Hey everyone. Today is another bellariffic challenge but it is also a sad day. I'm not good with expressing what I have to say, so I'll do my best. Today will be my last post as a bella babe. Yes, I am stepping down after 3 awesome years working with Emily and all the bella babes - past and present. A special thank you to Emily for bringing me on board. I was thrilled beyond words when she asked me to be a 'babe'. Life brings many changes, and I have been finding it harder each week to push myself to be creative.
My heart just isn't it in like it should be. Maybe someday it will come back, but for now I choose to step down so I can concentrate on other important areas such as family.
I'm not going anywhere, and will still post when the mood strikes me. I thank all my followers for all your support and I hope you continue to stop in once in a while. I do a lot of traveling with Bill on weekends, so I will keep you posted on our travels with new photos as they come along.
Okay, so lets get on with today's card. It was a sketch challenge this week, and lucky me received my new bella stamps from Emily's last release, so I coloured up one of the new Uptown girls. Let me introduce Uptown Sandy and her sombrero.
I stamped Sandy on bella's bestest paper and coloured her using copics and pencils. I used spellbinder skinny rectangles to cut her out. Designer paper is Cosmo Cricket - Salt Air.
I turned the sketch upright to make it work for me. I love when you can do this! I added the sentiment that comes with this stamp set. It was cut out using one of dies from Spellbinders Spendid Circles, then I cut another circle with a teal c/s and then layered it behind.
Finishing touches - ultra fine flower soft for the sand, glossy accents on her glasses and some amber rhinestones.
To see more samples done using this sketch layout, stop over at bloggabella to check them out. Leave a comment for a chance to win some bella bucks.
Next week your challenge will be to use buttons on your card. You can email Emily your card by thursday night.
Thanks for stopping by today, and have a wonderful long weekend (for us Canadians).
Again, thanks for all your support over the 3 years.
See you soon,