Sunday, June 5, 2011


Hello sports fans...sorry, I meant crafty fans! I let on last week that Stamping Bella would be sponsoring this months Sketch For You To Try - by Jen del Muro. I usually play anyway - it's actually where I started. Seriously, look back in my archives and you'll see that I always did the SFYTT. (Well that and anything that Amy Sheffer was making.) But seriously, it's actually how I found Bella. You see, at the time Jen was a Babe and I loved everything she did. So, I of course had to have me some Bellas. And thus the craze began! Never thought I would find myself amongst such great talent but I'm lovin it and am so thankful for the opportunity.

What to color for this special occasion? Well my new Lulu loves Poppies made the cut. Yup back in the day I bought one or two stamps every now and then. Today, UPS makes a trip to the homestead every month from Canada. I could not wait for this release to make it's way here. So glad that I am finally able to play! And guess what - I love Poppies too! Nice big orangey red ones. So I natuarly went red on this card. I thought the pop of green was a necessary break from all that red - how about you?

Since we were given the sketch, I really got to focus on coloring Lulu up. I started with Bella's Bestest paper and inked Lulu with Memento Tuxedo black ink. Then I colored her with Copics. I wanted pop so I cut the completed image out and placed her on layered circles cut using Spellbinders Nestabilities. The green was also cut with a Nestie. It was actually too wide for the area I wanted to use it in so I cut it down the middle and layered it on top of itself behind the middle panel. There - fixed that problem. The design paper has been in my stash for years - told you I love poppies. It's a 12x12 pack from Autumn Leaves called Pretty Poppies. Some of the designs are a little too big but I thought these were perfect. The sentiment is one of Stamping Bella's but the font is a little different and I don't have it so I generated this one on my computer. A button and black hemp are the only adornment. Well that and some machine stitching of course.

I hope you'll give this sketch a try - it's yet one more chance for you to win some Bella bucks. You've got all month so find some time to play along and link up your creation on Jen's blog post here.

See you later and thanks for stopping by.



Grammy Grams said...

Love your card and especially all the poppies. Looking out the window at the garden, our poppies are just starting to bloom and they are spectatular. Keep up the great job!!

Dana White said...

Cath this is gorgeous!! you did an amazing job colouring up those flowers and I love how perfect that paper is!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Cath! Those poppies look amazing!

Leslie said...

Wow - you hit this one right out of the park!! GORGEOUS!! I love your colouring, the juicy button, the edged banner and the way you cut her out and popped her up....gorgeous!!

Ebru Vatansever said...

This card is stunning my friend !!