Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Two-Fer Tuesday Blog Hop!

Today the Bombshell Girls and Pin-ups join forces with Altered Pages Artsociates to hold a huge blog hop that showcases Bombshell Stamps together with digital backgrounds from Altered Pages!

Here's a little blurb about Altered Pages.
At Altered Pages we Hope to Alter YOUR Creativity ~ so join us in the adventure!  We pride ourselves on providing the BEST customer service possible!   Find Collages, inks, papers, art tools, doo-dads, paints, Gelatos, embellishments. and so much more at ALTEREDPAGES.COM. Our Design Team will take you to new levels of inspiration with projects and Kits available for purchase.   Join our newsletter for specials and deals!  Follow our Blog to win prizes and join challenges!
Our rules are simple, simply hop and stop by each participant's blog, become a follower, and leave them some love by way of a comment.

There will be two randomly drawn winners from those who follow the above rules and join the fun.

Prize One
A sponge brush, silly sticks, a tube of acrylic paint, and a stencil from Altered Pages PLUS  Bombshell's Hula Girl stamp set.

Prize Two
A Niji Pearlescent Watercolor Set and Gold Leafing and Tape from Altered Pages PLUS Bombshell's Wild Horses stamp set.

Winners will be announced Tuesday September 3.

You should have come here from Stephanie Siatta's blog.

My card features Bombshell's Speed Shop set (rubber), which is one of the sets in the Hot Rod Collection. I paired it with Altered Pages' Collaged Backgrounds III set, which has four different maps! I love old maps, so this was the perfect choice!

Go grab a cuppa or a cocktail and set for a spell whilst I bore you spitless with my so-called creative process.

My first step was to select and resize the map of Russia from Altered Pages' Collaged Backgrounds III set, using PhotoElements. I printed it out once in color and twice in greyscale using an inkjet printer. I cut one of the black and white versions into strips, then adhered them in position atop the color version. I grabbed the second black and white copy and die cut a circle using a Nestabilities die. Keeping the map in the die, I airbrushed E40, E41, and E43 over the metal die. With the airbrushed map circle still in the die, I temporarily adhered it to the spliced-together map, and airbrushed used Y11, Y13, and Y18 Copic markers over the Tornado stencil by Andy Skinner for Tando Creative. I pulled up the circle, and set everything aside for a bit.

I hadn't stamped the Roadster from the Speed Shop set because I hadn't used it in awhile and it was feeling lonely. Um no. I used it because I felt like using something a bit edgier with the antique map. Anyway, I stamped the Roadster using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, colored it with a variety of Copic markers, then "fussy-cut" it, and set it aside.

I grabbed the spliced together map and edged it with Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, and Black Soot Distress inks.  A Pinked Circle Nestabilities die was used to die-cut black sparkly vellum, which was used to mat the airbrushed map circle. The circle was layered in position atop the spliced map piece and Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, and Fired Brick Distress inks were sponged over the Arrows and Hearts stencil by The Crafter's Workshop. The Roadster was adhered over the circle, so it would appear to be driving along the chevron-ish arrows.

A Cloud Speech Bubble punch was used to punch cloudy clear glassine envelope (saved from buying stamps at the Post Office). It wasn't opaque enough, so I punched a second one and adhered them to each other, then adhered it under the Roadster's exhaust pipe. Three phrases from Ideology Remnants Rub-ons were added to the speech bubble.

Jet Black StazOn ink was used to stamp the compass from Bombshell's Homeward Bound set onto glassine. It was die-cut with a Nestabilities die, crumpled, and then heat set. Copic markers were used to add some dots along the perimeter of the circle (Is that the right term? I got a D in Geometry!) and to add a yellow center.  This piece was adhered to the top left of the card. Tire Mark Washi Tape was used to add a bit more visual interest and to balance the card.

Now that you've gotten through all the above, your next stop on the hop is Gia Lau's Blog!

Thanks for visiting today!

Here's the blog hop order in case you got lost!

Kathi Rerek
Gia Lau
Altered Pages Blog

I shall enter this card in the following challenge:


  1. Wow this is really effective!! Just love the background for the hot rod - looks really great Kathi! A great blog hop!!!

  2. The combination of the Altered Pages background and the Bombshell digi roadster are GREAT!!!

  3. This card is unique and has such a great design- love learning so many new things from these hops.

  4. That's wonderful Kathi!! Love it!

  5. I love this! You are an amazing artist!!

  6. I liked it like crazy and I was not bored spitless!!!!! THANKS Kathi

  7. totally groovy and I love it!

    what a nice change of pace!

    enjoyed my visit very much

  8. What a fabulous cardfor any male and I love your use of the map background and those tyre tracks. That's what I love about these hops as I get to see so many wonderful products such as those AP Collage Sheets I didn't even know existed. Thanks so much for hopping with us all at AP Today. xx

  9. Love the car and the map combo, perfect pairing! And you know your multiple techniques always impress/boggle my mind!

  10. Fabulous card Kathi! Your background sounds and looks, like it was very time consuming but it is gorgeous! I love the chevron-ish arrows, washi tape, and your choice of an edgier Bombshell Stamp with the Altered Pages Collage Sheet.

  11. AMAZING card! Love how you built this background! Works perfectly!

  12. Wow, Kath, so much work went into this card! And it looks amazing! Really, really cool! I am so glad you used your lonely car stamp on this card. So is he. ;^)
    Hugs, Penny

  13. that paper is very pretty. love this

  14. very pretty. love that map background. awesome piece

  15. I love your card Kathi, brilliant design and colours xx