Friday, October 22, 2010

Bellarific Friday - sketch time!

WOW! I'm playing in a Bellarific Friday's been a LONG while since I've done that. This week there's a fabulous sketch to use, and I finally got to ink up one of my neglected Mo Manning stamps. I love this image...makes me think of my little Jack on our wonderful Maisy dog. Of course, she would NEVER let him actually do this...although I think my brother's lab probably would!!
I stamped Buds-Boy on an MFT Perfect Panel with Momento black ink, then got busy with my copics. I keep wanting to try using my Prismacolor Pencils a la Linda Heavens (have you SEEN her amazing work??) but I keep chickening out! So...for this card I used just my markers, but I'm still quite happy with it. It's very difficult to shade with black (almost as difficult as to take a photo of a black pet - I know, I have 2!!) but I think I did ok!
After I finished coloring, and figuring out what papers I was going to use, and stitching (don't look too closely at that...still getting used to my new Pixie sewing machine!) I decided it needed a fun sentiment. I pulled this from my old MFT Friends Furever set, and bent the sentiment as I placed it on the block so it would curve right along the cut circle.
I finished off the inside too, with some more DP stitched onto white, and I added another sentiment from that same set inside.

Be sure to hit Blogabella to see all the various takes on this fun sketch today!


  1. This is such a sweet, sweet card! Your coloring is devine!

  2. Your card is TOO CUTE FOR WORDS!! You did an excellent job coloring the BL in the card. You inspired me to experiement. BTW - I agree about taking a pic of a black lab or other black pets...IT'S HARD. I have more oops pic of our BL.

  3. This is so adorable! Love your coloring -- reminds me so much of your little guy with his Maisy-dog!

  4. teeth hurt from the sweetness! I so wish I could color like that (esp. with Mo's cuties!).

  5. If you can do this with your copics alone, you probably don't need a quick fix with the pencils! :) It is beautiful!


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