30 January 2013

Bombshell January BLOG HOP!!!

Baby It's Cold Outside!
Well another month has rocketed by and here we are at the last Wednesday of January which can only mean one thing...it's BOMBSHELL BLOG HOP time!!!

Alison's theme this month:

It's time to announce the January 2013 Hump Day Hop theme! I don't know about you, but I am cold!!! That's why I decided to make this month's theme "Baby, it's Cold Outside." Make a winter themed project, use the title of the hop as a sentiment, dress your Bombshell up in warm clothes (or not!), etc

Here in England we've just had a thaw from a week's worth of snow. People in other parts of the world who have snow regularly will laugh at how little snow brings the UK to a halt- we're really not used to a lot of snow! 
So with the snow and the ice in mind I decided to go with the beautiful Koi from the Lotus Garden Bombshell set and created an icy pond.

I created a background for the Koi with Distress Inks, blending soft blue, pink and lilac together.
I coloured the Koi with Spectrum Noir pens LG1, LG2, LG3, HB1, HB2, HB3, IB1, IB2, IB3, BT2, BT3, BT4.
I cut out the Koi and stuck them onto my inked background.
I coated everything with a layer of crackle medium and immediately sprinkled on some DRy Rock Candy glitter. As this dries it crackles and shimmers because of the glitter rather like an iced up pond!
I covered some white paper with the crackle medium and sprinkled it again with glitter. When dry I used this paper to cut leaf die cuts from (I used QuicKutz Dies) I inked around the leaves edges with a pale blue Distress ink.
I mounted the Koi image onto the card and added the glittery leaves around the edges like a frame!

Here's the Bombshell Blog Roll:

Don't forget to leave comments on the DT member's blogs or play along for YOUR chance to win Bombshell Stamp set of your choice!!

Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie xXXXx

28 January 2013

Muse Monday-King of the Road Week 4

At Bombshell stamps we've been featuring the King of the Road stamp set in our Monday feature Muse Monday.

This is a case of FIRSTS for me this week, this is the first time I've used King of the Road stamps and this is the first time I've tried the chalkboard technique!

To create a chalkboard effect you need to stamp with clear embossing ink onto smooth black cardstock and then emboss the image with white embossing powder.
Next stamp the images again, this time slightly offset in white ink, this gives a ghosted look as if you've drawn on a real chalkboard!
Use the white inkpad to lightly brush white ink around the edges of the black cardstock to make the card look 'chalky'.

I hope you've enjoyed our Muse Monday offerings this month pop back every Monday in February to see our new Muse from Bombshell Stamps!

Happy Crafting
GlitteryKatie xxx

2 January 2013


*Beams* I was lucky enough to be chosen as a winner over on Tim Holtz's blog !
This is my tag:

Pop over to Tim's blog now as he has some cool sneak peeks of his upcoming CHA products!
Thanks to Tim, Mario and Simon Says Stamp for my prize voucher *grins* I am one happy crafter right now!

Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie Xx

1 January 2013

Bombshell Final Blog Hop fpr 2012

Here we are at our LAST Bombshell Blog Hop for 2012!

Alison has set us another great challenge:

December is often a month filled with lots of gift-giving. So...that's our theme! "Make it a Gift!" Use any Bombshells you want, and make any gift item you want...but no cards this month! 
This is going to be an awesome hop!

I had an idea for doing a desk calendar but with a Hawaiian theme to blow away the winter blues!

I used Hawaiian Girl and Rise and Shine Bombshell Stamp sets
I found a lovely vintage printable calendar at www.craftysecrets.com
I used a small canvas as the vase
Typeset and Vintage Lace Decorative Strips by Tim Holtz 
Copic Ciao and Spectrum Noir Markers

Now hop along to Monika's Blog to see what she has created!
Don't forget to comment on our blogs or play along and create a Bombshell Gift yourself for a chance to win a Bombshell Stamp set of your choice!

Glittery Katie YOU ARE HERE!!!

Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie XX