Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bellariffic Friday

These Bellariffic Friday challenges are so fun! I have so many bella stamps and they are motivating me to pull them out and get stamping! I was so excited to win last week, so there will be more coming into my stamp room! Yay!

This week, the challenge was a sketch and it was a great one! I really wanted to use Altee 'tude and I thought this super cute cloud paper would look great with her. The only problem was the I didn't want it all to be covered up by the many layers of the sketch. So my solution was to make the wide horizontal band layer out of vellum. It looks pretty cool in real life, but it's hard to see in the picture.

I colored this girly in with my copic markers. I had trouble with the memento ink bleeding on the PTI Stamper's Select white cardstock if I didn't wait a while for it to dry, so I switched to Gina K's pure luxury layering weight. This was actually worse. Not only would the black ink bleed, but the copic ink spread outside the lines and the pink wouldn't push back in with the blender. I ended up having to cut the little girl out and pop her up on the cloud because I couldn't stop the bleeding. It ended up being a happy mistake, but I'm still frustrated with the paper. Maybe the thicker weight will be better? Anyone have any suggestions on this?

Stamps: Altee 'tude from Stamping Bella
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: White layering weight and black base weight Pure Luxury from Gina K, Regal Rose, Cool Carribean, Vellum Cardstock from Stampin' Up!, Howdy from American Crafts
Accessories: string of pearls baubles from Stamping Bella, Dimensionals, Frosted Lace Stickles, Mini Glue Dots
Tools: Copics, Square & Circle nestabilities from Spellbinders


Basement Stamper said...

Yeah Stefanie!!! That is so awesome that you won and this card is also adorable. I just bought some Ketto's the other day when I went to the stamp store, now to use them ;-)

Silli said...

Stefanie, your card is soooo sweet. I love the cute image and the colors... Happy day and big hugs!