Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy Circle Friday!

Yup today is the day we all reveal the results of that controversial circle card...so, do ya love 'em, or hate 'em? I kinda love 'em! Actually I like all cards done up in anything but squares and rectangles and makes me ALMOST want to get me a grand calibur so I can get me some of those MEGA huge dies and make intricate shaped cards.

But dreaming aside, I still have circle cards to make me happy. This is Stamping Bella's Petunia Pixie and I'll give you a tip right now....avoid the temptation of colouring the outermost branches in a darker colour...your nest will look much better if you keep those branches light, and darken the deeper portions behind them.


My nest got a little darker than I intended, but a little bird told me that Paulabella coloured up the same image so you just may wanna go check out her nest! I'm pretty sure it is BRILLIANT!

As always, I used bella's BESTEST paper and although I didn't make not of all the markers I used, I do recall they were in the E40 thru 44 series for the nest and likely E30 thru 35 for the hair, and my usual E0000, 000, 00, 11, R20 for the face.

Paper is memory box, I LOVE their petite patterns, and I used my creative memories circle cutters to cut 5 1/2 inch circles for base of the card. All other circles were cut with spellbinders.

Next week our challenge is a sketch. YAY! And a wonderful sketch it is by our resident video babe Ebru. LOVE this sketch!!!!

Hope you find time to play along. Just pick a bella image, the sketch is at your fingertips and email your post to Emily by next Thursday.

I'll be back tomorrow. Linda.

9 comments:

Pauline said...

Linda,love this card. She is so adorable.
Beautiful coloring, shading, papers, layout (gotta love Paula's challenge eh), and that flower soft - very pretty.

sueincanada said...

Very pretty card. Great coloring as always, and I love the paper and the use of flower soft.

Ebru- aka- April said...

I love the flower soft detail as well Linda. You and Paula blow be away with your coloring. Both of you have your own beautiful and unique coloring techniques. I am loving all the circles this week !!!
Have a great weekend.

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Oh good HEAVENS this is cute. ;-)

Fantastic colouring of course, and super sweet details.

Kerri said...

very nicely done...love it..never even thought to use my creative memories to make the base..image is adorable...thks for sharing

The Spotted Chick said...

Oh Linda, I LOVE this! The nest looks SO REAL! I don't think it's too dark at all. You coloring is just unbelievable!! Love this!
Chicken

Dana White said...

You know I HATE them - but your card is stinking cute - I didn't order her but now of course I need to get her

Have a great weekend1

Wendy said...

I am going to go with 'dislike' more, I love others round cards but not my own....
OMG, I love this image, too freakin' cute!

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

loving it!!! The nest is fabulous. :)

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