Saturday, May 31, 2008

Welcome Baby Buttercup



Another Saturday brings another "Sketch for You to Try" by Jen del Muro. Jen added a fun twist this week -- we all used Bella stamps (not necessarily Bella herself, but images from any of the Stamping Bella lines). I used this darling Baby Buttercup from the Chichiboulie line, which, lucky for me, I had just picked up (along with a few others) last weekend while I was taking my Copic marker class. My first Bellas! And somehow this feels like only the first date in a hot, inky love affair to come!

Jen has the sketch, her Bella sample, and guest designer Toni Whitnell's sample at i{heart}2stamp. Don't you wonder which Bellas Carole, Shannan, and Susan chose? When you're ready to play, remember to use keyword SFYTT if you upload to SCS. (Please don't feel obligated to use a Bella -- of course you can if you want, but it's not a requirement!)

I did my coloring with Copic markers. I do really like them, but I need a lot more practice (and a lot more colors)! I added a second layer of a few of the petals and both leaves for a little dimension. The edges of the petals and leaves are all outlined with a Sakura Stardust pen, which you can see in this detail shot:



Note: Please pardon the smudges on my card (if you can see them). I overslept this morning, and awoke to find that my 1- and 4-year-olds got a hold of it. I don't know who did more damage - the baby or the 4-year-old trying to "rescue" the card.

Happy Saturday to all!



Stamps: Baby Buttercup (Stamping Bella); Stitched and Warm Words (SU!)
Paper: Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose (SU!); Papertrey's White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); White craft (SU!)
Accessories: Copic Markers, Sakura Stardust pen, classic and scalloped rectangle Nestabilities, dimensionals, large oval punch, Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder, scalloped scissors, black satin ribbon, 1/2" circle punch, buttons
Size: 5 1/4" square

26 comments:

  1. What I lovely beautiful card and this stamp is just gorgeous!!! BEautiful! :)

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  2. This is a darling card! And in the photo, it's smudge-free! Love the Stardust edge details.

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  3. Refreshingly beautiful. Wow!

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  4. Your card is beautiful, don't see any smudges

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  5. Beautiful card. Love the color combo. I don't see any smudges either.
    JoAnn B. scrappingnana4@yahoo.com

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  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! (Of course, I say that about everything you make...) My all-time-fave color combo. And your coloring does NOT need any work!!! Gorgeous. To be honest, you kinda make me a little pea green with envy, you have such mad skillz. (I'd give you a little wink-y smilie if I were kidding, but I'm not... ;) ) If this is what smudging looks like, please send your children to my house!!!

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  7. Wow!!! I'm off to the Bella website to place an order!!! This is fantastic and you don't need any more practice...your coloring is perfect!!

    Thanks for the enabling!!! Have a great weekend!!

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  8. Gorgeous card, Amy! I love all the tiny little details!

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  9. What beautiful colors! Love this card!

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  10. Beautiful. I love how the black accents everything. JOan

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  11. Amy, your card is so cute! Your colouring looks fantastic, not sure why you say you need practice ;)

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  12. Smudges? What smudges? It's simply perfect!

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  13. Oh my! What a darling image! I simply adore your card! The colors are wonderful and Jen's sketch is just perfect for the Bella's! Beautifully done! :D

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  14. BEEEEEEUTIFUL! Amy this is just one gorgeous card! I love that flower and the colors are awesome!

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  15. Gorgeous card Amy! I have been resisting these new images, but you are making it very hard :)

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  16. This is such a pretty card. I love everything about it. I love the stamping bellas.

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  17. This is just gorgeous Amy!! Your coloring is awesome!!

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  18. Oh dear!! This is stunning!

    Many Blessings,
    M.

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  19. amy, this is perfect! i think this chichi. is my next one on my long list of must haves! your coloring is the bestest!

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  20. Simply stunning - love the addition of the stardust pen to your amazing coloring!

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  21. Gorgeous...love that stamp and your coloring is wonderful! (I dont see the smudges so looks like it was rescued just in the nick of time! lol!)

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  22. Darling card Amy, LOVE the sweet image and the fun touch your littles ones added, hehe.

    Jennifer :)

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  23. oh my word this is beautiful!!!

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  24. Wow-this card is so pretty.
    xAndrea

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  25. Gorgeous! Great coloring and I love the layers of petals and leaves that you added! Great idea :o)

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