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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bubble Kitty

Hello!  Again!

I'm posting late in the day rather than first thing in the morning as I want to sneak my card in before the deadline for this gorgeous color challenge, that from the talented Design Team over at CR84FUN.

The colors were sooo delicious that I just HAD to make this card, the stamp set of which I recently received and have been dying to play with.  It fit the bill perfectly.  So without further ado, here is my card.

Isn't she a hoot?  The image, Bubble Therapy from The Cat's Pajamas, was stamped with black Staz-On on watercolor paper and colored with SU inks and the blender pen, then die cut with Dienamics Ovals Stax 1 and layered with Stax 2 and SB Labels 20.  Her eyes, nose (or is that her mouth?) and hair bow were colored with Gelly Roll sparkle pens, and a tiny rhinestone was adhered to her bow.  The bubble outlines were stamped in Bashful Blue and filled in with Aleen's Paper Glaze for dimension.

CS is SU (Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Subtles DSP Stack) except for the striped layer, which is MME Lost and Found - Madison Ave.  I sponged the pink background layer with a just a smidge of TH Tea Stain distress ink to tone down the pink a bit.

The bathtub started out being way too pink as well, so I brushed on Creative Inspirations paint in Ivory to tone it down which also added a nice "bathtub-y" sheen.  The rhinestone swirls are by Recollections, as are the pearls, which I colored the very palest of blue with a Copic marker in keeping with the bubbles on the image.  A few more tiny rhinestones on the sentiment and some pink seam binding finish things off.  Oh, and of course some SU Dazzling Diamonds for her necklace, dahling.  It's NOT easy being Queen.

Thank you for looking, and here's to relaxing the way only felines know how to do.

Challenges entered:

CR84FN Color Challenge - Lt. Pink, Tan, Cream
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Need a "P" (pink, pearls, pussycat)
and last but not least, this week's sketch from
The Sweetest Thing - Sketch #170


Kimie said...

This card is funny and so cute! I love all the bling, and the color of that bathtub is gorgeous! The bubbles are so real looking. It really is not easy being Queen!! Love it! MWAH!

Marie Gamber said...

What a wonderful card! I love the image with the bubbles! I am your newest follower! I will be back:D
Marie XX

Mum of 4 said...

Absolutely LOVE this card! Everything about it is perfect. I love the curvy rhinestones! TFS!!!

Deborah Frings said...

Love the image - such fun! The jewelled flourish are just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Darling card Shea! Love the sweet image and all the bling! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Oh - you made Sprinkle look FABULOUS! :)

Pauline said...

Gorgeous! Love that sweet image, and all those sparkles!
Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

Heather Jensen said...

How stinkin' cute! Love the pink tub and sparkly bling. Thanks for playing at CR84FN. :)

Susan said...

Lovely fun card - the bling is stunnalicious.
Thanks for joining the LCI challenge this fortnight Xx

Patty K said...

OH, I love this card. Way girly and perfect!