So why My Girl? Well, Bessie of course...that four-legged fur baby I lovingly refer to as 'my girl'. She needed a host family to take care of her while Mark and I were in Toronto this past weekend. For this trip she got to stay with friends who lost their little schnauzer last summer. Bessie can be a bit of a handful, typical terrier traits...mouthy, bossy, demanding...so I try not to burden her on people who aren't used to that terrier temperment. It is kinda like when my twins were babies...I would never leave them alone with less than 2 adults because I honestly thought the only person who could handle two babies was their mother, or someone else who had experience with 'multiples'. Weird...I know! But I got past it when they turned 18! LOL!
Anyhooooo...I thought a thank you card was in order for Bessie's host family and I obviously chose Walkabella...look at that puppy...how could I have picked anything else! That could be me and my girl, except that Bessie WOULD NOT be wearing a bow in her hair and I WOULD NOT be carrying a hand bag (my iPhone maybe, with Dave hooked up to my ears). And look at those shoes....cute, but NOT what I would walk the dog in! LOL! This bella is clearly just out to show off her curvy figure and freshly groomed dog! She was stamped on Bella's bestest paper and coloured with copic markers. the blue shading and grass, as well as some subtle shading on the left side of her dress, were done with prisma color pencils and gamsol. But remember...only take those pencils to your image AFTER you are completely done with the markers! And EMBRACE those pencils! Remember, you are making a card, you are not in a copic colouring contest so IT IS NOT cheating to add subtle detail with pencils! It can only enhance your work and make people go WOW....how'd she do that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Despite the crappy weather, classes at Bella central were a HIT (for me anyhow)...met some new people, and even one who's blog I have followed for quite some time. There were regulars, and newbies and some I have met before, but have never taken my class. And I MUST send some special cyber hugs to Dianne....I missed you girl! Get well soon! So fun to meet fellow bloggers in person! I love being at Bellaland and it always makes me sad when I have to come home.
Finally...don't forget! POLKA DOTS!!!!!!!!!!! That is our theme for this week's Bellarific Challenge. Use them anywhere! Let your creativity flow! I don't have my card done yet, it will be on tomorrow night's agenda...tonight, I must prep for my very first Copic 101 class at Pickle! SOOO EXCITED!