Thursday, August 5, 2010

Billybootabella.......

So, I amassed quite a few Stamping Bella stamps from my trip to Toronto and I'm trying to get them all inky and colored. This week on the Stamping Bella Blog, the Friday challenge is to use paper piecing.  I was looking through my stamps to see which ones would work well with piecing and this 'billybootabella" looked like it would do the job!
I took my Foof-a-La 'Summer' paper pack out since it's been sittin' on my shelf for a while and laid the papers out. I chose the paper for Bella's umbrella with matching boots and a different one for her skirt. I colored the rest with prisma pencils and gamsol on Bella's Bestest paper.

I wanted to try something a little different with the ribbon, so I wrapped it around twice crossing it in the middle. I hid it behind the Nesties ovals and then stamped my PTI sentiment on blue and cut it out with my Marvy oval punch - then punched out another 1/2 oval for the bottom half where the sentiment is. Added a little bling and good to go!

So, another challenge on the Stamping Bella blog is that they are looking for a new Bella Babe....you have to participate in all the August challenges to be considered...........I've been hemmin' and hawin' over this and I really don't like to put a lot of pressure on myself - but I 'think' I'm going to give it a try. No real biggie if it doesn't work out - so I guess there's really no harm in trying, right??!!

So - thanks for stoppin' in today! Hope you have a terrific Thursday! I'm off to walk the doggies at the CT Humane Society!  Woof!
Maria

14 comments:

Cheryl said...

This is so cute! I love this DP and the paper piecing.

jimlynn said...

You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!! I think you'd make a GREAT Bella Babe!!!!
This is so cute...love the paper, image, piecing, coloring, layout, ribbon......have I missed anything yet...oh, the bling....I guess I just love it all. So cute.
Lynn

Meg said...

Hey Maria, you know what they say...they can't pick you if you don't enter! :) I love all your Bella creations, and if you don't get it, you still have created some new cards

...like this fabulous one! That paper is so fun and I love the layout--the way you used the oval nesties is very clever!

Good luck!

Carolina Girl said...

I see you style coming out on paper...just wonderful..I wish I had a style...great, beautiful job.

Nordicblogger said...

This is such a sweet and lively card--both of those things at once. I love the freeing placement of ribbon, the brads, and the layout.

Irena said...

Very cute and happy card. Great colors and papers.

Susan said...

oh wow...I love this card!

Yolanda said...

Paper piecing makes it really special. Her boots are too cute!

Jenny said...

This is an adorable card! The layout is wonderful and I love the DP!!! Did you see Stamping Bella is having a DT Call? You should totally go for it!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a gorgeous card, your bella is darling with her paper pieced umbrella and skirt! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Operation Write Home!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog, I so appreciate your visit. Glad, I now found your blog, this is such a cute card, love the ribbon and how you pieced the paper for the boots, looks great! Go for DT, your work is really great, you will do wonderful, fingers crossed for you.

Tina said...

Very cute, love the colours too.
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Kathryn Myhre said...

This is awesome! You do such a wonderful job on your creations!

Sherry H said...

Fantastic cards! Love those papers so much, and the bella with boots & umbrella is too cute!

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