German Phrase of the Day: Das Leben ist kurz. = Life is short. (therefore, eat desert first, and don't forget the Cosmos!)
This weekend is VSBD over at Bellaholics Anonymous. This card was for last night's Sketch Challenge, which was a wonderful yet simple sketch. Someone on the Bellaholics group is hosting a swap for non-traditional Christmas Bellas on Christmas cards, and so that is what inspired my little Cosmobella here. I LOVE the dashing paper, and have been using it a lot lately. Guess I should pull out the wintergreen so it doesn't feel unloved!
I stamped her with Stazon black on SU! watercolor paper, then colored her with refills and my aquapainter. I used some liquid applique on the hat (does that stuff expire? Mine isn't working so well!) and some crystal stickles on her tank top. Recently, Sharon Harnist has been featuring some GinaK design stamps and she talked about using pencils to color in an image instead of watercoloring it because she wanted to use stickles, and stickles over watercolored images run. Well...she's right! I actually had this little Bella all colored and ready to go, put the stickles on and let them dry (I thought) turned her over to apply adhesive, and there was pink all over!! Oh well...good thing I stamped her twice!!
I also added some Dazzling Diamonds to the rim of her glass to give her a little sugar. I used the same piece of paper, just both sides, of Dashing, layered it on a little bit of black, then tied the red grosgrain around with a touch of silver cord, and finally put it all on the red card base. I think she turned out pretty cute, I hope you enjoy her!
Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Cosmobella by StampingBella, Crab & Company
CS: Real Red, Basic Black, Watercolor paper, Dashing DSP
Ink: Jetblack Stazon, Real red, Buckaroo Blue, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Acc: aquapainter, red grosgrain, silver cord