Firstly, I want to thank you all for such a warm welcome. I am reminded once again of how awesome this hobby is and how amazing and sweet the people I have met though it are :) Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Yesterday I said I had some exciting news to share, and here it is... (Drum roll please)
I'm a BABE!
Ok so now that you are sufficiently confused, let me explain.
A few weeks ago I was visiting my LSS, ( which just happens to be THE Stamping Bella itself!), when Emily and I got to chatting, (if you are ever fortunate enough to meet this lady, you'll know instantly what I'm talking about, she is passionate about art and her enthusiasm is infectious!) she mentioned in passing that she had "plans" for me (cryptic or what?). A few days later, I got an e-mail from her asking if I wanted to join the team and become a "Bellarific Babe!". To say I was excited would be a gross understatement. Today is my first day on the team, and this weeks challenge was a sketch challenge. So without further ado... I give you my first card as a "Babe", lol!:
This card was so much fun to make. I started with the bottom piece which is the new Tim Holtz specialty stamping paper. I swiped walnut stain distress stain back and forth which created a wood grain effect. To enhance the effect I ran it through my bigshot with a woodgrain impression plate. Next I sponged a piece of white cardstock with distress inks in mustard seed and spiced marmalade, and splattered water on it to create water drops. Then I inked up my new Vicki Boutin love notes background with pumice stone and stamped that. I attached the two layers together and distressed the sides before inking it with walnut stain distress ink. Next I used my Em's lantern flower stamp and stamped the flowers onto a note book die cut. I colored them in with copics, distressed the edges and covered them in glossy accents. For the sentiment I used Vicki's journal strips with a happy birthday sentiment. The button is a glitter button I made from fimo clay tired with a bit of twine.
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