Happy Sunday, Everyone!! I hope you are all having a fun and safe weekend! Surely Spring has arrived for most of us.
Again I am attempting a sketch from the Just Magnolia Challenge, which is announced every Friday. It really is quite fun to see ALL of those cute Maggies every week!! This week's fun and exciting sketch is by Bev Rochester at All The Things I Love...Thank you so much, Bev, for the fun sketch this week!!
My card uses #219 Tilda with Flower from the Spring/Summer Collection 2008 which you can find at Magnolia-licious. Diana has just announced her wonderful May offer for orders. You will receive 50% off the least expensive stamp. Minimum order is $25.00. Be sure to write the name "Worms" and "Magnolia-licious member" in the Comment area. You will continue to get extra treats in your packages. Atyou Spica Pens and both sets of the Magnolia Copic Markers are 10% off. And, of course, free shipping is provided for US and Canada orders.
Here's my attempt at the sketch:
I used Bazzill CS for the card base and some of the matting, Gold Cryogen for the oval scalloped nesties and one layer of matting, and the plain oval nesties are Cryogen White. The DP, borders, and gems are from the Que Sera Sera Collection by K&Company. All panels are double matted and stitched with Old Gold thread.
You can see that I used gold beading for scrolls, MS frond and branch punches, Primas, gems, and gold cording for embellishments on the front. I airbrushed the white oval in gold and turquoise to give the appearance of sunlight and added a grass grounding freehand with Copics. Two Tilda images were colored with Copics, cut out and dimensional tape was placed between them to lift Tilda from the nestie. She has Diamond Stickles angel wings. I seldom use a single image since I almost always want more dimension on my cards (besides that, I can cut away any places where I run out of the lines...LOL) I also colored a tiny Prima with Copics and used a gold bead for the center to match the flower in the corner. Since the flower Tilda is holding is so difficult to cut out I only cut out the stem and replaced the flower with this tiny Prima.
The inside of the card is quite simple with Que Sera Sera border dotted with gold beads on one panel. The other panel is merely a matted nestie and I have made a turquoise flat bead, gold bead, and crystal bead dangle to hang from the gold cord bow for the jotting place. I finished the inside with small gold beads to soften all of the corners.
I hope you enjoy this wee little Tilda With Flower in her quite bright and vibrant surroundings. She would love to see your opinions, so please leave her a note!!! If you have questions about any of my cards or feel that I have not explained clearly enough, please let me know. My email is on my sidebar and I would love to hear from you.
There is a very unique challenge created by Suzan Laferty throughout the month of May which Diana announced yesterday on the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Site. There will be a prize for the best interpretation. The Challenge is "to design your own Butterfly Tilda by adding butterfly wings to an
existing Tilda image. The wings can be hand drawn, or a butterfly stamp
can be used (masking will be involved) or whatever you can think of. We
can add rhinestones, glitter, foil, really anything your imagination can
come up with!" It will be fun and interesting to see what people make and which Tilda they choose to work with. Suzan will pick the winner. Let's all join in and send our pictures to Diana and she will put them all in a new gallery at Magnolia-licious called "Butterfly Wings"...such a cute and unique idea!!!!
That's all for today!! May you have a Magnolia-licious week!!! Hugs!!