Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy First Day of Spring!

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE EASTER - SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA BLOG HOP ~
PLEASE LOOK ONE BLOG ENTRY DOWN**

Do you feel spring in the air? I'm still waiting :o) But really looking forward to it.
I have started Nordic Walking and have lost 1/3 of my body weight between that, exercise and eating properly for Diabetes. I can hardly wait to walk in the sunshine and not in the rain and be able to get out everyday and not have to wait for snow to melt *grin*!

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Today is Inspiration Challenge # 5 at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog

As you know, our very talented DT Member ANGELA is our member choosing the Challenges this month.
Here is her picture for your Inspiration:


Angela says:
~interpret this in any of these ways ~
colours, Easter, Easter Eggs, green grass, Cross, Religious

I don't think it could be any easier with all of these wonderful possibilities!!

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Here is the card I have made for the Challenge:




I have seen this sweet sweet Tilda all over blog world this past couple of weeks.         Everyone is so in love with her. I hope I have done her justice.
I was waiting and waiting for a sunny day to take my pictures - ran out of days and had to take them on a very dark and rainy day. Please accept my apology for them being so dark :o(

My images are:
Hoppy Easter Collection 2010 ~ Bunny Background # 646 and 'Happy Easter' # 715
Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011 ~ Tilda with Hanging Rabbit # 252

Here is a picture a bit closer of the Bunny Background:







I found the scene wasn't quite big enough for what I wanted so I used my Copic Multiliner Pen
0.3 and drew more ground, tall grass and flowers and clouds as well as little dots of shadow so it matched the image I stamped.

Here is Tilda with her little friend:






If you look closely you can just detect the Crystal Lacquer on the bunny's nose :o)

I have also put the same Lacquer liberally onto her boots - couldn't for the life of me get a good picture of it - but have decided to show you a rather bad one - at least you can see the shiny yellow rubber boots!


I also made a 5 loop bow out of some terrific ribbon - here is a picture of it:


I made this with my Bow-Easy of course :o)

Here is a picture of the inside left of the card:






Of course the right inside :






Recipe will follow!

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I hope you are all jazzed up to make a new card for our Challenge.
Remember you can win a $25.00 Gift Certificate if you win :o) :o) :o)

See you next time!
Love, 
 Candy


Recipe:
Cardstock : Whisper White, Almost Navy ~ S.U.
Design Paper: Ducks in a Row ~ October Afternoon
Stickels ~ Star Dust
Crystal Lacquer
Ribbon - stash
Bunny Badge ~ Flair
Nestie
Punch - S.U.
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz ~ Vintage Photo
Copics:
Eggs ~ YG0000, Y11, Y15; R0000, R000, R12; B0000, B000, B21
Grass ~ YG11, G12, G14 ; Tree Leaves ~ G12, G14, G21, G24
Tree Flowers ~ R01, R11, R22;
Tree ~ E33, E35, E37
Both bunnies ~ E50, E51, E53, E41; Bunny face and tummy ~ R21, R20, R000
Tilda's boots ~ Y11, Y13, Y15
Dress ~ B000, B10, BG32 ; Apron ~ YR000, YR00, YR02
Hair ~ C3, C5, C7, C

33 comments:

Chris said...

Adorable! The boots look so cute! I love that background stamp! Thank you for showing the inside of the card. It's always nice to see how someone does their interiors. Love it!

XO,
Chris Christensen

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, my, Candy! What a beautiful job you've done on this card. I love your take on the inspiration piece. Your coloring is wonderful and I love the stickles on Tilda's dress. It's an adorable scene!
Hugs,
Barb

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Very cute, very pretty! Hugs! Leah Ann

Painting DVD said...

Great site! I admire your works!...Daniel

Cathy said...

Candy, as always this is gorgeous. Love the image and your background. The bow is awesome, you really need to stop making me Need stuffs, LOL. Love your card. Hope you are enjoying your trip.

paola said...

Stunning spring colors, now you gotta do a tutorial on tying a bow like this one, fabulous LO and i love that you made this card so colorfull
smiles
Paola

Angela said...

