Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Put me in the Movies…Bombshell style

Hello lovelies, you know it, it’s time for the Bombshell blog hop!  The ever lovely Ms. Alison has set forth for us this month an awesome challenge!  This is what Ms. Ali had to say…
This month, the theme is "Put Me in the Movies." Take a movie, and/or movie poster, and use it to inspire your Bombshell Stamps project! Any of your stamp sets will work! And, you can make anything you want!
To get the inspiration flowing...think about using a hot rod set for Cars 2, Sugar Skulls for a horror flick, ship for a Pirate's of the Caribbean movie, etc. And that's not even mentioning your Bombshell gals! 

Now doesn’t that just leave us open to do anything!!!  It quite honestly took me a while to find a movie I wanted to work with and then last week I found it…”Gentlemen Prefer Blonds” with Marilyn Monroe.  I have to admit I am not a big huge Marilyn fan but I found this poster of her one day while shopping with the kids and was sitting here staring at it trying to figure out what to do and DUH  look for Marilyn Monroe as she was nothing but a Bombshell!!!
Isn’t that a wicked sweet picture!!!

Anyway while looking through movie titles I saw this poster…
So I thought I would work with it!  Now I love the sparkly red they are wearing and it inspired this tag that I made.  I will use it for my cousin who’s wife is a brunette! 
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Now hop on over to see what everyone else has made!  Remember to leave a comment on every blog to be eligible to win a fabulous prize… More info on the Bombshell blog!!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Forever Night Challenge 6 and Bombshell Tutorial!!

Hello Lovelies!  That’s a long post title isn’t it!  Well it’s what it says!!!  Forever Night Challenge 6 is underway and it is awesome!  Our sponsor this week is Paper Shelter and we had some wonderful images to work with!  This week we would like for you to create a miniature work of art.
You can make any of the following or something never thought of.
  • Tag
  • Card
  • scrapbook page
  • altered item
  • atc card
  • moo card
  • inchies, twinchies, thrinchies, etc
  • mini card
  • bottle caps
  • paper clips
I am sure you get the idea!
I was given the Creepy Cutie Pals to work with and came up with a cute idea for Halloween party goodies!!!  Especially when the teacher wants to have a healthy Halloween party… These are water bottle drink mix holders….
Please head over to the Forever Night blog to see what everyone else has made and enter our challenge!

Now on to the Bombshell Tutorial!!!
Shading with color pencils over Copic Markers
This is a tutorial for those of us not lucky enough to own the 17 gazillion colors of copic markers out there!  This is how we get to color like we do though!!!
Supplies needed:
Stamp/image of choice
Copic marker(s)* (I used BV02, G05, and E43)
Colored pencils*(I used prisma color pencils: Violet, Parma violet, grass green, and dark brown)
Low odor mineral spirits**
Blending pencils
memento ink
small jar with air tight lid(to put your mineral spirits in for easier use)
To get started, pour some of your mineral spirits into the small jar and make sure the lid is on tightly, set aside.  Stamp image with memento ink.
Next color your image with your copics making sure to get an even coat on your image. (I have just done the purple here.)
Next use your colored pencils to put your shading where you want to, or where you think they should be, after all it’s your picture…
Now dip the tip of the blending pencil into your mineral spirits.  (Just the tip, you can always dip it back in if your blending pencil runs dry)
Start rubbing your dipped tip onto your colored pencil marks and watch your lines disappear!
wicked cool huh?! 
Now here is my finished image.
*you can use any color pencils you want.. I have used Crayola, rose art, any old color pencil you have!!  I don’t know about other brands of marker as I only have these…if you try it with another brand of marker and it works let me know!!!
**There is a product called Gamsol that you can use for this also.  I like the low odor mineral spirits because it’s cheaper and does the same thing.  Gamsol is $6 for a couple of ounces and you have to order it online.  The low odor mineral spirits I use is $6 for a quart and I can get it at my local hardware store!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Forever Night Challenge #5

Hello Lovelies, and welcome to my very first Forever Night challenge as a DT member!!!  WOOT
Forever Night is a relatively new challenge group but totally awesome!  This week we are having a:
Mystical Women Project
Create a project with mystical women in mind, can be witches, banshees, vampires, fairies anything mythical,or magical.

