It’s a big day today! Not only is it Bombshell’s Hump Day Hop (which is now one of my favorite days of the month!), but it is day 4 of Simply Betty Stamps Jude and the Rockers preview! You are in for a big treat with both stamp companies, so I really hope you’ll visit all parties involved! Let’s start with the hop.
For this month’s Bombshell Stamps hop, I decided to go with a theme that is close to my heart. Pirates. Here’s the challenge: Aaaarrrggg!!!! In honor of the latest Pirates of the Caribbean flick, and the start of Summer (cruises and such…work with me here, folks) I decided what better theme than pirates! More like the phrase “Shiver me timbers!” Now, I am thinking pirates…but what do YOU think of when you hear that phrase?
I used my beloved pirate from Pirate’s Life, plus some of the smaller (yet still awesome!) stamps from the Hula Girl set. I love creating backgrounds with those little stamps. I was inspired by my June Sketch’s card, so I decided to do a spin on that creation. Click HERE to see it.
I colored the pirate in with my colored pencils, where as I did the background with watercolor markers and ink.
You can see in this photo that I embossed the flame. I think it looks pretty cool! I have a lot of innuendos on this card. My sentiment says: “Excited to see me?” The volcano is erupting, and the palm tree is standing big and tall. I was going to have her holding her sword at attention, but it looked a bit weird, so I omitted it.
And now for the fabulous Simply Betty Day 4 preview! It’s time to meet Ali…who looks a lot like my little Rhiannon! What do YOU think???
As soon as I saw this adorable little gal, I knew I had to dress Rhiannon in her outfit that is so similar to Ali’s. Yup. I’m a true scrapbooker. I will set up a photo shoot and make a page based off of a stamp, as opposed to the other way around. How could I not in this situation?!
Every time I look at this layout I giggle! It’s just so funny to me! Rhiannon thinks she is such hot stuff! I did a lot to the background of this layout. Polka dot stamps, painting with acrylic, Glimmer Mist…it was a blast. I adore making pages in this way. Not a lot of paper…but a lot of supplies. Ali was colored in with my watercolor markers and pencils.
So there you have it! Two fun projects that I was really excited to share with you! I hope you’ve enjoyed them both! Please visit the Simply Betty Blog to see the rest of today’s fabulous creations. And, be sure to stop by the Bombshell Blog on July 1st for when I tell you about the next Hump Day Hop. Have an inspiring day!