Monday, May 9, 2011

Lulu's Garden of Daisies

I'm so excited...today is release day at Stamping Bella. I haven't seen all the images but after seeing the two I was able to play with over the weekend to preview, I have to tell ya I'll be placing an order as soon as I get home from work. Now don't beat me to all that new rubbah - k?



Today I have a new Lulu image. This time she is carrying a boatload of daisies and boy were there alot of them to color. But they're small so it wasn't a crazy task just don't ask me to count how many there are. I colored Lulu up with copics on Bella's Bestest paper. I found inspiration from a design paper pack by My Mind's Eye, Happy Go Lucky, a new set in the Lime Twist release. I matched it with Bazzil cardstock, some lace I bought while in Michigan this weekend at Mary Maxim, some rhinestones and a dew drop colored with copics to match. The trim on Lulu's dress was made by applying Viva Decor paper pen in cream.

The sentiment comes with the image. I cut it out with a Nestie Petite Ovals large die. I then kept it in the die and added shading with VersaMagic Wheat chalk ink applied with a sponge. A corner punch helped me trim the image panel. You can't really see, but I added black glaze pen to Lulu's hair along with Ultrafine Black glitter. Love to do that. It makes her hair pop.

I did add extra shading with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol. You can really see it in the bow on her dress. It's a new color to me, Raspberry, and I had to incorporate it in. Oh and also the grass at her feet.

I'm off to look at all the other new stamps and to see what the rest of the Babes have to share. You can check out the whole release on Emily's blog here.

You've still got time to get Krafty for this Friday's Bellariffic Friday challenge. It's pretty easy too - it's to use any Bella stamp and Kraft paper. You've got some right? Well get it out and come play.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cath

5 comments:

Ebru Vatansever said...

This card is simply breath taking, amazing colouring job my friend !!!

Dana White said...

You did an absolutely stunning job colouring this image. Leslie & I are both stunned at the colouring on those flowers - they look real!!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS Cath! I love all the attention to detail and the wonderful flower colors!

Steph said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous. I am SO loving the new Lulus in the latest release- I am definately adding them to my wish list. Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog. I have just started playing on Bellarific Friday! This week will be my 3rd entry. Bellas are my absolute favourite stamps, you're so so lucky to be on their DT. It would be my DREAM!! :o)

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Gorgeous!