It's the last Wednesday of the month...so you know what that means! It's time for the Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop! It's Alison, your official Hump Day Hottie, and I am SO stoked about this month's hop theme. And I think you will be too. This month's hop is HUGE! We have 17 amazing stops for you to take. And I am sure you are going to love every single one of them! Here's what I wrote in the forum.
"On April 22, 1923, a star was born. A star that we all know. A star that, without her, Bombshell Stamps may not even exist (if I may be so presumptuous). Who is it? None other than Bettie Page. What better month to pay homage to the Pin-Up Queen herself than the month of her birth? So for this hop, I want you to give Ms. Page some love. Make a project, any type of project, using her as inspiration. There are thousands of images to view, lots of quotes she has said, and others have said about her." Here are some photos of Ms. Page.
I searched the web, looking for more inspirational photos of Ms. Page. I found a bajillion. I could do a month's worth of Bettie Page inspired projects, and still have ideas for more. But, I decided to go with this picture for today.
Doesn't she remind you of Bombshell Stamps' Butterfly Queen??? Well, that was the first stamp that I thought of, so I decided to go with her. Here's what I've done.
I went with a very unusual color palette for myself. I hardly ever work in just browns, but for this project, I thought it would work. Many of Bettie's photos show her wearing black, but she also wears a lot of animal prints, so that's where the color inspiration comes from.
I used all Copics on Ms. Page, except for the black in her hair. Which brings me to something I'd like to point out. I re-did Butterfly Queen's hair. Usually it's curly, which just wasn't anything like the iconic hair that Bettie always sported. So I got a little creative with my bad self and gave her bangs, and tried to give her more of a straighter 'do.
I used Tiara Glitz Stickles on her outfit, because the gal needed to sparkle! I found those fabulous hearts on a cardstock I had from Prima, which I thought totally fit the bill here. And check out that metallic copper cardstock behind her. Luscious!
My banner was cute from one of the smaller stamps in the Bombshell Angel set. I used Copics on it, and just wrote in "Bettie." A few pearls, and this baby was done. But seriously, I will need to revisit this challenge, as I have so many other ideas! Ooh... perhaps a Bettie Page Art Journal??? Yeah, I know...in my spare time! Hahaha!
I hope you liked this challenge. I am quite sure Ms. Page would have been honored to have so many talented ladies paying homage to her. Here is the full hop list....did I mention that there is 17 stops?!? Go Bombshells!
Thank you so much for hopping along. I hope you love everything you see today. If you aren't already, perhaps you can join us for the next Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!