Monday, November 30, 2009

QKD New Release Monday!!!

Hello! I trust that everyone had a nice holiday for those who celebrate!! I'm SO excited to be here with you today to show off QKD's newest stamps!!! Maigan's mermaids are nothing short of stunning...per usual! =)

If you're here 'just because'...THANKS!! But you MUST start at the beginning of the hop in order to see all of the FABULOUS new QKD releases!!

My first creation is with the serene and pensive Evangeline. I recently received her in the mail along with a prize that I'd won for a Design Team challenge. Vicki had packed a bag full of goodies and I challenged myself to use as many of them as possible as they were all so fun!! I used Ivory as my cardstock base at 6 x 5 1/2. I then used 2 patterned papers that were in the kit and stitched them together because I couldn't decide which one I liked more!!!
I then stamped Evangeline on another piece of the designer paper in brown pigment ink, heat embossed it and instantly LOVED how the cracking, foundation of blocks behind her came out when I colored the already brownish paper with my Copic YR24 - Pale Sepia. Then it started to have a 'bit' of a vintage touch about it.

Her chaise lounge chair is tufted with Turquoise velvet flock and the chair's feet are sparkled up with Chocolate brown glitter.

She is colored with my ever growing stash of Copic markers!! (I'm totally addicted!)
The added touches are the ribbon (which also came in the kit!) tied with some pale aqua ribbon to hold on one of my vintage buttons. The 3 subtle grey brads (from my kit!) at the bottom were from the kit and the paperclip embelli says "imagine" on it is from JoAnn's Fabrics.

I love when I go on vacation and come back renewed with a surge of creativity. It's very gratifying!!
My next creation is with Hookah! Oh do I LOVE her!!!!
She's super funky and sassy!!! You must head over to the shoppe and pick these lovely ladies up!! They are SO fun to work with!!!

I inked Hookah up in SU! Basic Grey ink. I then colored her with my Copics and gold paint pen. I added crackle glaze to her tail and set her aside to dry.
Hookah's card is 5 x 7 1/2 base made out of PTI's Smokey Shadow. The first layer of DP is a cool pink and black leopard print. The next layer I've been dying to work with for a while now is a circus themed paper. I stitched the two together with purple thread.

I then added a stripe of blue polka dotted ribbon and backed Hookah with PTI's New Leaf green cardstock.
My last touch (as the card with image is already very busy) is a carousel ride ticket that I had leftover from the last time we went to the local mall carousel! It fit the theme perfectly! I backed it with SU! Purely Pom paper and a slice of PTI New Leaf distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap. The ticket itself is popped up on a 3-d dot for some added dimension.

Thanks for reading and visiting!! Off you go now to Linda to see what gorgeousness she's created for you today!!!

And don't forget to hit the shoppe when you're done!! The sales are fabu!!

Cyber Days Shipping Sale
Save on shipping rates!
Spend $20 get $2 shipping...
Spend $50 get FREE Shipping...
Spend $100 get FREE shipping & a FREE stamp set!
(Good today through12/1/09)

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Helene's Blog
Penny's Blog
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Sara's Blog
Ashley's Blog
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Unknown said...

LOVE these!!!! Your coloring is GREAT!!

2amscrapper said...

Stunning--the coloring, the papers, the overall designs!

linnes said...

Gorgeous Meredith, those are stunning cards!

Kelly Braund said...

These look fabulous!

Anita said...

Both are just amazing Meredith.

Lara said...

Seriously??? These are spectacular!! Absolutely beautiful! Great job!!

Steph Ackerman said...

Love it - the brick work behind really sets her off!

Ink Stained Roni said...

Very cool ~ love all the little extras you've added :)

Maigan Lynn said...

SO much fun Meredith! WOW!!! I forgot Hookah was being released! lol! awesome job - I love all the sparkles!!!!

Penny said...

stunning! love the coloring and the gold accents

paperpapier said...

great coordination of colour ...