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>> Monday, July 20, 2009

Here's another secret sister project i made! But i did a double whammy and participated in the Bombshell challenge going on over at Paper Craft Planet sponsored by Bombshell Stamps

To play along, simply pick something that you think is "the bomb" and make something! That's it!

My latest craze and obsession is creating my own copic colors. Yep, you heard me right! Its so simple and easy to do! You simply buy an empty sketch marker, and refill it with whatever blend of various ink refills you want. Easy Peasy. you can mix drops of the reinkers in a small dish to figure out the ratio you need. I then do it by alternatively doing drops in the empty. So for example, say i wanted an even mix between 2 colors, i'll do 5 drops of color choice 1, then 5 drops of color choice 2, then back to 1, back to 2, yada yada yada. Now granted copic has 344 colors now so i should NEEEEEEED to mix my own colors. But it's just plain fun!

So since i do this this process it "the bomb" and i think my secret sister is "the bomb", this was an easy combination to make! I used my new Hawaiian Girl stamp set (i LOVE this set! There are so many pieces that you can layer to create a scene, or pull apart... so fun!). And i decided my little island girl needed to have some beautiful "chocolate" skin like my girl, Stephanie (my secret sister who can now be named!). Stephanie has asked me before that color i liked to use for "chocolate" skin as she puts it, and i kinda came up empty handed! I would use E33 and E35, but the color was a smidgen to the red side. E25 is a gorgeous color for dark african american skin, but too dark for what she and I would both be looking for. And the next color in the E25 family was E21! Way too light! Then i had an idea! Why not make a color inbetween!!!!!! So i got an empty, and used my E21 and E25 reinkers in equal portions to create an "E23" blend. It's perfect!

Here's is my Hawaiian girl card!

I was pretty stoked with how everything turned out, even though the card layout is fairly simple! I also made a copy of this color for my Secret Sister to go along with her card! :)

Hawaiian Girl by Bombshell Stamps

Coloring with Copics
Skin: Custom Color "E23", E25
Hair: W7, W8, W9
Bikini Top: R24, R27, R29
Skirt: G21, G24 with G20 to blend
Ukuele: E31, E55, E30
Lei: misc colors i just grabbed here and there with no rhyme or reason!!!!
Hybiscus: Y000, Y21, YR16

Patterned Paper by Tinkering Ink
Cardstock Base: Tangering Tango (Stampin Up), cardstock mats by bazzill (vibrant blue, beeswax, candy apple)

Tools and Accessories:
Hemp string
Misc brown button
flowers from silk flower department at Hobby Lobby
Pearl accents by Martha Stewart

If you play along in the challenge, be sure to tag your photos with "PCPBOMB". The prize includes TWO stamps sets -- Pinstriping and Speed Shop.
Don't forget that today is Monday as well so there is a new challenge over on the PMS blog. See if you can find my card! :)


Meli Mitchell Monday, July 20, 2009  

SO rad! I love all the elements - makes it SO Hawaii!

aileen Tuesday, July 21, 2009  

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Alysabeth Sunday, July 26, 2009  

Awesome card:o) Love the coloring!

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