Sunday, April 3, 2011

Have a Magical Day

Today I have another Stamping Bella image to share with you. This is Izzie with a cherry on top. I thought she would be perfect to send some birthday greetings to my new co-worker. This little sweetie along with a nice chocolate decadance cake from the Italian Bakery back home will be heading to work with me tomorrow.

My inspiration was some design paper that Paulabella sent my way. You should see the stack she sent me. There were so many brands that I have to tell you I have no idea where they all came from. So we'll just call these the Paula stash. I wanted to highlight the golden yellows and bright pinks and set out coloring with copics. The cherry was highlighted with a red Viva Decor paper pen. Glitter sprinkled on top reminded me of sprinkles. Some repurposed bright pink ribbon tied with twine and buttons helped anchor my image panel.

Let me tell you a secret about that ribbon, it came from a Victoria Secret bag. Hubby thought I was nuts when I ripped it from the bag at Christmas time to reuse. I told him I knew I could put it to good use. I think I just proved I was right. He he. Buttons are another item I love to repurpose. I cut them from shirts and things that have outlived themselves to be worn. I know they'll look great on cards. I even found a nice black one in the parking lot this past weekend. Mom thought I was nuts when I bent down to pick it up. I told her that I knew I would use it some day. She shook her head. See, ya just never know what you'll find.

I was out of town this weekend and not able to participate coloring some of the new images Emily will be releasing this week. But I've visited some of the other babes and they are sneak peeking them before they go on sale Tuesday. This is a perfect way to figure out your shopping list. I know that I've got mine started and can't wait for Tooseday to get here.

Don't forget this week's monochromatic challenge. I'm working on shades of green. How about you?

See ya later peeps.



Kristie said...

This is so cute!! I love the image and the sponging around it, makes the image stand out more.

Dana White said...

How brilliant are you saving the ribbon from victoria's secrets!! I {heart} Izzie! Hope you had a good weekend away - we had warm temps and now it's a big messy melt about 12 inches of snow!!

Anonymous said...

Cath, Izzy is just too cute. I love how you colored the cupcake. It looks yummy! Also love the paper and the repurposed ribbon. Everything came together really nice.

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

This is absolutely AMAZING, WOW! Your coloring is so bright and vivid and matches the papers perfectly. What a CUTE image!

Leslie said...

WOW!! Your card is stunning! The colours, the brightness, the shading and the oh, so naughty ribbon! :) I love, love, LOVE this card!!!!

Grammy Grams said...

Cath, The card came out sooo great! That cupcake looks good enough to eat. Had a fun time this weekend and can't wait for next weekend. Love ya.

Ebru- aka- April said...

This card is bold and beautiful my friend, I love it !!!
Have a safe trip and see you on Saturday at Scrapfest.
Mwah !!

Robin McK said...

Hey Cath!
WOW, the colouring on this is so amazing - really deep and rich!
It was great seeing you at ScrapFest yesterday!