Saturday, August 25, 2012

We're "Making a Scene" at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

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!

Blessings,

Melanie

14 comments:

Miss NiceRoad said...

Totally gorgeous, as always :)

Alyce said...

Melanie this is so amazing!!! What incredible colouring and those tombstones look fantastic. What a great design!! :)

Perla said...

Even if your name was not stated I can always tell a Melanie Holtz work of art. As always beautiful... I am still practicing on coloring the way you do but I'm no where close. Your art work is always inspiring and stunning, I'm always in awe of your work and these are some of my favorite images and as usual my mouth dropped to the floor when I saw this. Love your work... Simply stated AMAZING!!!!!

Trudie said...

Wow... I saw this on the main KK page and thought I had to come for a closer look. I wanted to know where I could get the graveyard from!! It's fantastic.... I want it!! LOL!! You really should make this as a digi!! Will definatly be looking out for a lot more of your drawn stuff. I am in awe. xxx

Deborah said...

Wauw, beautiful!!! I still love your colourwork, but you've got drawingtalent!! I love your tombstones.

Kelly Schelske said...

Melanie, this is amazing! Love the scene you've created in the background, awesome work!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card.

Hugs Riet.xx

MagsB said...

This is a terrific card! So cute (in a scary halloweeny way!) I love the colour combo, those touches of orange look fab!

love Mags B x

Vannessa said...

This is just absolutely amazing! Can't believe those gravestones are not a stamp, but you drew them! Wow! Just wow! You really should get them made into a stamp though!

MommyScraps said...

Melanie, your work is FANTASTIC!!! I am in awe of your sketching on this one and of the amazing detail you put into each project...

Kim Swenson said...

This graveyard scene is phenomenal! Seriously WOW! I love all the KK by Annie. Hattie and Horace were the first Halloween set I bought along with all the others that came in that Halloween set. Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspirations and creations.

Kathi said...

Wow. This scene is terror-ific! *cheesy grin*

Great drawing, awesome coloring, and wonderful design.

I love it. I'm gonna pin it so I can remember it.

fredalexmom said...

Simply amazing.

Sharon Caudle said...

Ok...what can I say that other's haven't??!! You have such WICKED skills, my friend! You don't know how bad I want you to turn those tombstones into rubber! LOL! I honestly can't WAIT to get to sit and color with you. I've already started the process of getting my passport so I can come to Krafty Day next year. One of my goals is to get to meet you! YOU ROCK!
hugs, Sharon