Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Friendship Warms the Heart!

It sure does! thanks for visiting today! I want to show you an easel card that I finished on Sunday! It features the MINI of #3071 SNOWY HUG from Magnolia-licious! I colored it exactly like the tag card in the post below, but instead of using tonal colors I went with complimentary colors! I just love the aqua and peach together! Normally I use a lot of blue and orange during the fall, but I never have on a winter card! I like it!
The framed effect is another thing I learned from the recent features on DT blogs to reveal the newest Spellbinders dies. This idea came from Linda Duke and HERE is the link to her post! Such a great effect for a small amount of effort!

I'm so glad I had planned to use 'messy' stitching on the card because my machine acted up and it certainly got messy!

A close up of the image and frame! Here's the link to the large image. I don't see the mini right now, but I'm sure that it's on reorder!
This image took me about 15 minutes to color, but the larger Tildas take me longer! If I don't count all the time deciding on colors (a considerable amount of time!) I guess a large image probably takes me about 30 minutes. I tend to color several images and then look for a layout
to use. Hope this helps, Nancy!
Thanks so much for visiting today! Enjoy your Tuesday!


Janiel/ janny said...


LOVE the colors and designs!!
hugs, Janiel

angelwhispers said...

Just gorgeous Cheryl and it really makes the image pop!! Thanks for the link it's a super idea. Chanelle xx

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Wow, what a beautiful easelcard Cheryl, super!
Hugs Jacqueline

Riet said...

So beautiful card Cheryl,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

hugs Riet.x

Regina said...

Cheryl!!!! Your easel is amazing!! the emboss on the label, the stitching and the papers are absolutely gorgeous!! Love it!!!
Have a marvellous week!!

charlene said...

Cheryl this is to adorable love the frame idea thanks for the link. Your coloring is so pretty and the colors perfect !

Jane said...

Cheryl I always fall in love with your creations and this one is no exception. I just love what you do with the mini's and this one is totally adorable.

Barb Hardeman said...

Cheryl! A stunning work of heart! The complimentary colors give such depth and warmth to the card. Love how you did the frame. Messy stitching is perfect! Absolutely adorable card...hugs...Barb

Brenda said...

My goodness, just an amazing card. I love the design, so much work involved!! Gorgeous!!

Rene said...

This is so very very pretty! Despite the chilly image, it truly does warm my heart....and you used my favorite stamp ever!
Rene :D

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous card, Cheryl! Love these minis and it look so fabulous in that gorgeous frame! Beautiful color combination too!
hugs, Sharon

Nancy Parker said...

Hi Cheryl, What a pretty card. That image is so cute & I really like that die. 30 minutes! -it takes me for forever to decide on what colours & what papers to use & then put a card all together, I really have to sped up my process lol. Thanks Cheryl & have a wonderful day, Nancy

Iulia said...

i love your frame and your coloring is great! Your card is so neat and elegant. I love that stitching too:)
Hugs, iulia

Sherry said...

Very pretty!! I really love the way you framed your image. The colors are lovely.

Pen to Paper said...

Cheryl, awww you make the prettiest easel cards! I love how the minis fit perfectly anywhere!

Also, the tag card below is so lovely. Thank you for posting where you got the idea to make this and in turn a tutorial on how to make one. I would like to try it out!



Pam said...

Cheryl.....I have one word for your card...WOW. Love your coloring as always and the color combo you chose.
Hugs from Indiana,

Abbylicious said...

Adorable card Cheryl, great job!
Don't you just love that leaf punch!
Judy K.

Cricket said...

Its gorgeous.

Linda Carson said...

Outstanding artwork!

Lisa Kind said...

Oh so pretty! And I just used that same dp on my card yesterday! Great minds! And I love your frame...thanks for the link. I'll have to check it out!

Sandy said...

Hey Cheryl - not only does this card warm my heart but it puts a smile on my face as well! Cute and pretty!
Sandy Dehon

Susan G said...

A great easel idea. I don't have any of these cute little girls just yet, but I'm looking! I popped in today from Becca at Amazing Paper Grace. She's having a fun thing she calls share the comment wealth. This is my first visit to your blog, but it won't be my last!

Jean said...

Wow, this is a beautiful card.. I love your frame.. the colors are so great wtih the flowers framing and the quote is so great... I was wondering if your stitching was messy on purpose or not.. I tried, but guess I have been sewing so long I find it hard to use a messy stitch... but I love yours.. TFS
Hugs, Jean

Cordine said...

Gorgeous card! Love that ministamp!

Nancy said...

Love this card! I love how you added the frame to it. Your coloring and sponging is very well done too!


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