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Friday, 15 March 2013

Tolerance is a virtue!

(Please scroll down for my There She Goes / 
Design To Color DT post!)



It's Bellarific Friday and this week we had a theme of 'For The Boys' and here is my Bellarific Babe card for it...



Ain't he a darling?!  This is Mo Manning's Tolerance stamp for Stamping Bella.  And yeah, I've never known a cat that tolerant!!  I used papers from the October Afternoon's Roadmap collection and dry embossed some kraft cardstock with a Darice chevron embossing folder.

And guess what I coloured him with?  Nope, not my Copics!  I always love Sally of Scallywag's pencil colouring so I got out my Prismacolors and had a go!  Here's a close up...


I need a bit more practice but I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out - a much more soft and artistic look than my Copics so I'll be doing this again!

Check out the rest of the Bella Babes cards on the blog here.  The new Bellarific Friday is the sketch below.  Email your creations to Em by next Thursday 21 March for a chance to win $20 Bella Bucks (either by submitting a project or simply commenting on next week's Bellarific Friday post)! 

 




You can also join with our Bellarific Tuesday over at Splitcoaststampers for a chance to win $20 Bella Bucks!
 

Thanks for visiting and I'll see you later on my blog rounds.



 

47 comments:

Craftilicious said...

Love your card Mary but if a kid did that with my cat she'd rip him to shreds!
Have a lovely weekend.
Tara
x

Kerri said...

love your card the colours are great thks for sharing with the world!!!

vilini said...

Smile from me

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card, I really like the colours you've used and you've achieved a lovely textured look with the pencils - is there anything you can't do :)

Annette said...

this is so cute.. I can totally see my nephew trying to hold my dog that way.. too funny...

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Beautifully coloured, fun image.

Rachel Parys said...

Too funny! That is exactly what it looked like the last time my daughter tried to pick up a cat, uncomfortable for both of them! lol! Great card!

Anita said...

This is so cute Mary J and you did a fabulous job with the pencils!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Awwww I love that image, the look on the cat's face is just brilliant. Fabulous colouring and I love the embossing and papers.
Sue xx

Sally said...

Aaawww thanks for the mention honey. The colouring is fab and you definetely get a totally different result with the pencils. Love it!
Hugs Sally xxx

heidy said...

Wow what a fun card MaryJ and love your coloring!!!
XXX Heidy

Danni said...

What a darling image!! Very sweet card!

Hanneke said...

What a cutie Mary! A lovely card for a boy/man. You colored the image wonderfully and I love the DP. Hugs, Hanneke

JanR said...

Oh, you used pencils! Yay!! And it's fabulous too!

ScrapSoon said...

Hello dear Mary,

Ohhh what a cute card!!!
I absolutely LOVE it.
I have 2 cat's and i am so sure that if my daughter or me will pick one of them like that we both won't be happy.
And wow you did amazing with the colouring of the image with the pencils.

And how ironic is that sentiment it really looks like the cat is saying that sarcastic.
Well i see it that way so funny.

I also love the red paper with the numbers.
I asume that is design paper??

And the way of placing the sentiment behind the image like that is so clever i have to remember that.

Have a wonderfull weekend

Soon Han X

DesignerDiva said...

Great colouring with your pencils Mary, looks like you've been doing it forever!!
Just had a look what I missed this week and I'm totally in love with your 'fabby' card it's awesome
Hugs Laurie xx

Vicky said...

So gorgeous hun...and have a lovely weekend too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh lol.. that image always makes me chuckle.. fab fun card
Lisa x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, love the image and cheeky grin on the boys face.
Have a good weekend.

Kath x

fabiola jaques said...

j'adore ce tampon et ta carte est trop chouette, biz

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Mary and such a sweet image love your backing papers

Anne

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,love the design and fab colours.xxx

Anne-Marie said...

I think you smashed it with the pencil colouring, Mary....you got a gorgeous effect, so soft and lovely...and I'm off to buy that stamp!

Dilyana said...

Lovely image, lovely coloring and perfect boy card :-)

Wendy said...

Fabulous Mary, so cute.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Wendy xx

Lyndsey Turner said...

Great card, love the adorable image and fab design xx

Pauline said...

Fabulous card Mary! Beautiful colouring with those pencils. Love your layout and the embossed chevron.

Amanda R said...

I think the pencil coloring looks amazing, and I love how the cats fur turned out, great card!

Dianne said...

What a sweet card and your coloring perfection again, thanks for always inspiring me, hope your weekend is GREAT, big hugs..

coops said...

so gorgeous mary.adorable sweet image and i love your design :D

xx coops xx

Silli said...

awwww, so cute Mary, love the sweet image... Happy weekend gf! *smile*

Wishcraft said...

Fabulous image and love the layout, such a gorgeous card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Katina said...

I love this Mary! The image is one of my all time favourites - the expressions on their faces always makes me smile.
xx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Mary, love the cute image and fab design.

Donna x

Sue said...

Aww this is so cute Mary!! what an adorable image and your colouring is beautiful !!! ... love the colours and the twine detail is just perfect! :-)
Hope you have a lovely Sunday!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Tracy said...

You should be pleased. You are just as talented with the pencils as the markers. Great card design! Hugs!

Dora said...

This is so cute Mary, I love this image and style of your card xx

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie, this is stunningly gorgeous..

Have a lovely Sunday Huggles Pops x x x

Maria Therese said...

Fabulous card sweetie ♥

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so adorable and I love the fabulous card design and colors.

Dana White said...

Mary this is fabulous. I'm not cat tolerant but he's a cute one that you created!

Christine L said...

Love this fabulous card Mary... and the image really made me smile! Your prismacolour use looks good to me ... we're our own harshest critics aren't we?

Oooh and love the chevron embossing too!

Hugs
Christine x

Leslie said...

LOVE your colouring and then to find out you did it with pencils? FAB!! Love the shading on the cat!

Tamara Morton said...

Wonderful card Mary, love the colours and your layouts are always fabbie..
Hugs
Tamara

Tamara Morton said...

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Tress said...

Wow Mary! You did an amazing job with your Prismacolors! Looking forward to seeing more!

Gemma said...

I so love this card...its fab!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

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