Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Jacksonbelle Tuesday!!!!!!!!

Well, I'm BACK!!!!! After a month long of illnesses, a funeral, 2 major Girl Scout activities, not to mention prepping for and teaching for several A Muse classes, I think I've finally got things under control (yeah, right) and I actually got to sit down and stamp for this week's Jacksonbelle Design Team Challenge. The challenge this week was to pick one of the stunning cards from DT member Kisa Peters blog and CASE it. I actually started perusing the choices on Sunday and it took until last night to narrow it down. Kisa has so much talent and creativity and her cards are just loaded with detail! On top of this Kisa is the QUEEN of Shimmers so be sure to check out the rockin' tutorial she has prepared to share over on the Jacksonbelle Blog! We would love to have you play along so if you do, please either leave the link to your card in the comments section on THIS post of the Jacksonbelle Blog OR if you upload to a SCS gallery please use JBE044 in the keywords. For some awesome inspiration be sure to check out the other DT members CASEs of Kisa's awesome creations:

Now on to my card... Like I said the hard part of this challenge was to narrow down the choices to 1 card. One thing I love about Kisa is all of the different techniques and ideas she incorporates in to her design. My final chose was this card. I loved the clean look and the buttons along the scalloped edge - genius! I decided to make a little under the sea scene by using the mermaid for Lizzie Anne Designs By the Sea. For a watery background, I ran a piece of aqua cs through my Cuttlebug using the Swirl embossing folder. Next, I painted the swirls with Pixie Dust Shimmerz Blingz. For my scalloped layer I used Bazzill Blingz paper and my trusty SU corner rounder to make the scallop- yes, I have several scalloped border punches but none made a big enough scallop to work with the buttons. The mermaid is colored with Copic markers and her shell top and stars are Copic's Spica Glitter pen. To give the effect of bubbles I added some clear Dew Drop baubles using mat effects.

Be sure to check out the Jacksonbelle Embellishments store site! Lindsey has some brand new Shimmerz colors and ALL Shimmerz are on SALE! If you have been wondering about this wonderful paints now would be a perfect time to try them!!!!! Wishing you fun Times and inky fingers! Take care!

12 comments:

Rose Ann said...

Your mermaid is so pretty, Beth!! I love the colors, texture, and pretty accents!!

Missed you, girl!

Kim said...

Too cute. Love the dew drops and all the buttons!

Lynda Benden said...

Hi Beth!!!! So glad to "SEE" you!!!! Your card is just darling! Makes me CRAVE summer!! LOL!!!

Rhonda said...

SOOO sweet Beth!!! I love all the texture and details on this!! Those clear buttons, lovely ribbons, shimmer and dew drops are perfect touches for this cute mermaid card!! TFS!!

Rhonda said...

Glad to hear you're doing better, sorry for the illnesses and so much drama this past month! I hope April treats you well!!

Rachel Hope said...

Cute! Love the dew drops

Glenda said...

So cute!!! Great work Beth... you are so creative!

Jill said...

I love the dew drops and the buttons! Great card my friend. And I'm glad things are going better at your place. We still have ear infections and the like here. I've had it. I NEED a vacation...

Laura said...

Wishing you well wishes!

Meg said...

Beth, love the card, as always..check out my blog...have a fun little game going. Look forward to hearing from you. Me!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

So glad to see that you are feeling better. Your card is to cute! Awesome!

:-)

shel9999 said...

Good to see you back, Beth! I hope things settle down for you!

Adorable card! I love the buttons and the Dew Drops!