Friday, January 25, 2013


Here we are again at the end of another week.  But that means it's Bellariffic Friday again too!  Woo Hoo.  So this week we were challenged with a sketch.  I might have embellished it a little - and hopefully you'll like that I did.  I've colored up a fun Christy Croll image - bffABUGGS.  Believe it or not I even colored this one with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol.  Fellow Bella Babe Elaine colored up some images this week with her pencils and we all know how much she loves her markers so I decided to dig out my pencils again too!  I'm so happy I did.  I had fun with this card.  Thanks for the inspiration Elaine!

I flipped the sketch sideways and added a nice heart border to bring home the Valentine's wishes this card brings.  I pulled the sentiment from Uptown Girl Lucille.  Embellished it with a seam binding ribbon and machine stitching. 

Next week our challenge is "You are so Sweet"  and you can take that however you'd like.  I know that I'll probably use one of the Stamping Bella's fabulous images with sweets like cookies or cakes.  Can't wait to see your creations.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Stamping Bella's bffABUGGS and sentiment from Uptown Girl Lucille
Color Medium:  Copics for faces and Prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol for the rest
Paper:  Bella's Bestest for image, Neena Classic Crest Solar white for card base, Bazzil colored cardstock
Design Paper:  My Mind's Eye Love Me 6x6 pack
Extras:  Nestie Petite Ovals small and Petite Scalloped Ovals large, Martha Stewart Valentine Lace border punch, red seam binding ribbon, glitter applied with Quickie Glue pen, machine stitching, VersaMark Wheat chalk ink for border shading
Finished card size:  6 1/4 x 5


Pauline said...

Cath, loved that you flipped the sketch to make it work with your image. Beautiful colouring with those pencils! Nice finishing touches with all the added details. Have a great weekend!

Mary J said...

Too sweet, Cath! Just love the papers and how you used the sketch!

Karen Motz said...

This is gorgeous Cath!! Love all the sparkle!!

Leslie said...

So pretty Cath! Love that heart border and really?! You did that with pencils and OMS? You blow me away with your colouring!!

Anonymous said...

Cath, I just love this. The pencils give the image a nice soft feel. And, the glitter - well, it just makes it pop! As always, great job.

Steph said...

Adorable, Cath! Sweet image and stunning colouring, I love it! So sorry to hear about your health news. Stay strong and my thoughts are with you xxx

Dana White said...

Wow pencils you haven't used those in awhile - but you haven't Los tour touch with them. Gorgeous!