Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Dancing through life, swaying and sweeping, and always keeping cool...

Happy Wednesday, y'all! How's your week going so far? I'm working hard here in Austin, but I left you a little eye candy while I'm gone. Aren't I the sweetest? *grin*

I have this quick little Bella card to show you today using an image I colored last week. Did I mention that I love having a stash of pre-colored images? I usually do it when I'm feeling my mojo slipping or when I need a break from stamping. So I pull up the coffee table, turn on some good TV, and color away! It's quite relaxing, and productive, too. You oughtta try it!

So anywho, I stamped Cakeabella in Black Stazon on Fabriano Cold Pressed watercolor paper, and colored her with a waterbrush & reinkers. After I trimmed the image down, sponged the edges, and matted it with Chocolate Chip cardstock, I took a peek at the Clean and Simple blog to find a layout that fit the size and shape of my image. I settled on Sketch 38, and after folding my Kraft card base, I cut a strip of Kiwi Kiss cardstock down, stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa ink. After I adhered the strip down, I pierced a row on the top and bottom of the sentiment panel, then popped the image panel up on dimensionals. For the finishing touches, I added a white button and Diamond Stickles. Simple and easy!

Well, I'm off...thanks for coming by today! Don't forget to check out the latest Bellariffic Friday sketch...we'd love for you to play along! Have a great day!

11 comments:

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Simply fabulous. Love the light little watercolored edge to your panel. Hugs!

Bethany Paull said...

So let me get this straight. I'm not sure if I'm following...Are you saying you like to color stashes of images? LOL. Very cool little layout with the sentiment and piercing.

Christi said...

This is wonderful girl!! I too have started coloring images (matching them with dp mind you! LOL) and I do have to admit that it does take some pressure of when you need a quick card. :) Hope you're having fun in Austin!!

so A"MUSE"D said...

Love it... you did an awesome job.. and I'm loving your Wicked lyrics!

Susie Sugar said...

beautiful card but then again all your work is darling
Hugs Susie xx

pat said...

She is very cute! love the colors

LindaH said...

love the simplicity! and at one time i HAD a stash of pre colored images but i've RUN OUT! AGHHHHH!!!!! WHERE DOES THE TIME GO! A nice relaxing evening is what i have planned so i may just drag my copics to the sofa with me tonight! (hey...any chance you can get a cheap flight to TO on Jun 27...me and sistah paula are taking a road trip!)

Jen del Muro said...

cute! this is so much like the card i just completed for my sketch. must be something in the air!

Kathie Bailey said...

Shannan, this is fabulous! Looks like Cakeabella is getting a workout this week. :-)

paula said...

yes, yes, do what Linda said and buy a ticket and join us!! Remember that training you needed to take in Toronto!! This Bella is just stunning Shannan!

Karen Motz said...

I LOVE this!!! Clean and Simple and GORGEOUS!!!

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