Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Belli Challenge and some Exciting News!!!

Good morning everyone!! I have some exciting news this morning...I was asked to be February's Guest Designer for the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog...Whoohoo!!! They always have the most wonderful color challenges and their designers are among the best in the business!!! Thanks, ladies...I am thrilled to stamp with you this month!!!

The colors this week are:
The adorable little Tulip Girl from Cornish Heritage Farms was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with Copics. Sponging and sewing was done around the edges and I used the sketch from the Sweet Sunday Sketch blog. The sentiment is from a retired SU set called Fancy Flexable Phrases and the ribbon, button, and twine finish it off.

Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: Whisper White, Prism Tawny Medium, Chocolate Chip, Jenni Bowlin Studio dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Nestabilities, Copics, Papertrey Ink Spring Rain Ribbon, Button, Twine

Be sure to check out what the CTD team has created with these colors!!
Creative Belli Challenge #110

Welcome to another Creative Belli Challenge!! The challenge this two weeks is a fun one....use jewelry on your project!! This can include images that have jewelry on them or use *jewels* such as rhinestones, pearls... some of you might have some old jewelry just waiting to be showcased on a card!!! Be sure to use something old and forgotten from your stash, too...the Belli Challenge is all about using your old stuff and forgotten treasures!!!

The fun image from Gina K.'s Sew Pretty set was paper pieced with Cosmo Cricket Early Bird dp and the same paper was used for the background. I blinged up her jewelry with red rhinestones and the background was sponged with So Saffron. An Early Bird chipboard flower was used with a button and twine, a strip of red grosgrain ribbon with Candy Dots covers the seam in the background, and the sentiment stamped on the banner with Real Red was also from the Sew Pretty set.
Stamps: Gina K. Designs Sew Pretty
Paper: Pure Luxury Ivory, Real red, Cosmo Cricket Early Bird dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Real Red
Accessories: Rhinestones, Nestabilities, Chipboard flower, Button, Twine, Candy Dots, EK Success Scalloped Punch, Ribbon, Copics

Be sure to stop by the other Belli Girls blogs to see what they made for you will find lots of awesome ideas!!! If you upload a card to Splitcoast , PCP, Stamp TV or another online gallery be sure to add CBC110 in the keywords section.

Chris Dickinson
Ceal Pritchett
Holly Brown
Anne Harmon
Robin Kirkpatrick
Jessica Stockmeyer
Shelly Schmidt
Maria Matter
Darsie Bruno
Joy Hadden
Robin Parker
Chris Olsen
Mary Marsh
Karen Wallace
Tamara Morton
Beth Norman

Thanks for visiting ...I hope you have a super special day!!!


Chrissy D said...

FABULOUS paper piecing and jewelry! COngratulations on the Color Throwdown GDT spot Joan!

Cassie said...

Fantastic cards, Joan. They seem so vintage to me, love it. Congrats on CTD! It's no surprise to me :D

Laura Pryor said...

Love both of these cards, Joan. I'm so excited to have you with us this month! Yay!!!

Karen W said...

Very nice card, the jewlery is fantastic! Congrats on the throwdown, that's wonderful!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Wow you did such a beautiful job, love the sponging and coloring on the first one and the paper piecing on the second with the jewelry perfect. Stay warm.

LeAnne said...

Wow, that first image is so vintagey sweet--love her. Now, the second one--wowza! What a fun retro card--love her too! Thanks for stamping with us this month, can't wait to see your creations!!!

Tamara Morton said...

Hi Joan wow a gorgeous image, very 1950's love the paper piecing..

Chris said...

you are funny! just love this little Donna Reedesque babe. and the paper piecing is to die for!

Justine said...

You are so talented, these are both stunning. Love how you incorporated jewelry on you lady image

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love the paper piecing and wonderful RED jewelry, JOan! Congrats!!

Robin Parker said...

What a clever way to use your jewelery. Love the color combination as well.

Crystal said...

Joan WOW these are BOTH FABULOUS!!!! LOVE both of the designs sweetie!

Becky said...

Both of these are stunning Joan, gorgeous images and wonderful paper piecing on the second one.

Monique said...

Woot Woot.. Congratulations Joan :)... Love these cards... The first one is precious.. Love that image and the well done using the colors :)

dpkennedy said...

Both of your cards are lovely! That little girl is such a sweet image! I am so happy to have you join us this week!

Tammy said...

