Friday, October 23, 2009

Save the Planet

Here's my Bellarific card for this past challenge. The theme was nature/flowers.
As I flipped through my Bella Bindahs (LOVE this storage system!) looking for just the right image, I realized Eco Bella has never seen ink, and she's just perfect for a nature theme!

I started by stamping her with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Bella's Bestest Paper then I coloured her with copics. I paper pieced the little bag she's holding and I added some shimmer to the recycling arrows with my Stardust pen. I cut her out with my Labels 8 Nestabilities then I placed the same nestie on some orange cardstock, traced around the outer edge and cut it out with scissors to get the mat. I stitched around the panel with some chocolate thread.

I ran some blue cardstock through my spots & dots Cuttlebug folder before adhering it to the orange layer. The patterned paper is by Crate Paper, the Little Sprout collection. I punched a fancy border along the striped piece before layering it onto some green. Instead of just stamping the sentiment onto the image panel I decided to create a flat banner. The sentiment is stamped onto another pattern in the Little Sprout line then layered on green. I added a fun brown button tied with linen thread.

Don't forget to pop over to Bloggabella and see all the fabulous creations for this challenge!

Stamping Bella is having a blog hop featuring Chichiboulie images, and YOU'RE INVITED TO JOIN THE HOP!!! The only requirement is that you use a Chichiboulie image, either the Bittyblooms or the Fairies. Read all the details and sign up for the hop on this thread in the Stamping Bella Forum on Splitcoast. I hope you'll hop along with us on October 31st!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Ann Kranitz said...

OMG...I cant believe you sewed around that are my hero!! I still have a hard time going in a straight line!!LOL Gorgeous card!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great Bella card. Love that image and the paper-piecing. TFS!

paulatracy said...

If you promise not to tell the Bella herself, mine has not seen ink... you card is super cool and I love the tag with the little twine button!

the whimsical butterfly said...

OMG I LOVE this-I can't stop looking at it! Just the PERFECT combo of elements, papers, and I can't believe it either that you stitched around the die cut!

And your coloring?!?! OMG! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Meahni said...

Oh Paula better hope the rest of us don't tell either, lol!
This is so clever, I would never have thought of this image for nature :-((
Great card Karen.

Stamp and Smile said...

Wonderful textures and layering girl... Always blown away by your talent! Fun and playful too... Have a super Sunday!! :)

Dina said...

Oh my this is fabulous! Your coloring amazing and I love the layout. Great sewing around the cut out!!