Sunday, July 11, 2010

Kenny K's Challenge, and a Birthday Card for a Friend

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz have a new challenge blog. Their first challenge was issued today. The challenge is to use pastels. Why is it always when it is time to use pastels, that is when I want to use brights?

Anyway - Kenny K has a wonderful Freebie available this month that I snagged to use for this challenge.  

The image is stamped with Memento on  (duh I had a brain flip)... was laser printed on Hammermill Color Copy Cover. It is very smooth and works really well with the Copics.

I used the following Copics for the image - 

Skin - E000, E00, Blush - R20.
Eyes - B02, B05, Eyeshadow - V000, V01
Mouth - R32, 35, 37, Lipstick RV00, RV02, RV04
Hair - YR21, Y23, Y26, E33 Highlights - white gel pen
Shirt - V0000, V000, V01, V04
Pants - B0000, B000, B00, B02
Boots - RV000, RV00, RV02, Y23, Y26
Keyboard - RV000, RV00, RV02

I went over the eyes, eyeshadow, lips, teeth :-) , boots and shirt with spica clear.

Once I was done, I cut out with a Nestie the top part of the image, and then cut out the bottom part by hand. I then edged it with Memento Summer Sky and Memento Paris Dusk. The "floor" is cut out with a Nestie Fancy Label. It was this Real Wood Paper that I found at the LSS, and I used a bit of Distress ink to make it a little darker and make the grain a little more apparent.  The Design Paper is Basic Grey, and the base is Bazzill. I also colored a white ribbon with V04 and used a Fiskars punch to punch the ribbon edge, and threaded the newly colored ribbon through. The header is an Elvis Stamp. It was stamped with Versafine and Clear Embossed.

It was a fun challenge. I was thinking she would look awesome in red and using gingham, etc... so I may have to redo her sometime in the future.

The second card is a card that I made for a friend of mine at work. Michele (with one "l") don't look unless it is after Monday. :-)
The gnome I found online. Not sure where. I colored with Copics R22, 24, 27, B21, 23, 24, 26, E31, 33, 35, 37 and G21, 24, 28. C00, C01, C03.

Cut out with a Nestie, and then while still in the NEstie, I sponged with Memento summer sky. The flowers are white flowers that I spritzed with Glimmer Mist. Then I added some bling from K&Co. for their centers. 


  1. WOW!! Both of your cards are just beautiful..And you have colored them perfectly..Thanks for joining us at KKKGC this week, hope to see you next week.
    Hugs, Linda

  2. What fabby cards, love the way you have sat the Diva on the sentiment box.. and the bp is brill. lovely cards and super colouring on both. x Thank you for joining us at KKKGC xx

  3. FABULOUS!! beautifully colored and i love all the details, just stunning, thanks for joining us on Kenny K's challenge