Friday, January 20, 2012

Bye Bye Boy

You're probably here because today is Bellariffic Friday....AAAANNNDDD you probably want to find out what my favorite Bella is...well I might have stretched that a little. See, it would have been too hard to pick just one Bella. I mean, I have so many favorites. So I picked my favorite Boy Bella. Yup, I'm on a boy kick and decided it would be way easier to pick that. And that would be Bye Bye Boy an image designed by Mo Manning and released in rubber by Stamping Bella.

By now you probably know that I stamped this cutie on Bella's Bestest paper using Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored him with copics. Lots and lots of layers of copics. Of course the surround and ground shading were done with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol. I once again just colored the image without having paper in mind but decided I couldn't go wrong with primary colors. I easily found Basic Grey's Life of the Party plaid design paper in primary colors - woo hoo. I spruced it up some though by cutting a circle out to frame the image and then added stars cut from primary colored cardstock using Nestibilities. The sentiment which comes with the image was applied with Versamark and then heat embossed with Black Embossing powder. Haven't used that in forever! A few red brads and machine stitching finish this off.

Next week we have another awesome sketch so I hope you can play along with us. The code for SCS is BELLARIFFIC0312.

Have a great weekend.
Cath

11 comments:

Ebru Vatansever said...

Super cute cad Cath and I love your colouring and DP, suits your image perfectly.

Pauline said...

You rocked this one Cath. Fabulous colouring, layout and papers. Have a great weekend! Keep warm! :)

Regan said...

wow- stunning!!!

Leslie said...

I shouldn't be surprised that you coloured that so beautifully without your paper picked out!! Lovely, just lovely!! Boy cards are so hard for me but I just need to come to your blog for inspiration!

paulatracy said...

WOW!! I just wanna reach out and touch that little boys hair. It's gorjuss, the colors are gorjuss, the papers...yes, I agree with Leslie...when I need to do a boy themed card, I will be coming here. He is STUNNING!

Olga V. said...

Woo-hoo, a boyish card!!! I LOVE it! The image is sooo sweet, it's totally one of my super-favourites! Cath, I LOOOOVE the choice of paper and the embellishments - all those stars and brads are making the card a definite treasure! I'm planning on copying it 100%, if you don't mind :-) Thx for the inspiration!

Dana White said...

Oh my friend this is AWESOME!! I love this boy and you did an amazing job colouring him up. Love the star for the sentiment.
Have a great weekend

J.Beare said...

This is just fantastic..LOVE the coloring and the shading is perfection as well...the paper and embellies..everything just works..TFS!

Robin McK said...

Cath, your colouring is amazing - the perfect boy card!!!

Steph said...

Oh wow, Cath!!! I LOVE this!! The colours are just so striking and perfectly boyish!! x

Tanya said...

Love it! I just love that orange bug back pack!