Friday, May 27, 2011

Pack Your Bags


It's the holiday weekend in the US and I'll be heading out of town to see my Sissy and the Mini-Bellas. The twins turn 10 this weekend and I'm so happy we'll be sharing it with them this year. I pulled out a stamp I've never used before, Pack Your Bags from Stamping Bella. Paulabella used this to make luggage tags that were adorable. But it's another one of those things that sound good and I buy the supplies but never get around to doing. I chose to make this into a card - cuz it seemed easier - for this weeks Bellariffic Friday challenge.

Let's see if you can find everything - kraft- check, I used it for the background paper, green- check, I incoroporated it in the coloring of the luggage and in the plaid design paper, navy, I pushed it a bit with this one but colored the middle case a dark navy blue with light blue shading for some pop. I really liked the warm earth tones of this creation and hope it flies for everyone. The sentiment once again came with the image so this was a twofer. Love them!

I colored on Bella's Bestest paper of course. Stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo balck ink and colored with copics. The surround shading was achieved with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol. I have one lone embellishment, the brads in the upper left corner which are actually furniture tacks with the pin portion sniped off. I adhered them using Scrap Dots which I purchased when I visited Stamping Bella. The stuff is great for glueing items that don't lay flat. It comes out soft so you can get your embellishment level but then don't touch it until it dries. When it does it's hard as a rock and clear and level. Yeah!

Next week challenge is masculine. We're thinking you might be able to get your card done for Dad of that special man in your life in honor of Father's day. Use any Bella stamp but don't forget to send a photo of your card to Emily@stampingbella.com by Thursday night. We'd love to have your card in the Friday lineup!

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Cath

7 comments:

Ebru Vatansever said...

This is such a sweet card, love the black thread sewing around your image and your colouring is perfect my friend !!

Karen Motz said...

Wow Cath, this is another stunner!!! And I love the layout with the sentiment in the half circle!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wow, Cath! FABULOUS coloring on those suitcases! Great card!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

The shading ON and AROUND this image is to die for, omg. GORGEOUS card!

Carla said...

Love this, and the shading around the suit cases is such a nice touch!

Kerri said...

do not have this image but i love it as i do your card..thks for sharing..

Dana White said...

Cath this is STUNNING - I love that image; yet it's not in my collection?! Amazing colouring & shading (as usual) Have a great long weekend