Saturday, 19 April 2008

Bath Time Bella

I've decided that the reason I wasn't liking my cards was because I was rushing whilst I was making them. I was always too hasty to glue everything down and then, when it was too late to change anything, I decided I didn't like it. For the last two cards, I made sure I'd got everything arranged BEFORE I applied the dreaded DST! Satisfied with this realisation, I've just made another card that I actually like! Woo-hoo!


This card is made from DCWV papers and cardstock and Pink Petticoat image and sentiment. I also used some Poppicraft ribbon and one of my new sizzix photo corners to finish off the design.

After admiring Janet's incredible colouring, she told me that the secret was simply Whispers brush markers. After umm-ing and ahh-ing for a while about whether to get them or not (this crafting business is really expensive when you are first starting out!), I decided just to go for it. And, whilst they have taken a little getting used to, I am really loving the results. So, thank you Janet for the tip off!

Ali is away competing at a swimming gala this weekend so I have to amuse myself..... I wonder what I am going to do today? Go for a tour of the local craft shops of course! I'll report back later with any yummy purchases!

Pin It

24 comments:

Julie said...

Gorgeous card, the colouring is fab...I too lay everything out first and play around with it before sticking, definately the best way to go!

kerry said...

Hi Stacey, love this card! Colours of papers, lo, image & your colouring looks fab too!!
I'm with you & Jools, I always lay everything out, change it a few hundred times....& then,lol.
Kerry xxx

made by fifi said...

fab card - love the colour and the image - brill xx

Janet said...

Stacey, this card is fabulous! Your cards just keep getting better and better! Well done! glad you like the pens too!X

Beth said...

This is gorgeous! I love your colouring and the layout! :)

kath said...

Wow Stacey this is gorgeous love the beautiful turquoise colour

Chris said...

Another fab card Stacey - love the colours!
Chris x

Enfys said...

Lovely colouring job, and I just love this PP lady. I am with you on the laying out of stuff, I do mine in too much of a hurry, there is usually a strategic brad/prima/sentiment to hide the mistake!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours. I alway lay things out first before I DST.

Marlou said...

fabulous card!! :)

Terrie B x said...

Well Stacey those pens were well worth you investing in when your results are as beautiful as this card...Fantasic..have a great week:)x

mel4christ said...

This is too cute!!!!! I have got to get my hands on some of these Bella stamps. I think I'm the only one who doesn't have any.

Melanie

Julie said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours, papers and fab colouring

tracey said...

lovely card and sentiment

TinaB said...

That's great!!! Love the card xx

katy said...

gorgeous card stacey,and beautifuly coloured,well done!

Sharon said...

Love the colours you've used on this card & the layout. I also use the whispers & have just completed the collection by getting the vintage set.
Sharon :-)x

Zoe said...

Hi, just letting you know that I've tagged you! Check my blog for details. Zoex

Julie said...

Oops I've tagged you too, hope you don't mind, check my blog for details

Sharon said...

Hi Stacey
I've 'loosly' based the layout of my cute card thursday card around this card as I liked the layout so much.
Hope you don't mind.
Sharon :-)x

Sonja said...

This is a beautiful card. The colors are great, the image is cute and the coloring is wonderful. Very nice job.

Janet said...

Hi Stacey, just popping by to let you know you have been tagged chuck,sorry lol X

kraftykizzy said...

Fantastic card and layout stacey.i love the colouring
karen SBS 16

pickle said...

Another gorgeous creation.
kerry x