Friday, September 14, 2012

Boo to You!

Hello folks. It's starting to get closer to my favorite time of year ... fall! And with fall comes Halloween. I love to decorate for Halloween. I love all the little kidlets getting dressed up too! So for this week's Bellariffic Friday challenge, I decided to pull out Cristy Croll's image Everyday Princess released in rubber through Stamping Bella. She is the perfect girly Halloween image and I love to deck her out.

For starters, I stamped her onto Bella's Bestest paper and colored her with copics. I added surround shading which is coming out pretty light in this photo - sorry - using prismacolor pencil PC1012 Jasmine blended with gamsol along with French Grey 50% and 90% for the ground. I then combined various papers from a pack I bought at the end of last year by My Mind's Eye called Mischievous. I loved this because it had rusty oranges and teal blues. I little different color palate for the holiday. The image was cut using another new Sizzix die I picked up called Tags Rounded. Machine stitching holds it all together.

Our challenge was to use ribbon and/or buttons, and I've used both. The orange pattern that separates the wordy paper on top and the teal polka dots on the bottom is actually stick-on ribbon by Martha Stewart. It was a pack of fall colors I picked up at a yard sale. Score! The top border was cut using a Nestie scallop edge and then topped with a sheer black ribbon bow. I topped that with a bat button from Little Yellow Bicycle company and tied it with twine from Queen & Co.

The image was adorned with Charcoal glitter applied with a Quickie Glue pen and some Sakura black Glaze Pen for her shoes. The sentiment is also from Bella and I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo black ink.

Next week we are back with another sketch challenge. We hope you can play along with us. There are Bella Bucks for one random contributor and one random commentor so head on over to the Bella blog and share what you think. Ya just never know when those Bella Bucks will come in handy.

Enjoy your weekend. I'm participating in a walk/race for a local charity and then look forward to pulling all my fall decorations out. Woo Hoo!

Thanks for stopping by,


Carla Murphy said...

Yikes! Cath is stunning! Love how you've coloured her, especially the dress. (Fall is my favorite time of year too!!)

Mary J said...

I love this, Cath! Gorgeous colouring, fab layout, lovely ribbon!

Pauline said...

Love this Cath! Your colouring is amazing, love the layout, papers and all your extra details. That sizzix die is pretty cool as well. I love fall too, and looks like a very nice comfortable weekend here. have a good one!

Leslie said...

Oooh I LOVE Halloween too!! This is SUPER - love her hair and the gray and orange colours. And seriously?! Your sewing around that fab rounded tab die is perfection - how do you do that?! The black bow is gorgeous and what a cute little bat button!

Anonymous said...

Everytime I see your colouring, I truly gasp! You rock GF!