Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bombshell Stamps' Hump Day Hop!

I'm the last stop on this month's Hump Day Hop, so you've probably been totally inspired by some serious eye candy!

To refresh your memory, Alison, our lovely Bombshell Hump Day Hop Captain, issued a color challenge for this month's blog hop.

Here is the color palette:

Here's my card, which scanned bizarrely!

I wanted to use the koi from the Lotus Garden set, but I also wanted to use one of the Bombshell pin-up stamps, so I decided to go a bit whimsical and have the mermaid from the Mermaid Anchor set hitch a ride on her friend, the koi.

The mermaid and koi were colored with Copic markers and are much lighter in real life. The silly scanner really weirded out the colors, and my limited Photoshop skillz met their match. If it's nicer out tomorrow, I'll try to take a photo and share that instead. However, you'll just have to pretend for now. The mermaid's hair is very close to the lightest yellow orange. The koi's tale is lighter and more variegated.

The patterned papers are from MME's Home (old) and Fine & Dandy Boy (new). I just happened to have the perfect sentiment from the Everyday Button set by Paper Trey Ink!

Thanks for visiting today.

Here's the hop list if you got lost and/or want to revisit any of the spectacular artwork you've seen.
Bombshell Blog
Mary G.
Glittery Katie
Celina Anthony
Sparkly Mary (The Birthday Girl!):
Kathi <---You're here!


  1. Kathi!! WOW-WOW-WOW! This card came out fabulous and thats what I love about stamping: combining stamps! You did a fantastic job!

  2. Kathi, this is beautiful!! Love how you combined the mermaid with the koi image. Great job with the color challenge, too!

  3. Kathi, this is so coolio! As Sebastian from "The Little Mermaid" would say--"Under da sea...under da sea...everyting's bettah, down where it's wettah, take it from me!"

  4. Kathi- this is beautiful and my love of mermaids has been made even greater by your creation. Love the way you combine pattern papers and images. What a creative eye.

  5. How creative adding the koi to the mermaid stamp! Love the card and the papers you chose.

  6. Hi Kathi! Pairing the koi with the mermaid is pure genius! But you already knew! This is exquisite! I love the papers and, of course, the colors. Your sea themed creation makes me swoon! Hugz, Cheryl

  7. Wow... Kathi... Your card is beautiful!! I love how you added the two images together!!! Your coloring is gorgeous and the patterned paper is awesome!! Have a wonderful day!!!

  8. I love your card! The mermaid with the koi is just awesome!:)

  9. Whimsical and fabulous! What a beautiful combination of images. Your use of the colors from the palette is purrfect. I think you knocked it out of the park for sure!!!

  10. Love it! Love it! Love it! They go great together. Awesome job on the challenge Kathi.

  11. Fabulous job. I really like the combination of the koi and the mermaid. It is gorgeous.