Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Belles 'n Whistles DT Call

Good Morning!

Hope you're day is off to a good start. It's chilly here today, so I'm trying hard to warm up before I get to some crafting. Right now my fingers are so cold it's hard to type. Here's hoping that the sun will shine bright and warm everything up today.

Belles 'n Whistles is holding a DT call until tomorrow, May 12th. I adore all the images that Elisabeth Bell has created for B'nW so I thought why not give the call a try. I love doing design work and working with a variety of different images. I think all the options we have as stampers is why this hobby is so much fun! And even if the call doesn't work out for me, I still had fun making a pretty card with one of Elisabeth's beautiful images.

For my entry I've created a card using the image Sunshine and Apples from the red rubber collection. This image is so sweet and makes me think of warm summer days, which on this chilly morning, I hope are just around the corner.

I've created a card with a unique fold that I found on Camilla's blog. Her work is so inspiring! When I saw her card it made me instantly think of the new Cappella BG papers that just arrived the other day. I used some of those to create a vintage and distressed look. The card stock is cream and blue. The edges of my papers have been sewn on the machine and also sponged with some Antique Linen distressed ink. The image was colored with Copics and then framed with Oval Nesties. Please don't look too closely at my first attempt to sew in a circle....not the greatest attempt. Will need more practice with that. I've embellished with gardenias and roses in creams and blues to match these papers, some sticky pearls, and a sentiment. This sentiment is a sneak peek which I'll tell you more about later this week. I also added some stickles to the flowers to give them a touch of sparkle.

Here's a view of the card standing open...

And here's a link to my other Belles 'n Whistles creations.

Thanks for dropping by today. I'd like to wish all those who are entering this call good luck! Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Happy Stamping,


Iris said...

Denise your card is beautiful! I love the soft colors you chose and how you colored Belle! The new BG paper is gorgeous! (Just ordered mine ;-) ) I also like idea how the card folds! Thanks for entering our DT call at BNW! Good luck to you!


Random Acts of Krafting said...

How very pretty.


Crystal said...

Denise this is absolutely STUNNING...I LOVE this whole design, colors, and that added fabulous ticket!!! Beautiful flowers and image too!!! Wish you the BEST of luck!!!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Denise_lynn,i love your image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Liefs Riet.xx

Love crafts forever said...

Card is so beautiful. Love it. Nataliya.

Deb said...

such a fabulous card Denise, the image is adorable and those papers are divine, so love the elegant muted tones. That is a fab fold, don't think I have tried that one yet! hugs Debx

Alex said...

This is gorgeous Denise and they would be crazy not to pick you - you have mad talent! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Sharon said...

Hi Denise, I just love Elisabeth's images as well. What amazing talent. I haven't seen this little stamp before, she's adorable and you've coloured her in so beautifully. Good luck with the DT call. hugs Sharon

Christy said...

LOVE the stitching...so pretty :) :) :)

If you would be interested in giving a new challenge blog a try, I would love to see how it inspires you :) It's a multi-craft friendly, so scrappers, digi scrappers and card makers alike are welcome to play along. You can check it out at: Scrap It With a Song

Tracey said...

Wow Denise! This card is just gorgeous!! Good luck with the Call. Fingers crossed for you! xx

Jodi said...

Such soft colors for the image! The papers are gorgeous too!! Thanks for appyling for the DT, Good Luck!
Jodi =)

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Denise, wonderful image and beautiful details.

Lilian said...

Your card is just stunning! Form the fold to the colors! Good luck with the DT call!