“Calgon..Take Me Away….”

     Wow, remember that television slogan for Calgon Bath Beads?  (notice I didn’t say bubble bath?)  I am certainly dating myself… but the product is still around (link above)!  Isn’t it the truth?  Nothing is so wonderful as a hot, bubble bath!  When was the last time life slowed down enough to do that? I am hoping that those still without power will be putting a nice hot bath on the top of their list of “things to do” once life gets back to normal.  For some, unfortunately, that will be a longer journey..especially as a Nor’easter storm is due to arrive today. My school will be closed again because of the wind and rain and I am hoping no more damage and loss occurs with today’s storm…
    A brighter bit of news is that it’s Wednesday and that means another great challenge at THE PAPER SHELTER.  This week’s challenge is “ELVES AND FAIRIES” and The Paper Shelter sure has a lot of elves and fairies to color!  As always, The Paper Shelter awards a $30 prize voucher to a challenge winner who uses a Paper Shelter image on their project, but you can still enter with ANY image you choose. If you do, you can still win 3 Paper Shelter images of your choice! 

     For my card, I selected “Magic Bubble Bath” – a digital image that comes in PNG and JPEG format as well as with design paper.  My little elf is colored with copic markers and a lot of Deco Art Glamour Dust… 
     Don’t you just love the sentiment? 
 I found it online and computer generated it for this card. One blogger (forget who) shared a great website called Wordmark.it that I just love.  You simply type in whatever you want (a word or sentiment or a long passage…) in the box that says “wordmark” and then click “load fonts.”  Easy peasy and then you see your sentiment in all different fonts that you already have on your computer on ONE page!  It features positive and negative selection, too!  Now, while you can not paste the one you want in a document, you can note the font you like and then go back to your WORD doc and just retype the sentiment and choose the font you noted in Wordmark.it. It is really a fast and convenient way to see how your sentiment looks in different fonts!    
    The design paper I used is called “The Bright Side of Life” by Scrap Cake Papers.  The blue strip across the floral paper is from a DCWV paper pad called “Be Mine”.  The papers were matted with Bazzill cardstock and Kraft cardstock.  All edges were distressed with Tea Dye and Walnut Stain ink.
  The metallic corner and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and, once again, I colored the silver metallic corner with Acrylic white paint and glitter.  Pearls and cheesecloth are from my stash and the die is from Cheery Lynn called “Fanciful Flourish” that I cut out of ivory pearl cardstock from Joanns.  I also attached some fun opalescent “plastic bubbles” from Dress it Up buttons  (Michael’s) over the bubbles in the digi image. I applied Glossy Accents to the bubbles in her hair, bath and water under the jug.
    A close up:
   Why not stop over to The Paper Shelter blog to see what the Design Team has created to inspire you?  We look forward to seeing your “elf and fairy” projects this week. Remember after posting your project to The Paper Shelter Challenge blog, please link back to the challenge on your blog post.  Have a great day and thank you for your kind comments!

This Post Has 32 Comments

  1. Hi Ann Marie, Calgon over here in the UK is used for getting limescale of your heaters in your kettle and washing machine, not sure I would want to bath in it.
    Your card is stunning, I love your colouring its gorgeous as is your whole card design, you are so talented and Im so lucky to have you on my team. And that wordart is something I will have to look into, and I love the sentiment its so true for me anyway. hugs Shirleyxxx

  2. Gorgeous card the image is adorable and you have coloured her beautifully. The layout is so pretty. Caroline xxx

  3. Penny

    Fabulously awesome. :^)
    Love this card, Ann Marie! Love the colors, (yummy), the papers, the die cuts & flowers, your embellies, and that wondrously-colored, perfect adorned, adorable image! And the sentiment is so true & so cute! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. Anonymous

    I love the sparkly bath and sweet sentiment, another stunning card my friend
    Hugs Julie P

  5. Rach83

    What a wonderful card. I love your image and bubbles. The flowers and flourish are so pretty and girly. A really gorgeous creation.

    Thanks for linking up with us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

    Rachel x

  6. Danni

    What a super adorable image and a beautiful card!! Thanks for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  7. Wowzer Ann Marie this is stunning, that image as well as the design is incredibly beautiful, I love it.
    lorraine x

  8. Sandy

    That's what I say – I need me some Calgon! Beautifully designed card – love those bubbles. Your coloring looks wonderful and the design is so perfect for this lovely card. Sweet image too!

  9. What a really cute and stunning card this is. I love the sentiment and i agree with it wholeheartedly. Thank you for sharing with us Eclectics this week and hope to see you again in future challenges
    Elaine aka Ellapu

  10. Adorable, beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Cards By Lady Anne. We look forward to seeing you again.

  11. marion

    What a fab card, thanx for joining us at NMWC, good luck and hope to see you again next month. hugs, Marion

  12. Unknown

    Absolutely beautiful. Your image is coloured beautifully, your design is beautiful and your attention to detail, wow. Thanks so much for joining us this month at NMW Challenges. I do hope to see you again next challenge. Hugz Suzanne

  13. Sandy

    What a fantastic card love the bubbles and the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody.. Sandy 🙂

  14. Tara

    I love everything about this card! It's wonderful. Thanks for fluttering with us at the FBW challenge!

  15. Steph

    What a pretty image, I especially love the bubbles! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

  16. Jackie

    What a darling card! I love how you colored this image in and all the great flowers that line the image too! Lovely job! Thank you for joining us this week at the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge, I hope to see you join us again soon!

    Jackie, Fab 'n' Funky DT

  17. Vicky

    A gorgeous card, thank you for playing Bingo with us at Fab'n'Funky this week, good luck!!

    hugs Vicky xxx

  18. Wendy

    Absolutely gorgeous, adorable image.
    Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design & Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  19. Beautiful card with perfect colouring and flowers – we have a really annoying advert here in the UK that goes – washing machines live longer with Calgon and I don't think I'd fit in there for a bath LOL – thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday
    Debbie x

  20. Sheryl

    This is such as pretty card! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the image! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

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