29 February 2012

February Hump Day Hop: Leap into Action!

It's time to HOP again Bombshells and Alison our Blog Hop Captain has a once in a Leap Year project for us:
It's February! And, it's a leap year! What's more, is our Hump Day Hop happens to fall on February 29th, so of course I just had to challenge us to do something with the word "leap" in it! So what's the challenge? "Leap into Action!" What's it mean? I want you to make your Bombshells heroes. Now think about it...think about all of the different types of heroes there are. Firemen, policemen, super heroes, and advocates. Let me break down some fun ideas for you. 

-Use the "To the Rescue Bombshell" digis which feature firefighter, police woman and nurse costumes. All of these would work!
-Use Retro Cowgirl for some bull-slingin' action! Have your cowgirl save the day!
-Dress up any of your Bombshells like superheroes! Throw a cape and mask on 'em and help them beat the bad guys!
-Use your Bombshells as advocates for a group. For example, dress your Bombshell up in pink and make a breast cancer awareness card
-You can even go completely opposite of the challenge, and use "Rise & Shine." Make up a funny quote about not leaping or going anywhere.

Here's my project:

Introducing REVENGE SQUAD!!!!
A Band of sexy, ass-kicking Bombshells who help you wreak havoc on those how are crazy enough to break your heart!!
Here are their adventures in their first comic book!
Front Cover:
Front Cover
Pages 2 & 3

Page 2
Page 3
Pages 4 & 5

Page 4
Last Page

Various Patterned Papers
Spellbinders Labels 17 & 18 and Shapeabilities Banners
Copic Ciao Pens

Retro Cowgirls
Butterfly Queen
Bombshell Angel
Vintage Raceway
To The Rescue Bombshell
Knock-Out Punch
Classic Tattoo Font

Here's Your Path to Bombshell Hoppiness:

Bombshell Blog
Sparkly Engineer
Glittery Katie **You're HERE**

So now you've seen what the DT have come up with it's your turn!!!
Play along with us and you'll have the chance to win Bombshell goodies!
Pop over to the Bombshell Forum Blog Hop thread HERE and show us YOUR project!

I hope you enjoy your EXTRA day we won't have another until 2016!!
Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie xxx

15 February 2012

Bombshell's February's Challenge!

This month we have a little change to the schedule.
Sadly Freddie couldn't join us this month so the you're stuck with me GlitteryKatie !
It's been really fun stepping in to set our February Challenge and as it's February, the month of St. Valentine and as we all love Bombshells I figured lets have a Bombshell LURVE theme!

"What goes through your mind when you think of love, maybe cherubs, chocolates music and whispering sweet nothings to your honey bun or perhaps something a little darker....broken hearts, tears and thoughts of sweet, sweet revenge

So here's my Valentine challenge to you this month, I want to see what's in your hearts the
good AND the bad.
If you like sweet nothings- great but lets see a little bit of your dark side too!!!
If you like the dark side of love then sweeten it a little !
So go where your imagination takes you and lets see the YING and YANG of lurve!"

So here's my project:

here's the back...

This was one of those projects that evolved as it went along!
In my mind it was going to be 2 separate cards- one sweet and one dark!
I'm into stamping on lined paper at the moment - it's my thing I'm working with!

I stamped 'til death first and cut it out with Nestabilities Label 22, coloured it in and restamped the lower banner so I could pop it off the image with some foam squares.
I inked around the edges of the coloured image with Walnut Distress Ink and then added the image to Tim Holtz's Alterations Cabinet Card which I cut in thin card covered with 7gypsies paper:
I added the small heart from the Cupid Movers and Shapers dies, and covered it in red glitter.

I cut 2 more of the Cabinet Cards but places the Mini Cupid Mover and Shaper die in the centre.
I then covered the back of each cabinet card with text paper.
On the front of the cabinet panels I painted them with gold acrylic paint and some texture paste.
I aged the panels with some black and brown inks and covered the edges with Tissue Tape.
I then filled in the Cupid cut outs with Fired Brick Distress Stickles . I speeded up the drying time with my heat gun (mind your fingers!)

As you can see from above I used some grunge paper hinges to attach the three panels together with decorative brads and glue. I coloured the hinges by rubbing in some gold wax.
Where the brads poked through to the front of panels I covered them with a pieces of 7gypsies paper cut with the Cabinet Card die.

For the side panels I used the smaller Nestabilities Label 22 die and cut a piece of lined paper.
I left the Nestabilities die on the paper like a frame whilst I stamped the 'Butterfly Queen' and the skull and rose from 'Man's Ruin'  I then embossed the Label 22 to create the edging which I inked with distress Ink.

I cut the cupid with the Tim Holtz die and glittered him with Silver Glass glitter for a vintage look.
I added the Red glittered heart- pierced with a Memo Pin hung with a Muse Token .
I stamped a blank banner from the Banner Sayings stamp set and over stamped it with the word 'Heartbreaker' from the Man's Ruin stamp set.

The final panel was similar to the left one

..the little wings on the heart are from the Dead Necessities set and the banner from the Man's Ruin set.
So that's my project- it turned out to be more construction than I'd originally planned but I do like a Triptych!

See the awesome projects by the other girls over on the Bombshell Blog and don't forget to share your project with us for the chance to win Bombshell goodies!!

I hope you had a great St. Valentine's day!
Happy Crafting!!
Love GlitteryKatie xxXxx

13 February 2012

MORE Crochet!!!

Here's an update of crochet projects I have completed in the last week....

...flowers for my friend's gloves in an acrylic yarn (top) and in a cotton yarn (bottom right) these little flowers crocheted up beautifully in both yarns and were from a pattern I found HERE.

I completed my largest project to date a stash bag designed by the talented Lucy at Attic24 I just wish I had her way with colour but despite my self criticism I'm really pleased with the bag and my yarns sit in there lovely and snug!!

I have to say I am in LOVE with the Double Crochet stitch (that's US stylee!) it just FLOWS along wonderfully from the 'ook!!

Right off to my bed now!!!

Happy crafting!
love GlitteryKatie xxxxX