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Saturday 29 September 2012

Koi Tattoo Art Tag

Hello Everyone!

Rachael here with a really quick and easy project that packs a lot of punch! The finished project can be used as a gift tag on a present, an accent on a page or an addition on a greeting card. This project features the Koi Tattoo set and is not exactly a tutorial, but just a little project for inspiration. ;-) I hope you like it.

After stamping out and coloring my Koi, I started out using a plain craft tag, some no-name blue ink (to set off the orange Koi) and my brayer.

I rolled the brayer in the ink on all sides to make sure I had an even application and layed down the color. I did this twice until my tag was completely covered.

I cut out my Koi and placed it on the tag and stamped 'harmony". Next I used the small wave stamps from the set to create a textrued background. After gluing my koi fish down I slightly distressed the edges of the tag and added some green ribbon. You could add a little glitter to this, or perhaps some glossy accents for a wet look.

Voila! Easy and fast, with a big punch!

Hope you enjoy this little project and you're inspired to use your Koi Tattoo set! ;) Its one of my favorites!


Friday 28 September 2012

Faux antique/vintage with distress inks

Hey guys Kelli here with a quick little technique on using distress inks to make an image or project have that "antique/vintageness" look.  Now I know I made up a word but it's ok let's just go with it!!!  LOL 

There you have it a quick little tidbit of information.

Wednesday 26 September 2012

September Bombshell Blog Hop!!!

Let's hear it for the Girls!!!

Hello, it's Alison. Who's ready to find out the latest theme for the Bombshell Stamps Hump day Hop? Last month, it was all about the boys...well this month, in anticipation of October, the theme is "Let's Hear it for the Girls!" This theme is a little more specific then last month's though. I want you to create a card or project that could be sent to someone during October, which is (here in the States), Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So let's all Think Pink!

You can go with a pink card, Girl Power, use the infamous pink ribbon symbol, etc. But we want to worship those ladies that are fighting (or have fought) for their lives. We have a whopping 16 stops this month! I think that is just fantastic, especially considering the cause we made our projects for. Here is the full hop list.

Please be sure to show everyone some love! I will have the new hop theme on the forum on October 1st. Happy Hopping!

Please Play along and leave comments on everyone's blogs for a chance to win some Bombshell candy!!

Tuesday 25 September 2012

August Winners

Time to name the winners of August's challenges.  I am happy to announce the winner of the Random Draw was Crystal for this entry.  Not only did she create a beautiful layout t, she did a wonderful tutorial to go with it for stamping color onto black card stock.

Our Prize Patrol winner was Niccole with this inspired multimedia card using the Mi Amor stamp set

Congratulations to both of our August winners and Thank you for two very inspiring projects.

To claim your prize please contact me at    rohjr@sbcglobal.net

Monday 24 September 2012

Ahoy sailor!

For this card I used Bombshell stamps of the sets:
She is stamped with Versafine brown ink.
Colored with pencils and the background is sponged.
I stamped the rope on the outside and sponged the sides.
I've glued it on designpaper and added 4 brads.

Enjoy your day,
Crafty greetings of Stempelientje.

Saturday 22 September 2012

Purple and Green - Halloween

Howdy all you Bombshells out there in internet land. It is coming up on Halloween soon - a BOMBSHELL FAVORITE HOLIDAY. We are all a bit nutso about Halloween and Bombshell stamps has some wonderful Halloween type stamps for you.

Everything from Pirate ladies to Hula Girls, to Skulls, skeletons, etc. etc... Bombshell stamps are wonderful for those Halloween cards you want to make. I decided to use a few stamps for this card below.

I used Bombshell Angel for this card along with Halloween Costume Outfits. I love these outfits... especially this caped one. Gorgeous, and a lot of fun to color up (more on that later). The background print is not printed paper, but black paper with VersaMark stamped image from the Bombshell Patterns stamps, then embossed with purple and green embossing powder. I mounted these on sparkly green paper, and then on black card base.

I colored her up with all sorts of pretty puples and greens. For the purples I used a standard V12, 15, 17, 09. But for the greens I got a little more adventurous. That is YG13, 25, 67. I tend to color light to dark. So I start by coloring all the light colors in first, and layering on the dark and going back over it. For the Green on her dress I tried to make it a little more smooth, where the purple lining I wanted a little bit of texture, so I did a lot of streaking motions on this one. For some reaosn I picture the inside of this cape as royal purple velvet.

I think this is one VERY classy Vampire or  ready for a night on the town!

Thanks for joining me today for this, and I am pretty sure you will see a BUNCH more Halloween cards in the next few weeks.

Friday 21 September 2012

Create your own background - tutorial

Needed besides a nice Bombshell stamp ( I used stamps of the Speedshop set) to create this card:
-Photo paper
-Waterbased inkpad like Distress ink or Adirondack ink
( I used Distress ink Barn door red)
-Black and red cardstock
-Versafine Onyx black ink

Roll the brayer over the inkpad and roll it  out over the glossy side of the photo paper.
Repeat this several times and different directions.

Let it dry,it will look like this.
Get you focal stamp and stamp it with the same colour ink that you've used to brayer the background,stamp it several times on the background - don't be afraid to go 'off the paper'. 

