25 July 2012

Bombshell JULY Blog Hop!!

 Here's Alison with her challenge for us all this month:

The July hop theme is called "Iconic." So you will need to break out those fabulous, teeny weeny stamps that come with all of your sets and use them as your focus. You'll be able to use 1 large image too, but let's keep it as 1 (feel free to use none!). The focus is on all of the little icons

 Inspired by Susie's Jewellery challenge earlier in the month I decided to keep with that theme for Alison's Iconic challenge as I liked the idea of creating a little biddy frame for these iddy biddy stamp images!
I had some easy squish bottle caps from a friend and put them through my Cuttlebug to create the bezel for these brooches. I had tried a normal beer cap but it was considerably stronger than these ones and for while was embedded in my A plate: so if you can get the softer tops I'd recommend them!!
I made a template so I knew what size circle fitted in the bottle cap: I then stamped inside this area firstly with the Retro stamps in red ink from the Bombshell Angel stamp set  followed by the cherries from the Love and Luck set. The cherries I used Distress Markers to colour onto the rubber so I had red cherries and green leaves, Tim Holtz demos this technique on his blog if you want to see a video of it! I matted the card circle onto some brown cardstock to form a little outer frame and added some Distress ink in brown around the edges. Once the completed piece was stuck onto the bottle cap I poured some Crackle Glaze onto the surface and left it on a level surface (out of reach of my pokey fingers) to dry and viola it was complete!

For the second brooch I stamped the image using the 'K' for Katie from the Classic Tattoo Font in red ink and used the teeny star icon from the Anchor Mermaid set- it's so small it's just wonderful all round the edges. I used Distress ink round the edges of the cardstock circle and stuck it onto the bottlecap. I added a little red Distress Stickles round the edges and poured some clear crackle glaze all over the bottle cap as before!

Lastly you need to add brooch pin to the back or a clip for a chain and your piece is ready to wear!

So that's my take on Alison's challenge now see what the other's have created this month.
Here's the road map to all the Bombshell goodness by the DT:

Bombshell Blog
Sparkly Engineer Mary
Glittery Katie: YOU ARE HERE!!!!

Now it's YOUR turn- play along via the BOMBSHELL BLOG and our cool linkydink for a chance to win gorgeous Bombshell gooodies!!

Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie xxx

19 July 2012

Smudged and Smeared HOT Blog Hop!!

It's that time again! Time for the Smeared and Smudged member blog hop.

The theme is BRING THE HEAT! This is totally up to interpretation....some ideas would be using heat embossing, hot glue or fire. Or even using imagery of fire, heat, or even something SEXY!  Step outside your comfort zones - the HOTTER the better!!!  It can be a canvas, a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item, an art journal page, etc. Use your imaginations.

Here's my project- I wanted to use a flaming unicorn, inspired by the science-fantasy books I love to read!

I used the wonderful Wild Horses Bombshell Stamp stamped and embossed in gold on a Tim Holtz paper and glittered with gold glass glitter. 
I used sentiments from the Girl's Ruin Stamp set.
The flames were stamped and embossed in gold and were from the Tattoo Background set.
Papers are by Tim Holtz and Cosmo Cricket.

Sorry my project was late- had an unwell Beagle yesterday so I'm running a bit behind In the meantime have a hop round to see everyone's projects!!


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18 July 2012

Bombshell Challenge by Ms July

This month's challenge from out guest DT Susie was to make some jewellery with our Bombshells. Why not pop over to the Bombshell blog to see what the DT have come up with.
Here are my two projects; first of all a brooch made from a paper flower and Butterfly Dreams 

 I glued some Cosmo Cricket paper to some thin card and die cut several flowers using Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals die .
I inked around the flowers with Distress Ink and after punching a whole in the centre of all the flowers I joined them together with a fancy brad!
I stamped a small butterfly from the Butterfly Dream Bombshell set on a pice of the Cosmo Cricket paper and embossed the image in gold. I added a few drops of Distress Stickles to the butterfly for a bit of extra bling; I attached the butterfly to the flower with foam pads and added a brooch pin on the back of the flower!

I also made a charm style brooch using Classic Tattoo Bombshell stamps

I created a Lucky Cat charm by stamping in Staz-On ink onto some clear shrink plastic . I coloured in the hat with a Copic Marker.

I punched a whole in the shrink plastic so I could attach it to the charm brooch then using my heat gun I then shrunk the cat.

I used various Tim Holtz Idea-ology items to create the charm brooch; I used mini gears, game spinners, long brads, Muse Tokens, jump rings and a Swivel Clasp. I added a mini bottle of glitter and some beads too for extra bling!

 I had a great time making Bombshell jewellery and my mind is still buzzing with lots of ideas of projects to make!
Why not have a go yourself; come on over to the Bombshell Blog and enter our monthly competition for a chance to win Bombshell goodies!!

Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie xxXXxx