Friday, December 2, 2011
I Even Love the Box (2)
Bellariffic Friday is once again upon us. This week we are inking up more Holiday images to share with you. I decided to dust off I Even Love the Box, a Mo Manning image released in rubber through Stamping Bella. Can't tell you how thrilled I am that Emily decided to bring us these great images to color. The expressions are so fantastic. This one melts my heart. Every kid shows more excitement from sitting in the box than the actual gift...that's for sure. I colored this up last year for a Mary Maxim class but this year I went with a little softer palet.
You know that I started by stamping this with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella's Bestest paper...white if you can believe it. I added lots of surround shading with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress ink. The image was colored with copics but I did add shading with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol.
The design paper came from last year's Bella stash. I brought home a boat load of it when I went for a visit and should have realized that there was no way I could use it all...but I loved all the papers and couldn't decide. I'm sure that you've never had that happen to you have ya? As if I needed more, I bought the red paper this year online from the Bella shop. It's from the Echo Park 6x6 holiday pack. I accented with a seam binding ribbon, some light green dew drops, and a metal tag that says "believe" that I thought would be perfect.
Next week we have an all white card challenge. These cards can be so elegant looking. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Hint hint...won't you play along? Now head on over to the Bella blog to see some more inspiration.
Ciao for now.