Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hi from Alice

Well, I was on the road again over the weekend and had NO time for the craft room. Had some good times with old friends in Michigan though. We laughed our butts off. Now, I'm like a banshee making some things to show you. Don't worry, it'll get done.

Today I share with you another Cristy Croll stamp released through Stamping Bella called Alice. She looks so much like Alice in Wonderland to me that I have a hard time not trying to color her hair blonde. I fought the urge though because I wanted to try this rolling locks of dirty blonde hair. I have dirty blonde hair and I must say I hated being told that was the color - made me feel unclean for pete's sake. Anyway, back to the card. Design paper is from the My Mind's Eye Lime Twist line called Happy Go Lucky. Pink cardstock is by AC Cardstock and the white back ground is Neenah Classic Crest Solar white.

I stamped Alice onto Bella's Bestest paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with copics. I didnt have alot of room leftover in the Large Oval Nestie so I didn't do any surround shading...now that wa even harder than the blonde hair. With the little bit of space I had leftover I added the Hi sentiment which is also from Stamping Bella.

I couldn't resist some machine stitching and a frilly seam binding tape bow. Lots of scallops were added using Lacey Ovales die by Spellbinders, a Martha Stewart border punch and an EK Success border punch. Phew, one down two to go. Most importantly, I have to finish this weeks Bellariffic Friday challenge, it's a sketch by moi! Hope you can play.

And I saw that you still have time to order some of the new releases and get the extra bonus stamps free. Emily extended her offer through Wednesday so head on over to the Bella store to score!

Thanks for stopping by. See ya soon.



Tammy Hershberger said...

OK, Cath.... that hair ABSOLUTELY ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!! OMGosh, it's SO fabulous!

Dana White said...

OMG her hair is STUNNING - LOVE the dirty blond hair ;)

Leslie said...

Come on! Seriously?! Your cards are blowing me away!! I LOVE her hair - fantastic! The next time you come to Bellaland I MUST have a lesson!! Please come back soon!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, this is card is gorgeous, Cath. I love the design, the paper and those locks ... I could go on for evah! Glad you had fun in MI.

Tanya said...

Oh I just love Alice! I too have a hard time not coloring her hair blonde=) Love the way you colored her hair, it is beautiful. Great layout...and just love MME Lime Twist line!