Tuesday, March 17, 2009


It's Tuesday night, which in itself is no big deal, but that means tomorrow is WEDNESDAY! That means a new Belli Challenge is posted......and you know I love those challenges. But I must be patient. And so while I wait.......................not so patiently........I will share with you a card I made for a through the mail shoebox swap I am in.

Can you tell how much I am lovin' my new Scor-Pal??? I always know I have a winner when I get a new toy and use it a lot! My Scor-PAl is a definite winner. It is right up there with my Nesties' Soon I hope to get a new set of nestie's to play with...(note to family: my birthday is coming up in case you might have forgotten. I know I'm shameless) Any way back to the card......

The images are from Inkadinkado though the leaf is from a GinaK set. I stamped all colored images with black craft ink and then embossed the flower with clear powder and the hummingbird with Holographic powder to give some shimmer. I like doing that when I am coloring small image areas. The little ridge that is crated helps me stay within the lines when coloring....especially with water colors and this was colored with Twinkling H2O's.

The card base and ribbon are the retired Stampin' Up In Color, Blue Bayou. I really miss this color and am hording what little I have left! The scalloped card stock rectangle is Riding Hood Red which is a current In Color which I will also miss after this July when it retires.

I find it interesting that when I started stamping 3 1/2 years ago I did so because I could create art without having to draw or color. I could let different colored stamped images do the work for me. NOW, though I still don't draw (and never will) I find that coloring images is quickly becoming my favorite part of card making. Do you have a favorite coloring medium? Do you even like to color images? I wish I could tell you my favorite coloring medium, but I am finding I love them all and the one I love best is the one I am currently using.

Well till tomorrow......when hopefully I will have time to take the Belli Challenge of the week!


Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh I love the hummingbird at the flower!!! And very cool scored lines!! And THANKS so much for the comments on my CAS card...........WHEW!! Finally!! LOL Definitely a fun Belli challenge I think you're gonna have tons of ideas for!!!! :)

Christi said...

Wow Suzanne!!! This is gorgeous!! I love the colors!

Chrissy D said...

This is beautiful! I am in charge of the Belli Challenges! I will be in touch later tonight.