Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Monday, August 22, 2011

50th birthday card

Hi all - hope everyone had a good weekend. 

Since I'm still waiting for the arrival of all of my new bella images (big sigh!), I pulled out one of my fav bella images to colour. They are the Stella's!  I think Em needs to come out with more of these images, what do you think?

I have also been asked by a friend for a 50th birthday card, so I thought how fitting would Stella with an Olive on top be for this occasion!

As usual, I stamped her on bella's bestest paper, and coloured with primsacolour pencils and copics. See that fancy diecut piece behind Stella, well that is a new doily die I bought while at the Novi Stamping convention a few weeks back.  It is gorgeous- it's very lacey, unfortunately most of it is covered up, but I still wanted to use it because I liked the airiness to it. I shaded around Stella using soft sand pencil but it just wasn't enough, so I pulled out my chalks and lightly sponged a soft yellow around her.
For the sentiment - celebrate - I stamped it onto a piece of cardstock vellum using black brilliance ink. I saw Linda do this on one of her cards a while back and liked it so I tried it myself - thanks Linda!
Designer paper is Basic Grey Lemonade.  Finished off with some stitching, glitter, seam binding ribbon and a brad.

I hope you get a chance to play along in our challenge this week.  It's a real easy one, it's a sketch by Cathabella! Email Emily your card by thursday night, so you will have a chance to win some bella bucks.
Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.


Dana White said...

Oh I love how you used the Celebrate sentiment on the front; brilliant!! I love this Stella image!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

This is the PERFECT card for a 50th bday- how FUN and your coloring ROCKS!

Kerri Boucher said...

love your card it is grt..thks for sharing..

Tammy Hershberger said...

Fabulous card, Pauline! You color like a rock star! And that doily die is awesome... I must have!