Monday, June 6, 2011

French Style Birthday

I've owed you some extra lovin after leaving you high and dry last week so I spent extra time in my craft room and have a few extra things to share this week. First up is a Birthday card that has a French Flair, or so it feels to me.

This is Cuppycake with a Huggabugg on Top by Stamping Bella of course! Ack, I saw her and had to have her. I must say that I sat with her in front of me for some time though before I knew how I wanted to color her. Then it hit me, how about some chocolatey brown/black with a lucious yellow? So the ball started rolling.

I stamped this little Huggabugg onto Bella's Bestest Paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I then colored her with copics but I added LOTS of shading with prismacolor pencils. You see I started with pink frosting. But it didn't have the right feel for me so I added Pale Vermillion PC921 and Pumpkin Orange PC1032 pencils and of course French Grey 90%. It made such a difference on the frosting - mellowed it and made it dreamy. If matched the chocolatey colors much better. Wanna know what I used for the cupcake base? Well E77, E74 and E71 copic colors did that with French Grey 90% again. It really makes a difference to use it to add definition - I've got fellow Bella Babe Paulabella to thank for that wonderful tip.

Design papers are from Pink Paislee and colored cardstock is Bazzil. Now I wanted to link this up for the new Monthly Forum challenge as well. This month we are challenged to Bring on the Bellas and Embellishments. So Jess here goes, I have three buttons, lots of glitter on the frosting and on her antenas oh and I have a hemp cord bow and some grossgrain ribbon along a Stampin Up! border. So did I add enough? Hope so. You all have until June 14th to link up your creation and try for some free Bella Bucks. Can't wait to see what you have to share.

I'll be back before the end of the week with another creation so come on back now ya hear? Oh, and thanks for stopping by. Have a great week. Don't forget to get your paper piecing project done for this week's Bellariffic Friday challenge. Mine is done and posted waiting for the clock to tic. Ha, told you I was busy.

Take care!


Dana White said...

oh this is yummy - you can never go wrong when thinking about chocolate! I really need to ink up some of those sweet huggabuggs!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Black goes with everything! She's a QT. Great layout and pretty DP.

Ebru Vatansever said...

This card has got to be one of my favorites Cath, you have really out done yourself bella. I love the colors and the layout. SUPER CUTE !!!