Wednesday, May 29, 2013

It's a Bombshell Banner Day

It is our hump day hop at Bombshell stamps and we are all making banners galore. You should have arrived from Michelle's blog, but if not, you might want to go back and take a peek at the beginning!

I took a little liberty with mine and made a viney banner.  I have been wanting to do Bombshell Angel up like this for a while, and this was a great opportunity!

And here she is up close like:
I colored her skin first. YR000, 00, E11 and R20. Her legs I actually went over after I colored them with YG61.  Her bodysuit is YG61, 63, 67. Her hair is Y11, R24, E07 and E09. I added the leaves in with Green Brush Copic Multiliner.

Alrighty then... your next hop spot is Monika's blog! If you get lost along the way - here is a complete list! Hope you have some fun!

Bombshell Blog:
Glittery Katie:


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Make a Wish

Hey all, It is time for the Sassy Studio Designs May Release and Blog Hop. Lindsay has outdone herself this time with the lovely images! You should have arrived from Adina's Blog. If not, why not pop over there and start from the beginning.

I am here to share Cinderella Pinup with you. Isn't she beautiful.

I colored her with YR0000,000,00, E11 and R20 for her skin, B60, 63 and 66 for her dress. Her hair is Y11, 21, 23 and E31. Once I was done, I added clear microfine glitter to her dress and tiara and shoes.

 The Navy overlay for the card was made from A Pazzles Roses Overlay

I put her shoe on the inside. :-)

OK... so next on your journey is Carrie. If you get lost along the way - The full list is below.

Darlene (GDT)
Lindsay Lori


Friday, May 24, 2013

Wonder Woman

Dare to be Sassy Thursday this week is all about the lucky grad. And instead of going with a typical grad with the cap I decided to take a different route.

This works for both a girl and a boy! Especially for those comic lovers out there.

Wonder Woman was colored with YR000, 00 and E11 for her skin. Her outfit was R22, 24, 27, 29 and 39, B24, 26, 29, Y11, 23, 26. Her hair was the most fun and was E23, 25, 27, 29 and 49.   Once she was colored, I just used all sorts of scraps and layered them! YAY... there she is. The sentiment was printed out with a standard Word font. And Voila - Congrats to the Grad.

So, I hope you will join us over at SSD Dare to be Sassy Thursday. You do not have to use an SSD image to play along, however if you do you are entered twice. Enter by Wednesday night for a chance to win 2 SSD images of your choice.

Also - please join us tomorrow for:

Hope to see you then!


Monday, May 20, 2013

Ahoy There my Muse

Hey there all y'all. It is Muse Monday over at Bombshell Stamps, and we are celebrating the Ahoy Sailor stamp set.

One of the brilliant things about this stamp set is that it has an anchor in it which is the symbol for our daughters school. Whoop!!!!!

Well she is going from 8th grade to high school, so I made this card for her and I will give it to her on Wednesday when they get out of school.

I took the anchor and colored it in light shades of Cool Grey with a little bit of B37 on the top. The rope was colored with E31, 33 and 37. I colored the two stars with C1, and then went over them with the stardust gel pen.   I sorta followed  sketch 101 from the Deconstructed Sketch... enough so that I will be entering this card over there. But.... I did add a couple more embellishments to the card (the ribbon and the bling on the left). It just seemed a little too bare.

Why don't you look at some of our challenges, and take advantage. Maybe you will win and can buy Ahoy Sailor stamp set!!!

Talk to you soon.


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Black and White with a touch of pink

Hey there! I am just now getting my DTBST card up and going. I could sit here and make a lot of excuses like the 60+ hour work week this week made me do it... which is true... but I will just say I am sorry I didn't get it up on Thursday.

The challenge this week is to use Black and White with just a POP of color. I chose PINK as my Pop...
I was trying to go for one of those photos where everything is shaded in greys with only the pinks coming through. To do that I colored the entire image in cool greys first. Then I added in the light touches of pink (RV 000, 00, 02 and a teeny touch of the 04).  For the light touches of pink in her veil I used the colorless blender to pick up some pink and streak it through it with the concentration mainly on top.

This is how my B&W with a touch of something rolls. How about yours. Show us what YOU have and you might win some images!!! Thanks for stopping by. I hope to get a bunch more done soon. But next weeks WILL be up on time!

Thanks again!


Monday, May 13, 2013

Emerald Green - Saturated Canary

Hey there all - So this is my first attempt at coloring a Saturated Canary image.  I drool over the images when I see them. I think it is the eyes. So I decided to take the plunge, and try some out.

The Saturated Canary challenge this time is Emerald. They also provided a photo for inspiration that had a lot of blues and purples in it.

I used the following colors, and then added a lot of gelly roll stardust over the top of it.
B00, 02, 05, 06, 18
G02, 05, 07, 09, 19, 29
V12, 15, 17
YR0000, 000, 00, E11, R20.

Ok.. .now to go color some more. She was really fun to color, so I will try some more.


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Yo Ho Yo Ho!

Hey there guys. Here is a card I made with the intention of sending it to my daughter who had finals last week. Sadly... I never made it to the post office, but I decided to share it here.

I used the Designed to Color Challenge for April - May as inspiration. This was a sketch challenge.

So I really loved the layout for this, but I think one of my favorite parts was the dotting technique for the background. I really enjoyed doing that, and I like that you can mix all different colors with it. It gives it a background, without making it looks too colored if you know what I mean.

