Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bellarific Friday: Stella looooves ribbon!

Hello! Our challenge this week on Blogabella was to use a stamp that had yet to see ink.... I thought this Stella image would be perfect!

Stella is colored with pencils, her crown and wand are accented with glitter, and I sponged a bit to "dirty" up the image panel. I like the way the paper is aged and shabby looking, so I tried to make the rest of the card a bit shabby too. I really love the shabby chic look, but I don't really know how to pull it off.... I would love to hear some pointers; please leave a comment with your favorite tip.

Image: Stamping Bella
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Soft Suede (for sponging)
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate and Kraft, Basic Grey Nook & Pantry DP
Embellies: Buttons (my stash), PTI Rustic Jute Button Twine, PTI Dark Chocolate Twill, Doodlebug Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone

I'm so glad you stopped by; have a great Friday!



Imke said...

Angela, i like your shabby look ! I make it like i feel. Here a bit sponging and there a bit and mostly it looks good. If not, i try it again. LOL
I like how you added the buttons. It looks great to the image and the paper. Beautiful.

Amy said...

I love the distressing! I think it looks great.

Jessica G. said...

Wonderful combination of DPs and buttons -- they really pop on the kraft background! Now let's hope Stella is using those scissors for good things because she does have a bit of glint in her eye....

Banu said...

Awesome combination of all the Patterned paper and buttons and coloring of stella is just ab fab....

Larissa said...

Great card my friend! Love that image and all the dp are awesome.

Ps. We are going to have a Tiddly Inks bloghop and you can join! Just look at the challenge blog.

Becca said...

Well, I don't have any tips, but I think you are doing great getting that look you want. I love the sponged ink, and all of these papers together are fabulous!