Monday, August 15, 2011

Toby's Bath Time

Bath Time Toby

Technique:  Papercraft

white card, white card and more white card!
white ribbon
Toby Tumble Bath Time digi
glitter glue
Copic markers

Sizzix Big Shot
raindrop embossing plate or folder
polka dot embossing plate or folder

When I pick a challenge for inspiration, it's usually to try and challenge myself.  I still have a lot of techniques and styles to explore, and I love challenges that take me out of my comfort zone.  So last week when I did a white on white challenge and created my Humbug! box, I felt a little like I had cheated myself. out of fully exploring the technique as  I deliberately chose a small medium so that the amount of white was minimal.

So this week when Simon Says Stamp had a white on white theme, I had another go.  It's amazing how different whites can be!  I used a pure white Bazzill for the base of the card, some plain white card went through the Sizzix for embossing, a white doily and white ribbon.  As this is a bath tub scene and there is so much extra white in the image, I added a little pop to the bubbles (I made a punny) with glitter glue.

Bath Time Toby

I felt the key to creating an interesting all white card was either to be totally minimalist (which I did last time) or to have a lot of different textures.  The polka dot and raindrop patterns both suited the bath time image, and are separated by the lace of the doily.  Hehe the ribbon at the bottom is placed in such a manner as to hide where I have lopped off some of the original digi.  The original image has a puddle of water, a towel and some clothes, none of which I wanted to use, so I cut them off but that left a small notch in the lower right bath tub leg, hence the ribbon.

Cuddly Buddly: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp:  All White (except the coloured image)


  1. This is gorgeous! I love that image, your colouring is awesome! LOVE the embossing too and the doily frame, very pretty!!! THANKS for joining us at SIMON SAYS STAMP this week!

  2. Aw this is so cute! I just love everything about it! Judy x

  3. oooooooooo this is very sweet, what a lovely card morgan.

    greetings karin

  4. Lovin' it.....the embossing really helps to make it pop....very clever use of the ribbon...ha!

  5. bless what a cute card don't you just love toby and a lovely card thank you for joining us at cuddly buddly this week for our anything goes challenge.

    Wendy DT CBB

  6. Wow, your card is gorgeous!! I love the rain drop embossing on the background and the lace is a great touch. Such a cute image too!!

    Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!!
    xoxo, Christine

  7. I was hopping to see photos of the new puppies ;0) But I also love all the cute cards you make ;0)

    Love Dawn xx

  8. On what a gorgeous cute card.

  9. I love your white-on-white card and all the wonderful texture. Really cute image too :)

  10. what a gorgeous card love the colors thanks for joining us at Cuddly Buddly.....