Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Limitations Live only in Our Minds...

but if we use  our imagination, the possibilities are limitless. Don't you just love that saying, how is this for some mixed media eye candy.  I have to blame thank my addiction to Emily over at Stampingbella for opening my eyes and mind to mixed media journaling and canvasing.  If you haven't checked out her tutorials on Mixed media on canvas you MUST cause they are awesome and technique rich !!! Below are videos incase you are interested in watching !!!



This journaling page was made with napkins and background stamps from Isabelle Norris called Eclectic Mini Bubblewrap, Mesh and Fresh Script Set  and let me tell you these stamps are absolutely perfect for backgrounds on journals and canvases.  I also used semi gloss acrylic paint from Claudia Hellmuth  called Studio.


This page is of my son and I also used napkins here as well but the technique is from Christy Tomlinson.
If you haven't heard of her, do check out he blog and youtube channel as she is amazing with mixed media creations.


This one is a instax photo journal with mixed media and rub-ons.  Hope you enjoyed todays post as it is something different and unique.  Open your doors to creativity and don't limit yourselves to all the possibilities that are out there !!!







Friday, May 27, 2011

You Can Make a Feminine Card...

using masculine colours, and my card is a pretty good example.  I really wanted to use yet another peep image and I had to incorporate Navy Blue, Green and Kraft paper into my design. I have yet to purchase the boy peeps but let me a sure you they will all be in my Bella binder before you know it.  As I mentioned on my last post, I am loving my peep stamps from Stampingbella. Here is another card with  my favourite image called Little Peeps Heart.  Mind you this image comes with the sentiment "I heart you" but I made mine into a Birthday greeting instead. 



The banner in the centre is a Nestabilities Die called Banners and I absolutely LOVE this set. With just the right  amount of distress ink makes the banner POP beautifully. You may not notice but I do have glitter dust on my card along with Baubles Mint Julep and Navy Blue bow. The designer paper I used is from a 6 x 6 paper pack from Basic Grey Called Marjolaine.

Well, bloggers I just have one more news and I am done for the day. Next weeks Bellariffic challenge is a masculine card.  With fathers day just around the corner this theme is perfect to give to your father, grandfather, uncle, brother etc.  As always, looking forward to seeing all your creations over at bellaland so be sure to mail your cards to Emily by Thursday 5:00pm EST. I am off to check out the awesome creations of the bella babes so till next time have a wonderful weekend everyone !!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Happy Thoughts with Little Peeps Flower Vase

Gotta love the Peeps line of stamps, I don't know what it is about these adorable peep images but they are simply the cutest stamps ewah !!! For the challenge this week I used Little Peeps Flower Vase.
I stamped my image on bella's bestest white paper with Memento Black ink, and coloured up my image with prisma pencil crayons.  I have to tell you, colouring this image took longer then normal cause I used   many layers of colour and shading to bring this sweet image to life.  It's not always very easy to match my colouring to the designer paper, even if I can match the colours, shading and highlights are the most important detail to colouring any image. 


The designer paper I used to create my card is from a 6 x6 Cosmo Cricket pack called UPcycle. This paper pack is perfect for girly, girl and fashionista style cards, mind you the little peeps image is no fashionista type card but it worked well I think. To finish it off, I used glitter on my peep and her flowers, unfortunately you can't see the glitter from the photo but I assure you they are there.


Next week is a colour challenge which is Kraft, Navy Blue and Green. What a colour combination, can't wait to see everyone's creations. Make sure to email your cards to Emily by Thursday May 26th for everyone to see on the bella blog on Friday !!!

Wishing everyone a wonderful creative weekend...

Monday, May 16, 2011

Ready for some More Bella-licious Challenge

Just when you thought things can't get any more funner, well let me tell you they can over at the Bella Forum.  We thought we'd have some fun not only every Friday for our beloved Bella-riffic challenges, but also to throw out a little extra fun for those valued members of our Forumabella, so beginning every month on the 15th thereafter, there is MORE fun to be had in Bella-land!



Our kick-off challenge is a Bella "BABE" challenge: to use Bellas And Bring on the Embellishments!
Any embellishments will do, as long as you use more than one !!! We want to see all of you have fun and keep in mind the only rule is you MUST use  Stamping Bella Stamps !! The PRIZE is a $ 20 gift voucher that will be awarded to ONE lucky participant and will be random;y drawn at the end of the challenge ! 


You have until June 14th at noon to link your creations to the new thread in our Forumabella so good luck and can't wait to see your "BABE" projects !




Here is my card for the challenge and I used the bella stamp called  Florence the Flower Pot Girl .
For those of you who follow my blog regularly would know by know I use bellas bestest paper with Memento Black ink to stamp my images. In order to give her life, I used my prisma pencil crayons with gamsol and voila we have a beautiful image. My Embellishments are the three mini buttons and a tiny bow hidden behind one of the buttons. To finish her off, of course I used glitter !!

I also want to mention the bellariffic Friday challenge is a sketch by Paulabella, so be sure to play along with the rest of us and mail your cards to Emily by this Thursday. Have fun creating !!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Fairy Sweet Friend

Gotta Love Kraft paper, and what Emily said about Kraft being the new Black is so true !! As you all know this weeks challenge was to create a card using a bella image with Fraft Cardstock, and here is what I came up with.



