Sunday, January 22, 2012

What's Cookin'?

One of the things I love most about weekends is that I actually have the time to cook a real nice meal. I love to cook - way more than I like to bake - and weekends provide me the luxury of having time to shop for ingredients and prepare the dish. Yesterday, I found time to make this card in the morning and then cook a chicken pesto dish for dinner. Woo Hoo! Glad I made more than we needed so I can have lunch for tomorrow. I LOVE leftovers how about you?

Now back to the card. I used Mo Manning's What's Cookin' image released in rubber through Stamping Bella. I stamped her onto Bella's Bestest paper using Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored her with copics - lots of copics. In fact I was asked by a follower to take a picture of the copics I use. I told her that I use a ton...she watched me color this and believe me I had about 30 copcis on the table when all was said and done. So I don't mean to keep secret the colors I use, it's just that there are so many that it would take me forever to keep track of them all for ya.

The design paper is October Afternoon Modern Homemaker. I matted it with Bazzil deep teal cardstock. The sentiment comes with the stamp as a straight line...I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp each word and place them vertically on the panel cut using Nesties Labels 19. I then cut the rolling pin out from a piece of scrap design paper and layered it on the image panel. Along the edges of the image panel, I used Tattered Roses Tim Holtz Distress Ink on Bubble mesh background stamp. I like the way it gives you a frilly edging. Ground and surround shading was added using prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol.

You still have time to take advantage of free shipping on the newest Stamping Bella release for orders over $65. Simply add jan2012 for the discount code through Monday. I can't wait to get my order. Hope you found time to check out all the new characters like Ramona, Matilda, Millie and Milo as well as some new Uptown Girls and Mo's. Sistahs, there are so many to choose from. I'm in love..I know I always say that but seriously this release was fantastic!

Enjoy the rest of your day!


Dana White said...

Cath she is so sweet - I haven't inked her up yet and you have done such a perfect job that it may take me awhile to work up the nerve! The dp is perfect for this image!! Yum Chicken Pesto sounds awesome

Leslie said...

30 copics?! No wonder...this is just lovely!! Cute paper and I love that you cut out a rolling pin to put under the sentiment! I cooked a full Sunday dinner tonight - roast beef, yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes and carrots - deeeeelish but sadly no leftovers.d

Steph said...

Soooo cute, Cath! Love the colour combo and as ever, your colouring is just gorgeous. I'm looking forward to see what you bought from the new release. I've decided to be good and wait for a second release later in the year before purchasing!!! Hope I can hold out that long!! x