Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bombshell Hump Day Hop!

Hooray! It's time for the Bombshell Hump Day Hop!

This week's challenge, as issued by Angela (aka Inkybutton), is "Pencil Me In". We had to use pencils, but had a choice of colored pencils, water color pencils, or chalk pencils!

I was really happy about this challenge since it had been eons since I had used my Prismacolor pencils and they were getting lonely AND dusty. So, without further ado, here's my card!



I love the clipper ship from the Homeward Bound set by Bombshell Stamps. However, I wanted to create a stormy day, so I masked off the setting sun with removable tape before inking the stamp.

I colored the clouds with grays, purples, pink, yellow, and sky blue pencils. The sky was colored with gray and blue pencils. The sea was colored with black, teals, greens, and dark blue pencils. I usually use a Citrus based thinner and paper stumps to blend the pencils, but decided to try a Goo-Gone pen, which I had read about on SCS. I was very pleased with the result, but the technique is a bit stinky, so it was good that I had the window open.

I used some old patterned paper that I've had in my stash forever. I don't know who makes it. Making Memories letter stickers were inked with Distress ink and provide the sentiment. I added some hemp twine and a charm which I colored with alcohol ink. I will eventually complete the card by stamping "Smooth Sailing" from the same set on the interior.

Now that you've seen my card, hop on over and visit the blogs listed below! Remember, that each time you comment, you get an additional chance to win a great prize that you can read about here! You should also visit the new Bombshell Stamps forum and see what's new. There are challenges, tutorials, and lots of great chatter!


Angela

Mary G

Glittery Katie

Miss Magoo

Terra

Stephanie

Sarah K

Gabby

Jacquie

Kas

Lyss

33 comments:

  1. Holy Smokes! What an awesome job coloring! Wowza, you rocked the challenge girl!!

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  2. I love this Kathi! That is awesome!

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  3. Wow!! This is AMAZING work!! The coloring is just perfect! I just love this!

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  4. Kathi, I am still thoroughly amazed at how cool you can make waves look!!! AWESOME card!

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  5. Awesome!! Yes, the water is amazing! Great job1

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  6. WOW this is one awesome and inspiring pencil me in project.

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  7. If you had been in my office just now... you would have heard a squeal of delight!! I LOVE IT!!!!

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  8. oh wow, this cards is awesome!!! the dp, the image - the sentiment - it all fits so perfectly together.

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  9. What a fantastic card! Love the coloring, the twine, the anchor charm, the DP...just everything! It all ties together so perfectly ;o) Amazing job!!

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  10. I love how the paper pairs perfectly with the image. You did a great job coloring and blending the colors together. It looks like a rustic stormy day from long ago!

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  11. Love your card. Great DP for the stamp!

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  12. Gosh, can almost hear a pirate saying "Aaargh!!" Great job!

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  13. Wow Kathi! Great male card. Love it! xxD

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  14. Very beautiful! Love how you colored it and its a great masculine image too:)

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  15. This one is my favorite. The old world style map backdrop and color choices really add character and class to the ship. Very well done. You may have achieved a level of elegance you didnt necissarily shoot for but such is the beauty of creating.

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  16. wow...nice change of pace and great work u do! luv your halloween card too! ty for a chance, Cher
    hilly77@comcasts.net

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  17. Can't wait to try the Goo-Gone myself. Thanks for the tip! I love this image - reminds me of a friend's tattoo. Great card.

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  18. Love your card! Fabulous use of pencils!

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  19. Oh Kathi, you never cease to amaze me! This looks like a vintage ship painting, I love it!

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  20. WOW! This card blows me away!!! Fantastic coloring and great theme. I wouldnt have thought to mask out the sun. Fabulous job!

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  21. Cool ship, I like your card! =)

    Hugs, Elenor

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  22. "It was a dark and stormy...ummmm...CARD..." :)

    & i mean that in the most AWESOME possible way! what a brilliant job of coloring!!! not to mention the composition of the rest of the card...and that fabulous sentiment! (...& the cool CHARM on the twine!!!) it's a masterpiece!

    (gotta get MY prismas out...it's been too long; not that i could do *THIS* with them by any means! but still...)

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  23. Wow what an awsome card. I it is gorgeous!


    bast830@comcast.net

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  24. Love it :) This card reminds me that I really have to think more "out of the box" when it comes to sentiments on cards. I'm stuck in the Best Wishes/Thank you/Thinking of You rut. I'm afraid to commit! This one is just beautiful and I'm sure someone in need of cheering up would adore this card.

    --*Sy.

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  25. I love these bombshell`s stamps.. I dont know how to get stamps from there because I Dont have a visa or any creditcards :(

    And there is so much lovely challences and candys all over, I´m quite confused what is what and where :DD

    Your card is so nice

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