Friday, April 22, 2016

Bellariffic Friday - Mojobella Sketch 9

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we are up to Mojobella Sketch 9 - I loved this sketch!



I inked up The Stuffie Gang with Memento Tuxedo black ink and stamped it onto Bella’s Bestest paper.  


I am loving the Marker Geek Mondays that Elaineabella does and so I followed her colouring tutorial here for the bear.  It was my very first time trying some "texture" with the copic colourless blender solution on a piece of fabric.  I like how it turned out but I think I need a more detailed piece of fabric next time for more texture.  Just be sure and do what Elaineabella says :)....."tap off the excess solution before taking the cloth to your image".  I didn't AND had to start all over.  Fortunately, I had only coloured the bear.  Lesson learned the hard way - LOL.  The rest of the image is coloured with copics and again I followed the Colour Map that Elaineabella had done.



The paper is Echo Park "A Walk in the Park".  I chose to use a different sentiment than what comes with The Stuffie Gang on my banner.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Uptown Girl Serena has a Sign.  I added some Wink of Stella to the balloon and the little pig's hat for some sparkle and a couple of enamel dots on the banner.  

Be sure to check out the rest of the BellaBabes and the Sistah's cards for this week on Blogabella.  Next week's Bellariffic Friday challenge is Birthday Wishes.

We hope you'll get stamping with us. It's easy to play along - just ink up any current (check the website) Stamping Bella image, and email your card to Emily by next Thursday for a chance to win some Bella Bucks.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, April 15, 2016

Bellariffic Friday - Inspiration Challenge 2

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we had another Inspiration photo to work with.



For my card I took the colours and flowers as my inspiration and inked up the super cute Bunny Wobble and the Peony.


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  The paper is MME Indie Chic "Saffron".  I love the "bundle" sets Emily sells - it makes it so easy to stamp the image and then use the co-ordinating Cut It Out - no more fussy cutting and super easy to get in all those tiny little spots!  I added a scallop border along the top and bottom and some glossy accents to her floral headband.  I also used the co-ordinating Cut It Out for the sentiment that comes in the bundle.



Be sure to check out the rest of the BellaBabes and the Sistah's cards for this week on Blogabella.  Next week's Bellariffic Friday challenge is Mojobella Sketch 9.  




We hope you'll get stamping with us. It's easy to play along - just ink up any current (check the website) Stamping Bella image, and email your card to Emily by next Thursday for a chance to win some Bella Bucks.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, April 8, 2016

Bellariffic Friday - Mojobella Sketch 8

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we have another great Mojobella Sketch!




I rotated the sketch once to the left to work with my image Pampered.   I adore this image and it was a perfect thank you for a sweet, sweet friend who gave me a gift certificate to the spa - I LOVE the spa!!   The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured with copics.  I used the stitched rectangle die to cut it out. 



The paper is retired SU and I added a couple of Fishtail Flags dies and a trio of sequins in the corner.  The sentiment is from UG Serena Has A Sign.  

Be sure to check out the rest of the BellaBabes and the Sistah's cards for this week on Blogabella.  Next week's Bellariffic Friday challenge is Inspiration Challenge #2.  Use anything from this photo as your inspiration.



We hope you'll get stamping with us. It's easy to play along - just ink up any current (check the website) Stamping Bella image, and email your card to Emily by next Thursday for a chance to win some Bella Bucks.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, April 1, 2016

Bellariffic Friday - Free Form

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week the challenge was Free Form - so anything you feel like creating.  It's also the first Friday of the month so that means all the Bellababes will be using the stamp of the month - Uptown Girl Lolly and her Brolly.  It's 20% off for the whole month of April.  

It's also April 1st - April Fools Day - can you spot the mistake on my card? **


I stamped Lolly with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured her with copics.  Her umbrella and boots are paper pieced.



I added several patches of grass using the new Bella Grass and Grounds.  



The paper is Echo Park 'A walk in the park".  I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of vellum and added two dots to help hold it in place, even though I wrapped it around the base.  

Be sure to check out the rest of the BellaBabes and the Sistah's cards for this week on Blogabella.  Next week's Bellariffic Friday challenge is Mojobella Sketch 8.




We hope you'll get stamping with us. It's easy to play along - just ink up any current (check the website) Stamping Bella image, and email your card to Emily by next Thursday for a chance to win some Bella Bucks.

** My mistake:  I glued the raindrop paper on upside down and only noticed when I was taking the photo for this post....too late to fix it then.  "Once it's stuck, you're out of luck" :)

Cheerio.....Leslie

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

BellaBabes inspiration

I am so lucky to be part of such a wonderful and talented group of ladies on the design team for Stamping Bella.  I have learned so much about copic colouring and shading and layouts and photo taking, etc from my fellow Bellababes!!  Whenever I am stuck for a layout - because I really cannot make a card now without a sketch (LOL) - I turn to my BellaBabes for inspiration.  Danabella is one of the original Babes and Emily's right hand Babe :)

Danabella made a super cute card using The Chicks Who Couldn't Even - click here to see it - and I copied her layout for my card. 


I stamped Tiny Townie Melissa Loves Movies and used the co-ordinating Cut it Out to, well, cut it out :)  I coloured the image with copics and the paper is from BoBunny Ambrosia.



