Friday, June 17, 2011

Summer Fun


This week's Bellariffic Friday challenge was to bring on Summer. Yeah Baby! That's what I'm talking about...I am so ready for summer heat, flowers, lazy weekends you bet. I colored Clara Lulu from Stamping Bella as a little invitation. I thought an inside sentiment of "for some sun and fun" would fit perfectly.

I started with a sketch from Jodi Collins that I fell in love with. Background paper is kraft cardstock that I ran through a Cuttlebug folder. Then I added various scraps I had on hand of October Afternoon paper. I stiched them to Bazzil cardstock. The bottom scallop was made with an EK Success punch and then I ran some Tim Holtz distress ink over the edge with a sponge. The sentiment is a Bella too. Actually it was a freebie I got one time and it had more words but I just inked what I needed.

You know I started with Bella's Bestest paper, Memento Tuxedo Black ink and copics. And of course I also added shading with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol. Mostly French Gray 90% to add depth to the image. I also added some glitter with a Quickie Glue pen and Black Glaze pen for her hair. The Banner flags were cut out from another sheet of October Afternoon paper and adherred with foam dots.

Next week's challenge is a sketch from Jenniebella. Won't you give it a try and play along with us?



Enjoy your weekend.

Cath

7 comments:

Carla said...

This is super duper cuteness.

Dana White said...

Cath this is so stinkin cute - I don't think I have this lulu but now I want her! The little banner embellishment is perfect. Have a great weekend

Steph said...

Just gorgeous, Cathy!!! What a sweetie Lulu and your colouring is gorgeous. Beautiful papers too and clever use of punch for the bunting! x

Tiffaney in KS said...

She's adorable! A great color combo. TFS!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous Cath! You did a fantastic job on the colouring! Love the colours, paper and banner flags. Have a great weekend!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

Can't think of a better summer 'image' to have in my head than anything that has to do w/ swimming. You've colored this up SO beautifully and I love the banner stickers!

Robin McK said...

Oh Cath, this is adorable! I LOVE your colouring, and that banner is so awesome!