Saturday, January 28, 2012


It took me until the end of the month, but I finally tackled Jen del Muro's SFYTT (sketch for you to try). If you participate, you know that her monthly format makes it easier to play along. Paticipate every month throughout the year and you'll be eligible for a chance to win the Grand Prize which is goodies from each of the monthly stamp company sponsors. Last year, one of the frequent Stamping Bella challenge participants, Tanya Atkisson AKA Orangegymnut, won. The lucky dog! Check out this month's sketch...

I thought that Stella doing a Balancing Act would fit perfectly into the sketch and the timing was right on for building my Valentine stash. I started by stamping her onto Bella's Bestest paper, with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored her with copics. And yes, I recently had the 12 new copic colors delivered to my playing was definately in order. I loved the new R56 and used it here with R39 for the darker shaded hearts. I even love the pinky mauve hues you get when you leave it on its own.
The design paper is from the My Mind's Eye Love Me 6x6 pad. Circle Nesties, Robin's Nest Dew Drops, a seam binding ribbon bow and machine stitching complete this card. Oops, I forgot a few things...I added glitter to the bath tub as if it was filled with bubbles and Crystal Effects to some of the hearts so they would shine. I also used an EK Success border punch along the horizontal red center strip. Here's a closer look.

Hope you're having fun this weekend. Hubby and I went a great hike today with the pups and I still found time to create so it was a banner day for me! I'll have some more to show you shortly so come on back ya hear?

Thanks for stopping by,


paulatracy said...

This is stunning Cathy...omg, just gorjuss!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous Cathy, love all the reds! You did a wonderful job on the colouring. A great image or this sketch- and I don't have this image- hmmm into my cart it goes next time.
My copics should be here on Tuesday, can't wait!

Tanya said...

Awww, thank-you for mentioning me on your blog, you are so sweet. It was such a surprise winning the SFYTT prize! Your card is too cute. I love all the pretty papers. Can you believe I don't own one Stella image!?!?! Your coloring is fabulous as always! Beautiful=)

Dana White said...

Oh my friend she is fantastic. Your shading and attention to detail are amazing!!