Friday, July 23, 2010

It's Bellarific Friday!

Good morning! Today I have "kinibella" to share with you. I just love this her polka dotted bikini and she's so fun to color!
I found out 2 things when making this card:
1. The new SU! In Color "Blushing Bride" is a perfect match to this old SEI paper "Aunt Gerti's Garden".
2. I have a hard time making this DP look good...seems like whatever I make doesn't turn out well, considering how much I love the paper.
Does anyone have any ideas? I wonder if it's because the pattern is so big or what?
Anyway, our challenge this week on Blogabella was to use either Bella or Stella on a card...well, that's easy!
Image: Stamping Bella "kinibella"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, SU! Blushing Bride, SEI "Aunt Gerti's Garden"
Embellies: Cream Satin Ribbon (my stash). Swarovski Flatback Crystals in "Light Rose"
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, EK Success 3D Dots
As I said, I had trouble with this card. It did look a bit better after I added the satin ribbon and the crystals. Maybe I need to try a bigger sized card which would show more of the DP? I'm stumped!
Head on over to Blogabella for some eye candy; leave a comment and you have the chance to win some Bella Bucks as well!
Thanks for stopping by; have a good one!


Linda Palmer said...

She is so pretty. Your card is beautiful and I love that dp and her bikini. I have gone to 5 1/4x5 1/4 size cards with some of my images.

Amy said...

Very cute card! I like the colors. It may be that that paper needs a bigger format like a scrapbook page. Trouble is, then you wind up covering up the beautiful paper with photos.

Imke said...

Angela, it´s a pretty card.

Larissa said...

Great card with lovely colours. I think the problem is that the pattern is too big for a card.

Donelda said...

Now I'm going to be singing "she wore an itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini" all day!! LOL This is great. I think your pattern paper looks fine behind this image (dots and all)but then I am no designer paper expert! I have a hard time using some of my most favorite dp so I just hoard it **grin**!

Jessica G. said...

Perfect DP to showcase this beach babe and how fun that the new In Color coordinates! The sketch is perfect for this image and that ribbon looks wonderful!!

Chris said...

dam i wished i looked like that! cute card, love the lo!