Wednesday, May 26, 2010

May Bombshell Hop - Look "Ma" I did it!!

Ya...this one made me think!! Our challenge was as follows:

"Call it a Mother's Day theme....or Just fun. This month, we want to see what you are made of....and what you can make.

You can make any sort of project, a card, a layout, an altered just need to make a handmade embellishment. It can be a flower, button, etc... You just have to make it.

Pair it with a great Bombshell stamp and get ready for the blog hop. "

So..I thought and thought and thought. And then I just started stamping my ever growing variety of Bombshell gals and it just came to me. After I colored in 3 Bombshells, using my Copic markers, I used my circle punch to pop out the 3 heads of my gorgeous ladies and I decided to make them into "bookmark" embellishments. I covered the circles in Diamond Glaze and let it dry. I then used my hot glue gun and added paperclips to the backs of each of the girls. I tied a tiny piece of pink chiffon ribbon to each paperclip to make it just that much girlier.
I'm thrilled that they came out super cute AND actually usable!! =) And considering I have an unbelievable new stash of summer reading these babies will come in handy!!!
I started with pink textured cardstock, followed by 2 delicious layers of Basic Grey paper, the stripey and the flowery. I then used a scrap of Jenni Bowlin vintage text paper that I recently grabbed up at The Paper Source.
I ran straight stitches around both inner layers. At the top I added the stamp Man's Ruin stamped once directly on the striped paper and then again on Kraft cardstock. I trimmed it out and popped it up on 3-D adhesive.
I then added my 3 paperclip embellishments to the right hand side and voila!!!
This was a fantastic challenge!!!
Thanks for hopping along with us today!!! Please keep on hopping to everyone's fantastic creations!!!

BoHo Rose
Mary G



Mary G. said...

Meredith, what a great idea!!! LOVE your bookmarks!!! Beautiful job!

Alison said...

These are awesome! I love the little pink ribbons! Great touch, and a fab idea!

Shaz said...

Awesome! I totally need a few of these! i better get crackin'!

Kas said...

Oh my word!!! Just beautiful!!

Chelsea said...

How cool is the paper clip idea!

Unknown said...

Meredith, these are FANTASTICAL!!!!! Love em.

Kathi said...

This is totally fabulous! So, is each clip a bookmark?

I love all the details on the card and your coloring of the pin-ups is superb!

Cheryl Valadez said...

Wow, Meredith! What an incredible project! I never have enough bookmarks and certainly none as beautiful as these! So clever and gorgeous at the same time! You go, grrl ;D

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Kelli Green aka Cajunstampingqueen said...

Those are awesome Meredith! of course I love all of your stuff! Great bookmarks! I am so gonna have to make me some of those! I can't wait!!!!

Heather said...

Love the different bombshells together, great card!

Angie Williams said...

What a wonderful idea!

KarmaCraft said...

ooh, I love the clips! Great way to give the bombshells a close-up!!

stick said...

Gorgeous bookmarks, love this idea!