Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Belli Challenge #58 - book cover inspiration

This week's Belli Challenge is to create something inspired by the book cover you see below:

I looked and looked at this picture, trying to get a feel for it. I didn't want to just "copy" it; I wanted to do something different. I looked at the ruffled edges of the flower, and looked around my studio for something that would mimic that. I found this neat ruffled checked red ribbon, and tried to incorporate it into a card.

Since the ribbon looked sort of country-ish, I wanted a stamp and papers that continued that "country" feel. If you look at the little girl's sleeves, you will see that they are sort of ruffled as well. :-) To tie it all together, I colored the flowers just along the edges with a red copic marker to give it the same appearance as the flower on the book cover.

I hope you play along with us over at the Belli Challenge blog. Take a look at this book cover and see what you come up with! :-)

Stamps: Sarah Kay, sentiment from Scripty Words (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
CS: Black, Neenah White (the BEST paper for coloring and blending with Copic markers), Whisper White, Real Red
Other: Making Memories designer paper, red checked ruffled ribbon, nestabilities, copic markers


Joan Ervin said...

Your coloring on that adorable image is soooo gorgeous, Holly!!!! Those images remind me of you when you were a little girl...awwwwww!!!! Oh, bty, I won't charge you any fees for storing the tulip stamp set because I am such a wonderful mother....snort!!!!!

Joanne Travis said...

Holly, this is fabulous!! I love the ruffled ribbon inspired by the fringed tulip. Such a sweet image and so beautifully colored. Love this!

Ms. Priscy said...

Well if that just ain't the cutest little Bella I've ever seen!

Sparkle said...

Your card is really cute and homey. I love it!

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is adorable!

Christi said...

This is the sweetest card! I love that ribbon!

JulieA said...

Cute image! Love how you colored that adorable girl. And I love the ribbon!

Anne said...

Just the cutest dern little girl ever!! What a great card, and so creative to go with the ruffles... I love it!! Awesome card GF!!