Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Get ready for...

A new Challenge!!!!

That's right! Bombshell Stamps has a new monthly challenge! And it's a Color Challenge!

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month will be a color challenge over at Bombshell Stamps blog. Accept the challenge and link up your take over at their blog and you will be in the running to win a Bombshell Stamps set! And if you use Bombshell Stamps in your project you will get 2 chances to win!

Here's the color palette for April:

I made a necklace using this color palette with the Sugar Skulls Stamp Set. The skulls, flowers, and bones were stamped with Ranger Archival Ink in Sienna, then colored with Spectrum Noir markers. The colors are a little off in the below photo, because this photo was taken at night, not during the day in natural sunlight.
Thanks for stopping by! Please come play along with the rest of the Bombshell Babes over at the Bombshell Stamps blog!

- Kim

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Coffin Junk Earrings

Hey Crafty People and Junk Lovers!

Over at Bombshell Stamps, Ms. April has challenged us to her Pin-Up Challenge "Junk It!".

For my Coffin Junk Earrings, I used chipboard (which is really cardboard packaging turned inside out, from a cracker box) and stamped the coffins from the Dead Necessities Stamp Set onto it with Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black. Then I fussy cut them out and 2 pieces reversed for backings too. I adhered them together and punched a hole for my jump rings. I also attached a piece of old spiderweb confetti with jump rings and assembled each earring together. (Please tell me I'm not the only one that has old Halloween confetti still laying around...)

So there are my Coffin Junk Earrings. I did use new jump rings and earring wires, but if you have old earring wires and jump rings hanging around maybe from some old broken earrings, you could always upcycle them too!

Have a great day!
- Kim

March Sketch Challenge At Bombshell Stamps

Hi All! 

Here's my take on the March Sketch at Bombshell Stamps.  There are still 8 more days left to play! Come play along with us! (Link Here)

I used Bombshell Stamps - Mermaid Anchor Set for this card.  I hope you play along with us this month! This month you can use any company's stamps in the Challenge!

- Kim

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop

Hey All!

Welcome to the hop! This month, Alison, chose the theme "Washi Away"! Who doesn't love some washi tape? I created 2 projects, a card and a up-cycled jar turned marker holder.

Here's my card using the Speed Shop Stamp Set. I used blue glitter to emboss the hot rod, an old We R Memory Keepers Vintage Tee paper pad, striped washi tape, and Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black.

I love using old jars as containers for anything in my craft room. This jar I believe used to have jalapenos in it. So, after washing it, taking the wrapper off and removing the glue from the glass, I upcycled it!  All I did was wrap a few pieces of Washi Tape around the jar and adhered some Sugar Skulls and Flowers to it. The skulls and flowers stamps are from the Sugar Skulls Set. I inked them in Tsukineko Memento ink and colored them with Letraset Neon Markers.
And here's a side view so you can see the washi tape a little better.
Thanks for hopping with us! Your next stop is Alaine's blog
Happy Hoppin!
- Kim

Here's the full hop list:

Bombshell Blog:
Marnie:  - you were here
Kim: - - - - you are here!
Alaine:  - Next Stop!!!!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Muse Monday

Hi All!

It's Muse Monday at the Bombshell Stamps Blog. This month's featured stamp set is none other than "Lotus Garden".

I created a tag using the Koi fish, lotus petals and balance sentiment stamps from this set. They were stamped in Tsukineko Memento Ink and colored with Copic Markers. The purple and white twine is by Doodlebug.
Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to check out the Bombshell Blog for more inspiration.

Happy Monday!
- Kim

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Ms. March's Pin-Up Challenge

It's time for Ms. March's Pin-Up Challenge over at Bombshell Stamps!

And it's BINGO time!!!

Below is my take on the challenge. I used the row - Green, Skulls, FREE, Glitter, Twine. 
The Sugar Skulls and Flowers are from the Sugar Skulls Set. Luck is from the Tattoo Font set. Both are by Bombshell Stamps and were colored with Spectrum Noir Markers. I added a tiny bit of glitter for the vertical dots using some Stickles. The twine is green and white from Doodlebug.

Would you like a chance to win your own Bombshell Stamp set?!
All you have to do is head over to their blog and link up your take on the challenge. And this month you can use stamps from any company! Good Luck!

- Kim

Friday, February 28, 2014

Ombre Hibiscus Charm Necklace

Hi Bombshells!

Kim here, with a Fabulous Friday Tutorial. Using the hibiscus stamp from Hula Girl, I created an ombre charm for a necklace. 
Bombshell Stamps - Hibiscus stamp from Hula Girl
-29mm square metal blank from Vintaj
- Agate and Verdigris Vintaj Patinas by Ranger
- small paintbrush
- non-stick craft sheet by Ranger
- Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
- Fiskars Stamp Press
- Double Sided Tape
- Jump Ring / Pliers / Chain Necklace

To start, you will need a 29 mm square metal blank (Vintaj) and Vintaj Patinas in Agate and Verdigris. On a non-stick craft sheet (Ranger) squirt a little bit of the patinas.
 Using a paintbrush, dab a small amount of Verdigris into the Agate so you have a light blue/green color and paint it on the top of the metal paint in a dabbing motion.
Mix the Agate and Verdigris together to make a medium blue/green color and paint it in the middle of the metal blank using the same dabbing motion so you don't have streak marks on the charm.
Next mix a small amount of the light and medium blue/green and dab it in the middle of the two colors to blend them. 
Then using the Verdigris paint straight from the bottle, paint the bottom of the charm.
Mix a small amount of the medium blue/green color and the Verdigris together and blend the middle and bottom colors together on the charm.
Let the charm dry for a few hours until it is completely dry. Once it is dry, place double sided tape beneath the charm so it doesn't slide around when you stamp. Then using a Fiskars Stamp Press, place the Hibiscus stamp onto it and ink it up with Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black. Then turn the press over, carefully line up the stamp onto the middle of the charm and press down to stamp.
Be carefully when removing the press from the charm so the stamped image does not smudge.
Once your image is stamped, let it completely dry. Once it's dry you can remove it from the double sided tape. All that's left to do is attach a jump ring to your charm and add it onto a chain necklace! 
I'm so excited to make these charms with some of the other smaller Bombshell Stamps! Which stamp would you use?

Happy Friday!
- Kim