Good Morning! As you may recall, in March I announced that I was selected as the guest designer for Bombshell Stamps for the month of April. Well, guess what! It's April!! And I have officially begun my term as this month's pin up ;D You might ask, "...but Cheryl, what does that mean?" It means that for the month of April, I get to play with the Bombshell Design Team to create some fun Bombshell projects and I also get to play hostess for the April Challenge. Here's what I came up with:
This month's challenge is called "Baby Got Back" and I am not referring to the Sir Mix-A-Lot song...LOL! Instead, I'm referring to handmade "back"grounds!
I decided to pick a challenge that would be difficult for me (guess that's why they call it a "challenge"...heehee), so for the month of April I am going to forego the use of patterned scrapbooking papers in my Bombshell projects and "challenge" you to do the same. Anyone that takes even a quick peek at my cards will see this is going to test my limits of sanity as I have a crazy addiction for those scrumptious, glitzy, gorgeous, preprinted papers...oh sheesh, am I drooling?! BUT, instead of succumbing, I'm going to make my own using bombshell images! Each Bombshell stamp set comes with a number of complimentary images that tie perfectly to the main image. These accessory stamps are perfect for creating backgrounds!
This challenge is open to everybody! Here are the details:
"BABY GOT BACK" CONTEST GUIDELINES: (CONTEST ENDS APR. 30, 2010)
The creation can be a card, layout or altered item, but must:
1. use a Bombshell Stamp somewhere
2. incorporate a handmade background using bombshell stamps (no preprinted patterned papers)
3. post a photo of your creation in the Bombshell Forum under this thread.
I'll be back tomorrow with a sample. As mentioned previously, the challenge is open to everyone, so get those Bombshell images inky and let's see what we can come up with!
Before I close this post, I want to give a shout out to the wonderfully talented Bombshell Design Team. Swing by their blogs and show them some love ;D
Kathi Rerek - DT Captain
Nicole Maki - DT Publisher
Glittery Katie - Technique Expert
Terra Serrano - Clothing Design
Kas Mello - Blog Hop Captain
Mary Giffiths - Bombshell Girl
Stephanie Jones - Bombshell Girl
Erika Taylor - Bombshell Girl
And while you're out and about in Blog Land, stop by and say "hello" to the monthly Pin Ups. Another group of awesomely talented gals:
Patricia Stigsell - Ms. March
Cheryl Valadez - Ms. April (hey! that's me!)
Katja Andersson - Ms. May
Kelli Green - Ms. June
Alison Heikkila - Ms. July
Rose Manchester - Ms. August
See you tomorrow with a Bombshell card ;D