Thursday, May 28, 2015

Seniorita Erma - Stamping Bella

 Well, here we are, winding down another week and we'll soon be peeking into the month of June.  I know I'm always moaning about how quickly time flies by but it really does for me and it seems like the older I get, the faster it flies!
Today's card uses Stamping Bella's magnificent Seniorita Erma who is all decked out in her Christmas splendor.  What an adventure this card was, or shall I say... I created some opportunities for myself.  Wowsa.. it all began with the yellows on the bulb.  I could not get them to blend and it looked awful so the only option to fix it that I could think of was to add some Copic Blender Solution to a loopy cloth and blot some of it out... hoping you would think I was so adventurous by creating some texture.  ha!  Then the dotted shading... I don't know where it went wrong but it sure did.  Way too much, way too dark so I tried to mute some of it with my blender and then fill in the remainder with the lightest gray.  Considering the mishaps, I'm still rather happy with it.  The sentiment comes with the image but it really didn't fit too well anywhere on the card so I put it inside.  I have always like the larger size of Stamping Bella's stamps and they are big... all of my cards are 5.75" square and this one fills it up.  Such a great image and I love the  whimsical sentiment.
Copic Colours:
Bulb - YR24, YR23, YR21, YR20; G24m G23, G21
Supplies:
Image & Sentiment - Stamping Bella`s Seniorita Erma
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 12 (flag & circle), Spellbinder`s Curved Borders 1
Paper - Memory Box Tinsel
Challenges:
Creative Moments - Inside & Out
Crafting for All Seasons - Recipe (one image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments)
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
Bellarific Friday - Anything Goes
Fab n' Funky - Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - #81 Anything Goes

22 comments:

Doreen said...

Love the fab image,a great card.xxx

Nancy said...

Well...It's just a fantastic card, Marilyn! It's a super cute stamp set, and I love that the sentiment is so big! Your colouring is great...how clever of you to add all that texture! lol I love the design! I'll have to watch for those curved borders! :o)

jimlynn said...

I don't see any mishaps at all....only a cute, cute card! Love that image and the sentiment. GREAT design!!!
Lynn

Debs said...

Fabulous card Marilyn - colouring looks awesome to me.
Debs xx

Stressed Stamper said...

Well I love yr dotty shading...fab card and colouring.And love the button idea
Sarah

Sue said...

Fabulous card Marilyn, such a great image, beautiful colouring and wonderful design.
Sue xx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous fun card Marilyn..love your design and such a great sentiment..and your colouring looks perfect to me.

luv CHRISSYxx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Marilyn. Love the image and design and brilliant sentiment.
Lorraine x

Sandy said...


amen Marilyn!!!!!!! And one should never take oneself too seriously!!
Sandy xx

aussie aNNie said...

FANTABULOUSLY gorgeous Marilyn....awesome image.xx

Kuni said...

What a fun card, i like the image.
Hugs
Kuni

Maxine D said...

Love, love, love this Marilyn - the shading (adventurous as it was) and the lay out and the sentiment is perfect!! The way you have put the curvced edge to the left is ingenious.
Blessings
Maxine

Sassy Raggedy said...

How do you do it...This is just fantastic....Hugs, joann

Tanja said...

so much to love about this card: fantastic coloring, great design, fab sentiment - thanks for joining us at ATSM this week

Tammy said...

What a fun card Marilyn! I love that image and the fab curved edges!
Hugs, Tammy

Wendy said...

Fabulous card......Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Hehe, that is utterly brilliant! I LOVE the sentiment and quirky image. Just fabulous. Truly fabulous Christmas card. Thanks so much for playing along with the Fab 'n' Funky crew in our Christmas Challenge. So glad you did! Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

Annette22 said...

Hi Marilyn,
I don't like the image as much as I could
But the sentiment is the best I've heard
since long long time

:) Annette

Wei Wei said...

Very adorable card! Love your beautiful coloring and fabulous layout. Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

cm said...

What an absolutely fun, festive card you've created! Your colouring...oh my! Smiling all over my face in seeing this! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the ATSM gallery!
~c

Tip Top said...

Lovely creation! Thanks for entering Crimbo Crackers - hope you see you again soon!

chanya13 said...

Fabulous card with lovely colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments Agnieszka DT