Challenge 84 - Sunny Makes a Splash!!

*SIGH* Oh how I love Saturdays!!! Not only because it's the weekend, but also because it's challenge day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! Gotta say, I love to have an excuse to colour up any of the new KKStamps!! And this week, we're makin' a splash!!

Our wonderful hostess this week is the loverly Michele and she wants us to create anything with a water beachy, mermaids, poolside, rain....anything wet or watery!

Sooooooo.....I was thrilled to be able to ink up one of my new stamps from our newest artist, Emilie Goulet! This is Sunny the Turtle and isn't he just a pip?? Just love that cheesy grin and I can almost see him wiggling his eyebrows at me!!

I stamped him on Neenah cardstock with Memento ink and used my Copic markers to colour him up. I'm quite happy with how it turned out but I'm not sure you can see all the dotting I did on him to accentuate the shading. It took a long time but I'm thrilled with how it turned out. I'm not so thrilled with the water....I'm not too skilled at creating water with markers just yet....practice, practice I guess.

I cut the main image out and embossed it using one of my newer Nesties and then I sponged in the clouds with a hand cut cloud template that I made. I think they look pretty cool.

So that was the hard part of the card made......and then I decided to challenge myself a little more! I mean, why not?! Well, my poor sewing machine hasn't been used least a year, so I dusted her off and after a couple of practice runs and adjustments........I sewed on both layers......and IT DIDN'T EAT MY CARD!!!! Will wonders never cease?? I couldn't believe it! I'm not the best seamstress to say the very least, and usually I'm cursing at the darn thing but this problemo!!!

I added some ribbon, a turtle charm, some glittery candy dots in the corner and then stamped one of the many perfect sentiments from our Beachy Sentiments set!! Voila!!

Now I really hope you can join us for this week's challenge.....and if you use one of your own Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, you could win the beautiful stamp featured on Michele's gorgeous card! Now hop on over to the KKStamps Challenge Blog and check out what the rest of the Krafty Girls have to show ya!!

Happy kraftin'!


Jenn Joncas said...

Great card Kimmie!! Your sky looks amazing!! I need to watch someone do the backgrounds after they are done colouring the image so I know how to do it!! I'm always scared of screwing up the image I just coloured ): The colours you used are great!! and the stitching is fabulous (: I can't wait for Canada Post to let their workers back in so I can get some more stamps!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Love the little turtle charm and your coloring is DIVINE! By the look on Sunny's face, I'm thinking there's something a little stronger than tanning lotion in that bottle of his... ;) Fabulous card, Kimmie, and I'm thinking I need that set of Nesties now, you ENABLER!

Tracey said...

WHat a fabulous card Kimmie! I love the papers you used!! Fabulous colours! xx

TaraG said...

Oh he is sooooo stinkin'cute!!!! Love the clouds/sky...I haven't tried that...must do! I'm loving that Nestie die too.
Have a great weekend,hun!

Kelly Schelske said...

Super fun card Kimmie!!

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Gorgeous card Kimmie, the image is funny!
Hugs Jacqueline

Sassy Cheryl said...

AMAZING card and that image is HILARIOUS!

TracyG said...

Awesome card. I love the papers you chose they look great with Sunny. Love the clouds & sky. I can't wait to colour him myself!

thekolbes said...

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Michele Boyer said...

Wow, Kimmie! Your coloring is AMAZING! This is soooo super-cute!

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