Friday, February 26, 2010

CPS Sketch Card!

Yep. Believe it or not, two posts in one day! Shocking, no?

Here's a card for Card Positionings Sketch #155! I've been wanting to do these sketches for a really long time and finally decided it was time!

So, without further ado, here's my take on the sketch!

We got another snow storm, which dumped a foot of wet slushy nastiness upon us. Therefore, I wanted to warm up with a nice tropical scene and used the Hawaiian Girl set by Bombshell Stamps. The images were colored with Copic markers and I used a clear Glaze pen to go over the guitar. The patterned paper and adhesive decorative borders are by Flair Designs, from my huge and hoarded stash.

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Since the play room became my craft room ages ago, I decided it was time to get rid of the Minnie & Mickey Mouse switchplate.

I first painted the edges and holes in the switchplate with Pearl and Gold Adirondack Dabber Acrylic paint. While that was drying, I stamped the middle size of Third Coast Stamps' Fairy Cat onto old rainbow striped Club Scrap patterned cardstock, colored the cat with Copics, stamped the tiny dragonfly from the Printer's Type alphabet set by Hero Arts, cut the holes in the patterned cardstock, then adhered the finished piece to the switchplate using Martha Stewart's decoupage glue. When that was dry, I coated the entire switchplate with another coat of decoupage glue to seal it.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Bombshell Stamps' Hump Day Hop!

Inky Angela set this month's theme.

Mama Said Knock You Out!
No physical violence here, just time to dust off your PUNCHES and use your NESTIES (QuicKutz, Sizzix, Big Shot etc.) to create your next Bombshell Masterpiece! We all have some fun punches and cutting shapes lying around, so why not use these valuable items and get our money's worth? All you have to do, is make sure something on your card has been punched or die cut....extra credit if there's a hole in your card. *giggle Don't make Mama mad....just start knockin' things out. *wink

True confession: Every time I read "Mama Said Knock You Out!", my brain reads "Knock you up!" ROFL.

Well, after a bit of a delay, here's mine! It's not stellar but it works. I seem to be in a clean and simple mode these days.

The stamp is from my beloved Man's Ruin set. The image was colored with Copic markers and smudged with blender solution to mottle it a bit. I used Nestabilities and a Spellbinders fancy border as my die-cut elements. The patterned paper is seriously old KMA. I hoarded it because I knew that I'd use it one day! :D

Remember to leave a comment at each stop on the hop to increase your chances of winning a great prize!

Meanwhile, here's the list of the this month's Bombshell Hump Day Hoppers.

One last comment. Steph is giving away amazing blog candy. It's scary just how sweet it is. Click HERE to check it out. While you're there, congratulate her for becoming a full-time Bombshell Girl!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Bad Blogger!

Last week was long and fairly stressful, so I didn't get much crafting done, which meant that I also didn't blog. Bad me.

Lynette, from Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps, gave the Smeared & Smudged DT ladies some amazing new stamps from the ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection.

Here's the first card that I made with the Fairy of the Night stamp.

I kept the card clean and simple because the image itself is somewhat ornate. The entire image, including the background, was colored with Copic markers. I used Sakura's Glitter Gel pens to add a bit of bling to the necklace. The wings were coated with a layer of Prisma glitter. The circle/globe was coated with a layer of Prisma glitter and then another layer of Glossy Accents.

The patterned paper is from the Once Upon A Time collection by DCWV. It's old, but works well with fantasy scenes, plus it's always a good thing to use older products. These papers are especially nice because some are pre-glittered. Gotta love the bling, right?

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Monday, February 15, 2010

"Let's Get Sassy" -- The Taintor-Tude Challenge at Moxie Fab World!

Moxie Fab World is hosting a "Let's Get Sassy" -- The Taintor-Tude challenge. Cath challenged us to come up with sassy, snarky sayings to go with vintage images.

Since Bombshell Stamps is well known for über-cool retro-vintage pin-up stamps, I had to use my favorite Bombshell pin-up! She's from the Man's Ruin set. My only challenge was coming up with a great saying for it. Since I've used this image so many times with "Cheers" and "Cool Off" sentiments, I had to wrack my poor little brain to come up with something sassy, snarky, and fun! I think I did it, but I'll let you all be the judge of that!

So without further ado, here's my entry!

The image is colored with Copic markers. I used Stickles glitter glue on the glass rim. The patterned papers are by Cosmo Cricket and K&Company. The ribbon is by American Crafts and the flowers are Primas. The rhinestones are from my stash! The sentiment is computer generated.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Another sketch card!

Yay! Two in one day. Can you stand it? This one can be used for Valentine's Day, Anniversary, or a generic "Love" card.

My sketch was eerily similar to one at Card Positioning Systems, so this is actually a twofer. :D Gotta love efficiency.

Outside of card:

Inside of card:

Yay! Two in one day. Can you stand it? This one can be used for Valentine's Day, Anniversary, or a generic "Love" card.

My sketch was eerily similar to one at Card Positioning Systems, but I'm a day late. Too bad. It would have been fun to have done a two-fer. Oh well.

This one uses the Anchor & the "Hold Fast" banner from the Ahoy Sailor set. The images were colored with Copic markers. The patterned paper is from the Lime Rickey set by Basic Grey. I used some old and beloved Bling specialty papers by FiberMark.

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Bombshell Stamps February Sketch!

If you do this sketch,

You can win this prize:

My take on the sketch:

When I was making my card box (seen below), I was fooling around the various pin-ups to create a Queen of Hearts card. I used the Pirate Pin-up from A Pirate's Life set with the heart from the Love & Luck set, and the Blossom Banner from the Bombshell Angel set.

The Pirate Pin-up and the Blossom Banner were colored with Copic markers. The heart and crown were stamped with Rocket Red Gold Brilliance ink. The patterned paper is Fusion from Basic Grey. I used gold metallic corner stickers over the punched lace border (Fiskar's punch) to add a bit of bling. A Krylon gold leaf pen was used to edge the "cards" and color the heart-shaped brads.

If you do choose to play along and use this sketch, be sure to share your creations over at the Bombshell Forum for a chance to win the fabulous prize shown above!

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Smeared & Smudged's February Sketch Challenge!

Sorry for my hiatus from blogging. I had a bout with the stomach flu, then had a bout of needing-to-clean-the-house-for-a-party. I think I almost preferred the stomach flu!

Smeared & Smudged's February Sketch was designed by the very lovely and talented Kelli. Third Coast Rubber Stamps is the sponsor and has generously donated a $50 gift certificate to the winner! Wow!

The Sketch

Third Coast Rubber Stamps

My take on the sketch

My card features one of the several winged cats from Third Coast Stamps. I love them all and had a hard time choosing, so I might have gotten them all. Merry Christmas from me to me with love. *grin*

I stamped the cat and then used Eclipse tape to mask her. I also punched stars from the Eclipse tape. Then I sponged three shades of Memento blue inks over the cat and stars, lifted the tape, outlined the stars with a Sakura silver glitter pen, colored the cat with Copics, filled in the wings and the stars with Iridescent Medium, then wrote this huge run-on sentence. I used Making Memories Shimmer stickers for the sentiment. Sadly, you can't really see the glittery shimmer of the stickers, stars and the cat's wings. Big fat bummer.

Be sure to play with the sketch so that you can have a chance to win that generous prize!

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