Red breasted Nuthatch

Red breasted Nuthatch
Red breasted Nuthatch

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Vespa girl

I just finished my card for this weeks post, so rather than wait until tomorrow I've decided to post her tonight.  A friend at work (Lucy) asked me for a birthday card for a good friend of hers who enjoys riding her motorcycle.  Hmmmm... wasn't sure if I had anything that would suit this, but then remembered I had Vienna and her Vespa, how can you go wrong with an Uptown girl right?

She was stamped on bella's bestest paper using black memento, then I coloured using both copics and pencils.  I really did not like the way the ground area turned out, I almost tossed it, but I knew I had to finish this card tonight, so just carried on.  Once I finished putting it all together I don't really even notice the ground area.

Paper is from MME - Nostalgia - don't you just love MME paper's?.  I also used some light aqua and soft peach bazzill paper for my layers

She looked kind of bare in the corners so I used one of my new Memory Box Mariette Buckle, instead of using it as a ribbon slider, I punched a couple of circles using the co-ordinating papers and then finished off with a pearl in the middle. I also used a SU border punch for the open scallops on the aqua piece.

What's an Uptown girl without glitter - so added some glitter to her stripes on her dress as well as the bottom frill on her skirt.  For the light on her Vespa I added some glossy accents.

Just a reminder for our challenge this friday - Christmas in July.  It's a good way to kick start your holiday cards.  Just email Emily your cad by thursday night for your card to show up on bloggabella and also a chance to win some bella bucks.

Thanks for stopping by, see you on Friday.


Carla Murphy said...

She's great! It must be Vespa Day... because I did Vienna on a Vespa too!! LOL Beautiful job on the colouring Pauline and I love the Memory Box Mariette Buckle. And darn it - I forgot to add the glossy accents to the light on mine! Arrghh! Oh well, I'll do that now.

Danni said...

What a sweet card! Love it!

Gabriela said...

Fabulous card, Pauline. I adore the glittered stripes on her sweater. Just lovely.

Dana White said...

You can never go wrong with an Uptown Girl! She is stunning

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, love the pretty colours and fab image.

Kerri said...

Love the card...colors are great and the image is awesome...

Anonymous said...

I love the card and really hated to part with it. It was a big hit with my friend as well.

Tracy said...

I think I'm going to get hooked on these uptown Girls. I just bought a couple of them and can't wait to ink them up. Your card is gorgeous. Beautiful colors and coloring and I just got that paper pad, so yes I love the DP too. Just wanted to pop in and thank you for the comment you left on my blog. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

The card is great. I think the ground turned out just perfect.