Monday, May 21, 2007

Bella Cards

Recently we had an image challenge at Paper Petal Memories. The hostess picks a stamp set and stamps the images and mails them to all the players. The players create a card (or whatever else they wish) using the images. We then email the finished product(s) to the hostess and she posts them all under her name in the gallery so no one knows whose is who's. Then everyone has a chance to vote on their favorite. This round was using some of the Bella images.

I had never had a chance to play with any of these before, but now they are definitely on my list of stamps I want! They are so much fun to work with. I created three cards. I am only posting 2 of them here, because I'm not at all happy with the way the 3rd one came out.


This is the first one I made. I am quite happy with the way it turned out. I really love the pink and black. I colored the image with SU! watercolor pencils. I used black SU! Stazon ink to make the brads black, as I didn't have any black ones on hand. The sentiment is from one of the $1 Studio G sets from Michael's.



And this is the second one.
First, I have to say that I was HEAVILY inspired by this card by Julie Buhler at Paper Pleasing Ideas. I am beyond pleased with how this turned out. AND even more pleased that this was the WINNING CARD!!! That's right - I won!! What does the winner get? All the other entries from the other participants. It's really just a fun little contest. Chip asked, so do you win money? And I had to disappoint him and tell him no, but I win the HONOR of knowing people liked something I made! Yeah - he was just as proud as I was - HA!
He's waiting for the day that I start making some money doing what I love. Cuz it sure does cost a lot!

Oh - again, I used a Studio G stamp, and that circle is raised up on foam tape. The blue ribbon came off a gift I received recently. It was the perfect color blue! And I colored the images with the watercolor pencils.

8 comments:

Debi said...

Congratulations, Jennifer! WoW...how exciting! And I can certainly see how you won...both of your cards are absolutely darling! I'm soooo happy for you!

Marcia said...

Hi Jennifer

After you left me such a lovely comment, I had to come and leave one on your blog instead of just emailing.

I am so envious of your creativity. I know the Bible says it's wrong but how can I not be???? Your stuff is all so gorgeous - I am sitting here drooooooling....

Marcia said...

me again...

okay, i'm putting you on google reader now before i forget about your gorgeous stuff again.

I showed my husband and he agrees that you are soooo good. He told me "marcia, everyone's got different gifts" so i said, " i want her creative gifts, baby". He said I should order some of your stuff and stop drooling. Now do you have a store???

Heidi said...

That card is fantastic! No wonder you won! Congrats on the winning!!

Barb said...

Before I even got to the part where you said your card won the contest I planned to tell you it's one of my all time favorites you've done. I swear, it's cute as can be and I'm not surprised it won.

If my husband truly knew how much money I have tied up in my scrapbooking and card making supplies, he's INSIST I figure out a way to make money from it. You definitely could. You could sooooo sell these cards.

For now, Rob's preoccupied trying to figure out how I can make money bloggins. LOL Never gonna happen!

chelemom said...

These are wonderful cards! Oh and by the way I will add you to my blog list as well...thanks!!!

Ashley Bowen said...

Gotta Love Bellas! hehehe!! I know I do! I hope you have a great day and I look forward to seeing more posts!! hugs! Ash~

www.ashleyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

chelemom said...

This is a great card! I love the little "awning!"