Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop!!!

Alison, Bombshell's lovely and talented Hump Day Hop Head Hostess, set this month's theme which is ...

"Give it to Me, Baby!" What's that mean? You've got to make a gift for someone using your Bombshell Stamps. Even if that someone is you! ;) This also means no cards! Unless of course, you are making a super snazzy gift card holder, but let's give it the old college try and try to make something else. I'm talking jewlery, altered art, mini canvases...anything that you could give to someone as a gift. The possibilites are endless!

Oops, my project is late, so if so inclined, come back later to check it out!

Why not take a few seconds and play with my fish and the kitty?---> You can also sign up as a "follower". :D

Close Up of the stamped image:

Close up of the chipboard elements at the top of the wall hanging.

Close up of the mini clipboard:

I could have kept going, adding more stamped images, bling, flowers, and other "schtuff", but then I would never have gotten this project uploaded in time. So, I decided "less is more" and called it done. It is now being weighted down to flatten it a bit. Since it will be gifted to someone, I'll ask if they want me to add more "schtuff" to it!

Yes. So, it's a wall hanging that contains a calendar, mini-clipboard, and a 3" Post-It note pad. The Party Pin-up from the Man's Ruin set was stamped twice and colored with Copic markers. I cut out the parts on the top of the glass and coated the glass with several layers of embossing powder. It was then die cut. Distress ink was sponged over the image while it was still in the die cut. The cut-out pin-up was adhered in place so that it looks like her head, torso, arms, parts of her legs, and feet are dry and her posterior and part of her leg are in the cocktail.

The chipboard flourish and numbers were also colored with Copics and then several layers of embossing powder were added. A rose from the Alter Skulls set was stamped directly onto the chipboard mini-clipboard. It was heat embossed and colored with Copic markers. It was masked, then airbrushed, then coated with VersaMark, and heat embossed it. It created an odd effect.

The patterned papers are from the very old, beloved, and hoarded Vagabond collection by Basic Grey. I also used Washi-Tape and rhinestones.

Here's the hop list:
Bombshell Blog
Sparkly Engineer Mary

Thanks for visiting today.

I shall enter this wall hanging in the following challenges:
Outlaws Promarker/Copic Fridays "Food" challenge
• Simon Says "Anything Goes"
iCopic #62 "Bling" Challenge
Basic Grey #59 Anything Goes challenge
Pile it On "Bling" challenge


  1. Hooray! I can finally follow you!!! I'll be back later. ANd yes, I played with your pets. They should be getting ready to take nice, long naps now. :)

  2. I've fed the fish and I'll be back later to see what you've created.

  3. The fish are dead...I think we overfed them. OH and your project is seriously wicked! Functional AND Fabulous! The image is perfection, btw. (I vote for more "schtuff" 'cuz I'm a magpie and there is no such thing as TOO MUCH schtuff...just sayin')

  4. I love the colors you used, and the layout. Need to try the clipboard technique. It turned out amazing.

  5. This is amazingly neato. I adore the colors an the whole freaking idea. I think the blingage on it is good now but like Torrey I am a magpie for sparkly and stuffs.

  6. Love this! What a fabulous (and practical!) idea! Love the clipboard, and the colors too. This was worth the wait, for sure!!!

  7. Amazing project Kathi....and well worth the wait!!

    I did play with your kitty too......I didn't know I could do that....what fun!

  8. Wow... I love it Kathi!!! You did a wonderful job!!! Your coloring is just beautiful!!! Have a wonderful and safe New Year!!! Hugs!!!

  9. Wow, wonderful creation!!! Happy New Year. :)

  10. Fabulous job on your Wall Art!

    So fun to have worked with you on the Coterie Team! Blessing for the New Year!


  11. Fabuous!! What a great idea for a project. Your coloring is awesome!! Happy New Year to you !!

  12. Hi! this is really lovely,such a great idea and perfect gift too.
    Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges,hugs Lou and the BG dt.xx

  13. Super project, Kathi! When should I expect this to arrive at my house?

    Seriously though, love all of the details and that crazy cute mini clipboard! Why do I LOVE tiny things?!!! I don't know, but I do...LOL!!!

    Hope your holidays were fab and the New Year is treating you right :) Hugz, Cheryl