Friday, July 8, 2011
Happy Bellariffic Friday folks. Can't believe how fast two weeks flew - after having a little break so everyone could celebrate the Canadian and American holidays we are back with a ribbon challenge. Hope you found time to enjoy your families, friends, food, ok and maybe some creating time too. Hubby and I decided to explore the fabulous Catskill mountains by motorcycle and I have to tell ya the views are breathtaking here. From one peak we actually had a 5 state view. But we also had a day of rain so I found time to create and complete this weeks challenge.
Summer at the Groden's always has geraniums. I struggle between choosing pink ones or red ones. I LOVE red, reminds me of the front porch of the Grand Hotel on Macinac Island in Michigan. They have about a bazillion red geraniums in white window boxes lining the front promenade. With that in mind you'll know why I just had to color Rustic Window box, a Mo Manning image released in rubber through Stamping Bella, in brilliant red. I chose Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety 6x6 design paper and paired it up with my favorite compliment - black cardstock. The solid red cardstock is Ruby Red by Stampin' Up!
The image was stamped on Bella's Bestest white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with copics. I have to tell you that I drew inspiration from Tammybella's card a while back...she colored the windows in. Windows usually intimidate me but after looking at hers, I tackled this and really like the result. Thanks Tammy!
Of course, I needed to add a ribbon for the challenge so I made a bow out of black grossgrain and added a red button tied with black Bella jewelry cording I found at JoAnn's. I know you probably thought it was a Stamping Bella product but no - it seems like I find lots of Bella's in my life to love. I also added a small sentiment using one of the Billboard sentiments stamped on a tag cut using the Nestie Tags 5 die. I also chose to use black machine stitching so it would pop with all the white and red. Oh and the scallop was made using the MFT big scallop die-namic.
Now head on over to the Bella blog and see what all the sistahs have to share. If you want to play along next week, the challenge is to use a Bella or Stella. And don't forget to send a photo of your creation to Emily@stampingbella.com by Thursday so she can put it in the post and we can see too.
Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by.