Friday, February 20, 2009

It's a Bellarific Friday!

Woo Hoo!!! Bellarific Fridays are back!!! I'm SO happy that Bellarific Fridays are back. It's another great reason to play with my Stamping Bella images, and I love participating in challenges, so this is a perfect combination. 

In case you missed it on Bloggabella, Em posted this photo for us to use as inspiration. For my card I pulled out some Riding Hood red, River Rock (from the accents on the night table in the photo) and a lavender colour from my Coredinations Vintage Classic Sunshine pack. 

Em has lots of great Bellas, Huggabuggs, and other sweet images, but my first thought was to use the Happy Flowers stamp. I can picture this on the nightstand beside the bed, or maybe on another dresser in the room. Isn't it such a beautiful, full vase of flowers! 


The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with copics. I stamped the flowers a second time, cut out three of them then popped them for dimension. I also added a layer of crystal effects to the vase for some shine. I didn't add any glitter to the flowers because, quite frankly, I didn't want to cover up my shading. How bad is that! {grin}

The image is cut out with circle Nestabilities and layered onto River Rock, then onto a scallop of black. Then I added some 5mm Glitter Poppy Bella Dots all around the scallop...it's Bling-alicious!

I ran the lavender coredinations paper through my D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder then sanded the raised parts. The ribbon treatment was inspired by the bed skirt. I wanted a ruffled look so I looped the ribbon then stitched along with white striped with my Janome Sew Mini. I'm really happy with the end result. I know there's no black in the inspiration photo, but it's my neutral...plus I found the colours needed something to make them pop.  :)

So join in the fun and play along for the next Bellarific Friday challenge. Check Blogabella on Mondays for the weekly challenge, make your card, using Stamping Bella stamps and embellashments, and email a photo of it to Emily by 5pm EST on Thursdays. Your card may be featured on Em's blog and you could win some Bella Bucks. But best of all, it's a great reason to get inky and make a card. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

12 comments:

Dana White said...

LOVE your card and how you made the vase shine - so happy Bellariffic Fridays are back babe :)

Leslie said...

Ditto for everything Dana said!

karen said...

what a great site love all of your cards.

Denise (peanutbee) said...
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Denise (peanutbee) said...

ADORABLE card!!

Janet said...

great card!! love it!! glad bellariffic fridays are back too!!

Wendy said...

OMG, I love this and the colours you used! Congrats on being a Bella Babe but I always knew you were!

Joanne B. said...

You didn't mention on here that YOU"RE A BELLARIFFIC BABE! Congratulations my friend! {{{mwah}}}

dpkennedy said...

This is so pretty! I love the design and image with the popped up flowers! The color combo is wonderful!

Stamp and Smile said...

So much eye candy to enjoy! Love your take on this challenge. The 3-D effect is AWESOME!! Sorry I've not been a good bloger as I'm hopping my time will allow me to visit more now... YEAH!! TFS.. :)

Jackie Pedro said...

Congrats on being a Bellarific Babe! This card is awesome. LOVE the dimension on the flowers and the shiny vase....

Donna said...

gorgeous! love the colors you used.