Friday, November 18, 2011

Big Girl Pants


While Ebrubella gave us a wonderful sketch to play with for this weeks Bellariffic Friday challenge, I couldn't resist pulling out one of my newest stamps from Stamping Bella's August release - it's a charming Mo Manning image called Big Girl Pants .

I started by stamping onto Bella's Bestest paper using Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with Copics. Prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol also helped me add depth to the swirls of her hair, the folds of her pants, the ground beneath her feet and the sky around her. My color inspiration came from the beautiful floral design paper called Countryside from the Crate Paper Farmhouse collection. I complimented it with Crate Paper Romance designs. Both were also part of my latest Bella order.

The sentiment comes with the image and since I had limited space with the layout, I cut it up and matted it with cardstock. Finishing touches were machine stitching and a satin ribbon bow.

Next week our challenge is free form...which means color or use whatever suits your fancy from the Stamping Bella collections. Paulabella is offering up the chance to win some additional prizes too if you can play along with us. Head on over and Read all about it.

Enjoy your weekend....I have kids coming into town and a trip planned to see Breaking Dawn. So psyched for today to be here!

Ciao,
Cath

8 comments:

KyMom said...

Wow! I stared you're coloring and tried to take it all in. If only I could color as good as you! This is spectacular! The hair, the panties ... Awsome job!

Karen Motz said...

This is fantastic! Love the fun sentiment and your superb colouring!

Olga V. said...

Great card!!! Love the cute image, the colour choice and the sentiment!!! Did I mention my admiration for your colouring?! Lol :-) Love it!

Dana White said...

Oh she is so sweet - the colours & the shading are amazing & you are brilliant cutting the sentiment to fit the card! Oh enjoy the movie - don't fall over but I haven't seen any of them; read all the books but haven't seen the movies. Sad no?!

Pauline said...

Adorable! Awesome job on the colouring and great choice of papers! Enjoy your weekend!

Leslie said...

So pretty Cath! Love the pretty colours and the way you cut up the sentiment! Your shading especially her hair and the sewing, too, is fantastic!

Tanya said...

Such a beautiful card! I love all the layers, paper, and sewing, and that satin ribbon is yummy! As always, your coloring is just amazing!

paulatracy said...

Her papers and your coloring are perfect!