Friday, August 28, 2009

You're only young once....

...but you can be immature forever!

Bwaaahahahah! Wouldn't that be a GREAT sentiment for this card! I think I'm on a roll! I read it somewhere once, but for the life of me I can't remember where so I can't give credit. (remember, that memory loss thing due to aging)

So...it's FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!! whoooohooo! And I'm taking the afternoon off so that makes it ever BETTER! But it won't be all fun and games! This is the LAST full weekend I have my boys at home before they are off to school so we got lots planned! Last minute shopping this afternoon, having the fam over tomorrow for a major Thai dinner feast (I make the BEST pad Thai, spring rolls and chicken satay). I asked the boys if they had a 'last meal' request and Alex requested Thai...so that is what is on the menu for tomorrow. Derek wants blackened beef filet so that will be Sunday's dinner. On top of all that I have a few cards to make for some special b'days and anniversaries! YIKES! And for anyone who was in my copic class last weekend you may recall I said that I suck at time management! I'm really good at putzing around though!

Enough of my personal life and on to the real reason you are here! BELLARIFIC FRIDAY! Meahni was the sketch master AGAIN this week and I gotta admit, it looked simple enough but gave me some grief! Lot's of pieces and I don't do well with that. Then for some 'who knows' reason I decided I wanted to sew on my card. So I pulled out the beloved Bernina, dusted her off and threaded her up. Not too sure on which needle to use on paper (ack!) I chose the smallest size needle I had which is really meant for microfibre. Clearly, it is not good for paper because if you look close (please DON'T) you will see some skipped stitches. If this was a dress I would have ditched it. And the big difference between a dress and a card is that when you sew on fabric, you can rip out your stitches without any trace of it....CAN'T do that on paper! There is NO room for error! So for all you paper sewers out there, I commend you! I bow to you! I worship you!

Before the sewing disaster I think I did a decent job of colorin' up Stellarina! I stamped her with memento ink on bella's bestest paper and used copics of course, then I shaded around her with prisma pencils and gamsol.

copics used:
E0000, 000, 00, 11, R20
R30, 32, 35, 37
E33, 35, 30, 42, 43, 53, 39
T2, 3, Y0000, 000
G0000, 000, 00, BG34

Don't forget to checkout Emily's blog later today to see all the scrumptious submissions! And have a BELLARIFIC WEEKEND!

14 comments:

dolcreations said...

I struggled as well with all the pieces! Looks to me like you aced it! Great job on this one!
Christine

Denimo said...

As usual this is fabulous! Just wanted to pop in and say thanks for all the inspiration you provide to those of us who are working to learn and grow in our stamping!!
Denise

Tiffaney in VA said...

Wow, Stella looks delish. She is my fav of all the bellas. I lovey your take on the sketch. TFS!

Sarah Pendergrast said...

.....THUD!!!! Another jaw-dropping card! Absolutely beautiful Linda! Maybe next time you come to Toronto you can teach us all how to make your Pad Thai :)

Krista said...

LOVE your card! Your work is just unbelievable!! Such an inspiration!!

Betty M said...

Great card Linda - there is nothing wrong with your sewing - looks good to me. Hope you will be back at Paper Pickle teaching soon.

Silvia said...

Are you kidding me a decent work? IT IS FANTASTIC!! I love to hear about the family gathering stories. Sounds like fun! I really rocked this card and not to mention the sketch. Thanks for sharing Linda! enjoy your time with your love ones...

Silvia said...

I meant "you" rocked this card not me! LOL

Terri said...

Another amazing card (do you ever get tired of people saying that, lol) and you are really on a roll with the sentiments!

Yummmm, what time is dinner? Would love to know your spring roll recipe, I make some mean crab wontons, but have never tried the spring rolls!

craftyb said...

Fabulous creation....fab colouring and I love these papers! bx

leenda said...

I think you're too hard on yourself about sewing! Your artwork is always top notch & creative & awesome & I like it too!I forgot inspirational...sorry...

Shannan Teubner said...

LOVEY her, Linda! I struggled too...lol
Have fun with your boys this weekend and putz away!

dpkennedy said...

She's a cutie!

paula said...

She is perfect in my old eyes...I see no skipped threads and thank you for bowing to me... know that is who you were refering too! I wondered why I was sneezing so bad the other day...that dust landed at my house after you cleaned off your machine!bwahahahahaha

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails