Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop

Wednesday already! How did this happen?

Today is the Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop and I thought I'd make something really girlie for a change.



I'm sporting a big sloppy crush for paint strips. Did you see the one on the card? I love the shades of pink on the strip. Did you know that a little vigorous rubbing with a white eraser removes the writing? I hear Magic Erasers work too.

This is my first attempt at a skin color other than pale caucasian. It's still way too pink but that might be partly due to the background and veil color. I'm going to try a nice Hawaiian Islands tone next and see if I can come up with something realistic. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

Here's the rest of the gals in the hop, leave a comment and you'll be entered in a drawing for some Bombshell Stamps:

Mary
Katie
Kas
Terra
Kathi
Gabby
Anam
Angela
Erin

28 comments:

PaperCrafty said...

Great card!! Love the colors and lace trim!!

Jennifer said...

LOVE the greens!

Gabby said...

This card is awesome Nicole! Love the use of the paintchip!

Gabby

Darsana said...

I never would have thought to use paint strips on a card. I love the card. It is a great color combo and I really like the image.

Carmen said...

Ooh that position she is standing in is making my already aching back groan in protest for her... espescially in those heels! ;)

I love all the stitching you've done on this and you just know who she reminds me of don't you? Ay Carumba!

Kelli said...

I think the color is awesome!!! Love the card!!!

Carisa said...

gorgeous color combo!

kafranci said...

Wow!!!! Very pretty!!! I love the paintchip!!! You can bet I'll be hitting up Home Depot!!!!

Laura O'Donnell said...

wow - love it!

Caroline said...

I didn't even notice the paint chip! What a great use of supplies. Do you use a sewing machine for all of it or hand stitch?

Cheryl~aka~DJ said...

What a wonderful idea with the paint strip...You rock, love your work

Maggi said...

What a fab card and I love what you did with the paint strip! I'm so gonna have to clean out Home Depot now. lol ;P

Evil Brat Child I said...

Finally!! A use for all the paint chips I collect! :)

Purple Princess said...

Fabulous card! I love the paint strip!

kasmello said...

Love the colors. Nice and different.

Terra said...

Great tip about the paint chip, will have to try it out! Love all the layers and textures you added into your layout :)

Rae Anne said...

Being of Spanish descent, I love this card even more - Absolutely fabulous job! MWAH!

Mary G. said...

Wow! This is FABULOUS!!! I love this set and really should order it!!! I didn't even notice the paint strip till I read your post...what a beautiful card and SO beautifully done!!

Kathi said...

Wow. She looks great. I love that image and love how you colored her.

I also love the color scheme and embellishments.

Must've been big fun for you to go "girly". :D

liannallama said...

Looks super and thanks for the tip about the paint chips!

melodydamom said...

wow stunning card ;) i love the woman on it :) is it a stamp?
great flower :)

tc from mel x

Renee Drew said...

Love all the lace and the many different ways you created it!

Christy said...

That is pretty girly but my favorite shade of green! Very pretty!

Amy Wing said...

I love this card. Love, love, love, love, love! Hey, Nicole, you gotta make some cards for GA - we haven't had any cardmakers on our design team yet. And I am adorng what you did with the paint strips. So simple and yet I never thought of it. Hmmm... does that indicate you're a genius or that I'm a dolt? Let's go with genius. ;)

Bombshell Stamps said...

Wow Nicole, excellent execution and I love that she has red hair... (ehem!)

AdrianaP said...

I love the card, Nicole! This stamp is one of my favorites so far.

CathyR said...

Love the card. I like the lace and the lacy paint strip. Who knew paint strips could look so good.

Lynette Batton said...

I have got to remember the paint chip idea.