Friday, July 12, 2013

Metals, Skull, and Flowers! Oh my!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps' Challenge blog is hosting a Guns N' Roses challenge this week, where you're supposed to use metal and flowers together. That's so my thang, that I had to play along with them.

Here's my card!

That's Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps' Priscilla, who is a bookworm. She likes all literature, but also likes a bit of Gothic and Horror every now and then. In keeping with her taste in books, I decided to make her hair have periwinkle highlights to match her hair bows and shirt.

Anyway, she was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers, which I'll list below. There's a bit of clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen on her shoes because why the heck not?

I based my design on this sketch from The Cupboard Trilogy Challenges.

I had cut the cardstock into a rectangle as above, but it was kind of plain, so I diecut periwinkle vellum using one of the dies from Spellbinders' Decorative Labels 8. It made me much happier. The patterned papers are from BoBunny's Isabella 6x6 pad. All edges were sponged with Black Soot Distress ink to eradicate those nasty white edges that I loathe.

Lace was stapled under the dotted patterned paper using Tonic's Tiny Attacher. I love that thing! That was my first touch of metal.

The white flowers were old, ancient Making Memories flowers which were colored with my B60 marker. I added a skull brad (Recollections) to the center, which became my second bit o' metal. The other flowers are equally old Prima flowers. The blue ones were once white and were colored with my B63 marker. I found cool pewtery (new word) metal roses on clearance at Michael's yesterday and added those to the mix. I added some silver pearls (Recollections) to add some shiny elements to appeal to my inner magpie.

I diecut silver Inksssentials Metal Foil Tape sheets using the Delicate Chain die by Memory Box and adhered it to the strip of patterned paper that hold the sentiment die cuts. The sentiment is a foil sticker from Stampendous. I added some tiny black Prima flowers to either side of the sentiment piece and added silver pearls to finish the card.

Thanks for visiting today!

Copic markers used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, BV00
Hair: B60, B63, N4, N5, N6, N7
Top: B60, B63, B66
Pants: N4, N5, N6, N7
Shoes: B63, B66
Books: RV93, RV95, B91, B93, B95, E30, E40, E41, E43, E70, E71

I shall enter this in the following challenges!
Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #188: Guns N' Roses 
The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge #13: Sketch
Lady Anne's Challenge #10: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenges: Old, New, Borrowed, Blue: Old stickers, old flowers; new-to-me  stamp, borrowed=sketch, blue=her shirt, hair bows, flowers, etc.
Try It On Tuesday: Show us your Metal (skull brad, silver pearls, staples, foil)


  1. Love this card!! Awesome job!

  2. Love, Love, Love! How is it possible that I don't have this image yet???!!! Or maybe it's your fantastic card that's making me race to the KKS shop with my credit card in hand...LOL! Did I mention I love it? Hugs, lady! Cheryl

  3. She's cute! Love how you pretty up goth and metal and pewtery things so well :)
    Of course, now I'll have G&R songs in my head all day!

  4. Awwww, she's such a cute little stinker, isn't she? Love the pretty colors & DP you used on your card, Kathi! Great coloring, great design, love all the metallic embellies, as well as the lace & other flowers!
    Unlike Dawn, I will not have G&R songs in my head, because I couldn't identify their music if I tried. I do know who they are; once, years ago, Gary and I were coming back from a cat show in LaLa Land, and we passed a G&R bus on the freeway. Guess that's how they traveled in those days.
    Hugs, Penny

  5. A lovely card, love the colour combo. Thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge. Hugs Bee

  6. I love this mixture of pink, flowers and skulls! A great card.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge this time. I do hope you join us again soon.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT member

  7. Fantastic card, love your metal embellishments. Thank you for joining us at TioT's.

  8. Love your card, the pink and gray are awesome together. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge
    Lady Anne's: NanaVic's Challenge

  9. A stunning make! I love the colours and embellishments and the stamped image a lot!

    Thanks for joining us at TIOT!

    Claudia x

  10. What a beautiful card, love the colours and a great interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for taking part in the Cupboard Trilogy Challenge.

    Liz xx [DT]

  11. Great card, love the metal die cut.
    Thanks for joining our Metal Challenge at TioT
    Avril x

  12. This looks fantastic! I am so impressed, flowers and everything! Woohoo, I am rubbing off on you!

  13. So much about this card I love...the colors, the coloring, the metal embellishments! Stunning! Thanks for joining us this month at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenges!!

    Kat (DT)

  14. What a lovely card, just love the way you have use the sketch. Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog.

    Stella xx
    TCT DT