Mallard - Female

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

the birthday girl

How is your week going? I was just about to work on another card,  and watch my favourite baseball team play on tv (Toronto Blue Jays - they are on fire these past couple of weeks! :) ),but thought I best post a card, because I did promise you that I would post a card that I coloured up.

I had a request for a this image but in blue tones - navy to be exact.  Do you know how many tones of 'blue' there is out there?  I tried so many different pencils to try and come up with a 'navy' colour, and after this being my 3rd try at this image, I settled for this:

This is Uptown Brittany the Birthday Girl by Stamping Bella.  I stamped her on cougar white 100 lb using black memento, then coloured her with prismacolour pencils.  I did the skin tones and hair  with copics.

After colouring I did some shading around her using the 'pointillism' technique using copics. Next, I trimmed the image down to the size I wanted, stamped the sentiment in black versafine, then layered this onto a piece of navy cardstock then stitched around the edges.

Designer paper - the 2 pieces behind the image are from Glitz - vintage blue and the background paper is MME - hattie.

To finish it off I added glitter to the frills on her dress and cake.  I also added some rhinestones for some added bling!

Well that's it for me for tonight, I'm off to do some colouring.  Thanks for stopping by for a visit, love to hear your comments.

Enjoy your evening.



Leslie Miller said...

Wow! I love it when you color Bellas, and your use of the Prismacolor pencils has always been a huge inspiration to me. You're so GOOD with them! The pointillism around the image is so very pretty. I always click for a close up, and I was able to see all the different colors you used. What a pretty blend! LOVE the dress with the big glittery bow and the glittery flounces! I'm jelly of Bellas 'cause they're so cute and skinny, tee hee! The blue you came up with is awesome and, hey, there's navy in the designer paper. Really fabulous card, Pauline!

debby4000 said...

Sooooo cute and such a beautiful card.

Shirley T. said...

Hi Pauline,

Love this card, these stamps are really lovely. She is skinny now but what size will she be when she's eaten that cake?? Thank you for sharing.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Kerri said...

Love your card awesome job!!!

Tracy said...

Looks like you found the perfect pencil combo to me. I'm with you on the skin tones. I stink at those with pencils. Great layering and a wonderful card Pauline. Hugs!