Friday, February 3, 2012

Fishing for a Valentine

Happy Bellariffic Friday folks. This week we are sharing Valentine's Day cards. Last month in Stamping Bella's January release there were quite a few Valentine's images released that I couldn't wait to get my hands on. My first pick is Ramona Fishing which comes with the sentiment.

I decided to use a soft pink color scheme so the hearts colored up with new copic color would pop. I also couldn't resist having the heart dangle off the main image panel. Let's get on with the details. I started with Bella's Bestest paper and inked Ramona up with Memento Tuxedo black ink. She was then colored with copics and shaded with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol. The image panel was cut using circle nesties and then I hand trimmed the heart and attached it. A coat of Stampin' Up! Crystal Effects was applied to make it shine. The sentiment was stamped using the Stamp-a-ma-jig to ensure placement. EK Success scallop punches were used for the sentiment panel. The design paper is from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found collection called Madison Avenue.

I was dying to use some glitter on this but instead left the shining heart to draw you in. Gosh dang I love this image! As a special bonus (and because I didn't use a ton of colors) I have taken a picture of the copics used to make this cutie. I don't think I could do it every week but you get lucky today.

Next week we have yet another fantastic sketch from Ebrubella. And isn't this a funny...I mean I just went to grab the image to insert into my post and the sketch is so similar to my card above. All that open space on Ebru's will be perfect for some new Uptown Girls though. Ooohie I hope you can play along with us. Send a photo of your creation to by Thursday night. If you're a regular on Split Coast Stampers (SCS) you can link your creation using BELLARIFFIC0512. You'll have until the following Thursday to play with us there. Yes, you gain an extra week if you play on SCS AND a chance to win $20 in Bella Bucks as well. Now join me over at the Stamping Bella Blog to see what other Valentine creations the sistahs made.

Have a great weekend.


Pauline said...

Cath, we are on the same wave length once gain. Wonderful colouring, and love the paper you used - soft pinksm so pretty! Have a great weekend.

Kerri said...

I so love your card I have this stamp and now I am going to color her..awesome job just love it!!!

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Dana White said...

OMG we are all on the same page!! Ramona is so sweet your shades of pink are perfect
Have a great weekend

Karen Motz said...

I adore this image!!!! I need to ink her up too!!! Love how you separated the sentiment a little!!

Ebru Vatansever said...

I love your take of this image as well Cath, gorgeous coloring as always darling !!

Leslie said...

Oh my, you Babes are on the same page with sweet little Ramona! I have to say I got a little excited when I saw the copic photo! :) I will be checking those colours with your image and inspecting closely to see if I can get ANYWHERE close to your colouring!! Sweet sweet little card Cath!