Monday, March 9, 2009

Marrakech Margarita










Happy Monday! I thought I'd start the week out with my newest rubbah from Stamping Bella...from the brand new Ketto stamps that Em released on Friday, please welcome Margarita!!! I love her little tipsy tilt...looks like she's had one too many! LOL! 

The layout for this card is from Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #8. I knew I wanted to use bright colours for Margarita, so I chose papers from the Basic Grey Marrakech line for the bright blues and oranges. I stamped Margarita with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured her with copics. There's a smidge of paper piecing on her skirt. I coloured over the stars with an orange Atyou Spica pen for some shimmer, and Margarita was cut out with Nestabilities.

I paper pierced aroud the base layer and ran the dark blue paper through the Swiss Dots embossing folder. I didn't even have to sand it to get the scuffed look on the dots...it was meant to be.  For the scallop border I punched a piece of pacific point with the scallop border punch and added some 5mm orange crackle Bella Dots to each scallop. The polka dot flower is from Dana's stash (cause lucky me...I get to use all her stuff while I'm here visiting) and I finished the center with a 10mm orange crackle Bella dot

This is another of those cards that just makes me happy. The image is darling...LOVE the new Ketto stamps, the colours are bright, and I love margaritas!

Don't forget to pop over to Bloggabella for this week's Bellarific Friday challenge. Play along and email your card to Em before 5pm EST on Thursday for a chance to win some Bella Bucks...Woo Hoo!!! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

19 comments:

Shannan Teubner said...

Totally adorable! I love her!

Dana White said...

living in margaritaville....except your in snowville!! You know I love this card!!

Karen Giron said...

She is darling! I love her feet, all stepping on each other. Love your card with all the bright colors - it's fantastic!

Joanne B. said...

OMG, you've been holding out secrets. You have Ketto's already! You stinker! Giggle.

Well I have new Gina K already. Wink.

Hope you girls are having a blast together!

Mary said...

This stamp is adorable. Love the colors that you used to make your card it looks wonderful.

Mary

Mary said...

This stamp is adorable. Love the colors that you used to make your card it looks wonderful.

Mary

Leslie said...

She's cute - I can almost hear the Marrakech band in the background!

Nicky said...

I love the colours Karen. great card as usual.
Hope you guys are having a great time.

Hugs
Nicky

tracy said...

she is so cute! The colours are wild! Love what you did with the edge of the scallop and brads :)

Shell said...

this is sooo cute

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Such fun and bright colours! Great job!

LindaH said...

OMG...she is just way too cute! i so need to have ALL OF THEM! the paper just looks like it was made for her too.

Ruby said...

Hope you're having a fab time, there's nothing quite like crafting days with a friend! LOVE your card, she is adorable, and the colours you have used are fab :o)

Janet said...

oh i can't wait to get my kettos! they are so cute! love your card:)
hugs

Wendy said...

Ok, at first I wondered about these new stamps from Bella but now seeing your card, I actually really like them! Thanks for helping me use my Visa more!

Alanna said...

What a great card and that focal image is just too cute.

Donna said...

so fun & festive~ cute image & LOVE that DP~~~

Stamp and Smile said...

Just amazing! I LOVE the fun cheery colors and the flower makes the WOW for me... Your coloring is AWESOME too... Smiles! :)

Charlene Austin said...

Oh, I just love her so much!! Karen, you and Dana make the bestest Ketto cards ever!! They make me smile!!