Friday, September 27, 2013

Graffiti Party


Although the days in Canada are quickly cooling off, I find myself becoming increasingly excited as it's the season for homemade soups, baked treats and hot cups of tea. In fact, this is the time of year that I start planning, preparing, and creating for the holiday season. I will be posting many exciting projects this fall.

On the menu today, Make it Crafty and Little Miss Muffet Stamps are having a party. Not just any type of party, but, a fun filled Graffiti Party. Both companies have many amazing and creative images for you to choose from. Furthermore, they have generously gone out of their way to created a free starter kit to help get this party rolling.

To start, I chose to use the complimentary background as the ideal foundation for a story to be built upon. The worn bricks and crumbling concrete provide the perfect canvas for an aspiring artist, who finds himself with a few extra cans of paint. However finding the right images to match the story I wanted to tell was difficult, as there are so many to choose from. In the end the infamous and sketchy Urban Johnny, won me over. He is desperate for love, yet the lovely Keshia, the object of Johnnys' affections wants nothing to do with him. Keeping her eyes averted she strolls down the street as if he’s not even there. Besides having my background and wonderfully drawn characters, a few props were needed such as the bench, graffiti lettering and the trash can which really makes the scene come to life. Unfortunately, this seems to be a story without an ending, for now at least.

An incredibly fun setting for any graffiti party; comes to life after many hours of colouring.

Have a great day,

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic scene, Susan! Fabulous job on the coloring! Love it! So glad you shared this for the Graffiti Party!