Friday, September 30, 2011

Apple of my eye - SFYTT

It's here...Bellariffic Friday has come around again! This week we were challenged to Pop it that's not really a challenge - I put dimensionals on just about every card these days. But...for this card I gave it an extra lift.

I started with Appleybowl Huggabugg another Cristy Croll creation released through Stamping Bella. I have had this stamp on my wish list since last year. It finally made its way to my craft room last week, just in time for fall.. I stamped her onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and then colored her with copics. Of course, I also added some shading with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol. My other new found favorite for shading is Tim Holtz Distress inks and I added them to the edges of the lime cardstock along with the image panel.

Want to know where all the dimensionals are? Well, first I POPped the image panel. Then I stamped and colored another bowl of apples. I cut them out and POPped them up on top. I didn't stop there, I stamped and colored one more batch of apples, colored them and cut them out to POP them up one more time. Woo Hoo - that's 3 layers high! Take a closer look.

I added a few extras too...glitter on the wings, crystal effects from SU on the bowl of apples, machine stitching, Cuttlebug embossing folder with distress inks for the green layer, and a simple twine bow. The sentiment is also by Stamping Bella but its from the Polky Apple stamp. I thought it was perfect cut with a Nestie pennant die and adorned with a hand trimmed apple.

Check out all the glitter and shine...

The design paper is 12x12 double sided from Imaginisce called Apple Cider Apple Crisp and it came home with me last Novemeber from the Bella store. Who could resist names like that? It was the last sheet and I was dying to pair it with this stamp. Well the sun and moon finally aligned and the two came together...he he I crack myself up! So dramatic huh?

The sketch is the September SFYTT by Jen delMuro. I'm sneaking it in just in time!

Now head on over to Em's blog to see what all the other Babes and sisters have done. Did you know that there are Bella Bucks up for grabs for one lucky commentor? Yup, so stop on by, leave a note and check back next week to see if you scored. If you want to play along with us - our theme next week is Fall. Hopefully my card today can give you some inspiration in that department. Oh and there's Bella Bucks up for grabs for one contributor too so get your fall colors out and show us your stuff.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.



Ebru Vatansever said...

OMG Cath she is too stinkin cute !!! Hey you can enter this card again for next week as well cause it has perfect fall colors in it !!

Kerri said...

I love this card the colors the coloring all of it...thks for sharing

Dana White said...

Oh I love all those layers and how it must just pop off the page. Your colouring and shading is amazing my friend!

Steph said...

I LOVE this, Cath!! Such a sweet image and all the colours and papers you've used are just perfect. That little apple is sooo cute! x

Leslie said...

That bowl of apples is "popping" so much it'll be popcorn soon! Fabulous job on the layers and the colours and what a perfect card for this time of year! Beautiful!

Robin McK said...

Cath, I absolutely LOVE this! That bugg is so cute, and the papers and colours are PERFECT!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Aw, my favorite Huggabugg and beautifully colored to match those papers! LOOOOVE the dimension you got on this, too!