Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Tilda Gathers Roses for YOU and ME!!!!
A very happy Wednesday and a happy July to each and every one!! This week has been a very trying one for me so I hope you can understand that my postings and comments have been minimal and I am just not myself these days. My Dad, 80 years old, was diagnosed with full-blown Alzheimers and the doctor would not let him return home where he had been living alone since my Mom's massive stroke 2 years ago. So he has joined my Mom at the Life Care Center where she has been for the past two years. I have inherited, and quickly adopted Lucky, their little black mini-human in a poodle suit...smile...so all of the news is not bad!
I have also been asked to be a Guest Designer for Issue 7 on The Next Level which is certainly thrilling yet humbling. If you have not visited this challenge blog, please do so as it is very interesting and educational!! Madge (Ann) and Dawn are doing an exceptional job to bring us much innovation, instruction, and fun!!! I am really looking forward to my week during Issue 7 on The Next Level and hope you will join me then!!!
Since it's my birthday month ...wooooohooooooo, I have been asked to design the July Sketch for Magnolia-licious (not really the reason but I can pretend..lol) and really enjoyed making it for us all to use. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!! I am thrilled to invite you to make a card using this same sketch and download it to MrLinky on the Magnolia-licious Hi-lites site where you will also find all of the other DT members' cards during the month..Ta-daaaaaa...here is the sketch:
Please feel free to flip the sketch in any direction and use each of the panels in any way your heart desires. I would love for you to join with me and the other members of the DT in uploading your cards for all of us to see and get ideas from. Seeing your lovely cards is truly a continuing inspiration for me...I love all of the varied interpretations and ideas so Keep 'Em Coming!!
For my card I used Bazzill CS for the card base, Prismatics Stormy Dark for matting, and Basic Grey's new June Bug for all DP. Gosh!! I think this is the cutest paper!!! As you will note, I followed the sketch very carefully, stamping Tilda with Hearts from the Valentine Collection 2009 twice and coloring both with Copics and adding a bit of Sunshine Yellow and Russet Red FlowerSoft so she would be gathering roses rather than hearts, and finally propping her up on dimensional tape. This Tilda is from Magnolia-licious and if it is not in stock at the moment, there are several Tildas holding chicks, etc that can be used in exactly the same way. I also used several types of textural trims and finally added Prima Trellis Roses and tiny button brads. The inside is very simple since the coordinating June Bug paper speaks well enough for itself. I did add a pewter rose charm to continue the rose thought from the front of the card.
I am so happy that you dropped by and hope that you will let us know what you think!! I hope that you will come back often!! I wish for each of you a magnificent July, an exciting and fun upcoming holiday weekend, and lots of smiles!!! Take care, be safe, and feel these big ol' Magnolia-licious hugs!!!!