Thursday, May 20, 2010

Busy Beauties Goes Burtonesque

Hello and welcome to an exciting day at The Busy Beauties Boutique!

Not only do we have some marvelously macabre new images to share with you today on the Blog Hop, but we also have some fun & funky friends joining us:
The Burtonesque Dolls!

Our new images are inspired by the Tim Burton classic, "THE CORPSE BRIDE", and BBB illustrator Thomas Goins has really outdone himself with these amazing images! We thought they would be right up the Dolls' alley, so we invited them along for the hop *and* are super excited to announce that Busy Beauties will be sponsoring their challenge next week!

The Hop starts with Kelly and if you get lost along the way a complete hop order is also listed below!
You're going to love it; we have prizes so fab, it's freaky! Be sure to hop along and leave lots of comment-love, because there are TWO Secret Beauties or Dolls along this Burtonesque inspired hop… and TWO winners will be selected from their blog comments to receive 5 (yep, FIVE) Busy Beauties images of his/her choice! So whether you are in the mood to be beauty-ful or get funky,
we've got you covered.

My card for you today features Lil Lisette. All I could think about when I was coloring up this sweet and yet kinda creepy stamp, are those Verizon "dead zones" commercials! Do you know the ones? And then I was trying to come up with an "everyday" sentiment and with the help of a friend, it clicked...this should be a "welcome to the neighborhood" card!! LOL! Can you even imagine? We just got new next door neighbors and I'm curious as to what they would think if I brought over a batch of brownies and this awesomely constructed, handmade card accompanied. LOL! Well, even if these new stamps are a little eerie, I love them! Very Burtonesque indeed! Now, on with the HOP!


At the end of the hop, which is also your NEXT STOP, the new Busy Beauties Creation Station CHALLENGE is waiting for you. It's a sketch challenge provided by PaperAddict Catherine, who is a member of both the Busy Beauties and The Burtonesque Dolls DTs. We hope you'll play along! You have until 11:59 EDT on June 2nd to link your creation at the Creation Station.
In the meantime, we hope you'll have fun hopping and find lots of other-worldly inspiration! Enjoy the show!


Heather said...

This is PERFECT!!! I love how you used her and lol at giving it to the neighbors~ HA!!! Oh my ... I love the eerie look to her. She looks just like the dead zone commercials like you said. Also Children of the Corn or Twilight Zone ish :) I love the layout and the colors and papers. All of it! Fantastic card, wonderfully constructed and matches the image perfectly! I cant wait to see what everyone else came up with!


Mrs Weyremaster said...

Kadie, this is awesome, I love how you've made her look so creepy, really cool. Gorgeous paper choices too.
Wonderful work as always:)

the whimsical butterfly said...

Ok, this is WICKED freakin' cute! WOW! LOVE how you did the skin, omg. TOO FUNNY! And hey, I see a bracket from the SB kit! CUTE!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

That's right, scare the new neighbors right off. LOL This card is fab! Creepy cute at it's best. xxD

Margie said...

LOL! I'd love to be your neighbor! She is cute and creepy at the same time. Love the bold colors! Great card!

Tracy S said...

awesome card. Love the paper choices and the way you colored her. You did a fantastic job.

heidy said...

Wow,this is gorgeous!!

Huzzah616 said...

Great job!! She is truly creepy looking!

Rachel said...

What an awesome card!!! love the paper you used and the color combo is amazing!!!

Michelle said...

ooo - I think I might have to move from that neighborhood - LOL... She's so delightfully creep and the dp and layout rock it totally. What a super color scheme. We need to coin a new word that conveys creepily adorable!


Cindy Haffner said...

Hee hee COOL!!

Randi WS said...

Wonderful creation! I love your coloring, and the papers fits perfectly!
Hugs, Randi ;)

Bobbi said...

Cute card, I think it would be a perfect card for your new neighbors, unless they don't have a sense of humor.

Chelsea said...

I don't know that I could move into a neighborhood with that little girl. Looks like she could have been cute at one stage in her life but she's just creepy now. Great job!!!

Melissa Craig said...

Great card Kadie! I love the paper you chose - so much color!! Great job.

Lorie said...

Hehehehe! I want to know how that works out, if you decide to give your new neighbors this card!! Those better be some gooooood brownies! LOL!! You've colored little Lisette just beautifully, and of course, your paper choices and colors are all fabulous! You continually amaze me!

Sprytebyrd said...

Great card, Kadie! Love the papers you used!
Thanks for the fun hop!
Dee (Spryte)

ScrappingStephanie said...

Phew...that was fun! And a nice way to end the hop, with my favorite image. I just love her and have to her! I love what you have done with her. TFS!

Barb said...

Kadie, that paper is a perfect complement to her eyes! Inspired! The card is so much fun and beautifully coordinated. Love it!


Judy McMullen said...

Kadie, this card is so darn cute! You have me LOL with your inspiration!! I do think you should give it to your new lucky neighbors!

Patricia said...

This is a fun funky card, great job. Love the blog hop.

Jackie Thomas said...

Kadie, what an amazing card. You have made her look very Burtonesque. Love it. Hug Jackie

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Kadie, your card is absolutely fantastic! Awesome job!

ladybrayton71 said...

ok...creeping me a good way! Fantastic job!

BJ said...

Too Perfect!!!!! Love the colors & your coloring. Children of the corn!!!!! That's tooo funny because when they decide to plant corn around my Farm. I'm always feeling like I'm going to have the Children of the corm come for a visit. Thank You for participating in the Hop.

Debbie Pamment said...

LOVE the way you've used the sketch - and what a fabulous use of DP too - everything just works together sooo well!

April said...

Great paper and accessories!! Think it makes a great new neighbor card!! Thinking of those ads makes me think of "Are we dead yet?"

Carolyn Bounds said...

Creepily cutealicious!!! I love that you are contemplating giving this fabulous card to your new neighbors!!!:o) Sure hope you don't live near any corn fields...we wouldn't want them to be afraid to eat the brownies!! Hahaha!!! All I can say is I LOVE IT!!! Every fabulously eerie detail!!!


mulberry station said...

wow, you colors and paper combinations are just perfect for your fantastic card!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

awesome! great card :)

Faerielore said...

fab fab fab loving this hope, your card is fab xxx

Grace said...

Kadie, This just rocks! I love the way you colored her and the papers are perfect!

Catherine said...

ROFL! That sentiment is hysterical! I can just imagine! *evil grin*
This card has such a creepy cool zombie child vibe that I just love.
And thank you so much for using my sketch. I love what you did with it! Such a fantabulously freaky card! Awesome embellies and terrific coloring.

MiamiKel said...

Awwwww, she's adorable in a eery kinda way! This is beautifully done, kadie - love the papers, your coloring, the cute sentiment - lovely! Have a blessed weekend! x0x0

Celeste said...

I love the paper you chose for your card and the great colors. I agree with Heather, this image is definitely "Children of the Corn." I don't care how good your brownies are, this card would sure creep me out if I was your new neighbor...LOL

Susan's crafty chaos said...

ROFL at giving this to new neighbours, fabulously creepy card :D Thanks so much for the hop, it's been great :D

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

How fun is this!!! GREAT choice of papers and the overall look is perfect for the theme.