Saturday, February 9, 2019

Love is a four legged word...

Hello, hello!

I've got BIG and exciting news to share with all my crafty peeps today... I'm officially a Bellariffic Babe at Stamping Bella! I'm completely over the moon to be joining the amazing SB team, those girls are just crazy talented so it was quite humbling when Emily approached me about joining their ranks and sharing my cards on the Bella blog. Two Saturday's a month I will be posting over on the Stamping Bella blog and for my first official card I went to some of my favorite SB stamps, the Tiny Townies, and chose to ink up Daphne and her Dogs
When I sit down to make a card, a big part of my crafting joy comes from telling stories and creating scenes using my stamps and Copic markers. Daphne's story lead me to envision her visiting her local animal shelter, ready to add some four legged love to her life. So once I had this wiggling, giggling dog pile of fun stamped onto my card stock I grabbed a very light grey marker and began to sketch in the room around them. When coloring in scenes I always work from very light markers up to my darker colors. This allows me to shift lines or color over mistakes as I'm working. And while you can certainly grab a ruler and make sure all the lines are square and perfectly aligned for correct perspective, I rarely do. For me, as long as the background creates the general impression of the scene that I am going for, straight lines and perfect proportions aren't necessary because at the end of the day it is the stamped image that is the star of the show.    :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Tiny Townie Daphne and Her Dogs and Tiny Townie Dawn Loves Her Dog sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versamark watermark
American Crafts Zing white embossing powder
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
My Favorite Things stiched flags die
Doodlebug Sprinkles heart
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E23, E57, E49
clothes- B93, B95, B97, E81, E50, YR21, YR14, YR18, E35, E57, E79
german shepherd- E31, E33, E35, T4, T5, T7, T10, R24, R29, R89
frenchie- N1, N3, N6, N7, N9, BG23, BG09
english sheepdog- C1, C3, C4, C5, C7, C9, W3
bulldog- E40, E41, E30, E31, E55, W3, W5, W6, W9, RV11, RV13, RV29
sky- BG0000, BG000
landscape- YG00, YG01, G21, G43, YG03, YG93, YG95, G94
sidewalk/parking lot- W1, W2, W3, W4, T3, T4
walls- B02, B12, B23
doors/floor- C0, C1, C2, C4, C5, C6, C8, C10
door mat- N6, N8, R14, YR04, YG25, B02, V15


Christine Dol said...

Emily picked a winner to be on the talented team ! WAY TO GO!
I love your they do tell a story!

Danni said...

Congrats! You will be an amazing addition to their team!! Love this card!

Craftdee said...

Huge Congrats Amy on your well-deserved spot on the Stamping Bella team... This card does your usual fabulous "storytelling" in style :-) Donna x

Tracey Ann said...

Congratulations, Amy! Absolutely fabulous story you created for your first post with Stamping Bellla. I’m so excited for you, and can’t wait to take in future stories and creativity! Woo Hoo! ♥️

Unknown said...

Congrats! You need to send this picture to the Humane Society to use for advertising.

Dotty Jo said...

What a fabulous little scene you've imagined for that stamp! Awesome, awesome, awesome, Jo x

Julie D. Richards said...

OMGosh, I’m so excited and happy for you. This is an absolutely wonderful scene to start your Bella Babe journey with. Congratulations dear friend. Hugs.