Sunday, August 21, 2011

Let's Brew Up Some Fun...Release Day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Today's the day...the new August Halloween stamps are available for purchase at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! Over the last several days, you've seen the new stamps by Krafty Artists Cheryl Alger, Emilie Goulet and Annie Rodrigue...all three artist have created some fantastically creepy characters for this spooky release. We're celebrating the release with a blog hop today!

The hop begins over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog where you will find a complete list of all the talented designers participating in today's blog hop. As you hop along, please make sure to leave comments at each blog as Kimmie will be drawing some lucky winners who will win packages of some of the new August stamps! So, if you've been following along you should have arrived here after visiting with one of our newest Krafty Girls, the lovely Nicole! Wasn't her spooky project amazing...I love her style!!  (if not, just hop on over to the KKS Blog so you don't miss any stops along the way)

My card today features the spooky and slightly demented Potion Master by Annie Rodrigue. I love all the details of this stamp....the frazzled hair, the crazy eyes, the slightly hunched back...she's awesome! :)  Potion Master comes with two sentiments, "Let's Brew Up Some Fun!" and "We Have Chemistry!". The papers are from My Minds Eye "Haunted". The edges were all sponged with Black Soot Distress Ink. The bow was made with my Bow Easy. I added a little spider button and a tiny glass "potion" bottle that I filled with black glitter and  red glass beads. (The bottle was a dollar store find.)


Potion Master was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on Neenah cardstock and coloured with Copic makers. I tried to emphasize her crazy eyes by adding some deep red shading with my R59 (tip-to-tip blending method). I also wanted to give her a bit of a worn and "dirty" look, as I would imagine her laboratory is anything but pristine and sterile, so I added shading with my black Conte crayon. The image was masked and then the background was sponged with Antique Linen and Black Soot Distress Inks.


Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, R59 Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59  Goggles: R27, R46, R59, Y38, C1, C3, C5, C7 Coat: E41, E43, E47, E50  Pants: T2, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, C5  Shirt: G94, C5  Beaker: B60, YG25, YG00, E13

After you are done hopping around, make sure to stop by the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Online Store because all the new August stamps are now available for purchase!! Back by popular demand are the Gimmie Kimmie Kits if you want to buy the stamps as complete sets...the kits are always offered at an amazing discounted price, so make sure to scoop yours up before they disappear!

It's now my pleasure to send you off to visit with the always sweet and very talented Diana...just wait until you see what spooky fun she's been brewing up for you! Oh, and don't forget to leave comments along the hop for your chance to win some of the new stamps!

Thanks for joining us on the blog hop today!

Blessings,

Melanie

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Potion Master" and coordinating sentiment
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, MME
Ink: Memento, Copics, Distress Inks
Embellishments: Ribbon, spider button, glass bottle, glass beads, Martha Stewart Glitter

41 comments:

Lisa T said...

I love what you did with this image! Perfect paper and all the inking and "dirtying up" is perfect!

rach said...

what a cool image and your colouring is amazing

Sarah said...

OMGoodness Melanie!! You are CRAZY Talented girl!! Your coloring is STUNNING! You really make your images come to life! I love the way you made her eyes kinda red around the edges and crazed! Fabulous!!

michael said...

ik vind u kaart erg mooi
leuke papier

Marijke en Chantal said...

Wat een mooi kaartje is dit, hou van de kleurencomi, leuk afdrukje!
groetjes, marijke en Chantal

Sanne said...

Great card! It's really spooky! I love the little bottle you used!

Hugs Sanne

Mette said...

This a a great card and I love this stamp. Beautifully coloured and love the papers and little "potion" bottle. Brilliant.

Hugs, Mette

DoodleDee Designs said...

Love the dirty look it is sooooo perfect. The sponged background is fabulous.

Alberto said...

ahahah this image look so so so funny!
greatwork, melanie! love it and all the details!
hugs xx
Alberto

lawinchen said...

What a wonderful card. Wonderful colouring and papers.

hugs
Andrea

Riikka said...

Oh, that's just AMAZING! I really love your card!

Närrin said...

I love your card...and the new images.

greetings
Esther

Brigitte said...

She's spooky!!! Love your colouring!
Brigitte

angie babe said...

wow, you`re colouring is spooktacular! love the backing papers too! xx

Linxx said...

Great idea to add on that little bottle! Love the way you coloured it and your background is perfect!

Janine said...

love the coloring, papers...thanks for showing

Maryu said...

Gritty, grimy, scary card! Love the sophisticated coloring in a limited palette.

♥Rach♥ said...

Super creepy! Papers and the little vial embellishment is so cool Melanie!

Niinu said...

I love her! She looks like me...when I was a little bit younger;) Your card is lovely:)

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Okay, this is just incredible!! You really have a way with making these images look creepy and crazy!! haha!! And the addition of the potion bottle is so creative!! Love it!

Jill Angel said...

Love this so much! What a great idea adding a potion bottle! You are amazing :)
Jill
http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

Amanda R said...

Very creepy but cute! Love the little potion bottle you added too, nice accent!

Tosha said...

Cool card, love everything about it. This is by far my favorite image.

lifesabeautifulmess said...

I love your card and all the detail you put into it. Great inspiration!

g said...

so amazing! your coloring is always incredible! love the papers & your potion bottle is a perfect embellie! LOVE it!!

Jani said...

Amazing card!
Thanks for the hoP!

Marilyn said...

Wow! I am always anxious to see what you have done with these images. You really bring them to life!

Michele Boyer said...

I love your coloring so much. I could stare at it forever. Truly amazing, Melanie.

Debbie Stephens said...

What a talent, your coloring is amazing. It brings this image to life. Awesome card!

Mickaela Sundkvist said...

I just love how you shadowed around the eyes, you really made her look insane!

Love Mickaela

Cindi F said...

Gorgeous card! I love the way you did her eyes and that little bottle is so cute!

agnelia said...

You are such an coloring godess! A true artist! ♥
I have looked at so many of your cards before and everytime I get a W...O...W...feeling!
This one is no exception! Love that mad look in her eyes with the redness underneath, the worn and raggity look and those old looking pattern papers and of course, the potion bottle!!!

Heidi Brawley said...

awe your coloring is amazing. love your card too. hugs

Nancy Ball said...

Great card.

Wilfreda said...

This is perfect. Your coloring is amazing.

scrappintlc said...

Seriously awesome. Love the look you gave her eyes, the paper, the buttona dn bottle.

Scrappy Rat said...

Love the black and kraft motif! It makes the mad scientist even spookier!

Tracey said...

This is absolutely AMAZING Melanie!!! I love it!!

Hannah Clark said...

As per usual, your colouring just ASTOUNDS me! Did you know that when I can't figure out how to colour something, I come to your blog! You are amazingly talented, Girl!

Sassy Cheryl said...

You're card is amazing and so is your coloring. LOVE IT!

Shanna Shands said...

Your work is always amazing do you ever post coloring tutorials... I mean your coloring is so WOW... I would love to see videos or photos of your coloring process!