Friday, March 11, 2011

Easter Izzie

This week's Bellariffic Friday challenge was Easter. I've been in Easter mode for weeks now so please hang with me. I have a few more images yet to share. Today I couldn't resist coloring Izzie is a Bunny. I LOVE all the Izzie's with their flowing skirts and curly hair and this was no exception.

I started with some nice new Memory Box 6x6 papers sent to me by Paulabella. So nice to have a sistah that shares. No asking either - I just came home the other night to an unexpected surprise. Woo Hoo. The papers helped me with the color direction - blue and green seemed perfect for spring. Izzie was stamped on Bella's Bestest paper, with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with copics. I also added shading with a combindation of prismacolor and caran d'ache pencils blended with gamsol.

A Martha Stewart border punch, hand dyed seam binding tape, a couple swarkovski crystals, glitter and machine stithching also adorn the card. You might notice that I also added shading aound my image panel with VersaMagic Wheat chalk ink while the panel was still in the Nestie.

Mini-Bella McKenzie found time to get creative this's her Bella bunny.

Next week's challenge is this sketch from Danabella. I love sketches, it makes cardmaking twice as easy. So grab your favorite Bella image and some yummy papers and give this sketch a try. Then send a copy of your card to by Thursday night. One lucky participant wins $20 in Bella bucks and one lucky commentor wins $10. Now head on over to the Bella Blog to see what the other sitahs have to contribute.

I'm also sharing a creation from my cousin's daughter - mini-bella, McKenna. Love how she used design paper and a sentiment to turn her image into the perfect Easter card.

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!



Ebru- aka- April said...

Don't you just luv the Izzie stamps, she is absolutely stunning. I love how you colored her and it was also really nice of Paula to send you some paper.
I also Love the mini bellas creations as well, good job girls !!

Dana White said...
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Dana White said...

Sorry my deleted one is because i hadn't had any coffee & thought I was on Ebru's blog!! OK LOVE Izzie you know she is one of my favourites!!! You did an amazing job my friend
McKenzie did a fantastic job on Bunny a bella & I'm so happy she's been able to play along with us these past few weeks
Mckenna's is so cute -you have a crafty family my friend

Anonymous said...

Hey Cath, As always, your card is simply adorable. I'm here with McKenna and she was SUPER excited to see her card on your blog. Thanks for all the inspiration you give us. Love Ya. PS. Thanks to Dana and Ebru for their comments, too. McKenna always has a big smile on her face when she sees other designers have commented on her work!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Your Izzie is darling! Wonderful shading around her, and the coloring is fabulous! LOVE those mini-Bella cards, too! Designers-in-the-making, for sure!

ScrappyLin said...

Aug your card was amazing as usual!
McKenna u my friend, did a wonderful job!
Thank u guys 4 all ur wonderful comments! they always put a smile on my face!

mini bella, mckenzie <3

Leslie said...

So pretty! LOVE the seam binding, it seems to be the new thing! That's some excellent colouring/shading on the two mini bella cards! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog - it's a slow start for me and so much to learn but I'm having fun!

Grammy Grams said...

Aunt Cath I really liked your card! This is Claire, I am at Grammy's house for dinner. Mckenz, your Easter card was really cute! I liked McKenna's mini bella card too!