Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May Bombshell Challenge

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Good Morning my lovely and gorgeous Bombshells!!  I'm here with you today to bring you my interpretation of Miss May's awesome challenge!  Linens and Lace!!  Like my fellow DT member Em, I, too, paper pieced the gorgeous and oh so sexy stiletto along with her top!!  I tried from every angle and every flash maneuver but I could not capture the true navy blue of the linen paper that I've used.  But trust me, the paper on the shoe has a linen texture and is a beautiful dark navy blue.  (LOVE IT!)  The paper is from Bazzill.

My muse for this design comes from an insanely UNCOMFORTABLE pair of heels that I love to wear in the summer.  They're super hot so who cares if they're uncomfortable, right?  ;)'s my muse!

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I first stamped the hottie from the "Girls Ruin" set on my Berol 100lb art paper and then again on my navy blue Bazzill linen cardstock.  I colored her in with my Copics and then paper pieced her shoe and top.  Her top is pieced with a super fun navy and baby blue plaid paper.  Psuedo-farmgirl-esque I think!  I glazed up her sexy thigh-high stockings with Crystal Glaze and set her aside to dry over night.  Yes, the overnight part is painful in terms of waiting but it's worth it to get that super shiny glazed look!!  =)

While she was drying, I worked on my cardbase.  I started with light blue textured cardstock measuring at 5.5X5.5".  I followed with more of the navy cardstock, followed by a muted moss colored, notebook style DP from a DCWV matte stack.  I then used a scrap of neutral cardstock to run my XO stamp across.  I used my dies to cut the beautiful doily banner along the bottom out of light blue cardstock and self-adhesive glitter cardstock.

I came back to my Bombshell in the morning and layered her onto the same plaid paper that her top is pieced out of, backed her with white and then more navy.  I stitched everything together and added a beautiful scalloped lace ribbon and a fun flowery stick pin.  One last touch using the Banner Sayings stamp set (on sale!!!) and VOILA!  "Linen and Lace!"

Thank you to Miss May for this amazing challenge!!

See you soon!!

Crafty Hugs!

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