Thursday, August 11, 2011

Uptown Girls Chelsea & Lauren are here...


So sorry for this late post. Emily is at it again....a new release is on the way. She has been giving us a few sneaky peeks on her blog since Tuesday. First there was Paulabella with Claudia then Lindabella with Victoria and Juliette. If you haven't seen them yet you had better run over to either their blogs or Em's to catch the news of the Uptown girls. I was so excited yesterday when she asked me if I could color up these two BFF's. Well at least that's what I think they are. I mean couldn't you just picture yourself sitting with your BFF catching up on this and that with shopping bags at your feet and a drink in your hand?

Well, unlike these gals you would NEVAH catch me eating Sushi - my daughter sure - but I don't have lean long legs like this either. Hmpf. The Uptown girls were created from the vision of Em but the artistry of Crysal, the designer for Stamping Bella that also brings us Lulu's. I thought the last release, packed with Lulu's, was to die for...I'm telling you Em has outdone herself this time. And still to be seen is the new line of stamps designed by our one and only Paulabella. Whooowee.

So anyway I got this image late yesterday with a plea to complete a card for today. I was so excited to be asked that I told Em I'd stay up all night if I had to. Well, it wasn't all night but it was Midnight and I wanted to take a picture of my desk for you to see but it was too dark. I had about 50 markers, 10 design papers, multiple sketches and Nesties galore all over. In the end I settled for my first pick - a soft muted yellow and gray print by Cosmo Cricket called UpScale...I mean of course the Uptown Girls would need some UpScale paper and checkout the bags that mixed in. Is that perfect or what?

I started with Bella's Bestest paper and colored with copics. Lots of them...and then shading with lots of pencils. Glitter was added to Lauren's dress and along the top. Crystal Effects by SU was applied to the black shopping bag to mix it up a bit. The ribbon was from an adventure Paula and I went on last summer to Archivers. The sentiment comes with the image. Woo Hoo another two for one deal!

Stop back tomorrow for my Paper piercing challenge. Luckily I got that done before these fabulous girls arrived.

5 comments:

Pauline said...

WOW! Phenomenal card Cath! Your colouring is top notch, fabulous colours and love that rosette ribbon. Can't wait to get all these uptown gals!

Wendy said...

OMG, how did you know I was about to comment to you!!!! And gave me such a nice message!! I was oooing and awwing all day at work when I saw this one but couldn't comment till I got home!! Seriously girl, this is pub material or at least framed!!! I freakin' love it!

Dana White said...

This is STUNNING and the ribbon is perfect!! Wendy is right this deserves a frame!!

Leslie said...

FANTABULOUS!!!! Seriously, you knocked this one out of the ballpark!!!! I love everything about it and the ribbon is gorgeous! Love it, love it, LOVE it!!!!!

Tanya said...

Oh my heck!!! Thank-you for staying up until midnight to create this beauty!!! Wow...it is just stunning! I'm like you tho, NEVAH catch me eating sushi either, lol. Anyhow, love the rosette ribbon and your coloring, as always is just amazing!
PS sorry if you got my comment 5 times=( It wouldn't let me post for some reason...