Thursday, February 24, 2011

"Inner Bombshell" Challenge!

Mary, one of the lovely and talented Bombshell Girls (blogroll on the right), challenged the rest of the design team of Bombshell Girls to create a project to illustrate each of our "Inner Bombshells".

I immediately knew what I wanted to do, but being me, this became the project that kept growing. It's now a 9.5" wall hanging with multiple layers, tons of images, and some handmade embellishments. It ain't easy being a crazed Virgo. Really, it's not!

My inner Bombshell is a rocker chick, who is tall, thin, young, and gorgeous. She can also sing and play the guitar! She's unlike my short fluffy 55 year old streaky gray haired real self who can't sing without making dogs cry. Sad but true.

My inner rocker started life as the Pirate Wench from A Pirate's Life set. However, I wanted her to be wearing something a little different, so I kept the ruffly camisole and added a tailored jacket and jeans. I colored her and her outfit with Copic markers and added studs with a silver gel pen.

I decided she needed a guitar, so I stamped a guitar from an Inkadinkado set, colored it, heat embossed it with multiple layers of UTEE, and cut it out.

Then the guitar needed an amp. Clip-art wasn't for me, so I made one, using a mesh background stamp silver embossed on black. The knobs are buttons and raindots. The dials and the amp go to 11, which makes me happy and amuseth me greatly.

Since my rocker is known for her singing voice, she needed a microphone. Enter chipboard, cardstock, some QK dies, a Krylon pen, and some waxed dental floss.

But then my rockin' alter-ego needed a stage and the stage needed a backdrop. So I made a backdrop using Bombshell's Sacred Heart set, a bird from the Love and Luck set, a bird from the Hula Girl set, and a plethora of other small images from lots of other sets. I love the word "plethora" don't you? Can you identify them all? Go to Bombshell Stamps, name at least three icons and the sets they came from, list 'em in the comments, and you can win the Butterfly Queen set. For real.

Some old Fancy Pants swirly stamps were used with Distress Ink. The flames were stamped repeatedly with three colors of Memento ink.

The backdrop involved stamping, masking, and a whole lot of Copic coloring.

Something was missing! The stage needed a header and some curtains... So a sugar skull from the Sugar Skull set was stamped, colored, and put under a clear Fragment. Maya Road chipboard wings were Glimmer Misted and added to the Fragment to become a flying sugar skull. Glimmer Mist was sprayed on some scored cardstock to become the curtains.

The scene was put together with tons of dimensional tape so that everything is nicely layered.

Wow. It took almost as long to write this description as it did to create the wall hanging!

Thanks for visiting today!

PS: I know that the scale is off, but it's my fantasy, so the amp and guitar can be ultra big!


  1. This wall hanging absolutely rocks! I love all the little details and the colours are just perfect!

  2. Whooohoooo!! This is a real Rock chick rockin card!!
    AWESOME! Kathi! You did a wonderful job!

  3. FABULOUS inner you!! :) I enjoyed your write-up as much as I did the project!

  4. Wow, I LOVE your inner bombshell Kathi! Fabulous wall-hanging you created!

  5. Kathi!!! This is truly amazing, what a fabulous work of art! Girlfriend, you rock!!

  6. OH MY LORDY BEES! This is awesome! Love your inner bombshell and what a fabulous hanging! Adore adore adore this!