Friday, November 19, 2010

The Sketch has it...

Whoot Whoot. This week's Bellarific Friday challenge was a sketch made by me! It's my first. I hope that you were able to play along with us. For my card I pulled out Pia Puddingtop. All the Bella's were putting her in their shopping carts when we were in Bellaland. I was excited that I got mine before they sold out.


I started with Bella's bestest paper, memento ink and my copics. I did add a soft green shading around the image with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol and then again throughout the dark areas of her skirt. Ooohh this was so fun to color. I used the Cosmo Cricket Winter Mittens design paper as my color palette. I bought a whole bunch of thread now that I love adding machine stitching...so I pulled out the red and zipped along. I had intended to do some crazy stitching but I freaked. Just couldn't do it. What if it came out wrong...I would have wasted paper. Eeekkk. So - the stitching is straight.

The sentiment is also a Bella - I just inked each work separately and stamped them onto the Nestie Tag. I then highlighted the edges with Ruby Red Stampin Up! ink. Then I tied it with a May Arts silk ribbon bow. And look close because I added some holly and berries I punched with a teeny tiny EK Success punch.

Next week our challenge is a white card....and what does that mean to you? Snow or maybe using all white cardstock with only a colored image...the choices are endless. But play - please play with us. And send your card to Emily@stampingbella.com by Thursday night. Now head on over to the Bella blog to see what the rest of the sistahs have contributed.

Now for some news. Last weekend the hubby and I were in the Catskill Mountains in NY. We were trying to decide if we wanted to call the area home or not. After spending time cruising through the mountains, meeting the people, tasting the cuisine and checking out the shopping opportunities he accepted the position of Greene County Administrator. We have two houses to pack and move in the next 60 days ugh!!!! Here's a look at the Hudson River in the wee hours of the morning as the sun rises above the Coxsackie town park. Who wants to come and visit us?


Have a great weekend.

Cath

8 comments:

KyMom said...

Congrats on your first layout challenge, Cath. Love the image and the coloring. And, I'll come visit you!!! :) Gorgeous picture, too. Who wouldn't want a scenery like that in there back door?

Dana White said...

Cath your card is stunning- love all the shading!! Can't wait to see your all white card next week - where are the girls?!

Ebru - (April) said...

Oh isn't she a sight for soar eyes, how is cute is this card, LOVE it. The paper and the coloring is so totally festive :o)

Wendy said...

GF, this is wicked! That image and that paper rock together! Great sketch too!

Bren/papercraft said...

Hey, Cath! Love Pia Puddingtop...HATE that you're leaving us. Wishing the best for you, darlin'. I'll miss you like crazy.

Swildman said...

GREAT card!! love the paper!!

Pauline said...

Beautiful card Cath! Perfect papers and love your sketch this week!

lunared2378 said...

Love your sketch. Will miss all your knowledge that you bestow on us during Copic class but wish you and your hubby the best. See you on Monday. Happy Thanksgiving!!!