Sunday, December 30, 2012

Kraftin Kimmie - Purple Esmerelda

Hey there guys. this is my first time coloring up this image. I LOVE it. When I saw it over at KK I had to have it. I went for some unusual colors - trying for a vintage look with red hair.
I used RV91, 93, 95, 99 to color her gown. Her skin is a little darker than I usually go with YR00, E11, E13 (I usually start one lower and end one lower). Her hair is YR31, E07, E18, E29. The roses are R32, 35, 39, the water B60, 63, 66 and her leaves are YG61, 63, 67.  All the blacks are the Cx family.

Once I finished coloring her, I cut out the circle and while still in the Nestie I airbrushed her using the B60. For this, since it was so light, I did not use a mask on the image itself. I airbrushed the sentiment in its Nestie too.

Once I was done, I felt like it was missing something, so I doodled on the opposite corners. It added something, although I am not sure if I like it or not. SIGH.

That is my creation from yesterday. Planning on being crafty over the next few days too.

BTW - The Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop from last week was moved to this week... since we were all still recovering from the excesses of the season. So I hope that you join us this week for a fun time!

Talk to you later.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas Card for Sassy Gift Exchange

So, we had a little gift exchange with the Sassy Studio Design team members.To go along with the exchange I made a card for the lovely Star! She is such a sweetie and always so helpful and positive!

I didn't want to post this until she got it, because I am a little obsessive about that! Don't blow surprises LOL.

I made an easel card (obviously!). Using the Snowman Pinup, I decided to go with different colors - not your typical Christmas colors. YG1x and 2x as well as BG0x and 1x colors.

Now I hope that Star enjoys her other very adorable Christmas Present she received! And cuddles with it constantly! :-)  Congratulations Star!


Thursday, December 27, 2012

It's a Wonder-ful card!

So, here it is again Dare to Be Sassy Thursday.  The challenge this week is to make a Christmas Thank You Card. Well I have to tell you - My brother made me the COOLEST purse. He is into leatherworking, and made a bag that is out of really sturdy leather - two toned  and best of all it has been STEAMPUNKED! WHOOP!

So, this card had to be for him - and he LOVES comics. So Wonder Woman it was.

I used R22, 24, 27, 39 for the reds, Y11, 23, 26 for the golds, and B23, 26, 29 for the blues. Her hair is E27, 29, 49 and her skin is YR000, 00, E21.  Once she was colored I cut out another one and used that as a mask, and placed the Nestie where I wanted it. I airbrushed it with B21. I then used the out of the box technique to cut out her boot before I used the Oval Nestie to cut her out.

I thne used this candy cane paper and cut it on a diagnoal to make it look like it had some movement to it - like she was flying. The stars were added to anchor the design paper to the base. The inside of the card reads "for the Wonderful gift".

Now- Here is the purse. Isn't it cool?!!!!!

And one of the best parts - - Those gears on there actually spin... HEE HEE HEE HEE!!!!!!!!

So - lets see what Thank You cards you make for DTBST!!! Enter in, and you can get a chance to win some free digital stamps!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

I'll Have a BLUE Christmas...

Yep - It is time again for Sassy Studio Designs Dare To Be Sassy Thursday. This week we are challenging you to make a Blue Christmas Card.  Now this was FUN because I LOVE blue and white and blue and silver cards!!!!

So... I used a blue and silver paper, and a blue cardstock.  With the Blue cardstock I dry embossed it and then clear embossed over it. I added stickles to it to give it some sparkle. I also used sliver heat embossing on the edges of the blue cardstock. For the silver oval, I dry embossed it and then wet embossed it with the silver Zing. This gave it a glittery mirrory look. The snowflakes got the same treatment.

I used the All Wrapped Up image, and colored her with the following colors. YR000, 00, E11. I added a little bit of R20 to her cheeks. Her hair is E31, 33, 34, 37, 39 with a bit of E49 in the deeper shadows. Her ribbon and shoes are B32, 35, 37 and 39.

I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Now, I hope that you join us all over at the Dare to be Sassy Thursday Blue Christmas Challenge. We'll be blue without you!


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December Pin-Up Challenge - Getting Ornamental

Ms. December, the lovely Monika, has challenged us to create things with which to decorate your home and tree over the holidays. So get creative and join us in making an ornament with your Bombshell stamps to help celebrate the season with a bit of a sassy punch.

I couldn't dare make something not blingy now could I?

I used the Sacred Heart stamp set to create these glittery angel wings.

The wings images were stamped onto clear craft plastic with Staz-on. Now, if you have followed my blog for a while, you know my history with Staz-On is not that great. But honestly, I was happy with these... it only took me five times to get two good images.

