Saturday, October 4, 2008

Bella Challenge

Happy World Card Making Day Everyone! I hope all of you out there have had a chance to make a card and be creative today!

Well the first Bella Challenge has been given on the Bellaholicsanonymous group by LeAnne who is the Embellishment Challenge Queen and her challenge was to add buttons and bows to your Bella cards. So after looking through my Bellas I thought what better Bella to use buttons & bows with than fashionistabella! Then I needed a great sketch to create my card with, so I skipped on over to Jen's blog at I {heart}2 stamp and found just the one. I turned her Sketch For You to Try on its side so it would work for the Bella I was using and since my Bella was so large, my card turned out to be 5 1/2"x5 1/2". This card was fun to create! I'm not sure it shows up that well in the picture, but I embossed the green panel with my paisley embossing folder and used the SU Top Note die for matting this Bella after coloring her with my Copics. Once I had the card layed out I couldn't figure out a place for the saying I wanted to use so I took one of my DD's sewing pins and tacked it on and I think I like it!

Supplies: Fashionistabella, You're Sew Great - Stamping Bella, Ribbon, Buttons, Making Memories Note Worthy designer paper, Cuttlebug embossing, Nestabilities, SU Top Note, Sewing pin, Copics. Colors: Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal, Assorted Bazzill paper.


Be sure to stop by LeAnne's blog and check out her cute Christmas Bella card using buttons & a bow!



32 comments:

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous card Lynn!! I love the CB piece and the buttons are "sew" perfect!! Hugs, Kelly

Danni said...

Ohh cute! You're right, the perfect bella for this challenge!

Tina said...

Lynn, this is incredibly cute! Love it!

Tiffaney in VA said...

Wonderful color combo Lynn! The pin through the sentiment is too cute.

Shannon Roberts said...

Oh this is amazingly BEAUTIFUL!!! Great color choices! And your coloring is so perfect!

Nancy Riley said...

WOW! So darn CUTE! The buttons and straight pin are the perfect touch!

Courtney said...

This is great, Lynn!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love how you changed the direction of the sketch. I also LOVE this image!! Is there a easy way to find these images? TayloredExpressions posted one the other day that I loved (trees) and I never did find it on the bella site.
Anyway this card brought back memories of when I used to sew so many of my clothes. I loved to sew and even made my own prom dress one year with a "Gunny Sax" pattern. I must have been crazy! I sewed ALL the tiny lace on by hand to make sure it was "perfect". I don't know if they even make Gunny Sax patterns/clothes any more, but it was the rage of the late 70's and early 80's.

Deb said...

I'm so glad to see you working with your Bella's again! All of your cards are amazing, but I especially love your Bella's. Awesome coloring and love all the details!! You rock da bellas!!

Laurel said...

OMG so cute! You rocked this sketch!

Felicia said...

You did a fantastic job on both challenges. I love everything about your card but all your buttons lined up really caught my eye and it brings the card together. I especially like the way you tacked the sentiment on with a pin.

Hulachickabella said...

This is such a fabulous card!! I think I need to place another Bella order! =)

www.hulachickabella.blogspot.com

Mel =)

Kim said...

What a fabulous card! I love what you did with the sketch and your Bella is perfect for the challenge!
Hugs~ Kim

Kim said...

What a fabulous card! I love what you did with the sketch and your Bella is perfect for the challenge!
Hugs~ Kim

Jackie Pedro said...

Fantastic card, Lynn! I have been trying to resist this Top Note die but I really love how you used it as a mat. As always, magical coloring!!

jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

Lynn, this is GREATNESS!! I absolutely ADORE it and your coloring is TDF!

lettygray2 said...

I l-o-v-e this card! The pin was the perfect touch! My mother, sister and I all sewed once upon a time. I used to sew clothes for my first born daughter but then life got too hectic. . . Debbie, I had trouble finding that Bella forest too!

Mae said...

Lynn - Very cute. I love the bella...is it an older one? My mom would love a card like this.

LeAnne said...

Adorable, Lynn! I love anything sewing-related and you did a great job with this!
LeAnne

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

This card is sew great!!! I just love how you added the sentiment with the pin, and these colors are awesome!
hugs, Jami

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

super cute card! I love the way it turned out! And as always your coloring is FABULOUS! :)

LeAnne said...

This card ius awesome. I love the sketch yoiu used and the colors are great too...but my favorite part is the buttons. Thanks for playing.

Catherine said...

Lynn, this is too cute! Hope I can find time to use this sketch sometime this week! Love what you did with the sketch :)

Stacy said...

Fabulous card, Lynn! Fabulous!

Meli Mitchell said...

Wowsa, this card is so fantastic.

Danyel said...

Love the layout and the shadowing! Beautiful!

Danyel
aka Nelliebella
www.psychostamper.blogspot.com

Dawn Easton said...

Oh wow, Lynn! This is fabulous...love all the elements...the buttons, the embossing the ribbon, the layout...of course your image!!!

Kathryn said...

So WONDERFUL -- the colors are great and I adore those buttons -- too cute! :)

Dani said...

This is so super cute! You did a fabulous job tying it all together!

Charly said...

Beautiful card as always Lynn!!

Vicki said...

What an awesome card!! This is gorgeous!! :)

Cindy Major said...

Looks beautiful. Love the button row!

Cindy