Monday, November 4, 2013

From the Heart Stamps Sketch Challenge 41 - Take Me Away

I'm really going to date myself here and ask, does anyone remember the commercial tag line, "Calgon, Take Me Away!"?  Well this card was inspired by that commercial tag line.  This image, Birdbath Chick, reminds me of the blissful ladies in their bathtubs full of Calgon bubbles.  To maintain that calm, soothing feeling, I limited the color palette to blue, white, and peach.  It doesn't show very well in the photo, but I added Paper Glaze to the bath bubbles after lightly coloring them to give them a glossy look.

Today's FTHS Sketch, number 41, is getting earmarked to use again!  I like the flexibility and simplicity of this design.

My recipe for this card is:
Image: Birdbath Chick
Paper: Doodlebug Up,Up, and Away, Digitally created blue stripe, and American Crafts cardstock
Coloring Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Quickutz die cut bubbles

Hope you play along with the design team at the From the Heart Stamps blog.  Remember, EVERYONE who enters will receive $1 credit to the From the Heart Stamps digital store.  Use it as a discount, or save the credits up to earn a free stamp.  Linky will close on Sunday at 10 pm CST.

Update on Greg's Dad:  He is out of the hospital and in a rehab/nursing home facility.  No intestinal blockages or cancer was found!  The doctor's best guess as to the cause of his deterioration is spinal stenosis.  At this point they are concentrating on physical therapy and medication as the course of treatment.  He is not strong enough for any surgery.  The immediate goal is to get him walking. 

Thank you again for visiting and for your well wishes and prayers.  The family and I so appreciate it!!!  Even though I haven't been to your blogs for a visit, I do see the thumbnails of your cards in my blog list.  Such amazing cards you all create!  Cannot wait to get back to visiting your blogs and commenting!  Hugs to you all!


  1. Cool image, and fab colors ! Love your papers !
    Have a nice day !

  2. Yes, I definitely remember the commercial. I love your darling card and the beautiful coloring..great papers to. So glad to hear the news about your FIL.

  3. Yes, Tress, I am old enough to remember that phrase! Darn it! :^) Love it as the sentiment for this sweet card! Nice take on the sketch and great coloring! :^)
    Hugs, Penny
    Glad for the news about your FIL! Hope that he gets better each day! :^)

  4. Very cute image and I really like that limited colour palette :)
    Good news on your FIL - hope the improvements continue thick and fast!

  5. This is adorable, Tress. Perfect coloring and i like the softness of the DP.
    Glad to hear that your FIL is doing better !

  6. What fun Tress - love this cutie!

  7. LOL, I can remember those Calgon commercials and I think your card is a fun take on them! Really fantastic coloring Tress!

  8. Super cute card, this image is adorable.

  9. Now I love this wonderful card. Such a sweet image and the blues are perfect....Hugz, joann

  10. Oh that is good news!
    Love this cute relaxing chick. I think we have the same dates, lol. I do remember the calgon take me away and the "where's the beef!" lol. And I can sing all those jingles that the other commercials had but I can't remember any allegbra! Go figure. lol. Love this adorable card.