11 Mar 2009

Today's Sketch Challenge!

Today's Sketch Challenge was a cute one and I really don't think I followed every rule but I still got it done MY WAY, in between some other silly things going on today!!

I've been digging out my Stamping Bella images lately because they are so quick and easy to colour!

This particular cutie is called Betty Bombshell and she just says "dare to be different" from Stamping Bella......

I had to use that sentiment!! We used to belong to the Junior Farmers of Ontario and that was their slogan. I won't tell you how long ago except to say that we were out of there before any of the new members were even born. Yikes!

I used the new My Minds Eye paper Bloom & Grow for this sketch. It is so pretty and bright - Betty Bombshell was perfect with this paper!!

I paired it up with Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise and Poppy Red cardstocks, which matched up well.

I was scratching my head about where to place the sentiment, and then I remembered how Amy Rohl made her flag sentiments so I decided that I would try that and it worked out pretty thanks Amy for the inspiration!!

I added some Hero Arts gem along the slanted edges so that it would draw your eye towards the image - just in case you couldn't't see sweet ol' Betty!! I also added a little gem to her belt and the flower in her hair.

I stickled up her wings and added some Sakura pen to her sunglasses. She is just a SCHPARKLY THANG today!!

Have a Schparkly day yourself!!


  1. Oh what a fun card! Sure made me smile!! Awesome job!

  2. Hey Bonnie,

    I had not seen this image before!!! I love that she is not a whisp of a woman but has some meat on her bones!!!!

    Great coloring and the whole card sort of has a 1950's feel to it!!!

    I am a sucer for retro and vintage stuff!!!


  3. OMG this is adorable!!!

  4. Bonnie I just love it!!! i don't know what it is about this woman but she just speaks to me!! I think it is her name, Betty bombshell completely fantstic!! Beautiful coloring and I adore the way you used the layout! The colors are so summary and the paper divine!!! I have to say I agree about the sentiment that is a terrific idea! I believe i will be casing that idea too!


  5. Great card Bonnie. Love the colours and all your detail.

  6. Betty looks just fabulous on your card! beautiful papers, great use of gems!
    blessings, Maria

  7. Bonnie! This is so positively, darn cute. I love her! I know hwat you mean about the Bellas...I just bought a bunch more, and have to get them EZ mounted..Great coloring and composition. This is so rocking!!!!

  8. I love this blinged up Betty Bombshell card! The colors are perfection, and I don't think you can sparkle too much. *wink*

  9. Caute!!!!! Love the image and the colors are perfect for this card!

  10. Wow, she looks just like you! The likeness is amazing! What a great card! I love the bright colors and the flag sentiment!


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