Friday, September 2, 2011

Reading Reverie

It's Back to School time! And for the first year in eons, I don't have to fret over buying supplies or hauling a ton of stuff up 3 - 4 flights of stairs in the dorms or student housing. All our kidlets are done with school! I know that it does mean lots of school-age children, parents and teens will be reading! So for this weeks Bellariffic Friday post I have colored up Reading Reverie by Stamping Bella.

I had a stash of design paper from Paula sitting on my desk that I decided to use. I have no idea who the manufacturer is but I loved the green/brown combo and thought the September calender paper used on the circle was so perfect! I stamped the image onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with copics. I also used prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol to add shading, the grass and the soft blue glow around the image.

Glitter applied with a Quickie Glue pen added some bling to this studious babe's skirt. The white border strip was made with a Stampin Up! punch. Machine stitching and a satin bow finish this off. Please note, I had a hard time getting that pink satin to photgraph right. Sorry, I hate when that happens.

Next week your challenge is to use Animals...paper, stamp, or embellishments but make sure it's a Stamping Bella image. You can submit a photo of your creation to by Thursday night for a chance to win some Bella bucks and to be included in the weekly Friday lineup. Double your chances and stop by the Bella blog and leave a comment for another shot at some Bella bucks!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!



Kerri said...

Love your card your coloring is spot on..this would be a great card for my daughter she is always reading...thks for sharing

Ebru Vatansever said...

OMG, I never knew Emily had a stamp like this. OK, now I have to get this one for sure. I love your card Cathabella, and how perfect is that bow !!!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

SO beautifully colored and that bright pink bow is perfection- makes this pop off the screen! My Dd is always reading too- she'd love this!

Leslie said...

How have I missed Reading Reverie?! Sweet and that bow is exquisite!!

Dana White said...

I agree with Leslie how have I missed Reading reverie?! Your card is stunning the shading, the sparkle and the bow is fabulous!!