Friday, 11 September 2009

Stampin' for the Weekend - Week 15

Welcome to week 15 of Stampin' for the Weekend.

For this weeks challenge, Donna has been a busy Gal and has come up with a fabulous Sketch for us all to do. The team have had lots of fun with it, so please head on over to thier blogs and have a peek!

We have two guest designers this week, it is Lorraine's last week with us (she's been having mega problems with her internet so we're all hoping she will be back to blogging soon), and Lisa is our second guest designer this week. She also has some beautiful cards, make sure you pop by and leave them some love too.

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Heidi from Simon Says Stamp

She is offering the lucky winner of this challenge a $25 spending spree :D Oh - How I wish I could have a spending spree lol
Here is Donna's fab sketch - check out all those layers, its a brilliant excuse to use all those gorgeous papers you have in your stash!
I've used my Miss Anya stamp for the first time today. My lovely DT Buddie Vicki sent me a couple to play with and although I've only coloured a couple and never used them yet I wanted the stamps myself, so I bought them lol...
I think she looks very pretty in blue and brown :D I didn't want her to have 'socks' so I have left them like net stockings, and just highlighted the 'net' so to speak.

I've used papers from Making Memories, its the Cosmopolitan Collection and I just love them. They are patterned on one side and a co-ordinating colour on the reverse. I will have to get me some more of this as I just loved using them! The ribbon and gems were from my stash.
I've used some paper that I've never used before to stamp on and its from Photo Paper Direct. Now you might ask why would I be using Photo Paper - I'm not :) Its a craft paper which they stock and I have to say I am really impressed with it. I've managed to get more shading on this image than I have on any other in the past. The paper is made for copics! Its heavier than the paper/card I use, at 280g its sturdy and cuts a dream in the Cuttle Bug too!
I was a little skeptical at first as I thought I would struggle, but its lovely. Its lightly textured and I think this is why the shading looks as good as it does. I will be having a go with some Prisma Colour Pencils and also my Watercolours to see how well it stands up to them in the near future. If your interested, you can buy it from here and they do single sheets if you want to try it first for a small price

Here is my little element for the top left corner - its a paper rose - again from Wild Orchid Crafts and I've highlighted it with a light shade of blue, and then spritzed with some Glimmer Mist.

For your chance to win that fantastic $25 spending spree, head on over to Stampin' for the Weekend, check out the Design Teams and Guest Designer cards and get creating. I cant wait to see what you all come up with!


Nancy said...

Gorgeous card, Kimmi:O) Love the wonderful colour combo. The image is beautiful, and your colouring is lovely! The rose is elegant, love the pearls and gem stones.
Try to have a wonderful weekend:O)
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Sandie said...

Such a pretty card. The Miss Anya IS coloured beautifully and I love your papers. Beautiful detailing.

FionaJ said...

Fantastic card Kimmi, Anya is coloured in to perfection. I loved this sketch and your card is utterly adorable.

Di said...

WOW kimmi this is beautiful! love the ay you have coloured Anya and the way you have used the stripey papers is wonderful!
Great card Hun!
Hugs Di xxx sorry to hear your sad news thinking of you! xxx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Kimmi ! I love the image and agree pop socks look better than the wooly type ;-) Will have to get some of that card,,, sounds excellent !! The designed papers you used are fab and the rose with the pearls looks stunning ,,, perfect finishing touch ! :-)

Off to see the challenge blog now :-)

Lols x x x


Gorgeous card Kim,
Hugs Dianne xx

Benedicte said...

WOW Kimmi!! This card is soo stunning:O) I love your colouring, and the colours you have used are so gorgeous:O) The detaljes are so pretty:)

Have a wonderfull weekend!!
Hugs Benedicte.

Anne said...

Lovely card and colours - she looks great in fishnets LOL!

Lisa said...

Hi Kimmi, Gorgeous card! I love this Miss Anya and your gorgeous colour combo.

Lisa x

Vanja said...

Stunning card, Kimmi! The image is adorable and beautifully coloured. I love the flower and the ribbon.
Hugs, Vanja

crafty amy said...

Hiya Kimmi,
Wow I am so in love with this card! I do not blame you for giving in to these miss Anya's they are so adorable and just a dream to use. You have coloured her so well and I love the way you have made her socks into tights or pop socks.
Have a relaxing weekend and take care
love and hugs

Amy XX

Viv said...

Ooooh, what yummy papers! Gorgeous card Kimmi, this Anya is perfect for it!

Nannieflash said...

Oh Kimmi, fantastic card its gorgeous, the papers are beautiful. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

Penni said...

Hi Kimmi
Great card, love this image and the papers suit her perfectly. Fab flower too.


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