Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Monday, May 16, 2011

Forum news and Earl Grey Peep!

Hi Everyone! First I want to share with you some news about the Bella Forum.

We thought we'd have some fun not only every Friday for our beloved Bella-riffic challenges, but also to throw out a little extra fun for those valued members of our Forumabella, so beginning today, and every month on the 15th thereafter, there is MORE fun to be had in Bella-land!

Our kick-off challenge is a Bella "BABE" challenge: to use Bellas And Bring on the Embellishments!

Any embellishments will do, as long as you use more than one!  We want to see you guys have FUN with this- pull out your favourites from your stash...or perhaps something fabulous you just got?  There are no rules other than that, and you MUST use Stamping Bella Stamps!   The PRIZE is a $20 gift voucher that will be awarded to ONE lucky participant and will be randomly drawn at the end of the challenge!

You have until June 14th at NOON CST to link up your creations on the
 new thread in our good luck and can't WAIT to see your "BABE" projects!

 I hope you get a chance to play along with us.

For my card this week, I pulled out Earl Grey Peep! I just love these peep images. Emily has released some more of these peep images last week, can't wait to get mine. Actually they are sitting at Linda's house, since she was so nice to bring them home with her after teaching in Bella land on saturday.

 I stamped the image on bella's bestest paper and coloured with prismacolour pencils and blended out with gamsol.  I paper pieced the cup using the back side of the floral designer paper.  Cut the image out with the rectangle s/binder die and also cut a scallop rectangle using riding hood red c/s. Sponged some versamagic wheat around the image.  I love it when image stamps come with a sentiment - so I stamped the sentiment with black versafine and cut it out using an oval s/binder die, again sponged some wheat around the edges.
The soft turquoise border strip was punched using an EK success abstract flower border punch. Next I layered a piece of cream lace the wrapped some red twine around that.  
Finished with some stitching, clear glaze on the flower topped with a clear bauble in the center, and a small bow over the sentiment. 

That's it for today folks, have a wonderful day. Thanks for stopping by.



Anonymous said...

Pretty and soft! Beautiful dp and love that border punch! ~ sigh ~ I might have to go shopping!Tee Hee! Perfectly coloured as always! Have a Happy Monday!

Dana White said...

Oh Girlfriend this is super cute - Love this peeps and the embellishments are awesome

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

Pauline this is adorable!!! What a fantastic card showing off a little bling, twine, trim.... LOVE it! Awesome paper piecing too- I can't believe I haven't done that yet, LOL!!!!