Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March Bombshell FABULOUS Blog Hop!!!

Hey All you Fab Bombshell Followers!! Welcome to another FANTASTIC monthly hop!!

Here was this month's AWESOME challenge:

The them for March's Bloghop is METAL -
Try using metals in your project : Make something on metal, metal accents, metal embellishments, or even "Metal" music...Your choice just tell us how it fits with the theme.
I've chosen to do a piece using one of my all time favorite actors, James Dean as my MUSE. I scanned in the image from the cover of one of the "coffee-esque table" books I have on him. I then played around with the image in my photo editor and zinged up the color. I colored in his belt buckle with my silver paint pen to start off the metal theme!

I then stitched that image to a piece of Kraft cardstock. The overlay is acrylic cardstock that I trimmed out perfectly so that the gorgeous flourish would show and would cover my background image JUST enough so that my Bombshell could really SHINE!!!
I used the Man's Ruin Set (I've stopped staying this one is my favorite or that one is my favorite because...quite frankly...they are ALL my favorite!!)

I inked her up, heat embossed and colored with my Copics. I then went over her dress with a Sakura gel pen to "metalize" her dress. You'll notice that the rim of the glass on top and the bottom of the stem are glittered up and that the fabu skully on the bottom has a metal bead on his eye. The entire image is sewn around the edges with red thread to make it pop and matted with black cardstock. It is adhered with 3-D foam adhesive. The bubbles surrounding her are affixed with Diamond Glaze which makes them look SO real!!!
The metal rimmed tag could not have fit more perfectly!! I stamped it in Colorbox Cerulean Blue and heat set it. I then attached it to my piece with a metal star brad.

My 5 year old was meticulously watching me create this piece and stopped me, came running in with the black feather she'd found in her dress up trunk and insisted I add it. It worked PERFECTLY!! I love that at the age of 5 she's already got a great eye!! ;)I then added some more "metal" with my Silver Stickles and Silver glitter on top - in the center of the flourish. I added 2 metal brads to the top left hand side of the piece for a bit of balance.

Thanks SO much for hopping with us today!!! Please continue on to Cynthia's Blog to see what eye candy she's got in store for you today!!

Happy Hopping!!!







Now, how do you win this great prize package below....







Well you can win it by having fun Hopping along.
Here is the list of other participants on today's Blog Hop.
Remember every comment gives you another chance at winning the March Prize Package.
Don't forget you can also enter the Sketch Challenge and the Monthly Challenge for
EVEN MORE chances to win!
 
Kathi
Katie
Terra
MaryG
Steph
Erika
Sy
Angie
BoHoRose
Stempelientje
Cheryl
Cassie
Crafty Saffy
Meredith
QueenBScraps
Cynthia
Patti

22 comments:

Boho Rose said...

I love what you've done with James Dean! The pop of blue against black is great :)

GlitteryKatie said...

very cool!

Stempelientje said...

SEXY!!I like it!

Britten said...

So awesome!!

colleenzzz said...

I love it! And how awesome that you have a design assistant living in the same house. Great job!

Kas said...

Beautiful. That overlay was the perfect touch. I have to say...wow!

MrsETaylor said...

your creative mind is a thing of wonder Meredith. You ALWAYS make me want to come back to see what you are doing next. Man you are one talented artist my dear.

Deb on the Web said...

what a fun take on the project- so much glitter and glam! =)

Anonymous said...

Very unique.
marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com

Alex said...

Holy Guacamole girl! This is fabulous and your daughter is right, the feather is PERFECT!!!! Makes me think boa- which that gal in the glass so needs, BTW :)

Tink said...

Fantastic!

Big Girl Feet said...

Very cool & I love all the techniques you used!

Cheryl Valadez said...

Wow! Just finished drinking in all the wonderful details on your card! Super cool! AND your "muse" couldn't be more perfect ;D

Melissa Melissa said...

her outfit is perfect for a badgirl...

Shazia Wall said...

Cool hybrid stuff. I live the glittery bubbles.

mitz said...

James never looked so good ..wtg
thanks for the opportunity..
( mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)

Creative Corazón said...

nice job! love the colors and the layout. :)

Bombshell Stamps said...

What a gorgeous project! I love what you did with James Dean, and the colors are fantastic!!!

Kathi said...

It's fantastic. I love all the metallic accents you added.

BTW, my word verification is "busti", which is kind of perfect for that image from "Man's Ruin".

Mary G. said...

WOW, Meredith!! This totally rocks!!!

KarmaCraft said...

I love this- your card has so much dimension! I love the blue you used with James Dean. So rich!!!

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