Thursday, January 1, 2009

January sketch for Magnolia-licious For You!

Good morning and Happy 2009! As for me, I hope it is better than 2008. Our family went through some losses last year with lots of sadness. But we're doing better. It gets easier to remember the good things about our loved ones.

Things began to look up when Diana Crick asked me to be on her design team in October 2008 for the Magnolia stamps she was going to start selling in her store. Now here I am with my "entry" for the second sketch challenge! This one was created by the wonderfully talented Suzy Haglighi.

My card is 5x5 inches square. The card base is Kraft. I used dp by Prima Marketing called the Aurora Collection. It was a papercraft kit and had the wonderful die cut tag in green that is behind Tilda. There is a circle element to it. Can you see it behind her? Circles were cut using my cuttlebug and nestabilities. All edges were sponged with Distress ink in Vintage Photo to cover the white edges and give the pieces some depth ( I really hate those white edges!). The flowers are from Prima (dirtied up with more brown ink) and I have several sizes of white pearls so I added those. The Tilda image is "Tilda in her Christmas socks" and she is colored with copic markers. I used E00, E02 for her skin and R20 for her cheeks. Her dress is my favorite blue, BG10 (a perfect match for SUs Soft sky) and is then darkened with a little BG72 and just touches of BG09. Her hair is E31 and E35.

Please won't you consider playing along with our sketch. Just go to Magnolia-licious and e-mail Diana a photo of your card. She'll take care of the rest. While you're there check out her Perpetual Sale items. There are some good deals.
You can also check out the blogs of my design mates Claudia
Suzanne and, of course, Suzy.
Thanks for coming by my blog on this first day of the new year! Wishing you only good things!


DillyDilly said...

What a fab card & thank you for showing the copic colours. I hope 2009 is much better for you too x

Suzy said...

What a sweet card! Such warm and comforting colors, and the pop of flower is too cute. I love your take on the circles - so clever but I still definately see the sketch there!

Happy New Year my friend :)

Danni said...

Such a pretty card! Love it!
Happy New Year!

Marcia said...

Great Card! I always have trouble getting the entire image to stamp- always have blank spots in the middle!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl--my favorite colors too! Love all the added details you used!


Cami said...

Hi Chryl, as always, another beautiful creation; love your colors and coloring; you do an EXCELLENT job and I am so glad you always list the Copic colors you use. This really helps alot. Happy New Year and keep posting! Cami

Cami said...

I was typing too fast! Sorry I misspelled your name Cheryl!

Ann Kranitz said...

Wow she is so pretty. I love your coloring!!!

Jules said...

Fabulous card :o)

I hope 2009 is the year when all your dreams come true!

Kim said...

Cheyl this is BEAUTIFUL! I love your colored Tilda...she is adorable! Love the colors you used! Your card is wonderful! I love your bow's stunning!
Hugs~ Kim

Kerry D-C said...

I hope that 2009 is a better year for your family. Diana is a smart woman asking you to be on her DT! You are so talented! This card is just another one of your beauties!! love the colors and the bow. Fab job with this sketch!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Oh how SWEET! I love it!

Julia Aston said...

This is beautiful Cheryl! Love the Tilda sitting on the panels - you are the queen of coloring these!! do you give lessons!?!?!

lakind said...

Ooohh, I love sketches! I printed this one out and will try to play! I haven't stamped in a week...mostly because of the mess in my stamp room and no ambition to organize it! I also have the blues about going back to work! Great card!


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