May Release Krafty Peeks....Day Three and a CHALLENGE!!!

Kay, so have you seen all the gorgeous creations out in blogland where gals are using this fabulous dotty background technique?? So I've been dying to give it a try but terrified that I'd make a big mess and wreck my image. Well, when I was trying to figure out what to do for this week's Kraftin' Kimmie challenge, which is to make Anything BUT a Card, and how exactly I was going to colour this amazing Perfect Poison image by Annie Rodrigue, I decided to take the plunge and give the fancy background a whirl!!!

So I stamped up the image on Neenah cardstock with Memento ink. Then I pulled out the markers that I wanted to use in my background and worked on that first....'cause I figured that if I coloured the main part of the image and then totally screwed up the background and it was ugly, I'd be more likely to hurl it across the room in anger. This way I could just start again if I messed up and I wouldn't be spittin' nails and spewing profanities.....as much.



I started with the darkest colour first and dotted close to the image and all around it, as that's where I wanted it to be the darkest. Then I did the same with all the other colours, adding more shading as I went....with the lightest colours filling in the white spaces and all the way out to the edge of the paper. I went back and did this a couple of times with each marker to get the dotty background to look just the way I wanted it to. It took me probably an hour or more just to do the background....but I just LOVE the way it looks!!! I won't be doing it on all my cards from now on, or anything crazy like that...but I do love the way it turned out! Doesn't happen very often, but my colouring mojo seems to be workin' right now. Yay!



Anyway, I matted the main layer on a couple of coordinating colours and then pop dotted it on this wine bottle tag that I made. The Perfect Poison image, which will be available at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop tomorrow, comes with two fantastic sentiments and two bonus accessory stamps!! I used one of them on my tag and added some super sparkly ribbon at the top! What a perfect hostess gift, yes??



Be sure to join us tomorrow for our Krafty Hop where you'll see lots more kreations featuring the new stamps....including a fabulous design by our very own Annie Rodrigue!!!!

Now hop on over to the Challenge Blog and check out the incredible samples made for you by the Krafty Girls to inspire you to make Anything But a Card!! And if you join our little challenge, you could win some fun new KK rubbah!!!!

7 comments:

Wilfreda said...

This is so cute. I love it.

Debby/Darthy said...

That's brilliant Kimmie! You aced it. I love this stamp, it's so deliciously evil!! LOL

Jenn Joncas said...

I love love love her!!!! I'm not sure I would want to drink the wine though (:

Thanks for another great release Kimmie!!!

coffeeaddicted said...

Great job on the background! I certainly don't have patience for something like that....
And I really really need to lay my hands on that stamp when I get some money. Now off to do the challenge!

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Fab! Luv all the dots.

xoxo,
Lori

IsaNorris said...

I've just discovered your stamps and I love them! Must get some!!
isa

Crissy Armstrong said...

That is some mighty fine colouring Miss Kimmie! Gorgeous!!! Such a hilarious image too! You rock!

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