Love Is In The Air

Friday, September 11, 2009

A very happy Friday to everyone!


Personally, I'm VERY glad it's Friday because I need to catch some Zzz's and be with my family. How about you?? Got any plans for the weekend? Stella has plans... ;) hubba hubba!

Stella has some BIG plans for the weekend! Love is definitely in the air for her. It's Bellarific Friday again and there was really no excuse to play along this week because Em had the sketch posted for over a week! (She came down with something and subsequently there was no BF last week.)

Most porcelain tubs are white but that's really hard to portray when you color. You can either use gray tones or pale blue hues. I went with the latter this time. I'm not 100% happy with it but I do like how it looks against the pale pink background wash. For some sparkle, I added a bit of glitter to a few of the hearts and Stella's wand with a quickie glue pen. The rest of the card came together pretty easily. Nothing too fancy going on here. :)

The first time around I really enjoyed coloring this Stella doing a Balancing Act in. Second time; not so much. The third time was painful. What you see below is what happens when you decide to spray Glimmer Mist to an image that was colored 6 days ago and you try to fix the bleeding by scrapping away at it with a blade. Mental note to self: don't apply glimmer mist to any red ink...WHAT SO EVER!! I almost cried when I had to redo the image, but then I tried rushing it and had too much water on my brush, all the colors ran into each other and what you see on the card now is my third attempt! LOL What a morning that was!


I hope you all have a lovely weekend what ever it is you're doing. Remember a few weeks back how I said I needed to clean out my car?? That's on my list of projects this weekend...we'll see if I get to it! LOL


Supplies
Inks: Creamy Caramel, Cool Caribbean, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Ruby Red, Sahara Sand, Distress Inks ' Tattered Rose and Frayed Burlap'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - Basic Grey 'Pink Lemonade Collection -
Access: Ribbon, Doodlebug Brads, Stampendous Glitter, Large Oval Nestibilties, EK Success Hole Punch, Decorative Scissors, Machine Stitching, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Dimensionals

21 Comments:

~amy~ said...

such a FUN card Sandra....love your colors! Here's to a productive weekend...

Jacquie said...

Hey!! I LOVE your coloring!! That blue SO works!! Although it helps that you know how to use it!! haha!! I ALWAYS love your coloring and look forward to your creations!! Hope you get some Zzzz's and have a FABULOUS weekend with your family!!!


Take care!!
Jacquie/Javablustamper

Shannan Teubner said...

This is fabulous, sistah! Love the pink wash...I think it looks fab against the blue tub!

kadie said...

I love how you attached that ribbon! I have to try that. Haven't tried glimmer mist either...so many techniques. It's funny how we randomly used the same basic grey paper today! LOL. Have a good weekend!

Amy said...

You know what they say... we live and we learn through trial and error. Though I totally understand how much it stinks when you have to re-do something you've worked so hard on! ;)
The results were totally worth it though because your image and card look amazing!

Jeanie said...

Well, third time's a charm cuz' she's gorgeous!! I LOVE her!!
Beeeautiful!!!

WickedPixie said...

Pretty, pretty card! I think the blue was definitely the right choice with the other sweet colors on your card! And I LOVE the ribbon treatment! I am so going to steal that right now for a bookmark I was working on and couldn't decide how to do the ribbon! Okay? Thanks!! :-)Traci

Mary J said...

How elegantly fun! I love what you've created here Sandra!

deifen said...

Gorgeous card Sandra - guaranteed to put a smile on the recipient's face - love the bright cheerful colours!
Dei xx

Sparkle said...

Well worth all the work! Your card came out lovely!

Juls said...

such a fun image!! Love the papers you have used with it and your stitching detail!! stunning!! Love it!

Jacilynn said...

super cute! I love this image and the papah is too cute!
x

iluvmybugs said...

Love the card and the colors are wow!!! TFS

~Terry

Cassie said...

your nothing too fancy is still super FABULOUS!!!

I got my envelope from you --- you crack me up -- sending me a card BUT writing on a different note!
Your Hanna card was the BEST thing in that envelope and made me giddy with joy!
I OWN A SANDRA MCLEAN LITTLE PIECE OF FABULOUSNESS is what I want to shout from the rooftops!! I will treasure it FOR-EVER!!!

Danni said...

Another awesome creation! I love Stella, I actually have this image colored, just need to turn it into a card. I'm rambling....
Love your card!!

Lauri said...

Your coloring is SO awesome!! sorry you had to do it three times, though!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Fabulous colors and coloring too. Three times... that just bites, but in the end you have a gorgeous card to show. I LOVE how you did the ribbon.

Rebecca Ednie said...

What a cuper fun image, So sorry you had to colour it over! Ill have to remember that about the shimmer mist!

Christi said...

Gorgeous!!!

Michelle said...

I am so glad to know that even you have to redo images from time to time - LOL... She turned out amazing!

Susan said...

What a fun, whimsical card...glad Stella's having a fun weekend. Hmmm I really need to get some Stellas. OH and I really need to clean out my car, too! LOL {hug}

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