Monday, August 10, 2009

These thoughts tend to flutter and there’s no way to stop them...I’m just waiting for the sun to come up...

Happy Monday, y'all! We're another week closer to sending the kiddos back to school around here, can I get an "amen"? My house sure gets dirty quicker, I can say that for sure! I have had a blast with my boys this summer, but I think we're all looking forward to them having a little more structure.

So after everyone went to bed, I snuck in for some stamping time last night. It has been a while since I colored up one of my Huggabugg images from Stamping Bella, so I pulled out Flutterby to play with.
I decided to start with Taylor's latest Sketch Challenge because these little bugs are so perfect for circle panels. I stamped the image in Memento Black on Bella's Bestest Paper, then colored her with Copic markers. Then I cut and embossed her with my Circle Nestabilities, and added a black mat to make the image pop. The background layer of Soft Sky was embossed with the Spots & Dots embossing folder, and matted with black. Then I added a Real Red strip across the bottom, and punched the edge with my Dotted Scallop edger punch before tying some 5/8" grosgrain around the bottom.

I popped the main circle image up on dimensionals, then added the Fantabulous Day sentiment to the right side. For the circles on the left, I decided to use some Prima flowers accented with a button and a Diamond Ice Bauble. Then I added some more Diamond Baubles to the top right to balance out the card a little. Then the whole shebang was popped up on dimensionals onto my 5 1/4" card base. As a finishing touch, I painted Flutterby's wings with Candlelight Shimmerz to make them sparkle. Cause if you have wings, they must be sparkly, right?

Well, peeps, I gotta run, but thanks for coming by to visit me today! Don't forget to check out Emily's blog later today for this week's Bellariffic Friday Sketch, k? And have a fantabulous day!

16 comments:

Holly Bell (Bella Marvel) said...

LOVE, LOVE, This card u made! 2 cute!

Meahni said...

Hey Shannan, this card is GORGEOUS!! I love it. The colours are perfectly machted.
Btw, I am dying to see the sketch, was hoping I could use it today while we have a public holiday :-))

Jamie said...

Shannan it is adorable!! I am so excited school starts tomorrow :). We are all looking forward to a bit more structure!!

Gwen said...

so cute! I love your color combo!!

Heather P. said...

This is just too stinkin' cute!! Love your color combo!

Maria Gurnsey said...

This is so cute. I love the coloring and the blue and red are so cute!!!

Savor the Journey said...

Oh for pity's sake ... I must be a flutterby newbie!! Eeeeek! This is just stinkin' adorable!


~Bev

Kerri said...

This is too cute, Shannan! I love these colors together~one of my favorite combos : ) Thank you soooooo much for the nice comments you left on my blog. Seriously, you wanting to CASE my card is such a compliment!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Totally cute!! Love it!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Your cards rock great job!!!

Kathy said...

Super cute and I totally agree that wings must be sparkly!

Laurie tx stamper said...

That is darling! What a great sentiment too, love the font.

paulabella said...

Awesome Shannan, don't ya love this litt;e BUGGS!The color combo is like my favrite one for Christams too, love red and light blue ogether. Cheers!!

Dee Dee said...

So cute! Love the colors.

Lynn said...

This is such an adorable card!
So fun!

Stacy said...

Great card!! Love the dry embossed cs and the image is adorable!

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