Sunday, April 12, 2015

Mojo Monday #392 and Bellarific Friday Challenge

Its Sunday Funday and I hope that all of you are having fun enjoying this nice weather.
The weather is warming up, and spring is here, it's perfect weather for enjoying some sunshine, and getting outdoors.

This weekend I was off work :) Yay!!!  Friday, Saturday and Sunday, all basically revolved around 
all things cards and I cannot wait to share this card with you!  

I had a friend ask if I could make a card for her to give to her niece for her birthday, and I thought what better way to make one then to use a sketch for it.  
I decided to followed along with the Mojo Monday 392 sketch challenge.

Here's the Sketch that I used for my card.

I took it a step further and knew that if I used a current Stamping Bella stamp that I would be able to enter it into the challenge for the Bellarific Friday.  They used the words "Birthday Wishes" for the challenge this week, and you just create a card that fits in this!

I am currently loving sketch challenges as I sometimes struggle with layouts, and these sketch challenges take away a lot of the struggle to come up with a layout.  I had already cut out the image and matted it when I decided I should look and see if I could use it for this challenge, and it came together very nicely.  Its actually one of my favourite cards currently.
I coloured the image first (which usually I don't like doing, because it sometimes is difficult to find paper to match) and was able to find paper that fit with the colours perfectly.  From there the card basically built itself.  I even personalized it with the words "Niece". 

Here's the front of the card...

Here's a side view of my card...

And lastly, here is the image itself coloured...

I hope that you all like my card!  
Hope you have a fabulous weekend too!

Supplies Used

Stamping Bella - image used for the card
Its your birthday - used a sentiment from this stamp set
Black ink - used for stamping
Letraset Promarkers - used to colour image with
Acrylic Block - used to adhere cling stamps to in order to stamp
Cuttle Bug Machine - used to cut out the letters "Niece"
Circle Dies - used to cut the image out, and matt the image, and cut out the sentiment
Letters Die - used to cut the letters for the word "Niece" (Provocraft - unable to find source)
Fishtail Flag Dies - used to cut the initial shape of the flags
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the ends of the flags
Paper Trimmer - used to cut pattern paper for the card
Mono Multi - used to attach pieces together
Ranger Multi Medium Matte - used to Attach the letters
Double Sided Tape - used to Attach pieces together
Foam Tape - used to add dimension to the card
Copic Paper - 110 lb card stock that the image is coloured on
Season II Paper pack - used for the background pattern paper (Hobby Lobby - unable to find a source for this online)
Purple Ribbon - used to make the 2 striped down the right side of the card
Pink Ribbon - used to make the 2 stripes down the right side of the card
Doodlebug Sprinkles - used to embellish card
Icicles Stickles - used to add shimmer to the image

Please also note that the solid colours of paper were scraps in my collection, therefore I don't have a source for them, however any colours of solid paper could be used.