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Stamping Bella … Uptown Girls

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Catherine Nibbling Chocolate (5)Perry on her Laptop (4)Maybelline Loves Mail (4)Hi bloggies!

I have recently fallen in love with the Stamping Bella range of Uptown Girls stamps. And … yes … have spent a few $$$ on these cuties! I do have a project I am working on with these stamps … but thought I would share some that have come off the ‘draft ideas’ desk … that won’t be in my final set of cards!

Catherine Nibbling Chocolate (2)

Catherine nibbling chocolate

Perry on her Laptop (1)

Perry on her laptop

Maybelline loves mail

Maybelline loves mail

Catherine Nibbling Chocolate (4)I was experimenting with different ways to colour these images … I tried watercolouring with SU! ink (was a nice soft effect) … I tried my blendies (don’t have enough colours as yet) … I tried colouring with SU! markers (nice but a little time consuming) … and these three cards were from another attempt using my Prismacolor Pencils & blending with gamsol.

Perry on her Laptop (5)I wasn’t entirely happy with any of my efforts … and definitely need to go back to the drawing board! I do love the Prisma pencils but am a little rusty with the blending! Was not too keen on the red/pink combo on the “Catherine nibbling chocolate” design … and was disappointed in my colouring of the “Perry on her laptop”. The last ‘practice’ design was “Maybelline loves mail” and I was actually much more happy with this one … but decided it had far too many colours on it!

Maybelline Loves Mail (5)Anyway … they are such sweet images I couldn’t waste them and decided to mount them onto some card stock … and pop them in my stash for a rainy day when I need something special! This amount of colouring is not something you would do every day on a card. It is just too time consuming! But … I have a few more ideas spinning around in my tired little brain … that I am going to try!

So … I hope you don’t mind that I have shared a few ‘duds’ with you. They are still kinda nice … even if not entirely up to scratch! I definitely need some more practice. If anyone has some tips for me about colouring detailed images … I would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment for me! 😀 Take care … and have a great weekend! Hugs xxx

Andrea Gold Black HeartCatherine Nibbling Chocolate (1)Perry on her Laptop (2)Maybelline Loves Mail (2)

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4 thoughts on “Stamping Bella … Uptown Girls

  1. Andrea your “duds” look pretty good to me. I don’t mind the pink and red – maybe because I have become accustomed to Ms 9 mixing colours 🙂
    Look forward to your sharing the others with us.
    Thanks for visiting and leaving me some comments too 🙂

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  2. I am with the comments above…..you colouring puts sooooooo many of us to shame!!!! Diamonds come fm all places darl….and the biggest fm the heart….this is where these cards were created fm…..so regardless they are priceless. Love them…..even the pink one….hee hee hee ooxx

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  3. I don’t think they are duds Andrea. I think you have done a lovely job with the colouring. Love the images. xx

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  4. I love them all Andrea. The coloring is so soft so it looks really nice… on all three. I haven’t touch SB images for ages!

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