Saturday, January 23, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge # 14 - Keep It Simple!

It's time again for another

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp Challenge!

This week yours truly has thought up the theme!

.....And, you know....
Sometimes I think I am too clever for my own good,
cause, did I think up a dosey...

Keep It Simple

No Ribbon, Buttons, Flowers or any Embellishments!!!

WHAT was I thinking??!!

Ok, it wasn't THAT bad...
(I was SO tempted to add just a little bit of ribbon!!)
...especially when we got to use this amazing sketch from

Sketch Saturday

Whom Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is sponsoring this week...

So this is my "No" embellishment card....

Ok...So it not exactly the sketch...But pretty close!!

I decided to use Lavinia for this challenge cause she is one
of my favourite Kimmie images to colour and picked this
gorgeous October Afternoon DP that I just keep going back to.

I coloured Lavinia in with my Prisma's using Indigo Blue,
Perwinkle, Blue Slate, Limepeel and Dark Green for her dress
and I used Ginger Root, Light Umber, Chocolate and Black for her hair.
I really don't know why I feel the need to cut everything out,
but, I did it again...cause I thought she would look good.

I had to use one of my new
Martha Stewart Border Punches.
And the 'Happy Birthday' is from
Kimmie's Everyday Sentiments.

Now if you would like to play along with us this week,
head on over to the

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog

and checkout all the details and while you are there you have
to have a look at what the Krafty Girls have come up with using
no embellishments... I feel like a proud mum!! They have just
created the most beautiful cards!!!

And remember if you do play with us, use a
Kraftin' Kimmie Image on your card or project
you could win "Lavinia".... So cool!!

Thanks For Looking!

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie - Lavinia, Kraftin' Kimmie Everyday Sentiments
Paper: October Afternoon, Bazzil
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, TH Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Accessories: Martha Stewart Border Punch
Technique: Prisma Pencils, Distressing


Maria said...

Oh my - gorgeous card! Beautiful colouring and wonderful DPs all combined together. Hugs, Maria

Cheryl said...

Oh my goodness Donna, it's STUNNING! I can only imagine how hard it was to hold-back, walk away and not use any embellishes, LOL! But it turned out awesome without them! Amazing coloring on Lavinia, great details, and yes...I love that MS border punch!

Alison said...

What a great job you did with no embellishments! She looks so proud! I love the shades of blue you used on her. What a wonderful job you did!!!

Erica said...

I think this card is beautiful! You don't need anything else! I love your coloring and the edge detail! This image would be great for this weeks Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge with that dress! (The movie is Australia, right up your alley!)

Sparkplug17 said...

So pretty! I'm an embellishment person, so this challenge would be hard for me. :)

Nana Diana said...

This is just gorgeous Donna. Your colouring is amazing and I love that paper, beautiful colours!!

Tara Godfrey said...

Well, I survived it, hun,LOL! Thanks for the real work out of a challenge this week...I really enjoyed it,smile! Your card is just stunning, Donna! I love those yummy papers and Livina looks fabulous...your colouring is soooo beautiful!

Christi said...

Girl, you simply rock the Kimme stamps!!! This is so gorgeous....your coloring is *once again* AMAZING!!! Just perfect in every way. BTW, you may wanna go check out Fridays FWF post on the Unity blog... smiles!

Alyssa S said...

This card rocks! You sure picked a doozie of a challenge {grumble, grumble}, but I will persevere! I love Lavinia - she is a spunky little doll and you've done her justice! I can't wait till you're permanently on the KKS team...I know that's coming!! ;o)

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Thank you for such a wonderful challenge this week, Donna!! It sure was a stretch for me....SO hard not to add ribbon and such...but it was great fun!! I know others will enjoy trying it out this week.

And your card this week is AMAZING! Stunning colouring again, as usual! You're fantastic, girlie!

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna thanks for the lovely comment on my blog, no I havent got a follow thing as its a wordpress blog, but I do have an email update bit to recieve updates when I post. LOve your blog its great! your creations are very inspiring

Michele Boyer said...

Fabulous, Donna! Your coloring is just incredible! I love how you cut out the image! (Great...but scary...challenge!) :)

Melanie said...

Hey Donna!! Your card is just fantastic this week!! (lol...I cut EVERYTHING out!) Love your colouring, and your papers are beautiful.

Yup...gotta agree with the rest of the girls...this was a hard challenge! Thanks for stretching me!