22 March 2011

Blues (with a touch of red)...

Well we are now in Naples (or Napoli if you prefer), Italy.  We had a fairly rough trip (about 28 hours, 4 hours on watch, 4 hours off) very little sleep and a few minor mishaps, but nothing major.   We arrived here around 1 this afternoon and thought we had better take this opportunity to visit the ruins of Pompeii as it is unlikely we will be here again.  Very interesting and such a huge city, but we were pretty tired, so we probably didn't do it justice.

*****Did you know that voting starts on Wednesday for the Round 2 of the Sweet Pea Stamps Spring stamp off challenge?  You can vote here on Wednesday.  I will post my entry on Chickie Chirps on Wednesday too.  The challenge for Round 2 was Fancy Folds... it should be interesting to see what everyone comes up with!*****

I have a card to share today that I made for the Blues challenge at the Copic Creations blog and the brads, pearls and gems challenge at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

I have coloured this cute digi image (from Little Miss Muffet stamps) using three different blue shade groupings and a little bit of red for contrast (details below).  I also used Rose's technique for adding a bit of texture to the bunny with the copic colourless blender.  The papers are from October Afternoon and the seam binding is from The Ribbon Girl.  I added Stickles and Glossy accents to the balloons and wrote 'For You' on the tag.  I coloured the green brads I had blue with copic B18.

These are the copics I used:

Have a lovely evening!

Arabella Chickie in Napoli, Italy

PS Tomorrow we head to the island of Elba... think of us pitching around at sea for 11 hours!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update... been 'thinking' of you and hoping it wasn't too bad.

Let's hope you don't do too much 'pitching about' - love to see Elba... have such romantic notions of the place, thanks to Napoleon.

Love to all.


PS will post more often... had no internet again today.

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

What an adorable card and image. Your coloring is awesome! Thanks so much for joining our Copic Creations "Blues" challenge.

...just Peggy said...

Hope you are having a great sounds like fun! Thanks for the card at Little Miss Muffet challenge.

ChickieChirps said...

Hi rolling around girl, I hope it is smoother today!!!

RoseC said...

Ahhh . . . Arabella your image is sweet! You've made this little bunny look beautiful in blues. Lovin' that subtle texture in the bunny's fur!!! So glad to see your entry at Copic Creations. ~ Rose

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

This is adorable and a fantastic layout! Love the colors and your patterned paper. Of course, thanks for playing along in the "Brads, Gems & Pearls" challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. :D

Suzanne J Dean said...

Super sweet image and love the graphic prints and colors on this--perfect! Thanks for joining us at Copic Creations!