Okay...on to business....Bellarific Friday business that is and this week we had an awesome sketch by one of our newest Babes Cathabella! I deviated just a bit from the sketch because the image I chose fit into a square rather than an elongated rectangle, but I call that artistic freedom. Really, a sketch is just a jumping point to inspire you, it is not a criminal offense if you don't follow it to every dimension. So just remember that for next time!
I now give to you Joyful Village by Stamping Bella, another image I bought last year but never got around to inking it. In an effort to not repeat my images TOOOO many times, I thought the timing was right to get this one coloured and I had bright and cheery in mind so coloured those little houses in shades of pink and red with the following copic markers
B0000, 000, 52, YG01, 03, 17, 97
R22, 24, 37, 85, RV02, 11, 19. 32. 34. 69
N0, 2, T3, 5, E42, 44, W7
As always, I shaded around the image with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol, but no pencils were used on the houses. And of course I had to bling it up by applying some pearl pen to the snow on the rooftops and the ground which I dumped with glitter while still wet, then some glitter around the smoke stacks and glossy accents on the windows. To balance it off, I stamped Merry Christmas in the upper left corner. Gotta have balance! Do you know that Stamping Bella has a boat load of tiny super affordable sentiments perfect for fitting into small spaces like this....check them out here.
All pretty and blingy ready to be sent to someone special this Christmas. Our challenge next week was the brainstorm of Kim Teasdale and is one of MY FAV THINGS TO DO! That is an ALL WHITE card except for the image that has colour. Now, remember, this is just INSPIRATION, so don't go all nuts thinking you have to strictly adhere to the idea. It is a JUMPING point....so think white, maybe a paper that is shades of white, or just use all white cardstock, or maybe you NEED to border your image with a standout colour. THAT IS ALL OKAY! just get inspired because that is what Bellarific Friday is all about!
See ya soon!