Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bella Design Studio Technique Tuesday

I was trying to decide what to do for my Bella Design Studio tutorial and I do believe I've invented a new technique! I'm SO excited to get to share it with you all! :) I'm calling my technique Inky Rice, and after you see what my crazy brain thought up, you'll understand why!

I was literally undecided as to what to do for my tutorial until an hour before I started, when my eyes fell upon my jar of rice! I thought.... 'hmm...I wonder what would happen if you dropped color into the rice'. Since rice is absorbant, some color would be absorbed and some would sit on the surface. So if you rolled and shook it around on plain paper...?

So you wanna know what happens? Wanna try this yourself? Head over to the Bella Digi Studio Challenge Blog to see the full tutorial for my card below! Hope you like it!

This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft - Distressing
The Shabby Tea Room - Photo Insp./colors
Pollycraft - Fit for a Princess
Crafty Cardmakers - Punches
Practical Scrappers - Aniversary Day #1 - Fave Product - Copics
Stamping Vacation - Pick 3 August - Glitter, image shows only 1 hand, 1 eyelet
Wild Orchid - Lovely Lace
Creative Card Crew - Cute and Girly
Papertake - White and Bright
FabnFunky - Buttons and Bows
FlutterbyWednesdays - Anything Goes
Stamping Vacation - Insp. Station-shades of blue
Cooking it up with Katie - Button me up a blue bow
The Creative Cottage - Touchy Feely
DigiDoodleShops Best - Punches or Diecuts
PaperPlay - Anything Goes
Stamping Vacation - Thinking of You
Dutch Dare - Anything Goes
Crafty Anns - Lazy hazy summer days
Mami Doodles - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - It's a Girl Thing
Stamping with the Dragon - Distressing
Oh Alice! (Alice in Wonderland) - Windows and Broken Glass
Bee-Crafty - All about the image
Ellephantastic Challenges - Distressing
Wee Memories - Chipboard
Cupcake Inspirations (Fairies on cupcakes)
Sentimental Sunday - Switch it up
The Crafty Pad - Ribbons and Flowers


  1. I love this card and technique! Gorgeous!!!

  2. Such an adorable card! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  3. You are the QUEEN of challenges, Scrappy!!! Too cute ... thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

  4. Very cute...love the sparkle! Thanks for playing the wee memories challenge!

  5. What a creative idea! Thanks for playing with us at Practical Scrappers!

  6. What a beautiful card! Thank you for playing at The Crafty Pad xx Check out our challenge over on the I Did it Forum xx :0) xx

  7. Great card Yvonne - and I think you may well have invented this technique because I've never seen it done with rice before. Thank you for making Crafty Ann's one of your challenges and giving us the opportunity to see it. :D
    Ann x

  8. So sweet! I love this precious image! Your inky rice sounds like something I'd like to try! I love the way it turned out! Very pretty and has a delicate feel to it! Great idea!

    Thanks so much for playing along with Stamping Vacation's challenges! Love checking out your work! You are so creative! This card will give you an entry in the drawing on September 1st. The drawing will be for a $25.00 gift certificate to 7 Kids College Fund! You can enter as many times as you like!

  9. sweet image and I love these colors with it too!

  10. Hi Scrappy
    fabulous card, lovely image, thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  11. What a sweet sweet card! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge this week!

  12. Beautiful card Scrappy, and a great technique, thanks for joining us at Cooking it up with Katie and Crafty Ann's
    Claire xx

  13. What a fun discovery! Love the bit of sparkle :) Glad you could join us at Wee Memories!

  14. Gorgeous card Scrappy and such a sweet image!! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie!
    Tammy x

  15. Beautiful creation!! Georgeous lace and other details! Thanks for joining us at WOC this time - good luck!
    Hugs, Lena

  16. Lovely card, love the image and the colouring, thank you for joining our spotlight challenge "punches" at crafty cardmakers xx

  17. very pretty card thank you for taking part at fab n funky

  18. This is fabulous.Thanks for sharing with us at Cooking it up with Katie.xxx

  19. Very pretty card
    Thanks for playing along withj Creative Cottage
    Anne x

  20. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice.

  21. Hi Scrappy,

    Beautiful image and your coloring is fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us at the Digi Doodle Shop's Best! Hope you will join us again next week!

  22. Ingenious! You are soo creative and this turned out beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

  23. You rocked the challenges with this card! Amazing!

  24. Such a sweet card!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft. Hugs Michele x

  25. What a precious card Scrappy!! Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


  26. fabulous card Yvonne :-) The image is just sooo cute and the papers and colours you used are lovely :-)

    thanks for joining us on the PTW Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  27. This card is just charming!!! Thank you for getting Punched and or Cut up with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

    DT Coordinator

  28. cool! I'm off to check out the tutorial!

  29. This is so sweet and great colors and coloring !!
    Thank you for entering in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.
    All the best, Jóna

  30. Lovely card, thank you for joining us this week. Helen & Elle DT x

  31. This is so cute.Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle shops best challenge. Hugs Pascale

  32. Hey Scrappy! Such a sweet and adorable card! Thanks for playing along with the Crafty Pad! Also check out our other challenge at the I Did It Forum Sal xx

  33. So fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at DDSB! Good luck! :)


  34. Super creation! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
    Amber DT

  35. This sounds like a fun technique. I'm going to have to give it a go. The results look great. Very cute card.

    Thank you for joining us for the Sentimental Sundays “Switch It Up” challenge. Good luck!


  36. hey Scrappy, glad to see you joining us at Cookin' It Up With Kate. I love your technique, your creative juices are flowing.

  37. Adorable card, thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays

  38. Wow great idea, going have to try this hee!
    Gorjuss wee card!
    thanks for playing along at Creative card crew!
    hugs Melly xxx

  39. That is an amazing technique with brilliant results. Gorgeous card. As ever. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week! xx

  40. Sweet, sweet card! I think that you definitely created a new technique-very cool! Love the effect, too! Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories!

  41. Very pretty card and will be trying the rice!

  42. Very cute card! I really like your unique rice coloring treatment and your fabulous coloring job. Thanks for sharing this with us at TSTR.

  43. You are one clever lady! What a beautiful affect ! Love your card.

    Thank you for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays!