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:

pescbrico said...

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

2stampis2b said...

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

Susie said...

Refreshingly beautiful. Wow!

Flossie's Follies said...

Your card is beautiful, don't see any smudges

Anonymous said...

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

carole (TruCarMa) said...

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!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

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!!

Shannan Teubner said...

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

Jennifer Love said...

What beautiful colors! Love this card!

Joan said...

Beautiful. I love how the black accents everything. JOan

Dawn Easton said...

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

Michelle said...

Smudges? What smudges? It's simply perfect!

KimberlyG said...

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

Amber said...

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

Cyndi Bundy said...

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

Tess said...

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

Jessie/knightrone said...

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

Melissa said...

Oh dear!! This is stunning!

Many Blessings,
M.

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

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

Carolina said...

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

Carolyn King said...

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!)

Chris said...

totally gorgeous!!

Our Creative Corner said...

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

Jennifer :)

mochamama said...

oh my word this is beautiful!!!

Andrea said...

Wow-this card is so pretty.
xAndrea

Alyssa said...

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

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