Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hoppin' with Lulu

Welcome to the Lulu Blog Hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! You can start at the beginning on Bloggabella so you don't miss any of these sweet images.
If you're not familiar with Lulus, they're just one of the adorable collections of characters available at Stamping Bella.

I decided to use Gertie Lulu for my card today and I used this week's Splitcoast Sketch Challenge for the layout, SC247. I have to be honest, I didn't love the Lulus at first but they've really grown on me. I was worried that there was too much black on the images, but I think that's what I love most about them now, because it makes them super quick to colour! LOL! Sometimes images with solid areas like these can be tricky to stamp but I find I get the best impression if I ensure my ink pad is well inked and I stamp on a hard surface like my wood table. I stamped Gertie with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Bella's Bestest Paper and coloured her with copics. I cut her out with rectangle Nestabilities and layered her onto a scallop rectangle of Prism Classic Purple. I stamped her a second time so I could cut out the two butterflies in her hair and pop them for dimension. I gave her glossy black locks with my black Glaze pen.

The patterned paper is from my Basic Grey Wisteria 6x6 pack. I just love all the purples, although I wouldn't call myself a purple girl, but I do love colouring with purples...they seem to blend soooooooo nicely and they look so rich! I layered some Prism Classic Purple and So Saffron onto the white card base before adhering the patterned paper. Then I ran some Orchid Opulence through my swiss dots Cuttlebug folder and added some sheer black polka dot ribbon. I finished the card with a purple Prima and two sizes of Medium Lilac Glitter Dots.

And it wouldn't be a Stamping Bella blog hop without a prize, right? So in addition to all the fabulous eye candy there's a prize hidden somewhere along the hop! One pre-selected blogger will draw a random winner from the comments on her post, and the winner will receive a $25 Gift Voucher to Stamping Bella!!! So be sure to leave some love as you hop around. The winner will be announced on Monday in the Splitcoast forum.

Next you're off to see Gaby's fabulous creation. Have fun on the hop!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen


62 comments:

GabrielaD said...

Great card! I love how you colored her.

the whimsical butterfly said...

OMG Karen your coloring on her is STUNNING!!!!! WOW! This is gorgeous and she really really pops in the purple! This is just GORGEOUS!!!

Tammi said...

Ooohhh I see a new copic color I must have, the colors are gorgeous!! Love the dimension on the butterfly, amazing card!

MiamiKel said...

Beautifully colored - magnificent card!

grandmamichelf said...

Those purple colors are just fantabulous! I love coloring with purple as well. Really pretty card!

Lesley said...

Another purple card, love it!

Carisa said...

beautiful coloring and love the dp you used!

Debbie said...

ohhhh what a beautiful card. Love the deep purples that you used and the black glaze for her hair!

Ann Kranitz said...

Wow Karen!!! I love how you popped up her bow and the butterfly!! Great touch and your coloring ROCKS my friend!!!

jen said...

So pretty! Love the color combo!

Sparkle said...

Such a pretty card!

arlene said...

Love the DSP you used in the background. Fabulous coloring job as usual.

Julie Masse said...

Ooooh, so pretty in purple! :)

Krista said...

Love the card, fabulous colouring!!!

Elena said...

Absolutely amazing! Really love the charming colors and beautiful layout!

Cindy Redding said...

I wasn't crazy about the lulus at first either but you ladies are convincing me! Beautiful card.

Michele Boyer said...

This is gorgeous!! I LOVE the popped up butterflies!

Tanya Atkisson said...

Oh my, she is purdy! I'm loving her in the deep purple!

Pinky said...

WOW - love your layout, DP and this darling LULU!!

Amy said...

Oooh, I'll be CASEing this card! I love it!

Toothy said...

I love how you colored her and that flower.

Tracy said...

Great card I love how you did her dress and popped up the butterflies in her hair.

Debi said...

too cute!

leenda said...

Picture Perfect!

Lisa H. said...

sweet card! love the details. tfs!

Tiffaney in VA said...

Very lovely card! I love the popped up butterflies. The intense purple is phenom! TFS!

Pat said...

Pretty in purple!

Cheryl Walker said...

Love the purple on her!!! Very very pretty!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Davis Family said...

She is beautiful!
I love your coloring..
wow! so much bella talent!

em

Nicky said...

Love how you coloured her. Great card.
Hugs
Nicky

Tanya said...

Awesome card!! I love the colors! Now off to practice with my copics :)

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

WOW!! I really like the extra touches you did. I'm going to have to try that

Miche said...

Amazing as always my friend!!

Christy Lynn said...

Totally gorgeous! Love how rich the purple looks on Lulu's skirt. Awesome job!

jenn.cornell said...

Wow... I love the purples!

Tracey said...

Lulu is gorgeous! Love this!

scrapbookqueensassymouth said...

very pretty, purple is my fav color!!!

Danni said...

What vivid colors! Gorgeous!

michelle in mi said...

Love how you colored her-the purple is perfect

iring said...

Luscious purples! Love it on the yellow background. Very pretty!

Maylee said...

Love the purple! Gorgeous card and layout.

crazy4scrappin said...

Love how you coloured with your copics. Amazing card.

Burundanguitas said...

Hi Karen, Tks for sharing yr creations with all of us.
This card is so lovely, I love stamping bella so mucho. This little girl and her colors flows so great. Come and visit my blog, I am not an expert and tallented as you do, but i am starting my creative path now. my blog is www.burundanguitas.blogspot.com and my email if you want to keep in touch is burundanguitas@gmail.com
rgds, dalys (from panama rep. of panama)

Megan said...

So pretty. Love the detail on the hair and the popped up parts. Lovely

LORi said...

Super pretty!!

KanataNewf said...

Love your combination of colours on this card!

Patty said...

I wasn't familiar with LULU until this blog hop and I think they are cute as can be. I love your choice of colors... so happy!

Mary G. said...

Wow, your coloring is stunning!! Great colors and wonderful layout for such a sweet image!

Kim said...

Wow, your coloring is gorgeous. Going to have to add those purples to my list!

Anonymous said...

I love the dark purple on her dress - beautiful coloring!

Rhiannon - SCS rhirhi

yoorah said...

just perfect!

Lisa said...

I love your coloring!!!! Great card!

Jane B. said...

What a beautiful card!

jjindp said...

Love the details and colors.

haejin said...

wow, the colors are so vibrant~ and i love the shiny! so pretty~

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

what a stunner!

Mandi said...

Wow so very pretty!

Leslie said...

Beautiful shading my friend! Love the purples!

Gracie said...

Hi There!
Love the Card!
The colours are fab!
Hugs
Grace
xxxxx

Jessica said...

What a gorgeous card! Your colouring is AMAZING!

Chrisd said...

Anything looks better with BG paper but it certainly does that adorable stamp justice ... just wonderful!

Joanne B. said...

oooooooohhhhh this is so pretty K!!