Thursday, January 03, 2008

Cruising with Basic Gray

German Phrase of the Day: Du kannst mir vertrauen. = You can trust me. Doesn't that sounds like a used car salesman? Perfect for cruisabella!

I wanted to make a card for Jen Del Muro's Sketch for You to Try. (WARNING: When you go visit this blog entry, you WILL want to look at all the other American Art stamps that she links to - I assume NO responsibility whatsoever for your wallet! I already lost mine!!) And anytime I see a sketch with a tall skinny image who comes to mind, but Bella!

My good friend Stephanie in Canada (Hi Steph!!) sent me the 6 by 6 pack of Stella Ruby paper from Basic Gray while I was in the states last(THANK YOU!) and I knew I wanted to use that. I flipped through and thought the stripes would go well with the car...give it some movement! I took the colors from the paper - chocolate chip, ruby red, groovy guava, and some So saffron and celery highlights. Then, I watercolored her, layered her, and attached her over the wide chocolate grosgrain ribbon.

Lastly, I had to think about how to add an embellishment. I didn't want a flower, then I remembered my build a brads that I hadn't used yet. I pulled them down, then found a sentiment I could punch to fit inside - this one is from SU!'s Circle of Friendship and says Hip Hip Hooray! That is what my dh would say if I were ever able to afford to buy him this car! ;-) And if I looked as cute as Bella does. LOL!!

This Bella is makeup free. Lately I've been "tarting" them up (as my friend Lisa would say!) but this one is just out for a pleasure drive and enjoying the wind in her hair and doesn't give a hoot how she looks! (Of course she's gorgeous though...she's Bella!)

Anyway, hope you've enjoyed today's card and rambling! More coming soon!!

Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Cruisabella by StampingBella, Circle of Friendship
CS: Confetti White, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Basic Gray Stella Ruby

Ink: Stazon black, Chocolate Chip, groovy guava

Acc: sponge, aquapainter, WWC, wide chocolate grosgrain, 1/2" circle punch, build a brad antique brass



  1. I love how you used the striped pp. It makes it look as if your Bella gal is really movin' fast!

  2. Love those bellas! Great job on this card.

  3. love the stripes! great card


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