Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Bombshell Hop-- Metallica-rt!

Happy Birthday to meeeee.... LOL!

Welcome to my stop on the Bombshell Hop for March! The theme this month was metal, to be interpreted however you want! I chose to actually use metal on my Blog Hop project.

This is one of those inexpensive mirrors from IKEA. This one, lucky for me, was already varnished in red. I snagged that and took it home knowing it would be perfect!!

I sanded some of the varnish away and inked the bare wood with Vivid dye inks, some in yellow and some in blue.

Now for the metal part! I bought a roll of pewter art metal from Hobbycraft and I used a Bombshell stamp of a flame as a pattern for embossing. I stamped the flame on the reverse of the metal in StazOn and went over the outline of the design. Then I flipped it over and went around the outlining again. I just used a wooden tool that looks like a pencil. I used alcohol ink to give it some colour, stamped more flames from the same Bombshell set around the mirror edge and the pewter flames to give it some depth, stamped Hot Stuff with the Tattoo Font and bingo bango, done!

I originally sealed it with varnish but it didn't look right so I went over the varnish with acrylic gel medium and now the finish is matte and even. I'm happy with it.

Here's a detail photo of the bottom where the flames are, so you can have a closer look.

When you're finished, please leave a comment and follow the links below to visit the other Bombshells and see what they've come up with this month!

Now, how do you win this great prize package below....

Well you can win it by having fun Hopping along.
Here is the list of other participants on today's Blog Hop.
Remember every comment gives you another chance at winning the March Prize Package.
Don't forget you can also enter the Sketch Challenge and the Monthly Challenge for
EVEN MORE chances to win!
Crafty Saffy

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Bombshell Sketch Challenge

I can't believe I forgot to blog this... it's my take on the Bombshell sketch of the month. Here it is!

The four panels are Core'Dinations whitewash cardstock, textured with Cuttlebug folders and sanded. I inked the outer edges with a VersaMagic chalk pad.

I used the same chalk pad to stamp the flaming heart image. I coloured it in but I can't remember what with now, it's been so long! I crumpled the motif panel and inked it with the same chalk pad again and flattened it again to stick it on the card. The sentiment is my own writing.

Tomorrow's the Bombshell Blog Hop, so expect to hear from me.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Bombshell "Booty-Log" challenge.

Hullo, long time no post. I am doing things, honestly!! Here are two of those things:

Two teeny weeny notebooks from my son's birthday party goodie bags. They are smaller than ATCs and they're great for doing up quickly. The front covers are simply covered with envelopes made of Stampin' Up white paper/card (lovely stuff) with holes punched in the right places so that they will go beyond the coil. After they were attached, I stamped and coloured them. StazOn and brush markers. Simple as that. The lighting's a bit weird- it's natural daylight, don't know what happened there. It's really blue isn't it? But then, I did colour them in blue and they are resting on a pair of jeans so... I guess it should be blue. :)

I've made something else too but it's for the blog hop on the 31st of March. Come back then and have a look!!