Thursday, May 19, 2011

Henrietta Lulu

So I dove into my supply of rubber that hasn't seen ink and found this adorably shy Lulu. Her name is Henrietta and she's from Stamping Bella. What makes these so great (to me that is) is all the black accents; her hair, her shoes and the stripes in her dress. That gives me ample opportunity to bring some extreme highlighting with the Black Glaze pen. The black pops and is defined so much more when you use this tool. And I'm thrilled that I don't have to look very far because they are available through Stamping Bella too!

So I stamped Lulu onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored her with copics. I highlighted the cherries on the bottom of her skirt with Viva Decor Paper pen in red. I did add some ground under her's not like she is standing in the air...with prismacolor pencils - French Grey 50% and French Grey 90% (Paulabella's formula for success). The design paper is Basic Grey and I matted each layer with Bazzil cardstock. Card base is Neenah Classic Crest solar white and it's 6x5.

A Nestie label helped with the sentiment panel. This particular sentiment comes with the stamp so you get a two for one and you didn't have to think about what to say - sweet! Some machine stitching, a sheer black ribbon and a corner punch help me finish this off.

If you haven't seen us on Facebook lately, or been to the Forum, you'll want to check it out. Jessabella has been busy planning some fun things for you.

We thought we'd have some fun not only every Friday for our beloved Bella-riffic challenges, but also to throw out a little extra fun for those valued members of our Forumabella, so beginning today, and every month on the 15th thereafter, there is MORE fun to be had in Bella-land!

Our kick-off challenge is a Bella "BABE" challenge: to use Bellas And Bring on the Embellishments!

Any embellishments will do, as long as you use more than one! We want to see you guys have FUN with this- pull out your favorites from your stash...or perhaps something fabulous you just got? There are no rules other than that, and you MUST use Stamping Bella Stamps! The PRIZE is a $20 gift voucher that will be awarded to ONE lucky participant and will be randomly drawn at the end of the challenge!

You have until June 14th at NOON CST to link up your creations on the new thread in our good luck and can't WAIT to see your "BABE" projects!

See ya back here for tomorrow's Bellariffic Friday!



Carla said...

That is just super cute.............

Dana White said...

This is awesome - OK must remember that shading tip my friend!!

Kerri said... it and thks for sharing..

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

Holy gorgeousness- I am BLOWN AWAY by this! It's really beautiful Cath. Your shading is fantastic and the colors really pop. I love it!