Saturday, July 22, 2017

Time for a flashback at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Good morning everybody...welcome to our weekly challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! We have a GREAT theme for you this week. Those of you who have been long time KKS fans are going to have a lot of fun with this one! Krafty Girl Jammie is challenging us to use a RETIRED STAMP on our projects! While we absolutely LOVE all the new releases, it's fun to open our personal KKS vaults and show a little love to our older stamps. ;)

Play along with our theme for your chance to win a $20.00 gift card to the KKS shop. We will draw one winner per month from all Saturday challenges...you can enter as many times as you want!

If you haven't already, make sure to join the Krafty Friends FB group to stay up to date on all the latest news. Make sure to share your creations there so we can see what you are up to!

Did you order the new July release stamps yet? They are all available in the KKS shop. While you're there, make sure to check out the Frugal Friday specials. Oh, and also take a peek at the KIT section. ;)

If you need a little kick start to your krafty mojo, make sure to check out our monthly sketch at the KKS challenge blog. You don't need to use it of course, but if you do use it in any challenge this month, you will get an extra chance to win the gift card!

This challenge was a lot of fun for me. I have been on the KKS team since almost the very beginning! I began as a guest designer, and Kimmie has been stuck with me every since. ;)  So when Jammie posted this challenge, I was tasked with the HUGE job of looking through many years worth of stamps! It was fun to take a trip down memory lane to revisit some favourite characters. I have to say, it was tough choosing which stamps to use! I finally settled on one that I absolutely love...this fabulous stamp by Annie Rodrigue is called PERFECT POISON. I've used her a few times over the years, but I'm not sure that I ever coloured her in the no-lines technique. I stamped her in Memento Desert Sand and coloured her with Copics. I added a lot of dark shading with green undertones to her skin, eyes and hair to hint at a reflection from the bottle. After I was done, I added some smokey shading with a black conte crayon applied with a paper blending stump...I concentrated a lot of this shading around her eyes. Instead of a card, I painted a canvas in acrylics, fussy cut her out and adhered her to the canvas board.


Hope you plan to play along this week!

Thanks for visiting. :)

Blessings,

Melanie