Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sketchy Addy-Tude

We had friends visiting this past weekend and had a wonderful time with them. Of course we did the tourist things in Boston (because they'd never been to Boston) and we did a lot of visiting and catching up. I didn't stamp all weekend though so yesterday, after reclaiming the house (you know, the laundry, the tidying up, the errands/groceries...) I spent the evening in my stamp room getting inky.
I decided to use this fun Addy-tude Loves to Sparkle image from Stamping Bella and I paired her with Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #35 from last week.

I started by stamping Addy-tude with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Bella's Bestest Paper then I coloured her with copics. I chose to use paper from the Basic Grey Wisteria collection and I paper pieced her dress with one of the patterns. You can't really see the shimmery details in the photo, but I added moonlight and sugarberry Smooch to her diamond, earrings and bag, then used my clear Glaze pen on her glasses.

I used an EK border punch on some eggplant then layered it onto Prism suede brown medium. I used my new Bow Easy tool to tie that cute little bow...man that thing is a gem of a tool! I can tie bows without it, but it makes it so perfect each time! I added a button (threaded with a paper strip) to the bow and some Bella marble dots to the corners.

Don't forget about this week's Bellarific Friday challenge. You can win $20 Bella Bucks just for participating. Find the sketch and all the details here, on Bloggabella.

Thanks for stopping by!


Rene' Sharp said...

I just LOVE this card!!!

Margaret de Witt said...

WOW Karen - I know you are good at your colouring but the scarf is very good and the hair is absolutely incredible - love the card Karen

Leslie said...

You're back, I'm back, all is well in the world! Your colouring rocks, as usual but that scarf is a masterpiece!

Janet said...

such a great card!! :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOOh la la! Isn't she utterly FANCY!! LOVE this Karen! Your coloring ROCKS!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Toooooooo cute!!!

Shannan Teubner said...

This is fahhhhhbulous, dahhhlink....love it!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is fantastic! LOVE your coloring on her hair especially and how fun that you used Mercy's sketch! Thanks for playing along-your coloring on ALL your cards (I just had a peek) is AMAZING!

Norine said...

this is super cute