Whimsy Wednesday ~ No Adulting Today

Hello hello my lovely crafty pals. I've been nursing poorly kids this week and now have the lurgy myself, so I'll be brief tonight, as I just want a hot toddy and my bed! LOL. But I do really want to share my Whimsy Wednesday post with you today too. This chick has the right idea! I sooooo wish we had a bath in this house, 3 bathrooms, but no bath! Bah humbug, note to self, next house NEEDS a bath! She's a penguin after my own heart this one. I just love this image. It's called Penguin Bubble Bath and is of course from the super talented pen of Crissy Armstrong.


I've coloured her up with my Copic Markers and squeee, I'm so proud of the bubbles! Totally just winged it, but really wanted the multiple hues in the bubbles. Soooo pleased with how this came out. I added some gold pen to her shower cap and touches of gold pen to her champagne. 


I thought I'd finished this card here, once I'd glued down the flowers with my favourite Olba glue, but I wasn't completely pleased with it. I love the gorgeous paper I used which is a Whimsy Stamps Digital design from a set called Aqua Breeze. This bubbly bokeh style paper I thought was sooo perfect for this creation, echoing the bath bubbles. Once I'd finished, I was worried there was nothing to balance the darker left hand corner. So you'll see my simple fixes below.


I ended up adding a diecut corner which was sitting on my desk, it was white originally, so I just used one of my dark Blue Green Copics to colour it up. Then I added a tiny darker green heart over the light blue one in the bottom right corner. Now I was happy. Balance was restored. Funny how a couple of tiny changes can completely change the feel. But I'm much happier with version 2.


If you haven't yet checked out the fabulousness that is the August Whimsy Stamps Digital release, then click the link above for a closer look at all the gorgeous digital goodies now on offer there. You can of course click on the home link for a look at the full August release which includes the rubber and clear stamps and dies. Sooooo many utterly fabulous images this month. I can't wait to get Halloween crafting! I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure. But until then, have a wonderful week and enjoy some crafty adventures too! Hugs xoxo



 


Challenge Entries:
The Paper Shelter: #350 ~ Digital Image
Lemon Shortbread: #74 ~ Anything Goes
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends: #88 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge: #373 ~ Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps & More: #306 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: August ~ Dots and/or Stripes
Creatalicious Challenges: #145 ~ No Square or Rectangular Cards

Update: I made the Top 3 at Crafty Calendar Challenge! Thank you so much ladies. I'm delighted you liked my creation and am honoured by your Top 3 pick xoxo


Comments

Wendy said…
Awww love that super cute penguin, gorgeous card.
Hugs
Wendy xx
Chris said…
Sorry you're feeling poorly Wends...kids are great spreaders of germs, it's a talent they're born with :)Maybe one of those luxury bubble baths would make you feel better!
Fabulous card, love the image and your beautiful design (fab colouring...the bubbles look amazing)...and you're right... the darker 'additions' do look good!
hugs
Chris
x
Do hope your are feeling better now - nothing worse than being the 'last man down' and getting no sympathy from those who are now recovered....
Love your card, and the bubbles are awesome! WEll done
Blessings
Maxine
Julie B said…
Well done with colouring the bubbles, never easy but yours really work.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM. :)
Sue said…
Another gorgeous card Wends and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue x
CraftyGirl said…
I am very glad you joined us this week at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I hope you had a fantastic time!!! See you back very soon to play in another amazing challenge. :)

TTFN,

CraftyGirl
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team Member
Patsy Long said…
Such an adorable card!!! Love your penguin stamp and you coloured it beautifully. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge and hope to see you again soon - Patsy
Deanne Saunders said…
So cute!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper
Ina G said…
So cute and adorable Wendy. I like those osrt of days!. Thanks for sharing ar ATSM this week.
Victoria Rowson said…
Adorable card! Your colouring is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope you can join us again soon.
PaperDaisies said…
What a fabulous card. I love how you have showcased the image. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Creatalicious. Hugs Nina
Rhodidodi said…
He is a gorgeous little fella! I agree that adding that little bit of balance can change your card completely. Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges.
That penguin is so sweet! Love the champagne! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge :)
Wonderful creation, love your flowers and great sentiment! Thanks so much for playing along in our Digital Image challenge at The Paper Shelter:) Hugs! Audrey DT
Fikreta said…
its super cute!
Anna-Karin said…
Great card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT
Melanie said…
A fabulous card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional no square or rectangle card” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)


PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

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