I received my first order of actual Bella Stamping "Bella" stamps. I owned a couple of stamps from the company but not any official Bellas. Don't get me wrong I had admired many beautiful Bella creations but was not ready to start "collecting" another line of stamps. The weekend of the 8th (following the Bella Ball) Em had a "free shipping" offer that pushed me over the edge (I'm a sucker for free shipping.) All along Bella had reminded me oh so much of my youngest sister Lee. Not only does Lee act like a Bella, she looks like Bella (figure, hair, smile- she has it all)! When I showed my new order to my 10-year-old DD she said "That looks like Aunt Lee!" Need I say more! Anyway, I started out with stamping Bella in Palette Noir on PTI's wonderful white CS. Next, I cut the image out and embossed it with rectangle Nestablities. I used a Zig fine felt tip pen to "ground" her, then I began coloring her in using Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. The color inspiration came from these 2 fabulous PP from K & Co. Next, Bella needed to sparkle so I added CE to her boots, and Stardust and Tutti Frutti Stickles to her shopping bags and headband. I cut a scalloped mat out of Opal Opulence CS and attached it to the card base. The ribbon is a combination of some I had in my stash. She is much more sparkly than the photo allows. In fact, I cropped her in PS for a more up close shot and it would not download here or on to me SCS gallery. Not sure what is going on there! Well, I hope my sister likes her card. It was nice to take a break from making Christmas themed projects. Never fear though, they are still going on in the background and I hope to share them with you little by little. It's ALWAYS a Stampin' Good Time! Take care!
|Paper: Orchid Opulence, PTI white CS, PP- K & Co.|
|Ink: Palette Noir|
|Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, various ribbons from stash, Zig fine tipped marker, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Stickles, CE|