Monday, February 22, 2016

Bells for Merry Monday

It's Merry Monday time.



Linda (Lin's Craft Corner) is our hostess this week.


I pulled out my favorite bells from the retired Bell's and Boughs set 
and inked them up with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped 
on a stitched rectangle and on a snippet of Vanilla.

I laid my favorite stencil over the image piece and sponged some 
Antique Linen Distress Ink over it.

After coloring both images with Copics and Blendabilities, 
I fussy cut one of the images out leaving off the bottom bell.  

I laid the partial cutout on the design with foam dots to add dimension.

Then I winked the bells to add some shine.

So I have Stamping, Coloring with Markers, Stenciling, Paper Tole,
Die Cutting, Embossing, and Sparkle.
This is a CAS Mix Up kind of card.
(Our first challenge goes live on March 1)

Here's a closeup so you can see the dimension of the bells.



I hope you'll make a Christmas card with Bells on it
and join us at

The rest of the Design Team have some wonderful inspiration for you.
Do check them out.

I used snippets for my stitched design piece and extra bells so I'm off to

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Bells and Boughs (retired SU), Christmas Sentiments (Kaisercraft)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Chocolate Chip (SU), Antique Linen Distress
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Whisper White (SU)
Other:  Copic Markers, Blendabilities (retired SU), Texture Scraped Paint Stencil (MB), Wink of Stella



31 comments:

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card Bonnie. Love your fabulous coloring of the bells and how you stenciled over it. Great job.

Debbie Henderson said...

This is so pretty with the subtle background and great coloring on the bells image!

Mac Mable said...

The background sets of your fabulous Bells beautifully. Thank you for the inspiration and giving me more ideas on CAS Mix Up...looking forward to the 1st March x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Fantastic colouring Bonnie! I love the background you have made for them too! Thanks for demonstrating the concept of CAS Mixed Media! have a very lovely week! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie!
These bells are so well done!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie! I love all the dimension and the vibrant coloring on those bells!! Enjoy the day! Hugs, Darnell

Brenda said...

Love this bell card for Christmas Bonnie. So pretty is your bells, love how you colored them. I also love that stenciling you did, looks great! Hugs, Brenda

Barb said...

A really beautiful card Bonnie. I love your little bells. Very pretty how you've fussy cut them and the stencilling looks really good too. Barbxx

SARN said...

Such a fab CAS mix up card Bonnie. Good luck with new challenge.

Thanks for playing at the Snippets Playground. Hugs, Sarn xxx

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PJ said...

oh this is just wonderful.. I absolutely LOVE Christmas and bells are so nostalgic looking. just grand. Beautiful job.

Linda said...

Bonnie, such an elegant card. Love it. Have a great week.

Maxine D said...

Bonnie this is stunning - love your colouring of the bell image!
Blessings
Maxine

jimlynn said...

I actually made a Christmas card this weekend - but no bells. Love this beauty Bonnie! So pretty and festive looking.
Lynn

JosieD said...

The bells are so classic and the colors rich looking. The contrast with the EF sets them off beautifully plus the dimension lift.

Sandy said...

Your bells look pretty and sound beautiful!
Sandy xx

Inkyfingers said...

This is gorgeous Bonnie - it has a beautiful vintage feel in those colours. Love the addition of the stenciled lines - it adds so much.

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie! I just love the coloring of those bells! Very pretty! Hope you have a great week! :)

MaryH said...

Yummy! Thanks for reminding me to revisit this SU set for these pretty bells. (Love your expression "winked the bells"...might have to add that as a blognition! it's cute). Also like the wonderful stenciling beneath the bells, and great dimension with the fussy cut top bell. Looks just stunning. A terrific CAS with loads of impact in color & design. TFS & Hugs

Daffodil Cards said...

SO beautiful, love it all.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wowzah! Such a fab coloring job on that. I like that stenciled background as well. Very nice!

TK said...

This is so pretty, and I just love that stencil background!

Loll said...

The subtle stenciled background panel is so pretty and really shows off your gorgoeus, saturated coloured bells. Beautiful card Bonnie! xx

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Beautiful card Bonnie! Like the background for those pretty bells!

Jean said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, I love the subtle stenciling and your super colouring.
Jean x

Bobby said...

Love those little bells, Bonnie, and the lines behind them. You make mixed media seem so easy.

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card Bonnie, I love the pretty detail and colours of your bells.

Greta said...

Your stenciled background is fabulous! Love your card, Bonnie!

Anita Liedtke said...

Your bells are so great ! I love your colouring , it looks real . Great card.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Love the bell dimension! So pretty Bonnie!

Nance said...

Oh so pretty! Your CAS style and all those little "tricks" you add that makes it even more special just really awes and inspires me, dear friend!