Thursday, January 10, 2008

Knitabella for Mom

German Phrase of the Day: Ich freue mich auf das. = I am looking forward to it. Tomorrow that is. Big happenings over at Paper Pretties!! We're having a big party tomorrow night starting at 7pm CST in their new forum. Haven't been there yet? Be sure to go create yourself a login so you don't miss out on any of the fun!!

Today's card was done using sketch 157 from Splitcoast. I wanted to make a card with Knitabella for my mom - she's a knitter. I stamped her the other day when I was stamping a bunch of Bellas on watercolor paper using my Palette Noir ink.

I colored her in with an aquapainter and my watercolor wonder crayons. They are so easy to use, and I love having all the colors right in front of me! I chose colors using the Porcelain Prints paper - Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery and a tiny bit of So Saffron for the yarn. Maybe she's knitting a baby blanket (and no...that is not a hint...I am not expecting mom!)

For the sentiment, I didn't have a stamp here that I liked, so I hand wrote the sentiment with a black gel pen. I don't have the best handwriting, but it works well enough. I clipped the corners with the SU! tag corner punch, sponged all the layers with Not Quite Navy ink, and assembled. I couldn't figure out where to add any I didn't! She's pretty simple, but I still like her!

Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Knitabella by StampingBella,
CS: Watercolor, Not Quite navy, Certainly Celery, Porcelain prints

Ink: Palette Noir, Not Quite Navy

Acc: sponge, aquapainter, WWC, tag corner punch



  1. That is so stinking cute!! I love the card...

  2. Oh Jana, such a cutie Bella is with her needles flying. Of course, the Life is a Stitch is so very appropriate and instead of making everyone wonder - let's just tell them that it should have been "staple" since I just had about 24 in my knee because I had it totally replaced!!! Also, everybody, Jana wanted to point out I was a knitter since she is waiting for a sweater to be completed by the first of February when she comes to Florida for a warm sunny vacation. Thank you sweet "dottabella".


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