Thursday, August 20, 2009

HOWDY!!! How about a Square Dance?

Howdy all!!
Ever feel like Square Dancing? Tilda is all decked out and ready to dance!!

She is finally home and ready to get going. Got herself a brand new dress and petticoats. Her hair is pulled out of her face and she is ready to : DO-SI-DO!!

For this card I used SU River Rock card stock ( out dated now ) which I brushed with SU Real Red Ink - I found some unknown red and white plaid from my stash and added SU Bella Rose Paper with the Red Roses. I stamped Tilda with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured her with Copics. I used Ultra Find Glitter Ritz for her wings in Stardust as I was trying to keep things in the silver tones reminiscent of the 'old west'. I used two Prima flowers one red and one yellow and used silver stars for the centres of the flowers. Tilda was stamped and then cut out with my largest oval Spellbinders Die ( I only have the small set ). I put gathered red gingham ribbon on the back of the die and it is raised up on deep dimensional stickers. I then put lots of the tiniest silver flat backed pearls all around the die and I added four large ones in each corner. I have to applogise for the state of Tilda's hair on this card - my white pen, which has never worked correctly, did a bad thing for me so I had to cover up my highlights with lots of white to fix it!!!! :o(

On the inside of the card I used the same two DP's and cut the Bella Rose paper with a new border punch ( to me ) from Fiskars called - Dotted Wave. For the writing panel I simply cut a small square in keeping with all of the squares on this card and I pierced in each corner. On the left hand side I added another flower in the red and yellow, added a SU yellow glitter brad and a cow boy boot charm I was lucky enough to find in my stash from my quilting days!! Four more large silver pearls were added in two corners.

Here are the Copics I used on this card.

For her face I used :EOOOO, EOOO, EOO, and R21 for her cheeks;
C1 and C3 were used for her belt buckle; Hair, belt and boots : Y11, Y21,YR24; Dress and Hair Ribbon : R24, R27, R29; her blouse and socks were : YG91; YG95.
I am happy to be home again - it has been a very busy summer for me and extremely hot! Last Saturday I was able to take the Copic Certification Course on the mainland, so travelled there and back over 3 days.
Peanut had her operation on Monday and did very well. She is so tiny that when we picked her up she was very confused and sleepy from being put to sleep; so the whole of Monday afternoon, evening and over night I had to sit with her on my lap until she was finally awake enough not to fall and hurt herself. She is as happy as can be today and everything is great!! Last night I had my first decent sleep in over a month!! I am looking forward to many more LOL LOL
Thank you so much for looking at my card today. I hope you are all very well and enjoying the last part of summer before the children go back to school.........
Love Candy