Sunday, August 1, 2010

A Warm Hello...

Happy August Everyone! Can you believe it's August already? It seems as though summer just began and now there's only four weeks left before the kids go back to school. Every year I am amazed at how quickly the time flies by.

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 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 :-)




  1. Hi Angie! What a lovely card and what a great surprice!!! If you are planning to visit Magnolias shop you MUST let me know so we can meet there! It would be soooo fun!!!
    Hugs to you/Lillemor

  2. Beautiful card. This challenge is really going to have me stepping out of my comfort zone!!

    ** Kate **

  3. ANGIE NO WAY!!!!!!!! OHHHH MY GOSH SWEDEN IS SO FAR!I can't believe your going all the way over there for these maggies lol!! OH MY GOSH THAT IS A DREAM COME TRU THOUGH HUH??Well at least for us maggie addicts he he.Sorry we din't get to meet at the convention :( I ended up goin on Thursday.I heard the stories when you were out there LOL! I'm sure you had a blast meeting your team mates.AWHHH .Well i'm off to post my card for your challenge.I'm thinking of doing another one lol! Maybe another image((smiles))

    YOUR CARD IS BEAUTIFUL, I love the color combo and of course the coloring is stunning!Congrats again girl so so so lucky!!!! EEK, YOU BETTER UPDATE US EVERY SECOND!!!RubyM:)
    I saw the new maggies coming out omg omg!!!!!!