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Friday, September 10, 2010

Back to School

Autumn days, don't you just love them?  We've been having much cooler weather this last week and looks like the next week the same.  I love this weather, windows open, that nice crispness in the air when you wake up in the morning as you are huddled down in bed where it is nice and warm.
This week the kids headed back to school hence this weeks Bellariffic challenge.

So I decided to color up
Spencer the Bookworm from the Green Bean Baby line. I did all the usual - stamp image on Bella's Bestest Paper with black memento ink and colored with pencils and gamsol,  although I did color the skintones with Copics.  I like the color of the skin I can achieve by using the Copics. After cutting out the image with my nesties,  I left the die on and used some Versamagic Wheat ink and sponged inside the die to give some shading. 

Now I love how  Spencer turned out as far as the coloring goes, but overall not really happy on the card itself.  I don't know what it is, the paper, the brown border loops, I just don't know, but just didn't turn out the way I thought it would.  Ever have that happen to you? Frustrating isn't it?  I spent almost 2 hours playing with a layout, finally this is what I ended up sticking with. 

The papers are from my 6x6 pk The Boyfriend by Cosmo Cricket.  I used a new border punch I got - its from Martha Stewart called Ribbon Loop. Kind of cool eh?
I dotted his eyes with a black sakura glaze pen, just to make them stand out a bit more.  Added a piece of twill tape and a button.

Don't forget to stop over at Bloggabella to see what the other Babes have  done as well as all the entries. Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win some Bella bucks!!

Have a great weekend everyone!


Anonymous said...

I think maybe you're being a little hard on yourself Pauline! Lol! I love your card and I'm really lovin' that M.S. punch! Have a great weekend! :) Tracy

paulatracy said...

LOL, great minds think alike!! Spencer and twill! haha, I was laughing when I just saw we did the same image. I struggled like you too. I think it's the boy aspect of it. You just need to keep it plain, but not too plain, and then I played and played. I could have pulled my hair out. He looks amazing Pauline!

Linda Carson said...

I wrestled w/a card yesterday. I had to walk away & finished it today. Your card looks fabulous! I wouldn't change a thing!