Friday, April 2, 2010

Bella Toile Challenge - 10 Minutes or Less

It's Friday and that means that Carole'Anne and Sandi have their 10 Minute Challenge.  This Week you are to use the Bella Toile Background stamp, Brocade Blue, Whisper White and another stamp set of your choice.  Since the LNS Stampers Group challenge for this week is a Sympathy card for my "other set" I choose Thoughts and Prayers.

As my base, I used Brocade Blue.  Made a layer of Whisper White and stamped Bella Toile in Brocade Blue.  Then I "direct to paper" with VersaMark and covered that in Clear Embossing Powder, used the Heat Tool.  Let it dry a bit, direct to paper with Versamark, more Clear Embosing Powder, Heat Tool.  Repeated one more time, for a total of 3.  It shines just like Ice! 

The sentiment for Thoughts and Prayers: mixed Brocade Blue reinker with a little Frost White Shimmer Paint and applied that to the stamp with a sponge dauber.  Punched it out with the Small Oval Punch and made a Brocade Blue Punch with the Scallop Oval Punch.  Adhered those two together and applied to layer.  Brocade Blue Grosgrain Ribbon was layered to White Satin Ribbon.  Added Brocade Blue Brads and put that on the left hand side of the white layer.  Applied the whole white layer to the Brocade Blue base with Sticky Strip.  Because of all the embossing the white layer is really thick and I wanted to make sure that I stayed put. I'll be entering this one in the LNS Stampers Group Sympathy Challenge Shortly.

Here's what "the Kids" are up to today....

I just know they are discussing ways to get into trouble :):)

A La Prochaine!


Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

Whow Julie this is just fabulous -really neat idea to do direct to paper with VersaMark - looks really pretty! I bet the photo does not do it justtice uh?
Ahw look at Westly and Franki they are too cute!
Really great take on the challenge Julie
thank you mam

stampingmadly said...

What a beautiful card. This 10 minute challenge of Sandi and Carol'Anne's has me adding Bella Toile to my wish list.

sandi maciver said...

Wow Julie, beautiful job on this card, I bet it just sparkles in real life.
thanks so much for playing along with us, and the kids do look like they are "cookin up something for Mommy"....
Happy stamping

Regina Andari said...

Gorgeous card, Julie!!! "The Kids" are so cute, and I agree with you . . . they're planning the next adventure. Ha!