Good morning everyone. It is a semi-foggy day, which makes everything seem just dull and grey. Perfect then for a little inspirational card featuring Kiki Bloom from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.
Kiki Bloom is definitely one of those wonderful images perfect for spring and summer, but I just couldn't resist coloring her up on kraft paper even if it is November-going-on-December. (ACK!)
I browsed through my folders of digital papers until I found one that had a good amount of blues and pinks, since I had a feeling that Kiki would color up wonderfully in pink. 🙂 After the paper choices were done (yeah, sorry, but I totally forgot what papers these were!) I did a print-and-cut of Kiki Bloom on kraft paper from Crafters Companion, which is made for alcohol markers.
After Kiki was all colored up, I layed out the two designer papers that I had printed alongside the embellishments from the same collection. After a bit of playing around and idea struck me to use a doily, in which I cut off the bottom third. I placed some green washi over the cut part of the doily and then the whole card seemed to come together magically!
Have you ever had something that wasn't quite working just magically fall into place? Yeah, this card is exactly like that!
Skin: E55, E57, E59
Shirt/Bow: R83, R85, R89, BG05, BG09, BG99
Skirt: B93, B95, B97, B99
Flower: Y13, Y15, Y17, YR02, YR07, G14, G16
Pot: E31, E33, E35, E37
Coloring on kraft can be a little challenging at times. Before the markers had dried fully I was really afraid that I colored Kiki too dark, thankfully that wasn't the case! I found that being on kraft the lighter colors just didn't show up as brightly as I wanted, such as R81, so I kept to the darker colors in the combos, making sure to define the edges in the darkest color.
I love coloring on kraft, although it seems to soak up the alcohol more than the normal Crafters Companion Neenah cardstock. That means I have to be gentle with how much layers I put on the image, as well as allowing some layers to dry a bit more than I normally would.
Little Miss Muffet Stamps and Challenges
We are half way through the CAS challenge, so if you didn’t get a chance to play along then you can now! For your chance to win prizes, just remember to use an image from one of the following artists: Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Pollycraft,Make it Crafty, Wee Stampsand/or Bugaboo!
After you linked up your creation on the Challenge Blog, don’t forget to share it with us in the Facebook Group. We LOVE seeing all the wonderful creations out there. Check it out and I’ll see you there!