Wednesday, March 5, 2008
DH & DS's suddenly interested in stamping!
It's very curious. I've noticed that since I started using Bombshell stamps, my husband and two teenage sons have taken a sudden interest in my projects. Hmm... Why do you think that is?
Well, anyway, this sexy cowgirl is one of two cowgirl images from Bombshell Stamps' Retro Cowgirl set, isn't she cute? This was my first time to color her, so I followed the indexing sheet that comes with the stamp set. I was a little nervous about getting it right, but it was very easy to color, and next time I'll branch out on my own. Each set from Bombshell comes with a full color index sheet, which I think is a nice bonus. It shows how the artist chose to color the image, but of course you can color any way you want. I'm working on improving my coloring skills, so it's helpful for me to see how artists do it-I hope that if I stare at it long enough, I'll figure out how to do it! Notice that the way she is drawn would make it easy for you to leave the hat or rope out, either through masking or simply stamping, then cutting them off. It's very clever, I think, and it gives you more bang for your buck, because you can turn her into most anything-except ugly! Take a look at the little buckle. That's from Creative Cuts and More. I chose to have it cut out of medium weight chipboard, then asked that they cut me the same dies in bronze stardream metallic card stock. It adds a subtle sheen to this card, which shockingly enough, does not have any glitter or bling on it. I did touch the stardust pen to strategic areas, because I think there's a regulation against entirely shimmer- free cards. It's number 58693 of the Official Shimmer and Shine Legislation Part 37, Referendum 24, paragraph87.6. If I remember correctly, Barbara Trombley was one of the leading proponents of the original bill, and helped spearhead it all the way through the legislative process. Personally, I think she had some sort of agenda with that, but the Great Glitter Shakedown is neither here nor there. This is not a history blog, after all.
Stamps- Bombshell Stamps: Retro Cowgirl
Paper: SU!: Chocolate Chip, Designer (weathered?), More Mustard & watercolor, CC&M: chipboard & stardream bronze
Ink- Versamark, Color Box Fluid Chalk Ink: Chestnut Roan
Goodies- die cut buckle from CC&M, brads, tag die, American Crafts ribbon, various markers, popdots