Monday, April 30, 2012

It’s here it’s here!!! Can you believe it! Today is the day for the Toxic Teen release on SBS! First though we have the last four images for preview today!!!

First up we have Mac:

sorry about the blurry pic. I ran out of time to retake it!

Now we have Tommy:

Now here is the thing about Tommy, I let the teens pick out his colors and papers because they just happened to come into the creative dungeon while I was coloring this set up and said some things like teens do, joking of course, and I popped off and said I can make any colors work together!!!! Well they tested me with this one but I think I pulled it off!!! Maybe that’s just me though!

Now Ms. Betty added some very special characters to this set by honoring Ms. Alison’s kidlings Nix and Rhi! Isn’t that cool!

Here is Nix:

Here is Rhi:

Now head on over and see what the other dolls have made for you and remember to head on over and snatch up this awesome new set!!!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

BTBD SBS Preview!!!

Hello Lovelies!  I am excited to tell you that we Dolls have a brand new Simply B Stamps collection to share with you! This set is called the Toxic Teens, and you are really going to dig them! There are 7 new images in this collection, and today we are previewing 3. Tomorrow will be release day, and we will show you the last 4.
First up! Say hello to Ty. You may recognize him...we had him up for a short while as a freebie during Easter time. Have you gotten to color him up yet?
Now we have Charlotte and Stewie. I combined them onto one card but they are separate images!


Aren’t they just to cute!!!  I really love this release and remember to come back tomorrow so that you can see the other 4 images and also go over to the BTBD blog to see what the other dolls have made for you today!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bombshell Hump Day Hop!!!

Hello Lovelies, it is time for the Bombshell Hump Day hop and this month our Hump Day Hottie Alison has decreed that we pay homage to Bettie Page!  The ultimate Bombshell!  Here is what Ms. Alison had to say about the hop this month!

Greetings Bombshell Fans! I am so excited about April's blog hop. I know, I know...I say that for all of the hops...but this month, I think it's going to really be a killer hop!
On April 22, 1923, a star was born. A star that we all know. A star that, without her, Bombshell Stamps may not even exist (if I may be so presumptuous). Who is it? None other than Bettie Page. What better month to pay homage to the Pin-Up Queen herself than the month of her birth? So for this hop, I want you to give Ms. Page some love. Make a project, any type of project, using her as inspiration. There are thousands of images to view, lots of quotes she has said, and others have said about her. Want some inspiration right now?
This is Bettie Page's official site:

I would have loved to have been able to photograph her! 
Anyway here is my card that I made inspired by the top photo.
I love the Cherry Bomb set from Bombshell there is just something about the way she is sitting that I love!  I used the Smeared and Smudged card sketch for this month as my layout for this card.  I hope you enjoy and remember to hop and see what everyone else has made and leave everyone some love for your chance at some awesome prizes this month!

Bombshell Blog:
Mary G.:
Rachael (Etsy Ketsy):
Jodi (Elam):
Mary (Sparkly Engineer):

Thursday, April 19, 2012

“Metal” Image Transfer

Hello Lovelies.  Today I have for you a small tutorial on a new to me image transfer.  Transferring images is not new to any of us I am sure but transferring images onto metal is new to me!!!  I used Collage Sheet 1056D Winged Women and Metal Sheets found here, a little fluid matte medium, some water, and finger power and you have a cool image transfer that can be used on anything!!! You can find more great project ideas on Altered Pages Blog!
Now pick out your image(s) you want to transfer.  I chose the two winged women in the top right corner for mine. 
cover your image in your fluid matte medium.  A good coverage as you can see here.  When you spread it around on the foil it will seep out and that is ok!  Turn your image onto your foil and smooth it out!  Use whatever tool you want to but make sure it is completely smoothed out on the foil.
IMG_1994 - CopyHere’s the kicker… it has to dry and you have to be patient with it.  No heat guns here….sorry guys, I know I love my heat gun too but this one has to be sat aside until it is completely dry all by itself!!  I had to wait overnight!!!!
Once it’s dry spray it with water and begin to gently rub the backing off with your finger!  VERY GENTLY!
Keep doing this until you have the image the way you want it!  I personally went a little to far but that is ok as it will work with the shabbiness of the project it is for so I am happy with it! 
There you have it!  An image transferred onto metal!!!

I have not completed project for you today as this transfer is in a long line up for a major project I am working on in my spare time! 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Hello lovelies, it’s April’s Pin up challenge time!  This month our pin up was all about alter ego’s as she says being Ms. April is her alter ego!  So she has asked that we alter something, no biggie here she says it can be anything!!!  You should head over to the Bombshell Blog to see what the other DT have made for you!!!  I decided to alter my Bombshell for one of my art journal pages. 
I used 4 bombshell stamp sets on my page.  Butterfly Queen, Bombshell Angel, Alter Skulls, and Dead Necessities!  You can find them all here!

