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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Creative Belli blog guest designer

Blessings everyone! I am very excited as I was asked by my friend and fellow SNSS DT member Chris Dickinson to be a guest designer for the belli challenge this week. Well, actually I was supposed to do it last week but I got sick for a couple days and was not able to complete my card in time. They also have a brand new blog to share with you which just went "live" last week- how cool! Every Wednesday on the Creative belli blog they have a new challenge for you and participants have a chance to be a guest designer for a future challenge. This week's challenge is an inspiration challenge from a book cover. Below I have my sample and picture of the book for you.

As soon as I saw the book I knew exactly what stamp set and papers I wanted to use. Now truthfully this does not happen too often with me so I was thrilled at this rarity LOL. I used the Love Blooms stamp set from Sweet N Sassy stamps which I also thought was quite fitting for this challenge since Chris is the illustrator of the set and started the belli challenge. I really love this set and use it quite a bit because it is so versatile containing birthday and anniversary sentiments in it as well. I stamped the rose in red on white diamond paper and then embossed the sentiment in black over the top. I then cut and embossed the oval and adhered with pop dots over the ribbon and top note die. The hearts are just "scraps" from my Fiskars heart border punch. The white diamond cardstock which is now one of my faves along with the awesome black lustre paper are from paper temptress. I am starting to get desperate for more as I only now have 1/4 sheet of both of them left- yikes LOL!

stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Love Blooms
CS- white diamonds, real red, black lustre
accessories- black ep, oval nesties, heart border punch, white satin ribbon, black organdy ribbon, SU top note die, pop dots

You can check out more challenge details and see some both inspiring samples from the belli DT on their BLOG.

If did not already know it, Sweet N Sassy stamps now offers digi images. Talk about instant gratification! It is a great affordable way to try out the stamps and there are so many cool things you can do with digital images like changing the size and orientation of them. One of the digi DT members, Deedee has some great tutorials on her blog explaining how to use your digital images. I have not had a chance to play with any of them yet but I am looking forward to it. Every Thursday Korin adds some new images to the collection so be sure to check back there often. I do want to mention that if you like to watercolor your images that you need to print them out on watercolor paper but that can be tricky. However, Diana Gibbs has a tutorial on how to do this too.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day is filled with more bubbles than troubles.



Christi said...

This is gorgeous!!!

Chrissy D said...

This is gorgeous, Janette! Thank you fo rplaying in the Belli Challenge with us!

Shelly Koskinen said...

Your card is awesome!

Anne said...

Jannette, your card is awesome!! So glad you joined in the Belli challenges!! Whoa, your blog is purdy darn cool too!! I love your work!!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Janette, love the pretty papers and colour scheme. Hugs Nikki x