Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Blog Hop Time!

Hi All!

Welcome to the Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop!  If you've hopped with us before you know the drill, if you haven't here's the deal:  Bombshell Stamps has a blog hop on the last Wednesday of every month!  Alison, our Challenge Captain, sets a theme for that month, you sign up in the Bombshell forum (click here to see what I'm talking about), the day before the hop she gives us the hop list and we post our projects on our blogs along with the hop list.  It's a lot of fun, if you enjoy using your Bombshell Stamps and have a blog you should totally join along with us next month!  While you are visiting the forum make sure to sign up for it because I hear there's some free digis in there. (Just sayin!)

This month Alison chose "textures and layers" for the theme and you should have arrived here from her blog.  If not, please start at the beginning with the Bombshell Stamps Blog so you don't miss anything!

 I decided to create a card using the June Sketch since I haven't used it yet.  There is still 5 days left to link up your take on the sketch too for a chance to win your own Bombshell Stamps set so, play along with us!

And here's my take on the sketch also using lots of layers and some texture.

I used the Mermaid Anchor stamp set for this nautical steampunk card.  I also used the fish from Mermaid Treasure

The mermaid was stamped in Tsukineko Memento Ink and colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  I tried to give her some grey undertones to make her look like she was made out of steel.  The cogs behind her are from the Silhouette Studio Online Store which I cut out in kraft paper and then inked with distress inks.  The top cog has Glossy Accents on it to give it some glossy smooth texture.


The background of the card was stamped with the dolphin and anchor stamps from Mermaid Anchor and also cog stamps from Graphic 45's Steampunk Spells stamp line in distress ink.  I also gave the little dolphins some cog goggles.  I cut out tiny cogs with my Silhouette Cameo and then adhered a small piece of vellum underneath.

For some more texture, I painted some of the cogs and gears with yellow/gold liquid pearls and also used blue distress ink on a piece of fabric that I sewed onto the card.  For layers, I used pop dots underneath some of the cogs and gears and also the mermaid. 

You're next stop is Jodi's blog!  Happy Hoppin!

- Kim

Linking this up to Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes

(note: This post was edited (6/26 12pm est) to include better pictures of the card taken in daylight.  The pictures posted earlier were really not very good and didn't really show the cards colors correctly.)

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

June Pin-Up Challenge

Happy Wednesday!

The June Pin-Up Challenge at Bombshell Stamps is "Be Clear"!  It was chosen by Sharon, the Pin-Up for June.  We could use acetate or vellum for this challenge.  So I made a card with Zebra print vellum!

The stamp sets used for this card are: Girl's Ruin and Muertos Doll by Bombshell Stamps.  I cut out the middle of two pieces of neon green cardstock with a Sizzix star die and taped the zebra print vellum inside the two.  The card was sealed around the edges with black polka dot washi tape.  I used pop dots underneath the stamped elements and added some black pearls and a rose.  This card doesn't open, so there is room around the star on the back to write a sentiment/message.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to link up your take on the Pin-Up Challenge at the Bombshell Stamps Blog, there is still a few weeks left!

- Kim

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Anchors Aweigh!

 I love the nautical "trend" because I love anchors (obviously).   And while I'm not a huge sea or ocean swimmer, I find the sea calming and I love being near it even though I live in a city.  I created these Anchors Aweigh earrings with a nautical old school tattoo charm.

Last month, the Ahoy Sailor stamp set was showcased in Muse Mondays at the Bombshell Stamps Blog and I had originally intended for these earrings to be done for one of the posts but I didn't get them finished in time.  So since they are now completed, I am sharing them with all of you!

  I stamped the large metal charm with the Bridgette Uppercase and Lowercase stamp sets by ImpressArt.  The star is also from the Uppercase set.  The swallows I stamped onto a smaller charm and riveted onto the larger charm. The swallow metal stamps are by Beaducation.

I made the Anchor charm from the anchor stamp by Bombshell Stamps' Ahoy Sailor stamp set.  I stamped it in Tsukineko Memento ink, colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and then covered it in Glossy Accents.  Once the Glossy Accents were dry I used a jewelry hole punch to punch a hole in the top of the anchor and attached the earrings together with jump rings and added ear wires.  These earrings are pretty long, about 3 3/4 inches in length, but I love big earrings so these fit the bill. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a crafty day!
- Kim

Note: While nautical and cool, I wouldn't wear these earrings in the water or shower or allow them to get wet.  The anchor charms are paper after all!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Muse Monday

Hi All! 

It's Muse Monday over at the Bombshell Stamps blog today and I've created a card using this month's Muse Monday Stamp set, Mermaid Anchor.

The 2 dolphins, Anchors Away saying and star stamp are all from the Mermaid Anchor set and were stamped in Tsukineko Memento Ink and colored with Spectrum Noirs. The anchor was stamped in blue ink by Colorbox, paper is by Authentique from the Glory Collection, and buttons from my stash.

Head on over to the Bombshell Stamps blog today (and every Monday!) to see what the rest of the DT has created with Mermaid Anchor!

Have a Crafty Day!
- Kim

Spectrum Noir Colors:
2 Dolphins - TB6, TB5, TB3, TB2
Sun - OR1, GB5, CT4,
Ocean - BT4, BT2, BT1
Anchor - TB5, TB3 & DR5, DR1
Rope - GB5, CT4
Star - CT3, CT2
Stars - DR1, CT3

I'm linking this up to: Simon Says Stamp and Show - Buttons  and Spectrum Noir Summer Challenge

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Name Your Poison...

Today is Name Your Poison Day and the Bombshells over at the Bombshell Stamps Blog are celebrating.  I created a tag for today using Girl's Ruin and Lady Luck stamp sets by Bombshell Stamps.
For the background I used Distress Ink in Festive Berries.  The stamps were stamped in Tsukineko Memento ink and colored with Spectrum Noirs. I added some stickles on top of the martini glasses.  The bling on the outer edge is by Darice.  My new favorite bling in the middle is Goosebumps by Queen and Co.  Seriously, Goosebumps are my new favorite embellishment!  I picked them up at A.C. Moore.  And of course, the banner and martini glasses are adhered with pop dots to give this lil tag some dimension.

Head on over to the Bombshell Blog to see what the other Bombshells have made.  And while you're there let us know what your poison is!

Have a great day!
- Kim

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Skull Love

It's Skull Appreciation Day!  Over at Bombshell Stamps, the DT and Pin-Ups have joined in the Smeared & Smudged's Blog Hop.  Head on over to the Bombshell Blog to see what everyone has created and to see a complete list for the blog hop.  I created a necklace and ATC to show some skull love. 

For this necklace I used the Sugar Skulls stamp set.
The skulls were colored in with Spectrum Noirs and covered with Glossy Accents. I wire wrapped the skulls, beads and crosses.
This ATC was created with the Muertos Doll stamp set, Spectrum Noirs, some bling, and paper by Doodlebug.
Have a great day!
- Kim