Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sweet Bella Jalene

I had an email conversation today with one of my girls ... she is one of our High School Graduates we've worked with that got married this fall to one of our other graduates I posted pictures of their wedding and the gift I made them back in October here.

They are serving at a ministry in Scotland this year...I'm so proud of them, but sure miss them too...I wanted to send a card to her to remind her again how precious she is. Bella means beautiful in Italian right? She is beautiful inside and out. I always describe her as rare.



So...this is headed to Scotland....

I wasn't a fan of this set at first glance, till I saw THIS CARD made by Mary Jo Albright. Oh my WORD! It's no wonder she's a two-time Stampin' Up! Artisan award winner, and Dirty Dozen girl. She's amazingly talented.

This flower begs to be showcased, so I stamped it in many layers and used my sponge dauber to sponge extra color directly on the stamp and then after onto the pieces that were cut out. It really gives it dimension. The larger flower center is embossed in white and then daubered all over with Blue Bayou. Each layer out is bent lightly to round it and then mounted with dimensionals. These are last springs' Afternoon Tea Designer papers, how pretty aren't they?


This sketch is Jen Del Muro's Sketch for You To Try...what a great sketch isn't it? I so rarely "tilt" card elements, but it just gives it a WOW layout!
Recipe: Bella Blossoms Ink: Soft Sky, Baja Breeze, Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, White Craft Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Afternoon Tea DSP Accessories: Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals, White EP, 1/2 Pearls (Pretties Kit), Soft Sky DS Ribbon.

13 comments:

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is just beautiful! I love your many layered flower and the color is just perfect.

One4Joy said...

Hi Christine, I hope you can catch up with me through this comment! Thanks for letting me know the link didn't work.

The Bella blossom is stunning. I love the colors you chose and the depth you created.

Have a wonderful Monday.

wwwone4joydaily.blogspot.com/

amazingpapergrace.com said...

This is stunning! Oh my word and you sure picked a lovely color!!
--Becca

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh my goodness, Christine! I am trying not to buy that set, you know...and you're not helping! lol This is absolutely GORGEOUS!

Jerri Kay said...

Wowzers, Christine, this is gorgeous. Like you, I didn't care for this set. I had to check out Mary Jo's card and clicked on the link you provided. What a gorgeous card! You and Mary Jo have given life to this lifeless set!

Rose Ann said...

Your layered flower is stunning, Christine, and I love the colors you've used!! (I wasn't a fan of this set either...but you're convincing me otherwise. *wink*)

mochamama said...

oh my word this is
B E A U T I F U L!!!! Just love it!!

Sarosa said...

This is a beautiful card!

I have only just discovered your blog; I was seeking "new" blogs to pass on the "Kreative Blogger" award I received, and I chose your. :-) http://encouragingimpressions.blogspot.com/2008/11/kreative-blogger-awards.html

JulieA said...

Wow! This just shouts out to me. I love that stamp set - you might have sold me on it. And that paper is perfect with it!

Nancy Riley said...

Absolutely STUNNING !!!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is one of the most beautiful cards I've seen made with this flower! I still haven't inked my yet. Thank you for the inspiration!!

Lynn said...

This is just gorgeous!!! That Afternoon Tea paper pack may just be my all time fav SU! paper too. Love all the dimension you created by layering the flower.

Ramona Michaluk said...

WOW! Love this card Christine - it's absolutely stunning!