No, I've not bought any Bellas yet, but I was fortunate enough to do an image swap with a fellow SCSer and finally got around to using one of the images she sent me.
This card was tons easier to do than the last few! I was tired of complicated and decided simple was a good thing. Not that this card wasn't work. The Bella was a bit, but it was fun coloring her.
All I did for the biggest piece of cs (Tempting Turquoise) was stamp it in VersaMark ink with the Paisley Print background stamp. Easy. Then for the Green Galore piece I did the same thing, stamped it in VersaMark with Paisley Print. Then I ran 2/3 of it through the Cuttlebug with the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder. I mounted the Green Galore onto black cs. Then I covered the line between the two areas on the Green Galore with some lovely aqua-blue ribbon that has lime green stitching on both edges. It was actually the inspiration for the colors in this card. I set that aside.
On the Bella, I used Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol to color her. Did you know you can just dip the pencil tip right in the Gamsol and color? I used a blending stick (looks like a gray newspaper stick with pointed ends) here and there, as needed. After coloring her I cut her out (no easy task with those stick arms!), cutting the martini glass from her hand, and touched her up here and there with my Basic Black marker (thus the thicker arms). Her hat is actually a purse from another Bella stamp. I was going to use it as a purse hanging from her arm, but couldn't get the purse strap cut out without ruining it. So I cut off the strap and turned the purse into a hat! lol
The oval under her feet was created using a plastic template I bought when I first started stamping years ago. It was just right, so I laid it where I wanted it and sponged Creamy Caramel over it. I also spritzed the background behind her with my Inkworx air art gun (I love that thing!) using the Basic Black marker.
I adhered her to the background with mini Pop Dots and glued her feet to the background using my mono adhesive so she wouldn't look like she was hovering. ;)
I stamped a word phrase from I Like Your Style on Tempting Turquoise and punched it where I wanted the phrase to be with a 2-in. circle punch. Then I stamped it with the Paisley Print stamp to give it more interest, and adhered it behind the Bella piece.
I mounted the Bella/word phrase piece to the Green Galore with Dimensionals (another product I couldn't live without) and glued the circle down on the GG with mono (a bit tricky).
I punched 3 holes in the Green Galore with a 1/16" hole punch and then punched 3 holes in a scrap of black cs. Then I punched 1/4-in. squares in the black scrap over the 1/16" holes (turning the punch upside down to see where to punch) and applied those to the card with copper mini brads. The mini brads went well with the oval feature under the Bella.
I mounted the whole black/Green Galore piece to the Tempting Turquoise and was done! This card will go to my niece who is turning 20 on April 2nd. Seems like she was just 3!
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 GMT Views: 1242