Saturday, July 21, 2012

A little night music?

Here's Akiko by Kraftin' Kimmie. Her name means "Sparkle" and she surely does or at least this card does!

Akiko was colored with Copic markers, die cut, masked with Winsor & Newton masking fluid, and then the background was airbrushed. I lifted the mask and added some glaze pen to the flute and some sparkly glitter pen accents to the flowers and her hair jewels.

I found amazing shimmery green cardstock in my stash. I *think* it might be by Club Scrap. I used the Bamboo 6x6 stencil by The Crafters Workshop and airbrushed G46 through it. I airbrushed a separate piece of the cardstock to be die cut for the sentiment.

I had a "Eureeka!" moment, when I realized that I had Ideology Tissue Tape with musical notation on it. It got airbrushed to match Akiko's kimono.

A few gemstones were strategically placed to finish the card. I just wish you could see the shimmer on this card. *sigh*

By the way, this is my "application" card. I'm throwing my proverbial hat into the ring for a chance to become a Krafty Girl. I don't think my chances are too good because I know of at least two fabulous artists that have applied. But, you can't win if you don't play...

Thanks for visiting today.

I shall be entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp & Show: "Anything Goes"


  1. the bamboo stencil looks amazing and makes a perfect background for this awesome Asian themed design!


  2. She's lovely as are you.
    It's been too long. Way too long.


  3. I think you have a very good chance - especially with this little beauty!! So well thought out and put together so beautifully with fabulous colouring and techniques :)

  4. Aw, best of luck, Kathi! You are submitting a great card! Love the image, the sparkle, and the coloring on the entire piece! So cool! :^)

  5. I think you created the perfect background for your focal point stamp - beautiful work here!!

  6. Beautiful card!! The background is perfect with the bamboo stencil and your color choices are so vibrant. Love it!

  7. She's beautiful, Kathi! Love your coloring of her and the airbrushed backgrounds! Good luck with the DT call! You go girl!