Monday, April 14, 2014


Hi Guys - It is Muse Monday at Bombshell stamps and I have a quick and easy project here.  I have made a red and black bookmark that is perfect for the Vampire books that I don't have already on my kindle.

I used two of the images from the Man's Ruin set that is the focus of the Muse Monday this month. It was easy and simple to do. The Skull is E40, 41, the Rose is E32, 35, 37, 39 and the greens are YG61, 63,67.  Once I was done, I colored the background black. Then I cut out the image mounted it on red. The Heartbreaker sentiment was stamped in Versafine and then clear embossed. 

Thanks for joining me today. I hope that you all come back and see what I have for you later this week. I have a few projects to share. :-)


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Happy Birthday to my MOM.... last Weds.

It was my mom's birthday on Wednesday. Since we grew up for the most part in the desert southwest of the US (hello El Paso, hello Tucson)... I thought that this was the perfect image for her card.  I am going to say it was HARD to figure our the colors, but I am really excited about how the flames came out. This is FIRE

I colored them opposite of how I usually do. I used E07 on the very edges of the flames first.  Then YR14 a little farther in, and then Y21 a little farther in and then used Y11 to blend. Once I was done I added a bit of the E81 to them to make them blend in a little better with the hair.  I tried to start her hair one color on one side as roots and mesquite wood, and work over to the flames on the other side.

Her skin is E51, 53, 55. The sky was B32, and I colored it in little circles everywhere. I think I like how it turned out kind of a bit mottled.

I am really digging these Elements stamps. They are SOOoooooooo much fun to color, and turn out so beautiful in the end.

I hope you all are enjoying your weekend. Thanks for stopping by!!!


Monday, April 7, 2014


SCACD is releasing four rubber stamps which are collectively called The Elements Collection. The inspiration for them is by all that is going on in nature at the moment. Thoughts of water, wind, fire and earth so powerful in nature captured in these women thru collaboration with SCACD Artist Carmen Medlin.

The fab SCACD Design Team along with amazing Guests Designers has created an inspiring hop showcasing the new SCACD rubber stamps. If you missed part of the hop list then check out all the details at the StoreBlog today!

You should have arrived from Susan's blog. Wasn't her project great??!!!  If you did not arrive from there, then you should head to the Store Blog (link above).

Ok... so here is my project using WATER:

This image was so much fun to color and I took my time. I decided that she needed green and blue hair, and chose the colors for that. Everything else came after that.  Once I was done, I found a piece of Blue Cardstock that matched perfectly. I was shocked. Usually I spend a TON of time finding a match. I cut out the inside and placed the image behind it. I then ringed it with the pearls and added the ribbon and more pearls on the bottom edge. There were some pearls also added into her hair. 

The thing I did differently on here was to use a lot of white for highlighting. It is a bit easier to see in the below close up.

You can see a lot of white in the hair, and on the dolphin. I also added some in the eyelid makeup and cheek makeup. 

Colors Used:
Skin - YR0000,000,00, E11
Hair - B12, 14, 16, 18, YG11
Bubbles - BG0000,000,01
Dolphin - B60, 63
Fish - Y11, 15, 19
Seashells - R00,12, 14

Now available in the USA are the SCACD April 7th rubber stamp release HERE. SCACD Digital images for USA and International can always be found HERE.
For locating SCACD rubber stamps, including the New Release, our International Friends please check out Quixotic Paperie HERE!!! 

Now onto the absolutely FANTABULOUS CHERYL who is one of our guest designer's this month.  I KNOW you will love it. 

Hope to see you back again soon!!!!


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Home is Where the Heart Is

It has been a heck of a week. My daughter competed with her high school at the Winter Guard International Championships - which required a lot of driving over the past three days. WHEW... They did wonderful and got their best score of the season. And we saw some phenomenal guards. Just amazing.  Seriously not sure how the heck they are able to do some of the stuff that they did.

