Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Bombshell's Ms. November's Challenge!

Kas Mello, Bombshell's Ms. November, has issued her challenge, "Rough Chicks, Bikes, and Leather". Not all girls are into pink and bows, some are covered in grease and have helmet hair. Motorcycles are always a good girly accessory and what biker chick doesn't love leather?

I used Bombshell Stamps' A Pirate's Life set, Biker Bombshell Digital stamp set, and the Vintage Motorcycle set to create this card.

I decided that I wanted the entire scene to be in greyscale, except for one pop of color. The Pirate Pin-Up girl was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and just her head was colored using Copic markers, fussy cut, and put aside. I chose the outfit with the scarf from the
Biker Bombshell Digital stamp set and used Photo Elements to copy and paste two outfits which were printed onto Neenah cardstock using my laser printer.  The outfits were colored with Copic markers and then fussy cut. A Krylon Silver Leafing pen was used to add silver to the jacket's zippers and buttons. The jacket and the boots were painted with Fresco Finish Gloss Glaze (Paper Artsy), so that they would look like shiny leather.  The boots were layered over their counterparts and the rest of the Pirate-Pin-up-turned-Biker Babe was assembled. She was put aside while I worked on the scene.

The left-facing motorcycle from the Vintage Motorcycle set was stamped and colored with Copic markers. A VersaMark marker was used to color over the motorcycle, which was then heat embossed with Clear Filigree embossing powder. The same motorcycle was stamped again to the left and overlapping the first motorcycle. The embossing acted like a resist. The excess ink was wiped off using a cotton swab and this motorcycle was colored with Copic markers. I repeated the VersaMark/embossing powder process, and then stamped the motorcycle a third time, colored it with Copics, then the VersaMark marker, then heat embossed the image. I should note that I know squat all about motorcycles so the coloration of the motorcycles, especially the aqua one, is probably completely wrong. Such is life.

Pumice Stone Distress ink was sponged over the motorcycles. I pulled out my trusty Bricks stencil by The Crafter's Workshop and sponged Pumice Stone Distress ink over the stencil rather heavily to create a brick wall behind the motorcycles. I messed up with the embossing powder a bit at the base of the card, but Black Soot Distress paint came to the rescue. Gosh. I love paint!

Black cardstock was die cut with a Nestabilities die and then used to frame the motorcycle scene. This framed piece was adhered to a 5" x 7" card and the Bombshell Biker Babe was adhered as shown.

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Wow, just love the bit of color on this card! It makes everything pop! Really love the babe with the 'cycles, too! And your brick wall is so cool! Great techniques as usual, Kathi! :^)
    Hugs, Penny
    Hey, you changed your font, didn't you?

  2. Awesome card! The shades of black and white with the touch of color are perfect for this piece. It makes it look even more dimensional.

  3. Just love this one!!! Obviously being a bike fan, I'm going to like it but the splash of colour with the monchrome is just fabulous :) Awesome work!