Monday, August 16, 2010

Yee Haw! It's a Birthday Blog Hop!

Hello! Lots of pics today, so I'll try not to chat too much! Gotta say a few things, though! Welcome, or should I say, HOWDY, Ya'll! If you've come from Sharon's beautiful blog you have reached the final stop, ME! If yor're started here, you may want to head on over to the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog to get the order from beginning to end so you don't miss a thing! Our birthday celebration challenge is in honor of our queen, Diana! Sh'es "Way out West" in Canada! The challenge is to alter a gift item and make a card to go with it. I altered a small, clear favor box from emma's paperie. I used images from Magnolia-licious. The newest collection is in stock! This is Cowgirl Tilda (#229) and Cactus (#431). I stamped, colored and used THREE of the cactus images to tie my gift altogether!
I used Wanted Paper from Cosmo Cricket. I just wrapped my gift box. That was challenge enough! Because of the angled sides I had to take tucks in the paper to make it fit (think of when you learned to sew darts in high school home ec class!)
I had the best time making the card, as usual! It's my favorite thing! With the paper chosen I knew I wanted to use aqua with browns. But the aqua is almost a sage green so some blending of Blue greens and greens made the colors on her outfit exactly what I wanted! In the corner is a new brad from the SU catalog! Love it (a deal at 4.95 for a box of them!). I made sort of a conch with it using twill ribbon and twine.

I colored another face and set of hands and mounted them on top of the base image. Debbie at Buffalo Stamps and stuff does this in her stamping and I wanted to give it a try. Very 3D! The cactus is also cut out and made 3D.

I don't know if Tilda can lasso a calf, but I'm pretty sure she can rope that cactus! And in the box? Trail mix, of course!


The inside (still needs a birthday message!) More of that gorgeous paper!
Well, if you're inspired and want to do a little shopping you can head over to the Magnolia-licious store. We hope you'll join in the challenge and link your own birthday card and altered gift item to the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog!
Thanks so much for ridin' on by today!
Cheryl
copic used:
E000, E11, E01 and R30 skin
BG10, BG72, G20 and G21 for the turquoise (just G20 and G21 for the cactus)
E31, E35, E25, E99 and E29 for browns on clothes and boots, E08 for her tie
Y21 and some of the browns for hair
Y21 and YR24 for rope




52 comments:

Candy said...

Well Mary!
A few of the girls used this Cowgirl Tilda in the past few days - but I have to say yours is the best without a doubt. You colouring wins every time!!
LOVE the very pretty colours you created mixing your Copics to get just the perfect colours you wanted to go with your DP. The added sparkles and 3 D images make the card perfect.
Way to go.........Hugs, Candy

Renkata said...

wow I see that image so beautifly done for first time.
I love the colours combo , bring her to live.
Way to go!!!!

theCook said...

Very nice coloring! Love that cactus that makes the card and box be a set.

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Cheryl,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers .

Hugs Riet.xx

DQ said...

Wow, what a great set! like how you used the glitter on her shirt and on cactus. lovely

Lisa Kind said...

You are JUGs psychic! You better enter this one! It is so fabulous! I love that Tilda! The colors are fab (I used the same ones for my cowboy card!)! Love the conch...that's a brad from SU? I don't think I got that far in the catalog yet! Lovely project!

Patty said...

This just makes me want to 'cowboy up'! You did a wonderful job creating an adoreable gift set!

scrappyjan said...

Cheryl, BEAUTIFUL set!!! THe colors are WONDERFUL!!!! Love all of the little details..
hugs, Janiel

Auntie Em said...

What a cute set! Great work on colouring in the stamp and love the 3-D technique you used. Really sets it all off!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Auntie Em said...

What a cute set! Great work on colouring in the stamp and love the 3-D technique you used. Really sets it all off!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Lisa said...

Wow! Beautiful! I just love them both.

Patti Jo said...

Love your coloring and the colors and the 3D and the brad/ribbon...it's all beautifully done!!! You brought this scene to life Cheryl!!! Wonderful work!

Sharon Caudle said...

WOW!!!! Oh my gosh, Cheryl! I ADORE this set!!!! Your coloring always knocks my socks off! I love this Tilda and that cactus looks amazing too!! You are such a bundle of talent and I love your work! Thanks for the continuous inspiration you provide!
hugs!
Sharon

Angie said...

Cheryl,

I just love your western theme. It's absolutely GORGEOUS!

Angie

Charlotte said...

Cheryl,
WOW!!! Love the western theme. I have been looking at this little Tilda and the Indian Tilda but after seeing your card I definitely will be purchasing them.
Love the 3-d effect.
Angeluver2

cabio's craft corner said...

This is such a cool set. The western style theme is awesome with the twine which is one of the best embellishment with this creation set. Cute and stylish!!
Hugs,
Cabio

Clare said...

