Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Rockin' Rollanda

I haven't played with the sketches in the Stamping Bella forum on Splitcoast for a long time, so decided to use this week's sketch, along with this week's colour challenge on Splitcoast (chocolate chip, riding hood red, pink pirouette). 

I simply adore all the Kettos from Stamping Bella, and I've been dying to use Rollanda for a while now, so this sketch is perfect for her! I started by stamping Rollanda with Memento Tuxedo Black and colouring her with copics. I paper pieced her dress with some patterned paper from SU's  Candy Lane DP. I pencilled in the floor then coloured it with shades of light brown. Rollanda is cut out with rectangle Nestabilities and layered onto a scallop rectangle of riding hood red, then chocolate chip. I finished the image with some Stardust Stickles on her wings and her roller blades.

The card base is riding hood red, followed by chocolate chip, then the fabulous striped paper from Candy Lane. I used my new EK Success slim border punch along the piece of pink pirouette and added the sentiment from Stamping Bella

The card is already so linear with all the stripes and rectangles and the sketch called for another linear element along the right side. Well, I couldn't make anything linear work along the right side...I felt like it needed something softer. So I punched out some flowers, lined them up, and added some 5mm marble chocolate Bella dots to the centers. I used my Micro Dots again to adhere the dots to the flowers. I find I'm reaching for them all the time now because even mini glue dots are a smidge too large for most embellishments. 

Don't forget about Bellarific Friday. You have until 5pm EST Thursday to submit your card to Emily via email for a chance to win some Bella Bucks. The only requirement is that you must use Stamping Bella stamps. Click here for this week's inspiration piece and scroll to the bottom of the post. Have fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karen 

15 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Looooove the papers, colors...and that stamp is just THE cutest!! Great card!!

Janet said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww i have her!! great card!! love the little flowers!!! :)
hugs

Miche said...

Awesome colouring job!!! This card is fantastic...I love that paper.

Lily said...

I love the way how you color her hair. The floor and paper pieced both are FANTASTIC!

from Lily (Milmil)

jacque4u2c said...

I love this! Just to CUTE!

Jamie said...

Karen this is adorable!! Thanks so much for playing this week.

Julia Aston said...

How cute is this Ketto! love your colors and shimmer on this Karen! Just adorable!!!

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW!!! I just LOVE this image, the card, the layout, the colours - just EVERYTHING!

Jenn said...

Oh my...this is too cute! I wasn't too sure about the Kettos when they first came out, but after seeing everyone's creations...I must have them NOW!
Thanks for pushing me over the edge! :D

Jane Wetzel said...

gees...u just turn out one cute one after the other! I cant tell u which card I like best!!!! They are all so teriffic!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

You are KILLING me with all of these SUPER cute Bellas...not all of us have a MASSIVE Bella collection ya know :)
LOVE this Saucy!!!

Ann Kranitz said...

OHHH Karen, she is sassy, saucy and spicy all in one!!!! LOVE HER!!!

Leslie said...

Love it! The colours are fantastic and love all the flowers down the side.

Wendy said...

This is 'Rockin' GF! I love the glitter on her wings!

paulatracy66 said...

LOVE the way ya colored her Karen, her hair and pink wings...I need her for my stash! She's beautiful!!