Isn't she absolutely adorable and she comes in a set of 3 more gorguss Pixies. As always she was stamped on bellas bestest White paper with Memento Black Ink and colored with my prisma pencil crayons.  The Sentiment however is from a  Kraftin Kimmie stamp called Isabelle and I thought it went perfectly with my bella image. To finish her off I used glitter to really make her stand out like a pixie... ooohh I love glitter on every image, don't you !!


Next weeks challenge is an easy pessy sketch done by the very talented Paulabella who I will be seeing this weekend over in bellaland along with Lindabella.  I am so excited to see these ladies cause really, they are outstanding artists. I hope you will play along with the rest of the bella babes and can't wait to see what you come up with.  All you have to is send an image of your card to Emily by Thursday and she will post it on her blog on Friday for all of us to see !!

Before I go, be sure to check out the bella blog next week cause Emily did an awesome Mixed media tutorial, a really must see for every mixed media lover !! 

Thanks for dropping by and have a fabulous weekend.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

I believe in Fairies !!!

When the sun smiles on me, I smile with the sun. It is absolutely bee-u-tiful today and what made it even more awesome is I spent the whole morning in bellaland with Emily, recording a mixed media tutorial.  I have to tell you the next few videos are simply bursting with technique and product, it will certainly knock your socks off not to mention an update on Frankie.  I will also be at Stampingbella again on Saturday to see my very talented peeps,  Paulabella and Lindabella...SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT !!!

I have been on a roll with making cards and here is one I want to share with all of you. She is from  a pixie set of 4 stamps called Parker, Persephone, Portia, and Prisc . Isn't she adorable, wait till you see the next one I made but that one will be for another day !!! The sentiment is from Kraftin Kimmie set called Talullahbelle.


I stamped my pixie on bellas bestest paper with Memento black ink and colored her up with my Caran D'ache pencil crayons.  I am going through Gamsol like crazy and had to get a refill today :-)


Don't forget about the Bellarific Friday Challenge happening over the bloggabella. All you have to do is create a card using Kraft paper and your favorite bella stamp.  Just email your card to Emily by Thursday 5:00pm EST and she will display it at the other awesome entries from the babes and the sistah-hood !!

Before I sigh off, here is a sneak peek at what the front of my house looks like right now.  If you scroll down a few posts, you will see the before photos.  When everything is fully done, I will post an after picture.


Well folks that all the news for today, and I hope the sun is shinning where you are !!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

I love Fresh Cut Flowers

Hi everyone and welcome back again for this weeks Bellariffic Challenge which was flowers.  I don't know about you but I absolutely LOVE flowers.  My favorite in the garden would have to be hydrangeas and lilacs. The cute ball shape  of the hydrangeas and the soothing aroma of the Lilacs make my day not to mention there gorgeous colours.  My all time favorite in a crystal vase has got to be long stem Red Roses with mini white BabyBreath. OK, enough about me going on and on about flowers and lets move onto this weeks challenge. 


The image I chose is called Flower Garden from Stampingbella. I stamped my image on heavy weight watercolor paper and used my Caran D'ache water soluble crayons. This is just a quick and simple card with an easy layout. To finish off my card I added the double bow and the button and voila.

Next weeks Bellariffic challenge is Kraft. Bring out your craft paper and Bella stamps and have some fun creating. Be sure to email your cards to Emily by Thursday to have a chance to win some bella bucks or just have some fun and see all the other awesome creations by the sistah-hood over at the bella blog.

Wishing all the moms a wonderful Mothers Day Weekend !!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

You're Super with TGF Stamp Set called Amazing Duo

Here is my most recent card I made last night for my sons friend at school. I don't know about all you moms out there but I have a little teaser at home who loves to get attention by teasing his friends. Well, his teasing got a little out of hand and he got a note from the teacher that he is being monitored.

After hearing all about what happened, my son and I decided to cheer up his friend and also do a little peace offering by making him this really cute super hero card.




He was stamped on Bellas bestest white paper and coloured with Copic Markers. I kept it simple and boyish with the colours and layout. Hope you find it inspiring.

Don't forget this weeks Bellarific challenge which is Flowers, so be sure to play along with the rest of the sistahs and submit your card to Emily by Thursday !!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy Birthday - The Dormouse Image by Mo Manning

Its Sunday night and the kids are in bed so I have some time to myself to do a quick post for you. I had actually finished this card long time ago but never had the chance to share it yet so here he is. This image is a digi from Mo Manning called The Dormouse.  I printed my image on bellas bestest paper and used my Caran Dache pencil crayons to bring my image to life.


My main colour palette consisted of Pink, Brown and Purple, not your typical colour combo but I wanted to incorporate purple in it. I don't know what I was thinking of when I was colouring him, guess I was in a purple mood... LOL


I added some flowers to the bottom right hand side to give it that little extra detail, and I must say I really like the final out come. I hope you find it inspirational and thanks for dropping by. Have a super week everyone !!

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