Friday, January 20, 2012

What's your fav?

Our challenge this week over at Blogabella was to use one of our fav Stamping Bella images. really? I have to pic a fav? So I decided to go with my current fav line which are the uptown girls and chose an image that hasn't seen ink yet...this is uptown girl CLAUDIA has a candy. Do you like how I just used a portion of the sentiment so it would fit in my tag? But don't look too close, because I did get just a smidge of overflow ink, however, not enough for me to trash it and try again.


As with all my uptown girls, she is on a large 5x7 card, stamped with memento ink on bella's BESTEST paper and coloured with copic markers. I added some shading with prismacolor pencils and gamsol and they really did come in handy on the candy. After I coloured it with markers, it was too pink to match my paper...No worries!....a bit of some deeper orange on there with pencil blended out with gamsol altered the colour perfectly.

What did ya think of the release and Emily's new artists? It was a great release with a little something to please everyone I thought. Now me, I am a little smitten with little matilda and romana, but LOVE tHE cool sophistication of the Jane Davenport line. Can't wait to get my hands on them and hopefully you can't wait to see them all coloured up soon.


Next week we are taking the pressure off and going back to a sketch. I really think we need a shout out to our fantastic Ebru for making these for us so go give her some love this week. Remember to upload your image to the Stamping Bella SCS forum using the keyword BELLARIFFIC0312. And to make our gallery the BEST on SCS, add the keyword StampingBella.

Now for a puppy update, Bessie had her CCL (equivalent to a human ACL) surgery yesterday and is resting comfortably at home. Her spirit is totally broken because she is an active ole' gal and I'm sure doesn't quite understand why she can't run and jump and play and bark at all the dog walkers in 'her' field nextdoor. On a good note, when I came home from work today she perked right up to see me and managed to eat something. Two weeks of restricted movement, then we can start trying to get her to use the leg again. I love my sassy little dog and can't wait till she has her old personality back. (i say that now, but I may regret that in a few weeks when I'm trying to get something done and she shoves a toy in my leg).

12 comments:

Pauline said...

Gorgeous! It doesn't surprise me that your fav line is the Uptown Girls. You have a way of colouring them that brings them to life! Love the colours and great idea for using just part of the sentiment! Hope Bessie feels like her old self again soon! One day at a time!

Ebru Vatansever said...

First of all I am sending out get well wishes to Bessie, hand in there Linda, before you know it Bessie will be back to normal. Now for your card, girlfriend you are one amazing bella babe, your card is simply gorgeous. I too went with the Uptown Girls as my current most favourite. Take care and have a wonderful weekend !!

Regan said...

stunning- seriously!!

Leslie said...

Just beautiful Linda! I love that you "saved" it with your pencils :) and love the grass - I always forget to do grass. Sweet! Hope your Bessie is feeling much better real soon.

paulatracy said...

I rate this a 'two thumbs' UP.

Lisa T said...

I love the new release. You're right - there is definitely something for everyone there. I love your card. Your coloring is amazing and I always enjoy visiting your blog. I hope those two weeks go by quickly for your poor pup. :( I am a foster "parent" for my local shelter and my foster had to get her leg amputated Wedn. :( (She got hit by a car and there was no way to save the leg. The owner couldn't pay to get it fixed so she reliquished her to the shelter.) She is making remarkable progress but you're right - there is something so sad when a dog doesn't have their usual spark. Here's to a quick recovery for both of our dogs!

Sandy said...

This is truly beautiful Linda - I love everything you do!!!!! Your coloring is amazing. As we are getting ready to go out of town, I am going to save this on my computer cause I want some of these images. Love your cards!
Sandy

Dana White said...

i really {heart} these Uptown girls & your card is absolutely stunning

Robin McK said...

Linda, your green is just divine. She looks stunning!

Margo said...

Insane colouring skills!! Awesome colour choices too!!
Hope your fur baby heals quickly!

dpkennedy said...

I just love these girls! Your coloring and touch of sparkle are perfectly lovely!

Aww, I hope Bessie is up to her perky self soon! Animals are resilient!

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous card w/perfect coloring, design and details! Sometimes I'll use a white pen to cover up small over stamping. Glad Bessie did well! Bless her heart! My doggie Elvis died last Saturday after almost 11 years. It's been a very hard week.

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