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Friday, November 4, 2011

Lulu's Snowman

Happy Friday! I can't believe that it is Friday already again.  With working full time again, the days are so jammed full of lots of work to do, the days just fly by.

I was happy to see that this weeks theme was 'snow on your card' because I'm still working on Christmas card orders, and this theme fits right in.  I'm using an image I bought last year called Lulu's Snowman.  I didn't have time to colour her up in time for Christmas last year.

Well you already know that I stamped her on Bella's bestest paper, but this time I coloured with Copics - I wanted to use the Mauve Copics #RV91,95,99.
So I rummaged through some pretty papers from Memory Box and found this piece.  It's not really Christmas paper, but it has some red and green in the background along with  the mauve - perfect.  So I coloured up Lulu usng the copics and then did some shading with some pencils.  I did colour the snowman's hat with pencils - I don't know why I did, but I just did.

For my snow I added some white liquid pearls to the snow flakes falling and some glitter on the ground.  Trim on the hat, and scarf were done with white flocking.

I know you probably think the flower just doesn't fit for a Christmas card, but I could not find any ribbon I liked, and secondly the ribbon just didn't look right. So I thought maybe a flower - hmmm pulled out some Prima flowers and this one I used was just the right mauve tones on the tips of the petals.  Then punched some leaves using MS leaf punches.  I added some glitter to the flower using a quickie glue pen.

I know there are some gorjuss cards being posted over on Bloggabella, so be sure to stop over there and leave a comment - then you have a chance to win some bella bucks.

Next week our theme will be HOLIDAY WISHES.  So dust off some of those Bella chrismtas images and get the coloured up!  Email Emily by thursday night your submission.

Also, us Bellababes  would like some feed back from you gals!  We would like some suggestions on challenges you would like us to do on fridays? Whether it be a layout, colour theme, a shape card, image theme etc, we would love to hear your thoughts, so please leave us a comment as to what you would like to see in the future. Thanks!

Have a great weekend, see you on Monday!


Dana White said...

The flower looks fantastic - love the soft mauve colours on your card. Have a great weekend

Gabriela said...

So how do I go about getting on your Christmas card list? Your card is super fantastic out of this world precious heartwarming and jaw dropping beautiful.

Violet Verhoog said...

I love it....including the flower. You are so good at matching the colour of the paper to the coloured image. I'm not! I usually sit and colour up a batch of images and then scrounge looking for paper to match. I should make it my New Years resolution to do the opposite!

Kerri said...

Love your card the mauve is beautiful...the flower is great..thks for sharing..always a pleasure

paula said...

Pauline the flower is perfect! I love the mauve color you picked too. It's funny, that i thought about pulling my copics out of the closet to see if I was struck by some different shades than my pencils come in. Mind you it hasn't happened yet, but it just might! It's also funny how we can have piles of ribbon and sometimes nothing seems to just go. hehe, have a great weekend! :)

Ebru Vatansever said...

Hey Pauline great minds think alike my friend. I have to say your olours are stunning !!! I love the mauves !!

Anonymous said...

stunning card!


Robin McK said...

Hey Pauline!
Great job with your Lulu - love the soft colours :-)

Anonymous said...

Adorable!!! Love the mauve and all your extras! :)

Leslie said...

Beautiful colours! So soft and lovely and that flower is divine!