Saturday, December 5, 2009
Tilda Decorates for Christmas at Friday Sketchers 81
Happy Saturday evening to everyone!! I hope your weekend is going well!! We had SNOW this morning and it looked like a blizzard BUT the sun came out and the snow left quickly!! Whew!!! I am NOT a snow and winter person at all!! How many days til Spring arrives????
I wanted to show you my DT sample card for Friday Sketchers 81 this week using a sketch of the very talented Bea of Germany who is hosting this week. She has secured some very nice prizes so I hope you will come over and use Bea's sketch and show us your interpretation of her sketch!!
For my card, I used Bazzill for the base, Prismatics for all matting, Imaginisce Polar Expressions for the DP (thank you so much Suzan...and for the wee lights as well!!) and the image is stamped on Cryogen White. I used Tilda with Christmas Tree from the new collection which is still available at Magnolia-licious. I'm sure you will notice that this is one of the very few times that I have not given Tilda alot of dimension but I did cut her little feet out before cutting her out with the Nestie...just slid the Nestie under her feet and let her prance around a little outside the circle. She was colored with Copics and a touch of Stickles and I shined her boots with Glossy Accents. For the corner flower treatment, I used little roses touched with stickles and a bit of bridal spray.
Several of you have emailed me about how I make the curlicues for the roses...well, I don't know how you are supposed to do them but I just take the stem of the rose, flatten it on the back and then wrap it around a toothpick all the way down and then slide the toothpick out and position the curlicue where I want it...that was too simple huh?
Since the front of the card was sooooo simple for my taste, I wanted the inside to be a bit more of a SURPRISE...so here ya go!!!!
I told you Little Tilda was decorating so I had to show you her Christmas Tree which is from last year's collection at Magnolia. It is decorated with rhinestones and pearls and a star button and of course she hasn't finished with the wee little lights yet!!!! I finished the inside with a couple of bows and a Christmas tree charm.
Thank you so much for dropping by to see us!! And we hope you will return often!! Please let me know what you think about my little Maggie and until we meet again...Maggie hugs for each of you!!!