Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bellarific Challenge


This weeks challenge over at Bloggabella is to create a Valentine or Lovey Dovey themed card. I already had this super sweet Izzy stamped up just begging to be colored. She was just perfect for the theme with her heart shaped lolly and tiny heart on her hat!

She stamped on Bella's Bestest Paper in cream and I have only tried it with Copics so far, but it really is wonderful! I am looking forward to trying it out with my Prismacolor pencils. Originally when I stamped this image it was very crooked. I didn't think anything of it at the time figuring I would just use a die to cut it out when I was done. However when I went to do that I realized that I could not get the image straight inside the die because it was stamped too close to the bottom of the paper and I got an empty spot. Well, I twisted and I turned and I tried all different shapes to no avail. So I had to do some creative cutting. I trimmed the bottom straight to the image and then when straightening the sides it left parts of the image outside the frame-which is exactly what I did. Thank goodness for my Scor-pal! That thing is a lifesaver when it comes to getting those right angles!

I just added a tiny bit of glitter for some sparkle and layered it all on Basic Grey paper from the Sugared line. I just love how it came out! I wrote in 'Love' since it was a little off balance on the right side and just a simple Martha Stewart heart punch and a threaded button to finish it off. Voila!

Right now the snow is coming down with a vengeance! We already had about 4 inches before the storm really kicked in. They say some spots on the island could reach up to 18 inches! So glad that I don't have to shovel today! Hope you are all cozy inside!

20 comments:

Carol Dee said...

If you had not told on yourself know one would know this was not how you planned it from the very start! Lovely card, Darling little bella.
Hugs...

dolcreations said...

I just got back from Stamping Bella and purchase this very same stamp! I LOVE IT! You did such a gorgeous job on it using copics!

Cindy Haffner said...

So sweet, love your coloring!!

Rose Ann said...

So precious, and beautifully colored!

Danni said...

This is so soft and delicate! What a pretty card!

LeAnne said...

Very cute! Sometimes we have to work SO HARD, don't we?

Kelly Schelske said...

Super cute Danielle!!

Shawne said...

Oh so cute! fantastic coloring!!!

Ila said...

What a Cute and Gorgeous card!!..totally fabulous coloring..and I love the image out of the box like this!!!...Snow...Ugh!..Wishing it was Spring!!...Hugs, Ila

scrappyjan said...

What a beautiful card!!!!
hugs, Janiel

Squirrel x said...

Gorgeous card hun, that the Izzy image is just adorable. Beautiful. Hugs, Squirrel xx

Broni said...

Too cute! Your coloring is gorgeous, as always!

Barbara said...

Awwwwww, how stinkin' SWEET is this?!!! Perfectly colored, as always.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Danielle,i love your image and papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Joan said...

This is such a cute little image. Fantastic card.

Leslie Miller said...

Great save on the image! I love how it turned out. Super duper cute with your usual exceptional coloring, Danielle!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Adorable, Danielle! LOVE how you left parts of it outside the box!

Tiffaney in VA said...

She is so adorable! Your coloring is wonderful. Your error worked out fantastic. The cut-out made an interesting focal image. TFS!

Pam Speidel said...

Danielle, I could look at your creations all day long! Your shading on these images is outstanding and love the way you combine them with the perfect designer papers too! You Go Girl!

Michele Boyer said...

Oh, I LOVE her!! She's at the TOP of my wish list and I love what you've done with her! So sweet!