I like to participate in the Stamping Bella challenges because I just love the stamps! They are fun and make me smile! I just beat the deadline of 12-31-09 with this one; it was a sketch challenge (see here) . I again used the paper piecing technique. Other than ribbon and a bit of glitter, I choose not to embellish further because I didn't want to detract from this fun technique. I have long been a fan of pink/orange, so I choose to pull those colors from the DP.
Stella is colored with Crayolas/Prismas/Goo Gone. Most stampers who know me know that coloring is not really my forte. I have recently been practicing my shading.... I have found that even when I am not trying to shade, the Goo Gone works well to blend the colored image for a smoother finish. I also dotted her eyes with a black glaze pen; a trick I learned from my friend Larissa.
Image: Stamping Bella "stella needs a prezzie"
Paper: SU! Pink Pirouette and Pumpkin Pie, PTI Vintage Cream, My Mind's Eye DP
Embellies: SU! Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, PTI Orange Zest Grosgrain Ribbon, Doodlebug Yellow Glitter, Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Sakura Black Glaze Pen
I found when putting this card together that the SU! Pumpkin Pie and PTI Orange Zest ribbons were a perfect match! Can you believe it?! I am a fan of both companies papers/ribbons and have noticed that many of the colors are quite similar. I wish I had some Orange Zest paper to compare with my Pumpkin Pie, but I forgot to order the paper when I ordered the ribbon. It would really be interesting to put them side by side....