Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hump Day Hop!!!!

Howdy All!!!! Today Alison has challenged us to a Recipe challenge in honor of all the eating we did at Thanksgiving here in the states. Only her recipe isn't for us to cook something, but just to cook a project up using her list of ingredients:

3 Patterned Papers
2 Bombshell Stamps images
1 Piece of Ribbon

This was fun - but the patterned papers was a HUGE challenge.

I used LOTS of colors - too many to list. But mainly of the 0X lines. This is Tiki Party! I just got this in a few weeks ago and this is my first try on coloring it up. So fun... And made me want a pina colada pretty badly!!!!

OK, Here is the hop list. If you did not arrive from Susies blog, why don't you start at the beginning! It is always fun, and we all have really different styles usually (Although a couple of us tend to be on the same wavelength frequently - lets see how close we are this time - Waves at Kathi).

Bombshell Blog:
Glittery Kate:


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Ribbon and Lace Christmas

Today Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring the Glitter and Sparkle Challenge to use Ribbon and Lace.  Being that it is Christmas-time, I decided to use this lovely Rennaissance Sassy to make an old fashioned Christmas Card.

This actually is much DARKER and deeper reds than show up here. I need to learn to work my camera better. I used  R35, 37, 39 and 59 to color up her overgown. Y11, 21, 23, 26, 28 for the yellow undershirt. And then the sleeves are W4, 6, 9. Her skin is YR000, 00, E11 and her hair is Y11 with tones of E13, 15, 17, 18 over it.  Her eyes are B41, 45.

Once I was done I used a satin ribbon and placed it down, and then a black lace ribbon on top of the lower edge. I added the pearls where they joined. The sentiment is a Flourishes sentiment.

Thank you for taking a peek at my blog. And please - check out the Sassy Studio Designs blog to see what inspiration the other ladies have created for you.


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Festive Fortuneteller

I have been going crazy at work the past few weeks - ok this last year. SHEESH... Anyway - I have not had a lot of time to be all crafty just for the heck of it. But I am having fun this weekend. I am not out of the woods yet at work - but I can see the light over yonder... and hope that in about a week I am singing in the sunshine. But I am taking a break this weekend, and I have another just because I want to enter a challenge card!

This is my entry into the Kraftin Kimmie Feelin Festive Challenge. I figure - why do I need to limit myself? Why not embrace the weird? So inside she is going to foretell a Very Merry Christmas.

The patterned paper is from the Paper Studio Old Christmas pack. I colored her up with G21, 24, 28, 29, R22, 24, 27, 29, 39, E00, 11, 13, 25, 27, 29, 49, Y00. 11. 17. 21. 26.  For both the green and the red I went over the light area with yellow Y11. I did the same on her face with Y000. This was to try to make her glow a bit from both the lights dangling off the table (that is what I am making them so there) and the crystal ball. I tried to make the shadows come from the ball for the most part. so the shadows on her face are up higher and made with BV000 instead of my normal coloring darker.

OK... So I hope you are having a very crafty fun weekend. I am going to go make some mac and cheese and then start putting up the Christams tree while we hopefully watch A&M BTHO Mizzou!


Friday, November 23, 2012

Masked Assassin

I am not really sure how she would sneak around much in a dress like this, but maybe she just shocks them with her brazen-ness and then slices their throats. I like that idea.

I used V91, 93, 95 and 99 for her gown and mask. Her skin is E53, 55, 57. Her hair is E71, 74, 77, 79. The gold was the most odd.. It is Y11, 23, 26, E04 and E07. I think it gives is a bit of a metallic look with the brownish reds in it.

This is the Masked Warrior from Sassy Studio Designs about to be retired - after November 30 they will not be sold again in the same format!!!! But - YAY they are also having a Black Friday through Cyber Monday sale. Buy any 3 images get one free.

OK... Now to go do the shopping thing - at Home Depot... because I don't want to go anywhere near a mall, or shopping strip or anything.

Have a great weekend.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Ms. November's Challenge!

November 21st is False Confessions Day. Well Ms. November challenged us to do a TRUE Confessions challenge. The confession can be as tame or spicy as you want it to be, but please keep it appropriate. Give me your best confessions!

My confessions is that I really love tattoos. I love ones with really bright colors (very little orange though). BUT, I will NEVER EVER get one. Not because of the pain - although I am SUCH a WUSS.... but because I am too scared that in 3 days I will be bored with it and be disgusted that I chose that one and I am stuck with it. My tastes change too often. 

I LOVE temporary tattoos because I can have a bunch of fun and change it as often as I want.  If I did get one I would want greens and blues and turquoise and purples. That is why I colored it this way.

I used the following colors to make up this lovely tattoo-ey image from the Growing Hearts set.

Colors Y32, 35, 38 B32, 34, 37, 39
G43, 48, RV52, 63, 66, 69 B60 63, C3, 5, 7, 9.

Now it is your turn. Tell us your True Confessions with you Bombshell stamps. Enter the challenge over on the Bombshelll Blog and you might even win some Rubber!!!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sassy Baby on Board Sign

Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring the Tuesday Alchemy challenge today. The challenge is to create Anything But a Card. I decided to use one of the new images just released - The Greatest Gift.

