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!!!


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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

  9. This is totally amazing! Beautiful!!!

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

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

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

  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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