Thursday, July 29, 2010

August Class Sample for CP2 - Bombshells and Sugar Skulls

Good morning! I finally finished my August class samples for China Phoenix 2 and just in time! My class is scheduled for August 14th and I am just a couple of weeks away from that date. Nothing like the adrenaline of running it as close to the wire as possible, LOL! At least they're done ;D

I am sharing the first card with you today. I have used elements from various Bombshell sets, but the main image of the glorious bombshell is from the Butterfly Queen set. She is one sexy mama! I have always wondered how she is holding that little bikini top on considering there is no side strap. Oh, to have magical zero gravity boobs ;D Wouldn't all bras be much more comfortable if they only consisted of the pretty lacy bits up front and did not have those dreaded straps that come out the side and wrap around the back to create bulges, bumps and spillage in places that no human being should ever have bulges, bumps and spillage. And talk about uncomfortable! It's on the same scale with, hmmm, let me think...being strangled by a boa constrictor! AND, when you take the blasted thing off, you have the angry red reminders of those straps left behind to taunt you the rest of the evening. Sigh...the perils of being a!

Anyway, back to my post ;D My card is colored with Copics. The main panel has been treated with a little bit of Distress Ink in Antique Linen and Vintage Photo, and then edged with Diamond Stickles. Those lovely paper layers are by October Afternoon and because I stamped a couple of flowers on the front, the addition of paper flowers seemed unnecessary and a tad superfluous. How do you like that for a six-dollar word...LOL!!

Come back tomorrow and I'll share card #2 with you. I hope your day is fabulous and more importantly..."comfortable" ;D

hair: Y21, Y000, E, 53, E30
skin: E11, E00, E000, R02
roses: G24, G21, R39, R29, R22
clothes: B75, B72, R39, R29, R22


  1. Cheryl, Cheryl, never cease to dazzle me! This is another work of art!!! Just stunning. I love that the outside of her dress is a different color from the inside. Great idea! And I am SO with you on the whole bra stitch! Love how they pick 'em up...hate how they make 'em feel! Really, really beautiful card!!!

  2. This is totally fantastic.

    I love the roses nestled into the curve of the die cut and the sugar skull on the side.

    As usual, your coloring is amazing. I'd pay cold cash money to sit with you and learn to shade like that.

    Superfluous is such a wonderful word.

    A bra that is pretty and creates zero-gravity boobs? Invent that and you'd be a gazillionaire!

    You forgot to mention the other pitFALL that occurs when one takes off one's bra... Note the capitalized letters in previous sentence. Yep. Major droopage.


  3. Oh, MY, Cheryl!!! S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!!!!! Your coloring skills amaze me and the layout it fabulous!!!!

  4. as always a totally awesome card,i really love all the colours you have used and your colouring is fantastic.....hugs Anita

  5. Wow your card is beautiful! Oh how I wish I had a figure like that. AND zero-gravity boobs. Love what you said about bras - sooo true! Bumps and bulges - story of my life lol!

  6. Wow! This is going to be one fun class! Love your samples!!

  7. wow sheryl,
    it's a beauty again, great coloring
    great layout.

    greetings karin

  8. I so wish I lived nearby so I could take this class! Beautiful card... all the way down to the glittery edge of the diecut :)


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