Friday, June 7, 2013

June's Bombshell Sketch Challenge

As you know, each month I create a sketch for Bombshell Stamps' Sketch Challenge. Feel free to take the sketch -- flip it, flop it, and make it your own, but give me credit for the sketch! If you do use Bombshell stamps on your project, share it with us on Bombshell's Blog, Bombshell's Facebook Page, Bombshell Babes (our new Bombshell Facebook Group), or Bombshell's forum. Each time you share it, you earn one chance to win a fabulous prize.

Here's the sketch!

Here's my card!
The guitarist, from Bombshell's Hawaiian Girl set, was stamped onto Neenah cardstock and onto a Post-It note with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. The image on the cardstock was colored with Copic markers, which I'll list below. The image on the Post-It note was fussy cut to be used to mask the colored image. 

When she was colored, the cardstock took a ride through my Big Kick in a Nestabilities Circle Die. The cardstock was kept in the die and the image was masked with the fussy-cut stamped image. Post-It notes were placed over most of the stamped image and the metal die. Antique Linen Distress ink was sponged over the mask to create the sand. The Post-It notes were moved to cover the new sand and what would become the sky. Evergreen Bough and Peacock Feathers Distress ink were sponged over the image to become the sea. Again, the Post-It notes were repositioned, but this time, I drew in the clouds and the sky with Copic markers. 

All the masks were removed, the stamped image circle was popped out of the die,  and the image was touched up with Copic markers. The body and head of the guitar were coated with Clear Gelly Roll Glaze pen to add dimension and shine. White Inkssentials pen was used to add sea foam, wavelets, and whitecaps to the sea. Copic markers were used to add texture to the sand.

Music staff paper from the Avignon 6x6 pad by 7 Gypsies was sponged, using a cosmetic sponge, with Antique Linen Distress paint, which is translucent. This was done so that the letters and flowers would pop but the music paper could still be seen. The paper was heat set. "Aloha" was stamped onto the painted music paper with Tuxedo Black Memento ink using Bombshell's Tattoo Font. The hibiscuses (hibisci?), from Bombshell's Rise & Shine set were also stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. They were all diecut using a Nestabilities Circle Die, then colored with Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, and Mustard Seed Distress markers. The circles were edged with Frayed Burlap and Gathered Twigs Distress ink.

The brown dotted circle is from the Natural Necessities Double Dot 6x6 pad by Bo-Bunny. The turquoise/yellow dotted circle is from the Very Vintage Double Dot 6x6 pad by Bo-Bunny. Both circles were edged with matchingish Copic markers because I can't abide white edges. The card front is patterned paper from Graphic 45's Tropical Travelogue 8x8 pad.

Thanks for visiting today!

Copic markers used:
Skin: E11, E13, E15
Hair: B34, C3, C4, C6, C7, C8
Grass Skirt: YG03, YG05, YG17, YG63, YG67
Top: RV52, RV55
Lei: Y11, Y21, Y35, Y38, YR18
Guitar: E30, E31
Sky: C00, C0, custom "less than" B21
Sand: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:
Crazy Amigos Distress Challenge: I used Distress ink, paint, and markers


  1. What a great take on your sketch, Kathi! Love the image; you did a fab job of coloring her and the scene around her! Love the pretty papers you chose, and the cool sentiment! And it makes me long for the islands again! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  2. Oh, Wow. Stunning card.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  3. Great image and sweet card!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

    Mel xx