Friday, June 3, 2011

You're our Grill Guy

Sorry if you stopped by this week and found last Friday's post staring you in the face. With my trip to my sister's over the Memorial day weekend, I couldn't get ahead. Can't tell you how much I look forward to heading to my craft cave tomorrow. I did have time to create a card for this week's Masculine Bellariffic Friday challenge. And this also puts me ahead for Father's Day. Yipee! I share with you, Big Guy Grilling, a Mo Manning image released in rubber through Stamping Bella. Looks just like my DH. And of course, I think he's hot so this card is for him!


I stamped the Big Guy onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I then started to color with copics but also added shading with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol. I bought the October Afternoon Seaside plaid design paper earlier this year from the Stamping Bella online shop. But I hoarded it. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to pull it out. The green polka dot paper is also October Afternoon - from the Campfire 8x8 pack. Colored cardstock is a combination of Stampin Up! and some scraps. The navy "plaid" border is from EK Success - Paulinabella got me looking high and low for it and I found it at Scrapfest. The sentiment was computer generated and cut using Nestabilities dies.

We have a few exciting things going on I wanted to share with you. First, our new Bella Forum Challenge. You have until June 14th to participate. This will be a monthly challenge for Forum participants. Another chance for you to win some Bella Bucks...pretty cool huh? Our first challenge is a BABE challenge, Bella's and bring on the embellishments! Not too hard right? Also on the Forum is a new Bella Book club. If you love to read, this is the spot for you.

Next, Stamping Bella is sponsoring Jen del Muro's June Sketch For You To Try. Check it out tomorrow and get your Bella's out - you have all month to play along.

Now if you're still with me, I'll share that next week's Bellariffic Friday Challenge is Paper Piecing. New to that, no problem. Simply stamp an image onto your favorite design paper then cut out part of it to piece onto another image stamped onto your favorite cardstock - like Bella's Bestest. It's fun and guess what - no bleeding or coloring outside the lines to worry about. Can't wait to see your creations.

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Cath

10 comments:

Ebru Vatansever said...

Hey this image looks to familiar, is it because I used the same one for the challenge :-) hehehe great minds think alike my friend. Your colouring is absolutely gorgusss a beautifully done card !!!

Kerri said...

Love the card your coloring is grt..love the card and thks for sharing

Olga V. said...

Cath, the card is absolutely stunning! Love the colour combination and the use of punch! Can't imagine how long you spent stitching around the pieces...

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is fabulous, Cath! Your coloring is so awesome! LOVE the plaid paper and stitching, too!

Dana White said...

Cath this is fabulous - the colours and your shading are stunning - have a great weekend!

Pauline said...

Great card Cath! Awesome colouring and great layout! Glad to see you found that punch (hehe) - great idea what you did with it - I don't think I would of thought of that. At first I thought it was some type of mesh!

Leslie said...

Man, you Bella Babes think alike!!! Great colouring and I love the two tones of shading you did around the Big Guy!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

WOWZA! This is stunning, Cath! Your coloring blows me away- I love it!

Robin McK said...

Hey Cath!!!
WOW - great minds think alike! I figured we might see several of these images :-)
Your colouring is mind-blowing on this!
Great job!

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh! My! That is some seriously awesome coloring, Cathy!!