Thursday, September 9, 2010

Paper Romance challenge time mixed in with some Kraftin' Kimmie sneak peeks

I have been waiting and waiting for September to arrive. I have been in a a wee secret- that this month's KKS release was going to have some pin-up girls. I ADORE  pin-up girls. I am not 100% sure but I vaguely recall seeing calendars in my Grandpa's garage that I loved to explore in. As nothing was ever thrown out you can imagine all the treasures I found including old calendars. The stuff I found which was 'garbage' back then would be so super cool now! And speaking of cool...the ladies that Annie drew for us this month are mind blowing and truly capture that bygone era Kimmie was looking for....and what I was hoping they would look like too hee hee! And over at the challenge blog...well see for yourself the crazy incredible cards the DT have made!

My first sample is using Jayne- one of my fave names actually. I have to say I am proud of how I coloured her. I had a private quick lesson recently from an artist on how to make my shading deeper and I am using it more and more. I haven't yet braved into the purple's and red's she wanted me to use on skin but I am getting there. I feel like an 'artiste' colouring these ladies and they are soooo easy and fun to colour!

The other reason's I have been waiting for this month's release is that I also love Fall (don't hurt me Summer lovers please) and we have Miles getting his Fall Funk on! You may see him on your blog hopping for sneaky peeky's today. And this month's set of sentiments- FANTASTIC!!! All geared towards being Thankful. Love it!

And...if there is any such thing as segue music please cue it now :). The PRC challenge this week is to make a sweet and simple card. I used some of the new KKS Thankful sentiments that will be available Sunday at KKS and ALSO at Paper Romance! Here is my card below.
Phew- can you tell I am loving this month! Also I usually make up my samples last minute..I know I know...FOR SHAME ANDREA!!! But I have had these done for awhile now I was so excited to get at them.

I hope I got your mojo pumping and to get it going further hop over to the PRC challenge blog to read the deets on the sweet and simple card challenge and how you can play to win a $5 gift card to Paper Romance. It can be used to buy some of these new KKS stamps among other amazing stuff *wink wink*:)  Andi xoxo

14 comments:

Tracey said...

Two fabulous cards Andrea!! Love the new KKS image!! Your colouring is gorgeous!!

Oh, and I am with you. I love Fall! There is just something about the cool crisp air that I love. Could also be because I am a jeans & sweater girl at heart!!

Have a great day!! xx

Angela said...

These are gorgeous cards, Andrea! Love your Kraftin Kimmie image. So super sweet and your Thankful card is oh so elegant and colorful! Beautiful papers! hugs, Angela

Melanie said...

Andrea!! Both these cards are fantastic. Your colouring on sweet Jayne is beautiful...love the depth you achieved. (psst...I love adding purple shadows to skin!)The layout of your second card is brilliant. What a fantastic combination of papers.

Margie said...

Love the image and love the card! The pearls are beautiful!

Cindy Haffner said...

Lovin both, FABULOUS!!

Jenn Balcer said...

oh, she looks gooood! love your colors and you did great on her skin especially. . . .I always fuss and fuss with skin tones!

StampinCathy said...

Both your cards are just gorgeous. Thanks for this inspiring eye candy.

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Super duper, chickie poo! SEE what you can do when there's no Farmville to distract you??? *giggle*

Summerthyme Studio said...

Sweet Sweet Card Baby! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your second card. This is FABULOUS!!!

Donna said...

Andi... Jayne is just gorgeous! I LOVE how you put all the pearls and swirls around her.. Beautiful! And your Fall card...WOW!!! Simply stunning!! Xx

KimberleyG said...

I am a big fan of clean & Simple cards, so I am definitely loving the second card. The bling and bow on card one are fab!

Buttons Ribbons and Pearls said...

Hey, I love Farmville too! How about being my neighbour!(already sent in the request!)Lol! Really need to sit down with you girls to help me out with my Copics! Awesome cards ! Totally loving the simplicity on your second card! :) Tracy

Mercy said...

these are gorgeous, andrea! beautifully done!

Jacqueline said...

These are stunning!! I LOVE them both! Cant wait till I can try to get my hands on these KKS pin ups! Great work girly! Hugs!!