackle Paint on my blog in the near future! :)

I hope you have a great week!

StampsMelinda Blowing Kisses by Whiff of Joy; Love Sentiment from Gram (Thanks Gram!)
Copic Colors Used: R02, R11, R20, R32, R35, R37, BG10, BG11, BG13, YR00, E00, E11, E13, E15, E17, E21, E27, E29, E33, E53, Spicas - Clear (on pant swirls), Lipstick (on heart necklace & bracelet), Blossom (bracelet), Gold (belt buckle), Chocolate (over Love Sentiment)
Tools: MS border punches, MS deep edge punch, Spellbinders - Heart, Labels 4 nesties, Lg. Retro flower punch, EK Success swirl punch, MS tag punch, Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Embellishments: Distress Paints - Tattered Rose and Picket Fence, Diamond Stickles, Prima Bling Center

♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥



Jodi said...

Kim, thank you for the very sweet comments and the get well wishes too! Yes, having vertigo is no fun at all, and I am sorry that your dad has to go through Meniere's. No fun at all!
Big Hugs
Jodi =)

Lena Katrine said...

Hi :)

Wow! This is sooo beautiful, hun!
Georgeous colours and details, and you did such an amazing job coloring the sweet image!

I've been spending the whole weekend crafting with my mum (and my children), and we had such a great time together!! Not often we get to spend so much time together :)

Hope you're doing great my friend!
Smiles and hugs, Lena

Kim Piggott said...

Kim this is so very beautiful!
Stunning card!
kim x

Chris said...

Hi ya Kim and WOW, you've got that background down perfectly and your colouring is so beautiful! Thank you for your sweet words and the link up, they're very much appreciated. I love all the elements in your card, your punched flower is so pretty and the colour scheme and design perfect. I just got some of the bling flower centres, I'm hoarding them :D, must use them! Good luck with the WOJ DT, they'd be mad not to ask you and I'm glad college is going well for you. Take care sweetheart. Hugs, Chris

Crystal said...

WOW kim this is sooo beautiful, I LOVE how you used this image...All these elements look amazing....I love that added embossing...BEAUTIFUL card!

Jane said...

LOVE this!!!!!! It is stunning, love your colours, design and all the amazing details!! thanks for joining us at WOJ challenge and DT call, hugs, Jane x

TaraG said...

Oh Gosh this is gorgeous, Kim! I just love this Melida too! Your colouring is so gorgeous and I too LOVE Crissy and Chris' beautiful colouring technique! I haven't tried it in a while but must do it again! I think you have totally got the knack for it!!!! Your card is just amazing…sooooo many beautiful details I love the pretty papers and colours! The flowers are fabulous too! Thanks for joining the WOJ Challenge this week!

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Justine said...

So beautiful and I love your flower. Great idea to use the MS punch on the petals. I will have to try this out. Your coloring is stunning

cats whiskers said...

Just stunning KIm dear love everything about it
Hugs Jacqui x

kanishk said...

Georgeous colours and details, and you did such an amazing job coloring the sweet image!

Work from home India

Bev said...

Such a gorgeous card!! I love your choice of beautiful papers and wonderful details. Thanks for joining us this week x

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Totally gorgeous, Kim!!!

Thanks for joining in with us at Quixotic Challenges!

Did you get my email the other day?


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