I made a little surprise Baby on Board sign. Figured this would be a great way for someone to tie around their neck and surprise their husband with, or something like that. :-)

I colored her up with YR000, 000 and E11. I did this as well on the bra and panties - as I wanted them to look a little thin and sheer. I then colored the bow up with YG61, 63 and 67. For her bra and panties, I colored over them lightly with YG61 and a very little bit of YG63. Once completed with that - I tool a 0.1 mm grey multiliner and squiggled all over it to make them look like they are laced up.  Her hair is Y21, E23 and E25.

I hope you all have a great day and come on back soon to check out what I have cooked up later this week!!!


Monday, November 19, 2012

He's Da BOMB! - - and a little horny!

Today is MUSE MONDAY over at Bombshell Stamps. We are trying to showcase a new stamp set every month to show how versatile some of these sets are. This month we are showcasing the Cherry Bomb stamp set.

This stamp set has a lot of really cool little icons and two main focal images. I have used the pin-up a few times, but never had I used the devil. I had to. 

I have seen him colored up in reds mostly, but I thought he looked decidedly more evil this way - in all flesh tones. He is colored with YR000,00, E11 and E13. His horns and eyes are R20, 22, 24, 27. I went over all the black areas with W7 to make sure they all looked a bit darker and so that they matched a little the background that I airbrushed while still in the Nestie with W3 and 4.

The sentiment is from "The Witches of Eastwick" and I printed it out on white Hammermill paper in Chiller font.  Once completed I cut him out and then popped him up. Then I added a bit of crystal elements on his monocle.

I hope this inspired you a little on one of the various ways to use this stamp set.

Have a great week! Hope to see you again soon.


Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Joy of Giving - Sassy Studio Designs November Release

Hey there guys it is DAY 1 of the Sassy Studio Designs November Release celebration. Today we are  enjoying getting ready for the Holidays by having 5 new Christmas-y Images to share with you. The image I used is Sassy Santa, and she is Va-Va-Va-Voom.

We tried to keep with a Vintage Christmas theme this year. And honestly - everytime I think Shabby Chic I think Pink and White - so that is what I chose.

Miss Sassy was colored up in YR000, 00, 11 and he outfit was colored with lots of RVs.... RV00, 10, 11, 32 and 34. Her bag is G20, 30,, 43.  Her hair is Y21, 31, 33, 35. Once done and cut out, I added polar white flower soft to give her fur some texture.

Now, if you didn't get here from the Sassy Studio Designs Blog - head on over and check it out. There is lots of awesome inspiration over there today. And tomorrow too!!! WOO HOO. All 5 images are really great.... I can't wait to color more of them up.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

November Sketch Challenge

It is November Sketch Challenge Time. And Kathi has designed a really interesting sketch for us to work with. It is balanced yet unbalanced.


Well - this is what I have created with it - I turned it a bit... because I just thought it fit better with the image I used.
I used the All my Heart set for this card. I colored it up with Purples (V04. 06. 09. 17) and Yellows (Y00, 11), Rusty colors (E04, 07, 08, 09) and YR02 and 07.

Once I was done, I placed it on black because it showed up so well. Then I picked colored paper that matched what I colored the image in. Those I edged with Black copic to give the strips a little more definition. Then the background paper is a vellum paper I had.

So - Here are the rules - Use the Sketch, Use a Bombshell Stamp, Make a Project and then submit it with Mr. Linky over on the Bombehsll Stamps Blog post. And VOILA - you are entered into the drawing for a chance to win yourself some free Bombshell Stamps!  Easy Peasy!

I hope you have a great day, and come back again soon!


Monday, November 12, 2012

It's an Old Fashioned Christmas - ala Sassy

Sassy Studio Designs is going crazy today. Seriously - we are sponsoring FOUR challenges today.   My mind is dizzy.

First up is Lady Anne's Challenge - with an Anything Goes theme. I have combined that one with the Love to Create Fancy Edges challenge.

I colored this image up with my BG7x series copics and the R8x. Her hair is Cool greys, and her feather is B60 and 63. After fussy cutting her out, I layered her onto a lacy edge white oval. I mimiced it on the edge of the card with the lacy edge strip that you can see the dark teal behind. The paper is one of my faves and I cannot remember where I got it from. but I needed even a bit more shimmer, so I added silver stickles to each junction of the lacey edges and also a bit on the paper.

Next up for the Sassy Sposoships is Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Anything Goes theme. I have combined this theme with the Artistic Inspirations Challege Blog (akaVintage Elusions) Recycling theme.

Here I recycled an old jewelry box I had into a new gift box that can hold almost anything. OK - anything of that size. :-D

I colored up this Mary Poppins image in beautiful shades of YG2x, B3X. Her boots and hair are E3x and her scarf is RV3x and R37 and 39. I took the box top and bottom and used a True Faith stained glass paper I had and wrapped them separately. I added the sentiment that I printed out and airbrushed the blue, and then a bow at the bottom.

