Friday, August 6, 2010

Let the games begin!

The hunt for our new babe begins TODAY! Did you play along? Remember in order to be eligible to win the honoured place as the next Bellarific Babe you must
  • have a blog
  • be prepared to update it regularly
  • and participate in each of our challenges during the month of August using a Stamping Bella image

Now that the rulezzzz are out of the way, how 'bout a peek at my card for the Paper Piecing challenge. This is the Big Guy Grilling, a Mo Manning image available in rubber from Stamping Bella. I also used it's a girl thing, but replaced the girl with a guy cut out with one of my sizzix alphabet dies.

This card will be going to my brother...a bit of a belated b'day card since they were on a family European vacation last month and I figured that was a good excuse for me to be late with the card...his b'day was July 17th! And next weekend we have our annual family steak and lobster bbq where Paul will be taking COMPLETE charge of the grill. The timing is perfect I think!


Of course he was stamped on Bella's bestest paper, coloured with copic markers, and shaded with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. And just because I paper pieced his shirt, that doesn't mean it got off the hook for a bit of shading!!! Try it...it will give your paper pieced card an entirely new lift!

Don't forget to hop on over to Emily's blog later today because I'm fairly certain it will be OVERFLOWING with some FANTABULOUS cards!

And get that rubber and ink ready along with glitter and bling because that is our challenge next week....Razzle and Dazzle with Bling!!!!!!!

Finally, on a personal note, tomorrow I'll be heading to Novi with some local friends (including my new BLOGGING buddy Pauline!) and meeting up with Paulabella at the Heirloom Rubber stamp Festival! Last year you may recall I met the now infamous Kraftin' Kimmie...who knows who I may see this year....maybe Dave will be there!

18 comments:

sueincanada said...

Love this card. The paper piecing looks great. Have fun at the stamp show.

Robin McK said...

You are soooo right about adding shading onto the paper piecing - I wish I'd thought ot that!

Your card leaves me speechless Linda!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

WOWSA Linda! How OUT of this world FABULOUS! LOVE this image, your coloring (of course) and how you did the sentiment!

Marcie S. said...

Awesome!!! I can see this being a perfect image for lots of the guys in my family! Love it!

Mary Frances said...

AWESOME as always, Linda. You have given me great inspiration for a card for Ken. The shading does look great on the DP, I'm going to have to try that on mine. See you tomorrow! Hugs..

Cindy H. said...

Wow, fabulous "guy" card!! Love the shading on the dp. tfs

dolcreations said...

This is so amazing Linda! I love how you shaded the paper piecing...it just makes it! AWESOME just AWESOME!!!!

Regan said...

you are baaaaack with a vengance,,sweet..have fun!

CreaRenata said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Linda!

Hugs,
Renata

Meahni said...

Hi Linda, how you doing!? Glad to see you are slowing gettng back to making your masterpieces.

Tammy Hershberger said...

This card is fabulous, Linda! That paper is perfect for his shirt, and your coloring rocks as always!

Sparkle said...

Such a fabulous card!

Leenda said...

This image is so cute! You certainly brought him to life! If I touch the screen do you think some mojo might rub off???

Linda said...

Awesome card...that is such a great image. I'm sure your bro will love it. My name is also Linda and I have a brother Paul too....you don't happen to have another brother Dave and a sister Sue too do you??? LOL

Karen Motz said...

This is amazing Linda! You haven't lost your touch at all even with all the time off for your wrist!!

Jeanie said...

Love it, love it, love it!! Man this is just gorgeous Linda!! Love the colors you used too. Perfect guy card!! Uncle, Uncle!! You win!! Chicken

dpkennedy said...

Love it! Shading on the piecing is fabulous!

Candy said...

You often mention you color with copics and then shade with pencils. Do you still use gamsol/oms for the pencils with this method? I would "assume" so....so it does not hurt the copic coloring?

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