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 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 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!!!


Phyllis said...

You are blowing us away with this card again. Awesome card. Lovely colors and cute image. Wonderful embellishments and love the way you really dressed up the insde too!! Those little girls are soooooo sweet, I have two of them but haven't even used them. That is the story of my life, gotta have it - then take forever to use it!! Thanks for playing along with us this week. We will be looking forward to next week too!!

Carol said...

How simply charming and fantastic you card is. I just adore that tea pot charm and look at those lemons!!! Your choice of papers is breathtaking. All the elements and details in this wonderfully exquisite eye candy is magnificent. Bravo young lady!!! Thank you for playing the Midnight Madness challenge this week. I look forward to seeing more of your ingenious artistry.

Midnight Madness Guest Designer-September

Lailani said...

Your work is always brings a smile to my face:) Have a great weekend!


Priscilla said...

Ohhh how cute this is..I love all the little charms you add to your cards. This is just adorable dear. Oh sorry about my last comment..I guess I was a little behind on your blog candy..LOL still playing catch up. Shoot me an email next time you have candy and I would be happy to post it to my side bar. I do not have to enter, but would love to help you spread the word :)
MMSC Hostess

Carolyn said...

lol, As soon as I saw your name on Mr. Linky, I flew right over here. I think I have jetlag now. I knew that my eyes would get a wonderful treat. I was certainly not disappointed. Your work is some of the best I have EVER seen. I just love it. This is so gorgeous. I love the inside as much as the outside! The colors are fabulous! I am so glad that you decided to play the MMSC challenges! Now, I don't know what we would do without having your entry to come and drool over! :) Thanks for supporting us, and I hope you will continue to play for a long time to come. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us.

If you like blog candy, pop over to my blog and check out some of the fun stuff I have up for grabs.

Carolyn MMSC DT

megline said...

As always your card is amazing. You got so much talent.

Hugs, Line

Rosette said...

Wo hoa!! A BnW card!! YAY!! Finally!! I just thought that someday you'd HAVE to try at least one!! How are you??

O simply LOVE this card Jacque.. It's a darling, and what you add makes it a real gem!! big hugs, and looking forward to hear from you!

xx smiles

Anonymous said...

Jacque, I can't imagine what I could possibly add to those lovely comments you are receiving.
Your work is a visual and sensual delight.
How about that???? Love ya, Christina C.

Moni said...

Waw so fab card, love the layout and great papers! Love your design and fab details! Hugs,moni

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

Hi there, Rosette sent me to your blog, and I am SOOOO Glad that she did This BnW card is FABULOUS... actually BETTER than fabulous, I'm thinking these cute girls could easily make their way into your heart, you colored Lemonade Anyone so Beautifully!
Lynda =)

Handmade by Vivi said...

Fabulous Card Jacque!! I love the charms.. so cute!!

Jane said...

What a really cute card. Now I'm craving lemonade. The bow work is great and the colors and papers are beautiful together. Love it. Jane :)

Jodi said...

Just fabulous!! You did a gorgeous job on this BnW cutie! You never cease to amaze me with your work!!! Love it!

Brocéliane said...

this is a superb card :) love everything aboutit :)

Deb said...

Jacque, all I can say is "WOW". All of your cards are fabulous, you are such an inspiration! I do have a question for you though, where do you get your adorable charms?

Iris said...

Wowzers! This is awesome Jacque! Beautiful choice of colors and papers! I love all the details you've added to that BnW cutie! Your creations are a inspiration everytime I stop by!


Jessica G. said...

How fun, Jacque! Gorgeous coloring and the colors are perfect for pink lemonade. Sweet, sweet card!!

Suzan L said...

Jacque, This is definitely a bright and cheery card!! I love how you layered Belle with the silicone glue and she is colored so perfectly. I also love the DP's that you used and all the details that you added, especially the lemon buttons... I can smell the lemons growing on the branches, and the teapot charm and the gold corner accent. What a wonderful card inside and out!! I love it!!
Hugs, Suzan

Mary Lou said...

Jacque congrats again on your MMM award! Outstandingly gorgeous card---that Elisabeth Belle has the most adorable stamps--I don't have any of my own but my daughter shares a few with me--Lucky Me!!!
God Bless
Mary Lou

Deeanna said...

Great card..I love the colors you are so talented..Dee

Sharon Caudle said...

I don't know how you do it, Jacque!! You continually amaze me with each and every creation! Each piece you create has the perfect embellishments, the perfect paper, the perfect everything!!! This is nothing short of gorgeous!!! LOVE the colors, that pretty little image that is perfectly colored, and those fabulous lemon pieces!!! I am totally in awe of you. I truly am. Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!!! hugs!!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Stunning!!! I love it all.

