Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
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Friday, October 5, 2012

Bellariffic sketch #20

I'm writing this post Thursday night and I must tell you today was a beautiful gorgeous fall day - a high of 73 right now, breezy, sunny and no humidity -  but look out  this weekend - much cooler temps, only in the low 50's, and rain on Friday.

First, I would like to welcome another new babe - the talented Mary Johnson to the bella team.   You can check out all her creativity here at Where's my creativity.

So what did you think of Emily (Stamping Bella's) release on Monday?  It didn't take me long to fill my cart.  If you haven't shopped yet, just a reminder that Emily is offering 15% your entire order until Monday night - so what are you waiting for - just use the code:  october2012. So while I wait for my new rubbah I'm using an older image for my card today. This weeks challenge was a sketch, and since I'm still working diligently on my Christmas cards I found the perfect image to fit it.  

I used Christmatini by Krista Schneider in rubber at Stamping Bella.

I stamped the image on bella's bestest paper and then coloured using prismacolour pencils and blended out with gamsol.  After cutting it our using a rectangle spellbinder die, I left the die in place and sponged some wheat versamagic around the image, then layered this onto a piece of brown c/s cut using labels 23. The designer paper is by Cosmo Cricket - Mitten Weather.  I also used a bella sentiment - Cheers.  

Finished off with some Martha Stewart seam binding ribbon, glitter, stitching, and some tiny brown pearls for the dots on the ornament.

Be sure to check out all the other entries on bloggabella this week and leave a comment for a chance to win $10 in bella bucks.   

Next weeks challenge is 'halloween'- you can email Emily your submission by thursday night to be included on bloggabella on the friday,   also you have a chance to win $20 in bella bucks!

Well for us folks here in Canada it is our Thanksgiving weekend, so whoot whoot for a 3 day weekend. I hope you get to spend time with family and friends as we have so much to be thankful for.

Enjoy your weekend, and again, thanks for stopping by, I greatly appreciate it.


debby4000 said...

Love your Christmas card Pauline fab image and beautiful colour combo.

Carla Murphy said...

Love love love this Pauline!! Whoa! Love the colours, the shading and that gorgeous ribbon.

Vicki Garrett said...

Oh my word Pauline! This is BEAUTIFUL! I love the soft colours and the elegance of your card. Looking forward to being on the Bella Team with you!


Leslie said...

GORGEOUS!!! I think I have some Christmas balls exactly like that! Beautiful colour combo too. Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you!!

Mary J said...

Thx for your warm welcome to the team, Pauline - it's so fab to be on such a talented team!

Your take on the sketch is fab! Love the soft blue against the brown - beautiful!

Dana White said...

What a perfect image for this sketch. Stunning holiday card Pauline.