I hope you enjoy my page today and remember to go and see what everyone else has made for you and also play along with us for your chance to win fab-u-lo-tastic prizes!!!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Greetings! It's time for a new challenge with the Beyond the Burtonesque Dolls! Since it is the 3rd Thursday of the month, this is our altered challenge. So what do you have to do this time around? Well, our challenge is Pandora's Box. So please make a project with a box. You can make the box yourself, or use a store bought one that you can alter. But be sure to keep it creepy!
Here is some background information on Pandora and this special box...
Pandora was the first woman created. The Gods and Goddesses, honored her, by bestowing various gifts upon her. For example, Zeus gave her the gift of curiosity. Because of said curiosity, when she was given a box (or jar), although she was told not to open it, she did. And out of it escaped the evils of the world. She quickly closed the box, but it was too late. All had escaped except for one thing. Hope.
You do not have to base your project on the above story. But you can if you'd like!
I took a box I got from a dollar spot somewhere some Itkupilli images a little crafters spackle some paint and mod podge and you have a decorated box!!!  I was making it for my daughter for her birthday and it was going to hold a key chain that I was going to have my friend Alison make for her, but alas we haven’t sold the house yet so no car yet.  She’s ok with that for now!!! LOL 
Anyway here are some pictures of it! 
IMG_1974IMG_1975IMG_1976IMG_1971This is the artist spackle I added to the edges with my fingers and then painted with black, then periwinkle paint then dry brushed with black again!!!  There you have it!!!

You will have 2 weeks to complete this challenge. A winner will be chosen and will receive the fang-tatsic badge in our sidebar. If you need more inspiration please head over to the BTBD blog to see what everyone else has made and to play along!!!

I am entering this into the Smudgy Antics BINGO Challenge using skull, black and distressed....

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hello Gorgeous

 If your here for the Forever Night Blog Hop please go to the next post!!!

Hello lovelies today I have for you a wonderful surprise.  I was asked to make an itinerary for DICC challenge #29.  I am super excited about this!!!  I even made a sketch for this challenge!!!

My itinerary is:
1. Follow my sketch
2. No Flowers
3. Red and Black
4. Favorite Quote (from movie, song, book, just your favorite!)
5. Embossing (any type of embossing)
6. Distressing
7. Metal Hardware
8. Kraft
9. Gray
10. Rounded corners
Now as always the challenge is to use at least 3 of the 10 but I was able to use all 10 on one card!!!!  Oh yes I was! 
Ok here is my sketch:
DICC sketch
and here is my card using all 10 of the items on my list! 
Now head on over to DICC and play along with my itinerary!!!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Forever Night Blog Hop

Welcome to Forever Nights Wicked Blog Hop.
Glad you can join us on this Freaky Friday the 13th!
This weeks Challenge is full of super wicked fun for all of us here at Forever Night Challenges.
Our Wicked blog hop starts with creations from our Night Crew so just hop over to each of our Night Crew designers for some Wicked Inspiration, then come back here , submit a wicked creation of your own for a chance to win some great prizes from our sponsors!
Here is my project using an image from Smeared Ink created by Angela Brown!
All of our Night Crew members have designed projects using Smeared Ink digital stamps
Let's Get Ready to Hop!
Kelli(That’s me)
Thank you to our awesome Creepy Sponsors
$15 "digi shopping spree"
Winner will receive 4 digi stamps
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Giving Away a shopping gift certificate to their store.
Giving Away 2 digi's

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Bombshell Sketch Challenge

Hello Lovelies, who let me go all day and didn't let me know it was Wednesday?  I know I know, how do you forget it's wednesday, well my kids are on spring break and things just seem to run together!  Anyway, it's time to show the wonderful sketch Ms. Kathi made for the Bombshell sketch challenge! I love this sketch, I know I say that a lot about her sketches but I really really do love this one!!!

Isn't that awesome! 

Here is what I made using the Man's Ruin set from Bombshell stamps!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Rotten Eggs for a Wicked Easter!

Early Easter greetings! The Dolls  have a fun challenge for you today, that goes right along with this holiday. "Rotten Eggs for a Wicked Easter." We want you to create a dark Easter project. Fun right? And since this is the 1st Tuesday of the month, you can make anything. It does not have to be an altered item.
But before I  show you my example, I need to tell you who the winner is from our last challenge! Alison got the winner from Our winner is....#3....Susan S.!!! Congratulations!

Guess what!!  Those images are colored with my colored pencils!  Most of my projects for this week were.  I didn’t even use blending solution I just colored!!!  I didn’t realize how much I missed my colored pencils!  Does this mean I am giving up copics….ummmm….HELL NO!!!  BUT I will be using my pencils more often!!! 
I used Sweet Gothic Kids Easter images. Normally, these images are not available in digi form. But they are this week! So hurry on over to the SBS Shop to snag these cuties! After this week, they will no longer be available in digi form, only in rubber.
You will have 2 weeks for this challenge please make sure to use a direct link to your project not just to your blog. To link up please go to the BTBD blog!  We can't wait to see what you've made! We will be back with our next altered challenge on the 17th. Have a creep-tastic day!