You still have time to enter into the Designed to Color challenge for this month. It is being sponsored by High Hopes stamps.  Approximately 2 days and 15 hours from the time this post goes live. LOL. After that, the challenge will be speeding up a bit and will be twice a month. YAY!!!!

Medium: Copics
Skin:YR000, 00, E11
Hair: E31, 33, 35, 37
Clothing:E50, 52, 53, E31, 33, 35, 37, B32, 34, 37, 39, C1, 3, 5, 7
Other:E40, 41, Y11, 21, 23, 26, 28, B60, BG32
Image: Sassy Studio Designs Digital Image
Paper: Hammermill Color Copy Cover
Elements: Design Paper is Tradewinds Matstack by DCWV, Crystal Bling

Have a great Mother's day. Yes - I made a Mothers day card, but I can't post it until I give it to my Mom... so it will have to wait for another day. :-)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

I'm Late - thanks to my computer!

Not only does my computer at work hate me, now my home computer is unhappy as well. I think they are just both overworked!!!  But this one at least seems to be back to behaving.

I have two cards I am sharing today. The first card was for the Sassy Studio Designs Dare to be Sassy Thursday. This week is all about May flowers.  I hope you join us for a chance to win some free stamps.

Colors used: YG11, 13, 17, BG11, 13, 15, BV000, 00, 01, 02, YR0000,000,00, R20, 22.

The second card was made for our daughters roommate who graduated college today. GO TWhitney!!!! My intention was to enter it into the Kraftin Kimmie's banner challenge but it closed last night before my computer started behaving. GRRRRRRR.

Colors Used: C1, 3, 5, 7, V12, 15, 17, Y11, E13, 17, 18, YR0000, 000, 00.

The ribbons on this one are actually white ribbons with gold edging. I took my V17 and used the chisel end to color the ribbon before I made the bows.

Ok... I am going to go off and be all crafty for the rest of the day - which honestly isn't that long... LOL... See you all again soon!


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Beware the Revenge of the Fifth... Or Happy Cinco de Mayo

Sketchy, sketchy time over at Bombshell... Kathi provided the gorgeous sketch as usual, and also added a twist that we get extra points by making it related to Cinco de Mayo. OK... So my Star Wars card was out - and well... this lovely lady was in...

I used the Mi Amor stamp set that I just got... It is beautiful and fun to color. And I picked the colors before I picked the paper... so - after I colored her, off I was to the depths of my paper stacks... I finally found the All Dressed Up Matstack . Now the colors I chose were unusual. The typical skulls I see colored are red rose and bloody red. I wanted a happy skull. So Pinks and blues and greens of spring and summer. :D

Now, I encourage you to go check out the Bombshell Stamps Sketch Challenge. If you enter with your Bombshell stamps you have a chance to win one of our monthly prizes - a gift certificate to the store. And Pssssst - if you don't have any Bombshell stamps you can sign up for the Newsletter and maybe get a code for access to a freebie. Just Sayin - those count too!

I am entering this into the following challenge: CMC Copic Challenge Group to Celebrate anything - Cinco de Mayo

Colors Used:
B60, 63 - Skull
RV52, 55, 66 - Roses
BG53, 45, 49 - Shawl
YG23, 25, 17, G28 for the leaves
E47, 49 - Hair

Have a great rest of the weekend!


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Off with their Hats!

This is my Sassy Studio Designs card.  If you are looking for the Bombshell card - then please scroll down to my next post (and check out this card while you are scrolling - nudge nudge).

Hey all - It is Dare to Be Sassy Thursday over at Sassy Studio Designs. This week we are challenging you to use an image with a hat in celebration of the Kentucky Derby and all the fascinators that show up there.

I chose to go with Steampunk Vivian for this Sassy card!

I colored her in shades of purple - V20, 22, 25, 29.  Steampunk is always browns it seems, and I just wanted to give it a twist. The greens are BG70, 72, 75, 78. Her hair was fun. I used several different shades for that. I started with a base of Y11, and then progressed to E13, 17 and 18. I love the Yellow with the red browns.

Anytime I think about hats I immediately go to the Mad Hatter! When we were in Disney World a few years ago we went to the breakfast at the restaurant in the Grand Floridian and had the absolute best character experience ever - and it was due to the Mad Hatter. He was incredible!!!!  Now I want to go to Disney - WAH!

OK... so here is a close up of the coloring:

I hope you all check out the DTBST post and try on a hat... and (hint hint) crowns count as hats! :-) Just sayin.


Ms. May's Challenge

It is time for Bombshell stamps to usher in our next lovely Pin up. Ms May is the uber talented Marnie! WOO HOO... and as Ms. May she has challenged us to create a project with specific colors and  different textures. She has chosen jade, white, gold and silver white colors as well as tasked us to include lots of texture. Here is my take on this challenge:

I used Koi Tattoo for this card. I colored the koi in shades of Jade. (Hee Hee that rhymed). I used G0000, 000, and 00 for the greens. The greys are C0, 1, 3. I colored each individual scale separately to give it some dimension. Once all of it was colored, I then went over it in certain areas with my stardust pen. You can see more of the sparkle below.

I used several different textures. The bottom layer is textured cardstock with glitter cardstock on top. The white layer is a sparkle cardstock which was embossed with an embossing folder. Then additional glitter paper strips were added and finally BLING.

I hope you all decide to join us this month for the challenge and try your hand at it. If you do, and use a Bombshell stamp, then you could win free stamps. WHOO HOO... BTW - If you sign up for the Bombshell Newsletter, you get access to a free Bombshell image. Those images count too if you are playing in the challenges. :-)