Wednesday, February 2, 2011

X marks the spot ~

Hi all!  Went a little challenge crazy for this card...it's been a while since I played with any of my Kraftin' Kimmie stamps, so I had to play along with this weeks challenge to Reduce, Reuse & Recycle.  Here's a little side story first.  My mom has this amazing service that composts her trash.  Every single piece of trash that can't be recycled is composted for new golf courses, parks, etc.  Well, diapers and such can't be composted but all those cereal boxes and Kleenexes and leftovers from the fridge don't go to the dump anymore!  It's awesome!  Makes me feel like I don't have to save every quarter inch of paper when I'm crafting.  Lol  So anyway, this paper flower was made from some pattern paper scraps that were headed to the composting circular file.  Then I saw this challenge to R,R & R and found an extra button that came with a shirt and called it good on the challenge!  Also, the challenge at JUGS this week is 3D flower embellishments - check!
Little miss Genevieve is stamped on Vintage Cream cardstock to follow along with the Make it Colourful challenge #4 to color on anything but white.  The only problem I ran into is that the whites of her eyes are no longer white...so I colored them with a white gel pen and added her pupil back in with a black glaze pen.  I also gave her some eyelashes with a multiliner cuz I just think these girls need eyelashes - makes them so much cuter!   Her clothing is in the cooler range of colors, so I'm also using this for the Copic Creations challenge #43 - We're cool!
Hope you're having a warm week!!  It was all of -5 here yesterday...I think we're getting up to 0 today!  The low last night was somewhere around -30...so glad we didn't awaken to burst pipes!  Thanks for stopping by!  :o) lyss
Additional Challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges #72: Vintage
Cute Card Thursday #149: Sketch  (very loosely based...have to flip and mirror and all that goodness that comes with a starting point!) lol
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes + Flowers

SUPPLIES ~
STAMPS: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Genevieve & Pirate Sayings 
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress Antique Linen; Versafine Onyx Black
PAPER: PTI True Black & Vintage Cream; October Afternoon Thrift Shop 8x8 pack
OTHER: Copics {110 Special Black, BG10, BG23, C1, C3, E000, E00, E11, E33, E41, E43, E44, R20, Y11, Y21, Y26, W5, W7}; Filigree clear embossing powder; EK Success border punch; Spellbinders petite ovals, classic squares & dahlia nesties; button from shirt; Kaisercraft black pearls; beading thread

14 comments:

Nana Diana said...

This is just fabulous, I love it!! Where are all the comments?!! Great colouring and layout and your flower is gorgeous!!

Jane Wetzel said...

these KK images are so darn cute and original- love your card and glad u joined us at Copic Creations!

FitterTwit said...

Great project! I'm a huge fan of Kraftin Kimmie Stamps! Thanx for joining us at Make It Colourful!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is perfection! Seriously! I love EVERYTHING!

Carisa said...

This is awesome! I absolutely love the eyelashes you added on the image - i agree it just makes it so much cuter. Thanks for joining us at Make it Colourful this week. Hope to see you again. :)

Maria Levine said...

What a fun image! Great flower. Thanks so much for playing along with Just us girls this week.

Mote said...

Beautiful card and story! I love to travel:))) Thanx for joining us at Make It Colourful!

Louise said...

This is fabulous, makes me want to play with my Kraftin Kimmies. Thanks for the inspiration

Justine said...

I love the Krafin Kimmie images, you have colored this so perfectly

BethieJ said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this Alyssa.. That image just makes me SMILE! (and I agree.. the eyelashes make her!)
Hope you have a FABULOUS weekend!

Kerri said...

I LOVE IT!!! I just love when you use these images! Your coloring looks amazing, and I can't tell that you messed with her eyes at all! Everything looks so perfect and natural! Awesome paper piecing and your paper bloom looks fabulous! I hate to rub it in but it's already 72 degrees here this morning LOL! I do not miss those below zero days at all!

Rica said...

Fabulous card Alyssa, great paper and colour combinations and gorgeous papaer piecing of the Kraftin Kimmie image. Your 'recycled' flower is fantastic.

So glad you could join us at Copic Creations,
hugs Heather xx

Sharon Caudle said...

this is sooooo stinkin' CUTE!!! Way to reuse and recycle!! Fabulous colors and I love this image!! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again!
hugs, Sharon

Chris said...

omg this is too cute!!