But last night driving home was NUTS... I needed armor. The wind was CRAZY, and pushed us all over the road. And when we got out for gas it was COLD. WHERE THE HECK is spring? Seriously. Where???? Which made me LONG for sunshine. And the beach and ... well not snails... but he seemed so beachy and warm. This is Home is Where the Heart Is from SCACD Digital.

I used R20, 21, 22 for the coral tones, and YR30, 31 for the yellows. The blue greens are BG70, 72. Then I decided to do the sand and sky. But getting in between was difficult, and I had printed it and cut the original image out in a Strange shape. So I fussy cut it out... which cuts some of the details off.

But... I wanted those details. So I printed it another time same size. . . and I colored the background just in a straight strokes over the sky (B0000, 000) and the sand (E30, 31, 33). I went over the image as well. Then I glued the fussy cut image (after inking it with black ink on the edges) over the second image. So it is very slightly raised.

The main image with background was cut out with a Nestie. I then went through and found some pretty DP and added it as the background and details. Added the sentiment colored in the same tones as the main image.. But it wasn't done... it needed glitter and some dark outlining around the image to make it pop. WHOOP.

Now for some relaxation - Watching movies and basketball and coloring some new images while doing it. I LOVE multi-tasking.

I am entering this into the following challenge::

Sketch Saturday

Hope to see you back again soon,


Monday, March 31, 2014

Butterfly Toss

Hi there all. I hope you all had a very colorful weekend. We sure did. It is ALMOST Springlike!!!! ALMOST. We had to go over the mountains this morning... and it was all snowy... and then nice and sprinklike here when we got home. YAY.  Put me in the mood for some happy springlike coloring.

Lucky for me - this Alien Butterfly - one of the new digital images in the SCACD store fit the bill PERFECTLY.  Colored her with a bit of Copic markers and then blinged her up some more.  I added little sparkly jewels all over the butterfly in strategic places and then in other areas of the card.  I also LOVE the sentiment that goes with it. It is perfect.

I think I like to color butterflies so much as we don't have enough of them here. Whenever we go somewhere that has a butterfly garden I adore going in and hoping that one of the pretty blue ones lands on me. :-) And this is so incredible different and detailed, it made it a lot of fun to go a bit spring crazy with her.

Copic Colors Used:

YG11, 13, 17
BG000, 10, 11, 13
RV000, 00

I hope all of you have an Anti-Everyday Week!!!!
Until Next time!


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Washi Hoppy

It is Wednesday - the last one of the month - and that means it is time to Hop with the Bombshell babes. You should have arrived from Kim's blog

The theme this month is Washi tape. 

I wanted to do this as a sepia toned project. With just a touch of the rose and bluegreen from the washi tape. So I used RV0000 and RV00 for the pink blush and the B000,00 for the blue. Other than that all colros on here are E4x series Copics. I don't have much in the way of Washi, but I just kind of cut them diagonally and added them as the background. Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Monika - can't wait to see what she has done.

Bombshell Blog:


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Love Lift Us Up

Hi all.... I have actually been able to be a little crafty this weekend - thank goodness... I needed some crafty sanity!

I  had a blast with the "blast off" of Planet Transport from SCACD Digital.

I went all FUNKY Colored with this. But my favorite part of the coloring was, surprisingly, the background.  The light background I colored with B000 in a circular motion, making it a little wild and wonky. Then I used the blender pen to place polka dots everywhere. I mimiced this with the dark blue - but in this one I airbrushed with B06 and then did the same blender pen polka dot technique. 

For the image I went all whimsical colored. The octopus is bright green - colored with YG11, 13, 17 and the purple is V12, 15, 17. The Airlift Batopus (or is it a Batsquid) was colored with V20, 22, 25, 28 and BG23 and 18 for the teal colors. 

The Silver and gold of the steampunk elements are C2, 3, 5 for the silver, and Y11, 23, 26 for the gold with crystal stardust gelpen over it. Once done I added some silver cord and some steampunk gear elements. 

I am going a little nutso here and entering several challenges. WOO HOO. 
Ok... Now back to watching movies and coloring - thankfully my headache is mostly gone.