Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Inspired by CIRCLES...

not just for the latest Pixie Cottage challenge, but on a daily basis!

188 circles adorn two of the walls in ARTish Studios

...very S.E.I.~Sweetie line

When I learned we were to create with CIRCLES
the proverbial wheels started spinning!
It didn't take long and I had an idea for
a fabulous GIFT SET:

using an illustration I created as a Birthday present
for Miss Michelle, owner of The Pixie Cottage.
In a recent email we were chatting about "brainstorming".
..she wrote that she does some of her best thinking
in the tranquility of a wonderful BuBble BaTh.
I thought...what a cute stamp that would make!!

Not much later I sent her "BUBBLICIOUS"

When making my circular card I chose the 'wettest' paper
I could find...
Holographic -Rain Turquoise and Glitter Iridescent (the added Bubbles)
by the Paper Studio ala Hobby Lobby.

Underneath all the beads from Bead Treasures there are
oodles of drawn bubbles (or 20,000 circles if you will!)
as in much of my work something is bound to be Artishtically shiny
by Glossy Accents from Ranger
...her nose, the spilling bubbles and her pink friend.
Copics were my tools for coloring.

The Gift BUCKET is the smallest of 3
in a set of clear nesting cans also from the Paper Studio ala Hobby Lobby.

How can you not think of Ernie when you see a Rubber Duckie?
Are you singing yet? :)
This PINK friend came from Wal-mart.
(they currently have designer ones for Easter)

She sits atop a multitude of CIRCLES...
also known as Bath beads from the American Soap Company
(color coordinated of course!)

I love creative blend titles:
This one features the Paper Studio, ki memories,

and Stampin Up... "and enjoy" was stamped, punched out,
and strategically placed under the implied bubbles.

Best friends can always use a pick me up,
sisters love spa days,teachers need soothing rewards, Mother's day is fast approaching
and every female has a birthday...think of how many
smiles you could bring with a BUBBLICIOUS card and a Rubber Duckie!!

Then go take a relaxing bath and dream up
what you can create involving circles to enter in this week's
Pixie Cottage Challenge by midnight on 4/4.
Be sure to link back to your blog
for a chance to win 2 Pixie Cottage stamps!

**even the "not-TRASH" fits the challenge! :)**



  1. Very cute idea Tish! So glad you are part of our team. We are going to have so much fun!

  2. LOVE your walls, and that gift set is just so thoughtful. I have to say I LOVE the girl in the tub image as well.

  3. Super cute Tish and wow, amazing details! Love the beads for the bubbles too! Just wanted to say hi and look forward to working with on the Pixie Cottage DT. :)

  4. Brilliant card Tish. Love the creative use of the beads for bubbles.. You studio wall looks fantastic too.
    Just dropping by to say Hi and how pleased I am to be able to work with you on the Pixie DT.
    Sharon xx

  5. wow this is brilliant love the beads you have used for the bubbles, stunning detail cant wait to work with you,at the Pixie cottage hugs cheryl xxx

  6. You know my wall in my scrap room kind of looks like that!
    Awesome, and I love the "not trash" comment

  7. Wow your scrap room is awesome!!! Wonderful project too! The bead bubbles are so clever! Looking forward to working with you at Pixie cottage! Hugs, Erin.

  8. wow, alot of detail in ur card! it is fabulous, i love how u made teh bubbles, heehee!!!

  9. Such an adorable project, I love the image and gorgeous details.
    Hugs Emma x

  10. What a brilliant idea and super duper cute and amazing gift set!!!! I love the way you tackle each challenge and come up with a fresh and wonderful creation! Your image is adorable and I can't wait to get my hands on her!