Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Some More Bella News

Have you been to the Bella blog today? We have three new Sistahs that have joined the Babes. I've been stalking them for quite some time now so I think that you will be very inspired if you visit their blogs. And please visit them.. so you can help me in welcoming these gals.

Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Jessica Diedrich - The Whimsical Butterfly
Robin McKinley - Stamper Extraordinaire

To help you find them, I've also updated the links on my side bar.

Now how about a card?

I have been dying for Bessie LuLu from Stamping Bella since I saw Paulabella color her up last year. She finally made her way to my craft room. And I thought she would look great in soft yellows and Kraft which meant I could enter her in Jeanniebella's That's Krafty Thursday challenge.

Inspiration came from a piece of design paper from the Sassafras Ellie's Tale 6x6 paper pack I found online at the Bella shop. I stamped on Bella's Bestest paper and colored her with copics. Of course I couldn't resist adding grass with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol. Nesties helped me ground the image and an EK Success punch gave me a little contrast with brown cardstock along the bottom.

Check out Jeannie's blog for some more kraft inspiration. She has a huge following now so there is lots to see. You can participate too, just use kraft cardstock on your card. How easy is that?

Edited to add that I have also had a tip from a follower about another Kraft blog...The Kraft Journal. They too have weekly Kraft challenges and this week it's flowers so this fits. I've entered this card there too.

Of course I'm going to prod you to participate in Friday's Bellariffic Friday challenge - polka dots this week folks. There's still time to make a card and send a copy to Emily@stampingbella.com by Thursday night.

I'll be back soon with yet another card using my new paper stash.

Thanks for stopping by.



Ebru- aka- April said...

OMG Cath, I love absolutely everthing about this card. Your coloring is marvelous girlfriend and the designer paper is perfect for the image !!!!
Sending Hugs

Leslie said...

FANTASTIC colouring!!!!!!!! Love the colour combo!!!! Seriously, this is beeeeeeautiful! I don't usually give out that many exclamation marks but this is FAB!

Robin McK said...

Hey Cathabella! Thanks for the shout out - I am now following you!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

Are you kidding me?!? YOU'VE been stalking US?! Wow-I am HONORED to be on this team w/ you and can't wait to get to know you better! Thanks so much for the warm welcome-I have a feeling we are going to have TONS of fun!!!!

Kerri said...

Love your card it is grt...colors are awesome as well as the coloring..

petra,s cards said...

wauwww what a stunning card!!!
xx petra

Dana White said...

I LOVE sweet Bessie! You did an amazing job colouring this sweet image up and I love your layout

Priscilla said...

GORGEOUS card!! Love that color combo and your coloring is amazing! Looks like you've got the 'grass' down too! {{hugs}}

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

this card is absolutely gorgeous! You should also enter it over at The Kraft Journal, http://www.thekraftjournal.blogspot.com, this week's theme is flowers (and kraft of course)! Great work!

Tammy Hershberger said...

OMGosh, beautiful card, Cath! I have not tried any Lulu's yet, but now I want some after seeing this! Gorgeous design! And thanks for the awesome welcome!

Kristina said...

Cath, your card is absolutely adorable! I am so glad that you found us at The Kraft Journal and joined in the fun!!

The Spotted Chick said...

OMG Cath, I LOVE Bessie and girl your coloring ROCKS!! Thanks for the shout out kiddo, and for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, Cath, your card is gorgeous!! I absolutely love everything about it! Great papers, love the colors, love the design! And what an amazing coloring job!
SO glad you found us at The Kraft Journal. Hope you come play along again. :)

Linda McClain said...

Oh my, how sweet!