Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Water Water Everywhere... and

Some is even frozen! This is just not right.... But it fits right in with the theme of this months Bombshell Hump Day Hop which is Water Water Everywhere.  I decided to use the Lotus Garden fish and not color but use color.
I used Versamark and stamped the koi fish out. Then I used clear embossing powder to heat set the fish. Once done, I used Distress inks and stamped several out on a silicone mat. Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, and Tumbled Glass were the colors I used. Then I spritzed them and then basically wiped the embossed paper over it. Once done I added more of the Peacock feathers on with circular wipes of a sponge.  At the end, I cut out random circles and then randomly placed them all over so it looks like bubbles of fish.

Ok, so you should have arrived from Kim's page! If not, you should go start from the beginning at the Bombshell page.  Next up is Leslie!!!! If you get lost, the hop list is below!
Glittery Katie:


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Simple Christmas Masquerade

I have to say that this is one of the favorite coloring projects I have done lately. I truly TRULY loved coloring Christmas Masquerade and all the details involved!  I used standard Christmas colors, and gold and glitter!

E71, 74, 77, 79 for her hair
R56, 59, 89 are the reds
G40, 82, 94, 99 are the greens
Skin is YR000,00, E11, R20
Copic White - on her fan
Gold pen - on her belt, earrings, mask, fan, bracelet
Glitter on her wings after I colored them.

The paper is the Farmhouse Norland Paper pack. I finished this off with a simple gold ribbon. I didn't do too much to it because it is going to be framed and displayed during Christmas.

I hope this provided you a little inspiration on what you can do with the really beautiful Susana Loves Stamps Digital Images.


Monday, November 18, 2013

Muse Monday - Fit for an Indian Princess

This month, Bombshell is focusing on the Indian Princess set for our inspirational Muse Monday posts.  And because I am so far behind at work, I didn't get my card done in time for the sketch challenge for this months post, so I decided to combine them and get a two-fer.

I used the following colors to create this card:

E51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 79
BG90, 93
B91, 93, 95

Actually not a heck of a lot of colors. Once done I used a lot of pearls - both black and white to embellish. The paper is K&Company, and one I have had in my stash for a while.  I really like the soft way this turned out.

I hope that you check out our inspiration over on the blog, and also join in our sketch challenge for a chance to win free goodies!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

You're a Hoot!!!!

Give a Hoot - Don't Pollute!!! Ok, that has nothing to do with this post, but I couldn't help it! I was looking up all sorts of Owl sayings and that one will not leave my mind.  I digress!!!! I am here today to share my first card with Steampunk Owl with all of you.  I say my first, because I WILL Be making more. I loved loved loved coloring this owl.

Isn't he delightful???? Once completed, I cut him out and mounted him on some blue bazill paper, and then used the Reflections by Echo Park Paper pad with the gorgeous clockfaces in the background. The edging at the bottom of the image is a set of gears.

Colors Used:
Blues: B32, 34, 37, 39
Browns: E40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 47, 49
Golds: Y11, 23, 26, E04

I think this would be a great image for a Steampunky Christmas Card too - it has such a vintage feel!!!!

I am entering this into the following:

Sketch Saturday

Have a great week out there!!!!


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Designed to Color - with Penny Black!

The Designed to Color Challenge this month is with PENNY BLACK. Eeeek... Love these new Christmas Stamps. I decided to make two different cards:

Image: Song of Joy (Penny Black Stamps)Medium: CopicBird: E81, E84, E87, E99, R22, R27, E07 Leaves: G82, G85, G28, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG99, White Gelly Star: Y32, Y35, Y38 - Stardust Gelly Berries: R22, R24, R27, R39Image: Song of Joy - Penny Black StampsPaper: Hammermill Color Copy Cover
Elements: Bling from Stash, AC Christmas Glitter Paper, Teresa Collins' Santa's List Paper 

Image: Antique Noel (Penny Black Stamps) Medium: CopicLeaves: YG61, YG63, YG67, YG99, White Gelly Noel: Y11, Y32, Y35, Y38 - Stardust Gelly Flowers and Berries: R22, R24, R27, R39 
Paper: Hammermill Color Copy CoverElements: Bazzill paper, Crystal Elements for the green in the middle of the letters, Spellbinders die

The sponsor for this challenge - being Penny Black - Seriously You should really go try to do this one!!!! I mean you are already making all sorts of Holiday cards already which fits the CHRISTMAS/WINTERchallenge!! Remember that all entries MUST have a colored image somewhere and follow the challenge requirements. 

Also, please make sure we have a direct link to your creation. All generic links will be deleted. You can combine this with as many challenges as you want, but make sure that DESIGNED TO COLOR is listed.

You have until November 30th, 2013 at 12pm MST to enter!


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Let's take a ride!!!!

It is the first Wednesday of the month - that means the pin-up's challenge time. And this month, Ms. Kas Mello - the stupendous Ms. November has challenged us to "Rough Chicks, Bikes and Leather".

There are so many different stamps, but I needed to play paper dolls with my Bombshell!!! I used 3 different sets here. Harley Bikes, Bombshell Angel and Biker Bombshell digi stamps. This worked well with this side-step card. And I found some paper in the DCWV Rockstar Matstack that I used. I cut out the edge of the guitar to give it some interest, and then added the bike so it sticks out a little. I also made sure she was safe and had her helmet with her. :-)

Colors used are:
Chrome: N2, N4, N6, N8
Green on the scarf and bike: YG03, YG17. G28
Leather jacket, boots, seat: E33, E35, E37, E39
Blue Jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97
Skin: YR000, YR00, E11, R20
Hair: RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29

I hope you join us over at Bombshell Stamps for this challenge. If you enter with a Bombshell stamp you have a chance to win a prize! So check it out, and have a great week!


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Here's Skully - where is Mulder?

I know... My daughters tell me all the time that I am a dorkfish... But I can't help but think of X-files when I am coloring up a skull. For various reasons. And she had so many pretty flowers on her that she had to be Skully (and yes - I do know it is Scully :-) but that doesn't work as well for this now does it? ).

This is from the Susana Loves Stamps September Release and part of the Skellies in the Closet Set. I really wanted to go with a floral themed background paper for this, and knew I needed to keep the DP small or it would just cut off all of the flowers. I found this paper by My Minds Eye, and thought it would be perfect as the background. So I tried to match my colors to it.

The Skull itself is W00, W1 and W3. The leaves are BG70, 72, 75, 78 and the swirls are G24 (kind of reverse of what the paper is. The flowers are a combination of Y32, 35 and E04, E07 and R59.

The sentiment was stamped with white ink, and then embossed with superfine detail white embossing powder.

I am entering Skully into the Sketch Saturday Challenge this week.

Thank you so much for visiting me today. Hope to see you back again soon!


Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy Birthday Shannon!!!!!!!!!!!

It is November 1, and that means that someone has a very special day. Shannon, the owner of Bombshell Stamps, is celebrating a birthday today! A few of us current and past Bombshells have decided to get together and celebrate with a HOP!

For Shannon's card I wanted her to celebrate all year long, so this card is wishing her a VERY LUCKY YEAR! I used Lady Luck (for the first time for me). I used three of the smaller icon stamps and the main image to create this CAS card. To top it off I have been waiting for the perfect time to use this new paper pad from Carta Bella called Well Played. And they worked well together. 

Happy Birthday Shannon!!!! I hope you have a really Lucky year!

Now I was the lucky first stop which means you are in for a treat as you hop along the rest of the way... Next on your stop is Alison - the absolutely incredible amazingly talented and AWESOME Alison! 

If you get lost on the way here is the entire hop list!!!