Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Friday, October 21, 2011

A new car

Hey, here we are again, for another bellariffic friday challenge.  Where did this week go? So glad it's the weekend and hope the weather co-operates.  It's been raining the last couple of days, it would be nice to see the sun.

The inspiration for my card today, came to me from my daughter Karen.  She bought herself  her first car.  It's a 2012 Honda Civic. Remember the day when you got your first car? She is so excited. So in honor of that  I wanted to give her a card to congratulate her, and remembered I have Cruisabella! A perfect image for such an occasion.

Now her car is not red, it is a brown/taupe - very nice colour.  But I thought it would be too much brown, so I coloured it red!

I stamped it on bella's bestest paper and coloured using prismacolour pencils and blended with gamsol. Paper I used was from MME - Gertie  Papers. The 'congrats' is taken from this stamp.

Finished off with some glossy accents on the headlights.

We also have a couple of new babes - I like to welcome back Shannon Teubner, 
she was one of the original Babes, and we also have Regan Vanbiesbrouck joining us.  Give a big welcome to these two talented ladies! woohoo!!

Our next weeks challenge is 'bring on the stripes'! Another easy challenge ladies!  Just email Emily your card before thursday night for a chance to win some bella bucks!

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend.



Ebru Vatansever said...

First of all Congrats on Karen's new wheels, I do remember when I got my first car so she must be on cloud nine. Your card is simply lovely Pauline the colors and the choice of paper are perfect with the image !! Have a lovely weekend !!

Dana White said...

Congrats to your daughter for buying her 1st car & a nice one - mine was a 1979 Chev malibu (which I bought in 1989!!)
Your card is stunning - great job withe the sketch and your shading is fabulous

paulabella said...

Congrats to car smell is the BEST! I love that you show me how all these fancy nesties can be used, because the scare me off. I think I will never use it...and this shape looks AWESOME. Love your card Pauline!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

This is so beautiful! WOW! Congrats to your daughter! What a milestone!

Leslie said...

Oooh congrats to your daughter and her new car! How exciting and what a perfect card for her! Pretty paper and great shading Pauline!

Steph said...

Oh wow! I love this card, Pauline!!! Beautiful papers and your colouring is just perfect! x

Crafty Cath said...

Isn't it great to have an image for every event? I mean this is just about perfect for your daughter and if she's like mine, she loves to get fun mail. Cruisabella looks spanky in her shiny red car as I'm sure your daughter does too. Your shading rocks sistah!

Anonymous said...

wow- that is awesome!!


LindaH said...

YAY Karen!!!!! Congrats on the new wheels...and I can tell your mom put a lot of heart into this because it is coloured beautifully!