Friday, April 20, 2012

Happy Bellarific Friday! 

Today I have two cards to share.  I made one card for the challenge, then had another idea and decided to try that too.  I'll post them both and let you decide which one you like best :) 
Firstly, here is the sketch:
Now, here is card #1:
Ok, buckle up, it's gonna be a LOONG one. :) Lots of techniques.
I started with the blue middle piece. I used copics to create a graded color BG.  Next I stamped the scribble garden stamp on top in black versamark ink. I distressed the edges with the Tim holtz distresser and added distress inks in tea dye and vintage photo.    I then stamped the image again on a plain white piece of bella's best paper. I colored that one in with copics and them added crackle accents to the flowers.  I distressed the edges again with  tea dye and vintage photo.  I layered the two pieces together.  For the base I stamped the polkadot  inkblock  on to  kraft card stock and distressed the edges with vintage photo ink.  I popped the main image onto the base with dimensional tape.

Now for card #2:
For this one, I used the same coloring technique with copics for the BG piece as I did in the first one.  Next I masked off the edges and stamped the Dandelion wisps stamp with versa mark ink. I then made a frame with chocolate card stock and embossed it with a woodgrain folder.  I stitched some twine to the corners and added a button.  I then layered the pieces on to a chocolate base.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you had fun.
Next weeks challenge is all about flowers! ( my favorite!!)  I hope you can find some time to play along :)



  1. I really like the crackle on your flowers and the colouring and distressing of the background is outstanding!

  2. Tasha I really like both cards - the curled edges and layers on the first are brilliant and I really like the window effect on the second card

  3. Tasha these are both very pretty cards, (I too, love flowers!) Love the crackle on the flowers- so cool looking, and all your distressing. Great wood grain border on the second card, and love the colours of this as well. Fantastic job on both cards! :)

  4. Two eager beaver! Love the mediums you use and of course the images are perfect reminders of what's to come in our gardens! The wood grain embossed frame looks so fantastic!

  5. They are both so totally different Tasha, there is no way that I could pick one as they are both beautiful! I love the colours in the first one and I adore the softness of the image in the second! I think you rocked it both times!

  6. Wonderful cards, worth the effort . Great inspiration.


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