I only stamped part of the sentiment that comes with Melissa Loves Movies on the front and stamped the rest on the inside.  Thanks Danabella!!



My next card inspiration came from Shelabella.  She recently made the cutest card using Tiny Townie Rachel Loves The Rain - click here to see it -  and I totally copied her layout.  It was so simple yet super cute, not to mention fast :)



I stamped Uptown Girl Bailey has a Baby with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto  Bella’sBestest paper and coloured her with copics.  The paper is MME Six by Six Hootenanny.  I used my corner chomper on the one corner and added some dots and it was done.  Thanks Shelabella!

So remember, if you're ever stuck for a layout or idea or need help with shading, just check out any of the Bellababes (listed on my sidebar).  They truly are a wealth of knowledge and inspiration.  

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, March 25, 2016

Bellariffic Friday - Mojobella Sketch 7

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we have Mojobella Sketch 7.



I inked up another new release "Meet Edna" - love her sweet face - those eyes, those lips!


stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I used the matching "cut it out" and mounted her on a stitched rectangle die.  The paper is MME Lost & Found.  I added a trio of sparkly dots and of course some Wink of Stella to her wings and the dots.  



Be sure to check out the rest of the BellaBabes and the Sistah's cards for this week on Blogabella.  Next week's Bellariffic Friday challenge is Free Form.  So that means any stamp, any layout, whatever you feel like!

We hope you'll get stamping with us. It's easy to play along - just ink up any current (check the website) Stamping Bella image, and email your card to Emily by next Thursday for a chance to win some Bella Bucks.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Monday, March 21, 2016

Finally Spring

It sure doesn't feel like Spring arrived yesterday but it did!  I made this sweet little card using a layout I saw here.  


I stamped the image, Mail Chick, with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I then used the co-ordinating Cut It Out and popped it up on one of the circles.  The paper is MME "Memorable" with some grey and pink card stock.  

I added some swirly rhinestones to the image and some silver washi tape to a strip of card stock before I cut it out with the Fishtail Flags die.  Of course the heart on the envelope has my usual Wink of Stella for some sparkle :)



I only stamped part of the sentiment on the front of the card and the rest on the inside with the same image of the cute Mail Chick stamped very lightly in a soft grey ink.



Here's hoping our weather soon feels like Spring!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, March 18, 2016

Bellariffic Friday - Paper Piecing

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week our challenge was to Paper Piece on our card.



I was itching to ink of some of the many ;) stamps from the latest release but which to choose?  I decided on Uptown Girl Curly Clara Needs Your Address.  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  Then I used the matching "Cut It Out" - I LOVE these so much!  No more fussy cutting around the images!  For my paper piecing, I paper pieced her top and the word bubble.  I used the sentiment from Uptown Girl Sunny is Stylish



The paper is Fancy Pants Design "A walk in the park".  I added some dots and doodled around the edges of the card.

Be sure to check out the rest of the BellaBabes and the Sistah's cards for this week on Blogabella.  Next week's Bellariffic Friday challenge is Mojobella Sketch #7.




We hope you'll get stamping with us. It's easy to play along - just ink up any current (check the website) Stamping Bella image, and email your card to Emily by next Thursday for a chance to win some Bella Bucks.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, March 11, 2016

Bellariffic Friday- Mojobella Sketch 6

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we are up to Mojobella Sketch 6. 


I inked up Peekaboo Bunny Stuffie which you can use for Birthdays or Christmas (depending on your colours) or missing you, as the sentiment that comes with it says (although I used a different sentiment on my card) 


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’s Bestest paper and coloured it with copics.  The paper is Echo Park Summer Bliss with a card base of Bermuda Bay.  I used the Pierced Circle STAX to cut out the image and the Pierced Fishtail Flag STAX for the banner.  The sentiment on the banner comes from Tiny Townie Ellie the Elf.  I love that the sentiments from Stamping Bella can be mixed and matched.  I mounted the pierced circle image onto a piece of card stock that I had embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  I covered the bow with a generous coat of Wink of Stella – it sparkles so much in real life!  A few dots in the corners finished off the card.


Be sure to check out the rest of the BellaBabes and the Sistah's cards for this week on Blogabella.  Next week's Bellariffic Friday challenge is Paper Piecing.   

We hope you'll get stamping with us. It's easy to play along - just ink up any current (check the website) Stamping Bella image, and email your card to Emily by next Thursday for a chance to win some Bella Bucks.

Cheerio.....Leslie


Monday, February 29, 2016

Sweet Thanks

I love any of the sweet PI images (MFT) and this cutie was made for a friend who did a huge favour to help me.  The image is called Out on a Limb and she really did go "out on a limb" to help!



I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I used the Stitched Rectangle die-namic to cut it out.  I can't recall where I saw this layout but had sketched it out to remember to use.  The paper is Fancy Pants Design "Park Bench" with a card base of Baja Breeze.  I added some Wink of Stella to the hearts and some glossy accents to shine her shoes.  There is a trio of matching colour dots but I don't think they show up too well.  The sentiment is from Thanks A Bunch (MFT).  



On the inside I added a strip of matching paper from the same collection and left some room to write my  message.  

Cheerio.....Leslie