This weeks Kraftin Kimmie Stamps challenge is hosted by me! My challenge for you is to use gold on your cards and with Annie's latest release of Asian inspired images I thought gold would be a great complimentary colour to add with these beauties, plus I had some really great paper and embellies to use.lol
Annie has done such an amazing job with this release that I couldn't just pick one, so the first image is for the challenge and her name is Natsuko, which means summer. She also comes with the sentiment "Never Forget Kindness". My apoligies again for not knowing what paper line this is from, but my guess is K and company? A friend gave it to me. I coloured Natsuko with my copics and added some crystal lacquer to her latern and while it was still wet I sprinkled some glitter on it. I also added some strips of gold stickers to frame my image and a little piece under the sentiment. I had this flower that looked really great with the paper but the centre of it was more of a brown metal colour. So I dug out those old shaker type metallic markers...that you shake, and they can make an awful mess! Well very carefully I coloured over the metal to make it gold. Crossing my fingers that a big glob wouldn't ruin my one and only teal flower. lol
My second card is using Sakura which means Cherry Blossom and she comes with the sentiment "Go with all your heart" I chose to colour her like a Geisha girl with the pale powdery skin and I paper pieced her gown with some silver embossed paper that I found at Lensmills. Kept the card pretty simple finishing it off with a black bow. I realize this card doesn't have a speck of gold on it. I just did it for fun, an extra. :)
Now if you head to the KKS challenge blog you'll see some more great images from Annie and some more gold "bling " along the way.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave comments for the Krafty Girls because two lucky winners will have the chance to win 3 of Annie images!! :)