Saturday, April 16, 2011

Here Fishy...Fishy...Fishy!!!!

Did my title confuse you? It confused my husband. He was like..."Carolyn, that's a BIRDbath"...(insert questionable, concerned face here:} I told him it was because once upon a time, a mischievous little girl gave a sweet, tiny goldfish a new home IN the birdbath. You are probably scratching your head as he scratched his...then I told him I was pretending it was a goldfish because I once put MY goldfish, Goldie, in the birdbath when I was a little girl:) Dad wasn't very happy...and I don't think Goldie liked it much either; but in my little girl mind, I was in the midst of creating my own personal, outdoor aquarium. Hey, it wasn't MY fault...Dad was the one who took me to Marine World every other weekend. I just wanted to create my own Marine World...starting with Goldie as my main attraction. Don't worry fishies were harmed in the making of my amateur aquarium:)

Okay, enough silliness, today's card features the recently released and oh so adorable stamp ~ Hey Birdie Peeker that was created by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamp Company. I found this sweetie irresistibly CUTE, and could not wait to ink her up...and she is just one of FIVE precious images in The Peekers Collection at SCACD, and I {{heart}} them all!!! "Hey Birdie" is colored with Prismacolor markers, and I kept the card extremely simple. In all honesty, what else do you need with an image as darling as this? To create the dimension in her hat, I pulled out my Viva Decor red pearl pen, and the water in the birdbath has a touch of Creative Inspirations paint in Blue Ice coated with a bit of Diamond Glaze to add some shine to the sparkle. For the "goldfish", I added the sparkle with a Copic Atyou Spica glitter pen in Buttermilk.

Today's card was inspired by the following FABULOUS challenges:
I hope I was able to bring a hint of inspiration to you today...and if nothing else, some smiles:) Thank you so very much for dropping by!!! Your visits always brighten my day!!

Card Ingredients:
Stamp: Hey Birdie Peeker, PTI card stock, Prismacolor markers, Creative Inspirations Paint in Blue Ice, Diamond GlazeViva Decor Pearl Pen in Red, Copic Atyou Spica Glitter Pen (buttermilk), Nesties ~ Classic Circles and Scalloped Circles, Cuttlebug "Plum Blossoms" embossing folder, red felt, PTI flower die, buttons and thread from stash, leaves (leftovers from artificial flower bouquet used to make a diaper cake), pearl flourish (from Hobby Lobby's bridal department)


Stacy said...

This is so precious! And your funny story is just adorable! I love all the deminsion and pretty colors!

Fiona said...

such a cute card!! Fab colour combo. Poor!! Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.


Sue from Oregon said...

such a festive peeker!

Rachel Hope said...

Adorable!!! Love your details! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations!

Nancy said...

Oh, these peekers stamps are just fantastic!! I love your card! Thank you for joining us this week at Woodware USA!

Lisa said...

Adorable image and I love the red/blue combo! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Heather said...

Oh what a cute and sweet little story. I can picture the whole thing as you wrote it. I can picture cute little miss Carolyn with her little pet fishy... Thank you for sharing that story. Doesn't your darling hubby know better than to question you yet? ;) lol.

This card is BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE red and blue / teal.

LOTS of hugs

Lorraine said...

LOL @ your Goldie story! Your turquoise/red card is beautiful and love your coloring of that fun peeker!

Renkata said...

Such an adorable card.
Love the cute flowers.

Colleen Holmes said...

Your story cracked me up big time! I can see you out at the bird bath as proud as can be with your tiny gold fish!!! Love this card with your coloring and designing of this sweet cutie!!

Anonymous said...

Too cute! Thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp Challenge!

Magento Themes said...

wow...fabulous card!!! The little girl is looking beautiful and cute. I love her costume and style. I like the way you colored this images. Its really great one. Thanks for this nice card.Magento Themes