Friday, February 15, 2013

A Tasty Read for The Digi Bells

My daughter Nichole has me hooked on a series of books written by Cassandra Clare called Mortal Instruments.  I read the first one, "City of Bones" and am now on "City of Ashes".  She finds some good things for me to read!  When I saw this cutie, A Tasty Read by Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection, I had to have her and have been waiting to color her up.  I am posting her over on our Digi Bell Design Team blog so they can enjoy her.

I saw this paper by My Mind's Eye and loved the yellows and grays together.  They were so soothing and reminded me of Nichole.  She's eats really healthy and if anyone would read with an apple, it's her!  This cutie was colored with copics and Spectrum Noir markers.  The flowers are from Recollections, the swirls from Close to My Heart, and the pearls are from Studio 112. The branches are from a Martha Stewart punch.  Believe it or not, there aren't any stickles on this baby because for the first time in a long time, I thought she stood on her own!

Here's a close up of that gorgeous face.  I've been practicing my blending and I was really pleased with how she came out.

You can see the gorgeous paper a little bit better on this view.

I touched her edges and the white flowers up with some Scattered Straw Distress Ink and think it made them fit so much better!  I also distresssed the edges but they don't show up so well against the Kraft cardstock from Stampin' Up.

The paper was so pretty on the inside, I didn't want to cover too much of it up so I angled the writing area.

I hope you'll sit down and read a good book!  I'm always up for some suggestions so send them on!  Also please stop over at the Digi Bells Design Team blog tomorrow to see what gorgeous and inspiring creations my wonderfully talented design team sisters have in store for you!

And stop by my blog because The Sassy Studio Designs Design Team is having a fun blog hop and I'd hate for you to miss the opportunity to win a free image from them!  Stop by and see what all of our favorite images are!  Now go read!


Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, inside and out, Susan! I love the papers and of course, the cute image! Wonderful coloring!

..Karen said...

This is gorgeous!!! You did a fantastic job on this!! : )

Judy Garrelts said...

Wow, what a fantastic card!!!! Love it!!!
Thanks for sharing,

Sheri said... WORD!!! That is such a stunning beauty Susan!! said...

Beautiful card. Love the layout. The inside is so pretty as well.

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

So pretty, that stamp is adorable and I love that paper. Oranges and browns are way on my favorite list. Lovely work!! Cheers, Holley

Berni Cuttino said...

Susan, this is simply gorgeous, beautiful colors and design. love the lace border and swirls

Fran said...

What an adorable image. The coloring and layout are awesome. Hugs, Fran