Sunday, January 12, 2020

Benton Loves His Bubbles

Good grief, I haven't colored Benton since 2013!  I looked it up.  He was new to me then and it was the first and last time I colored him.  That's just wrong!  However, in the midst of chipping away at my collection of new-to-me acquisitions, I came across a bubble bath challenge.  Did you know January 8th is National Bubble Bath Day?




I did break out one not-yet-used item for this card, and that's the bubble stencil.  Actually, it's a bokeh stencil, but it's perfect for bubbles, too.  Benton and his bubbles were stamped in Memento London Fog ink and colored with Copics.  I cut out the words of the sentiment and used a flower punch on the ampersand.  The sketch is current at Freshly Made Sketches.  I followed it to the letter because, really, there was no reason to deviate.  It was ideal for Benton.




The Bubble Bath Day challenge is at Day of the Month Card Club.  They're somewhat new, this being their 11th challenge.  Each runs from the 7th till the end of the month, which gives us slow stampers plenty of time to play:


Also:

Freshly Made Sketch #417 and Double D Challenges "Use a Punch" (a punch was used on the ampersand in the sentiment):




Supplies for this card are listed below my signature.  That's all, folks!  Enjoy your day!



Stamps:  Inky Antics Pampered Benton  Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Super Smooth Solar White, soft blue Bazzill  Ink:  Memento London Fog, Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Soft Sky for bubbles  Coloring:  Copic markers  Accessories:  Newton's Nook Bokeh Stencil Set, sequins, flower punch  Dies:  Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Stackables, Spellbinders Nested Lacy Pennants

34 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Oh is Benton cute or is he cute, love this delightful card.xx

Hannelie said...

Benton sure is having fun :) Perfect background! So beautifully done!

Pauline said...

Love Benson! Fabulous card Leslie, and love your 'bubble' background, the bokeh stencil works perfectly for this. I think everyone needs a day like this - relax and unwind! I still remember your card from 2013, funny how you can still vision certain things. I can vision the orange coloured tub he was sitting in! LOL. Anyway lovely seeing your card today, have a great day Leslie!

R's Rue said...

Beautiful.

Diane said...

Such a cute stamp and you have featured him so well and I bet he just loves making an appearance again! Great idea for the bubbles...and guess what I am working on a 'bath' card right now too...such a fun idea for a challenge, very unique...and you can enter this at DD too since you used a punch!!
PS: I don't make resolutions, but I told myself that I was going to do more then just DT cards which seems is all I ever do, BUT I was going to have some fun this year and do a few challenges, so this is my 2nd attempt at that...FUN!!

Darlene said...

OMG this is SO cute and what a great idea to use the 'bubble' stencil for the background! Isn't it amazing how fast time goes by!! I too have SO MANY things that haven't seen any love in such a long time ... will have to try and do something about that in 2020.
This looks like a fun challenge ... maybe ... just maybe I'll find the time to join in! Thanks for fun inspiration! YOU ROCK!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Benton is so cute and he looks so relaxed in his bubble bath. I love this card. Great sentiment to get the point across too.

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

Little Benton is just adorable with his bubbles! I know what you mean about forgetting something. I found some stamos sets the other day buried away and pout them on my desk to use so I won't forget about them. Nice challenge.

Donna Ellis said...

Poor Benton, neglected all those years and then having to suffer through a bubble bath! He just cannot win. What a cute image! Love the girly pink bubbles, further robbing him of any dignity he may have left. Giggling. Fabulous bubble theme in your background and layers. Thanks for educating us about National Bubble Bath day, and sharing your darling card! xx

crafty-stamper said...

My first word was aawww when i got a first glimpse of you really cute card and image love the pink bubbles,great bubble stencilled background and love the added sequins
carol x

Margaret said...

Benton is adorable. Love the way you colored him up. Great job on coloring the bubbles and the background is just perfect.

Sue from Oregon said...

I am glad your have righted this wrong on Benton! He looks like he is starting the new year out perfectly! No wonder it is National Bubble Bath Day! Love your design and the bubble stencil is a perfect delicate background!♥ Sue Kment

Cat Craig said...

Super cute and how fun to pull him out for a challenge. Wonderful coloring a well.

Yogi said...

another cutie. Have a great day

Christine Alexander said...

Benton is so cute in his bath tub, he loves the bubbles. your bokeh background is perfect for your bubble theme :)

nancy littrell said...

How fun for Benton getting to have a bubble bath. LOVE your Bokeh stenciled background. I must check it out. TFS my friend. Hugs...P.S. We both got caught in a downpour while Denny was running and I was walking. All our gear is now drying by the warm fire:-) Hugs..Nancy

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Bubble bath challenge! That's a first, lol! Well, I think yours will win as it is wonderful! Love the bokeh/bubble background and of course your perfect coloring. Glad you got Benton out again! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

CaroleAnn said...

Just so darn cute is Benton!!! I love the way you designed the card and the stencil in the background! Something about a pink bubble bath just put a smile on my face immediately when I saw your card!!! Great job.

Vicki said...

This is ssooooo adorable, Leslie! Great background and image! It was nice to see your entry and I had to stop by and visit!

Conniecrafter said...

He is so cute, he is perfect for this challenge, love how you colored the tub and the look of fur to his body! the bokeh background worked great for a bubble background!

nancy littrell said...

P.S. Found the stencil at SSS..added to my wishlist. I LOVE the Bokeh stencils. TFS Hugs..

Glenda said...

Benton is a cutie for sure! I love how you colored the bubbles and that you used some sequins here and there as well.

papierelle said...

You can hardly see him, he is so deep dive in his pink soap bubbles. It's so lovely and funny!! Thank you very much for joining with us at DotMCC.
Gundi

Diane said...

Well you already know how much I LOVE this...thank you for joining in our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Cindy Beach said...

YAAY! So happy to see you playing with challenges today, Leslie! Benton is whimsical and fun and I love your adorable card. That scalloped rectangle is perfect for the sketch!

Kim S said...

That is such a perfect way to relax and unwind! I love the bubble background you created. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Cécile Ribon said...

Wow! This is adorable! The bokeh background looks gorgeous and I love all these bubbles and that cute guy! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Ros Crawford said...

Bubble bath day??? Jeez I don't even have a bath, only a shower. Well either way I am loving this card - The bubble stencil looks fabulous in those colours and I love the image!

Loll said...

Oh my gosh ... this is DARLING, Leslie!! Benton looks so sweet surrounded by bubbles. Great design with the bokeh background. National Bubble Bath day ... who knew??!! :) This made me smile - thank you! xx

Anita in France said...

What a deliciously bubbly background for Benton's bubble bath, Leslie ... such a sweet image, beautifully coloured! Hugs, Anita :)

Rosmarie said...

Oh my God, can't barely see Benton in all that delicious pink foam!!! - So glad you remembered your cute old stamp, Leslie! Thank you for the shout out and for playing along with us at DotMCC! Rosi x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Adorable card- love looking at your beautiful coloring skills!

Darnell said...

NAILED!!!! Hugs, Darnell

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

So glad you pulled him out again! He looks quite happy in his pink bubble bath - who wouldn't be?! Thank you for playing along with us at DotMCC! Perhaps we'll see you next month, too?

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