Saturday, December 31, 2011

Last Christmas Card of the Year

Hey there guys. This is the last Christmas Card I will be posting for the 2012 season. Yeah, I know... Christmas is over, Blah Blah Blah. But, I didn't get this one posted, and so I will just do so now! HA!

This is a gift card holder I made for my cousin for the Christmas gift exchange. I used Stamps by Judith, and different shades of blue. The snowman itself has shades of B0000, 000, 00 and a little sparkly stuff thrown in. The scarf and mittens are the B2x family, and 24, 27, 29. The boots and hat are C1 - 7. Once I was done, I cut out the image, and then I left it in the hodler and used my airbrush to place B24 (I think) as the sky. I tried to make it darker at the edges. If you look at the image up close, you can see the overspray on some of the snowman and hat of the B24. I actually really like this effect. To me it softens it a bit, and makes it seem as if it is snowing maybe. In the end I added some Gelly Roll Clear Star to it to give it some sparkle (the snowflakes and the lights and a little on the snow.

The inside was done with the same colors, although the from panel ended up being REALLY dark compared to the other. Need to practice a little better control. LOL. Actually looking back at the pictures I think it is the little image inside that is the off color. Hmmmmm.

Anyway, hope to see you back soon. I have a spring card I have made and will post soon using Flourishes stamps, and I have been having a blast coloring up some of the new Kraftin Kimmie Alice in Wonderland series - although I am thinking I need more practice on Alice. And as always, January brings a month full of Bombshell goodness with it.

Talk to you soon.


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Give it to Me ONE MORE TIME!

Hey there y'all!  It is that time of the month again when we celebrate all things Bombshell via a krazy fun Blog hop. This month Alison challenged us to think inside the box - the gift box that is. She asked that instead of a card we make a gift. It has been the season of giving you know! you should have arrived from taking a gander at Alex's project... if not, hop on over to the Bombshell stamps blog to start the hop out!
I have made two different gifts. The first one I made for my Sister-in-law and gave her her gift of Wonder Woman Pajamas in it. I have been dying to post it, but didn't want to blow the surprise. She got it Sunday night, and I haven't posted since then. :-)

I used a box I found at Hobby Lobby, and I added DCWV paper to it, I then steampunked it out with all sorts of doo dads, and then I added the Bombshell Retro Cowgirls and then made her a lovely Steampunky Dress type thing. I used tracing paper to design with pencil the dress. Then I used a lightbox to transfer the dress design onto the thicker paper to allow me to corlor it. To "top" it off I added the hat from the Halloween Costume Digi Stamps.

The second gift I made was a real departure for me - in the dimensional sense.

I used gold and white paper and mod-podged a wooden egg. I then colored up the lovely Rose in shades of yellowy gold (Y11, 21, 23, 26, 28). I cur out Rose, and then I trimmed her up a little to allow me to mold it to the egg. So where the back hairline meets the front hairline I cut it to the rose, and then tucked the back hair slightly under the front portion. I did the same with her hair on the side.

Once I mod Podged her up and it dried, I added all sorts of delicious bling all over the egg to give it a little dimension and interest to the back.  I am entering her in the iCopic bling in the New Years Challenge.

There you have it. My attempt at mixed media (well a little bit of mixing), and gifts for the holidays.

Thank you for stopping by. The next stop on you hop is the INCREDIBLY talented Milo!!!! If you get lost on your way the full list is below.

Bombshell Blog:
Sparkly Engineer Mary:
Alaine: - - ME ME ME!!!!

Thank you for coming and I hope you come back soon!!!!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Koi - Sketch Style

It is that time again, when thoughts turn to the incredible sketches that Kathi, our fearless Bombshell leader, challenges us to use. This month she chose a simple beautiful sketch, and honestly, this ended up being one of my favorite cards I have EVER made.
This card was made a little bit differently - in that I worked different than I usually do. I first decided which way I wanted the sketch to be. Kathi challenged us to use this sketch, and I decided it needed to be flipped. Then I chose my stamp. I looked through all the Bombshells I had to figure out which ones went best with this layout.

Then I chose my paper. I found this Best Creations paper with a dragon flying up, but the great thing about it was the water at the bottom. And it coordinated with the other sheet of paper (the back paper). THEN I chose my colors to coordinate. I say this was different because I typically color up an image and then try to find paper that matches, then come up with a layout... so this was reversed almost.

I colored the Koi up with YR21 and then started layering from the inside edge of all of the scales with YR23, R22, 24 and 27, then I went back over with YR21. On the fins I layered the same way and added in R39 at the base to make it darker. I then added shading with the R22 along the scales. The "water" I tried to match some of the water splashing on the paper and used the W4, 6, 7, 9 series to try to match it.

 I used crystal stickles over the water colored to add some shimmer to match the paper, and also used crystal effects to make the fish all shiny. The  I used some charms from the jewelry section at JoAnns to anchor the top.
Ok... Now that I have bored you all to death, I really hope you pop on over to the Bombshell Stamps blog and take part in the Sketch Challenge this month. And if you don't have any Bombshell stamps, take a look at the "Anything Goes" special challenge, for a chance to win some of these super fun stamps.

Talk to you soon!!!!


Monday, December 12, 2011

Gingerbread Pretties

Very excited - - Bombshell has a great new limited Digital Set of adorable Gingerbread Pin-ups. AREN'T they amazing!!!

So I colored up the "bread" with E33, 35, 37, and the icing is G05, 06, 09 and R22, 24, 27, 39.

Ok... This is a QUICK post because I am exhausted, and need to go to bed! PLEASE come back on Wednesday to check out the next card made for the Bombshell Sketch Challenge. It is absolutely one of my favorite cards EVER!!!!

Talk to you Soon!!!!


Sunday, December 4, 2011

It's beginning to smell like Christmas

Hey there. The tree is up, the baking supplies bought... Gingerbread house decorated (ok - pre-baked gingerbread... wouldn't trust anything I baked not to be too soft), Chex Mix made and set of Peppermint brownies made. WHEW... crazy weekend... but it is beginning to smell like Christmas in MissAlaineous' Casa. I did get a chance to color up these two little angels and practice on my lighting from a point source.

After I colored up the Angels using the shading to try to make it look as if the lantern was the light source, I used som Y00 to highlight the lighter areas on the two angels and the snow.  I also added some nice sparkly prettyness on the fur, wings and snow to try to make it look like the crystals are reflecting the lights. LOVE... how it turned out.

I chose the colors based on the paper this time, and used RV9x and BG7x series as the primary colors. The boots are C series, and again I used a little yellow reflection.

I hope you all drop back by soon. I hope to have a bunch of Christmas cards up over the next couple of weeks, as well as some Bombshell Beuaties.  TTFN!

Stamps - Stampendous, Flourishes (Sentiment)
Copics - BG70, 72, 75, 78, RV91, 93, 95, 99, E50, 51, 53, C1, 3, 5, 7, Y00, Y21, 23, 26, 68, BG0000, 000, 01, B000, B00, B91, 93, 95, 97, Stardust Gelly Roll