Friday, November 4, 2011

Have a little Snow?

We did! Last Saturday we only got 4 of the 12 iches predicted for our area. I know that there were many though that got more than they expected and tons lost power. Mother Nature does not seem to be happy with us this year! For this weeks Bellariffic Friday challenge we didn't go quite so extreme, but we did ask for some snow.

For that, I decided to color Mo Manning's Penguin with Gift released in rubber through Stamping Bella. I then added glitter, a sentiment and felt snowflake to tie in the theme. This image is so fun and adorable. Everytime I see him, he makes me smile. Reminds me of Happy Feet. I of course started with Bella's Bestest paper, stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with copics. The surround shading and ground were done with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol. And just as snow glistens, I added glitter to the ground here to add lots of sparkle.

Now I know this might be hard to see in the picture but I actually cut a hole in the Basix Grey Jovial design paper with a Nestie. The opening left me with a place to put the image. But I wanted to showcase it a little more so I made a scallop border with two Nesties and adorned it with more glitter and then put it over the opening. Machine stitching brought it all together. A little red twine, a felt snowflake topped with a pearl button and a Bella sentiment cut with the Stampin' Up! word sentiment punch complete the ensemble.

Next week we're looking for Holiday cards! I for one am thrilled to get some in my stash. So pull out your favorite Bella Holiday stamp and get at it. But don't forget to send a photo of your creation to by Thursday to be included in the Friday lineup. Then head on over to the Bella Blog to see all the inspiration.

Lastly, the Bella Babes are look for your help. In your opinion, what challenges do you like to see? What do you like to participate in the most; sketch challenges, themed or perhaps color challenges? Please leave me a comment or go to Emily's blog and leave it there! We are gathering valuable information for the upcoming season and YOU have some say in it!

Have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by.


Pauline said...

ACK! OMG this is so adorable. I love this penguin!
Fantastic job on the colour and the whole layout Cath!
Hmmm might have to case this- hehe! Love the paper too!
Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

ooh- i love all the dark tones- stunning card


paula said...

Stunning!!! Cathy, just gorjuss!!!

Ebru Vatansever said...

You have done a super job colouring this Cathabella, well done my friend !!

Kerri said...

Love your card..your coloring is fabby..thks for sharing

Dana White said...

I love this penguin - you are amazing with the shading my friend

Robin McK said...

Hey Cath!
You have done an amazing job with your penguin! Love the look of the scarf, and the ground is really nice!

Tanya said...

Beautiful card. I love the deep dark tones you used. You did a fabulous job coloring with black (a coloring job that scares me!, ha!)
As far as the SB challenges go...I love the sketch and theme challenges the most. I also like it when she has us use a specific line, say a Ketto or Lulu or Huggabugg etc. Would be neat to do from a specific designer too, like anything Christy Croll or anything in the "green bean baby" get the idea.

frogers said...

Wow, a stunning card. The colors are so rich.
Love it!!!

Leslie said...

Gorgeous! I will never buy that penguin because the colouring intimidates me! I love your shading and the way you did the scarf!!