Saturday, January 12, 2008

Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens

ETA: This card measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" square. I meant to put that but forgot! :)

What took me so long to play with Bella Baby? OMG! I've had her for a while and this is the first time she's seen ink. What was I thinking?? OMG. She is soooo much fun.

I laughed this morning when I saw Jen's sample for her Sketch for You to Try this week...cause she made a baby card too!! And I'm guilty as one to give this to. This sketch is definitely one I'll do again, since it's perfect for adding embellishments, like my beloved BAUBLES!! Man I love those things.

Anyway, I watercolored Baby with reinkers and my waterbrush. I used a teeny tiny brush for the rug...dude that was hard! I love this color combo though. I had intended to use Celery instead of Banana, but the ducky needed some yellow, don't you think? You can't really tell in the photo, but the tub is covered with Diamond Glaze, and the bubbles are hilighted with Diamond Stickles for some sparkle. It's such a fun look in real life!

The sentiment is from the Verve Visual set Family Phrases, which I love. These are perfect little sentiments to not overpower your main image, and they're so unique and original. You know I love a good original sentiment...which you'll see more of in the days and weeks to come! *wink*

The paper piercing and Baubles added just the right touch...and of course my favorite May Arts ribbon EVER, which I bought a roll of when Recollections announced they were closing. I can't live without it. It's so sparkly, and it matches Groovy Guava perfectly!!

Anyway, sorry I gushed today, I just love this card and it incorporates some of my very favorite things in my stamp room. I hope you like it!!

Make sure you check out Jen's, Carole's, and Susan's blog for their take on this sketch!

Stamps: Bella Baby Bubble Bath, Family Phrases (Verve Visual), Polka Dot Backgrounder (CHF)
Paper: Soft Sky, Barely Banana, Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, Papertrey White, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Groovy Guava
Accessories: Waterbrush & Reinkers, Diamond Glaze, Diamond Stickles, May Arts Ribbon, Bellas Baubles, D'Vine Swirls Embossing Folder, Pop Dots, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack


Melissa said...

Fabulous Shannan!

stampingbella said...

FABO! MAGNIF! SPECTAC! you make me proud VAVVVVVVY! (that's austin powers for "baby" in case ya didn't know ;) )
MWAH to da SISTAH who is GIVIN some LUVIN'


Pam Speidel said...

Hi Shannan! This is just the CUTEST baby card ever! I can't believe I haven't heard of the Baby Bellas! I love that happy smiling baby face and your card layout and colors bring it to life! Smiles, Pam

Nerdette Stephanie said...

I LOVE this card, so cute. The embossed banana paper really pops off the screen. Great job!

Lisadwb said...

That is too cute!! Love the baby, and what you did with it.
What size is your card base?

Jaime said...

I love the baubles! They are a perfect touch for the card and make me think of drops of water from the bath. So sweet!

beate said...

Beautiful and fun! I love the paper piercing and the dry embossed background.

denise said...

Sooo cute! Love the layout too- i agree that it's perfect for embellishments!

Dawn McVey (dawnsing) said...

So super cute! Love those bubbles!

Hey, Denise tagged me so I'm taggin' you! Have fun!!

Tanja said...

unbelievably gorgeous!

Lynn said...

Adorable and perfect for the sketch!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Oh my gosh, that Bella Baby is adorable! Love your card girl!

Amy Sheffer said...

So adorable. Love it! All your little details are fantastic ... the baubles, the piercing, the dry embossing. Fantastic choices.

Carole (TruCarMa) said...

LOVE this sweet lil baby!!!!! How cute, cute, cute, Shannan!

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