Friday, June 24, 2011

A Sketchy Bellariffic Friday


I must say that I love sketch challenges more and more. I used to be scared stiff of them and have now grown comfortable in the fact that half of my guess work is done. And I even feel free to interpret the sketch in my own way. This week's Bellariffic Friday sketch from Jeaniebella was no different. When I got it, I immediately turned it on it's side and said sweet! Yup, it was just like that. Then the ball started rolling with the image. Cupcake princess Violet, a Mo Manning image released in rubber through Stamping Bella is a rather wide image. I didn't want to take up that much real estate on my card so I decided to leave some of her dress outside of the edges. The rest is coloring.

The story starts with Bella's Bestest paper and Violet stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink to be colored with copics. But I wanted depth in the folds of her dress so I added my favorite French Grey 90% prismacolor pencil and blended with gamsol. I left the edges of the image free this time but I did add ground beneath her feet with pencil as well. Design paper is from Prima Marketing - The Madeline collection of 6x6 papers. Cardstock is Bazzil and the card base is Neenah Classic Crest solar white. The sentiment is from Bella as well and I framed it with a Nestie's Labels 10 die. I added soft shading using VersaMagic Wheat chalk ink. Then I added some glam with pink rhinestones and glitter to the dress ruffles.

Next week the Bella's are taking a break for the Canadian and American holidays. Don't worry, we'll be back the folowing week, July 8th, with a RIBBON challenge. Now that's a pretty easy one and you have plenty of time to get creative. If you need some Bella time before then, hop on the Bella Forum and see what's up there. Jessabella is always pulling something together. Like a Book club chat on Friday the 1st or the new monthly Forum challenge which happens to be a Citrus color challenge this month.

See ya soon and thanks for stopping by.

Cath

9 comments:

Tammy Hershberger said...

Too cute, Cath! GREAT colors, and coloring!

Tanya said...

Beautful coloring! Love the papers. I flipped mine on it's side too=)

Rachel said...

So cute! Love how her dress is outside the box...

KyMom said...

Cath, this is adorable! McKenna was going to flip her card to the side too, but then decided not to. :)

Ebru Vatansever said...

OMG Cath, this card is simply stunning my friend. I love everything about it!! You are too talented sistah !!!

Robin McK said...

Hey Cath!
I LOVE her! The whispy hair is awesome, and yummy papers!

Pauline said...

Cath, Gorgeous card! Fantastic colouring, love your colours and paper choice.

Dana White said...

Cath she is too stinking cute! Your colouring is stunning & the paper is perfect. hope you had a great weekend!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

WOW. This is just gorgeous. I tried coloring her up this weekend and got to her hair and botched the whole thing, so I really love how yours turned out! beautiful!!!!