Saturday, May 14, 2011

A Krafty Bellariffic Friday

Ack...so did anyone else feel trapped on Thursday/Friday? What I mean is that Blogger was down. You could see blogs but couldn't leave comments. I saw some great stuff but couldn't leave comments. How the heck am I supposed to remember all the blogs I went to to go back and try now? Oh and I couldn't post the Bellariffic Friday challenge. Tried all night Thursday. Tried early Friday morning. Nothing - nadda, no ETA. Then of course I had to go to work so here I am bright and early Saturday morning posting late. Sowwwry.


This week we were challenged to use Kraft cardstock. Not usually a hard task for me. I love it and even enjoy participating in fellow Bella Babe, Jeanie's, "That's Krafty Thursday" challenge. But I have to admitt this card didn't have the usual momentum for me. I always pick my image, then my paper, then my layout and then start to color. As I color, I tweak the layout - adding embellishments deciding stitching etc. You see the card come to life. This one gave me a hard time. Perhaps it was that it followed two awesome new images from Monday's release. Not that I don't like this image just that it didn't WOW me like those did. Can't wait for my new rubbah to hit my doorstep. For now, I have Beach Hut and Ball from Stamping Bella.

So here are the details: Bella's Bestest paper, Basic Grey design paper, Papertrey Ink Kraft cardsdtock, Stamping Up! Dusty Durango cardstock, Memento Tuxedo black ink, copics, prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol, colorbox Robin Egg ink surrounding the image, Petite Ovals large Nestie, Glitter, and machine stitching.

Hey, did ya check out that sun? Wanna know how I made it? Easy, I cut a one inch circle using a hand punch. Then rubbed some Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress ink around the edges to shade it. The back circle was cut using a Classic Inverted Circle Nestie.

Next week's challenge is a sketch.

Hope you can play along. And for all you Babe fans, join us on the Bella Forum for one more challenge and another chance to win some Bella Bucks. Jessabella has some FUN things in store for you.

Enjoy your week!

Cath

3 comments:

Dana White said...

Cath this is awesome - great colouring & I LOVE the sun in the corner. Have a great weekend

Robin McK said...

Hi Cath!
Fabulous shading on this - and I really love the red mats!

Cheers

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

LOL well, the Blog-pocalypse of 2011 is over! NOW I want to go to the beach, just like in your card! So cute-awesome take on the Kraft challenge!