Thursday, 26 February 2009

Bellarific Friday card

I made this card for Bellarific Friday, and since Penelope with Prezzies arrived this week, it seemed like a good time to play with this stamp. I also need a birthday card for my niece who turns 6 in a couple of weeks. This week's Bellarific challenge is on this post, and you can see the inspiration picture below the card.
I went with the colour scheme, and the white pattern. It immediately occurred to me that my freebie Sale-a-bration patterned paper would be great for this.

I stamped Penelope on watercolour paper with stazon, and coloured her with Tombows, sticking to a yellow and green and gray colour scheme. I added some sparkle pen and stickles here and there, and a green crystal in the centre of the flower in her hair. It's a smidge too big, but I don't care. The image is mounted on some nice gray linen textured paper from my LSS. I spotted a saffron button in the chaos, and added it to a custom tinted Pretty flower, and a punched 5-petal flower, with a bit of gold thread to finish it. The background, as I said, is paper from the SAB brochure, in gray and saffron, edged with Memento ink in gray and yellow. I went with a mustard card base, because mustard is the perfect colour for a card for a 6-year-old girl. Well, not really, it's the perfect colour for this card. The poor dear girl will just have to suffer for my art.

As a post script to my tale of spray can woe from the other day, the projects turned out fine. In fact, they were presents for my stamp club ladies, as it was our last stamp club meeting this week. (I will be asking again if people are interested in another round of clubs.) Anyway, they had a laugh when they realized their bookmarks were the project in question. I used the chipboard scalloped squares, and made bookmarks with Pirouette Pink double-stripe ribbon. Very pretty. I also wrapped them in pop-top cans, decorated with Parisian Summer paper from the last catalogue, and Parisian Summer paper bows. I made those at work and forgot to bring my punch and brads for sticking them together. This is an important step! Snail will not hold! You will spend all week sticking un-sproinged bows back together!!!! Those *!&# bows are out of my hair now, and they did look really cute en masse.
Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps: Penelope - Stamping Bella, sentiment - Stampin' Up; Paper: watercolour, gray linen, Delicate Dots, so saffron & more mustard - SU; Ink: jet black Stazon, Memento in London Fog and Dandelion; Other: 5-petal punch, so saffron button, Pretties kit flower, embroidery floss, stickles (yellow and crystal), swarovski crystal, sakura green glitter pen, Tombow markers.


  1. Karen this is adorable, I love this stamp, I am sure your niece will love it. Gosh I wish I was a little girl getting this! Fantastic job love the small touches!

  2. What fantastic colouring you did with Penelope! Love your layout ... great job on the challenge!