Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy Boots

Today I took my first Splitcoast Sketch Challenge, Bella #57! I was actually searching through my stash to create something for the colour challenge Kristina Werner posted today. That one's still to come--I have until Thursday, don't I? I came across a slice of Kaleidoscope's "All About Me" Dots/Teal paper, which ties pumpkin pie, kiwi kiss and blues in soft sky and something close to baja breeze all together. This happy paper was perfect for Billybootabella!

I don't have the oval nesties yet and discovered today that I've also lost the 'in-between' size coluzzle ovals. Hmm, I don't like 1/4" mats usually, so I needed a fix. But first, I embossed the white background with my cuttlebug 'Spots & Dots' folder and sponged the edges with soft sky ink. I punched circles out of the patterned paper and scallops in coordinating kiwi kiss and pumpkin pie. To add depth, I sponged the scallops with the same colour ink. Billybootabella is coloured in copics. Guess what, I took pictures this time:

I have a mix of copic sketch markers and ciaos and no real preference when it comes to the actual colouring.

Her umbrella is stamped out of the patterned paper and shimmering with H2O twinklers in sage applied with a blender pen. I thought her excellent boots needed some twinkle too.

So, back to the fix. The blue oval mat is the reverse side of the patterned paper. I sponged both oval layer edges and worked as far in as her umbrella with soft sky. I think this softens the contrast and the felt flowers are not just there to look pretty--I hope you don't notice how thick my mat is with them there!! I used diamond stickles on the mini brads to distract even more, just in case...

Stamps: billybootabella and sentiment from billboardabella, Stamping Bella
Ink: Adirondack dye ink in espresso, copics
Paper: SU soft sky textured, pumpkin pie, whisper white, kiwi kiss cardstock; Kaleidoscope "All About Me" Dots/Teal
Other: Coluzzle ovals; SU 1 3/8 and scallop punches; kiwi kiss satin ribbon; pop dots and dimensionals; H2O twinkers in sage; blender pen; diamond stickles; SU felt flowers; American Crafts mini brads powder

1 comment:

Karen Motz said...

So cute Nancy! I love the colours you chose...she looks so happy to be out in the rain! :)