Thursday, November 13, 2008

Merry Tilda!

Good morning! I'm sorry I can't post everyday! I try, but work gets in my way! Hope you understand. Most cards have been worked on for a couple of evenings before they come together. My most creative time is in the morning and that's when I have to get ready for school. Do you have a time of day when you feel more creative?
Anyway, here is Tilda with her wreath ready to decorate for Christmas! I love that pink, blue and green can be Christmas colors! I wanted to use some of the new My Mind's Eye Christmas paper so that's how I started, but it just didn't work for this. I'll hoard it a little longer, something will come to me!
My card base is Papertrey Ink's cream color. I score just the front to make the main panel 4.25 " square. The layers are Baja Breeze and Pink Pirohette. The layer behind Tilda is dp from a Basic Grey pad. The dotted layer is a scrap from Bo Bunny's dotted line. Ribbon is from Papertrey. Of course, I added lots of stickles! I love to make this type of "hinge" card, because it gives you a nice square area to work with and that great side piece. I don't think I've ever made one with the hinge at the top, and I like it!
As I finished this card I wondered how it would look if it were more distressed with a tan ink to make it look vintage. I hope I get time to try it soon!
Here are my copic colors:
Face: E00, E02, R20
Dress, hat, mittens: B10, BG72
Wreath: YG03, YG95
Ribbon: RV10, R20, R81
Boots, hair: E31, E35
Berries: R46
I added a VERY light brown to the fur areas, raw silk, I think (not sure of the number)
Hope you like it! I love reading your comments! Off to get ready for work!
Have a great day!
(Didn't plan for the pictures to be at the bottom, but don't know how to move them! Sorry!)


Tanja said...

This is really adorable! I love the colors!

Hugs Tanja

Danielle said...

What a great card - I love how you've used different colours rather than the traditional red & green! Your colouring is awesome and such a cute Tilda too!

Bridget said...

Really beautiful, one day when I grow up maybe I can also make something like this.
Hugs Bridget from South Africa

Heidi said...

Oh my, what a beautiful card, love this image

Danni said...

Oh I love her!! I just adore the colors you used!! Wonderful!

Nancy said...

Wonderful card, Cheryl!! It is adorable, and I love the coloring!


Tammi said...

I love the soft colors on this and the embossing, cute card!

Michelle said...

Cheryl, this is adorable!! I seem to be most creative in the morning as well, but I'm working a lot lately so that's definitely cutting into my play time :) By the time I get home, & can play after my kids go to bed, I'm just too tired!!! I envy these women who don't seem to need sleep, lol!

Tricia said...

Adorable card, Cheryl!! I can't wait to get some Copics, myself. BTW, I can tell you how to move your pictures for future reference. :) You can email me through my blog here (The email link is in my profile, I think)

Blessings! Tricia

Monica said...

WOW! Another masterpiece! I have never thought to run patterned paper through the emobossing folders! Your a creative genious! Love this Cheryl!! Can I come move in with you and get lessons?? LOL Hugs!!

sharon said...


Your cards are worth waiting for!
Love the stickles. Thanks for sharing

Lori said...

She is just adorable.

Kerry D-C said...

Oh Cheryl! this is wonderful! I want to be just like you when I grow up!!! :)

Candy said...

Hi Cheryl,
I LOVE your card. The colours are so nice. Your colouring is great I can hardly wait to get my Magnolia Copic colours!

lakind said...

Love your Merry Tilda! You always dress her up so nicely! I am a zombie in the morning and I get my energy in the evening when I should be sleeping! I can and have stayed up until 3:00 a.m.! My mom's like that too, so I think it's genetic!


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