Nope...it's a Mo! Our Bellarific challenge this week was to use flowers...use them in our image, on our paper, as an embellishment...anywhere!
I had vintage on the brain and wanted to go with my gut instead of trying to go with the weather and do something bright and springy. Could be 'cause I'm really not in a bright springy mood this past week. When I got home from work today, hubby took one look at my drained and tired self and asked if there was enough wine in the house! Not to worry...this time next week I will be in Vegas with hubby and two of our very best friends letting loose, relaxing, having fun, dressing up, clubbing, eating, zip lining (YES..i am going zip lining!) and who knows what else!
To go with my vintage feeling I chose to match up Stamping Bella's Mo image of Ruby with some Basic Grey Kioshi paper and some simple neutral Hero Arts flowers. Ruby was stamped on Bella's bestest paper and coloured simply with copic markers (meaning I did not add a lot of shading with the markers) and just about all of the shading was done with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. If you look close, using the pencils over the gamsol is how I achieved the translucent layer of colors in her dress and hat! To finish it up I carefully added some very teeny tiny dots of liquid applique to the pearls on her necklace. I wish I had not mailed off Lulu's fuschias to my mom for mother's day because I would have sent her this card instead. This was SOOOOOO me as a child. My cousin and I would spend the weekend at our grandmothers house and play dress up for two solid days in my mom's wedding dress and old bridesmaids gowns. What fun we had and what good memories Ruby brought back as I coloured her!
Ready for next weeks challenge? It is a color scheme and oh what fantastic colors they are....Chocolate, Light Pink and Celery Green! Are you swooning? I am 'cause I LOVE these colors! And hey, if you are sketch challenge like me, why don't you find a sketch from some of the awesome sketch challenge blogs out there, color up a bella image with these colors and submit to both challenges! What a concept! I might try it!