Wednesday, August 31, 2011


One of the Bellariffic Babes, Crafty Cath, made this gorgeous card and I was totally smitten with her colouring - so much so, that I made her card my desktop background for weeks!  Cath very kindly stamped a few images and popped them in the mail to me.  I looked at them, then Cath's card, then the images, then her card and so on and so on.  I was completely intimidated and could not even start to colour one.  Well here we are 4 months later and I thought to myself, why stress so much?  My highest compliment to Cath would be to CASE her her all the credit, of course :) and so here is my card.

The image is Sorry Shanna from Stamping Bella and the paper was still on my desk from this card.  Yes, I know, time for a clear up!  I had Cath's card up on my computer and followed it bit by bit.  It took me ages and I can't remember the last time I used so many copics but I'm really pleased with the end result.

I even tried to draw in some grass!  Oh, and I used pencils blended with gamsol too for some shading on her dress and a bit of pale blue shading around the image - just like Cath!  I kept the card pretty simple as I wanted the image to be the main focus, so just the Open Scallop Border Die-namic from MFT and some SU Daffodil Delight ribbon.

So, thanks Cath for the inspiration, the images and the courage to finally try it!



Crafty Cath said...

Intimidation, I know that feeling! I've had that feeling! And I've also been pleasantly pleased with myself once I've finally taken the plunge and just colored! This is BEAUTIFUL my friend! I'm totally smitten with the soft yellow dress with the chunky UGG style boots. The simple chain scallop border is perfect! And great job on the grass. I'm glad that I was able to inspire you to go beyond your comfort zone... you'd best keep at it because you're awesome!

Ebru Vatansever said...

I love her Leslie, your colour combination of Purple and Yellow is a gorgeous pick !!!

Dana White said...

Oh this is STUNNING - the shading is perfect & look at the grass you did!! LOVE her