Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bombshell's July Sketch Challenge!

As you may know, I create the monthly sketches for Bombshell Stamps. My sketches tend to mirror my style, which is clean and layered. I'd love for you to get out your Bombshell Stamps and play along with me!

Here's the Sketch!

Here's my take on it!

I used the focal image from the Mermaid Anchor set, which had never seen ink before though I had used the smaller images!

I stamped the image, colored it with Copic markers, then added two layers of Polysparkle embossing powder (by Ranger) to the fish part of the mermaid. Then I masked the image with Miskit Frisket and airbrushed the scene with two blues and a green. The sentiment, from the Ahoy Sailor set, was stamped, then airbrushed with the same colors while still in a die, which acted like a mssk. My fingers are multicolored now too. Finally, I added two flower gems which were pink, but are now red – courtesy of my Copic markers! I mounted the sentiment die cut on a sparkly ribbon and then added two raindots to the mermaid's mat.

Oh. The patterned papers are by the late lamented Flair Designs. I miss them!

Now that you've seen mine, pop along to the Bombshell Blog to see what the other Bombshell Girls and Pin-ups have to show you!

If you feel like playing on, link your card/project there, on Bombshell's forum, or at PCP's Bombshell forum for additional chances to win your choice of a free Bombshell Stamp set.

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Kathi, I LOVE this!!! Fabulous papers and your image is so beautifully colored! Loved this sketch!!!

  2. Gorgeous colouring and I love your airbrushed background Kathi!

  3. Love the soft sea colors on this card. The mermaid looks fabulous. Great take on the sketch.

  4. Wow I love your mermaid card!!! Absolutely beautiful!

  5. Hi Kathi! I love this card! The colors are watery perfection and the papers are divine! Your mermaid is especially awesome! That fancy die cut label is giving me a bad case of the "wants"! Thanks a lot! Hugz, Cheryl

  6. I love this it's so soft and just beautiful!!!

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