As you know, I got back from CHA a couple days ago. It was my first time in attendance and I had a blast doing demos with Diana Crick at the Scor-Pal booth. While at dinner with the girls, Diana and I had a HUGE surprise to share with everyone and now I'm going to share it with you. Do you remember when I posted on my blog that my hubby gave me the go ahead to travel to Sweden if I could find someone to go with me???? Well.....within minutes of that post I had a response....and a serious one at that! Diana and I are headed to Sweden in October!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We've already booked our flights and I still can't believe that it's true! I'll be sure to take tons of photos to share with you :-)
Well, here's my card for today. I hope you enjoy it!
A Warm Hello
For this card, I used one of my all time favorite images of Tilda. She's Tilda in the Sea and I think she is just darling!
When I began this card, I struggled while selecting the dp's. I really didn't want to use pink. I have no idea why...it just didn't feel right. For some reason, I turned to my scrap basket and decided to make this card using nothing but scraps. I came across these scraps and they just felt so warm and summery. Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of the manufacturers.
The ribbon is also a scrap from my stash and I think it looks so cheerful with the dp's. The flowers are from Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts. The brad is actually a light green and is by American Crafts. I used a Marvy punch for the pull tab and stamped a flower with a no-name stamp from my collection. The green gems were sent to me by Magnolia. I applied diamond and crystal Stickles to the flowers, the water, Tilda's dress and around the sentiment on the inside. I sprayed a coat of pearl Glimmer Mist over the entire card.
Here's the inside of the card. The sentiment is by A Muse Artstamps.
I colored the image using a combination of Copic markers and watercolors with Ranger Distress Inks. For some reason, I really struggled when coloring Tilda's dress. I originally colored it with watercolors and was soooooooo disappointed with it. I left if for a while and when I came back to it I decided to go over it with Copics. I figured I couldn't make it worse! At long last, I was done with it and I think it looks really good. I'm actually a bit shocked! The Copics were applied directly on top of the watercolor and the Glimmer Mist and were still super easy to work with. The Glimmer Mist still shows through! I LOVE MY COPICS!!!!!!!
Copics: EOO, 02, RV21, YR0000, 00, 65, Multi-liner black 0.1
DI's: scattered straw, broken china, black soot, dried marigold, walnut stain
That's all I have for today. Thank you so much for stopping by. I truly enjoyed showing you my work and I hope you enjoyed it too :-)