Saturday, April 10, 2010

New Image Release and New Challenge Blog

ALL ABOARD (woot, woot!) FOR A NEW BUSY BEAUTIES ADVENTURE!!!!!


WELCOME! Today is a very BIG day for us, and we are way beyond excited! We hope you’ll join us on a fabulous journey as we travel through Wonderland with awesome new ALICE INSPIRED IMAGES from the Busy Beauties Boutique! Along the way, we’re also welcoming our April Guest DT SUSAN! Our final destination is our BRAND NEW BLOG: The Busy Beauties Creation Station!!!!! The adventure begins at Catherine’s blog. If you are arriving from Rachel's blog then you are on the right trail.

For my choices for the Hop, I love the Alice images Carolyn and Thomas have come up with. I must admit when I first saw the cat it was not anything like I expected. The Queen, likewise, looked very ominous. But when it came time to decide which images to do for the hop, those are the two I chose. I decided to "take a walk on the dark side" and I really enjoyed working these up. Since the Queen has sort of a Phantom look going on, I decided to keep the colors on the dark side as well. I used my 7 Gypsies "Savannah" DP and I was pleased with the vintage look it offered. I incorporated quotes from the "Alice in Wonderland" book for both of my cards.

"Chester Cat" is certainly not the harmless looking cat we're familiar with from the classic Disney movie, but he is apparently truer to the actual cat in the original story. I made an easel card with him and used Basic Grey's Eerie Paper Pad DP's to carry out sort of a cat/madness theme. I printed out two "Mad Scrapper" images, mirror-imaging one of them, and colored them and cut out just the heads, again to accentuate the "mad"-hatter idea. Once again I used a quote from the book. I colored all images with Copic markers. I know you'll love the rest of the images you'll find along the hop, so be sure to continue the journey and then join our challenge from our very own Busy Beauties Challenge Blog.


As always, we have HOP PRIZES! There will be 3 winners chosen from the comments left on certain DT blogs, but it's a secret which blogs we'll draw from! The prize for these winners is their choice of 1 Free BBB Image! So be sure to leave some love all along the way! Blog Hop Winners will be announced Sunday night on the Creation Station blog. And there is a prize package for the randomly selected winner of our Inaugural Challenge, so be sure to check that out at the end of the hop!

Your next stop is Michelle's blog! Enjoy the ride and when you finally arrive at the Creation Station, you’ll see our Inaugural Challenge is posted and waiting for you! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week-end.


19 comments:

Grace said...

Karen,

These are just awesome cards. I love, love your Chester cat with the addition of the mad scrapper on the inside of the card.

Susan said...

Wow Karen, these are both fantastic! Great regal colors for The Queen, and fabulous choices for Chester! The papers, the easel design, and the Mad Scrapper hats on the inside - everything is just super!

dolcreations said...

wow...these are fantastic! I love the easel card! All the little details you put into your cards is fantastic...Love the colours that you used on the easel card too. That vintage lace on the first card is so perfect! Great work!!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

OOOh, FABULOUS! I've already bought the Cheshire cat because besides Alice, he'd be great for Halloween! Great colors on both! xxD

Barb said...

Oh, Karen, your cards are such a treat, as always! The queen is, indeed, ominous but you created an inspired card! And I love a cat with attitude, and this is definitely CATitude! Love it! I miss being with you all today, but having a ball hopping through all the terrific creations.

Hugs,
Barb

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Wowzers two awesome cards, I love them. I love that these images have a little darkness to them, really gives them character.

I love how you used the Mad Scrappers on your Chester Cat card, such a clever idea.

Really awesome work :)
Suzi
xxx

Rose Petal said...

Hello Karen. What amazing creations, so bright and colourful. You have put so much work into these, they are fantastic. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Carmen O. said...

Hey Karen! OMGosh your cards are stunning! I just love how you used your dp and the Alice quotes are perfect. You're so very creative. Fabulous work!

Heather said...

OOOoOOO Where to begin! I love the Queen card. She is creepy and pretty all in one. I love your colors.

The cat... I am still drooling! WOW at the funky colors, amazing coloring, love the mad scrapper heads. Brilliant idea!!! All of it ~ it is just amazing!

jennruggeri75 said...

These are super!!!! I agree with Heather, the Queen is creep/pretty!! I love easle cards and yours is amazing!

Michelle said...

ooo - I looked at these this morning and came back and looked at them some more. Absolutely stunning! I just love them both. The coloring and the layouts are outstanding. Beautiful!

marysanders123 said...

You picked the perfect papers to accompany the images. Love the mischief look on the cat's face and the hats with the faces peering from underneath. Beautiful!

Rachel said...

Karen these are absolutely gorgeous!!! love your coloring. I especially like the chester card WOW!!
hugs,
Rachel

TAS said...

Awesome cards and love the DPs!

Annita said...

wow fabulous cards. loving the Easel card !! STUNNING !!

Peggy said...

Fantastic cards Karen! Love your attention to detail and your interpretations are right on!
Your new blog look is fabulous!!

Roxanne24 said...

I LOVE your card! It is stunning! Thank you for sharing!

Catherine said...

Absolutely LOVE these, Karen! Wow! I will gladly walk on the dark side with you anytime. These are amazing! I love the quotes you used, especially for the Queen. Your coloring is gorgeous on these, and I especially love your Chester Cat card! Adding the Mad Scrapper heads is such a brilliant idea - plus it's a great "off with her head" reference!
Wonderful job! TFS these beauties!

kadie said...

Karen! I love both your cards! Love your style so much! BUT I have to give a special shout out for that Cheshire Easel card. OMGOODNESS!! Fabulous layout, coloring, sentiment and what a BRILLIANT idea to use the Mad Scrapper's head like that! Fantastic!