Sunday, April 11, 2010

Can you FEEEEL my joy!

Why? Because my two of my most fav women in this industry have decided to collaborate and join forces and rock the rubbah world!

Who you ask? Well that would be Mo and Emily! I tell ya, I just wanna scream from the rooftops! If you follow my blog, you probably know that when I am not colouring bella goodness, I am squeezing time out of my bizzy days to find time for a Mo.


When Emily sent me this image I just about fainted! You KNOW I have LOTS of young men in my family...(some young in age...and some like my boys, who just never grow up! LOL!...i've got a story about that but I'll save it for another day). Yup, this is a Mo, in RUBBAH and will be available at Stamping Bella before you can count 10 sleeps! Okay, don't hold me to that for online purchases, but I do know they will be available at Scrapfest in Kitchener this coming weekend! This little guy is called Bye Bye Boy and comes with a sentiment, Oh the places you'll go, which is a quote from Dr. Suess...one of my most cherished childhood authors!

Don't get me wrong, I'm not AT ALL against digi...but rubbah does have the smell and tactile qualities that are lacking in digi! And let's face it, not everyone is comfortable on a computer resizing images, or don't have a printer that is copic or gamsol/OMS friendly, or like me, just like to have and to hold that rubbah! For anyone who falls into one of those categories, this is your chance!

As always the image was coloured on Bella's Bestest paper and coloured with copic markers. Sorry folks...but there were A LOT of markers used and when I looked at the pile it was too overwhelming to list. I will say his sandy blonde hair was done with E41, 42, 43 and 44 and denim was done with B41, 32, 52, 95 and 97. These are my fav color combo's for sandy blonde hair and washed denim. I also did use a colorless blender on the jeans to further wash out the highlights.

All the blue shading around the image and grounding was done with prisma color pencils and gamsol/OMS. I had a question recently on how I do my shading wondering if I draw a heavy line and 'pull' it out, or shade gradually and then blend.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words I thought I show you. This is a pic of how I color my shading before I blend it out with a stump and OMS. I usually work my pencil in small circles starting close to the image and then slowly working my way out. As I work my way out, I lighten up on the pressure so the color is pretty concentrated close to the image, then lightens up as I work my way out. Click on the image for a larger picture and you can see my little circles' of color. I find if I do it this way, I can easily blend it out with my stump, then go back in and add some darker shading close to the image if I think it needs it, either with the same color, or maybe one shade darker. I used Prismacolor Carribean Sea in this image, and that was the only color I used.

WHEW! All this excitement has me totally drained! I've got a couple more cards to put together for this week and you MUST....I say MUST be sure to stop by all the other Bellarific Babe blogs this week 'cause I'm pretty darn sure you will may see some more sneak peeks!

Catch ya later!

19 comments:

Karen Motz said...

OMG!!! This is SO adorable!!! LOVE the image of the sweet boy heading off on his tricycle, and it'll be a perfect image for the boys in my life too!!!

stamping bella said...

ok well since the CAT IS OUTTA DA BAG.. LOL.. this image comes with a dr. seuss sentiment "OH THE PLACES YOU'LL GO"..
Linda as usual PHENOM! you make all images come to LIFE! fabby dabby DEELISH sistah!

leenda said...

This is fabulous news! There's nothing like the smell of new rubber! You're card is delightful! Thanks for the shading tip.

Becky said...

I am a rubber gal too..But I do love Mo's images and own a few of hers also. This card and image is just fabulous, thanks for the tutorial on the shading, and you are right-a picture is worth a thousand words..

sueincanada said...

Your card is fabulous. I also love Mo's images, and Stamping Bella and Mo are a wonderful combination.

Michellena317 said...

Thank you so much for sharing this information...I have been looking for more info about how people shade with their pencils...your work is amazing!

dolcreations said...

Oh Linda...you make your images come to life! BEAUTIFULLY coloured that is for sure! I can hardly wait to get my hands on all these goodies!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!! LOVE this Linda! THis stamp is a MUST have for sure!! Can't wait!!!

Cindy H. said...

Awesome card!!! I love Mo's awesome images but I'm clueless when it comes to doing digi images so I don't own any. I can't wait to see the new Mo rubber images. I wish all her images were available in rubber :) I'll be counting the days!

Dana White said...

I was so excited to hear about Em & Mo & now to see one of the images HOLY SMOKES!! Love your card and this is such a perfect guy card stamp!

Crafty Cath said...

OMG - this is adorable. So glad to see that Bella and Mo have teamed up. Like you, I love the way the images call to be colored and dance with life. Thanks too for sharing the shading technique you use. I have wondered why yours always look different than mine - I always feel like mine are just blobs. Can't wait to give this a try.

Candy said...

I have two grandsons and have been watching your posts because you do "boys". I love the girl stuff...and have granddaughters but have a hard time finding something suitable for the boys.

Kandi said...

This is just an adorable image and you've done an awesome job of coloring him up! Love that paper too, it's perfect with this little guy! All the Mo's images I've seen colored by you, I've loved and this is no exception. :)

Betty said...

AWESOME! Thanks so much for clarifying and showing how you do the shading with the pencils. The coloring on this is amazing.

BananaStamper said...

OMG, this is such a fantastic card! Your coloring rocks!
Shanna :)

Jennifer said...

This is just the cutest image! Love your card and the coloring is Amazing!!

Donna Marie said...

I love this card. Beautiful colouring.

Jeanie said...

Acccck!! Ok, gotta have ALL the Mo's images!! Just perfect Linda!

dpkennedy said...

Your coloring rocks! Thanks for the shading tip-I love how you add that color! This image is just too stinkin' cute!

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