Saturday, September 25, 2010

Belle is Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree-BNWguestDT

Hello Blogging Buddies,
Has everyone (except Elise in Las Vegas) gotten a taste of Autumn yet?
We have had some refreshing temperatutes here in the south central plains,
the humidity has dropped, if only for a moment,
and the brisk breeze is beginning to bring the leaves off of trees.
This is my favourite time of year; mild temperatures, lots of harvest bounty to bake with, beautiful wildflowers abound, and time to get on that seasonal crafting!!

And just in the knick of Holiday crafting time, Belles 'n Whistles has converted some of last years seasonal favourites into wonderful, clear photopolymer and I couldn't wait to get my inky little fingers on them!! This image is called Rockin' Around and you can find it HERE.

I just adore Elisabeth Bells sweet little images!! She includes such charming details in her images, like Belle on her rocking horse, with her little bare foot sticking out from behind the pony, in real life, I don't know that I could resist giving those feet a tickle!! And her teddy has joined her for the ride, now what could be cuter??? When I was a little girl, I dreamed of waking up to finding a rocking horse under the Christmas tree!! This, I suppose, is what it might look like at the lucky little ladies house who DOES get that rocking horse for Christmas, lol!!

I have stamped the image 4 times and decoupaged it, adhering the images to each other with foam dots and colouring with distress inks, I also ran a gray pencil around the edges of the images to soften up the lines of demarcation, they can look a little harsh if they are left white. The snowflake panel was distressed in vintage photo, the DP is from last years Magnolia paper and the flowers, lace and ribbon are from my stash!!

Thanks for stopping by to visit my project, I really appreciate your time and thoughts!! I am completely thrilled to be "working" if you can really classify stamping as work, as a guest for Belles 'n Whistles, the stamps are as sweet as can be and so are the lovely ladies on the bnw design team!! Thank you Summer and the BnW team for allowing me this great pleasure!!

Hugs, Stephanne


Danni said...

What a beautiful card! So precious!

Kellie said...

OH wow this is absolutely stunning hun! Your colouring is amazing and as always I am loving the vintage feel to it WOW!
Kellie xx

Little K Smith said...

Absolutley stunning Stephanne! Adore the image and what patience you have to stamp it out 4 times, but it looks beautiful decoupaged! Love all the lace, beautiful flowers and lovely embossing too! Perfection!

Claire Phillips said...

So beutiful Stephanne - full of glorious details.....Cheers Claire x

Christina C. said...

HOW PRECIOUS IS THIS!!!!! Your card is phenomenal....magnificent!!!!!!!!

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

Wow this is great, love that snowflake panel, the whole thing is just lovely......we are in Spring here in Australia, I envy you your Christmas in the cool!!
Love Jenni

Elise said...

Okay WHOA!!!! Stephanne ... this is INCREDIBLY GORGEOUS! It knocks my socks right off of my hot feet!!! Yes .. it reached 100 degrees here in Vegas today ... sigh .. when will it start to COOOOOOL off?!!!!! lol!

But OMG OMG OMG!!! I saw this and I was like, "This is unbelievably STUNNING!" I mean, all those layers, and to KNOW where to cut and to cut it perfectly ... well .. holy smokes!!! Then all the details on here, with the dry embossed background and all those beautiful flowers and such?! My eyes were like a man in a strip bar! I didn't know where to look first! LOL! Everything is just AMAZING! Wooohooo! Glad to have you with us on BnW! :)

Big Hugs to You!

Debbie Pamment said...

FINALLY I get to play catch up on my blog visits - and what a STUNNER to see here - this is sooo sweet - and all that wonderful detail - awesome!

Unknown said...

Wow! This looks like it would have taken you ages! So much detail! You are amazing Stephanne.
Alicia xx

Crafteezee said...

Beautiful card, love your stamping and layering, must of taken you ages, but then again this is something I would do myself, there is no such thing as a quick card in my craftroom, lol. I'm so glad you did as it has enabled me to find yours, lol. Beautiful creations, it will be a pleasure to follow you.
Hugs Tracy x

MagsB said...

Wow, this is so lovely! The image is just adorable, and I love how you've decoupaged her!

luv, Mags x

CraftyC said...

What a pretty card Stephanne. She is adorable and the card is beautifully embellished!

coldwaters2 said...

WOW this is spectacular, your design of this card is outstanding, the embossing, lace, ribbon, flowers and image are a pure delight to see.
Lorraine x

Kathy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Stephanne!!! I love the white embossed background and the other colors look so beautiful!!! Such a sweet image as well!!

Juls said...

stunning! Love the colours the dimension, and all your gorgeous gorgeous details! Hugs juls

Unknown said...

Wow! This is just sweet. A work of art Stephanne.
Alicia xx