30 January 2010

Quick Copics Tut...

...here's how I do them!

Bombshell mermaid image stamped with Black Memento ink as it doesn't smudge or run with Copics.
Skin colour- I start with an all over colouring of E00

Now imagining the light is coming from the right of the image (as you looks at it!) I place my shadows on the left and around any 'edges' say of clothing and hair etc.
So add E21in a thin band on the left of the image.

Now take E00 again and go over the colouring in small circles to blend the 2 colours together.

Take E02 and add colour in thinner bangs on the left of your image:

Finally for the skin I use my darkest shadow E11 in the smallest amount in the far left side of the image:

Here's a rough map of what I am doing:

Then once again I blend ALL over the skin with the E00 so the colours meld together!

I then use E21 for the darkest shadows which go FAR left:

 and then blend with small circular motions of E00 again:

I like to use a little R20 on the cheeks for blush and blend in again with E00 and I add a little eyeshadow something pale like BV02.

For a LONGER tutorial see my article on It's A Creative World!

28 January 2010


I made this using the shrine template from Bombshell Stamps and their Wooden Madonna stamps:

I used Webster's Pages papers
Copic Pens:
G21, G94, G85, YG63
B32, B95, B24
Wi, W3
E00, E21 and Y00
Y11, Y21, Y38, YR16
and Glitter (of course!)
I used Tim Holtz thingies for the handles!

27 January 2010

Here are some MORE Bombshells!!!

This is a Mexican alter that I bought from 3dJean ages ago.
I knew I wanted to use my Sugar Skull and Alter Skull Bombshell sets with it!

~First of all I used watered down PVA glue to stick strips of old book text to it:

~I then painted the shrine with Tim Holtz Distress Inks (I used an aquabrush to pick up the colour from the inkpad).
~I stamped the Sugar Skull, Words and the candle stamps with Staz-On onto some white Fimo.
~I cooked the Fimo as directed on the packet then used Lumiere paints on the Sugar Skull (for some glitter!) and colours from my Distress Inkpads on the Candle and Sign.

~I stamped the rose from Love & Luck onto red foil using Staz-On twice.
I cut out the WHOLE rose AND I cut the centre out of the other and mounted this onto top of the whole rose using silicon glue (for depth)
I stamped the leaves out on Green foil and cut them out and then mounted the rose and leaves onto the shrine.

I added a couple of little paper roses and the shrine was done!
Hope you enjoy!!

26 January 2010

January's Bombshell Blog Hop!!!

It's time for the Bombshells to GET HOPPING again!!!


We all have our own home remedies...a pinch of this, with a dash of that and gargle. *giggle Well, it's time to put your thinkin' caps on, and ALTER an item you have laying around. That's right...don't be content with that over the counter crafting stuff...take something you have and give it a little bit of TLC; a pinch of this glitter and a splash of that alcohol ink. (Hopefully you won't have to gargle....*wink) Let your imaginations run wild as you use your Bombshells to breathe new life into an otherwise boring item.

Now Here's a 7Gypsies bottle I have owned FOREVER (LOVE 7g's goodies!) so rather than it gathering dust on my shelf I dug it out and BOMBSHELLED it!!!

I used Sugar Skull Bombshells and my Copics: E31, E33, E35, E15 and Walnut Distress Ink

LOOK at he goodies you could win!!!

So remember to be in the draw for a chance to win these goodies leave comments on the Bombshell girls blogs (the more comments the more entries you get!)

OR you could play along with our January Sketch Competition. See Details HERE!

Now go HOP!!!!!











Miss Magoo


23 January 2010

Award- thank you!!!

Thanks to Lyzzy for giving me a blog award-*curtsies*
AND thank you Soo glad you too love glittery Berlingos!!

Here are the rules
1. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
2. List who gave the award to you and use a link to her blog (or hyperlink).
3. List 10 things that make you happy.
4. Pass the award on to other bloggers and visit their blog to let them know!
5. I am not such a stickler for rules if you are like me: do as you please with it!!!

OK I'd like to give this award to Nicole Maki our own PerkyNihilist as I LOVE her work and she's one brave lady!
To another Bombshell Kas- she's always full of excellent inspiration!
To FrenchieJo as I love her cards!
Debbie for being a crafting stick of dynamite!

OK 10 things that make me happy!
1. Bright blue sky and sun a' shining on a frosty day!
2. Anything covered in glitter!
3. Ben & Jerry's Cookie Dough Ice cream!
4. Stripy Socks!
5. Snuggling!
6. Making something crafty!
7. Driving!
8. Walking round the park with the Beagles and hearing the birds singing.
9. Watching those first green buds appear on the trees cos spring is coming.
10. Long summer evenings in the garden.

17 January 2010


If you remember THIS POST
I was pootling along with the patchworky part of my quilt!
If you are interested you can read my Adventures in Quilting over on IACW (part 2 later this week!)
But I've had a blast making my quilt and I even HAND quilted in the ditch (don't look too closely at the stitching though!!) *grins*

I decided to take a few piccies of it yesterday....which proved to be quite a CARRY ON!!!

First of all Rowdy made himself at home....

Then Little Miss Acorn and Miss Willow (Senior House Beagle) got in on the act!!!

SUCCESS....well NEARLY- a picture with ALMOST no daughter and no dogs!!!!

THEN Miss Willow took to guarding the quilt whist Rowdy skulked all furtive- like in the background

.....and sure enough Rowdy hopped back on and they started using it as a beagle wrestling mat!!!

12 January 2010

Wednesday Bombshell Blog Hop!!

Here's My Bombshell Valentine *grins*

I used 'Til Death' Bombshell Stamps and the roses from 'Love and Luck'

The creation can be a card, layout or altered item, but must:
1. use a Bombshell Stamp somewhere
2. project must exemplify either a Valentine or Anti-Valentine theme
3. post a photo of your creation in THIS THREAD!

Lookee gorgeous stash to win!!!!

7 January 2010


Snow is still here and looks set to stay! We love it!

6 January 2010

New Year, New Month, New Bombshell!!

It's JANUARY and that means that it's time for a new Miss Bombshell it's LYSS!!!!!

The creation can be a card, layout or altered item, but must:
1. use a Bombshell Stamp somewhere
2. project must exemplify either a Valentine or Anti-Valentine theme
3. post a photo of your creation in THIS THREAD!

Also Kathi has done another fabulous sketch for us :
This sketch will be a great way to show off your "inchies" (1" square pieces of art) and use some of the fabulous Bombshell icons too.

Feel free to change it any way you want. The only definite rule is to have fun with it and give it some Bombshell flair!

Can't wait to see your take on the sketch! Post your submission in this thread for your chance to win the fabulous prize package shown below! Be sure to share your creations with us in this thread and in the Bombshell Gallery too!

Go play!!!!

Bit of snow!!!!

and excited beagles!!!