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 pencils...well...it'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!