Friday, April 1, 2011

Polka Dots Galore!

I'll bet you're stopping by for this week's Bellariffic Friday challenge aren'tcha? Well, you're in luck, I have a card that's sporting polka dots galore. Yup, I have two design papers full of dots and little Miss Swingin Mavis has on a polka dot top.



If you've followed me for awhile now, you would have noticed that I've never colored Mavis before. Eeeekk, I've been petrified to color her fur. Ever feel like that when you look at a stamp? Like how the heck am I going to be able to do this? Well, I've admired those that have been able to give texture to Mavis' fur so that it looks fuzzy and real. I stared with my Bella's Bestest paper since copics blend so nicely on it. Then I began to fill in lots of dots - dabbing darker colors to light and going back to fill in as needed. I have to say that I'm proud of myself. I really love the way this turned out. Woot Woot! I wanted the polka dots on her top to pop so I used a Black Glaze pen. I love that tool!

Coloring was done with copics and some shading was done with the prismacolor French Grey 90% pencil blended with gamsol. Mavis was cut out with the Fiskars swivel finger knife to look like she was "hanging" from the top of the circle Nestie. Machine stitching was done in black to accent and define the circle. Then I stamped the Bella sentiment and cut it out to add along the side.

You'll notice that I have more seam binding tape scrunched up into a bow. This one was hand dyed a soft sage green. I topped the bow with a pearl button. The black border was made using an EK Success punch.

Mini-Bella McKenzie has kinibella to share. Sure wish I wore a bikini so well.



Next week's challenge is to go Monochromatic! Pick your favorite color and decorate the heck out of a card with it, paper, ribbon, brads, flowers whatever suits your fancy. Then send a picture to emily@stampingbella.com by Thursday night so she can include it in her Bellariffic Friday post.

Anyone planning on heading to Scrapfest in Kitchener on Saturday, April 9th? Em will be there with Isabella maning the Stamping Bella booth. I'll be heading there with my Mom to hook up with some of the Bella babes... Paulabella, Lindabella, Paulineabella and quite possibly Ebrubella will be there. I'll be looking for some new Bella's to bring home (stamps that is) and perhaps a few more things I'm sure.

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

Cath

11 comments:

Ebru- aka- April said...

Wowzers Cath, this card is stunning. I love everything about this card and your coloring of Mavis is awesome. Hope to see you and your Mom next weekend. Hugs.

Kerri said...

Gorgeous ok you have reached DIVA status in my coloring world....thks for sharing

Tammy Hershberger said...

Mavis is ADORABLE in her polka dots! Very cute card, Cath! I LOVE that beautiful shade of green with the black accents. And McKenzie, your kinibella is awesome! Very nicely colored, and that bow is so pretty!

Leslie said...

SO pretty! Love the scrunchy bow and LOVE that border punch!! Minibella's card is sweet too!

Dana White said...

Seriously I don't know why you were nervous, you knocked colouring Mavis out of the park!
McKenzie your kini is perfect for the theme; can't wait to see your card next week!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

Your coloring on Mavis is to die for! What a FANTASTIC polka-dot card, too! and your mini-bella is SO talented! I am so thrilled to be on a team w you guys-thanks so much for the warm welcome this week-I'm so excited!!!

Pauline said...

Simply adorable Cath! I love Mavis, and you did a great job on colouring her. See you next weekend! :)

Robin McK said...

Hi Cath!
Mavis is uber-cute, and I love your colour scheme! That edge punch is amazing too!

KyMom said...
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KyMom said...

Hey Cath. You did an amazing job coloring Mavis. She is absolutely adorable! I love the coloring scheme. Have fun this/next weekend. Happy B-Day Aunty Joyce!

LindaH said...

this card is STUNNING gorjus! when i was flipping thru emily's post I just had to peddle back and get a good look at this one. Hope to see you Saturday!