Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop!

Alison, our Challenge Captain, has decreed that August's theme is Cowboys and Indians! Bombshell Stamps has lots of fantastic images to go along with this theme in rubber and digi, so you should see some really great projects today!

I decided to double up on the challenges and used August's sketch, designed by moi! There's still time to take the sketch, use your Bombshell stamps, make it your own, and share it with us on Bombshell's blog or on Bombshell's forum for a chance to win a fabulous prize.

I'm the penultimate stop on the hop! You should have arrived here from my pal Kelli's blog, where I'm sure you saw something amazing!

Here's the sketch:

Here's my card:

I decided to make another hybrid card. The Cowgirl is from the Retro Cowgirls Rubber Stamp Set. The split-rail fences are from the Desert Background Digital Stamp Set.

My first step was to resize the split-rail fence using Photo Elements and place it on a blank canvas. I then flipped the fence horizontally and placed it on the canvas opposite the first fence to create an entry way. The fences were printed out onto Neenah cardstock using a laser printer. The Cowgirl, from the Retro Cowgirls Rubber Stamp Set, was stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. The scene was colored with Copic markers which I'll list below.

The colors were chosen to match the patterned papers from the French Country 6x6 and 8x8 pads by Graphic 45. I see that these are out of stock at the moment, but you can find tons of gorgeous 6x6 pads HERE! The sentiment is from the Western Gal set, which is available in both rubber and as a digital set. I used the rubber set to stamp the sentiment onto the patterned paper using Olympia Green VersaFine ink. I like to use VersaFine ink when stamping onto patterned paper or when stamping a design with fine lines!

Thanks for visiting today! Now hop along to visit Jenn's blog! I'm sure she has something fabulous to share with you!

In case you get lost, here's the full roster!
Bombshell Blog
Glittery Katie

Copic markers used:
E000, E00, E11, R20, BV00
Hair: Y23, Y26, YR31
Outfit: E4, E7, E19, E27
Fence: E21, E23, E25, E27
Grass: YG11, YG13, YG17
Dirt Path: E40, Ed41, E43
Clouds: C00, C0
Sky: Custom less than B21

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:
Color Me Creative Challenge #75: Anything Goes
Left of Center Challenge #13: Girly


  1. A great card Kathi - love the patterned papers! And of course sexy Bombshell Cowgirl!!! A great hop with lots of inspiration!

  2. Your copic scene is amazing! I love how you used the digital fence to create a gate and path!

  3. Amazing colored cow girl and wonderful composition.
    Thanks for your visiting mal blog with your lovely comment.
    Now I'm your follower:-)
    Big hugs Anja

  4. Oooh, a sexy cowgirl out getting a sunburn. 'Cuz you know that since she's a blonde, she won't tan. Ask how I know. Not about the sexy part. Just about the sunburn. Oh, never mind.

    Really love the way you did the fence. Your scene turned out so cool! And love your take on the sketch, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. Fabulous card! I love that background you created, it looks awesome with the cowgirl. Beautiful coloring too!

  6. Nicely done. This cowgirl will rock any rail she is near. ;)

  7. Fabulous card, the image is fun and coloured beautifully! The Designer papers match perfectly. Cheers, Shirleyx

  8. not sure if I commented in right spot on this didnt see it when I returned for hump day hop so just wanted to say that is an awesome project and that background paper is really pretty.

  9. freaking awesome!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

  10. booty-liscous.. thanks for joining in with us at LOC

  11. This is fabulous Kathi, I love Bombshell stamps, and you have coloured her beautifully (I wish I could colour lol)Brilliant! xx

  12. Fabulous card, love the colors and the sexy cowgirl. Thanks for joining us at Left of Center Challenges this week. :)