Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Little French Chef

Today I started with Jen's Sketch For You to Try as my jumping off point for this card. I decided to use Cheffa Huggabugg from Stamping Bella 'cause he hasn't seen any ink yet, and once I decided on him, the colour scheme just popped into my head. I don't know why, but black, red, kraft and white just seems so perfect for little Cheffa. I'm imagining he's in his bakery on a chic street in Paris. 

I started by stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink then coloured him with copics. I gave his chef coat and hat just a hint of colour with W0, otherwise there would have been way too much white and he wouldn't stand out from the background. He's cut out with square Nestabilities and layered onto a scallop of black. I added some Crystal Stickles to his wings for some sparkle. 

The card base is kraft then I layered some black and riding hood red. I ran the riding hood red panel through my D'vine swirls Cuttlebug folder for some texture. The fun polka dot paper is by Bo Bunny and it's available in a rainbow of colours...I love polka dots!!! A black Prima flower was perfect for the bottom accent and I added two buttons to the center. 

Don't forget about this week's Bellarific Friday Challenge. You'll find the sketch on Bloggabella and you have until Thursday at 5pm to submit your creation to Em. You just might win some Bella Bucks..woo hoo! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen


9 comments:

Christina Fischer said...

Adorable, Karen! I love the colors and the polka dots! :)

Jenn said...

This is absolutely fabulous Karen! I love the colo combo! :)

Janet said...

awwwwwwww hes so cute, and of course you know i love the colour combo;)
hugs

Leslie said...

Bon appetite! He's super sweet and that cake looks good enough to eat....mmm...hey that all rhymes!

Emily said...

Black and red...my favorite color combo! Too freakin' cute Karen, but how come you didn't pop that cake up on dimensionals?? Tee hee!:))

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

This is SERIOUSLY cute! Great job!

Christy said...

Really, really, really cute!! :)

Shannan Teubner said...

So cute! I love the colors you chose with this one...reminds me of a pizza parlor!

paula said...

Lovin this chef and the colors are just awesome!!!