Friday, February 20, 2009

Can you say....OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm a FREAKIN' Bellarific Babe!

Okay...I gotta say...I was a little nervous at first! I'm thinking...OMG, can I do a weekly challenge? If you know me, you know I can spend hours on a card and need some help with personal time management. So I called one of my BFF's Paula and asked her for some tips. This is what she said..."when i get home from work, i say...Jim, Jordan, you are cooking supper"...LOL! she cracks me up! So I tried it on Mark...and he said SURE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now THAT has me nervous! Oh well, I need to lose a few pounds anyhow. With that outta the way, I'm here, where I wanna be...a Bellarific Babe in the company of some of the BEST talent out there!

Enough babble, here is my card for my very first Bellarific challenge. This is the inspiration that Em had us work with and here is my card using Daisy Bittybloom. I obviously jumped right on the colours and did her up with my Lyra pencils and gamsol, but there are also a couple other subtle inspirations...1) the Bella Dots represent the 4 poster bed (which to my surprise the hubs picked up on right away!), and 2) SIMPLE, there is no fru fru in the picture and I carried that thru to my card by keeping it very simple. There is no glitter (shocking) but I did add some glossy accents to the center of her flower hat!

And if you are wondering, because I had a question on this from a reader,...when I plan on using pencils/gamsol I always stamp my image in Versafine. If I'm gonna use copics, I use Brilliance, or Memento. If you are wondering what makes me decide whether to use copics or's usually the image, or the final look I am after. If i want to blend more than one colour, as I did with Daisy, I will lean toward pencils...if I want a nice bold vibrant image, I lean toward copics. Or, if the image has a large amount of space to colour, I will use pencils (it's easier!), smaller areas to colour I will use Copics. However, lately I been experimenting with colouring my main image with copics, and adding shading or backgrounds with pencils. I'm really liking those results!

I hope you love her because I do! Now go visit Emily's blog to see the rest of the Bellarific Babes!


Bonnie (eggette) said...

Well Congrats!! I always knew you were a babe!! haha!

Tammi said...

WOOHOO, Congrats!! I know exactly how you feel! :) You'll be always! Your card is soooo sweet!

Louise said...


Your card is beautiful!

Julia said...

Ohhhhhhhh....! I'm so happy for you! You always do the best bella cards (You and Paula) This must be so exciting for you! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Linda.
Your card is just great as always.


Meahni said...

Hi Linda

I have to admit that I am selfish, I am happy for me that you are a bella sistah! This means we'll see more of your amazing stuff, hopefully more often :-) Congrats!

Terri said...

Darling card and beautiful coloring, as always. So glad to hear you have taken the "challenge" may just get hooked!

Just wanted to add that I also use my Versafine every chance I get (I don't think any other ink makes a more clear image and don't you wonder how on earth they stay so "juicy"?) I just wish it worked better with Copics (of course it will work if you wait days for it to dry, lol)

Just my two cents! Have fun with the challenges!

Beverly A said...

Congratulations on becoming a Bella Babe! I love your artwork. This card is wonderful! I too combine pencils and markers and also pencils with watercoloring. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us.

Cindy H. said...

A big congrats!!! A well deserved honor! This card is so adorable and I love your coloring, as always.

dpkennedy said...

This is my first time here and can I say WOW?!! Your coloring on this image is amazing! Such an adorable card! Congrats too-you will be an amazing babe!

dlove2scrap said...

Yes, I can say OMG!!!! LOL This is such a sweet and adorable card. I absolutely love the color combination.


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