Friday, November 8, 2013

Bellariffic Friday Card and How to Use an Axe

Another Friday means another card made using a Stamping Bella stamp. But first, I want to share a YouTube video link with you. My youngest daughter, hubby and their boys moved into a new house this year and it has a fireplace. Her husband taught their nine-year old son the correct way to chop wood and yes, he can help his dad now that he knows the right way to do it. So, Jack, being Jack, wanted to make a video to show other people the right way to chop wood so they don’t cut themselves. He’s quite the boy and this was all his idea. Check out his first safety first video.   Yes, this is the same boy that wants to have a foundation to help people with cancer and to save the sharks. Gotta love this kid!

This week’s challenge from Stamping Bella was to make a card using two stamps…one could be the sentiment from another stamp set. This is mine.

This one was coloured with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol, except the background which is chalk. The sentiment came from another stamp set but I think it is perfect for this image. The rectangles were all die cut using the Spellbinder’s create-a-card sets, A and B. This gives a perfect 1/8” border. The paper with the dots came from Hot off the Press 8 ½” x 11” booklet of paper but it’s an oldie so likely no longer available.

Here's another card made from the same stamp, coloured pretty much the same and using the sentiment that came with it.

A little different layout but still makes a nice card. I just happen to prefer the other sentiment.

By the way if you are new to colouring with pencils, as I am, here's one trick I learned by trial and error. If you want light areas like the creases in her dress, use the same colour pencil as the main colour and lightly draw in where you want the light areas. Then colour in those areas with the white pencil crayon and then ignore them. Colour the rest of the dress and shade as necessary and then blend with gamsol...right over the white areas. This will blend the edges enough to make it look more realistic.

Another Friday, another weekend…enjoy!













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