Monday, July 27, 2009

Flirty Francine Flapper

Happy Monday! Isn't this image just darling?!?
I must confess, I didn't love Stamping Bella's Francine Flapper when she was first released...what!!!...how could that be...she's so cute! But she's definitely grown on me over the months, to the point where I absolutely had to add her to my Bella collection. :)

I decided she'd be perfect for Jen's Sketch For You To Try. I started by stamping Francine Flapper with Memento Tuxedo Black once onto white cardstock and again onto the plaid paper from Basic Grey's Lemonade 6x6 pack. Francine is mostly coloured with copics and I paper pieced the largest part of her dress. Her little sandals were screaming for some bling and I added a little bling to the scarf on her head too. I used my YG25 copic to colour three clear rhinestones so they'd coordinate with her outfit. I used my new-to-me Labels Nestabilities to cut her out and stitched her to a layer from the Lemonade pack.

I went a little sewing crazy and decided each layer needed stitching, but I like the look of it. I layered Rose Red onto the white card base then added another pattern from Lemonade. The two green panels are Kiwi Kiss then I stamped the sentiment "so happy we're friends" onto the plaid pattern. I thought this sentiment was perfect for her, the way her leg is kicked up and her hands in the air, she's definitely happy about something...LOL! I added two pink orchid Bella Glitter Dots on each side of the sentiment to help it stand out a little.

Stamping Bella has a new release this coming Thursday...wooo Hooo!!! Em's got a sneak peek on Bloggabella today and she says she'll be teasing us with more peeks before the release, so go check it out!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

11 comments:

Jackie Pedro said...

She is so cute, Karen!! Love your card!!

Miche said...

YES...she is darling!!! I love the way you pieced the dress!!

Leslie said...

She's happy and cheerful and cute - love her dress!

Shannan Teubner said...

She's precious, Karen! Love this!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Karen!! Love your paper piecing and that adorable image paired with the sketch!! Perfect!!

Emily Leiphart said...

So cute! Love the paper pieced dress.

Sheri said...

Well..that is just ADORABLE! love her!!

Janet said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwww she is cute! great card!
hugs

Ann Kranitz said...

she really is so cute!! Love the dp you used!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Cuuuuute!

~amy~ said...

OMGoodness...how cute is this?