Friday, October 21, 2011

Stella Celebrates Halloween

Happy Bellariffic Friday folks! This weeks challenge was an awesome sketch from Ebrubella. It was a perfect road map with all her colored papers and embellishments. All you had to do was insert your image. If only I was that computer skilled.

Today I have a project I made for some special girls in my life! They are young enough to still appreciate the fun of going into the neighborhood on October 31st so I thought they might enjoy a little festive decoration. I started with Spooky Stella and of course my Bella's Bestest paper. I stamped with Memento tuxedo black ink and colored with copics. Since I wanted to cut the image out to create a scene, I didn't use any pencils. Design paper is from Haunted Hallows 6x6 paper pack by Teresa Collins. It was a gift from my Sissy that I couldn't wait to get into. I loved the blank October page and filled the lower half with another piece that fit perfectly with halloween words and of course the big 31. I framed the 31 in the lower left hand corner with a Nestie.

The Spider Web border is one of my favorites from Martha Stewart. The ribbon is from Making Memories and came as a set of 4 Halloween themed styles. The sentiment is also from Stamping Bella. I used some Tim Holtz distress inks to add some color. Emily has all Distress Inks on sale 50% off this week. Call the store to find out if she has what you're looking for in stock. I love these inks and use them all the time. This is one of her weekly sales though so ya better hurry you only have until Wednesday.

Next week we are challenging you to BRING ON THE STRIPES. Use either striped paper or embellishments. I know I have more than a few ribbons that would be perfect for this. And there is always Bella Bucks up for grabs to one lucky participant and one commentor so head on over to the Bella Blog to see some more inspiration.

I also have two new Babes to welcome to the neighborhood. First is a welcome back to Shannan Teubner whom I followed when Stamping Bella first caught my eye. Next is Regan D'Agostino who has been a long standing weekly contributor. She's got a fresh, fun style I know you're going to love. Check out their blogs and give them a nice big welcome.

Shannan Teubner
Regan D'Agostino

On a sad note, Tammybela has decided to step down so she could spend some more time with family. We all know the pressure of trying to balance family, work and our play time so I wish you well Tammy! It's been a pleasure craftin with you Dirty Girl!

Well the weekend has finally made it's way back around. I for one can't wait to make some time for my cards. My double weddings out of town was fun last weekend but dang the 10 hour drive home on Sunday killed me. I didn't get anything you noticed this week. I owe ya so check back over the weekend to see what I've been creatin'.

Ciao for now,


Ebru Vatansever said...

Oh how sweet is this card !!! Lovely image and papers, you really did an outstanding job with this weeks challenge my friend !!

Dana White said...

Cath the girls will LOVE this card - simply stunning. The paper and the spider web border gives you just the right amount of creepy ;) Have a great weekend looking forward to seeing your creations

paula said...

AWESOME card Cathabella!!!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

WOW Cath- this is gorgeous! I love your coloring and those wonderful papers!!!

Leslie said...

Oh how I love Halloween and decorating and your card!!! Love that you cut her out and mounted her on the black and that spider web punch is fab!! Looking forward to seeing your creations!

Steph said...

Such a FAB card, Cath!! I love the colours on this, they're so bold and effective! x

Tammy Hershberger said...

Fabulous card, Cath! LOVE Stella against the black background... your coloring rocks! And love how you used the October calendar page on the card... great design idea!

Anonymous said...

amazing card Cath