Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hip Hop Hurray!!! Today's the day!

It's the last "Hump Day" (Wednesday) of the month and I'm stoked because the Bombshell Hump Day Hops are back to stay!!!

The lovely and talented Alison is the new Head Hump Day Hop Hottie. She set this month's hop theme, which is "Goth Up Your Bombshells!"

If you followed the hop in order, I'm likely your last stop. If not, the blog list is below!

Here's my take on the challenge.

I decided to "Goth Up" Rose from Rose's Portrait set. I swapped out her crystal earring for a barbed wire, gave her a barbed wire choker, and added a skull tattoo to her shoulder. The barbed wire is from the Retro Cowgirls set. The skull is from the Speed Shop set.

Rose was colored with Copic markers in shades of black, red violet, violet, and a touch of green. I contemplated using shades of teal to pay homage to Alison (who has teal highlights), but changed my mind. Red violet/burgundy/violet are very "goth" to me. I also contemplated going deep red with black roses, but decided that I was not feeling up to that particular Copic challenge (reds and deep gray/black can be very persnickety and like to run).

The patterned paper is old Daisy D that I updated with Tim Holtz's Borderline Ideology Masks and Black Soot Distress Ink. As usual for me, I don't know what I'll use the card for, so I'll add a sentiment when needed. I was going to add some tattered lace and gems and safety pins, but decided "less is more".

Thanks for hopping along with the Bombshell Girls, Pin-ups, and guests today. I know you got to see some awesome eye candy!

Why don't you check the Casino on Bombshell Stamps' Forum in the beginning of next month to find out June's Hump Day Hop theme so you can hop along with us? You can also find Ms. June's challenge and my sketch there!

Here's the list of the hoppers!
Bombshell Blog
Sparkly Engineer
Mary G.


  1. I love the papers and colours you chose, they really show off the image beautifully. Rose looks divine, I LOVE her skull tat.

  2. Hi Kathi! What a beautiful goth bombshell! I love all the details. The addition of the barbed wire images is truly genius! Plus that tat just shouts "kewl"! Live the colors, too. Yowza! Hugz, Cheryl

  3. Love the color choices. The background for your image is awesome and the image itself rocks. Love the skull tat.

  4. Kathi your colors are AMAZING!! I LOVE how you've colored Rose. Just GORGEOUS!! LOVE the barbed wire jewelry and the skully tat!!

    Just AWESOME!


  5. Kathi, this is soooooo beautiful! I LOVE the way you colored her (even if there is no teal ;) ) and the barbed wire jewelry is brilliant. I agree, less is more here. She really looks beautiful, her makeup is awesome.

  6. "The patterned paper is old Daisy D that I updated with Tim Holtz's Borderline Ideology Masks and Black Soot Distress Ink. "

    And that is why you're the master. What a SMART thing to do. I have that paper and I'm tired of looking at it - you make it fresh again.

    I especially love how you colored her eyes and make up. It's haunting and beautiful. Great Goth touches too.

  7. First - DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! Ok... that being said, I never would have thought of the barbed wire. That is genius. And the colors. OMG... The colors are amazing!

  8. Kathi,she looks GORGEOUS!! I love her in purple,you did in excellkent job in colouring her and picking things to match with her.I LOVE IT!

  9. Kathi- this is so gorgeous!!! Rose is such a beautiful image and I love what you did with her- especially the purple streak in her hair and that skull tat!!

  10. UMMMMM WOWZERS!!!!!! I totally want this!!! She is wonderful!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the way she is colored!!! FREAKIN AWESOME!!!

  11. Wow, she's gorgeous! LOVE the coloring! The subtle pink cheeks are just great!