Friday, May 13, 2011

Bellarific Friday: Kraft!

Hi all,

TGIF - I can't help but be in a good mood today...the weekends are tha BOMB!  I love Bellarific Fridays too...when I wake up, I usually go straight to the computer, and over to the Bloggabella to see what the Bella Babes and tha Sistahood have done with the challenge!  One of my favourite things!

Well, last Friday, we were challenged to use Kraft cardstock!  I have absolutely NO problems with this...I always have Kraft on hand, and I use it regularly!  But which image to use?  I haven't played with my Mo Mannings in a while, so it was the perfect time to bust them out - Mo Manning images are really one of my favourite lines that Emily sells!  For someone that loves to colour, they are a dream!

Here we go:

My base is the Diamonds colour from Bazzill - kinda shimmery.  Next layers are Basic Black with a Kraft mat.  The sentiment actually comes with the image, and it is super cute.  Who doesn't love Dr. Seuss?  I stamped that with black ink onto white CS and cut the words out in blocks.  I mounted some of the words with black mats so they would show up on the white.

I stamped the adorable Bye Bye Girl by Mo Manning onto Kraft CS with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  If you can believe it, I did not use any Copics on this, I only used 2 (yes, two!) Prismacolor Pencils: the black and the white.  And of course, my blending stumps with OMS.  I just matted that layer with a piece of white CS to pop out against the black.

Next week's challenge?  A sketch from Paulabella!  We loves our sketches!  Just make a card with the layout below, using any image from Stamping Bella, and email it to Emily ( by Thursday night - once you do, you will be entered to win some Bella Bucks, and your card is published on the company blog for all to see, and ooooh, and ahhh over!

Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!


Dana White said...

Robin this is absolutely stunning- awesome job on the sketch!!

Pauline said...

Robin this is stunning! I love how you did the challenge this week. I would of never thought to do it this way.

anni said...

I saw this card on Stamping Bella's blog and just had to come over and see all the details for it! It is so simple but so eye catching! I can't believe you only used two pencils! I must try this!! Thanks for sharing!

Kerri said...

Crazzzzzy awesome love it...going to steal your idea but I have to tell ya my fav of all the cards have now reach the top of the coloring DIVA it

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

LOVE the greyscale coloring technique! This is gorgeous!

Crafty Cath said...

My Lord, this is so awesome. And you only used 2 pencils - that's crazy!