Cheryl, very cute! I moved to Nashville, Tenn. from Albuquerque, but I was born in Denver,Colorado, and I'm a cowgirl at heart! Your card and trail mix box is a hit! Love it! Yee-haw!

Katie Cotton said...

this is just fabulous!

Becca Feeken said...

Cheryl, this is absolutely adorable!! My mouth just drops open every time I look at your coloring - what talent girl!!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Howdy Cheryl :) This is fun, fun, fun and gorgeously done! I love the cactus and they look so real with cute cowgirl Tilda. Beautiful projects!

hugz,
Suzanne

Corinne said...

Love the Cowgirl Tilda, she is so adorable....Love the colors you used absolutely gorgeous coloring. Beautiful projects!
Hugs~
Corinne

Shirley N said...

Gorgeous coloring! Love your project!!!

Julia Aston said...

What a great card and bucket Cheryl! love this new Tilda and, of course, your wonderful coloring!

Danni said...

Oh Cheryl!!! So fabulous! Love your creations!!

Stampin Mindy said...

AWE! She is so sweet, your coloring is beautiful. The papers go so well too. Beautiful set!

Hugs, Mindy

Toni said...

Cute set. Love the colors and the western accents!

sallysbitz said...

I just love this card.
The colours used just work so well together xx

Nancy Parker said...

Hi Cheryl, Simply gorgeous! I Love those stamps & get colouring. Nancy

Cathy U. said...

I love this. I am definitely going to have to get these stamps. Thanks for the ideas.

LINDA W. said...

I love your project and your card
your coloring is great.
Hugs Linda W.

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Cheryl! Waoh! That country girl Tilda is quite pretty! Your cactus is something! Very sweet card.Hugs.

danielle.

cheribella said...

This is just-wow-amazing. Love everything about it. The colors, your coloring, the way you made the conch, it all just comes together so perfect...wow!!
Cheri

Linda Palmer said...

This is stunning! The best one I've seen and it is so gorgeous. I love everything about this. It definitely has the WOW!factor, Love it.

Jane said...

Oh she is just tooo cute! I love the way you popped the catus and then used it on your altered item. So beautiful!!!!

scrapstampsleep said...

This set is just so cute! I am amazed at the talent this DT has...this is the first time I have visited the blogs and viewed all of the projects..and I am just in awe.I love your coloring - so pretty!

scrapstampsleep said...

This set is just so cute! I am amazed at the talent this DT has...this is the first time I have visited the blogs and viewed all of the projects..and I am just in awe.I love your coloring - so pretty!

carrie said...

What a wonderful set! Cowgirl Tilda is really cute and will be perfect for a friend that loves horses.

ellabella said...

Love the color combo.
The little 3D effect is so great!
Just love it!!!
Janine

Pam said...

Cheryl....what can I say that hasn't already been said! WOW this card is stunning! Wish it was my birthday! You always do wonderful work. Wish you would come and teach me how to color!
Hugs,
Pam:)

Luv 2 Create said...

Wonderful card. Beautifully done. Enjoyed this blog hope emmensely. You are all just to clever and creative. All the party favors and cards were so enjoyable. Hope Diana is enjoying her day. With friends like all of you it is just a given.
Marcie

Melanie said...

What a great set!! The papers are fantastic. The brad is perfect and I love the ribbon and twine!

Kathryn B said...

Oh My!!! Whats not to like. LOL This is sooo beautiful! Love the colors and the papers along with the added touch of that cactus. You definitely rocked our western challenge this week Cheryl!!!

Thanks so much for joining us this week at Just Us Girls.

Stampin' Pam said...

FABULOUS! Just love it and your coloring is DIVINE _ I can't figure out how to do the highlights like you did on Tilda's skirt - it's beautiful Thanks for playing along with JUGS this week.

scrappinpeg said...

Oh look how fun this one is. I love your cute western theme.... Just fabulous.
xoxo
Peggy Biggs

Lilian said...

Way beyond stunning work Cheryl! The papers truly match the darling images and I really love the added glitter on the cactus and her clothes! WOWEE!
I have a real long list of Magnolias that I really want to buy but have not time to use.. These babies are in list! :)

Mary said...

What a great project Cheryl!! I love this stamp. It's so cute! Another one I've added to my must have list.

Fleur said...

WOW this is just awesome, absoloutly fantastic
Hugz Fleur xXx

Joynana said...

Way to lovely. this is a great project.

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

Congratulations on your Chic Of th Week Award. Well Deserved. This is an awesome set, and so beautifully coloured!

Tracy said...

This is so Fantastic!!! I bow to your incredible skill!!

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous card and project, love the colours and stunning colouring. nnalorac.x

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

I love love love this Cheryl!!Absolutely gorgeous!

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