Friday, October 14, 2011

Bellariffic Halloween

Today we are sharing Halloween creations at Stamping Bella for our Bellariffic Friday challenge. I had so much fun with this challenge. I decided to look a little outside the box and repurposed Everyday Princess another Cristy Croll creation.

This Princess was made a little Goth with her dark purple and black sparkly skirt. I couldn't resist. She was stamped onto Bella's Bestest paper using Memento Tuxedo black ink colored with copics and cut out. No, I didn't make a mistake which had to be fixed by the cutout, it was my intention. I really wanted her to pop on the center image panel. I covered that with Basic Grey Eerie design paper I have had for a few years now but find it perfect for the season. Then I used rectangle Nesties to layer cardstock.

A sheer purple ribbon bow was adorned with a Boo sentiment from Stamping Bella placed onto a tag cut using Nesties Tag 5. I added a little distressing with memento ink and toped it off with a black button which was tied with black Bella cording I found in the jewelry department at JoAnn's. I couldn't resist when I saw the name. I thought the addition of the flying bats would further transform this princess into a holiday favorite. They are from an EK Success border punch - only they are the pieces that punch out - I just love them and reuse them.

You like? Next week we have a sketch challenge for ya. As you know, I so love these. Our very own Ebrubella has done half the work for you. Check this out, it's a roadmap to an adorable looking card and perfetly themed already for you too!

Won't you play along? There's always the incentive of Bella Bucks to one lucky commentor and one lucky contributor so head on over to the Bella blog to check it out.

And if you haven't seen already, there were three new Uptown Girl images released this week just in time for the holidays. Emily is offering free shipping on orders over $55 through Monday, October 17th. Use the code freeshippingoctober at checkout. It's her way of saying thankyou for your patience after the August release. She offered us so many new stamps then and you all went hog wild that the Bella elves couldn't get the orders out fast enough.

I'm out of town to share some time with family and friends at two weddings! What a weekend this is going to be. Anyhoo, I'll see ya back here next week.

Thanks for stopping by.


Leslie said...

Did you hear me? I did a "oooooh" out loud!! LOVE your Goth girl...the colours, the layout (which I will store away for future reference), the bow, the HAIR! Wow, just awesome!

Ebru Vatansever said...

Wowzer Miss Cathabella this card is amazing. Love the way you cut around your image and place her on a very cute background !! Also the purple ribbon was the perfect finishing touch my friend !!! I wouldn't mind getting a halloween card from ( wink wink ) hehehe.

Karen Motz said...

This is superb! Love the glitter on her skirt!

Dana White said...

Oh my friend you are BRILLIANT thinking outside the halloween box! LOVE this card and the bats give just enough scary to this girl!

Robin McK said...

Cath - I love this!
Your colouring on that princess is awesome, and those bats are super cute!

Shannan Teubner said...

I loveeee this, Cath!! Such a cute image, and I love her cut out like that!

ScrappyLin said...

Cath, I love it! Her skirt is simply stunning and the purple bow is awesome. Fantasctic job!