Friday, July 26, 2013

Start everyday with a smile...

TGIF fellow stampers!

Life continues to be busy, busy so it took me two days to get this card finished. I'm just glad that I managed to pull it all together in time to enter this week's anything goes challenge over at the Kraftin' Kimmie blog... whew! ;)

I've been kinda bummed since Annie Rodrigue took a leave from stamp designing because I really miss seeing new images added to the Moonlight Whispers range at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. Those wild eyed girlies always made me smile and I kept hoping for new fairies and mermaids to add to my collection. As I flipped through my stamp binder to find someone to color I got to thinking about tweaking an image to make it feel like I had a new stamp to color. Now I know that stamp altering isn't anything new for me but I was still surprised that I hadn't come to this conclusion a bit earlier.
So I grabbed Caroline and wiped away her baby bump. Once I had her stamped I then drew in a more slender tummy. I've always thought that Caroline's dress made her look like a flower fairy so I took the idea a step further, stamped Lilybelle fairy twice and used her wings to turn Caroline into a fairy queen. And when it came time to pick some papers, well, how could I not use a collection called Miss Caroline? LOL

Okey dokey artichokie, I'm off to get myself ready. Enjoy your day!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- My Mind's Eye (Miss Caroline)
stamps- Kraftin' Kimmie (Caroline and Lilybelle)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
Kaiser Craft pearls
paper rose
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Prima flower
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, R32
hair- E51, E55, E57, E59
eyes- BG72, BG75, BG000, 0
clothes- YG0000, YG00, G40, G43, YG93, Y000, Y11, Y21, R000, R00, R20, R32, R35
wings- BG70, BG72, BG000


Heidi Brawley said...

OMG this is Super Amazing!!! LOVE your altered creation!! Perfect papers to go with this cutie too! Me too was hoping for Annie to make new mermaids!! I was Happy to see Cheryl Alger with her cute lil mermaid gals this summer. HAVE an Awesome weekend!!! I have to work this Saturday to 1 of the bosses going to be gone. Not looking forward to it at all! It's only 4 1/2 we are open on Saturdays but its the point of waking up at 4:30am 6 days straight that kills me. Ugh!
Hugs, Heidi & Brooke

Heidi Brawley said...

P.S. I posted this to Kraftin Kimmie's Facebook page!!! Had to share your Awesomeness!!!!

Julie D. Richards said...

I love all the alterations you made Amy. And her gown is gorgeous. Hope you have a great weekend.

Bev said...

Fabulous card! Love the alters.

Tress said...

Lol! When I spied your card in my blog list I was so excited thinking there were new stamps from Annie! At first, I was bummed when I realized you "created" this new fairy, but you've given me some ideas. Fantastic altering and fantastic card! Love the way you've colored her dress.

Unknown said...

I love how you colored her dress, Amy. So pretty!

Unknown said...

Wow I love the stamp altering! But how did you get to piece them together since these are not clear rubber stamps. I would love to learn more please:-)