Saturday, November 13, 2010

Bellariffic Friday a day late...

Sorry folks...I haven't had internet service so I couldn't post my Friday Bella challenge. This week we had Christmas or the holidays and I decided to work on my Christmas cards. I choose Merry Christmas branch with birdies.

I loved the simplicity of this stamp and had fun coloring with my copics. I started with Bella's Bestest paper and Memento black ink. I did add some shading with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol. Then I added Liquid pearls and glitter to add the appearance of snow drapping on the branches and sentiment. The background snow was applied with drops of Quickie glue and more glitter. Love the soft effect this gives. Head on over to Paulabella's blog to see a picture tuitorial on how to apply this effect. She posted great detail shots of this earlier this week.

The design paper is from the Tinsel and Twig Collection - Deck the Halls. This came home with me on my visit to Bellaland last week. I have lots more too but I fell in love with the colors. I also added a few drops of Red Stickles on the berries and they really helped these pop. A big satin bow really helps draw the green design paper in.

Next week's challenge is a sketch form Moi! I'm a newbie to this so I hope you like it and can participate with us. Just send your card to Emily@stampingbella.com by Thursday night. This doesn't look that hard does it?


Have a great weekend and thank you for your patience as I struggle with my internet!

Cath

8 comments:

KyMom said...

Cath, I agree, I love the simplicity of the card. Would have never thought of coloring the sentiment the way you did. As always, great job!

Pauline said...

Cath, beautiful card. I too love the simplicity of it.
I just might need to case this!

Dana White said...

stunning card! the 2 colours for the merry christmas looks fab as does the little bit of glitter

paulatracy said...

SOOOO pretty Cathy! This was one of my favs from last year. Love the birds and the paper...I LOVE this paper!!

Jeanie said...

Why don't I have this stamp?? Hmmmph! Gotta go find it now. Such a pretty Christmas card Cath! Hmmmm, am I on your Christmas card list??? Pretty pleeeease?? Mwah!

Ebru - (April) said...

This is such a beautiful Christmas card Cath, I love the designer paper and the big green bow !!

Hugs!!

Wendy said...

Girl, this is fab!!! I love that image and how you coloured each word different, really pops!

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