Saturday, August 8, 2009

Ahhh..Serenity! Hanna Stamps Guest Designer Challenge project #2

Ahhh...Serenity! Time for ME! was what I thought of when I created this card for the Hanna Stamps Guest Designer project #2 for Round2. {say that 3 times fast :) } Here is Bubblebath Sophie:

Much mental debate went into making this card but I am very happy with my final result. Sophie and the tub were colored with copic markers. Cut out circle with Spellbinders plain circle die and sponged with Tim Holtz distress inks worn lipstick and vintage photo before removing the die circle.
The scalloped dies were also cut with spellbinders scalloped circle dies as well as the dp circle in between the scalloped circles.
To match the circles to the flowers on the dp they were sponged with Tim Holtz vintage photo ink as were all the pink edges on the card.
The butterflies were punched with the Martha Stewart butterfly punch from cs that had already been embossed with a cuttlebug vintage folder. The corner punches are both on the same punch from EK and I love that when you layer them like this the solid color shows through like it was cut out. Use your imagination..... work with me here :) Tiny half pearls were added to the body of the embossed butterflies which were layered just off-set of the colored butterflies beneath them.
A beautiful piece of white dotted swiss ribbon tied with a double piece of ribbon in my ever faithful knot bow :) and two coordinating prima flowers with a gold rimmed half pearl finish the card. Two small half pearl give the bathtub bubbles some dimension and sparkle.
When the card elements were all complete I knew I wanted to add a sentiment but where? Nothing that I thought of seems quite right so in a moment of madness (only because I had the whole card assembled and glued) I decided to use my new Just Rite alphabet and add the Ahh...Serenity to the colored image. Could have been a real disaster but ya gotta do what ya gotta do right? I love being able to make my own phrases using the Just Rite stamps.

What do you think?

The other girls will have some wonderful projects on their blogs as well as Split Coast Stampers galleries. To go the Guest Designer link in the forum click here.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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Juls said...

gorgeous! love the rich colours!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Cathy this is just soooo lovely and relaxing. I love the vintage touches. Fabulous Card!

Jacqui said...

Wow Cathy, your cards are beautiful!

Sandra MacLean said...

So serene Cathy! Great job!