Friday, June 8, 2012

Big Guy Grilling

Hey folks! Have you checked out the latest Stamping Bella release yet? No, well head on over to the Bella Blog to see them all decked out and shining for you. I mean we've got two new artists, more Mo's and Uptown Girls and Em has even come out with her own new set. Girls, they are all so fantastic! I'll be dying until they make it across the border! Ok now let's move on to the real reason you have stopped's Bellariffic Friday. This week we were challenged to make a masculine card. I pulled three images onto my desk (all from Mo) and my mojo was caught on...Big Guy Grilling! I love this image. I've colored it before so this time I decided to add some paper piecing to the mix.

You've probably guessed that I started with Bella's Bestest paper and Memento Tuxedo black ink. Coloring was done with copics and shading was added with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol. But for the shirt, I picked a rather large and wild Basic Grey print from the Wisteria 6x6 pack that reminded me of a vacation shirt. Then I added some design papers that I propably would not have otherwise put together...Basic Grey June Bug and My Mind's Eye Madison Ave 12x12. Cardstock is Bazzil, the border is by Martha Stewart, metal brads adorn the lower corner and machine stitching finishes this off.

Next week our challenge is a sketch...pick your favorite sketch we've used so far and color up any Stamping Bella image. Can't wait to see what you come up with. And I really mean that too...I love to head to the Bella Blog to see what images you've colored and how you've interpreted the sketches. So join us and maybe you'll be the random winner of some Bella Bucks and wouldn't that be great right now so you can buy some images from the newest release.

Hope you enjoy your weekend!



Pauline said...

A perfect masculine card - your rocked this one Cath. This image is my kind of 'go to' image when I need a guy card- Love how you put this all together from the paper piecing, colour and layout- Fabulous!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

You've GOT to teach me how to do that paper piecing. I just LOVE his shirt! Chillin' and grillin' in his hawaiian shirt. :)

Regan said...

awesome man card!!

Mary J said...

Brilliant paper piecing Cath! And I lvoe your colouring in this - a fab card!

Dana White said...

LOVE his hawaiian print paper pieced shirt (you know ho wI feel about paper piecing!!) What a great guy summer card!!

Linda Carson said...

Love this card! love it, love it!