Saturday, October 31, 2009

It's a Bella Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Stamping Bella blog hop featuring images from the Chichiboulie line of Fairies and Bittyblooms. You can start the hop at Bloggabella so you don't miss a thing! In case there's a break in the chain just click on the master list of hoppers to find your place.
I had such a tough time deciding what image to use...they're all SO adorable! But I landed on Poppy Bittybloom...I adore her expression! I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch #45 for the layout.
In case you hadn't noticed, when I created this card I was in the mood for texture and dimension, and lots of it! I started by stamping Poppy three times with Memento Tuxedo black onto Bella's Bestest Paper. I paper pieced her shirt and hat then coloured the rest with copics. I cut out all around her, and yes, between her legs and arms too. I've seen lots of people in blogland cutting out their images and layering it onto a shape so I thought I'd give it a try. Verdict is...I LOVE THIS LOOK!!!! I used my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder to add a little texture to the white circle before adhering Poppy. I used plenty of pop dots on this card...the flower on her hat is popped once and the flower she's holding is popped twice then I bent up the edges of the petals for even more dimension. I added black Flower Soft to the flower center.
I really wanted to use black ruffled ribbon but I didn't have any, so I created by own by pleating the ribbon and stitching along the top edge. I love the look and it was pretty easy to do!
The rest of the card is simple...some patterned paper from My Mind's Eye Pretty Please line, a white flower border and some layers of Prism blush red dark and blush red medium. I added a little sparkle with some Platinum Glitter Dots.
There's a prize hidden somewhere along the hop so be sure to leave some love for a chance to win! One pre-selected blogger will choose a random winner from the comments on her post, and the winner will receive a $25 gift voucher to Stamping Bella! The winner will be announced on Monday in the Stamping Bella forum on Splitcoast.

Now your off to see Tiffaney's fabulous creation! Happy Hopping!!!!

Thanks for Hopping by!
Karen

Oh, and Happy Halloween too! :)

58 comments:

Nancyroo said...

beautiful! Love the colors!

Karolyn Loncon said...

Stunning! Every detail - perfect!! Love the pops of color, and your coloring - amazing!!

Jessabells said...

Love the colors. thanks for the chance.

GabrielaD said...

omg! I love this. Love what you did with the flower.

Dana White said...

LOVE THIS!! The flowers popped & popped is stunning - will it fit in an envelope say to western Canada?!

Cards by Cheryl said...

The colours are amazing. Hey I'm in Western Canada....can you send two??

Davis Family said...

YOU ROCK!
Love the coloring... love the layout and the detail.
WOW!

Pinky said...

love how this card pops - so beautiful!

sglassic said...

Ooh! SO sweet! Love the colors you chose and that popped flower is fabulous!!!

Terri said...

Amazing card, this is colored beautifully...tfs!

Janet said...

super card!! I love all the dimension!!
hugs

marsha said...

Beautiful! I love your coloring!

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Mary said...

sweet, sweet, sweet. What a lovely color combination. Your paper piecing looks terrific!

Melinda said...

Oh very adorable! love the "popping"!

Leslie said...

Poppy is perfectly pretty and Poppy is doing a LOT of popping! :)
Super cute, my friend!

Tiffaney in VA said...

Poppy is so pretty Karen! Your flower looks amazing. I love the flower soft center. All the little details make this card wonderful.

Lisa H. said...

ACK! this rocks, I love that look too and the colors you used are FAB!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Karen. Love the rich colors, the paper-piecing, the dimension... TFS!

LORi said...

Oh How Gorgeous!!! Love your color combo!!

Hugs ~ Lori BOYD

JenMarie said...

FAB-fab-fabulous!!!

dolcreations said...

Stunning just stunning! Love how you layered the flowers and the image was coloured beautifully!
Christine

Meahni said...

Stunning Karen! I love the colours.

Giffysk8s said...

I love everything about her!!!

Angie Williams said...

So cute!

Carolina said...

Oh Karen, she's delightful!!! Love all the layers!

Dianal said...

Awesome card Karen .... love all the added technique you put into this card and absolutely love your choice of colours.

sueincanada said...

Stunning. I love it.

Jeanie said...

Karen she is SO stinkin cute, I just LOVE her. Ok, I've got to get this stamp! Great card!

Kerry said...

Gorgeous!

Melody said...

Love her! Love the color combo, the sparkle, and the pleated ribbon!

Maria Matter said...

love these colors Karen! So sweet!
Blessings, Maria

Jackie said...

Stunning! I love the colors and the popped up flower. Thanks for sharing the colors you used, too.

Danni said...

LOVE this!!

mom2maddy2000 said...

OMG! I love your card! You have certainly tended to every single detail from the folded and stitched ribbon, to the dimensional flowers, to the dots, to the glitter, to the bling! Absolute gorgeousness!

arlene said...

Can definitely see why you went with the texture & dimension. It's absolutely stunning. Love the colors.

Denise said...

Ohhhh Karen... so very, VERY cute! GREAT job!!!

Christine said...

I really love the black and white polka dot ruffle you created for this card! Your color choice with this image is just darling and everything works so well together! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica G. said...

Perfect coloring on this poppy chichi and the wonderful color combo of the card makes it truly stunning!

Amber said...

Karen this is gorgeous!!! Love the red:)

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card. I love all the texture and dimension. Great job.
JoAnn

Ezmina said...

Adorable...love all the details in the card!!

Jana said...

Fantastic. Love all the layers. And textures.

readinglinda said...

Wow... great colour combo. I love your card. God bless.

Jane B. said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Sara said...

oh, that is cute. Love the layering of the poppy flower.

Kimberley said...

I love all of the sweet little details in this sweet card!

Lori Kae said...

Absolutely perfect! Thank you for showing the close up details you put into this card! Your work is gorgeous!

Arianne said...

Love the colors! Great coloring!
Thanks for sharing!

Kerry J. said...

Wow Karen! This is so perfect! Your colouring is gorgeous and I love all the dimension.

Kandi said...

Wow, what a stunner!! I love all that texture and dimension and the color combo is perfect!!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful colours!

Sareeta G. said...

I love the colours, dimension and poppies just happen to be some of my favourite flowers!

momcgw said...

Great card..love how you cut out and raised the flower...adds so much extra...great job

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my worrrrrd....the coloring, the sparkle, the dimension...TOTALLY STUNNING!

Mercy said...

holy cow, karen....this is jaw-dropping! awesome coloring, and i love the added sparkle! WOWEE, WOW, WOW!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week...you've done a wonderful job! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

Jessica said...

Such a gorgeous card Karen! Love it!

Kelly - KL Stampin N Scrappin said...

Oooh, I love the pretty poppies you colored, the lovely way you popped them up and the pleated ribbon is TERRIF!! :) Kel