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Bring the Heat: S&S Hop

Hello again! It’s time for a Smeared & Smudged Blog Hop! The theme is “Bring the Heat.” “This is totally up to interpretation....some ideas would be using heat embossing, hot glue or fire. Or even using imagery of fire, heat, or even something SEXY! Step outside your comfort zones - the HOTTER the better!!! It can be a canvas, a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item, an art journal page, etc. Use your imaginations. Also, don't forget the S&S rule that is has to be stamped somewhere (digi stamps are fine).”
I teamed up with my Bombshell Stamps Babes, and used several sets for my “hot” creation.
I started off using Harley Bikes, knowing that I wanted to use the flame from the Hula Girl set on the tank of the bike. I stamped the bike, then the flame- in 2 colors, and I embossed the flame so that it would really show…especially after I colored the rest of the tank in.
Then I went for a stamp I hadn’t used before…the devil from the Cherry Bomb set. I stamped him in clear, several times, and then embossed him in clear as well, to get a raised watermark effect.
After that, I pulled out some Distress Inks and went to town with inking my edges, to give it a bit of that burnt paper look to it. I was going to actually burn the edges, but I decided to go with the safer, inkier route.
But it still needed something, so I used the banner from the Homeward Bound set. Thinkin’ the person riding his bike, may just be riding into Hell. So it’s time for you to continue hopping! Here is the complete blog roll, so that you don’t get lost.
Enjoy the rest of the hop! Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!


Wendy said…
Great card Alison! I love the images you used and the layout of your card. Fantastic! It is HOT!
Laura B said…
Love the flames on the tank! And the background you created is awesome! I'm going to have Black Label Society's the Blessed Hellride in my head now.;)
Tori said…
I'm a huge fan of the clear embossing - and this looks wonderful! Great coloring on the bike as well!

Ally White Cat said…
stunning stunning the devil background and that bike is out of this world!
susan s.
Jane said…
Fantastic card love it

Hugs xxx
monique said…
great card love the background
Kristina said…
Truly fabulous art work lady!! I so love this! I love all the images you used and I'm going to have to check out that devil stamp, it's kewl! And love how you embossed w/ it!
DonnaMundinger said…
Cool embossing and fab images. Love it! xxD
Kathi said…
Totally fabulous.

I love how you colored the motorcycle and added a flame accent to it.

Brilliant tone on tone use of the devil. Funny that we both chose the same image!
~Lady B~ said…
Gorgeous work, Alison! I'm loving your handmade DP with the embossed devil. It adds the perfect feel to your card. Your coloring of the bike is AMAZING and the homeward bound adds just the right amount of accent to the main image. I can see you using the bike stamp in a future scrapbook page with you and your hubbs :)
FABULOUS! love the image and the colours :)
Julia said…
Really fun creation.
great card! love that killer embossed background xxlisa

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