Friday, July 3, 2009

Bella Challenge

Oh my goodness, I cannot believe it's been this long since I've been on my blog. It is winter here and in winter I tend to hibernate a little. My computer is in my study, which is a cold room in my house, unless I plug a portable heater in... and my couch, nice and warm and cosy, is usually so much more inviting.

I managed to join the Bella Challenge again this week. It was a sketch by Linda this time, which I must add was not as hard as the one Paula drove me insane with - LOL! For the first time I had to colour my Bella black, it was quite strange and unusual. The card is for a girl at the office who is about to have her baby, and as she is black, I couldn't give her a card with a white Bella now could I.

I coloured her with prismacolor pencils and blended with grumtine. Now you may ask grumtine. Well I bought it the other day from a craft supplier, and it works just as well as the sansador and it's slightly cheaper. It has an orange cent so when I use it my whole house smells of oranges. The cent does not remain on the card, pity, I wish I could get perfume for my cards. Something that smells like baby powder, wouldn't that be cool.

I am very happy that it is not me who had to do all that shopping, especially not for baby stuff, I'd rather have bags full of craft supplies!

I am definitely catching up on google reader this weekend, I've not visited any blog's for so long. I'm dying to see what you've all been up to.

Have a great weekend, and enjoy summer, soon it will be back here - YEAH!!!


Andrea said...

The card is beautiful, i love the colors.

Shannan Teubner said...

This is gorgeous!! I love it! And yes, Paula drove me insane with last week's sketch, too! LOL

Mar G said...

Yoohoo Meahni - I'm catching up with my blog hopping too!
Aw your Bella challenge card is lovely...Great image & fab colouring...I'm sure your colleague will love it :-)
Oh the grumtine sounds interesting...I'll need to look for that online.
Whats the winter temp just now? (Hahaha Its prob warmer than our summer!)
I'm hoping to start making again soon & you'll be pleased to know that I'm going to use my cherished Prismas...Lol
Catch up soon - Mar x

Riet said...

Ohh Meahni,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.x

Anonymous said...

beautiful card Meahni! love your coloring and paper color choices


Carla said...

Hi Meahni - must tell you that I stumbled across your blog today (by way of Paula's blog) and I spent almost my whole lunch hour just oggling your beautiful creations! I'm pretty brand new at this blogging stuff, but I'd love to add your link to my site if that's okay with you. The card you did for the Bella challenge is drop-dead-gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

I found your blog via your card on the Bloggabella site today. Your colouring/shading is OUTSTANDING! Love your cards - beautiful and this TeddyBella is gorgeous and your skin tone colouring excellent! Leslie (from Ontario Canada)

Crafty Creations said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous coloring. I found you through Paula's blog! Terrific! Your dog Shado is gorgeous. I'm sorry he's not with you any more.

paula said...

Hey Sister!! This Bella is just gor-jusssss. Her skintone is amazing andso chic too, you co-worker is gonna luv her! Her hair is awesome!! Sorry, ifmaybe you pulled all your hair out on MY sketch, I will give you time to grow it back before I challenge you all with

Anonymous said...

Beautiful coloring! shading on the bags is just outstanding. Can wait to see more cards with your beautiful coloring.


Renata van Miltenburg said...

I love this Bella and she looks very good in black! I have a adorable stamp of a little black girl and I adore her!!

Great coloring, lovely butterflie in the background and adorable color scheme!

Sunny regards, Renata

Samantha Wright said...

Gorgeous Card. Sented card is a fab idea!!


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