Saturday, July 30, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge. #89! No embellishments!!!

Yep, you read the title correctly. AAAAAAGH!! I'm glad I'm not the one who set this week's challenge. Just kidding! The wonderfully talented Donna, who is our hostess for this week, gave us this challenge and I was just dreading it. Turns out it was fun, though it sure was challenging. I started out thinking of ways to decorate my card without any ribbon, brads, eyelets, bling, flowers,(eeek, what's left?) and I was doing fine, then without realizing it, I'd lose focus and start thinking that if I added this ribbon or that brad......! Anyway, it really did turn out to be interesting to do and I'm quite happy with the result. Just shows how little you can make a card with if you have to!!

Well, now for some deets. I used the very sweet Kraftin' Kimmie image from the June release, this one is called Friends Are For Hugging. I think this one is so sweet and I love her teddy bear. I coloured the image with my trusty Copics, then doodled some crooked lines around it. I matted it onto some Groovy Guava card stock, then popped it onto a larger frame of Brilliant Blue. The card base is also Groovy Guava, onto which I matted a square of a subtle green paper from the same family I used for the rest of the card, which is Kaisercraft's Tea at Elsie's. I love this little paper pad and I'm happy to find that I must have bought it twice. Sometimes it pays to be losing your memory!!

Sorry, I digress as usual. I matted a beautiful piece of the paper with all the flowers onto the green, then I took another piece of the Tea at Elsie's and made a border to go behind the framed image. I put a piece of the Brilliant Blue onto it, then a narrow strip of Groovy Guava across the centre for more visual interest. I then cut out a few flowers from another piece of the flowery sheet, then placed them on the corners of the framed image. (I checked and it was legal to do that. Phew!!) This image comes with the sentiment 'Friends Are For Hugging', but I used 'Need A Hug?' from Kraftin' Kimmie's Mermaid Sentiments.

So there you go. Now you go to it and see what you can come up with, you will be surprised at what you can do without using any embellishments. Be sure to link up your card to Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog so we can check out your creations!! Donna has used Brigitte on her card, so that's the one you have a chance of winning if you participate using a Kimmie stamp.

By the way, just a reminder. Yesterday was Frugal Friday and the specials run until Sunday. The stamps on sale this weeks are Cupcake Cory, Snowshoe Fun, Valentine Willard, Krafty Stamper and Froggie Family. I love the Froggie Family!! Check out these stamps at Kraftin' Kimmie's Shop as they are all 40-50% off. Woo Hoo!! Also, the July Gimme Kimmie Kits are done on Sunday, so if you want one, you have a whole day left.

So happy stamping everyone and I pray you will have a blessed weekend,



  1. Your card is beautiful Diana. The image is so pretty and I love the matching paper!

  2. Just fabulous!! I love the colours!!

  3. I love your doodling, Diana! And your colouring for the shading is fab!!