Use the same image but now as focal point in the middle of the card and stamp it with the Versafine black ink.

|Stamp text at the bottom and mat the card on black cardstock,then glue that on a red card and your card is ready.

Enjoy your weekend!
Kind regards, Stempelientje.

Wednesday 19 September 2012

Ms September!!

The challenge is set by Lizzie who is Ms September
Hey there Bombshells! I hope you are all enjoying your month!! September is going to be awesome, I can just feel it!!!

Your challenge for this month, I want to see what you do using Paint Splatters!! Oh yea... get funky with it this month and splash some paint around! Use it as a mist, flick it off your brush or even roll around in some paint and dance all over your project! I don't really care how you do it... just HAVE FUN!!!

Here is an example using Sugar Skulls. I actually took the paint splatters to color in my images! Gives it a really fun look huh?

Kim (Ms. June) using Bombshell Angel and Speed Shop.

Now please, go over and have some fun with us Bombshell girlies!  We are super awesome.  I swear it!!!
And if you play along for this challenge, check out Lizzie's blog for a giveaway of this project plus some bits and bobs to complete your 31 days of October book!!

Remember to play along with us or comment for the chance to win Bombshell sugar!!

Tuesday 18 September 2012

Talk Like a Pirate Day!!

Arrrrrr me hearties! Third Mate Katie here to tell ye craft lubbers all 'bout the international celebration of the bestest folk thar be...yes PIRATES cos September 19th be Talk Like Pirate Day !!
As ye can prolly tell it's all about a thinkin', a doin' and most 'portantly a talkin' like a pirate!
We 'ere at Bombshell Stamps do be a LOVIN' our Pirates and all things Piratey!!!!
So 'ere be some projects that we've been a creatin', all inspired by 'Talk Like a Pirate Day'.
I 'ope ye be feelin' proper piratey now and you be joining us in some Pirate Craftin'!!

Here be some gorgeous Bombshell Stamp sets that Pirate folks be a lovin'!

Mermaid Treasure

Now 'ere be some of our craftin' wenches to show you how they be inspired to be EXTRA piratey on Talk Like a Pirate Day!!
Stempelientje used Pirate life and the skulls of Speedshop

Alaine made a Pirate's Dream using Pirate Life and Homeward Bound.

Yaaaaar me scallywags!
Rachael created this greeting card using the Homeward Bound and Ahoy Sailor sets


The Skull and Cross Bones from Classic Tattoo Set

Kelli used A Pirates Life

Alison used A Pirate's Life

Kim, Ms. June, used A Pirate's Life

Monday 17 September 2012

Think PINK!

Not many people think of pink with skulls.... but I did....
I used stamps of the lovely  Sugar Skulls set and colored the images with pencils.
I also stamped the larger sugar skulls as a background.
So it is possible to make feminine cards with skulls..:)

Enjoy your day,

Friday 14 September 2012

Flaming Tutorial!

A while back, I created this card that used stenciled flames as a background. Lots of people asked me how I did it, so here goes!

The supplies:

Bombshell Stamps: Let's Ride stamp
Flames 6x6 Stencil by the Crafter's Workshop
Ranger Distress Ink: Wild Honey, Spiced Mrmalade, Rusty Hinge, and Black soot
Removable tape, such as Ideology Tissue Tape
Blending Tool and foams or Sponge Daubers
Pale Yellow cardstock

Step One:
• Using removable tape, tape cardstock to the craft mat, just to keep it stationary.
• Tape the stencil to the craft mat with a long piece of tape. The stencil will stay in place with the tape acting as a hinge.

Step Two:
Sponge Rusty Hinge Distress Ink over stencil.

Step Three:
• Lift up the stencil, taking care to keep it taped down.
• Lift the tape, move the cardstock over, retape (to keep it stationary) then continue to sponge Rusty Hinge Distress Ink through the stencil. Repeat until you have sponged flames over the width of the cardstock.
• Note that the is a lot of white space between the flames!
• Note the typo in my photo! Bad me.

Step Four
• Sponge Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink over the stencil.
• Keeping the stencil taped to the craft sheet, move the cardstock, tape it down again, and continue to sponge ink until the cardstock has good coverage in both shades of Distress ink.

Step Five:
• Sponge Wild Honey Distress ink through the stencil.
• Keeping the stencil taped to the craft sheet, move the cardstock, tape it down again, and continue to sponge ink through the stencil until you're happy with the coverage.

The result:
• Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade, and Wild Honey Distress inks have been sponged through the stencil and stretch across the width of the cardstock.
• If there are any gaps or if you'd like more flames, go back and sponge them in the color you wish.

Step Six:
•Sponge Black Soot Distress Ink through the stencil.
• Sponge more heavily along either edge and towards the bottom.
• Use a lighter hand as you sponge along the width of the cardstock.

Step Seven:
• Stamp your image where desired. I used Onyx VersaFine ink, though Staz On might have given better coverage.

• I went back over the motorcycle using a black Prismacolor marker to darken the image.

Ta Da! The card, using September's sketch!

Thanks for visiting today!