Saturday, May 2, 2009

May sketch for Magnolia-licious!

Well, it is another beautiful spring day here in Western New York, made more beautiful by the fact that it's SATURDAY!! Sharon Caudle (Grandma's House of Cards) created the sketch for all to use in May. She is an excellent designer on the Magnolia-licious team! Thanks, Sharon!!
My card base is Kraft and is 5.5" square. I really prefer the traditional A2 size cards because I don't have to find a time to get to the Post Office to have it weighed! I can just pop them into the mail! I'm all about easy!! The Art Impressions dock (that I used here) is bigger than the Magnolia bridge deck so I made this bigger card in order to show off my Cosmo Cricket paper a bit! The card base is Kraft and I used Real red for my mat pieces. Tilda in her swimsuit is raised up on dimensionals. I stamped the dock and then masked it with sticky notes so that I could use my ink pads, grass stamps, stencil brush, cloud template and stencil brush for the background.
Tilda and her dock are colored with copic markers. I took several (well, a LOT!) pictures trying to get a good one. I hope you can see the detail!

I also do very simple insides. I just don't have the time to color another image for the inside. I love all the wonderful cards out there, I just don't have the time! this is about as fancy as I get.
I love my beach EK success punch!! I made more sky and clouds with ink pad and sponging. I don't like how it looks in the middle, but a sentiment will cover that! (I need one that says, "Just sittin' here thinking of you!") I mounted that on red and Kraft and then on more of the Summery Cosmo Cricket paper from the Snorkel Collection.
I realize that I, once again, grabbed a scrap paper and wrote down my copics only to misplace it. It will turn up and I'll post them in an edit.

Here's this little cutie in a close up! I tell you, I love these things! Mine came from Diana at Magnolia-licious. She has stock coming in all the time, great prices and special deals like free shipping and extra goodies.
Go to her site to check on joining our Magnolia-lcious yahoo group fro even more goodies!
Thanks for coming by today! I really appreciate it!!
Off to start some garden work before DH comes in and says, "Are you still on that computer?!"
ETA: The fabulous and friendly Claudia Rosa pointed out to me that this dock is from
Art Impressions. Thanks so much, Claudia!!


Pam S. said...

Just too cool! Love her Cheryl! the images, papers...PERFECT!
Pam Going Postal

Jacque said...

Absolutely precious, Cheryl...makes me long for those summery days for sure...That image is the cutest and your coloring is magnificent...Great card...Hugs..Jacque

Claudia Rosa said...

oh my.. cheryl.. what a wonderful card.
amazing coloring.. this card must have taken for a very long time.
it totally shows!
love claudia

Claudia Rosa said...

okay.. i had to look again at your card. sucking up all the detail lol

i had to laugh about your note with copic markers.. that sounds just like me hahahaa

cheryl... is that dock stamp Art Impression?

Norma said...

Cheryl, I just luv it, luv it, luv it. So much deats. Love the colours--soo cheerful--and our colouring. First class!


Norma said...

Oops, that's suppose to be YOUR colouring. All thumbs this morning.

Danielle said...

Wow Cheryl, this is gorgeous! Tilda is totally adorable on this dock and your colouring has left me breathless - it's just amazing!!
Loving everything on this card!
Hugs, Danielle

Sharon Caudle said...

WOW!!! Chery, I LOVE this card!!! Now I've got to find one of those dock stamps (you enabler, you!!) :) Your coloring is amazing and the paper and colors you used are just perfect. Another fantastic creation!!!

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Wauw, what a cute card, realy lovely.
Nice coloring!

Candy said...

Hi Cheryl,

Another stunning card! I just love it and that dock is terrific!! Cheryl, without a doubt, your colouring is THE BEST!!!

Don't work too hard.

Hugs, Candy

~amy~ said...

cute, cute, cute!!!

Julie said...

I love your card. This is just adorable. I love the scene and your interpretation of the sketch.

Cami said...

Cute, cute, cute, Sharon! Love Tilda in her red swimsuit and the scene you created with the bridge, water, flowers, sky, aahhh. Very pretty! Hugs, Cami

Laurel said...

Adorable,Cheryl! Truly amazing card. Your Tilda coloring is just perfect. I just love that paper. Hugs

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Cheryl,l love the images and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Maryvel said...

To be honest with you, I am simply, speechless! Amazed by your beautiful work! I was looking at your gallery on Splitcoaststampers and I am just is owe! Keep up the great work and THANK YOU so much for sharing!

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

OH my gosh Cheryl. This is gorgeous. I love it. The inside is super. I love that border punch. I really need it..LOL. Super job.

Michelle said...

This is beautiful, Cheryl. As always, you've picked the perfect colors & papers. And I happen to think your insides are gorgeous, lol!!

BTW, I bought a small postal scale on Ebay a few years ago for about $5. Of course, I sell on Ebay & really needed one, but they do come in handy for cards as well!! No more trips to the PO!!

MarieL said...

What a gorgeous card, Cheryl. So many details. Such detailed work. An absolutely fantastic card

Christine said...

Wow, your card is amazing!!! I just love how you put the whole scene together. The amazing thing is that I just put in my NSD order at Magnolicious and bought both the Tilda swimsuit and the dock. You must have been sending me vibes or something. LOL!! I love everything you create. You are an amazing artist!
xoxo, Christine

Lori said...

Your card is adorable. Love the dock. Couldn't stop looking at the detai.

dolcreations said...

Absolutely stunning! I'm in ahhhh!
You have inspired me once again. I'm going to the craft room to create!
I just ordered some Magnolia's and cannot wait for delivery!
I just love Tilda!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

another fabulous card, Cheryl! She's so cute on the dock!

Ilonka said...

Fab card. The colours are perfect.
Love Everything.

Big hugs Ilonka

Kristine B. said...

WOW!! Excellent coloring--once again! ☺ LOVE all the fun bright colors and it's such a great layout too! Totally LOVE this!

Lisa (lakind) said...

Gorgeous! Love all the details! I have a stamp that says that. It's from Flourishes called Chairs for You. If you want me to stamp some, let me know!

Kelly Schelske said...

It's fabulous Cheryl! IU love those papers and the inside looks super!!

Hugs, Kelly


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