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Friday, April 12, 2013

Splendid Spring

Is it really a splendid spring?  Well it's been raining since Tuesday, so I guess April showers bring May flowers, which I guess means spring has arrived!

There are so many Stamping Bella images that would suit this weeks challenge - Splendid Spring.  I went with one of my favourite Mo images - Sadie.

Sadie was stamped on bella's bestest paper and then I coloured her using copics and shading around her was done with prismacolour pencils and blended out with gamsol.

I wanted to use this paper from Basic Grey - Stella Ruby.  It's been sitting on my table for quite a while now, just waiting for the right image to match it up with.  When I decided to colour Sadie for this weeks challenge I knew Stella Ruby would fit her perfectly.  The only piece that is not from the Stella Ruby 6x6 pack is the yellow piece behind Sadie that is vertical - that was just a piece of scrap I had.

After cutting Sadie down to size I sponged some distress ink - frayed burlap around the edges to give it a bit of vintage feel.  I used a Martha Stewart border punch for the scallops along the bottom.  

To finish this off I wrapped some burlap twine around the card, then added a burlap twine bow, some prima flowers, wooded Studio Calico butterflies, pearls and some glitter. 

For some more 'springtime' inspiration be sure to stop over at bloggabella and check them out.  Leave a comment for a chance to win some bella bucks.

Next week we are back to a sketch for our challenge.  You can email your entry to Emily by thursday night to be included in the showdown on Friday, as well as a chance to win some bella bucks.  Here is your sketch to follow:

 Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy your weekend.



debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous.

Tracy said...

Absolutely fabulous Pauline! Superb coloring and some really great papers. Perfectly springy. Hugs!

Mary J said...

I LOVE this Pauline! The gorgeous papers are perfect with her and I love the sweet flowers too!

Have a lovely weekend!

Leslie said...

Gorgeous papers and lovely LOVELY colouring! So soft and I love all your sponging and I LOVE those flowers!!!

Dana White said...

Pauline this is beautiful. What a wonderful spring image. I says this as the snow is falling outside here!

Leslie Miller said...

Fabulous spring image! She looks great on Stella Ruby and I like how you flipped the sketch to fit her. This is a good reminder that I need to get my pots started!