Friday, November 28, 2008

Bellaholicsanonymous Anything Goes Challenge

Happy Black Friday everyone! I hope all of you survived and enjoyed your Thanksgiving yesterday! Today is the last Friday of the month which means its my turn to issue a challenge as one of the Challenge Queen's for the Bellaholicsanonymous Yahoo group. Sooooo, this is the challenge: Create a Stamping Bella card or project that uses Paper Piecing. That's it, your card must have something on it that has been paper pieced and for quick step by step, you can follow my first ever mini tutorial.

Step one: Choose your image and paper. I used Stella because she has a larger open area for her dress in order to really show off the designer paper I'm using. Stamp your image onto your white card stock (you can see I started coloring her skin), then stamp your image again onto your desired pattered paper (smaller patterns work best). As you can see I stamped Stella a few times before getting the right flowers for the inside of her dress.

Step two: Take a fine pair of scissors and cut just around the outside of the black line of your stamped image (in this case I want just the inside of Stella's dress).


Step three: Color your image (yes I colored Stella's hair purple, after all it's my coloring book and I can even color outside the lines if I wanna, lol).











Step four: Take and run a line of glue around the outer edges of the back of your cut out piece and carefully glue in place.
Step five: Cut image to desired size, mat and use on your card or project. As the final step for my wacky Stella card I then added purple Stickles in Stella's hair and Spica glitter pen to her crown, wand, dress and shoes.
I'm so excited for all of you to participate in this challenge and can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! This challenge is for anyone, not just Bellaholics members so please feel free to play along! If you create a project for this challenge please leave me a comment on this post and link to your blog or Splitcoast gallery, I'd love to see what you created!
Thanks

22 comments:

Danni said...

Ohhhhh......I LOVE this card!! Soo, sooo cute!! Yup, I'm going to have to order a Stella. LOL!
I love paper piecing so hopefully I can get a chance to do this challenge!!

Tina said...

I personally love purple hair, LOL. Stella is just fantastic. I love the papers!

Susan Mac Donald said...

She's a real hottie..looks like she's getting ready for a BIG New Yr, eve ball. I love your blog & your ideas are not costly, fast & super easy instructions to follow. Thanks so much for all your inspiring work.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

this is just too cute! I love her "attitude" LOL!!

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

LOVE IT! You always have such outstanding cards! I hope to get to this sometime this weekend!

Kelly Schelske said...

How fun Lynn!! Great job!! Hugs, Kelly

Tammi said...

What a fun card with fantastic colors, love her purple hair, lol!! I haven't paper pieced in awhile, thanks for the challenge!

Laurel said...

What a fun and bright card!

Dani said...

Ooo, Stella's got her groove on! LOL! Love it, the hair is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Lynn, love this card, I too have used stamps on pp's, they were the only thing that would work for the image and card I was making.

Lynn in Idaho

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Lynn, I love this Stella card...it's so FUN!!! Your paper pieced dress is fabulous! I LOVE her purple hair ;)

Roxie said...

Lynn,
How cute! Love her! Take care.
Roxie
(morgainegeiser)

Courtney said...

Oh this card is soooo fun! Thanks for the mini tutorial!

Danni said...

Love the challenge, Lynn!!
Here is my card!

Kimmie0270 said...

Thanks! here's my entry...

http://craftingforsanity.blogspot.com/2008/11/bellaholicsanonymous-anything-goes.html

Kim said...

So cute! I love the purple hair! Thanks for the "how to" on paper piecing...I still have to try this one day!
Hugs~ Kim

dylansmommy said...

So cute! Love the bright colors!
I have that paper too!

Karyn said...

I LOVE your card! The colors are so fun and her purple hair reminds me of my late Grandma-she used to color her hair this funky blueish shade. LOL

Tiffaney in VA said...

Lynn, I'm loopy for the purple hair on Stella. Hilarious! It's a great card & you know how fond of PP this lil gal I am. TYFS!

Michelle said...

LOVE this card and Stella looks good with purple hair!! AWESOME!

Tammi said...

Woohoo finally got mine done! :) Thanks for the fun challenge!
http://tropicaldreams-17.blogspot.com/

Deb Wood said...

Gorgeous, colorful and FUN!! LOVE IT!!!