Friday, February 27, 2009

Gonna quit my job and move to New York...and tattoo my body with every Broadway show...

ETA: I changed my layout and blog appearance...whaddya think? I need opinions :)

Happy Friday, sistahs! It's time for another Bellariffic Friday Challenge...and what a fun one this was! For this week, Nicky gave us this photo from Crate & Barrel for inspiration:

Hmmm...I had to sit and ponder for a few days since these weren't "my colors"...but I found this amazing pale yellow and cream lace pattern in my new Basic Grey Porcelain 6x6 pad and thought, "Hey! This would be perfect for a baby card!" And away I went. Here's the card I created:
I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch for the layout, and stamped Bella Baby Bubble Bath in Brilliance Graphite Black ink on hot press watercolor paper and watercolored with reinkers and a waterbrush. The flowers on the rug were colored with a white gel pen, and I added some shimmerz to the bubbles for a little extra sparkle. The embellishments on the side are the large (7mm) glass pearls in Light Cocoa.

Once I had my card assembled, I took photos and began editing them. As I did that, I realized something was missing, and the card needed a little OOMPH. Hmmm....so back to the room I went. There wasn't really a place for a sentiment, but I thought some chipboard would look cool. So I cut the word "baby" out of chipboard using my Cuttlebug Red Tag Alpha. Once the word was done, I painted the letters in Antique White acrylic paint and sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa ink. Then I covered them with Ranger Crackle Accents and let that dry, and then sponged with ink again into the cracks to age it even more. The final step was a little circle tag from the Tiny Tags dies, and after I wrote the word "sweet" on it, I tied it to the B with cream crochet thread. By this point, I had been working on this card for almost an entire day, but I am super happy with how it turned out. Now to find someone to give it to! *grin*

Well, that's about all she wrote for me today. Don't forget to check out all the other cards for this challenge on Emily's blog post HERE. We're off to a local amusement place to celebrate Caleb's birthday, so be good and have a wonderful weekend!

21 comments:

melissac said...

Shannan -- love the new look of your blog!! Your card is awesome too -- love the paper you used! Blessings and Hugs!!

Joanne B. said...

Love the baby in the tub! So cute. I **think** I ordered that stamp, but I forget whats en route. So bad..

Here's a question, what do you recommend for watercolor paper. I've been buying SU till now, but would love another source

paula said...

I knew your blog looked different!! I love it! Your baby in da tub is sooooo sweet! I love the colors too... oh, and that snazzy punch!

Christi said...

I like the new blog look and OMG is this card sweet!!!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

A-Dorable! And I like the new look -- clean and 'wide open spaces'! Surely you can do a post title with that... ;)

Angela said...

Loving the new blog layout.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WAYYYY cute card! Love the letters -I never think to use them!

The blog looks great!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOOOOH! This is the CUTEST Shannon!! LOVE every bit of this sweet card!!!

debb said...

Such a cute card! I love the new look of the blog! debb

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Ooohhh "Sweet Baby" Love this card. Completely totally awesome.

Jackie Pedro said...

This card is so CUTE!!! Love all the texture!!

Your blog looks fab....I thought I was on the wrong blog at first!!!

Nicky said...

Love the card and your new Blog.

Shelley said...

Wow, I LOVE your card! It's so creative. The colours aren't "mine" either, but they look great!

Dee Dee said...

Love love the card, and those are so me colors. Your work is so amazing and detailed! Me likey your new blog look too. :)

Brook said...

The cards are so awesome. I like the LO. I too want to run away to NYC and watch the musicals!

Lorraine said...

gorgeous, dahling!

Susie Sugar said...

Hi I love your blog and your cards are fantastic, you are really talented.
Your craft room made me laugh I thought only I worked in such a way !! lol :) !! but what does it matter we are artists aren't we !! he he
Love Susie xx

AJ said...

love the new blog!
I was thinking of going clean for the spring too!!!
fabby!!!
:)

Justine said...

Love this card.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a very sweet creation!! Love your design!! TFS! :)

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

i love this! Totally untraditional baby colors and i just adore it!

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