Friday, December 21, 2012

thinking of you...BellaRIFFIC Friday 'special edidtion'...

Happy BellaRIFFIC Friday!!  haha, you haven't heard me say that in a while, huh! Well, todays BellaRIFFIC Friday is kinda a 'special edition' day. The Babes were to have this week off and then decided to share a 'Thinking of You' project.... These past couple of weeks, last weeks horrible shootings, I've been thinking about a LOT of people. 
Today's project is way bigger than a card that can be put into any standard envelope. I had to get to the post office and get a BIG one. Remember this huge cards that sat in the isles of stores, in stand up display cases because they were just about as big as a dishwasher? {I think maybe they were most popular at Valentine's Day??} This is somewhat the little sister of those...lol.
My first thought was these sweet 'Pixies' from Stamping Bella, flying and layered all together. My second thought, after that first one, was...um, three are kinda in the same direction and that wasn't gonna work...so began the large card. The sentiment is my own handwriting, thanks to taking 'Lettering Love' from Joann Sharpe...I feel free to just let my handwriting go and add the thick/thin areas bring it to life. {or at least balance it all out in a way I like it}
One think that is slightly different from what I popped in the mail, to what you are seeing here. I made the little heart on the banner, darker. When I pulled the whole project back, it was just too light and faded into the patterned paper. I made the heart glossy with Glossy Accents from Ranger, so I thought I could shade the heart with my Pitt Pen markers. Nope. I didn't like that look, so I cut out a darker heart. 
I added LOTS of swirly glitter, how much is too much? Is there ever enough? hehe
I sent my Pixies flying away with a HUGE hug and this was officially my last colored thing for a few days.
Don't forget to head on over to Emily's blog HERE, to see what the 'real' Bella BABES have in store for ya. 
I'll be back tomorrow with a few more Christmas cards AND...more mixed media projects that I gave as gifts.    :)
Have great day!!

5 comments:

Pauline said...

WOW!Paula, this is simply gorgeous!
Love how you put the pixies all together, a very lovely thinking of you card. Beautiful work as always.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Love Pauline

Ann Marie said...

love love love, a thousand times, love! I love these tiny babies and your glitter spin on them.

Amanda R said...

Lovely Paula, someone is gonna be a very happy person when they get this!

Crafty Cath said...

You are right Ananda! This too arrived on my doorstep last night and I'll tell ya it brought tears to my eyes. It goes far deeper than a card...Paula you see is the reason that I am where I am today! Some four Christmases ago my son bought me a double pencil class from the master. We became fast friends and she taught me so many things about this craft. She quickly looked me up when she learned my plight and has shared so much more than I could have expected. Paula this monster card will be framed and placed in my craft room as a constant reminder that life is full of miracles and special people! Thank you for all your support. Love ya, Cath

Dana White said...

Paula this is stunning - so glad to see you inking up da bella stamps again!