Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bombshell Hump Day Hop!

Angela/Inky Button, our Hump Day Head Hottie, decided that this week's theme would be "What was I thinking?", which refers to all that stuff that papercrafters seem to *need*, buy, and never use. Since I have a huge stash of that stuff that I "had to have", usually in every available color or pattern, this challenge was relatively easy for me. The hard part was deciding what unused or underused supplies to use.

As a totally indecisive sort of person, I couldn't decide and ended up with two projects, a card and a calendar/wall hanging thingy.

Here's the card.

I used the Cauldron from the Holiday Accessory set by Bombshell stamps. Then I pulled out an old journaling prompt card thingy and set about making another Halloween card. The cauldron was colored with Copic markers and I used Spica glitter pens to add the cauldron's contents and steam. Then I aged the background with chalk to make it blend better with the Making Memories patterned papers (witch legs, orange grid, Halloween words). Finally, I grabbed some Grungeboard, another underused supply, and inked the arrows with Distress Ink and then used Black Soot Distress Stickles over the ink.

The Calendar:

When I returned from visiting the Sophomore, my new Sugar Skull stamps were waiting for me and I had to use one immediately. I also had wanted to finally use the Stampbord and etching tool that I had bought ages ago. I had a Eureeka moment and stamped the Stampbord with one of skulls from the Sugar Skull set. The skull was colored with Copic markers and used some Distress Ink to age the skull. I sponged blue, pink, and purple ink from the skull to the edges of the Stampbord. Then I cut a mask for the skull and overstamped it with the spider web from the Tattoo Backgrounds set using white ink. I let the ink dry and then etched the spider web with the etching tool. I also etched little hatch marks around the circumference of the skull to make it stand out a little bit more. When I was done with that step, I added a bit of Black Soot Distress Ink to the edges of the Stampbord, and added Stickles to the flowers on the skull.

Then I had to decide what to do with my finished Stampbord piece. I remembered all those coasters that I had taken from Chili's and remembered that I had some tiny calendars. I painted the coaster black and when it was dry, I stamped some swirls from the Painted by Me set and a flower from the Sugar Skull set and heat embossed them with black sparkly embossing powder. Then I decided the skull looked lonely, so I grabbed more Grungeboard, chose a crown, some wings, and numbers and painted them with my underused Paint Dabbers. After everything was dry, I adhered all the pieces and added some gems. BTW, if I had known what I was going to do with my Stampbord experiment, I would have colored the heart and lips red, to match the type on the calendar. Oh well.

Now that you've seen what I created for this challenge and read my long-winded ramblings, hop to the next person on the list. Remember, each time you post a comment, you get another entry to win a super-duper fabulous prize!



Miss Magoo

Jacquie (Ms.October!)


Sarah K

Glittery Katie





  1. I agree with KT, they are both fabulous!

  2. Love them both, I am in the same boat although usually I have to have PP. Can't seem to leave any store without some. I am crazy about it!!!

  3. These are great projects. I am never motivated to do muchof anything besides cards, but this does give me inspiration.

  4. Awesome job on both projects!

  5. You have me totally laughing out loud! I love how you call everything..."thingy." I'm always doing stuff like that, then I'll add, "It's a technical term." I also giggled because I have an etching tool, and I have never done anything with it. I think it might even still be in the original packaging. Two fabulous projects!

  6. nice mini calendar.. it would be great for a teen boy!

  7. You've done a fabulous job with notone, but two great projects!

  8. I'm so inspired by that calendar. I especially love the technique you used on the background for the sugar skulls. Wonderful work!!

  9. Geez Kathi, not only one fabulous project, but two! You never cease to amaze me! I love these both!

  10. Wow! Amazing detail in both of your projects - love them! ;o)

  11. These projects are both fabulous.

    I was again thrilled to hear all the steps you took - I know I say this all the time, but I really do learn a boatload from your explanations of the process.

    Resisting grungeboard was apparently a poor choice on my part - you make it look SO good.

    Love your work. Utterly fabulous!