Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bombshell's Hump Day Hop!

It's the last Wednesday of April, which means it's time for Bombshell's Hump Day Hop!

Alison has challenged us with a color challenge this month.

Here's the color palette:

You should have gotten here from the talented and lovely Glittery Katie's blog.

I decided to get clever and double up by taking the Bombshell Sketch challenge too!

Here's the sketch. Feel free to use it. If you use your Bombshell stamps, share it with us on Bombshell's blog and/or Bombshell's forum for chances to win your choice of a free set!

Here's my card, which should enlarge if you click it. But it might not. It does for me. *shrug*

The Sheriff Pin-Up from Bombshell's Retro Cowgirls set was colored with Copic markers, which I would have listed below had I not misplaced the scrap of paper where I wrote the markers used. I usually keep the markers out until the card is done, but for some reason, I didn't. And then I misplaced the scrawled note. *sigh* One of those days I guess. In any case, most of the hard work of matching the Copic markers to the color challenge was done by the lovely and talented Alaine, who is also very generous as she gave me the list, which I did modify a bit. FYI, her (the Sheriff's, not Alaine's) kerchief and the stars/diamonds on her boot are deep red. Her boots and her gloves are deep teal. The colors aren't really coming up well since there's no midnight sun here in these parts. :D

The image panel was die cut and Pumice Stone Distress Ink was sponged around her while the cardstock was still in the die.

The patterned papers are from the Figgy Pudding (it's not just for Christmas!) collection by Basic Grey. Deep red waxy flax was criss-crossed per the sketch. Red VersaFine ink was used to stamp the sentiment, which is popped up on dimensional adhesive. Cute little sheriff star die cut charms by My Favorite Things were included to reinforce the western theme.

Thanks for visiting today! Now hop off to Susie's blog. I'm quite sure she'll have something that will inspire you!

Here's the hop list in case you got lost or want to hop again!
Bombshell Blog:
Glittery Katie:


  1. This looks great Kathi - it does go large for me too! Love the colour combo - turquoise is a fave for me and such fab colouring too :)

  2. Beautiful!!! She looks great in turquoise!!

  3. Fantastic card, Kathi! Love the colors and fun image! Terrific coloring!

  4. Ooh, she looks great in turquoise! Figgy Pudding is a great collection. Perfect for this color challenge.

  5. Beautiful card and coloring! I love the polka dot background.

  6. Kathi, I love your take on both the color and sketch challenges! You did a great coloring job on your image, and I love that you used that paper set on this card! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  7. Love this card Kathi! First thing when I saw this was that I need to pull out the Cowgirl again! Love the paper and your color choices of copics divine. ;-) I also like that you used the sketch here!