I hope that you check out each of these wonderful challenge blogs and have some fun and maybe win a few Sassy Studio Design Stamps.

Have a great week!


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Layer it Up

Sassy Studios is Sponsoring another wonderful Challenge blog today. Penny's Paper Crafty is having a challenge to use LOTS of Layers. Hmmmmm OK... that was a bit fun - and I decided to see how much I could do. HEE HEE.

Base Card - 1
First matted design paper layer - 2, 3
Second matted Design Paper Layer - 4, 5
Third Matted Design Layer - 6, 7
In one tiny spot - layered fancy tag with sentiment - 8, 9
And the image  in that ONE TEENY corner - 10.

Ok... so most of it is only 8. :-)

The paper I used was Basic Grey Sultry collection and the image is India Honey.  And yes - I found the paper AFTER I colored her - my usually freaking out modus opporandi.
I used E00, 11, 13 for her skin with a little of the RV10 for her cheeks. Her hair is E44, 47, 49. Her dress is RV10, 11, 13, 14 and toward the bottom I feathered it into the YR00, 02 to make it look as if the colors blended easily. The scarf is colored with BG10, 11, 13. For where it is over her hair and her outfit I colored very streaky the dress color and lighter hair color, then when over it with the BG10 and 11.  It was a nice pale sheer aqua... but then. DUM DUM DUM DUM. The Scarf is what I am most happy with, although it ended up that streaky look due to a really bad screw up.

See her jewels were colored with these pens I have - Pentel Slicci metallic pens. And since I am used to coloring with the fast drying copics, I didn't think and these take a while to dry, and I smeared her right earring into the aqua I had colored the  sheer cloth.There was no fixing it and keeping it sheer. So, I finally calmed down and lightly streaked the scarf in the direction of the fabric with the three pen colors and then smeared them more with my finger. You can't see it here (other than maybe her lips) but I then went over the scarf completely, and some areas of her dress - with clear Spica. It has gorgeous shimmer in person.

Ok... Whew - that was a long dissertation. HAHA.

Hope to see you back here again soon, and I hope you check out Penny's challenge today and also the Sassy Studio Designs Blog and see what all the DT has prepared for you!


Sunday, November 4, 2012

50 Shades of SASSY

Welcome to today's Sassy Hop to celebrate a whopping 800+ members over at Paper Craft Planet. WHOOP!!!!  If you are a member over there... there is a new Sassy Image waiting for you.  It will be available for an entire week!!!  You should have arrived from Kim's blog. If not check out the Sassy Studio Designs blog to start the Hop off from the beginning.

Isn't she Sexy? I decided to make a corner bookmark with her. And as the Hop theme is grey - I colored her completely in COOL grey tones from Copic. Now to make the bookmark a little more sturdy, the black on there isn't paper - it is leather. Black leather. It gives it a little richer feel in person, and then also kinda fits the theme wouldn't you say?

Did I mention that we are having a special challenge on the SDS blog to celebrate? YUP. And even better - there will be two prizes - a Random prize where you will win 2 images from the November release coming up in a few days. Then ... the GRAND PRIZE - one entry will win ALL images from the November release and will be a Guest Design Team member for the Paper Craft Planet for Fabulous Freebie Friday.

AND... if you use this image above - well then you might find yourself with another surprise.

Even MORE - two commenter's will be chosen from people leaving love along the way on this hop to win two images of your choice.

That is a LOT of ways to win some great images!!! And have some fun along the way.

Next stop on your journey is Susan. And if you get lost along the way - you can check out this list below for the full hop!



Thursday, November 1, 2012

It'sDIA de Los Muertos - with Birthday Wishes

Today is Dia De Los Muertos - Day of the Dead. This began primarily as a Mexican holiday but has merged with other holidays such as All Saints Day  and All Souls Day. Other cultures also celebrate a similar holiday at other times of the year.

Sugar Skulls are an important symbol for Dia De Los Muertos, and are presented as offerings at alters and graves.  In celebration of this day, the Bombshells have decided to pull out these stamp sets and have some fun!
But - that is not all. No!!! Not in any way. See today is Shannon's birthday. Shannon is the owner of Bombshell Stamps, and the creator of all these wonderful Pin-Up, Sugar Skull, and Tattoo inspired stamps.  Here's to you Shannon!!!! Thank you for your wonderful designs and I hope you have a wonderful year!

This is the main image from the Alter Skulls set. I altered it a bit though (hee hee). It usually has several candles behind it. I colored them up, but they looked AWFUL! Seriously... I should have gone with my first instinct to color them in the traditional purple color, but I didn't. I colored them in Pink and it was HIDEOUS. I had to get rid of them. That being said, I LOVE how it looks now. Sometimes it is the mistakes that make it work.
The colors used are BG000, 02, 05, G00, 02, 05,07, 09, V01, 03, 05, 09, Y00 and Y02 and RV00, 02, 06. I wanted it to have a typical Sugar skull feel to it - very bright.

I am entering this into the following challenge:
Sketch Saturday - Sketch 231