Hi folks! Hope you've all had a fantastic week. :)
It's time for another Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge and this week I get to play hostess! So my challenge for you is to "Make a Scene"...now often times, making a scene in public is frowned upon. But this rule totally does not apply with stamping! lol You can create a scene using multiple stamps, by using die cut elements to create a setting or even drawing your own background. It's totally up to you, so let your creativity run a little wild. :)
Last week, we released a new crop of Halloween stamps. I love August at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...I always look forward to seeing what the Krafty Artists have brewed up for our colouring pleasure. Halloween images are so much fun to play with. :) So this put me in the mood to pull out some oldies-but-goodies...Hattie and Horace. I stamped them both out and then drew in a graveyard scene. It's been a while since I drew anything, so I am a bit rusty! That being said, I really enjoyed creating this scene. I first sketched the tombstones in with a pencil. When I was content with my design, I went over everything with a Copic multiliner. I set Hattie's tombstone at an angle to make it look like one of those old graveyards where the ground has settled kind of funny over the centuries. Horace's seems to have held its position a little better. :) The papers are all from Authentique "Glowing". The corner embellishment was cut with the Madera Corner Memory Box Die. The pearls were all made with a Black Viva Decor Pearl Pen. Finishing touches were added with a Martha Stewart border punch and some machine stitching.
And here's the close-up. Hattie and Horace were stamped in Memento Ink on Neenah cardstock. As mentioned before, the tombstones were hand-drawn and outlined with a Copic multiliner. The entire picture was then coloured with Copics and additional shading was added with a black Conte crayon applied with a blending stump. I used a lot of warm greys throughout this picture for shading including throughout the grass to really tone down the intensity of the greens as it is supposed to be a night scene.
Ghost skin: W00, W1, W3, W5, W7 Hair: W00, W1, W3, E43, E47 Top Hat, Horace's err tail (???) and Sky: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, 100 Vest: YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07, E08, E17, E18 Shirt: W00, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99 Dress: G20, G21, G25, G94, W5, W7, W9 (same B's as the shirt) Tombstones: W00, W01, W05, W07, W09, E42, E43 Grass: BV00, G21, G94, G99, W5, W7, W9
If you play along with the "Make a Scene" challenge this week, you could be the lucky winner of either Hattie or Horrace...winner's choice! Just make sure to use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp to be eligible. For more inspiration, make sure to pop by the KKS Blog to see the fantastic scenes created the very talented Krafty Girls!
(Don't forget to check out this weekend's Frugal Friday specials HERE! And you can register for Krafty Day 2012 HERE!!)
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!