Monday 19 March 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Gadget Girl

I just love the Kraftin Kimmie Moonlight Whispers stamps! This image called Gadget Girl is one of my favorites. It might have something to do with my love of masks, shiny thigh high boots, and black evening gloves! I may be a superhero in my own head. I'm just going to blame the whole mask fetish on watching too much Batman as a child. I wanted to grow up to be Cat Woman. Didn't we all though?

Over at the Krafty Girls blog there's a sketchy challenge going on that I wanted to take part in.
I'm amazed at how much faster a card comes together when you have a sketch to follow. The hardest decision I had in making this card was choosing the papers.  After about an hour of contemplation I just decided to use some of my favorites that I had been hoarding for a while. The lovely leopard print paper has a velvety embossed texture to it. The sparkly magenta is a heavily sparkled,thick card stock that just makes me happy looking at it! The purple background panel is paper that I made using my dye inks and a page protector.  
I used crystal effects to shine up Gadget Girl's mask, gloves,and boots. When I started to sponge up the oval Spellbinders die, the ink was a little darker and heavier than what I was going for but it ended up having a furry appearance so I decided to just go with it. I glued down a piece of map overlay on the sponged die cut with some crystal effects to give my Gadget Girl a global feel.
I hadn't intended to sparkle up her super hero suit but one of the pink Copics I used was really dark and I was having a hard time blending it out. I believe you can never have too much sparkle and bling so it was all good in my world. All good until I realized I didn't have the sentiment I wanted to use on my card. This rubber stamp set comes with a generous 4 sentiments. "LOL"," Text Ya Later", "TTYL", and "Byte Me".  When I mounted this set on cling foam, along with a bunch of other Kraftin Kimmie stamps I must have thrown out "Byte Me". Ugh! I remember thinking that I better be careful that I don't end up throwing a piece of mounted rubber sentiment away, but that's exactly what happened! And of course it had to be the sentiment I really wanted to use!  Yeah, Byte Me!

My husband thinks I'm a freak because he caught me taking pictures of my mask collection on my lovely leopard bed spread. I told him I wanted to share it on my blog and he just shook his head and walked away...haha! Blogs are for sharing... and  I just wanted to share my mask collection with you.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Sketchy challenge #120
Make it Monday Anything goes #81
Simon Says Stamp and Show Handmade background
CMC challenge blog Anything goes#39
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge Fave technique copic coloring
4 Crafty Chicks Chicks rule
Cute Card Thursday Happy Birthday
DYSU #63 Favorite color-Purple/magenta
The Sisterhood of Crafters Birthday
Papertake Weekly Bingo Gems.Diecuts.Flowers

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00,E11,R20
Hair: E50,E31,E25
Super Hero suit: R89,R85,R81
PC: RV00,R81,R85, C0,C2


Shelby said...

This is so cool! Love the animal print and the image is just colored to perfection. Love it


Unknown said...

Crazy awesome card! Love the coloring.

Linda said...

Cute card! The stamps are fun indeed :)

hilde janbroers said...

such a cool card!!

Alice said...

wow! gorgeous coloring and details! beautiful card!

Johanna said...

Great colours! And I love the stamp too!

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Debora, great image and beautiful colouring.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Thanks for playing along with the Chicks Rule challenge. What a fab fun card!

Kasey ~ in Oz
Guest Designer @ 4CCC

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, nice job!

lindamariedesigns said...

This is one classy card. I love the bling, the animal print, and the way you colored her. I especially love the way you colored her hair! Gorgeous!

Jill said...

Fab card! love the colours and the way you decorated the inside to match. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog challenges. Good Luck. Hugs, Jill (DT) x

Love crafts forever said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing at Crafty Purple Frog.
Hugs Nataliya

I collected Masks ones too, not anymore. I love yours, and that bed spread Hot. lol Love it!

Denise said...

Gorgeous card. Great papers and beautiful colouring of the image.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Kim said...

She is so cute! What a fun card and great sketch! : )

Jenn Borjeson said...

Too cute and I love the purple! Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends. :)

Unknown said...

Love the image, beautifully coloured. Thanks for sharing with us this month at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Mynn xx said...

How fun is THIS?! LOVE the shades of purple and all the glitter and bling! FABULOUS! :)

Crafty and Green said...

Stunningly Fun!! Thank you for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge & For sharing your talents with us!! Come back and join us again soon!!

Many Blessings,

Lisa B said...

Your card is as pretty on the inside as it is on the front. Love the wild theme.
Thank you for taking the time to play along with our birthday challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Good luck!

Cheryl said...

Such a fun card! I love your coloring.

Karen said...

Okay I'm laughing and I know that I really shouldn't be - but you're making me think of the time I had to dig right the way through my (rather large) rubbish bag... because I'd managed to throw my spellbinders die out... Rofl!!!
It was still stuck to my scrap card I'd thrown away... hehehe..

Your card turned out fabby hun - love it!
Thank you for joining us at Make it Monday this week.

Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

Remember, to leave a comment for the other entries & be sure to mention you saw
them on Make It Monday.xx

Sharon Caudle said...

LOL! Great post!! Love your mask collection!! Your card is FANTASTIC!!!! LOVE the leopard print paper and your coloring is really gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Kraftin' Kimmie!
hugs, Sharon

SophiePScrap said...

WOW! Love everything about your card!

Amanda R said...

Love your card, your black coloring is wonderful and I enjoyed looking at your masks so go and tell your husband neener neener neener! Thanks for playing along with us at Kraftin Kimmie's!

Jackie Randolph said...

Gorgeous coloring and fab design! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge.

Desire Fourie said...

Just beautiful and the image has been coloured so creatively. Saw it on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look.

TRACEY MO said...

Fab images love it!! Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Good luck

Tracey DT

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Terry said...

Hey there, great card and the background is fabulous Love the image and your coloring you did it soo welll. Thank you for joining the Dt from Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs Terry xxxx

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Great job!!! Thanks for sharing in Let’s Ink It Up’s *Show us your flowers* challenge and good luck !


Tammy, LIIU DT at Créations LaDiva :) xx

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Awesome card. I love the background paper. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

Lisa said...

Love your card! Your coloring is fantastic! I just love this image!
Big Hugs!

Ribbon Girl said...

Lovely card and thank you for joining in with this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge. Mary G x ps and your masks are lovely!

Karen C said...

This is wonderful! Love the papers an the layout! How fun! Thank you for playing with us at Gingerloft! Best of luck in the draw!
Karen C (Gingerloft DT)