Friday, April 8, 2011

Monochromatic Clementine

Well it's another Bellariffic Friday folks! Can't believe how fast the week has gone - mstly becuase I almost didn't have time to get this completed. But I kicked it into high gear, stayed up late and crammed. It worked. This week's challenge was monochromatic. My favorite color is green so the choice was pretty easy. And oddly enough Mini-Bella McKenz, my alter ego, created using green this week too.

Clementine Ketto caught my eye and I set about coloring her with copics. You've probably guessed that I started with Bella's Bestest paper and stamped her with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I did add subtle shading wth french gray 90% and some green prismacolor pencils for the grass. Her beautiful hair was colored with a Black Glaze pen highlighted with black ultrafine glitter. Soft shading was also done around the image with Wheat VersaMagic chalk ink applied while the Nestie die was still in place.

Design papers are My Minds Eye and Graphic 45 8x8 Spring pack. Cardstock is Bazzil and the card base is Neenah Classic Crest Solar white. I dry embossed with a new Cuttlebug embossing folder. Of course there is some machine stitching, seam binding ribbon and then I topped it with Kaiser pearls. The sentiment is also from Stamping Bella but I used the thing-a-ma-jig to position it since it was the longer Happy Belated Birthday sentiment which I don't even see anymore but here are a few others.

Next up Mini-Bella McKenz shares Pom Pom Bella (go Cougars!)

Mini-Bella Madison shares Kinibella in blues...

Next week's challenge is this sketch from Lindabella. Hope you'll play along with us. Now head on over to the Bella blog to see what the rest of the sistahood has to share. Also, if you haven't seen, there was a new release on Tuesday. Emily is offering a free gift with purchase based on how much you spend and it's good through Monday. There are two new mixed media designers introduced and I hope to meet Isabelle at Scrapfest.

Enjoy your weekend!



Karen Motz said...

These are all so gorgeous!!! Loving all the shades of green and blue.

Leslie said...

Beeeeeautiful! Your patterned papers are perfect and your colouring/shading outstanding!! The MiniBella cards are lovely and bright and fun - love that they participate each week!

Tammy Hershberger said...

LOVE your sweet card, Cath! Clementine looks beautiful in green! (And those Mini-Bellas do a fantastic job on their designs, too!)

Dana White said...

Cath she is stunning. The shading & the grass is perfect! LOVE how you & McKenzie chose greens!
Both girls cards are awesome - can't wait to see their creations with the sketch next week

Ebru- aka- April said...

Great minds think a like sistah, you and I both went with green :o) . Your card is beautiful.
See ya soon !!!

Pauline said...

Cath, love this card. Beautiful shades of green, and your colouring - wow!! Nice finishing touch with the pearls. I had this image on my desk to colour as well, but changed my mind - great minds think alike!
See you tomorrow!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

GORGEOUS! I love the green and your coloring is fantastic! Your mini-bellas are QUITE the talented bunch too!

Robin McK said...

Cath, this is just AMAZING! I love your layout, and your greens are delcious! Fabulous shading on the Ketto too!!!

BA said...

your cards are pretty
xoxo BA

Jasmine said...

Love, LOVE the Green. They are all beautiful, but it was my fav. (I have a thing for green.) :) Great work.