Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Ms. January Bombshell Challenge & Blog Candy ~

ETA: Blog candy is now closed.  Thanks for all your support and love while I was Ms. January!

WARNING: Lots of information in this post!!  It's good stuff, so make sure you read all the way through!!

I'm the guest designer of the month for Bombshell Stamps, Ms. January! Here is the challenge I created for January: It is the month of resolutions, so let's begin 2010 with the resolution of QUIT PROCRASTINATING! Let's be ready for next month:
Your challenge is to create a Valentine project. Make it sassy and sexy, or even maybe an Anti-Valentine type of thing ! Whatever the case may be, I can't wait to see what you come up with!

"VALENTINE" CONTEST GUIDELINES: (CONTEST ENDS JAN. 31, 2010)
The 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!
















If you visit the Bombshell forum, you'll find lots of other Bombshell lovers, a great network of tutorials, challenges and ideas & make lots of new friends!  Bombshell also has a Paper Craft Planet group to find all of this information.  Each month, Bombshell hosts a guest designer challenge, a sketch challenge and a Hop challenge.  The challenges are issued at the beginning of the month and you have the entire month to complete them!  The more entries you have, the more chances you have to win the above prize package!  Fun, eh?  So let's get crafting with those Bombshell stamps!  Oh, and if you don't have any yet, Bombshell offers a 15% coupon for joining the PCP group.  What a great way to get some truly unique stamps and spend that Christmas money that's burning a hole in your pocket!

Ok, so onto my card for the Valentine challenge.  When I first found Bombshell, I was so excited.  Stamp companies often post questions asking what types of new sets we would like to see.  I always answered "Tattoo type images - old gypsy heads, skull & cross bones, classic '50's style images"  Then I found Bombshell on PCP!  I can't tell you how excited I was!!  I'm pretty tattooed up, as is my husband, and we've found some inspiration in some of the Bombshell sets.  I have had the idea for this card in mind for over a year now {I'm a procrastinator; hence the resolution!}  Many years ago, I saw a girl in Tattoo magazine with a gorgeous set of swallows on her chest.  The swallows were not traditional colors - more of a seafoam/aqua green combo.  This chickadee's tat was the inspiration for this card:
I used the template from StampOwl's site to make this bra/panty card.  Cute, huh?!  I think the Rockabilly paper from Stampin' Up (retired) fits these images perfectly!  I pulled the stitching in the ribbon to give it a bit of ruffles.  Here's her backside...complete with her tramp stamp!
The images are colored with Copics.  Whoops!  I forgot those things bleed through the paper!  I had to create a layer on the inside to cover that...but it gave me the perfect place to stamp the sentiment.  I didn't take a picture, but it says: Happy Valentine's Day!  Wanna lei?  The Wanna lei? part is from the Hawaiian Girl stamp set. 
So here's the blog candy part: I have an unmounted Love & Luck set to give away today.  I will throw in some other goodies as well.  I need to purge a bit in the craft space, so you'll just have to see if it's something you can use.  If not, pass it along in your own candy or to a crafty friend!  It's all about sharing the love - pun intended!  Since this Valentine Challenge goes for the entire month, I'll leave this candy open for the month.  I'll draw a winner on February 1st!  All you have to do is leave a little sugar on this post!  Easy peasy! 
Thanks so much for stopping by today friends!  I really appreciate all of you - even the silent lookers! :o) lyss
SUPPLIES ~
STAMPS: Bombshell Love and Luck & Hawaiian Girl; random HVD sentiment
INK: Versamagic Onyx black 
PAPER: SU Blush Blossom & dp Rockabilly
OTHER: Pearlescent chalks; Copics; PTI true black saddle stitch ribbon; random pearl; twine

32 comments:

Cheryl Valadez said...

I love both of these cards! Adding the stamped tattoos was pure genius!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Alyssa, I am awestruck by this project. I've seen this type of card before but none were as awesome as this one! Perfect choice of pattern paper too! Your butt looks great in this picture! LOL

Kas said...

OH MY Word!! These are fantastic!

Miss Magoo said...

Lyss -

I think I'm in love. What a creative project. How fantastic!!!

Miss Magoo

Donna said...

All I can say is WOW Lyss...They are just amazing!! WOW! Xx

Chris said...

these are too fricken cute!! love the tattoos!! you've outdone yourself!!

Julie E said...

WOW! Way too funny - they look so perfect, there must be some nip and tuck involved...
you are just too creative :>)

Carolyn King said...

haha! Fantastic job on these! (Wish mine looked as good!)

Kathi said...

That's fabulous!!!

I love the coloring on the swallows and the addition of the rose garland as the tramp stamp was inspired!

KarmaCraft said...

Love it! I may have to go get that template! :) Thanks for linking it.

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Keely Yowler said...

OMG, Alyssa! Your card is just fabulous. I love it. Thanks for a chance at your awesome giveaway!

GlitteryKatie said...

an AMAZING card!!!!

Sara said...

OMG!! What to say! That is the cutest card! Love the tattoos, love the coloring, love the paper! LOVE the whole thing!!!

Tiffany Heilman said...

OMG!!! Love this...I am laughing as I type. The panties with tramp stamp has to be my favorite!!!!

Lacey Stephens said...

Hehe..That's just hysterical!! Thanks for leaving a comment on my Kraftin' Kimmie Blog hop post!
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com

Jess said...

I absolutely love these cards! So cute and sassy!

Pam Hoffman said...

I can't wait to check out the template and see what I can come up with (my bf it a 'butt' man ;).

Thanks for the inspiration!

Pam Hoffman at cox dot net
http://mycre8tivelife.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/PamHoffman

Linda aka backroads girl said...

I just found your site through my daughter. These cards are a hoot! I love them. Great job.

Jennifer said...

AWESOME, I love it!

Stempelientje said...

WOW!!!! I am stunned for words! Beautiful!

Nicole Maki said...

What an awesome card. I can't believe you managed a thong and a tramp stamp. So fun and adorable. Great job.

I think I'll have to CASE your card for my DH - he'd get a kick out of it too.

Barb said...

Fantastic card, and oh-so-fun! Awesome coloring, and I'm still giggling at the tramp stamp :)

Mary G. said...

Not sure how I missed on commenting on this but Lyss, you've outdone yourself with these!!! Beautifully done!!!!

Carmen said...

Another here going to be hotfooting it in a minute to get that template! My OH is such a boobs and bum man! LOVE the tattoos - fantastic! :D

Steph said...

ahahaha, this is AWESOME!

angiesuez said...

Excellent!! I'm going to get that template pronto!

AnnaManna said...

Wohoo, this is SO delicious ;)
I have to get this template too, my boyfriend has a birthday just 1.2 and this would be a perfect card for him :D I also have this little amorangel of bombshelss, it will fit to "back" :)

Huge happiness could be for me, to win this candy of yours!

Melissa Melissa said...

O you have mastered the art of sexy stamping...

Amber said...

Wowzers! Alyssa your creation amazes me! Truly a bombshell : ) So adorable, love the tattoos, hehe!
Hugs
Amber

Crazy Creations said...

Love your butt lol Your cards are great !I sure do miss everyone I feel so lost I will get back in the grove .Thank you for the chance to win I would love that set !Big Hugs Sarah

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