Saturday, August 29, 2009
Lemonade Anyone? by Belles 'n Whistles
Happy Saturday, everyone!!! I hope that your weekend is going very well!!
Last week I received in the mail a real surprise from a VERY special friend--this Belles n Whistles stamp arrived and I was asked if I would give it a try...shucks I will try almost anything ONCE!!! This stamp, Lemonade Anyone? is by Elizabeth Bell. I decided to not only attempt using this stamp but also to attempt this week's sketch over on Midnight Madness. If you have not visited this challenge blog I will let you know that it is not only alot of fun but also very informational!!
I used Bazzill CS for the base of the card, PTI Lemon Tart and Hibiscus Burst CS for the matting and a combo of free digital papers for the DP. I stitched all background panels of the card and tried to keep in mind the theme of LEMONADE in all of my colors and embellishments...how did I do??? I stamped the little girl (is her name Belle?) 3 times and cut her out after coloring her with Copics. This time I used silicone glue between the layers and I think perhaps you can see the dimension it added to the various parts of the little girl in the picture below. You can also see that I airbrushed the background of the image panel and added alot more grass for grounding.
The horizontal panel is wide grosgrain ribbon with MS punched trim...adding a middle stripe of PTI Lemon Tart satin ribbon and bow made with the Bow-Easy. I wanted to use the lemon metal buttons but only had 2 of them so I considered the bow as one of the 3 embellies...lol...I also added MS punched branches to look at though the lemons are actually growing there. To finish the front I used pink button brads for the corners, a gold colored teapot, and a corner decoration which I spray painted gold to match the teapot. I also used layered flowers from Crafty Feeling put together with enamel heart brads.
I wanted the inside to be BRIGHT when the card is opened so I hope I was successful. The inside is very simple with each base panel stitched...I re-visited the wide grosgrain and narrower yellow ribbon treatment. On the first panel I added a bow and a flat teapot charm. On the jotting panel, I found 3 more plastic lemons--I had to color the ends with green Copics and added more MS branch punches. To complete this panel I used yet more flowers from Crafty Feeling and another bow.
Thank you so much for dropping by!! I also hope you will let me know what you think of this little girlie. If ever I use anything that you would like more information about or want to know my source, please just jot me an email and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I hope that your Saturday will be a most enjoyable one. So until the next time when Maggie returns, stay safe and ENJOY!!! Big hugs for each of you!!!