This is SO me!

This is SO me!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Challenged by Challenges!

It's been a busy month so I haven't had a lot of stamping time, but Sunday I finally got to sit down and stamp! Woo Hoo! It felt SO good to create again!

Bombshell Stamps has 2 challenges going this month- the first is a sketch challenge. Here is what the sketch looks like:

Now, here is my take on the sketch:

I made the card a standard 4-1/2" x 5-1/4". The small squares were punched out of Stampin' Up's Cast-A-Spell DSP using the 1-1/4" square punch and attached to a Basic Black card base. The hot rod image is from the King of The Road stamp set and stamped onto GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics (the greens match MUCH better in real life!) I sponged Tuxedo Black ink around the edges of the image and layered it onto Basic Black and then Summer Sun to give it a little pop. I stamped the King of the Road banner and colored that using Copic Markers, cut it out and popped it up on dimensionals. After it was all said and done, I realized that the skull squares weren't alternated on the top and bottom like I wanted but by then, it was too late!!

Ms. January Bombshell, Lyss, gave us our second challenge of the month and that was to create a Valentine. It could be sexy or sassy or even "anti-" Valentine. Here's what I came up with:

The card is 5-1/5" square. The card base is Basic Black. The patterned paper is unknown to me since I received it in a blog candy that I won. I stamped the 'bombshell' from Bombshell Angel onto GP110 white cardstock and colored with Copics and cut her out. I also stamped 2 heart images from Stampin' Up's Always stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut them out. I attached the hearts, then attached the bombshell on top using dimensionals. I attached a length of white organdy ribbon (Offray) to the left side.
If you'd like to play along with this month's challenges, you still have time!!! Here are the "rules":
"VALENTINE" CONTEST GUIDELINES: (CONTEST ENDS JAN. 31, 2010) Your 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!

Post your pic in this thread in the Bombshell Stamps' forum! Click "Reply", then click the attachment tab and upload your photo! Then upload your card to the Bombshell Stamps' gallery, and on our Paper Craft Planet (PCP) group. Can't wait to see what you came up with!
Here's what you could win:

Good luck and I can't wait to see what you come up with!!


  1. hi mary! wow i have sure missed visiting your blog..
    i'm happy to be back now..and have scrolled back thru lots of your blog posts and pics.. and as always...youre creativity is fantastic!

  2. Really cool car card...Love the way you used the sketch...This is a winner!!!

  3. Great cards, Mary! Love the hot rod! Blessings to you!

  4. Man, you Bombshells party like rock stars - Great work!

  5. Both cards are awesome! Great job on the sketch - I would have had problems with that one.

  6. Both of these are awesome girl. I love them

  7. amazing em
    ¸.•-:¦:-♥•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´HUGS *¸.•´¸.•*´¨)
    (¸-:¦:-♥(¸.•´ *Ronnie.•*´¨ ) ¸.•*¨) -:¦:-♥
    ♥.•*¨-:¦:-. ;.•.♥.•*¨-:¦:-. ;.•.♥

  8. Love your challenge cards!!! the first one is perfect for a male, I love it!!! And love the second card, very pretty!! :)

    Thank you again hun!

  9. Love your cards, Mary!!! That car is TOO COOL!

  10. Fabulous cards, Mary! Love the car! TFS

  11. Oh my, both of these are super-duper fun!!!

  12. What great cards! Love both of them - I'm going to have to invest in some of those stamps!

  13. This is so amazing, as usual your creations are just beautiful!

    Glitterbee hugs!

  14. What a hard sketch to work with, but way to go! You worked it! Hugs to ya :)

  15. WOW I am sooo glad I discovered your do such amazing work!


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