Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Spencer the Bookworm

I couldn't resist Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge again this week. And to mix things up a bit, I have a non-holiday image colored up. I've read through your comments and have determined that a few more boys cards are in order...it's so easy to do girl cards and I have way more uses for them but I guess a little attention to the boys wouldn't be so bad!

So here's a Green Bean Baby image called Spencer the Bookworm. I love to read! The layout was nice and easy and paper from the My Mind's Eye Lime twist line called Fly A Kite was my color inspiration. I stamped Spencer onto Bella's Bestest paper using Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored him with copics. The ground and surround shading was done with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol. Believe it or not, I didn't use one Nestie on this card! Now that's quite a feat since I love those dies. But alas, the only adornment is the border cut using an EK Success punch. Oh and I did add some Stampin' Up! Crystal Effects on Spencer's glasses to make them look a little more real.

That's it. Pretty easy!

Now we're almost mid week and I hope you have time to play along with our Bellariffic Friday challenge. This week we have a sketch from Ebru. I must tell you that I found it very easy to incorporate into a card. Yup, I colored like a banshee over the weekend and I have my card done. Now don't forget to send a photo of your creation to Emily@stampingbella.com and you might win some Bucks!

Ciao for now!


Dana White said...

Cath Spencer is just FABULOUS! The shading and colours you chose are perfect!!

Leslie said...

Love Spencer's hair and those glasses! When I was little my glasses were never that shiny - they always had smudges on them! :)

Pauline said...

Fabulous card Cath. Love your colours -so rich and bold - and Spencer's hair - fantastic!

Tanya said...

Ohhh, I love how you colored Spencer! Look at his hair, fabulous shading!

Anonymous said...

I can't get ever your colouring!!! OMG, girl, amazing!