Saturday, February 5, 2011

Bratz Valentine

I got these awesome coloring pages from Tracy that she found the other day tinkering around the net.  Thank you, my image fairy godmother!!!  Well she made a Valentine using one of the images she sent me and that that got me to thinking about my goddaughter. 

My best friend's daughter is turning 17 this March.  My almost 17 year old goddaughter and her little sister get a Valentine from Aunt RaRa (don't ask, I might not tell you, lol) every year.  She's a good kid - a bit of a handful, but a good kid.  She tries to be all goth, but underneath, she's a girly girl to the core.  I thought of her when I saw this image - her big blue eyes, her hair: that is a gorgeous natural brown but has died black and wears black nail polish....

So two and two were quickly adding up.  The new Bratz pages that I sooooo wanted to color can be her Valentine this year.  She is after all turning 17...maybe the cutesy heart stuff has got to go?  Maybe it's time?  My mind was made up quickly.  I quickly started to color her and I used the sketch from The Outlawz' current Wednesday Sketch Challenge for my inspiration.

I love her!!!  Isn't she fab?  I didn't have a lot of pp to match her, so my hubby, the wonderful man that he is, said, why don't you emboss some tin foil  and use it?  I looked at him like he had three heads!  But later that evening while he was out shopping with our oldest daughter, that's exactly what I did!!  God love him, it looks awesome!  He got an apology for me laughing at him, and I got an awesome matted look for my card :)  My teenage-y feeling Valentine for my goddaughter is done!

Medium:  Artist Loft Watercolor Pencils
Image:  Pretty Bratz coloring page
Sentiment (reads:  be still my beating heart) and Dotted Heart:  Studio G Clear Stamps
Inkadinkadoo Pigment Ink in Black
Glossy Accents on Eyes
Tin Foil Embossed with Sizzix Textured Impressions Wedding #2 Set
Crystal Stickles on socks, cuffs, collar and throughout outfit
Darico Self-Adhesive Gems

The Outlawz - Wednesday Sketch Challenge Feb2
Guylou's Inimitablity - I Heart You Challenge
Bugaboo Stamps - Anything Goes


  1. OMG Sara...this is fantastic! I love that image and the way you colored her is perfect! And of course, being the glitter lover that I am, I love the stickles that you added to her. Now you better go and give that hubby a big hug and kiss because his idea for the tinfoil was fabulous! I love the embossing you did on it and the way it looks behind her. And that sentiment is perfect for this image.

  2. Sara... you totally rock this card!!! Love the embossed foil and the bling on her pants!!! Wow!!! Gorgeous!!
    Thanks for participating in the I {{Heart}} You Challenge at Guylou's Inimitability.

  3. I agree.. you did Totally ROCK this card. I love the edgy look the embossed foil gave it. Seee sometimes are husbands can be creative geniuses can't Is that bling I see on her socks too? You go girl!! Love the way you colored her. This card is perfect! I am sure she will love it. Aunt RaRa :)

    Oh p.s. I am diggin jammin out on your blog while commenting. I wonder if I should come up with more things to say until this song is I am listening to " I guess that's why they call it the blues". It is coming to an end here shortly.

    I wanted to thank you for always leaving such wonderful and uplifting comments on my work. You always make my day with your visits.

    Hope all is well and everyone is back to their healthy selves. :)



  5. Oh wow!! All that sparkle is just to die for!! hehe. Love this card! :) And I will have to find those colouring pages, I didn't know you could get Bratz images - I know two girls in my own house that would so love these!!xx

  6. Thank you for joining us at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps this week ! Your card is so cool ! Good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

  7. What an awesome hubby! Your card looks fab, and I'm sure your goddaughter will LOVE it, Aunt RaRa! :D Thanks for sharing at Guylou's Inimitability!

  8. Hi Sara ((waving))!! This is a stunning card! I love what you did with the background behind the image! Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge with us!

  9. What a FAB card. I love the foil! How smart is that!! Thanks for joining the challenge at Guylous!

  10. Love it and the foil looks great!

  11. Sara, what a great idea your hubby had! It looks really cool. And I love, love, love her outfit. I won't ask about the nickname. My first husband's family still calls me Fred. If you don't ask about that, I won't ask about Ra-Ra. LOL

  12. She is fab indeed. . .;) I love the bits of glitter on her outfit, and that silvery foil is sooo cool! Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Anything Goes challenge with Catch the Bug! :D MWAH!