Thanks for joining us at Midnight Madness, glad you could play with us.


Tanja said...

Beautiful card, my friend! The colours are so bright and pretty and this little girl looks beautiful!

Have a lovely sunday, big Hugs Tanja

Candy said...

Absolutely beautiful!
Love Candy

Cathy said...

This is beautiful!!! I love everything about it!! Hugs, Cathy

Ann (Madge) said...

Absolutely adorable, colouring is just stunning, beautifully themed as ever. Ann xxx

cabio's craft corner said...

The tea set charm is so cute. You did a great job on coloring this stamp. What a nice friend of yours and you do deserve all the good friendship with others and you are a caring person too yourself :o)
BTW, I love the fresh yellow inside the card (just like a lemon's color - Cute!)

dragon said...

OOOH, how sweet is she....
The colours are stunning, I just love that paper..

A Teapot charm too.... Looooove it..

Lynn xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a stunning card, beautiful image and gorgeous papers.

Anonymous said...

You get my "seal of approval", Jacque -- absolutely perfect colors for "lemonade"!
Darling, darling card.
Hugs, Lillian

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Jacque, another stunningly beautiful card both inside and out! Of course I am very partial to anything Elisabeth Bell creates as she is such a talented you have my vote for that alone! Your coloring is spectacular and dp choice just perfect. What a lovely way to finish off this little beauty with the tea pots and lemon charms. Absolutely outstanding. A real treat for the eyes. Fabulous job again! Can't wait to see what you make next week!
Thanks so much for playing along with us.

Marie Taylor said...

Another stunning card Jacque. The image is adorable, and as always, your attention to detail makes the card a mini masterpiece.
You are such an inspiration!

Marie xx

Jannie said...

Adorable card, such wonderful details and colours.

Greetings Jannie

Claudia Rosa said...

oh jacque.. what a super sweet card. :-)
you have done a fabulous job with the papers and your coloring.
have a wonderful weekend
LIebe Gruesse

Stephanie said...

Absolutely beautiful Jacque! I just love how you put your cards together, they are such wonderful eye candy!! Hugs, Stephanie

Anonymous said...

I just wrote you a long comment telling you how absolutely fabulous this card is! And one little touch of a key and it disappeared!
This is such a wonderful card that I just have to attempt this comment one more time! I love your color choices. Your coloring technique gets more refined by each post that ends up in my mailbox.All of your embellishments are just the right touch! I love the little teapot on the front. Where did you purchase it? I JUST LOVE THIS CARD!
Hugs to you my friend,

Chris (catt871) said...

ohhh you succeeded!!! This card SCREAMS "lemonade"!!! I LOVE LOVe LOVE the colours!!!! NICE JOB!!!! Where DO you find those cute charms & buttons???

Nancy said...

Oh Jacque...I love this little girl and you definently succeeded in every way with this beauuutiful card!!! Jacque you are the only designer that I have ever seen that puts so much Love and Work into every card you make and they are absolutely gorgeous inside and out!
Big Hugs to you,

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Jacque! You never stop wowing me! Every detail is perfect as always! You ROCK! Thank you for joining us this week and I sure do hope to see you again next week!

MMDT Member

Tracey said...

Oh my goodness, this is GORGEOUS!! I love it Jacque!! xx

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Beautiful Brights Jacque! I had to come over and see :) Darling Teapot charm too. Thanks for taking some of your time to play our sketch, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

Gunilla/Nilla said...

Hello my friend!
Hope everything is fine with you!

You have done it again. Such a pretty card. Love the beautiful coloured image. The detail with the charm is just perfect! The inside is just as gorgeous as the front.

Now I´m going to take my bike to the store. We have a lovely day here today.

Take care and have a lovely start on a bright new week.
Big hug to you from me♥/Gunilla

Carole said...

Gorgeous card Jacque...such super pretty papers and accents.
Love the sweet image too.
Hope you are keeping well.
Carole x

Cami said...

Another lovely creation Jacque! I love those lemons you added and oh those DPs and ribbons just makes this cheerful card jump out at you with joy! You just never cease to amaze me with your detailed creations. You brighten my day every time I visit your site! Hugs, Cami

dragon said...

there is something for you in my sidebar to collect but you need to read the post too....

Lynn xx

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Jacque - I'm blown away by your cards every time I visit! This one is no exception! Beautifully done!