It's Not All Black and White

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Dropping You a Line

Wow, these Bellas are popular! My local stamp store is not too close for me (probably a good thing). So I don't go too often. But I know they carry Bellas. I love it. No paying for shipping and then w-a-i-t-i-n-g...... But they tend to always be out of the ones I most want. So on my last visit, I picked up this Staceyfishabella and Teeoffabella. I'm thinking of making my highly under-used golf clubs a golf bag tag.

I remembered that I had this sentiment from Inky Antics, too. So I didn't have to buy the one Stamping Bella makes (same sentiment, different script). And it makes a using a fishing bella so much more practical.

I stamped Bella on watercolor paper, drew the line for the ground and colored with SU! markers and a water brush. Cut the sentiment oval with my Coluzzle and trimmed out the scallops with scalloped scissors.

What's In It?
Stamps: Staceyfishabella (Stamping Bella); sentiment (Inky Antics)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine); black Micron pen; pumpkin, close to cocoa, choc chip, bashful blue, blush blossom, caramel, garden green (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: water color, close to cocoa (SU!); Cowboy Collection (Crate Paper)
Accessories: ribbon (SU!) provocraft scallop scissors, lasting impressions antique brads, square Nestabilities die, Cuttlebug

Sorry I haven't been posting much lately. Or getting around to visit all of your blogs either. Life's been busy (in a fun kind of way) and I hadn't been stamping a whole lot. I went to the Steelers Monday Night game vs. Miami (the mud bowl) a couple weeks ago, the Sunday Night game vs. Cincinnati this week and a couple of Penguin games in the mix too. All of our tickets just happened to fall together.

So thanks for stickin' with me and stopping by. I'd love to hear from ya.


Kylie Swain said...

What a fab card - I love the colours too.

Tina said...

She is fantastic. Great coloring!

Janine said...

I really like this card. The color combos are great. REally leaning towards buying some of these stamps..


Alhambra Club said...

What a great card, love the papers and your coloring

Dawn Wheeler said...

Gorgeous card .love it great image ,Dawnx

DeniseLynn said...

I check in regularly here but I don't comment much. I just want you to know I'm reading along and enjoying every bit. I really like your style and find inspiration to get my supplies out and create. I love love love the bellas and hope to one day have one of my own. *LOL* Times are a bit rough right now so no $ is being spent on rubba ... but some day I'll have one or more bellas that's for sure. Thanks for sharing your art even during this busy season.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is cute, cute, cute, Bethany! Love your shadowing around Bella. Your coloring skillz ar the bomb! :)

Lori said...

Great job! Your coloring is beautiful.

Rose Ann said...

Your coloring looks wonderful on your adorable Bella! Love the paper too!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh you are so lucky to have a store close that sells them! I live in Canada but don't know of any stores that sell them. Should check that out. I hate waiting for my
Your card is super cute!! Love your DP you used too! Fantastic ground you drew and coloured!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Gorgeous, Bethany! Love your coloring and the pp you chose!

Anonymous said...

This is super duper cute! I love the colors and the look of the Nestabilities. I especially love her orange boots! Hey, I think it's great that you post when you can and I'm glad to hear it's because you're having fun doing a variety of other things!