Saturday, August 1, 2009

KLM Designs Release Day

Today is another release at KLM Designs. There are five new images being released today, but if you haven't been there recently there are a lot of new images. You can even download a few freebies to try them out for yourself. I have a lot of cards to share today. I don't usually share them all on the same day, but I am still playing catch up from my time in the hospital with my son. I hope I don't bore you.

This is the Fuschia image. I started with Kraft paper and rubbed my New Canvas stamp pad directly all over the paper. Love the softened look! The image is printed on Gina K 80 lb. cardstock. I find this paper works the best in my printer and works fabulously with Copic markers or prismacolor pencils and OMS. The image is colored with Copic Markers.
Stamp-Fuschia (KLM Designs)
Paper- Gina K 80 lb White, Kraft (PTI), Basic Grey Sugared
Ink-New Canvas (Palette)
Other-circle nestie die, corner rounder, Copic markers, Lemon Spica glitter pen, MS doily border punch, Sweet Blush vintage buttons (PTI), satin ribbon (from stash)

Isn't this little turtle so cute? I colored him with Copic markers, then dusted some brown shimmer chalk to "ground" him (or her). I guess with the way I colored it, it looks like a her. I stamped a fern backgrounder onto Plum Pudding with Plum Pudding ink, but it doesn't really show up well in the photo.
Stamp-Turtle (KLM Designs), fern backgrounder (CHF)
Paper-Gina K 80 lb. white, Plum Pudding, Kraft (PTI), Nana's Nursery Baby Girl (DCWV)
Ink-Plum Pudding (PTI)
Other-scalloped rectangle nestie die, Copic markers, shimmer chalks, buttons (from stash)

This image is called Swinging Girl and I colored her with prismacolor pencils and OMS. I added some Blingz to the flowers for that little added punch. Once again started with Kraft and lightly sponged the edges with Fresh Snow ink.
Stamp-Swinging Girl (KLM Designs)
Paper-Gina K 80 lb. white, Kraft (PTI), Nana's Nursery Baby Girl (DCWV)
Ink-Fresh Snow (PTI)
Other-classic and scalloped rectangle dies, primacolor pencils, OMS, C1 Copic marker (for outlining), Pink Poinsettia Blingz, ribbon and flowers from stash

This image is Rosebud. I attempted to try something different. I am not really sure I got the look I was going for. I traced the image onto vellum with a stylus while the image was on a foam mat. I then colored it in with a white pencil to deepen the impression and colored it with Tombow markers all on the back of the image. On the front I painted over the image with Angel Wings Shimmerz.
Supplies-Rosebud (KLM Designs)
Paper-Vellum, Curious Poison Ivory, Rustic Cream (PTI), Cosmo Cricket
Other-classic and scalloped oval dies, Tombow markers, Angel Wings Shimmerz, crocheted lace ribbon, green leaf ribbon, Cosmo Cricket chipboard heart, Vintage Cream satin ribbon, Vintage cream buttons

This last card is the Village Cottage image. When I saw the image, I immediately saw a school house so I used my Just Rite small alphabet and stamped the word "School" over the door. I colored the image with prismacolor pencils and OMS. I highlighted all of the trees with Spica glitter pens. It looks great in person, but hardly shows at all in the photo.
Stamps-Village Cottage (KLM Designs), Vintage Picnic (sentiment), Limitless Labels (apple) PTI Just Rite Small alphabet
Paper-Gina K 80 lb. white, blue (Prism), Smokey Shadow (PTI)
Ink-Palette Noir, Versamagic Tea Leaves
Other-Cuttlebug folder, corner rounder, Harmony rectangle stamper (JustRite), foam tape, tag, clip, ribbon (from stash), prismacolor pencils, OMS, C1 Copic marker, Spica glitter pens (olive, melon and mint)

KLM Designs offers three sentiments with each of their images which is such a great value. I find that I make most of my cards without sentiments so that I can use them for any occasion. Once I decide what I am going to use the card for, I can easily print out the sentiment and add it to the inside of my card. It is such a nice way to finish off the inside of a card.

I want to thank all of you for your prayers for my son. He is doing so much better. He just needs to regain his strength, he is very weak right now. I know without the prayers of many he would not being doing as well as he is. I give God all the glory for how far he has come. A week ago, his kidneys were barely functioning and they were talking of putting him on dialysis. Today, his kidneys are functioning at almost 100%! God is so good!

I also want to put a plug in for my daughter. She loves to write and has started a blog to journal her writings. Stop on over and give her some love. Her blog is Planted by the River.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for reading the LONGEST post ever--at least on my blog. Have a blessed day!


Becky said...

They are all gorgeous, love the images, and the design paper on the first one is delicious.

Sara said...

Wow Karen, these are all so beautiful!!!! I'm so glad your son is doing better,

The Wired Angel said...

First Karen, it's great to have you back and especially to hear that your son is doing so well. All of you have been in my thoughts and prayers.

I love all of your cards, but especially KLM's fuschia.. what a lovely card and you did such a great job with the layout.

Hugs, Peggy

Gina Lindsay said...

Great job! All the cards are great. I love that ribbon on the Swinging girl card!

SO happy your son is doing better.

Scrapping Julie said...

karen these are all so lovely. i wasnt bored at all. hope the little man is feeling better. good to see you back posting again

Dru said...

Karen, you are never boring and I love all your cards especially the fuschia - it's the colors for me soft pinks and brown/tan tones - very pretty!

specialcraftmom4 said...

These are wonderful! I am so happy to hear your son is doing well.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I love seeing all the cards together. It's not boring at all. I love them all but I may have to case the layout on the first one!

Kryssi said...

long post but so much eye candy!! hope your family is doing well! xo!

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

Lovely series of cards. I think the fuschia is my favorite.

Jaspere said...

These are all great. Thanks for the inspiration.

Marcie said...

Your cards are just fantastic!

Unknown said...

I never would have thought of this but it's such a great image and I love what you did with it!

Jane said...

So many great images from KLM Designs. I will have to check them out - you have made so many great cards.