Friday, April 23, 2010

Bellarific Friday: No One Else Can Fill Your Shoes

Good morning and happy Friday! Our challenge this week for Bellarific Friday was to make a "Mom" themed card. Well, my mother's favorite color is purple and she loves bling, so I incorporated them into my card.
I loved Mercy's Tuesday sketch so much, I used it again! It's a fun and simple layout. Bella is colored with pencils; I tried to pull colors from the DP to color the shoe boxes. I used a QuicKutz die for the swirls and added Swarovski crystals in "amethyst". I finished it off with a bit of PTI twill.
Image/Sentiment: Stamping Bella
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Palette Burnt Umber
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Perfect Plum, PTI Dark Chocolate, Basic Grey "Kioshi" DP
Embellies: QuicKutz "Flourish" Die, Swarovski Flatback Crystals in "Amethyst", PTI Dark Chocolate Twill
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Foam Tape
Tips and Tricks:
I love Basic Grey DP. I think the distressing around the edges really adds a lot, but when I cut a small piece for a card, I'm left with some non-distressed edges. I don't know why, but this bothers me.... Yep, goofy I know! To remedy this I took a little tool I found long ago, at a LSS. I'm not sure what it's called, but you can get a stippled effect with it. First I took my Burnt Umber ink pad and applied it directly to the edges of the paper, leaving a few streaks and smears. Next a took my little stipple tool and just dabbed at the edges to mimic the paper's distressing. Basically I just "dirty" the edges a bit. See second photo.
Head on over to Blogabella to see all the other "Mom" creations. I am always amazed at the beautiful cards....
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day!


Amy said...

Very pretty! I know your mom will love it. BTW, I call that thing a "pouncer"--not sure if that's correct or not LOL!

Kathy said...

Another great take on Mercy's sketch. Love all the purples, the flourish is such a great touch, too. Your mom will love this!

Jessica G. said...

Perfect way to personalize this card for your mom! I just recieved some of this awesome DP from an equally awesome Secret Sis; it definitely looks more finished with all edges distressed!!

Jen said...

Angela this card is over the top adorable!

Imke said...

Angela, your card is great. I like the purple and the swirl. I think your mom will like it. Hugs to you !

charlene said...

Angela your card is so cute love the distressing !

Becca said...

I love your tip. The distressing definitely makes it go with the rest of the distressed dp. And I love the purples on here! Awesome card.

Chris said...

this is gorgeous, love the distressing!!