Great Blue Heron

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Fall colors..

Hi - Must say, I am feeling much better than earlier in the week. I'm so happy it's friday not only because of another Bellariffic challenge, but it's the weekend- Thanksgiving weekend for us Canadian folk- which means we have monday off -  whoohoo! I love long weekends.

For todays challenge it was Fall Colors - so I picked Ilovetoshopabella to color up.
Now most times I struggle with what image to use, more so what papers and layout. So my BFF Lindabella, gave me a few tidbits.  Pick your image, then go to your papers and the first ones to catch your eye, go with it.  Sooooo.. that's what I did, I had my stamp, then went to by Memory Box papers and new I wanted fall colors so saw these papers from the Twiggy line, and went with it.  Normally it can take me anywhere from 1-3 hours just digging around through all my papers, second guessing what I decided on, change papers again,blah, blah, blah... anyways you get the picture. Do any of you have this problem?

Anyhoo here she is all colored  up and fallish looking.
I did the usual, stamped on bella's bestest paper with black memento ink, and colored with my prismacolor pencils and gamsol - used Copics for her skin tones.  I cut her out with my oval spellbinders and cut a rust scallop border.  I used a MS raindrop border punch along the bottom.  Did some stitching on the card, and pulled it together with a nice green gingham bow!  Oh yes, and added glitter to the presents! Gotta have glitter!

Next weeks challenge is any of the KETTO images.  There is some pretty cute ones, so please play along with us.  Email your card to Emily by thursday night to have a chance to win some Bella Bucks.

In case you haven't already heard we have another new Babe that has joined  our team - Ebru Vatansever- known as our Videoriffic Babe - she is creating the Stamping Bella Youtube Channel.  You can see here first video on Bloggabella. A fantastic job done by both Ebru and Emily!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend everyone.


LindaH said...

hehehe! just call me tip girl! this card is GORJUS and i'm so jealous that you have every border punch out there and ALWAYS seem to have the perfect one! note to more punches!

Ebru - (April) said...

Arghhhh! this is my 3rd attempt at leaving you a comment Pauline. I am having major blogger issues with posting comments. Anyway, enough about my techie problems, I love your card girlfriend !!! gorgeous, really nice coloring. You truly did bring out the "fall" in shopabella.

Dana White said...

OMG you and Cath need to co-ordinate stamps - too funny that you picked the same image! LOVE your card & the fall colours. Have a great weekend

Kim Teasdale said...

Me thinks I've already seen this image on my Bella travels today ;) You image is stunning that she was perfect to use for the fall challenge! LOVE IT :)

Robin McK said...

Hi Pauline!
THis card is lovely - it has a very soft ad warm feel to it. Beautiful colouring, and it looks like Linda had some great tips for you! TFS

Anonymous said...

Ohhh! that "tipster" Linda is right, check out that punch!Your card definitely has that fall touch and it's perfectly put together! Glad to heart that you're feeling better! Have a great Thanksgiving weekend. :) Tracy

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Terrific card Pauline...I must say fall colours are a real passion of mine. You rocked this one for sure. Love that edge punch you used for that extra detail.

paulatracy said...

oh, this image could be called "ifpaulawasabellathisiswhoshewouldbeabella" I wanna be chic and spend my days shopping with a poochie, dressed like me..... Nope, back to my toilet job...