Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Biker Babe


Hi folks. Hope you enjoyed your weekend. Wanna know how I spend mine? The weather as been super cooperative here so we've been out and about exploring the glorious mountains - on motorcycle. Now don't think I'm the typical biker babe type - I'm more of the Ralph Lauren of bikers. In fact, many times you'll see me wearing Ralph instead of Harley. But I must say that there is nothing better than hopping on the back of the bike, armed with a map to explore the countryside. In fact, Hubby and I have already been out more here than any summer in Michigan. And I'm lovin it!

Crafting time is also a must! After this weekend I felt compelled to bring out Bikababearella by Stamping Bella. I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella's Bestest paper and colored her mostly with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol. We ride a Red Harely Davidson Road King Classic...nice and big with black leather saddle bags. Bella here doesn't have saddle bags but I wanted her bike red. I also decked her out with jeans and her leather. Hubby has a rule about that here - jeans and steel toe boots are a must but he has given me some consession with the leather with the hot summer sun. I'm now sporting a nice little tan thanks to tank tops. I've used My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose 6x6 design paper and paired it with Papertrey Ink Kraft as well as Stampin Up Dusty Durango and Baja Breeze cardstock. The sentiment was cut with a Nestie die and shaded with Tim Holtz Distress ink. The rhinestone swirls gave me the vision of dust kicking up as Bella races by...ha I've got quite the imagination don't I?

Here's some views of the mountains I was able to capture as we zoomed by...they are so much more majestic in person.





Don't forget to grab your favorite Bella or Stella to play along this week with the Babes. You still have time to create and send a photo to emily@stampingbella.com before Thursday evening.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cath

8 comments:

Pauline said...

Awesome card Cath! Your colouring is amazing. Love the red bike and that bling! Hubs and I have been doing some travels on weekends as well, seeing the countryside - it is quite amazing isn't it.

Dana White said...

I didn't know you were a biker ... LOVE that!! Sounds like you & hubby are loving the move!
Your card is perfect LOVE the pearl embellishments for the exhaust BRILLIANT my friend

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

BEAUTIFUL photos and wow, your shading, esp. on the bike, is AMAZING. (bowing down). seriously, this is stunning Cath!

Bren/papercraft said...

So happy for you that you love your new home town. Miss you like crazy in MI. Love the card!

KyMom said...

I can just see you and Shaun on the bike. Sounds like fun. Love the pictures of the countryside. Great job with the prisma's. Love the "dust" kicking up!

Kerri said...

Love the card...love the red bike..thks for sharing

Tiffaney in KS said...

Beautiful coloring on da bella babe. You made red & black look effortless, and that's not easy. TFS!

Steph said...

Wow, you're a biker, that's amazing!!! I'd be too scared!! Love this, Cath. Especially her hair blowing in the breeze, it looks gorgeous! x