Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Bombshell's Fifth Anniversary Hump Day Hop!

Welcome to the last stop of our Fifth Anniversary Blog Hop. I hope you've gotten here from Kas's blog, but if not, you can always check the list below and start at the beginning!

Alison, our gorgeous and talented Hump Day Hop Captain, has decreed that August's blog hop theme is "Let's Hear it for the Boys!".

Here's what she had to say about the theme!
This month's theme is "Let's Hear it for the Boys." You can interpret that as you like, but I can assure you that you will be singing that oh-so-popular 80's song from Deniece Williams for the next week. You're welcome.

I used my August sketch for Bombshell:

Here's my challenge card, which enlarges if you click it:

The card features the Fastback Muscle Car and Trophy from the Vintage Raceway set with a flame from the Hearts on Fire set.

The Fastback Muscle Car was stamped and masked with Post-its. The flame was stamped with Wild Honey Distress ink. The car and flame were then colored with Copic markers. It was masked again, this time with Winsor & Newton masking fluid and then the sky and road were airbrushed using the Copic airbrush system. When I lifted the dried masking fluid, I found that it had discolored the silvery/Cool Grey areas (engine parts, bumpers, and other chrome bits), so I had to go over them with darker Cool Grays. Oh well. That's the first time that the masking fluid had done that!

The road sign and orange & yellow patterned papers are by MME, the arrow patterned paper for the scallops on the bottom is old Scenic Route, and the checkerboard paper is ancient KMA patterned paper!

Since I'm the last stop on the hop, I thought I'd tell you that you still have a few days to participate in Bombshell's August Challenges, which can be found in The Casino area of Bombshell's forum. You do NOT have to use Bombshell stamps for the challenges this month, though you'll receive an extra chance to win your choice of a free Bombshell set if you do.

I also would like to encourage you to try out to become a Bombshell Pin-up, which is what we call our guest designers. The deadline for the application is September 14th and you can find more information HERE on Bombshell's blog!

Here's the blog list in case you got lost!
Bombshell Blog:
Sparkly Mary:
Glittery Katie:


  1. Yes, yes I am. Hearing that song in my head. And not really happy about that. So smack Alison for me, please. Thank you.
    Love your take on the sketch with this cool masculine card. Sorry you had problems with it, but it turned out great! You put such cool papers together for the car! And I love the flames on the side of the car! :^)

  2. WOMAN your colouring is AMAZING!!! Love it all xxx

  3. I totally agree with Katie! It is amazing and I LOVE rhe flames you've made on the side!That looks awesome!!And yes,you had extra work because of the masking fluid,but it turned out FABILOUS so I guess it was well worth all the extra effort!

  4. Oh Kathi!!! I am in love with this card. I am SUCH a muscle car girl and I now NEED this set. The flames you added, perfect. Your road underneath, love it. Your papers and combination of them and how everything is laid out, AMAZING! YOU are AWESOME!!

  5. Love the car and the trophy. The background papers are perfect for this image and you coloring is spot on.

  6. I love this card! Gorgeous coloring, that flame on the car is awesome. Great paper combinations too, they work so well together.

  7. I am so loving this...and must make sure that Gene doesn't see it because he will want it. I LOVE all the masking...something I never do. I am so afraid of that technique. So loving the flames. The paper you chose is awesome too.

  8. Super cool card! I love the flames and airbrushing!:)

  9. Brilliant creation you've put together here! That's one cool car, love it!!

  10. This is such a cool guy card! Your copic work is wonderful as well.