Friday, August 5, 2011

Heavy Metal

It's Bellariffic Friday again folks and this week we were challenged to add to some metal hardware to our cards or maybe metalic paper. I decided to use this challenge to bring out some embellishments I've had forever, namely metal brads! Check out the pink ones in the corners and the big rhinestone one decking out the chipboard flower (and yes that's another item that's been ignored).

I went back to some roots too and left my markers alone for this one. I was looking through the Bella shop and found a sentiment that made me happy, it's a Dr Suess saying called YouER than You and I felt if was full of encouragement and pride. I stamped the image onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento tuxedo black ink and then used various design papers to layer color. The plaid on the left is also from Bellaland but no longer in the shop. It's by Echo Park's Little Girl line called Madison. The Green polka dot is from their Little Boy line called Rad Plaid. Not so plaid you say, that's because it's the back side. The pink papers on the right are by Little Yellow Bicycle (both the front and back sides).

A satin green ribbon adorns the middle and a big chipboard flower layered with the silver rhinestone centered brad. It felt good to create without using all my coloring tools but I'll get back to them again shortly.

Hope you can play along with us next week, the challenge is Paper Piercing. That's piercing mind you like using a tool to punch holes. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Don't forget to send a photo of your card to by Thursday evening to be included in the Friday Blog lineup.

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by.



Kerri said...

Love everything about your card...the colors the layout...and of course the saying..thks for sharing

Leslie said...

So pretty Cath! I love that layout - will be CASEing that :)

Dana White said...

Oh my friend this is AWESOME!! Love the metal, the layout and that chipboard flower - perfect!!
Have a great weekend

Steph said...

Great sentiment, Cath! LOVE the colours and papers you've usedx

Anonymous said...

Oh Cath, this is BEAUTIFUL. I love the colors you used. So simple, yet so elegant! I'll be casing your layout, too. :)

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is CUUUUUTE, Cath! Love the colors and your embellishments are perfect!