Sunday, August 26, 2007

Yadda-yadda-yadd-a-bella ...

or something like that. Here's a little bit of the same ol' same ol'. I really don't know what it is about the bellas that I can't seem to get away from. Maybe this is part of it ... when I was young I had this fashion plate toy that I really loved. I get the same feeling coloring in the bellas I did when I was little playing with that toy. (OK. A quick aside, I am not so old that toys from my youth should be labeled "vintage"!!! GEEEZ!) Anyway ... I have two bella cards to post tonight. Here's the first ... (sorry in advance for the scans vs. photos ... I tried taking pics and they were all blurry ... looks like I'll be breaking down and getting out the tripod after all).
My card here is a variation on this tri-fold card. I fudged the edges and scoring a bit and ended up without enough room to do the slit punch bit. Oh well, it still looks fine. Here's a look at the inside flap.
Unfortunately, the scan didn't pick up the subtle sparkle that is on parts of the image. God bless the sakura stardust gel pen!
Deets: All supplies by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted. Stamps: teddy bella by stamping bella, large oval by A Muse; Paper: whisper white, bashful blue, brocade blue, petal prints ds (retired); Ink: black stazon, bashful blue, markers: brocade, bashful, chocolate chip, cocoa, blush blossom, night of navy and blender pen; Misc: prismacolor 30% gray marker, stardust and black glaze pens by sakura, white gel pen, ticket corner punch, giga scallop oval punch by marvy, brocade blue brads, rhinestone stickers by paper salon, dimensionals and coluzzle.
WARNING: the following card contains strong language which may not be suitable for children or adults of delicate constitution. Proceed with caution!
Here's a card that I have been stewing over for a long time. I am really proud of my coloring on this little lady -- subtle though it may be. She sat on my desk for months because I wanted to do her justice. I knew I wanted to put all these elements together but I wasn't sure how. This is the result ... I love this combo and the card turned out pretty decent too. It'd probably work well as a belated birthday card ...
Deets: All materials by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted. Stamps: Grumpabella by Stamping Bella, sentiment by Paper Source; Ink: black stazon, markers: rose red, blush blossom, pretty in pink, close to cocoa, creamy caramel, blender pen; Paper: rose red, whisper white, basic black, patterned paper by Basic Grey Perhaps collection; Misc: paper piercing tool and mat, prismacolor 30% cool gray marker, small and large oval punches, ribbon by may arts, rhinestones by paper studio, dimensionals.


blogless in MN! said...

These 3 cards are great!

and as always, HI liz!!!!!

Miss you girls.

Liz said...

Sarah, I, too had Fashion Plates as a kid! Yes, it does feel strange to see that eBay listing for FP as "vintage"! COME ON! Lovely cards as usual...keep bringing them on!

tami said...

hi girls
(Sarah and Liz)

I came back for another peak. Thanks for nice email. I will write soon.

Dee said...

Hi there, just visited your blogg through 'Inkcicles' who I visited through Fe-Fe's World.... I just get lost in all these wonderful 'Bloggs' (I just love that word).... anyhow, just wanted to say what brilliant cards and I'll be following your blogg from now on.

Dee X