What an adorable scene Candy! There are so many gorgeous details on this card from your beautiful coloring to that awesome rainbow ribbon! Wonderful job my friend! hugs, Angela

Maria said...

Wow Candy! Love how you've expanded on the Bunny Background and Tilda is so cute and beautifully coloured. She's one of my faves too. Hugs, Maria

cabio's craft corner said...

Lovely scene on this Easter card Candy and I love that cheery bow which is excellent touch on this Tilda card :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

jamiegee said...

Candy, this is adorable! I love the concept and your placement of the figures. As always, your work is flawless!

Hugs,
Jamie

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Very pretty! : )

Rene said...

He went "thata way!" How cute is this card!!!! Love your bow too :D
Rene :D

Pen to Paper said...

Candy!!! Hahaha this is so funny with the bunny running away!. Wow that bow is gorgeous!!! I love the five loops and especially the different shades of the bow. That is so cool.

Hugs,

Jackie

Sandy said...

Well I'm impressed - you drew your background --- it's wonderful. Your whole scene is delightful and wonderfully colored Sweet Candy! Hope all is well at your Mom's.
XO Sandy

Judy K. said...

Cute, cute, cute! Infact, it's cute as Candy! hehe OK, I'm being corny but your card is adorable, love the background!
Judy K.

Christina C. said...

Soooooooooo sweet!!!!! Love your stunning card, colored to perfection!

Iulia said...

Gorgeous card, Candy! Love the beautifully colored background and all these happy spring colors!
That bow looks fantastic!
Tilda's dress looks great with sparkles on!
Great card, Candy!
Hugs,Iulia

*Vicki* said...

Wow!! This is so gorgeous!! Right down to every last detail!! This is sweet!!HUGS

LindaC said...

Cute card...love the Stickles on her dress and those shiny boots! Great additions!

Sharon Caudle said...

So adorable, Candy!! I love that background and you did an excellent job extending it! I never would have known had you not said anything!!! Beautiful scene and your coloring is wonderful!
hugs, Sharon

Cami said...

Oh Candy, this is so adorable! You have colored Tilda and her bunny beautifully...I need to dust off this stamp and use it again! Thanks for the inspiration! Great colorful 5-loop bow! Love it!
Hugs, Cami

jkreucher said...

Omgosh! this couldn't be any cuter! I love every little detail.. the running away bunny buttttt is a hoot!
your coloring is wonderful!
you go girl!
Hugs
Judy

scrappinpeg said...

Oh how sweet your Easter Card is Candy. I love your adorable little Tilda you used. One of my favorites! Love your background scene too. Great job~
hugs
Peggy

LINDA W. said...

OMGoodness Candy!!!! I love your
card it is beautiful.
hugs Linda

Cricket said...

Candy, gorgeous card. Love the ribbon and the bling.

Pat said...

Oh Candy..you definitely did this little Tilda justice, hon! Your coloring is stunning...love the sparkle and glitz you've added!! Another example of your creative genius!! And the inside is as gorgeous as the outside!! Hugs. Pat

RenateKreativ said...

Soooo sweeet. Beautiful card.
Hugs Renate

carrie said...

Great card! Love the bunny background stamp and the way you colored and extended it with the Tilda and hanging bunny.

Norma said...

Oh, Candy, a fabulous card. I love this adorable Tilda image and you’ve done an excellent job in colouring her--no worries there!!! That bunny though looks like he’s resigned to being hugged and lugged around by Tilda, don’t you think? ..hee hee hee. Oh, I’m so impressed with your drawing skill. I don’t have this background stamp, so didn’t know what the image looked like. I thought it was the entire scenery, until you mentioned the added image. Kudos to you my friend.

Hugs,
Norma

Eulanda said...

Oooooooooooooh very very pretty!! I just LUV the way you did that bow!! And all your coloring is gorgeous as always and I like that you did a scene here. Oh and I like the shine too!! Great inspiration my friend!

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Candy,
Such a cute card. Love that adorable Easter image that you've colored fabulously. Great job.
Hugs and Happy Friday!
Leslie

Sarah said...

a BEAUTIFUL card! I love all the detail.

Monique said...

It's beautifull !

Hugs Monique