Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Friday, November 16, 2012

Sketch #23 and some news

Hi everyone, sorry I haven't been around this week, just too much on my plate these days, busy time of year approaching.

Some exciting news first:  We have a new BABE joining the team on Dec 1.  Let me introduce to you Kim O'Connell.   Kim is so excited that she decided to have some blog candy giveaway.  You can read all about it here.

As you know it is Bellariffic friday, which means another challenge, and this week we had a sketch to follow.  We are at sketch #23- can you believe we only have 2 more sketches to go till the end of the year? This year has flown  by hasn't it? Here is the sketch:

For my image today I'm using one of the new Ramona's - this one is called
Ramona LOVES to glide. I must say these new stamps are awesome to work with - already mounted (cling)  and they stamp wonderfully, and such a pretty colour - robin egg blue.

Is she not adorable in her pretty mauve/purple coat?  As always I stamped her on bella's bestest paper and then coloured her using copics. The colours for her coat are BV0000, BV000, and BV01 and V01 for her mitts, scarf and sections of her leggings. I cut her out using an oval s/b die, left the die in place and sponged some blue around her, not sure what colour blue because I just used what was on the sponge dauber already.

Designer paper is Memory Box. I embossed a piece of purple c/s using a cuttlebug embossing folder-(the piece directly under Ramona on the right side). To make the white border I started with a 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 white c/s and used the SU corner and border punches. I always try this on scrap copy paper first (cheaper than c/s) because sometimes you might have to make it a tad but smaller for the punches to line up as you punching around the page.  Once I get it down correctly, then I use the c/s.  I think this one ended up being 1/16" smaller than 4 3/4 to make it work evenly.

To finish off I used lots of Hero Arts glitter for the snow around her, diamond dust for the ice crystals on the ground.  I wanted to fancy up her coat so I used 3 mini pearls for her buttons - so cute eh?, and white flock for the trim on her hood. Also the sketch shows some kind of embellishment along the oval- so I used 3 sequin snowflakes. 

Please stop over at Bloggabella and check out all the other entries for this week.  Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to wil $10 in bella bucks.

Next week's challenge is HOLIDAY WISHES/ WINTER CARD. With everyone working on their Holiday cards, I hope to see lots of entries next week.  Just email your card to Emily by thursday night to be included in the showdown on Bloggabella on friday.

I'll be back tomorrow with another Holiday card, and this one is so cute!  Thanks for your visit today.


Dana White said...

Pauline this is sweet. Love this Ramona image (well I love them all) and the shades of purple are gorgeous!!

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Pauline and soooo cute.

Mary J said...

I love everything about this card, Pauline - the colours, your colouring, the embossing, the cute snowflakes - everything!!

Leslie said...

I adore this colour combo Pauline! Her little coat and all the little embellishments like her pearl buttons and flocked hood and those sparkly snowflakes are just perfect! Thanks for the tip too about punching that square - must dig out my punch and have a go.

Carla Murphy said...

She's adoreable Pauline in all her purple glory.

Vicki Garrett said...

SUch a pretty and soft looking card....very very elegant!