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18 May 2008

Fashionista Bella in the Sky.....

Not actually, IN the sky, but in Soft Sky blue paper from Stamping UP!

I made this for Beate's Sketch Challenge which I don't do very often - but today I thought I would give it a try - as you can see I turned it sideways so that this pretty Fashionista Bella could fit on the sketch.


I wanted to use my Kraft paper from Stamping Up because, naturally, I have ordered more from the Papertrey Ink release on Wednesday, so I have to justify ordering it by saying that I use that colour a lot!! LOL!


I cut a piece of Soft Sky blue cardstock 3 3/4" x 5" and stamped it first in Tim Holtz distress Ink Antique Linen - that is the closest ink colour I have to the Kraft cardstock. I used the Pretty Pattern backgrounder for that.


Then I stamped the Lace Backgrounder in White craft ink and stamped that over top.

I coloured the Fashionista Bella with copics and then cut it out and embossed it with the rectangle nestabilities.


I masked the outside of the embossing with a post it note and inked the edges of the image with the Antique Linen distress ink to make a faux border.


I had a strip of patterned paper left over from Basic Grey Figgy Pudding (can't imagine I didn't see that!) so I tucked it in behind her for the strip on the sketch!!


I matted it on Kraft paper and stamped the A Muse sentiment in dark brown Colorbox chalk ink that I bought from Cornish Heritage Farms - but I can't find the link right now - they may be sold out.


I added some Autumn Leaves bag-o'-buttons along the bottom of the card because I am LOVIN' buttons right now!! Julia Stainton has a fabulous post today on Belle Papier about buttons - check it out - you can do a bazillion things with them......!!


Our yard looks fabulous, and yet I am still being beckoned to go out and shovel more mulch.......unfortunately my back is fine today so I better go and do it!!


The end result.....keep thinking of the end result!!!

13 comments:

  1. Gasp! This is soooooooooooo cute Bonnie! I love every single detail!

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  2. Oh that Bella is just to darn cute Bonnie! I can see you really had fun with this card! Take care, Deb

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  3. What a fabulous Bella card, Bonnie. I love the buttons...it's the perfect touch!

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  4. What a great card this is! The buttons are adorable!

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  5. This is sooooooo cute! Wow! My mom would love this card. She's such a seamstress. Awesome! Now I know which Bella to buy next :D

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  6. What a great card! LOVE those buttons! Nice job, Bonnie! : )

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  7. Ooh, I love it! And the buttons are perfect!

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  8. Love this Bonnie! I have not even inked mine up yet. Love the colors!!

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  9. This is totally amazing! Beautiful!!!

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  10. This looks amazing! you did such a great job

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  11. Gorgeous card! I love the paper, the colors, the image and those buttons you chose.
    Thanks for playing. Hugs and smiles

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  12. WOW! This card is amazing! The buttons are awesome.

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  13. Oh my God. This card totally rocks and I want her so bad. I have the A Muse sentiment. Man do I love your cards. This is my fav. so far. Your blog is awesome!

    Hey? Let's hear it for those Canadian HOT stampers!!

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