Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tilda Celebrates Friendship

Hello all! It seems I've finally got all gears up and running again,lol. I REALLY enjoyed making this card and I hope you like it. I actually started this a while back for a TOMIC challenge, but  I must have run out of time cause it didn't get finished. Well, I decided to take another look at it and I had to finish some coloring and I chose some new paper and it went from there. This...

... is what I came up with. It probably doesn't look like much from the outside, but it does have one little suprise....

.... it opens to this beautiful image and I didn't want to take away from that, so... opens again.

I'm also happy to report I was able to work it into another TOMIC challenge. It was so fun to work with all those pretty spring colors...I'm so over winter!  It really took forever to get everything sitting "just right" but I'm glad I took the time to make it work.

I'm not really sure the best way to tell you about everything now as I really haven't set this up the way I usually do. All the gold accents are from WOC as well as the flowers. The stamped images are Magnolia(Secretive Tilda and Bird Background) and are colored with copics...sorry most of this was colored when I started so I don't have all the colors. the sentiment is from Whimsy and the die cuts are from Magnolia.  The pretty papers are from a 12x12 stack by KandCompany called watercolor boquet.

That's all for me today. It will probably be a week before I'm back again as I'm going to make a dress for my daughter and that may take me a while...I'm not the best sewer, but I'm determined,lol. I'll post pics when it's finished.  Her Christmas skirt turned out pretty good as did the stockings I made so there's hope for me yet. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


TOMIC: Friendship & Doohickey
Simon Says: Use 3 Papers
Bunny Zoe's: Celebrate

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Southern Girls #38

Hello again blogging friends! I told you I would be back again...tho I'm a bit late I'm afraid :( Had to run some errand and then apparently my son had soccer sign ups today and they didn't send anything home about them, so with no paper I'd forgotten they were coming. At any rate i'm here now and this weeks challenge is: So distressing

We have some fabulous sponsors for you this week:

LOTV for NZ/ Aus participants and 

Kenny K and Little Claires Designs for our Int participants

Here is what I've come up with...

using DANDELION CLOCK from LOTV.  I've distressed the edges of the papers with my Tim Holtz Distresser  and then inked them with distress inks.  I've colored her up with copics and left it pretty simple(for now)...I tried putting something in that upper right corner, but nothing made me happy. However it still looks plain to me so don't be suprissed if I update this :)

Well, that's all for me today. Make sure you stop by the Southern Girls blog to see the rest of the DT creations and see if you can win!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Magnolia Love

Hello my blogging friends. So much for my being back, huh. It's been crazy around my house and to be honest I've had a bit of a time getting back into things after my time away plus I set out to make some gifts for some people in may family and I got stuck. I felt like if I started anything else I wouldn't get back to it and to be honest...maybe it would have helped. At any rate now they are still not completely finished because we got hit with some really cold weather and I can't clear coat them in the cold, grr. However, I figured at least they are otherwise finished and I can move on. 

So,  I've actually had this....

finished for several days now, but I've been swamped. I followed the current sketch at CLP and this actually would have been done sooner were in not for those two pieces of ribbon on the side.  I looked and looked thru my stuff before I finally spotted that ribbon and then I wasn't sure if I could put it that far down, but i figure were usually allowed some leeway, so I went with it.

Here's a close up of the adorable pair...

Don't you just love them?? I just had to have them! funnily enough I colored them up to resemble skin and hair colors of my husband and myself, but I will never give it to him, that would just be a waste. He does not appreciate these things at all. Although, maybe he will start... Yesterday my daughter and myself took him some homemade chocolates, a ballon, and some other goodies and he came home and said he was the envy of the office.

Ok, I think I've done enough blabbering now, sorry about that. Clearly I don't get to talk to people enough,lol. Hope you like my card, I'll actually be back a bit later today with another. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

CLP: Sketch
TOMIC: Recipe-3papers, 2(or more) embellishments, 1 image)
Just Magnolia: Pink, Pearls, and Lace