Friday, July 29, 2011

Bellarific (Christmas) Friday


For the second time this week, it's looking a lot like Christmas here at the Stamp Happy blogarooni! I promise, after today it's back to heat, humidity and good ol' Summertime! But for today's Bellarific Friday challenge we're getting a jump start on Christmas!

There was no doubt in my mind, my Christmas card for today HAD to be Mavis Wearing Holly! She's just so incredibly cute in her Christmas finery! I paired her with some Echo Park "Everybody Loves Christmas" paper. I embossed the bright cardstock with the Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder, but used the reverse de-bossed side on my card front, spraying it liberally with some Perfect Pearls mist for shimmer. Mavis is colored on Bella's Bestest Cream cardstock and colored with Copics, and then I did some shading with some Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits, as well as the blue-ish "halo" effect behind her!

For my card layout, I was again inspired by the CPS #228 sketch for this week, turning it sideways to fit my Mavis image.
Hop on over to Blogabella to see all the Christmas creations from the Bella Babes, and the Sistahood! Remember that if you play along with our weekly challenges you can be in the running to win some major Bella Bucks to spend! And don't forget to leave a comment on the Bella Blog too, because one lucky commentor wins also! Can't beat that! Next week's challenge is Heavy Metal.... create your card with eyelets, brads, and other hardware to put the pedal to the metal! :)

Happy stamping!

12 comments:

bensarmom said...

Tammy, she is so sweet. Love your coloring.

Dana White said...

Tammy she is so sweet - the shading is perfect on Mavis

Jennie said...

This is precious Tammy and love the dp you used. Thanks for playing along with the CPS sketch for a second time this week :)

Ida said...

Who wouldn't love this little sweetie pie. Fabulous card.

Robin McK said...

Hey Tammybella!
I LOVE this! Your colours are fab - the pink is awesome. You do such great things with Mavis!

Evette K. said...

Oh is this ever a truly "CUTE" card. I love it Tammy. You are so generous in sharing with us on all these challenges.

Cheryl said...

This card is SO cute! I love your coloring and the stripes you gave Mavis.

Crafty Cath said...

Yes, Mavis seems fitting for you. You love that kitty! And there's so many things to love about the detail you put into your cards...dry embossing, ds paper, coloring, shimmer. With each you add so much love!

Ebru Vatansever said...

Tammy your cards just rock my friend. She is colored perfectly and the paper is so bright and Merry :o)
LOVE IT !!

LeAnne said...

Oh, what a happy Christmas card--full of cheeriness!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

omg this is SO cute Tammybella- LOVE pink for Christmas- that EP paper was my FAVE and I wish I'd have gotten another pack!

Jessie/knightrone said...

So sweet, and so AWESOME!