Happy Thursday, everyone! What are y'all up to? I'm just working like a busy little bee, but wanted to take a second and post my card for this week's Sketch Challenge over on Splitcoast. It was an easy one, with a long rectangle panel, so I decided to color up one of my favorite Bellas...Cakeabella. Isn't she scrummy? (Emily's new word)
Once I stamped her in Memento Black on Bella's Bestest Paper, I chose orange and turquoise for my main colors and colored her with Copic Markers. Then I cut and embossed her with my Mega Rectangle Nestabilities, and decided to try Paula's trick of sponging the edges with Versamagic Wheat ink using a sponge dauber. The ink is so rich, and it gives the image a nice, warm glow, don't you think? I added a Chocolate Chip scalloped mat and some Diamond Stickles to the cake, then set her aside to dry.
Next I took a solid orange sheet from my Basic Grey Marrakech 6x6 pad and matted it with Chocolate Chip for my base layer. I stitched around the edges and then adhered it to my Barely Banana card base. (The stitching was supposed to be straight, but I took Joanne's advice and used the surprise method...aka didn't check my machine and got a surprise when I started stitching! I decided I liked it after all...*wink*) Anywho, then I chose a pattern from the Marrakech collection, as well as a strip of Paisley embossed Tempting Turquoise, for my other panels, matted them with white, and stitched them (straight this time!) to the card base. I didn't really want to add a sentiment panel or strip, so I pulled out my Chocolate Chip marker and hand wrote "Make a Wish" on the main image panel. I kinda like it! To finish off the card, I added three small Light Cocoa Glitter Dots to the top right corner. Whatchathink?
I don't know if you've seen this week's Bellariffic Friday Sketch yet, but it's by none other than Li'l ol' ME! You still have time to play...just make a card and send it to Emily by Thursday night (midnight), and you could win some Bella Bucks! Here's the sketch in case you missed it.
And...if you do play...link me up so I can see and comment on your creations, k? I can't wait!
Ok, so I gotta run...hope you have a wonderful day!