Friday, March 16, 2012

Theme Green

Happy Bellariffic Friday folks! We're here this week with a color theme in honor of St. Patrick's Day...so it can only be green! I have a stamp that always makes me think of a young Irish girl, it's Izzie has a Brelly a Christy Croll image designed for Stamping Bella. I lovvvve Izzie! With her little plaid coat and patent leather black shoes and curly red hair (hey, she's Irish so I had to make it red)!

I stamped Izzie onto Bella's Bestest paper using Memento Tuxedo black ink. I then set out to color her with copics. You might have guessed that I added shading using prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol for the ground, surround and on her outfit and umbrella for depth. I decided to extend the umbrella outside the Spellbinder square die again since the technique is a piece of cake. I also thought it would look neat to place Izzie off center and add a sentiment. With the Stamp-a-ma-jig it was easy to align it.

Design paper is from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two "Rosy" collection. I accented with brown since I love how it looks with green. Finished card is 6 3/8 x 5. Accessories include Spellbinder Lacey Squares and MFT Scallop dies, Black Glaze pen on her shoes and pocket buttons, machine stitching, and a satin bow.

If you haven't linked your card up to SCS yet, you still have time. Use Keyword BELLARIFFIC1012. Next week we have another great sketch from Ebrubella. That girl sure can make cardmaking easier. I'm loving having 1/3 of the decisions done. All you have to decide is what Bella image to color and your papers. The fun parts... We'd love to see a photo of your creation so send a copy of your card to Emily@stampingbella.com by Thursday night. She'll include it in the Friday lineup. If you have a SCS gallery, use keyword BELLARIFFIC1112. If you haven't figured it out yet...sketches always get linked using the odd numbers and since we're in 2012, they always end in 12. Easy huh!

Oh and you might want to head to the Bella blog not only to see what the rest of the sistahs have to share but to see some sneaky peaks of the next Bella release. You'll love 'em. Just sayin'.

Enjoy your St. Patrick's Day tomorrow. And don't forget your green!

Cath

9 comments:

Pauline said...

Cath, another adorable image. Love the Izzie's. Fantastic job with all your greens, love the scallops!

Leslie said...

Oh Cath - she is gorgeous! I love the umbrella out of the image! The first thing I thought of was it looks like Mary Poppins floating down:) Your layout is beautiful - love the 3 layers of scallop border and that gorgeous bow (and it goes without saying...your colouring too!)

Ebru Vatansever said...

Wowzers my dear friend, this is such a cute card. Your image is coloured to perfection and the layers of the scallops are gorgeous !!

Dana White said...

Oh my friend this is AMAZING!! LOVE all the layers you have on here - the scallop borders - the ribbon and then the colouring and shading WOWZERS! And the umbrella outside the panel is perfect
Have a great weekend

Mary J said...

Taht is gorgeous Cath - I gotta use that sketch!

Kerri said...

love this card..love your blog and this is why I wanted to give you this award..Liebster Blog Award..now this is my first time doing this so you have to go to my blog and copy and paste the pic...

Elaine said...

Fab card Cath I love the lacey effect with the paper and that bow is super,great little image and I love that you display the sketch well done Hugs Elaine

Tanya said...

Oh she is so stunning! Your coloring always amazes me!!! Love the papers, they are so pretty.

paulatracy said...

ohhh baby!! I am so happy to be on vacation and the MAC fired up to check out my favorite BABES. This girl with all the greens and scallops...it's YUMMY! That bow, it's perfect! Coloring...well, that's perfect!