Friday, June 11, 2010

Manly Mercy Sketch

Happy Friday!!! It may not be a Bellarific Friday but I still have a Stamping Bella card to share...let's just say that old habits die hard and it just seemed weird to me not to post a Bella on Friday! LOL!!!

I used Mercy's fun sketch for the layout, MTSC77, and when I saw the sketch I immediately thought of my circle images from Stamping Bella. This little gem has been waiting very patiently to get inky. I stamped the Dotty Tie Circle with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Bella's Bestest Paper and coloured it with copics. I should have stamped it onto cream paper so to fix the problem I simply coloured in the diamonds with my E41 copic. I used my 1 3/4" circle punch to punch out the image and it lined up just inside the black circle edge...perfect! If you wanted the black circle edge to show on these circle images just use a 2" punch instead.

The patterned papers are old ones from my stash by Pebbles Inc. I stitched the plaid paper to some river rock then layered it onto cream. I added a manly grey knotted ribbon to finish the main panel. For the background I ran some green through my argyle Cuttlebug folder then stitched it to black to make it pop. I chose not to add a sentiment so I can use it for either Father's Day or a manly birthday.

Em is travelling to Europe so Bellarific Friday Challenges are on hiatus until June 25th. But here's the sketch for that challenge so you can work ahead and get your submission emailed to Em to be included in the round-up on Bloggabella.

Thanks for stopping by!


Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

PERFECTION girlie! Pure PERFECTION! LOVE this image and your coloring, and the dp and sketch are awesome with it!!

Margaret de Witt said...

What a great card!!! Perfect manly colours and layout and everything about is just manly - I may have to CASE this.

Danni said...

What a great card! I just love all the patterns/colors!

Joan said...

Very cool card - love it.

Ann Kranitz said...

Karen, you just always rock the male cards!!! I just love this!!!!