Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pushing Stripes

It's Bellariffic Friday again. If you've been following along, you know that this week we were challenged to use stripes. I've got some...well, if you look close you can see a strip of stripes in the lower design paper. And I'm pushing your imagination with the black and green diamonds to instead see ribbons basket weaved into alternating black and green stripes. Ha, can you see it?

This about wraps up my Halloween card blitz. But Trick or Treatabella is a must every year. I mean I wish I had legs like hers that I wouldn't mind showing off with my spiffy black boots.

You have no idea how much Halloween design paper I have and never get around to using. The papers I used here are from Imaginisce Hallowhimsy line. They are 12x12 pieces but the scale was just right. Ms. Bella was stamped using Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella's Bestest paper. She was colored using copics - I love using E99, E97, Y21 and YR23 as they blend so beautifully together. A piece of black velvet scallop ribbon and a sheer orange ribbon bow are the only adornments, well as long as you don't count machine stitching as an adornment. I did however add lots of Tim Holtz rusty hinge distress ink to shade around the image while it was still in the Nestie die. Its a real warm color and I love the added pop.

Next week we ask you to add some snow to your card. Ha, never thought I would be thinking about that so early in the season but girlfriends, we got snow last night for the commute home from work. Big fat wet fluffy flakes and they were sticking. Ack, I'm not ready for snow yet. So bring it on, either in the image, using glitter or flower soft or whatever suits your fancy.

Enjoy your weekend and see ya again soon!


Pauline said...

Hey Cath, great card! Love your paper choice. Great job on the colouring, the shading around her sets it off! Have a wonderful weekend! Keep warm :)

paula said...

I LOVE this Bella too, and I have n ot heard the word 'spiffy' in a long time...I kinda chuckled...must work it in a conversation today. LOL...This look GREAT sistah! Love the stripes. :) Got snow there yet? haha

Shannan Teubner said...

Soooo fabulous Cath!! I love the stripes!

Dana White said...

she is fabulous - the distress ink just makes her pop off the page. HMmm snow - I'm not ready but hubby would be thrilled if we had big fluffy flakes here!!

Robin McK said...

Hey Cath!
LOVE your papers, and I love your image! She's a cutie!

babar said...

Its really different to use Pumpkin image as girl's frock..
plastic card ideas
hotel key card

stamping bella said...

Fantastic! The coloring, the colors.. The paper! You always represent sistah!