Sunday, April 15, 2012

Relaxing in the Tub

Hello again blogging friends.  It's raining here today, so I guess I won't be working in my flower beds right now.  I'll show you what I made last night instead.

I used a sweet little image from Sassy Cheryl called Callie's Relaxing Bath.  I just love this little girl.  Her braids pinned up, her skinny little arms.  I can imagine that she spent all day playing outside at Grandma's and Grandma is giving her a bath before bed.  She is making a mess isn't she?
I colored her with my Prismacolor pencils.  I wanted a very blond look for her hair.  I think it turned out pretty good.  I added some rhinestones to the corners.  A little bling is fun  :)
I used the great sketch from Truly Scrumptious.  I think you can see that the panel the image is on is flipping up a bit.  That's because . . . .
. . . . I made it a small card.  And I did that because . . . .
. . . . it's all mounted on a gift bag I made.  There are some great tutorials out there for "box in a bag."  I didn't use any of them because I wanted my bag to be a certain size.  Basically the bottom is a short-sided box and the sides are wrapped with more paper.  I wanted my 6x6 sketch to fit on the front of the bag, plus leaving room for handles at the top.  I also wanted to be able to fit some bath products in there for a gift.  My seam binding and flowers are from Wild Orchid.  (always)  I had fun making this project.  I don't know who will get it eventually, but I'll enjoy looking at it in my studio for the time being.

I am entering my creation in the following challenges:

Sassy Cheryl's - Anything Goes
Papertake - Water, Water Everywhere
Creative Inspirations - purple, green and blue
Paper Shelter - Buttons & Bows

I think that's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek.

Blessings & Hugs



  1. Complimenti!!! Mi piace da matti l'idea che il posto dove scrivere è li, semi-nascosto, e non dentro come lo sono tutte le card!!
    Da 'copiare' subitissimo!!

  2. I have never made a box in a bag before. What a great inspiration yours is... Love this idea!
    your coloring has brought this sassy little darling to life! awesome creation- someone is going to be very happy to recieve this!
    thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl anything goes challenge this week!

  3. Such an adorable card.. Love the darling little image and the design.. Very lovely work.. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter. Hugs, Linda

  4. Oh, I LOVE the little story that you did for this image. Makes it even more special. Super cute and beautifully colored.
    So glad you joined the Sassy DTeam in the anything goes challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's. Good luck in the drawing.

  5. GREAT creation! I love this!
    So glad you joined us for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week!

  6. Gorgeous gift bag,love the sweet image and colours...Thanks for joining in with us at Truly Scrumptious,hope to see you next time....
    Mandy x

  7. This is such a gorgeous card. I love the image you've used and the colours are fabulous. Thanks for joining us this fortnight @ Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

  8. This is just gorgeous, love the image and the card design is just fab. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter
    Kat xx