Monday, July 26, 2010

The Little Mermaid...

Hi Everyone! I'm leaving for CHA today and I really wanted to show you one more card before I left. I've been going crazy trying to find the time to ink up one of my new stamps from my Magnolia stamp kit. And...I found a way to ink up two!

I wanted to do something with some beachy know...the colors of the sand and the sea. Here's what I came up with. I hope you like her!

The Little Mermaid

This little beauty is Little Mermaid Tilda and she is paired with Seaweed. Both are part of the Bon Voyage collection. I just love them! I used dp's from KaiserCraft's Le Chateau Collection and Magnolia's Fairytale Collection. CS is both Bazzill and SU.

The gorgeous flowers are from Magnolia and Prima. I covered the water bubbles with raised water drops from Cloud9Design and they look sooooooooooo cool in person! The pearls are from Making Memories.

The twine was sent to me by Magnolia and was leftover from my magazine DT kit. I think it fits perfectly with this card. I added icicle Stickles to Tilda's attire and the flowers.

I colored the images using Copic markers and watercolors with Ranger Distress Inks. Here are the details:

Copics: E00, 02, 41, 44, 50, 53, RV21, Y21

Distress Inks: walnut stain, black soot, antique linen, tumbled glass, peeled paint, shabby shutters

That's it for today! Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm off to CHA! I'll try to send some photos if I can. If not, I'll load them when I get back.



Wishing you were here...

Hi Everyone!  I have a really fun nautical card to show you today.  I had soooooo much fun making this card.  I have fallen in love with easel cards because you can do so much with them.  When I saw the image of the lifebuoy, I knew exactly how I wanted to use it.  I hope you like it :-)

Here's my card...
Wishing You Were Here

Here's the front of the card when it's closed.  I love how it turned out. The squigglies are glitter and didn't photograph well. Believe me, it looks much better in person.

Here's the card when it's open. Beach Tilda is sitting on Pier Fence With Lifebuoy and she's missing her friend.

Here's an angled view so you can see the dimension of the card. I really like how this card turned out. The dp's are from TPC Studio's - Heartfelt Travel collection. The cs is Bazzill. I embellished it very simply with some shells that I found in my button drawer.

I colored the images with a combination of Copic markers and watercolors with Ranger Distress Inks. Here are the details:

Copics: E00, 02, 35, 44, 50, 53, RV21, W1, 3, 5, 7, C5

Distress Inks: black soot, barn door, faded jeans
The sentiment was printed on a laser printer. I added some glitter just to make it pop a little.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my easel card. I absolutely loved making it.

Edit:  It has been brought to my attention by a viewer that I have violated Magnolia's Angel Policy by enlarging the Lifebuoy.  My apologies to Magnolia for this.  It truly was not an intentional violation.  It never occured to me that an enlargement was considered a modification since the integrity of the image remained the same.  Going forward I will not make the same mistake.



Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tilda with Gifts...

Hello Hello!  Well, I sure hope you're all having a great week so far.  It's been a bit cloudy and rainy the last few days here in Michigan.  The sun finally started shining again this evening and I think it's supposed to be gorgeous tomorrow.  I'm looking forward to a day by the pool with my son.  Maybe we'll end up with a few friends over too!

So, yesterday was torture because I lost my internet connection in the morning and didn't get it back til late last night.  My hubby was able to spend some time working on it last night and found a work-around the problem.  Thankfully it's been fine all day.  It's a really strange feeling to lose your internet connection.  I felt so disconnected from everyone and kept wondering what I was missing.

Hubby and I were discussing possible future vacation spots and I mentioned Sweden.  Can you guess why?  He wasn't interested in travelling that distance to go Magnolia shopping with me, but......he said I can go whenever I want!  Now I need to find someone willing to go with me.  Hmmm...think, think, think...

Anyway, I found a bit of time in my craft room this morning and pulled out my Magnolia wedding stamps.  I really like that so many of the images can be used for occasions other than a wedding since we don't attend many weddings anymore.  But, in this case, we're invited to attend another out-of-town wedding early in August so I decided to make a wedding card.  I'm really happy with the card.  I hope you like it too. 

By the way, I truly appreciate all of your comments.  Thank you all so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave me a little note.  It really means a lot :-)

Here's my card.  I hope you'll let me know what you think :-)

Tilda with Gifts

Isn't she precious?  How could anyone not fall in love with this image?  Who doesn't want to receive a mountain of gifts?  She's perfect and she's Tilda with Gifts.   
The dp's that I used on this card are also from Magnolia's Wedding Collection.  Now, I'm always a fan of Magnolia's paper designs, but this Wedding Collection is super fantastic.  I just love the regal patterns and the gold prints.  They're stunning!  I paired them with some leftover shimmery blue cs from my scrap basket and white cs from SU.  I cut the white cs trim around the image using one of the gorgeous new Magnolia DooHickey Dies - Tilda.  If you haven't seen these yet, you absolutely must check them out!!!  I ordered all four the moment I saw them and they just arrived the other day.  Yay!  I'm like a kid in a candy store! 
The blue/grey velvet ribbon is from my stash and is sooooo beautiful in person.  I wish the photo could capture the texture.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and my own stash.  I added crystal and platinum Stickles to the flowers and ribbon around the gifts.
Here's the inside of the card.  The sentiment is Wishing Two People from Magnolia's Wedding Collection and it's just perfect!  I stamped the sentiment using Encore Ultimate Metallic gold ink.  It was trimmed out using a MS punch around the page.  Almost forgot, the blue paper in the center is from Magnolia's Hoppy Easter/Spring Collection.   

So, I colored this little cutie using a combination of Copic markers and watercolor with Ranger Distress Ink.  Here are the details:

Copics:  E00, 02, 35, 44, 50, 53, RV21

DI's:  walnut stain, dusty concord, milled lavender, weathered wood, vintage photo

Well, that's all I have for now.  Thanks for stopping by.