Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Stagefright: v3.0 plus Monday Mojo #300!!!

Here's my last entry for the Kraftin' Kimmie DT Tryouts, once again creating a card with an outside and an inside!

This time I used a sketch from Mojo Monday, who is celebrating their 300th post! Woot!!!

Here's the sketch:

Here's my take on the sketch!

And here are the card's innards!

That cutie hula dancer is Leilani by Kraftin' Kimmie. She was stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Neenah cardstock and colored with Copic markers which I'll list below. When she was all colored, she took a ride in my Big Kick to be die cut by a rectangle Nestabilities die. She was kept in the die while I used Post-It notes to block off first the beach and then the sky. The Post-It notes were lifted and I colored the sand, sea, and sky using Copic markers. Inkssentials White Gel pen was used to add sea foam and white caps. When I was happy with my little scene, I put it aside to construct the card.

I must say using sketches makes things much easier. The only issue I have with them is that I have to do math. I guess my third grade teacher was right after all. You really DO need to know how to add, subtract, and divide fractions.

But I digress, which I'm sure shocked you.

The hibiscus flower and green banner paper are from the Down by the Shore 6x6 pad by Fancy Pants. The yellow floral paper that I used for the circle is from My Mind's Eye's Remarkable: Collectable 6x6 pad. The patterned paper on the front and innards is from Basic Grey's Basics: Manila 6x6 pad.

"Aloha" and "Mahalo" sentiments are included with  Leilani.

The hibiscus is from Bombshell Stamps' Hula Girl set. It was colored with Copic markers, fussy cut, and adhered to adorn the sentiment banner.

All edges of the patterned papers were sponged with Old Paper Distress ink, which was also used to sponge over a very old stencil by Club Scrap.

True confession: I made a few mistakes, including an element that I meant to be right-side up, but perfection is overrated or so I keep telling myself. I also meant to add black photo corners to the stamped image, but I forgot and didn't realize it til everything was all securely adhered.

Copic markers used:
Skin: E11, E13, E15
Hair: B41, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8
Top: R24, R46, R59
Skirt: YG01, YG03, YG05, YG13, YG21
Leaves: Same as the skirt, but added YG63
Flower: Same as the top, but added YR12
Sand: E40, E41, E42, E43
Sea: BG11, BG13,BG23, BG45, BG57
Sky: B21, C00, C0

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges: Happy 300 Mojo Monday!
Mojo Monday 300 Celebration
Oozak Challenge Blog #17: Anything Goes with a Girlie Theme


  1. Absolutely gorgeous card! Good luck on the tryouts!

  2. Love how you did her darker skin tone and the entire thing def has a tropical feel!

  3. Ah! I love everything about this! you colored the hula girl so well, and those papers are perfect! Amazing job! Thanks for joining us at the Oozak Challenge!


  4. This is a fun and happy card! Thanks for playing with us at Oozak!

  5. Such a great card, love the skin tones and the tropical papers!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

  6. Gosh, I thought I commented on this, but I guess not! I really love it, Kathi! You did such a great job coloring it! Love that! Love the fun papers you chose for this--they're perfect! And your take on the sketch is wonderful! :^)
    Hugs, Penny