Friday, September 11, 2009

I don't understand your ways...oh, but I will give you my song...give you all of my praise...

Happy Friday, y'all! How has your week been? Mine has been pretty crazy, so I'm happy that it's Friday. I'm also happy cause it's Bellariffic Friday! Our sketch this week was courtesy of Meahnibella. Thanks for an easy one, sistah!


Great sketch, isn't it? Loved this one!! Here's what I came up with:


I was feeling bright and colorful, and I had my new Joyful Village stamp just waiting to be inked up. I stamped the image in Brilliance Graphite Black (yep, I was feeling different *wink*) and colored it with Copic markers. After cutting it out with my Oval Nestabilities, I added some white liquid applique for snow...I thought it was really fun! I also highlighted the word JOY with my Ranger white gel pen to make the letters stand out against the bright colors.

After I cut my Kraft base layer, I matted it with Chocolate Chip. I cut a strip of my new favorite...Bo Bunny Stripe from the 'Tis the Season collection. LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors in this collection!! I added two Chocolate Chip strips to the sides, both punched with the EK Success Dotted Scallop edger punch. To thread my ribbon through, I used the Making Memories Slot Punch on both sides of the main image and wrapped some 5/8" Olive Grosgrain under and around the card base layer. Then I added a little bow/button combo, tied with cream crochet thread. The button is from the Tortoise button bonanza.

Once that was done, I decided the bottom right corner needed "something"...so I punched a little photo corner and added some olive bonbons for a some bling. The finishing touch was a little handwritten "to the world" sentiment with a brown marker. Then I mounted the whole thing to the cream card base, which measures 5 1/4" square.

Thanks for coming by to see me today...I hope you like my card! To see more inspiration using this sketch, make sure you check out Emily's Blog later today for some fabulous creations from the Babes and the Sistahood...and comment on her post for a chance to win some Bella Bucks! Also, Emily announced in the Bella Forum that there will be a release on Sept. 28th, so mark your calendars!

Have a fabulous day!

10 comments:

shellyrmn said...

OMGosh! That is SO stinkin' cute!!! I looked at that stamp before and quickly passed it over but you made it look SO darn adorable! I love it!!!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Wowzer.....Love the vibrant colours and you coloured it soooo perfectly.... Ribbon is the perfect touch for your card.

Hugs.....Brenda

melissac said...

Fab card as always! your colors are so energizing!! Blessings and Hugs!!

Lori Craig said...

I love this, Shannan. So bright and beautiful. Love the snow. :)

anya said...

Very festive Shannan! Great job with the coloring. I also love the handwritten sentiment - its the perfect addition!

Christina Fischer said...

ACK!! This is great, Shannan! Your coloring is gorgeous, and I love the snow! :)

Danni said...

What a wonderful card! I just love it!

Tiffaney in VA said...

Super cute Shannan! I love the way the windows have a "glow" and the snow has great texture.

Sandy Hulsart said...

What a happy card, love the bright colors you chose and the applique snow is the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing.

Vanessa Middleton said...

I love your card! The colors are so bright and fun for winter. I love your fab snow and the houses are just too cute. I am not going to StampingBella, I am not going to StampingBella!!! LOL

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