Once they were dry, I flipped them over and added glue to the back and sprinkled extra microfine glitter on them. For the gold one, I used only the gold glitter and for the other one I added glue strategically in places and sprinkled the blue glitter on first, then added glue to the other areas and sprinkled that with white glitter.

Then I panicked. Why? because in the beginning they looked really crappy. But given a few hours to dry the glue disappeared and the pretty glittery sparkles showed through.

Now - I hope you all check out the Bombshell Blog today and even enter into the challenge. The more the merrier, and you could win yourself a little holiday prize.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Muse Monday - Pinstripes

Hey guys! It is time for Muse Monday over at Bombshell Stamps, and this month we have such an elegant set to show you. It may not seem so at first. Usually people think of these stamps and think hot rods and cars! But I saw these and thought Star! Here is my take on the gorgeous PinStripes Set.

I used three of the pinstripe images. I cut a circle out, and I used these three stamps to wrap the circle.  I stamped them with black versafine, and then clear embossed them. Then I printed the sentiment out in a black circle from my printer and cut it out. I trimmed the pink page up and then added the bling!

I absolutely lvoe how this turend out. And it is VERY sparkly in person. :-)

I hope you all are getting everything ready for the holidays (whatever ones you may celebrate)! See you back here again soon!


Friday, December 14, 2012

Flourishes Release week Challenge

So it is time for Flourishes Release week challenge again. And this one was TOUGH. Seriously. Because there were EIGHT things to incorporate! WOW... Did the hop and here is what I came up with:

The elements are:
1 - Not A2 sized - Check
2 - Floral - Check
3 - Bit of ribbon or lace - Check
4 - Inspiration Photo (Colors is what inspired me)  - Check
5 - Add a tag - Check
6 - Rounded Corner or Die with curvy edges - Check
7 - Distressing or Sponging - Check
8 - Die cut or punch - Check

YAY !!!

I colored up the image with BG10, 11, 13, 15, BV11, 13, 17, RV52, 55, 66 and E70, 71, 74.

Hope to see you again soon!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Another Day - Another Sketch!!!

It is Dare to be Sassy Thursday! And this week we have a lovely sketch to use.
From the moment I saw this - I immediately thought Steampunk...even with the flowers up there. So here is my interpretation of the sketch.

I used Steampunk Amelia. I have the gears Nestabilities and cut a circle out of this antiqued gold sparkly paper. I then cut out the black circles. I layered them together, and then cut it into fourths. This is layered on the silvery grey  sparkly paper.  I dug through my gears and steampunk gadgets, and came up with the attached embellies, and the sentiment.

Amelia is colored with E31, 33, 35, 37 for her boots and undergarment. Her sleeves and stockings are E70, 71, 74, 77. Her skin is YR000, 00, E11 and her hair is YR21, R02, 05,08, E07. Her corset and part of her goggles is Y11, 21, 23, 26, 28 with E07 in areas to give it some shimmer.

I hope you will join in over at Sassy Studio Designs. You don't even need to use an SSD image to enter. And if you win - you get TWO yes TWO Sassy Studio Design Images of your choice. WOO HOO!

I hope you come back soon!


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

I'll Fly Away! On a Sketch

Really quick post today to share with you my latest Bombshell Creation. It is Sketch time over on the Bombshell Blog today and I have a Sketch for you. Kathi put it together beautifully as always.

Here is my take on it -

I used the Butterfly Dreams set. The butterflies were stamped using white ink and then embossed with white EP. I then colored several areas with white Prismacolor pencils, and then I went over it with a pink pencil. That gets the bright pop of color on the black background.

Jump over to the Bombshell stamps blog and check out what the other Bombshells have prepared for you today! And then why don't you enter to try your hand at this months sketch. You could win some lovely rubbery goodies!


Thursday, December 6, 2012

DTBST - Celebrate Good Times!!!


This weeks challenge at Dare to be Sassy Thursdays is to Create a card or project for a celebration. I have a LOT to celebrate this week - my three huge deadlines are OVER at work. Whoop Whoop!!!!! But that is NOT what I did. I am celebrating something more geeky - Yeah - That's right - we have


To celebrate I colored up Sassy Leia, and after printing out the background added little crystals in the shape of Mickey heads! HEE HEE. I cut out Leia and colored her up with YR000, YR00, E11 for her skin. B60, 63 for her white gown and E23, 25, 27, 29 for her hair and eyes.

Now if only we can get Joss Whedon to direct. WHOA!!!!

Now - go off and create!!!!  And check out the SSD blog to see what all the other Sassy ladies have created! They have some awesome work to show you!