Thursday, 3 March 2011

Bellarific Friday

Hello! I'm finally back! It's been a while. Thanks for the lovely comments of encouragement. I'm at 2/3 workouts this week and have my eye on a ferny collage stamp from Magenta. I hope it's still there.

I made this card for Bellarific Friday, theme is Aquamarine this week. I was clearing off enough room on my desk to stamp and found this lovely scrap of Ecoline paper in, wait for it, aquamarine! Wow - it was meant to be. Stamping serendipity. It was just a scrap, so it's the little backdrop piece. I used a flower stamp and double stamped it to be able to pop up the flower, embossed it, and coloured it with Tombow markers, accented with stickles. The card base is Cool Caribbean (can never remember if it's two r's or two b's...) with another Bella stamp stamped in Azurite chalk ink. This morning as I looked at it, I felt it needed something else, so I doodled a border around the focal immage. I think that's better, but I still feel like it needs something else. Oh well, on to the next project tonight - this will have to wait. I want to get this sent off to Bella land since I've missed a lot of Bellarific Fridays that I wanted to play along with.

In other news, I have a couple of classes at Heather's coming up: March 19th I'm teaching a class on some new ideas with my all-time favourite favourite Stampers Anonymous stamp. Then on the 26th I'm doing my Distress book again.


  1. all of your cards are lovely. the yellow on this card is the perfect contrast to the turquoise. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. I think that it may be the nicest comment I've ever had and it really made my day.

  2. Those scraps do come in handy.Your 'scrap' for the background is just perfect. The yellow flower ties it all in to perfection!
    Good to see you back.

  3. Lovely, lovely, lovely!! Those colours are awesome and as usual your technique and your mounting ideas are beautiful and oh-so-perfectly executed.
    Really like that Bella stamp, too. ;)
    Enjoy your week-end, Karen!

  4. ooo, forgot to mention how much I love the doodled border. What a great little, but very impactful touch. It's all those little things you do with your creations that I never would think of and that always make me go ooooo-aaaaahhhh. Bravo.