Friday, January 14, 2011

Gratty'tude Bellariffic Friday


Happy First Bellariffic Friday of 2011! We've been on break for the holidays but we're back and ready to take on the new year. I've been rummaging through my images looking for one for Valentine's Day. I pulled Gratty'tude, a Christy Croll image for Stamping Bella as one of them. It comes with a sentiment so it's already an added Bonus! Kim Teasdale made this week easy for us by giving us a sketch. I chose to add some artistic freedom and switched up the oval for a matted square inserted in a Label 17 Nestie die.

You have probably guessed that I started with Bella's Bestest paper, Memento Tuxedo Black ink and copics. I did use prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol to shade the grass and sky though. I also added crystal effects to the hearts in the flower bouquet. The sentiment was shortened to fit into a Cuttlebug die and the same set also gave me the hearts adorning the ribbon.

The cardstock is Neenah Classic Crest Solar White and Papertrey Ink as well as some scraps. The design paper is by Echo Park - also from my November road trip to Bellaland.

The Mini-Bella's have gotten back into the game this week as well..

Madison inked up Turtle Tots Baker


McKenzie shares Baykahbella


Next week's Bella challenge is a free for all. Create using whatever Bella stamp appeals to you, but please join us. Take a picture of your creation and send a copy to Emily@stampingbella.com before Thursday night. You'll be entered into the $20 BellaBuck's giveaway. You can double your chances by leaving a comment on the Bella Blog to be entered into the $10 comment giveaway.

Enjoy your weekend!
Cath

9 comments:

Pauline said...

Perfect image for this time of year. Great job with the layout.

Mini- bella's - great job!

Ebru- aka- April said...

OMG Cath your card is super adorable and the mini bellas did such an awesome job on this sketch, two thumbs up !!!
Have a great weekend.

Dana White said...

Cath I heart your card-she is so cute!! Love how you did your layers - what's the bottom on on the image?!
Yeah the mini's are back - I missed their cards! McKenzie and Madison your cards are FANTASTIC! Have a great weekend

KyMom said...

Way to cute! Love the coloring on the hair and that grass ... you've GOT to show me you're technique again! Great job on your cards girlies. You've inspired McKenna and Lauren to join in on the challenges. What fun they're having. :)

stamping bella said...

I just love her! Love how you did her hair and your coloring!
Beeyootiful!

The Spotted Chick said...

Oooo Cath, she's so CUTE! I'm lovin' that HAIR, oh and that grass, it looks so real! SUPER CUTE!

Wendy said...

Cathy, your card is fab! Make sure you tell the girls the same!

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Well, they are all gorgeous. :) Good job by the Minis. :)

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Gorgeous, Cath! Loving her hair. And the Mini-Bellas have done a fantastic job, as always!!