Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tangled Up Stella

Thanks to a few enablers, fellow Bella Babe Paula to name just one, I'm the proud owner of some of the fabulous Cosmo Cricket Early Bird paper...Yippeee! It really is GORGEOUS!!! The colours are fabulous, love the patterns, all that jazz. But for some reason when I look at this pattern in particular (it's called Sunrise) I see Christmas, so I ran with it!  :)
I seem to like to try and do things out of the box every now and again anyway. The layout is Jen's Sketch For You to Try.

I decided that Tangled Stella from Stamping Bella was a perfect image for my Christmas card this week...she's pretty casual looking, kinda like the paper. I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured her with copics. I used my yellow and red Atyou Spica Glitter pens to add some shimmer to the star and the light bulbs and a little liquid applique on her hat. She's cut out with Petite Oval Nestabilities and layered onto Not Quite Navy. The green base panel is Wild Wasabi which I ran through a Cuttlebug folder then promptly covered nearly all of it with the patterned panels...LOL! 

Jen's sketch was perfect for me to make a banner for the sentiment, Merry & Bright, and I love how the red really pops off the patterned paper. I do love these little banners but I'll probably be cursing them when it comes time to mail all my cards in December. I added a ghost snowflake and a sparkly blue button to finish the banner. I REALLY love the fresh feel this card has with the non-traditional patterned paper.

I just counted the Christmas cards I've made so far and I'm at 18 already, just by doing one per week. Woo hoo!!! And I truly am having fun making each one!  :)

This week's Bellarific sketch is up on Bloggabella. Paula did her very first sketch in Photoshop so come and play along. Email your submissions to Em before Thursday at 5pm. I'm working on my submission today...fun fun FUN!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

9 comments:

Leslie said...

Another stinkin' cute card! Great copic colouring and I laughed at you covering most of the Cuttlebug(ged?)cardstock. I thought you did it SO precisely to just show that tiny bit :)

chercroppin said...

So awesome! I love everything about this one....from the dimension you added and the coloring is absolutely gorgeous...good job!

pat said...

AWESOME card!! I love this stella.
the colors are perfect for her!

Janet said...

what a fantastic card! this paper is great!
hugs

Shannan Teubner said...

This is fabulous! Your coloring rocks, sistah!

texasjodylynn said...

WOW! That is GORGEOUS! Your coloring is AWESOME!

april said...

That dp is awesome!!! That card has Christmas written all over it. The colors are just great and there is just a hint of sparkle...

Barb said...

That new paper is awesome!! Your image, which is just adorable, looks perfect with it.

Barb

Emily said...

Oh Karen, Tangled Stella is cracking me up! She's going on my wish list right now! That DP is awesome too! I love how you use non traditional paper for your Xmas cards...it's so outside of the box. (A scary place for me...tee hee.) If I can go there, I'm dedicating my first card to you:))