Oh Ida....

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Happy Hump Day again!

A couple of weeks ago I couldn't resist snapping up some more stamps from Stamping Bella and one of them was this cauuuuutie-patooootie!

Everyone - meet Ida. Ida's from the Lulu collection and I up until now, I wasn't sure about these Bella's. They are a little different, but I've completely changed my mind about them now! I added her to my cart because I've seen some amazing images colored up by Paula and Linda, so...it was their fault! They totally enabled me! ;)

Ida totally reminds me of a 20's diva, so I went with a vintage color palette of pale pink, cream and black. I used Tattered Rose and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink to color her outfit and Cool Caribbean for the background. I've been consciously reminding myself to leave plenty of white space around my images when I color them. Especially if I'm trying to recreate an outdoorsy look. I'm still learning too!

I immediately pulled this subtle pink piece of patterned paper from Making Memories then I remembered about that black and cream filigree paper from October Afternoon's Thrift Store stack. That's another thing I've been consciously doing - picking contrasting paper from different collections. I love how Miss Mary does it and how much a card will pop more when I do it. Love learning new things with this hobby! :)
Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies
Stamps: Stamping Bella 'Ida Lulu', There She Goes 'Bloom'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Cool Caribbean, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Distress Inks 'Tattered Rose'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - October Afternoon 'Thrift Store' and 'Making Memories 'Noteworthy-Addie Brocade Dot'
Access: Ribbon, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Pearl, Fiskars Decorative Scissors, Machine Stitching, Dimensionals

16 Comments:

Isabelle said...

Sandra, your card is gorgeous!!! i love the soft vintage feel and your coloring is fabulous!

~amy~ said...

OMGoodness Sandra...I ADORE this!

Juls said...

just brilliant! Love the image and the gorgeous colour combo! Hugs Juls

kadie said...

OOOO, this is so feminine and frilly! I love it! Gorgeous card and awesome choice of papers :)

LuLu said...

Another gorgeous card . . envious of your talent. x

Shaela said...

this is beautiful! love the color palette and the subtle stitching

Imke said...

Absolutely adorable ! I LOVE these Colors.

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Pauline said...

WOW Sandra, this is gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing. I know Linda and Paula seem to do that to me too!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Sandra, this is GORGEOUS!!! Can I say YUMMY almost......it's like a confection!

WickedPixie said...

Gorgeous! :-)Traci

Ida said...

Oh My Gosh! I about died when I saw the title of your post. Couldn't figure out why you were posting something about me...
The jokes on me huh? What a fun image and sweet card. I just wished I was as thin as this little cutie. LOL!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! This is one gorgeous card! Great job on combining colors and papers and, as always, superbly colored image!!!

scrapn_momof2 said...

Stunning card!!!

Lorie said...

This is a stunner, Sandra! What a great image, and your coloring as always is gorgeous! It's one of my favorites of yours, and believe me, I have a lot of favorites where your cards are concerned!!

Hugs,
Lorie

Michelle said...

Sandra this is stunning! I've been so awful missing blogs and posts and such but wow - I'm glad I am browsing today. I think I am definitely going to have to stop by more often. If only life would cooperate!

Hugs to you!

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