Friday, August 28, 2009

Memories of the green vacuum...

Happy Bellarific Friday!

I regressed a little to my childhood on this card. I can remember my mom's vacuum...an olive green Electrolux canister vacuum that she'd trail around the house. That thing seemed to run for-EVER. Needless to say, when I decided to use Suck It Up Stella from Stamping Bella I knew I'd be colouring the vacuum green! :)
This week's sketch was brought to us by Meahni...our South African Bella Babe...and what a fun sketch it was!

I stamped Stella with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Bella's Bestest Paper and coloured her with copics. I cut her out with long rectangle Nestabilities then drew in the wood floor to occupy the white space under the image.

The sentiment totally cracks me up, and it's included with the image. I stamped it onto old olive and cut it out with a Spellbinder ribbon tag. The rest of the card is super simple...no complicated stitching or piercing on this one. The patterned papers are Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday and I layered them onto Prism Island Mist Dark. I added some blue bayou ribbon and finished it with some layered Primas and a red Bella bonbon.

Don't forget to pop over to Bloggabella and check out this week's submissions. If you leave a comment while you're there you'll have a chance to win some Bella Bucks.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

14 comments:

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Karen! Great job on your card. LOVE the vacuum! The sentiment is absolutely perfect. LOVE it!

Norine said...

so cute and too funny love it
Hugs
Norine

Leslie said...

Cute card. I remember my Mum's vacuum too well, it's why I have a scar over my lip. Tip: don't ride on them! :)

Dana White said...

S-T-E-L-L-A love this card & aren't you glad I didn't yell her name in your ear (yet!)

Joanne B. said...

OMG I can't get over how CUTE this is with the green vacuum and the floor.

Next week is back to school. Guess what that means! YEAH!!! Looking forward to more time to hang out! MISS YOU!

Janet said...

LOL my mom had an off white one!!! super card:)
hugs

Emily Leiphart said...

Too cute! I really love the floor!

jen said...

Great job with the sketch! This card cracks me up- may have to get that sentiment!!! :)

Shannan Teubner said...

OMG I love this!! And I remember my mom's old Electrolux...it was tan...and SOOOOOOO LOUD!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card! Love the coloring, the cute image... TFS!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOL! LOVE this Karen! Your coloring is awesome and this image/sentiment is tooooooo cute!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh gosh, toooo funny! I think my mom's was olive green too, LOL!

GREAT card!

Emily said...

LOL! Isn't funny how even some stamps can remind us of scary things from our past??? Terrific card with a great sketch!

Tiffaney in VA said...

OMG...I lovey her!! Stella is phenom. My mom had that same green vac forevah. Thanks for the memories.