24 April 2013

April Bombshell Blog Hop!!!

Finally we've had some decent weather here in England HOORAY! I hope you are enjoying some wonderful weather too- there's nothing like some sunshine to lift the spirits!
Alison has chosen a beautiful colour combo for the Blog Hop this month- it's so perfect for the season, I love these colours!

"This month, we have a color challenge. I'd like like for you to use at least 3 of the colors shown (though more is always better!) and your Bombshell stamps to create a project. Don't worry about being exact...just try to get the colors as close as you can to the palette below."


So with the good weather in mind I went for a 50's holiday themed project "Wish you were here!"

Patterned Papers by Kaisercraft, Glitz esigns, October Afternoon, Bo Bunny
Washi Tape
Spectrum Noir Pens
Polaroid Frame Kaisercraft

Now Hop along to the other Blogs and leave some love for a chance to win a Bombshell Stamp set of your choice- or better still play along with us on the Bombshell Blog!

Glittery Katie YOU ARE HERE!!

Happy Crafting everyone!
GlitteryKatie xxx

22 April 2013

It's Muse Monday!!

Amazing that it's the 4th Monday of April already which means it's my turn for Bombshell Blog's Muse Monday!
Each month we choose a Bombshell Stamp Set to showcase and then each Monday the Design Team members show you their projects!
I love seeing the variety of projects and looks from the same stamp set- very inspiring!

This month it was Harley Bikes which is a new stamp set for me.
I wanted to do something a little different and took inspiration from a scrapbook page.
I imaginged the effect a Harley would have on a little old lady, the imaginary Great Aunt Ada who was secretly a biker!

Harley Bike Bombshell Set
7 Gypsies Trousseau papers
7 Gypsies Tea-Thyme Journalling notecard
Tim Holtz gears
Distress Ink

See the other Muse Monday posts over on the Bombshell Blog!

Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie xxXxxXxx

18 April 2013

A Little Card!

I loved the simplicity of Kathi's sketch this month and created this quick card:

Lotus Garden Bombshell Stamps
Banner Saying Bombshell Stamps
Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares
Crafters Workshop Template
Patterned Paper
Spectrum Noir Pens
Crackle Glaze
Mister Huey Paint

Happy Crafting,
GlitteryKatie xxXXXxx

5 April 2013

Inky, Pastey Stencil Tutorial

I love getting inky and when Alison challenged us to use our stencils I knew it was the perfect chance just to 'PLAY!'

First of all I cut a piece of 6x6" card to be my base.
Next I took some pieces of patterned paper and glued them randomly onto my 6x6" base:

I trimmed the edges of the patterned paper and lightly brushed some turquoise paint and cream paint onto the base loosely around the edges...

...and I squirted a bit of pink Glimmer Mist into the centre (it was time for some glitter!)

It was stencil time!
I took some of my Crafter's Workshop Stencils out and squidged some Modelling Paste (in any good art shop!) through them onto my painted base:

I love this effect as it adds texture which is easy to hghlight with Distress Ink pads or paints.

Here I brushed Distress Ink pads over the dried Modelling Paste:

The colour was brighter than I wanted so I applied some white paint to tone the colours down:

I was happy with my 'canvas' so next I started work on the stamped images I wanted to add.
I stamped my Bombshell stamps onto some Kraft paper and some Lined paper:

I used my Spectrum Noir pens to colour in the Roses to compliment the the colours I'd used on the base canvas.

I used my Matte Medium to stick the Stamped Images:

I finished off the canvas by adding some chipboard letters and a paper rose:

Ta-da and that's how I built up my inky, stencilled canvas!
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!

Dead Necessities Stamp Set
Cherry Bomb Stamp Set
Homeward Bound Stamp Set
Classic Tattoo Stamp Set
Scraps of patterned paper
Crafter's Workshop Stencils
Galleria Modelling Paste
Acrylic Paints
Matte Medium for glueing
Distress Inks
Chipboard Letters and shapes

Happy crafting!
GlitteryKatie xxxXXxxx