We also have a wonderful sponsor this week: Delicious Doodles there are some wicked sweet images over there so check them out!
Now head on over to the Forever Night challenge blog to see what the other DT members have created and get your challenge on!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

SISC73- Card(s) for Ryan

Hello Lovelies,
Today I have for you a card I made(with a little extra) for the SISC73 which is anything goes.  Head on over to StampInsanity to see what’s going on!!  Now you may be wondering what the card(s) for Ryan part is all about so let me tell you all about that!
My friend Meredith sent out an SOS for a friend who needs help.  You can find all the details about what she needs here and here!  Please go check this out and help if you can!
Ok on to my card… I used Roder for my card!  I love this little dude!! 
Now for the surprise, once my daughter found out about Ryan she wanted to make a card also… So we browsed through some challenge sites and found a sketch she wanted to use and this is what she came up with… She too used Roder…
Isn’t that awesome!!!
We both wanted to enter several challenges so that we could get the word out about Ryan and get him tons of cards (hopefully) so here are the list of challenges we entered…

Ok for my list of challenges there are:
Mojo Monday-Sketch
Sparkles Challenges - one for the boys.
One Stitch at a time-Anything goes
Make it Monday -anything goes 
paper playtime - anything goes.
totally stampalicious - 1 circle, 1 square, 1 rectangle
whoopsie Daisy - anything goes 
try it on tuesday - anything goes
cards for men - anything goes 

For my daughter (Jewel) list of Challenges:
sketch and stash - sketch + use something new/neglected Her new/neglected was the patterned paper we have had forever it seems and had never used before!!!
pollycraft – distressing 
Sparkles Challenges - one for the boys.
One Stitch at a time-Anything goes
Make it Monday -anything goes
paper playtime - anything goes.
whoopsie Daisy - anything goes
try it on tuesday - anything goes
cards for men - anything goes

So now please take a minute to go and see what the other Ward 2 Groovy Gurlz have created!!


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Stamp Insanity Blog Hop

Hello Lovelies, Welcome to my first SIS blog hop!!!  For this hop we had to use a sketch with a twist... There had to be flowers on it! 

Here is the sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch!

Sorry so short but you have to have time to see what everyone else has made!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

SISC71: Your Favorite challenge

This is a fantastic StampInsanity Challenge!!! You get to pick one of your favorite previous challenges, and make a new project with it! So I chose to use Challenge #62  All Boy!  I just don’t make enough boy cards so I decided I needed to do that!!  Lots of nephews that have birthday’s coming up! 
So what’s your favorite challenge?  Let me see and make sure you go off to visit the other Ward 2 gurlz!  Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

"Varying Visages of Vincent"

Hello Again everyone.... Today I am sharing with you a charm/pocket watch/jewelry peice that I made using a tutorial I got from Susan.  Now, I know mine is no where as good as her's and I know what I did wrong, but honestly I am working on it!!! 

Anyway the HDH challenge this week is:
Ok, macabre fans... this week marks HDH's 100th challenge! I can't believe it... who knew there were so many creeptastically cool people out there?! Thanks to everyone for tuning in and having fun with this little ol' blog :)

So, to celebrate this milestone, we're going to do a few things different this week >;) The general list of rules still apply (see sidebar), so be sure to follow them to be considered for the coveted Gruesome Twosome & Master of the Macabre titles!
Did you know that Vincent Price would've been 100 this year?!
Yes, so it is divine providence that this week's challenge is:
"Varying Visages of Vincent"
(translates to: the many faces of Vinny)
You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece
that is inspired by the TRUE Master of the Macabre, Vincent Price.
A movie, character, poem, narration, song or quote... anything that the great Vincent Price has touched can be used for inspiration. You can find more info here

So this is what I came up with...
Yes that is Vincent!!!

Here is a close up, see not as good but I think pretty damn ok for my first attempt...Just sayin!
Yep, he's a little 3-D also!

Haunted Design House Blog Candy Corn Giveaway.....

Well hello Lovelies, today I am posting about the blog candy-corn that HDH is giving away!!!  Wanna see...
Isn't that freakin awesome!!!  Here are a few detail about it...
There are rubber and clear stamps, a handful of cards created by The Masterful Mistress herself, chipboard shapes and letters, altered chipboard purse & album pages, skullies, ribbons, floss, embellishments, Distress Stickles, rub-ons... Even a cute stuffed jacko (he's my favorite)... and much much MORE!

So head on over to the HDH blog to see how you can win this candy!  Or not that way there is a better chance of me winning!!!  LOL  nonono JK go see... hurry!