Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Belli Challenge #124 - Gingham

Hey folks! It's been a while since I played in the Belli Challenges, and I couldn't pass up this one. Today's challenge is all about gingham and I love me some gingham! :-)

I've got a mix of stamp companies on this card, and you might recognize my beloved Fine Gingham backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms on here. I stamped it with olive ink and cut it into smaller strips for this card. The red background is the Embossed Image technique from Technique Junkies, and I've used the Sanded background from Stampin Up on there. The adorable bear holding the sunflower is a new digi from Sweet N Sassy Stamps called Rhubarb's Sunflower.

I colored the bear with Copic markers and then I used the Out of the Nesties box to cut it out with an oval die. I distressed it a little bit with some Walnut Stain ink and a distressing tool. Then I used that same distressing tool on all the other cardstock pieces - it almost looked like it was snowing in here! LOL

Go check out the Belli Challenge and play along with us! We'd love to see what you create!

Stamps: Rhubarb's Sunflower (Sweet N Sassy Stamps), Sanded (Stampin Up), Fine Gingham (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Ink: Walnut Stain, Olive, Riding Hood Red
CS: Chocolate Chip, White, Riding Hood Red
Other: Copic markers, oval dies, flower die, circle punch, buttons, distress tool, sponge, paper piercer, Baker's Twine (Lemonade from The Twinery), Bricked embossing folder
TJ Techniques: Embossed Image, Out of the Nesties Box, Copic Texturizing


Joan Ervin said...

This is adorable, Holly....the little bear is just precious and I love how you added the sunflower and the twine!!! Your gingham looks fabulous, too!!!! Sure is wonderful to see you in the Belli!!!!

maryr917 said...

oh how cute-love all the sweet rhubarb images-I used him for my sample this challenge as well

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is the sweetest image- love the card stock and the gingham is perfect- and love the twine accent. Great layout.

Karen W said...

this is so sweet, he's adorable!

joy said...

What a sweet card! I love how his little sunflower pops off the mats!

Robin Parker said...

Love your cute teddy bear. The gingham is great with the sunflowers.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love this adorable image, Holly! The layout with the gingham is wonderful!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a sweet card Holly! Love it! :o)