Saturday, September 17, 2011

Uptown Girl Claudia...fall style


OMG where did the week go? EEkkk, I realized I never made my way into the craft room which means you've been staring at the same pumpkins for days now. I'll make it up to you. I've got something up my sleeve I'm trying to put together for you all. Stay tuned.

In the mean time, how about a little Uptown girl to make your day? My Bella shipment arrived and I'm in hog heaven with my markers and papers. To start, I decided to color up Claudia in nice fall colors. I have a niece with a birthday next month and that means I'm finally ahead of the game. For color inspiration I used the My Minds Eye Stella & Rose Gertie design paper. Colored cardstock is AC Cardstock. Of course I had to stamp Claudia onto Bella's Bestest paper - only the best for my Bella's. Memento Tuxedo black is my ink of choice so I can color right away and then out came my copics. Believe it or not I had colored a goldfish this week and the golden yellows were on my desk..I had an aha moment and felt they were perfect for matching my paper and giving us a hint of fall.

This stamped image is pretty big so you don't have a lot of room for frills afterwards but I knew I wanted a ribbon. Couldn't find the right shade in my stash though so I pulled out my copic marker Y21 (Totally Love this color) and colored it to match. The sentiment comes with the image and I love making tags so I pulled out a new Nestie ribbon tag and used only the bottom. I feel like bows are naked without an adornment so I pulled a button from my stash and adhered it with bakers twine. Shading around the image was added with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol.

If you look closely at the sucker you can see that I also added some glitter... it's easy if you use your Quickie Glue pen. You might remember fellow Bella Babe Paula's sneak peek creation, she used a alternating color scheme too. The image has the swirls but who hasn't seen these suckers with alternating colors? It screamed for me to repeat the creation here.

Ok so now I'm off to create some more ...I'll see ya back here tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day.
Cath

5 comments:

Pauline said...

GORJUS!!! Wow love this card. Beautiful colouring and love how you did the ribbon with the ribbon tag! I hope I get my order this week!

Leslie said...

You coloured a goldfish this week? Hmm, I'm intrigued :) Your card is beeeeeeautiful! I love that nestie ribbon tag and the shading you did on it. Also, thanks for the tip about colouring your ribbon with copics. Seriously, how did I not know that?! Have a great weekend.

Dana White said...

oh my friend she is stunning - love the yellow dress (really you coloured a gold fish this week?!) The paper is perfect for this image! Hope you are enjoying your weekend

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

This is so pretty. Just an awesome card.

ScrappyLin said...

She is stunning. I love the coloring and the yellow is so cheery. Beautiful job, Sissy.