Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Air and Water!

I think Magnolia images are like air and water to me! I couldn't wait to stamp and color this little cutie AND my new Basic Grey paper arrived! How lucky can a girl get!? I got so excited about the coloring and the papers that when I finished the card, I realized I had inadvertently used the Magnolia-licious July sketch again! It is a good one! And I can't seem to help focusing on the color Purely Pomegranate either! I think I'm in a rut! Oh well, I like the card that resulted so I'll deal with that tomorrow!

I am so proud to say that my sister (the "older" one!) made me this flower and many others! She is good! My part was to print out the directions that Nicole Heady had posted on her blog several weeks ago! Isn't it great?!? I'll tell her you said so! ETA: here is the link to Nicole's directions for these flowers- Capture the Moment, May 31,
Sometimes people ask me about how I do my backgrounds behind the image. Here's a picture of my supplies. I cut the nestability shape from white, then sometimes I emboss it so it really stays in the die. Then I ink up one of my stencil brushes and scrub it a little on scrap paper (that's the paper you see in the picture, sometimes it gets really pretty!)
Then I brush from the edges of the nestability. I repeat until I have the depth of color that I want. I learned this at the Stamp and Scrap show in Buffalo last year. she used Adirondack inks so I do too. I have used SU, but the Adirondack are so color intensive that it takes less time for a vibrant color. the two ovals in the picture are ones I did today while trying to decide on a background for Tilda. I'll put them aside to use another time.

So, thanks for visiting! So sorry if the card seems like a repeat. I'll try to get some variety going!
Maybe you would like to participate in the July sketch challenge? See the post below, please.
There is still some time to participate in the Brunette Hair challenge from the Copic Creations Challenge-the prize is a Scor'Pal!!
See my post from June 30 or the link on my sidebar!
Tomorrow is Angel's Landing day and I'm hopping with excitement to show you my card!
Have a great day! Thanks for all the nice, nice comments!
Have a great day! Cheryl
Here are the copic colors I used to color
RV10, RV06, RV17, RV19, V12, V04, V06, YG21, YG01, YG05, BG11, BG13, BG18 and her skin is E000, Eoq and E93 for the cheeks.


Kecia said...

What an adorable card! Love how you colored the image. Thanks for showing us how you do the backgrounds. They look great!

Danni said...

Gorgeous!! Just gorgeous!

Kelly Schelske said...


Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous - I love your bright happy card and your colouring is fabulous!
Do you still have the link to Nicole's instructions for the flowers? I'll have to ask my Mum to show me how to make them!

Jacque said...

Cheryl, she is cute as can be...love those new Maggies...and that lovely paper too...smile...Everything about this card is CUTE CUTE CUTE!! Hugs...Jacque

Arty Party NI said...

Hi Cheryl your card is amazing and please tell your older sister that her flower just sets it of (they are fab). I think the image that you have used is so adorable, just wish we had a better selection of tilda images over here, here's praying that someday we might. If you are fed up with the sun, please push it a wee bit closer to Northern Ireland as I'm getting fed up with the rain :-( Will keep in touch, and good luck with your entry for CCC, Karen xoxo

dolcreations said...

I just received my Magnolia order and I just love it! I love your card so much. Thank-you for the tips on the sponging part!

Heidi Walczak said...

She is just darling! What fun to use new stamps and paper!

Nancy said...

Your card is so very cute i just love it! Your coloring is terrific. And I love the flower your sister crocheted for you.

Barb Hardeman said...

Awwww! You've captured summer at it's peak with this one! She is just adorable in the innertube. As always your coloring is perfection - my hero! Thanks for the tip on the background coloring too! I'll have to give it a try...

Suzanne J Dean said...

So sweet Cheryl---love the brite summery colors & of course the cutie-pie image!


Laurel said...

Absolutely adorable! I just love your colors and that background! I cannot thank you enough for teaching me how to do those great backgrounds on the nesties! Hugs

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh how CA-UTE!!!! I LOVE her! I haven't gotten my stamps yet and I just keep stalking our mailman. This is too adorable, and of course you've ALWAYS been my ooloring hero. :) Gorgeous card and I don't see it as a repeat at all! Thanks for the inspiration.

Michelle said...

This is gorgeous, Cheryl. How lucky you are to have new Magnolias AND the new Basic Grey!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Darling card & I love your coloring style! Very nice work!

Thank you for the crocheted flower directions. Very cute!

Candy said...

Oh Cheryl!!!!
She is absolutely adorable and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colours you have used!!!! I don't know how I am going to wait for these cuties!
Thanks so much for showing how you make your backgrounds.
Big Hugs, Candy

Riet said...

ohh Cheryl,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Cami said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Cheryl! Thanks for showing how you do your backgrounds...this really adds to any card, and of course, your beautiful coloring as always. Love the pomegranate oolor and you're lucky your sister can crochet your flowers! It takes me an hour to make only 6 of them LOL! Cami

Lauri said...

Thanks for the tip and another gorgeous card!!!

Katie said...

This is so gorgeous!
The coloring is wonderful and your colors combos areperfect.

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Oh she is SWEET and I love your colors!

Suzan L said...

Hi Cheryl, Your card is soooo cute and summery, especially with the new Tilda image!! I'm jealous!! Thank you for the tip on how to color in the background!!
Hugs, Suzan

Ila said...

Little Tilda is just the Cutest!! Your card is bright, fun and So Gorgeous!!!...love the crocheted flower too!!...Hugs, Ila

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Great card, Cheryl, just wonderful!
Hugs Jacqueline

Eulanda said...

OOOOOOOOooooooo aaaaaaaahhhhh. I love that card! Love the flower and really really like the pomegranite color. I must get me some of that. That new stamp is so cute! Great card!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card ~ I could never become bored with your cards! Thanks for sharing that technique...I definitely need to try this. :)

Handmade by Vivi said...

wonderful card!

Anonymous said...

OH Cheryl this is drop dead gorgeous! Your color is out of this world. I wish I could color like you! I am so jealous. I love every little detail.
Big Hugs,


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