Friday, August 20, 2010

The search continues...and exciting news!

I think I'll start with my card but if you wanna skip the card BE SURE to go to the bottom of this post to get the newzzzzzz and the deets on next week's FINAL challenge.

I'll be honest...I had serious issues with the sketch. I searched and searched and in all of my EIGHT bindahs I could not find one that fit nicely into a square turned on it's point. So I finally settled on bella baby buggy bumper...(love that name!) and coloured it up to match the Cosmo Cricket paper. I'm not even gonna list the markers I used because I pretty much covered the entire thing with pencils. Ya, I was having colouring issues too!


Then I felt the need to deal with the empty space so added the ribbon (which I now think is too loud) and the red jewel flowers (which I didn't like after I added them but couldn't remove them without ripping the paper!)...oh my...well, it is what it is and that is why it is a challenge! I'll be wowed I'm sure by what the sistah's come up with this week. If you can pull off this sketch, I say you should be in!

Now for the BIG NEWS....Stamping Bella now has its VERY OWN FORUM. YUP...a place for all us sistah's to unite, share news, share cards, share tips and tricks, ask questions and share our love of all things pink and Bella! I don't know about you but I want this to be THE BESTEST forum out there and I've been a bizzy babe all last evening uploading my fav cards, and even some of my not so fav's. You can find my gallery here (there is also a link on my sidebar), and the sistah's gallery here. And HERE is a link to the instructions on how to create your very own gallery album. SOOOOO EXCITING! I just took a peek and I see we already have some crafty sistahs starting to upload their cards. What a fabulous ONE STOP shop to get all your bella inspiration.! I think I'll create a forum section on my sidebar with all these quick links to make it easy for ya...including me!

On to our DT Challenge news...

We have had some AMAZING creations submitted to the DT challenge. It has been sooooooo so hard to choose only two cards each week and I must say, from my personal voting, I know it's gonna be a tight race! This is your last chance and GIVE IT ALL YOU GOT! That's right, it is an open challenge. Ink up that bella rubber and submit your bestest work to Emily and best of luck to everyone!!! I'm cheering for all of you!

14 comments:

Arianne said...

Love how you worked the sketch! Especially the paper around the square. What a great idea!

Crafty Cath said...

Never thought of making it square but I love it! Hmmm wheels turning now... And I think the sparkly jewels draw your eye down the image to the mathcing floral centers of the buggy wheels and out to the surround cardstock. This is too cute and I now have another stamp to add to my wish list!

Fabella said...

Wow .. I spend such a long time now on your blog. Your colorations are absolutly amazing .. love love love them! I wish I could do a little bit like you :) .. thanks for showing such a talent!

dolcreations said...

Linda...this is beautiful! You are so talented! I just think your baby buggie is done perfectly!

Robin McK said...

Linda!

Your card is lovely! It is busier than your usual, but it looks fabulous! With your talent, there's no way you could go wrong! I like that negative effect you did too!

Wishcraft said...

Such a lovely card (and fab blog!), love the papers you've used and your colouring is perfect - the grass looks so real! Lisa x

Becky said...

I love this carriage..loved how you paper pieced this and the dp is so perfect.

Kristina H said...

Such a great card, I really love the colors you used!!

....... said...

Wow, Linda... that is so beautiful!
I just love that stamp!

Take care!

Cindy H. said...

Skip your card????? Never! Love your coloring and I think the jewel flowers are the perfect accent.

Dana White said...

FABULOUS! Love how bright it is - what a sweet card I must ink that image up, but not for awhile your stunning card is too fresh in everyone's mind!!

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card!

Isabelle said...

it's lovely!

chrissy xx said...

Your card is peeeerfect! I think we all critical of our own cards, but i for one love this.
Chrissyxx

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