Thursday, July 19, 2012

"Bring the Heat" Blog Hop with S&S!

Welcome to the "Bring the Heat" Blog Hop! You should have gotten here from Wendy's Blog!

I'm thrilled to be participating in the "Bring the Heat" Hop sponsored by the Smeared & Smudged community.

If you are unfamiliar with Smeared & Smudged, here's how they describe their community!
Smeared and Smudged is an online community of rubber stampers and crafters who enjoy using alternative, gothic, edgy, and unique stamps in their designs. We thrive on different and unusual. We welcome the macabre and devious side of things, and most of all, we embrace ALL types and styles of art. Whether or not you “come to the dark side”, your creations should be a reflection of you. Here at Smeared and Smudged, the most important thing is being yourself.

The theme for this hop is "Bring the Heat" and here's Smeared & Smudged's blurb about it!
The theme is BRING THE HEAT! This is totally up to interpretation....some ideas would be using heat embossing, hot glue or fire. Or even using imagery of fire, heat, or even something SEXY! Step outside your comfort zones - the HOTTER the better!!! It can be a canvas, a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item, an art journal page, etc. Use your imaginations. Also, don't forget the S&S rule that is has to be stamped somewhere (digi stamps are fine)

Here's one of my projects using the devil from the Cherry Bomb set by Bombshell Stamps! I'm working on a second card and hope to get it uploaded later today!

The devil was stamped onto Cryogen white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. That cardstock is offwhite and has a nice shimmer to it. Unlike the other shimmery cardstock in my stash, Copics blended really nicely.

I used a clear Glaze pen to highlight his horns and monocle. Red glitter pen was used on his eyes and the cigarette tip to give them a nice red glittery glow. He was masked and airbrushed with Y21. I taped a flames stencil from The Crafters' Workshop and airbrushed a variety of Y and YR Copics over him.I grabbed my beloved Black Soot Distress Ink and added some black sooty flames to the base, above his cigarette, and around all the edges of the card

The sentiment is from the Memory Box and was die cut with a combo of Nestabilities and QuicKutz dies. Sheer black dotted ribbon and red rhinestones were used to finish the card.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Your next stop on the hop should be Dianne's blog

If you get lost, here's the complete roster!
Here's the Blogroll for the hop!

Blog Roll:

I shall be entering this card in the following challenge(s):
Simon Says Stamp & Show: "Anything Goes"


  1. I didn't see this one. You must have just posted! I love your card - you always pay so much attention to the details! Love the stenciled airbrush flames, coloring, gloss & glitter! Oh and that sentiment is perfect, lol!

  2. Oh, Kathi, what a diabolically cool card! ;^)
    Love your devil and all the details you added to him. Your background is really well-done! Love it! And your sentiment is a riot! :^)

  3. Kathi - your devil is "smokin' hot". Love how you colored your image and arranged your card. Fantastic job!

  4. Fabulous piece of work and awesome colouring :-) xx

  5. Love the flame background you created! Wonderful work!

  6. Very nice! Those flames are awesome and love the devil....the senti is great as well and makes me giggle a little. Wonderful work! Thanks for joining us for this month's member hop!


  7. Love this card, and I adore those flames. I'm going to have to get that flame stencil. Seriously cool.

  8. wonderful art..details are stunning and coloring is wonderfully perfect..
    awesome art..
    susan s.

  9. Great project Love it

    Hugs xxx

  10. awesome colouring and I love the image

  11. So cool and that flame background is amazing! LOVE it! xxD

  12. Awesome job! Im just diggin those bombshell stamps. That devil is kewl! So is your card! Terrific art work!

  13. More awesome flame work!! Love it, and the devil looks awesome.


  14. Very cool card! I'm loving your airbrushing and the awesome flame work! Your devil looks awesome!

  15. Great card! Very cool background. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  16. Ok the bg is still cool! SOOOOOOO cool!

  17. Oh , this is flaming hot ! ;) that airbrushed background is stunning! xxlisa

  18. Awesome flames!! That devil sure looks like he's up to some kind of mischief!