Monday, May 23, 2011

Bombshell's Ms. May's Challenge & SCN VSN Challenge!

Raven, aka Ms. May, is Bombshell Stamps' Guest Designer for May. She challenged us to use Linen & Lace per this discussion on the Bombshell forum.

When I read this challenge, my mind immediately flashed to a Warren Zevon song, Basket Case, which heralds a "Bi-polar mama in Leather and Lace".

So, I substituted leather for linen and created this card.

I used the Bombshell Pin-up from the Bombshell Angel set. I used the Bomber jacket, pants, and boots from the Biker Bombshell Digital set.

Everything was colored with Copic markers. Silver Krylon pen was used to color the flower in her hair, her jacket zipper, her belt buckle, and the pull-on tabs on her boots. The biker outfit was rubbed with a layer of Kraf-T Lustre rub-ons to give it a leathery look. Sadly, you can't see that from my photo, nor can you see the shading on her face real well. I'd take it outside to photograph, but it's raining. Again.

The leather-look paper is old and hoarded FiberMark specialty paper. It actually has a leathery hand-feel and does look like real leather. The lace is from old curtain tie-backs that I kept for a rainy day. Since it rained all freaking week long last week and will rain for the next fortnight, that time is obviously now. :D

Spellbinders dies were used for the frame which was popped up on dimensionals. Boss Kut flower dies were used for the flowers. The sentiment was added with rub-ons by Flair Designs and October Afternoon.

Best of all is that this qualifies for another challenge, the "A Pirate Wench I Be" one, which was to show a tough but girly side. Cool, eh?

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Fantastic job you did Kathi! And I love recycling so great you've used lace from from old curtain tie-backs! EXCELLENT!

  2. Oh what a fun look! This is super cool! Love the fun little lacey blue border!