Friday, April 15, 2011

Got Flowers?

Well another Bellariffic Friday is upon us. This week we had an awesome sketch by our very own Lindabella. It was a great one too! I dug out Florence the Flowerpot Girl by Stamping Bella to color. While it also looks like I could have entered this for last week's monochromatic challenge, my color inspiration came from the Cosmo Cricket Salt Air design paper I found in the Bella online shop. Love my Cosmo Cricket paper and Emily is stocking the 6x6 paper packs which are perfect card scale.

I colored with copics so you can bet I also started with Bella's Bestest paper and stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I also added some shading to the face, pot, grass and sky using prismacolor pencils bleded with gamsol. I even added some Viva Decor paper pen in cream for the dandelion heads. A Martha Stewart border punch, some machine stitching and a grossgrain ribbon from my Mary Maxim stash finish this off.

Mini-Bella McKenzie has once again colored a creation to share. She brings us Artistabella.

Do you know that it was one year ago that McKenz started participating in the weekly challenges? I think she has as much fun and determination as some of us sistahs. For a 9 (almost 10 year old) I am pretty impressed. So, McKenz, Happy Bella Anniversary! So glad to have you along.

Next week's challenge is Free Form. Just color. You got it, sit down and find some time to create and relax and in creativity. I know it sure is a nice way to end the day for me. And don't forget to send a copy of your card to by Thursday night so you can be included in the Friday post. And you know that there are Bella Bucks given away each week don't you? Sure, $20 to one lucky participant and $10 to one lucky commentor so head to the Bella blog and check it out.

Now if you like looking at the Friday posts you might also want to head to the Bella Forum. There is a gallery for you to post your cards or look for ideas from the Babes and the Sistahs. It's our own private network. And if you haven't become a member yet this is the perfect time, there are some Bella Bucks up for grabs to one new member. Check it out. As if that isn't enough to keep you busy, did you know that Stamping Bella is on Facebook? Sure is. "Like us" to see updates and posts as quick as they go live.

Well folks, hope you have a wonderful weekend! I have some yard work to do so it had better stay nice.

Thanks for stopping by,


Ebru- aka- April said...

SWEEEET !!!! LOVE THE COLORS Cath, you did an awesome job on this card. I have to get my hands on this Martha Stewart punch !!! I am also awed by Mini Bella's card, she is great for a 10 year old I tell ya !!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Oooh Cath, your card is gorgeous! Fabulous Copic/pencil coloring and shading! And Mini-Bella has done it again with a terrific creation! Great job, McKenzie!

LindaH said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the loopy border!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card! Love these green bean baby images. Awesome job on the colouring and love that loopy border as well. Mini-Bella has done a fantastic job as well!

Robin McK said...

Hi Cath!
Your card is too cute - love that flower pot girl! Also I ADORE the Salt Air papers too - great choice!

Dana White said...

OMG Cath your card is way too cute - love the paper you used I must dig into mine!!
McKenzie your card shows what an amazing Artist you are!

Leslie said...

Sweetness! Love the border punch and your shading is awesome! McKenzie - you are a true miniBella, your cards and weekly contributions are wonderful - Happy one year miniBella!!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

Oh Cath she is colored so pretty and that swirly edge punch is DARLING! Beautiful take on the sketch.

Mackenzie! YOUR card is absolutely darling! You followed the sketch so beautifully and I love the way you colored her and added the birthday sentiment! Just adorable! I love seeing your cards on cath's blog!!! xoxo