Saturday, February 03, 2007

{ purple bella }

Last night at byoc I used Jill's acrylic blocks to stamp a few sheets of bellas to hold me until I get the girls mounted on foam & wood. So tonight I used my aqua painter and SU watercolor crayons to paint a few of them.

I heard a rumor that purple is the new hot color in papercrafting, so I thought I might as well use it! I've got to keep up with the trends you know. LOL

ETA: I bought my Prismacolor Pencil Crayons at Michael's with a 40% off coupon a few years ago. I also bought a pencil sharpener there (non-electric) and it destroyed the pencil crayons. Thankfully Michael's let me exchange them for a new set and at that time I bought an electric pencil sharpener from staples and it worked great. I now use the SU pencil sharpener and it also works great. My electric one died.

The "Gamsol" I use is from Michael's also and this is what it says on the bottle: Grumbacher, Pre-Tested Odorless Thinner. It was in the art supply section. The stumps (also known as tortillions) were also in that section. They come in various sizes.

Here's a great tutorial for working with Gamsol.

Yes, that is a watermark I made just for my bella cards. Isn't it cute?


  1. WOW Cindy! stunning card! i love it-just gorgeous

    now if only i hadn't just spent a small fortune on SU stamps lol!

  2. Great bella...I was just on the stampabella site...I am so close to making an order! (Maybe I will tell DH that it is my Valentine's Day present...hee hee!)

  3. your purple card is ubber cute. TFS. Liann

  4. Thanks for the information on the Gamsol and the other name for stumps - trtillions. Neat! Also like the tip of the SU pencil sharpener. Glad I read your blog before I purchased and/or needed them.

  5. Aren't the bellas just sweetabella! :) I get such a kick out of reading her blog...always great for a laugh! :)

    I love your Cuttlebug swirls background. It's delicious! Goes great with the whimsical Bella, too. Very elegant all put together.

    Have a great day!

  6. The purple is sooo pretty...and I even love Bella's pinkish / purpleish hair... lol

  7. enjoyed all your posted cards love the "bella" card hope to locate the site for these deliful ladies I'm new to cuttlebug but love all the wonderful background designs
    Harriett 8-30-07