Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Japanese Tilda VASE!!

Hello! Like many places we celebrate stafff birthdays at work. I have a treat to take tomorrow for one such birthday. I decided when we were in Wegman's on Saturday to get a tablecloth, plates and napkins to dress up the table. I didn't want to spend a fortune so bought a plain burgundy table cloth and plates but found some pretty Oriental floral napkins to go with them. I decided I could make a matching centerpiece! I colored up Japanese Tilda and placed her on one of the panels of the box I made from a pattern designed by my friend, Tracy (Inkydoodles). It holds an 8 ounce canning jar .

What you see is the result and I'm so pleased with it! I think the card stock is Rose Red (embossed with a CB folder). Then there is a layer of Blushing Bride on my Kraft box. I trimmed the edge with a pink border punch edge.

I went to the attic and dug out some cherry blossom stems that I put out in the spring. Not this year, 'cuz I cut off branches to stick in my vase! These pics show what the whole centerpiece looks like! Not bad for a little inspiration and a small amount of work!

One more pic, GOSH, she is CUTE!!

I'm doing this post Monday evening so I can get my treat ready in the morning! Hope you have a great Tuesday!

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Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful- I love this Tilda image- you have presented her beautifully!

Kylie said...

Oh wow - gorgeous!
Kylie xx

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Cheryl!
This is an awesome creation. Beautifully colored. Looks so gorgeous with the blossoms. your table will look wonderful.
Hugs Maz

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Very pretty, I love it!! : )

Leslie Avila said...

Such a fabulous project. I just love this image and you've colored her perfectly!
Blessings to you~

Regina said...

Such a lovely idea. Beautiful colouring and I love those cherry blossons too!!
Have a marvellous week!

Teri said...

Cheryl, this is so gorgeous! What a brilliant idea to spotlight the centerpiece instead of the tablecloth and stuff! Your co-workers are going to go crazy over it!!!! Love everything about it!!

Angela said...

Oh I really LOVE this centerpiece you created! This Tilda is gorgeous and your coloring look fabulous here! Awesome work! big hugs, Angela

Eve said...

this is Very pretty! Luv the colors you chose, for coloring Japanese tilda & background paper, with great Cherry Blossoms arrangement!! I luv it! :-)

Barb Hardeman said...

I love it Cheryl! Your coloring is gorgeous. The cherry blossoms are the icing on the cake here.

Nancy Parker said...

Hi Cheryl, Oh my goodness she's beautiful. You come up with the most wonderful ideas. I'm sure there will be lots of "oohs & aahs" at your pretty table setting. Have fun at the party. Nancy

megline said...

Nice project, the coloring is great
Hugs, Line

Card Crazy said...

Great idea. Lovely vase with spring still so far away, it's a tantalizing hint of things to come.
The birthday person will be so surprised!
Sue S.

Candy said...

Oh Cheryl,
What a beautiful idea and centre piece!
Your colouring is beautiful. I love the cherry blossoms they just make Tilda stand out so much more!
I hope your work mate appreciates all you have done for her special day!
Hugs, Candy

Rene said...

This is STUNNING!!!! Just beautiful!
Rene :D

Linda Carson said...


windhavensdelta said...

That is absolutely stunning!! I'm sure
she will love it. The colors are
beautiful. You are very artistic!

Diana Crick said...

How adorable is this!!! She will love it...fantastic colouring, you are a pro!!!

Janie Printz said...

I loved the beautiful Tilda & how wonderfully you colored her but then when I saw the finished work it's even more AMAZING !!! Such imagination you have to come up with the lovely things you design.
LOVE it !!!
Hugs, Janie

Kath McMahon said...

Oh this is so cute. Such lovely colouring.

Julie said...

Absolutely fabulous!


Anonymous said...

This is so cute, I got this stamp for Christmas, and can't wait to ink her up and make some cards!! Rea

Patti Jo said...

Love how you've colored her Cheryl! This made a great project and the flowers are perfect! Terrific job!!!

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a great project, so cute!
Hugs Jacqueline

Sandy said...

What a wonderful idea! The art work is pretty by itself but when you put the flowers with it - WOW!
Sandy Dehon

Sharon in Arizona said...

Oh my, how adorable. I just love this Tilda and you made such a precious center piece. How lucky for the birthday girl and your co-workers. Thanks for sharing, hugs, Sharon :o)

jkreucher said...

OMgosh! This couldn't be more precious! your coloring is always wonderful!

Lisette Morris said...

WOW!! This is awesome! Your coloring is fabulous, a perfect vase!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Ooooo Cheryl, I am so loving this--just gorgeous and what a clever idea! Love, love, love it!



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