Friday, July 22, 2011

Sparkle Baby!

Hello folks it's that fabulous time of the week again...Bellariffic Friday. Woo Hoo. This week Ebru has given us a wonderful sketch challenge with some options too, a circle or a square card. Ebru anticipated your indecision so she still added a circle image panel regardless of the card shape you chose.

I went square and chose Addy'tude loves to Sparkle. I've had this Diva for some and decided to give her some love. Of course, I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella's Bestest paper and colored her with copics. Some shading was added with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol around Addy. I was excited to pick a somewhat smaller circle panel than would fit the whole stamp so that I could have her scarf flow off it. I simply cut and colored another one and paper pieced it on top after the image went through the Nestie. Easy Peasy.

This girl looked like she was decked out and dressed for an evening out on the town so I wanted a nice classy look. The black design paper is by Pink Paislee called Bayberry Cottage - love the sound of that. The pink dp is from the My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose Hazel collection. White cardstock base is Neenah classic crest solar white and the pink is by Papertrey Ink. The black is a scrap of Bazzil I had laying around.

I wanted to add sparkle to fit the sentiment so I added a black rhinestone for the clasp on the purse, glitter around her ring and black glitter on her dress, as well as clear rhinestones around the edge of the scalops of the circle. The big blue rhinestone was meant to be...I had already stamped and cut the sentiment panel and then went on the hunt for the perfect anchor embellishment. The square was the perfect size without any triming and I thought it added a nice new color too.

Have you been sweltering in your next of the woods this week? It's been wavering towards 100 degrees most of the week here. I'm dying with no central air. I'm not really fond of it most days becuase it locks out the world and I like to hear the birds and life around me but I sure could have used it this week. We have a window unit in our bedroom and I found myself running in there to post this just so I wouldn't continue to swelter.

Next week's challenge brings thoughts of snow for most - it's Christmas in July. Yup, we're going to help you with your Chirstmas collection - so dust off your Holiday stamps and play along. And you know there is some Bella Bucks too. If you can't make a card, don't worry, head on over to the Bella blog and leave a comment - one lucky one will win some bucks too!

Stay cool and thanks for stopping by.



Tammy Hershberger said...

Ooooh-la-la! Cath, she is FABULOUS! AWESOME coloring, and the sparkle is gaw-juss!

Dana White said...

Oh Cath she is FABULOUS!!! Love the little bit of bling around the circle
not sweltering here my friend! have a great weekend & stay cool

Ebru Vatansever said...

What a classy little card, simply gorgus my dear friend !!!

Danni said...

Love this card!! Simply stunning and fabulous!!
Not sweltering here in Washington..hope you get some relief from the heat soon!

Steph said...

So so glamorous!!! I love that paper and the gem is so bling!! Love how her scarf carries on out of the nestie too- v clever x

Sorry to hear you're sweltering. Here in the UK, I'm hoping for some nice hot weather :0(