Saturday, June 11, 2011

KKS Challenge #82...24 Krafty Karats!

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!! :)

24 comments:

Brigitte said...

You did an awesome job on both cards!!! Love the choice of colours and your colouring!!! Can't wait to get my hands on those stamps!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

The Whimsical Wren said...

I love your choice of papers. The colouring is amazing.
The lilac one is very classy.

Jennie Wren x

Tracey said...

WOW Angie!! Your cards are just gorgeous!!

Cindi Flass said...

Oooh I love these! Beautiful cards! I love the paper and colors you chose for them.

Sanne said...

Great card! I love that image, the papers you used en especially that flower!

Hugs Sanne

Ann said...

Love both of these, your coloring is great.

Riikka said...

Beautiful cards! Such an oriental feeling in those papers.

Rhian said...

I wish I had these stamps now! They are gorgeous.

Alyssa S said...

Gorgeous!!! Love your coloring and the card is just fabulous!!

Jenny said...

Wow- love love love that first card especially! The colours you chose are so rich!!

Beth said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors!

Lesley said...

Wow, both cards are gorgeous. I especially like the method you used on Natsuko's lantern. I clicked on it to see it in it's full glory and it was well worth the extra click!

Shanna Shands said...

These cards are so amazing. I love these stamps nice to see more nationalities out there in the stamp world!

Sheng said...

OMG, these are absolutely fab!!!

Amy said...

These are both stunning cards and your coloring... WOW! So, so beautiful! :)

Alaine said...

WOW... I love the background paper you used! And your coloring of the lady is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

soo wunderful cards!!!

Courtney coker said...

So pretty! Great job, I can't wait to get these stamps!

cort said...

Great job! love the pink and black color combination!

Lisa F said...

Beautiful cards! LOVE these new images! I see a purchase in my future!

HeidiD said...

Beautiful! Love how one card is bright and the other soft and muted.

Bananastamper said...

Two beautiful cards! Love your paper choice! Fab new release too!

Brenda said...

Beautiful card, you coloring is wonderful. I love the design it is perfect for this gorgeous image.

Susan said...

Wow Angie, your cards are amazing..This is the first time I checked your blog out....