Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tuesday's Tea and Color on Wednesday

Happy Hump Day, my friends!  I'm happy because my husband's eye surgery this morning went well.  We go back to see the surgeon in the morning to get his bandages removed and learn further details on the condition of his eye and prognosis for his eyesight, but the initial report looks good!

I made this card yesterday for the Teapot Tuesday and Color challenges on Splitcoaststampers, but I'm just now getting a chance to put it up on my blog.  Philsmom was the Teapot Tuesday hostess and had this cute teapot for our inspiration (scroll down to post #8 after clicking on the link to see the teapot).  This is a gel card to simulate bubbly water.  You put just a tad of clear hair gel into a baggie. ...kinda cool, huh?  There's a great tutorial on Splitcoast here if you want to try this technique yourself.

These goofy lookin' fishies are a great stamp by Rubbernecker.  There are lots of fun fish stamps and sentiments to choose from.

I used my Copic sketch markers to color the fish and then I added stickles and glitter pen touches to each one.  Real Red, Kraft, and Bermuda Bay were the color challenge colors on SCS.  I had to substitute Cool Caribbean for the Bermuda Bay.  I made my matted frame with rectangle Nestabilities.

Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!


Traci M said...

What a cool card, Charlene...you are the technique lady for sure...I would try it but lately my hair is going flat and I need all the help I can get, so no sparing hair gel here!!
I love this card!!
Have a great three day weekend!!

Stef H said...

oh is this hysterical. looks like my fogey group at lunch! lol!

hope you saw my comment in sunday's post. thank you so much for your card. it was so sweet of you to remember me!

big HUGZ!!!!

redwasher1 said...

I love, love this cute card!!

AMIT said...

Your card is really good.

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Unknown said...

So cute!! Haven't done a gel card in about 300 years! Sure do have hair gel...thanks for the inspiration!

Sabrina said...

So I need to get hair gel as well as shaving foam, ha ha.
Hope all goes well post-operation. Anything at all going wrong with sight is a scary thought! Your hungry fishies remind me of a computer game I had with piranhas in it.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I have these stamps too. You know how much I love fun stamps! I love the frame you made, and the gel filling! Great job. Glad the surgery went well! PHEW!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Very fun card Charlene. Hope all goes well with your hubby's doctor's appointment today.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is absolutely stunning Charlene!! The bubbles are perfect. Love how you created with the bubble water with hair gel. Too fun! Gorgeous!

Joanne (jojot) said...

okay...cutie....you are gettin' te bee a real tecnhique junkee....and wow....what amazing stuff....the funniest thing is that the t-shirt I have on as I type this has a similar scene on it.....great minds, ya know.....anyhow...every choice you made on this one was perfection...made me smile and gasp in awe


C said...

Oh, my gosh...how stinkin' cute is this?!! Love those fish and a good ole' gel card. I almost forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder of how much fun it adds!