Friday, February 4, 2011

Spreading a little love...

Hi Everyone! This week has absolutely flown by! I've been playing 'catch up' since I got home from CHA.  I've got a Valentine's Day card today and I followed a recipe:  hearts, pink, white and silver.  I hope you like it!

Tilda Spreads Love

This little darling is Tilda Spreads Love and she's from Magnolia's new You're So Special collection. She's my favorite image from this collection. So, I love this image, but I'm not completely in love with how my card turned out. I decided to color this image with Copics only, because I purchased some new paper - Cryogen. I really like how the Copics blend on this paper, but the paper is slightly off white in color and it makes the marker colors appear darker too. I'm also getting used to how the ink instantly soaks into the paper (this doesn't happen with the Artist Marker Pad that I'm used to working with). Anyway, because of these changes, the colors are darker than I'm used to and Tilda ended up looking a bit flush. I'll have to adjust my skin tones with the next image that I color on this paper. I'll definitely use it again because the markers blend beautifully on it. Anyway, another thing I'm not happy with is the silver heart and how it was captured on camera. It's a white paper doily that I sprayed with Maya Mist - Silver and it looks really cool in person! The camera makes it look charcoal grey and I couldn't do anything to fix it. Bummer :-( Another thing the camera didn't capture well is the pink background that I have around the image. It's really pretty in person. Finally, I used my sewing machine to zig-zag the dp's to the cs, and....let me tell you my's not nearly as easy as it looks! My zig-zagging technique is going to require a lot of practice!!! So, some of the things that I don't like are really obvious, and some of the things that I do like didn't photograph well. Oh well!

So, on to the things that I really like about this card...The gorgeous dp's are Imaginisce "Enchanted". They're 'princess' papers, but many of them fit perfectly with Valentine's Day. All cs is by Bazzill - love their paper! The white tulle, pearls and pins are from my stash and they really add nice texture to the card. I used a new MS heart border punch around the image and I think it's stunning. The image, by the way, was cut with a Spellbinder's Nestabilities oval die. The huge rose in the center of the tulle is from WOC and I've been waiting for an opportunity to use it. This card is larger than my usual, 6x6 finished, and it seemed like it could definitely handle the large rose.

My New Year's 'craft' Resolution is to finish the inside of all of my cards. So, here is the inside of this card. The paper doily is exactly as the one on the cover started out. The sentiment is new but I can't remember the manufacturer. The hearts were cut with a Spellbinder's die.

Well, that's it for me today. I hope you enjoyed my card, even after I went on and on about all that I found wrong with it. I guess some craft days are better than others :-) Thanks so much for stopping by.




  1. Wow, what a beautiful card! I absolutely love that image and your colouring is great.
    Love how you did the backround with the hearts, looks sooo cute.

  2. Ohh WAUW Angie,
    It's BEAUTIFUL!!!