Friday, April 8, 2011

A Monochromatic Bellarific Friday

Happy Friday everyone! It's time for another Bellarific Friday challenge, and this week our challenge was monochromatic designs! If you stop over at Blogabella, you can check out all the colorful goodness of the Babes cards, and the Sisterhood, too! Don't forget to leave a comment too, because one lucky person wins a little shopping spree in Bellaland every week, just for leaving a comment!

Now, I have to admit my card took a little non-monochromatic turn, I guess you could say. My first thought for a card for today was that I so badly wanted to ink up these precious Turtle Tots, thinking I would go with a green-theme on my card. However, I think in my head I thought their little beach outfits were skimpier than they actually are, so there's a lot of *other* colors showing on my card, as well as the green! You know those cute "Summer Girls" are already out trying to get a good tan on their little green bodies, so I just couldn't put green clothes on them too, know what I mean? They're cruising the beach with their sweets, looking for some cute boys to hang with! They gotta' look their best!

My turtles are stamped on Bella's Bestest cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I did the grassy border, and the background shading with Prismacolor pencils and OMS... (it's a work in progress. I definitely need some lessons from Paulabella and Lindabella, I think!)
I didn't really leave a lot of room on the card front for my sentiment, so I stamped it on a green oval and tucked it on the inside! This sentiment comes with the "Scoops of Love" stamp, but I thought it went well with my turtle girls, too!





So again, be sure to stop over at Blogabella to see all the other monochromatic cards today! And why not play along with us next week? The challenge will be this sketch from the fabulous Lindabella!






11 comments:

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

I think this card to a total winner... love this look tone on tone but just a splash of colour great work!

dpkennedy said...

They are so cute! Adorable card!

Leslie said...

OMGoodness, this is SO cute!! I love the turtles and you've coloured them PERFECTLY!!! Outstanding!! I'm in awe!

LeAnne said...

LOL! This is one cute little card, even if you strayed from the monochromatic look a bit! What a hoot!

Dana White said...

Tammy this is so sweet. I love the turtle tots! The background shading is amazing

Pauline said...

Tammy this is adorable. You did a fantastic job on the colouring, love the bit of color on the tots! I think you did great on the shading and grass, believe me it takes a lot of practice!

Ebru- aka- April said...

Tammy this card is so cute, your coloring is truly amazing my dear !!! Hey, what's a little bit of extra color gonna harm :o) Have an awesome weekend.

Ida said...

Me Likey! It's just wonderful.

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

SO adorable! Your coloring is fantastic!

Robin McK said...

Hi Tammy!
Your creation is sooo cute this week! I love those little turtles, and you colouring and layout are stellar!

~ Jo ~ said...

Oh this is just tooooo cute!!