Fabulous, fabulous Joan. I think I might still have a pattern just like the image. Great color combos too.

Congrats on being the GD for Color Throwdown.

Anonymous said...

Oh yay for you Joan!! Congrats on your GD spot!! ;) You will be fabulous I know it!!

LOVE your creations here girl!! The Vintage style looks delish with the chosen colors!! You rock hun!! HUGS

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Congrats on the GDT Joan!! I know you will rock their colors and you always do.

Gorgeous creations!! Love the added jewels and textures on your Belli card!! The paper piecing and layout are perfect! The colors on the first challenge are my fave!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Congrats, Joan! What a wonderful pair of cards! Love the sweet little girl on the first but I adore the retro kitsch kitchen card. Fabulous!

Beth Norman said...

Congratulations on your guess designer work. You certainly deserve it.

Your paper piecing on the Belli cards is awesome.

Barbara said...

LOVE both of your cards, Joan! It's so great to have you join us this month! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

Linda Palmer said...

Love both of your cards. Great job on them, and love those colors together on the first one. The apron on the second one is fabulous. Great cards.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the fab car- the paper piecing is awesome- and love her earring bling. Congrats on the Guest DT- great card- love that sweet image!

Broni said...

My goodness, what beautiful cards, Joan! I LOVE that little tulip girl from CHF and you used this week's colors just perfectly! Love that card! Your CB card is wonderful too! How spunky and sexy! Love her jewels!! I'm so glad you're joining us this month!!

joy said...

Joan, this is adorable!! Love, love the necklace and earrings! Looks like June Cleaver! EEEEHHH.. I'm so excited about your Color Throw Down opportunity! Congratulations!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Joan! That image is so sweet! And we're thrilled to have you join us this month! I can't wait to see more of your creations!

Anne Harada said...

Girl you rock as usual!! Congrats on your DT stint for the Throwdown! That's a fun one -- they sure know how to pick 'em!! :) Gorgeous card with those gorgeous colors!! I just love the softness of your card. Super sweet. The Belli one is a beauty!! I may have to go play that one this week, love what you girls are doing with the jewelry!!

Thebug415 said...

Congrats on the guest designer spot! Great cards!

Rae said...

Hi Joan, First off, Congratulations on your guest spot. I know your color designs will be fabulous! Two lovely cards. The little girl looks so sweet, and I LOVE the paper piecing you did. I would have to say that YOU are hot! : )

Wanda Cullen said...

Two fabulous vintage cards! Love them both! Congrats on your CTD guest DT spot...they're a sweet and talented group of ladies!

Unknown said...

LOVE LOVE both of these cards, Joan! Many congratulations on the GD spot, that is SO cool, you definitely deserve it! :) I LOVE the CTD colors this week, I'll try to get to them too! **hugs** :)

Mary Marsh said...

well first a big congrats on being the gdt at the ctd-exciting!! love the retro image that you jeweled up for the belli challenge

Linda Carson said...

WOW! You're card is "hot"! Really classy & sassy!

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Congratulations, Joan!
Super cute cards, love that girl stamp, adorable!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Congrats girl! Love the colors you chose! Your card is so adorable! And love your creative belli challenge card, that bling is precious!

Dawn Easton said...

Congratulations girl! LOVE both of these cards! Those Colour Throwdown ones are awesome together!!! Love the bling on your second one...hehe!

Carole of Brum said...

Wow Joan, Congratulations on your DT with the Colour Throwdown, very exciting for you! Saw this card on teh creative belli site and liked it immediately. Love the paper piecing and the retro look to it. CoB

Carole of Brum said...

Forgot to mention the colour throwdown card....another beauty! I do like that colour combo, everything goes together so well. coB

JulieA said...

Congrats on getting to be the hostess for the color throwdown challenge! That's really exciting! I might just have to play. Hopefully I'll have time. BTW, I love your cards. :-)

Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful job with the colors and a sweet image. I like the bling she has in the second card. Congrats on the GDT spot!

Kristin Eberline said...

Wow, both of your cards are STUNNING! I LOVE how soft and pretty your CTD card is...great use of the sketch (great minds, huh?) and the color palette! Just BEAUTIFUL, Joan! We're sooo happy to have you join us this month ♥

Melisa Waldorf said...

Congrats to you! They are blessed to have you chick! What a sweet "hugs" card. I really love the paper pieced image below! and the jewels are just perfect!

Cathy Rulli said...

Beautiful - so glad you could join us.