Friday, November 25, 2011

Uptown Eve Sends Holiday Cheer


It's Bellariffic Friday again and I'll keep this one short and sweet 'cuz I'll bet you want to head out to get some Black Friday shopping done if you're in the States that is...I know that's where I'm gonna be. Our challenge this week was free form.. and I colored up Uptown Girl Eve Under the Mistletoe. She looks so classy and elegant to me so I decided to color her skirt in shades of darker grays to give the appearance of black. I also wanted to add the look of fur around the edges as if she was going to an Uptown Holiday Ball.

As you have probably guessed, I stamped her onto Bella's Bestest paper using Memento Tuxedo black ink and then colored her with copics. I used cool gray colors to gain the appearance of black. Her belt buckle was done with a Black Glaze pen. The fur was accented with glitter and the mistletoe was defined with Cream Viva Decor paper pen. Shading was added to the folds of her skirt, the ground and around her using prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol.

The sentiment is actually from the Uptown Christmas Tree image. It fit perfectly onto my image panel. Well, the sentiment is a long one so once you determine the placement using the stamp-a-ma-jig tool, you can stamp one word at a time.

The design paper is from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found collection of 12x12 papers. The solid teal is actually the reverse of the glittered polka dot paper. Black carstock was used to matt and cut using the Pine branch border punch from Martha Stewart. The image is tall so the finished card size is 5x7.

Next week's challenge is Christmas/Holiday again to boost your stash. Hope you can find time to play along. Don't forget to head on over to the Bella blog to see what the rest of the Babes and sistahs have to share.

Enjoy your weekend!

Cath

8 comments:

Pauline said...

OMG Cath, this is gorgeous. Love your colour scheme, the grey dress is awesome, your shading is fabulous! Great papers and the pine branch border goes perfect for your finishing touch! Have fun shopping. I'll be there tomorrow!

Kerri Boucher said...

your card is awesome..the dress is amazing and thks for sharing..

Karen Motz said...

This is gorgeous! Love the sparkly fur and the rich colour of her dress!!!

Olga V. said...

Cath, I love your card and the choice of colours! The image colouring is just wow-ing!

paulatracy said...

She is STUNNING Cath!! Love the color of her dress, so classy!

Leslie said...

OMG this is fantastic!!! LOVE it!! Everything - the colours, the papers, punch border, everything!! Your shading is perfection and you know I will be scrutinizing this and trying to copy the shading :) LOVE IT!!!! PS: Where can I get a dress like that?! :)

Dana White said...

Cath she is simply STUNNING!! Holy crap the shading on her dress and belt are perfect - you rocked this card!!

Tanya said...

Absolutely stunning! My favorite card for this weeks bellarific Friday challenge! You did an amazing job coloring her dress...wow!!!