Sunday, March 8, 2009

Ketto Card Class with Nickybella

Last Wednesday I took a class with the amazing Nickybella at Stamping Bella in Thornhill - located just outside Toronto. Nicky is a blast and an awesome instructor - waving to Nicky! I had loads of fun and got to play with 5 of the newly released Ketto stamps.

Here's a sample of the cards I made in Nicky's class. These are all Nicky's layouts and each card was coloured with a different medium. This one is a tri-fold card with Anise Ketto coloured with both Copics and Lyra pencils.

Kenya Ketto is on a one-layer card coloured with Lyra pencils. Rollanda ~ don't you just love this name ~ on roller skates is paper pieced and coloured with Lyra pencils. The shadow stamp Kenya's standing on is also new to Stamping Bella and designed by none other than Nicky herself.
Sake Ketto was also paper pieced and coloured with Lyras. Phoebe was coloured with Pearlescent chalk and this was the first time I used chalk to colour an image. Kind of cool using the chalk.

Pop on over to Nicky's blog Creations by Nicky for more yummy inspiration and leave her a comment to let her know you visited. Also checkout Stamping Bella's site for more info on ordering these cute whimsical stamps. There's 20 Ketto girl images plus additional Ketto accessory stamps. Ooooh and the stamps are made by a fellow Canadian so I'm doubley pleased. Don't forget to enter my blog candy here for a chance to win one of two prizes ~ one prize is a Stamping Bella gift certificate.

Cheers,
Maria

18 comments:

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Maria these are so gorgeous!
Love your sweet images and your colour choice and detail just stunning!
hugs
kim x

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

Hi Maria.......Love your cards and I am sure you had a fun time in class. I have an order in & can't wait to get them and play. Just want to say you are a fabulous find in blogland.

Jodi said...

What a bunch of great cards! I love these images too. You have really colored them and embellished them soo well!
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Janna said...

Oh Maria these are amazing!!! Wow, I am so jealous, I wish I could have been at your class! These little girls are so, so cute and I love all the different techniques you used! Fantastic job!

SMiles,
janna

craftyb said...

Hi Maria, I just LOVE your class cards....they are really fresh and fun...great doing all the different techniques at the class...with a starlet no less! bx

craftyb said...

Hi Maria, I just LOVE your class cards....they are really fresh and fun...great doing all the different techniques at the class...with a starlet no less! bx

hello gorgeous said...

Maria, these cards are GORGEOUS - I love them! :D xx

Cathy said...

These are really adorable cards!! The images are super cute!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow, I just LOVE your cards! I am just now starting to feel comfortable in blog-land (it is a mighty big place!) and getting around to visiting the blogs of people who frequently leave comments on mine. Thank you for being one of them! I want to come here more often! I admire your work/play! I esp. love the Ketto cards where you left a lot of white space. Whenever I try to do that it ends up looking like so much is missing. But you did it in such a way that it looks like its just meant to be! It really shows off the cuteness of the image so well. You have great taste in color combos too.
Are you going to the Copic Cert. course in Brampton? ?

Faerielore said...

WOW these cards are gorgeous and so fun, i love the sweet little fairys theres soooo cute

joey said...

Hi Maria, these are all gorgeous super images and colours. joey.x

Nikki said...

These cards are really cute love those stamps you got to play with

Nikki said...

These cards are really cute love those stamps you got to play with

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Fabulous cards Maria, absolutely gorgeous. Have discovered your blog for the first time today and will definitely be returning again and again as I have become a follower. Hugs, Lainy xxx

Ivolina said...

Your card are wonderful. These little girls are so cute.

Beth Norman said...

Adorable cards. I just ordered some Kettos myself.

Diana said...

Your kettos cards are so gorgeous! I can't wait to get some of my own... which are your faves?

Bev said...

Maria these are all just too adorable for words! Oh I NEED these stamps big time - too stinkin cute!! Love all the cards hun, fabulous colouring, delish papers and fantastic layouts x