Friday, January 20, 2012

I {Heart} You...

Hello Everyone!  This month I'm working with a Valentine's Day theme. This gave me the perfect opportunity to use an image from the new 'Sweet Crazy Love Collection'. You can get some fantastic prices on this collection at Magnolia-licious right now and there is still plenty of time to get them and make some wonderful things for Valentine's Day. They even have the Mini version of the Sweet Crazy Love Collection. They're so much fun to combine in scenes with the larger images.

Here's my project...

I {heart} You

This little sweetheart is 'Tilda with Cozy Heart'. I found the wooden planter at the local craft store. I wanted to make a coordinating card to go along with it. It makes the perfect little Valentine's Day gift set for a loved one. On the card I have Tilda sitting atop the 'I Love You' accessory stamp. This stamp is so could use it for nearly any occasion and can put any sitting Tilda on the top.

The planter already had the bow and wooden hearts on it. All I needed to do was color up an image and secure it onto the front. I added a little greenery too.

The dp's were in a pile of 12x12 papers that I've had forever. They matched the colors in the planter perfectly. I cut the image, the matte, and the heart behind it with SB nesties. I then stamped the heart with a sentiment from my stash. The beautiful large pearl brads are from WOC. I bought several sets in multiple colors and sizes. The string and lace are from RRR. I colored all of the images with Copic markers, but I've been in such a hurry with CHA aproaching that I haven't had the time to keep the details of the colors. I'll do better once I get back from CHA.

Have an awesome day! I hope you'll take a moment to leave a little comment to let me know that you were here. They mean so much :-)



Monday, January 2, 2012

Tilda in Winter...

Happy New Year!!! Can you believe it's 2012! OMGosh how time flies!!! I sure hope you all had a fantastic holiday season with family and friends. I sure did! It does feel good to have it all over with though. I get so worn out and need time to recover. That's when I get to head to my studio to play :-) On the day after Christmas, hubby took our son to a movie and I got to head up to my studio to paint. Now that's heaven..ahhhhhhhhh.

So I sat down at my craft desk and pulled out my 'Sweet Christmas Dreams' minis. I've been dying to ink them up and just didn't have the time til now. Anyway, once I decided on the images, I flipped through my Christmas paper pads for dp's with rich colors that I could use for a 'cold winter's night'.

Here's how things turned out...

Tilda in Winter
I decided to mask both 'Mini Winter Tilda' and 'Mini Midwinter Tilda' together while out for a walk on a cold, snowy night. They are dressed in color coordinated outfits in rich greens and reds. I don't see 'Mini Winter Tilda' in stock right now, but 'Mini Midwinter Tilda' is currently available at Magnolia-licious in a specially priced 2-pack with 'Mini Jingle Tilda'. The snowflakes were stamped using a wooden block stamp from my stash. I stamped them in black and then traced them with a glittery gel pen. They look really pretty IRL.

The images and the matte were cut using SB dies. The sweet little tree was cut using a Magnolia 'Spruce Tree' DooHickey die. It's probably one of my favorite dies that's come out in a long time.

The dp's are from MME's 'Holly Jolly' 6x6 paper pad. They're rich and dark and I think they look great for a 'cold winter's night'. I wrapped them in a sheer silver ribbon and bow from my stash. The center of the bow is decorated with the top of a green pearl brad from WOC. The ornamental straps at the top of the card were cut using a SB tag die. I cut the tag in half and added red gems for a bit of bling. I added the same red gems to decorate the tree. I colored the images using a combo of Copic markers and watercolor with Ranger DI's. I added a lot of shadow to the faces to accentuate the glow of the lamp. I hope that's what it looks like! Lastly, the I made snow with a little bottle of pearl paint.

That's it for me today! Thank you so much for joining me in starting out a great 2012. I wish you all a fantastically fun, healthy and creative year!

Hugs to you all,