Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Hello Happy Tuesday Morning

Hello everyone!

I am my usual late self - it is 1:25 am here - but better late than never I always say.

It has taken me a while to get somewhat settled after my two trips away. The one to visit mom and the other to go camping with hubby in Tofino. Unfortunately it rained every day at some point and some times all day there, so I wasn't able to find my Sand Dollars :o(

There is much to do around the house both inside and out and lots of cards to make to catch up with challenges and obligations I have made. I should have several cards here in this next week.

Today I am showing a very late April Mingle Exchange. This card had to have a Magnolia stamp on it, 3 flowers, 2 ribbons and one button. Lisa if you are reading this and don't want to see it before it gets to you - don't read from here down!!! :o)

I was lucky to find one piece each of 4 pieces of Basic Gray Porcelain DP. I used most of them up on this card. I also used stickles in two colours - yellow for Tilda's wings and copper for her hair. I punched out the middle and small size of the deco flower - covered them in Versa Mark Ink and used sparkly chalk . A soft brown around the edges and a pretty peach on the inside. Then used some pretty brads for the centres. The smaller ones are fuzzy. My first ribbon is plain vanilla twill and the second is rickrack in peach over top. There is NOT one button, but two - if you can see them LOL . Tilda was painted with my Copics as usual, then cut out and dimensional stickers raised her off the small background of SU Vanilla card stock ( she was painted on Vanilla also ) I used a Copic to outline the edge of the Vanilla paper and then placed that on the floral paper, and placed that on the polka dot paper - my favourite! As you can see I used the awesome design paper as the base on my Vanilla card stock which I painted peach polka dots on around the edges. I sure hope I have mentioned all that I used......

Here is the front of the card:

Here is a close up :

Here is the inside:

It is great to be home again and I am looking forward to making lots of cards.
Thanks very much for taking a look at my blog - I so appreciate it :o)
Love Candy


Jacque said...

Really pretty, Candy..I just love that paper and your coloring of Tilda is wonderful...Hugs..Jacque

Lisa T said...

Very pretty! I love that BG porcelain paper.

Jenny said...

This is a beautiful card! Jenny

Sheri said...

Precious! I love those teensy weensy buttons too!

stampingtink said...

Oh, she's just precious! I love the soft colors on her and the papers are great. I love that BasicGrey collection. The inside is just beautiful!

Cami said...

Very pretty card, Candy! Love how you did your flowers. Never thought of using Versamark and chalks. You colored Tilda very nicely and whole card is well put together! Hugs, Cami

Suzanne J Dean said...

So pretty Candy! Love your layout & that gorgeous dp too! Fabulous!


Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card, Candy! Love that paper and Tilda is just gorgeous! Awesome details!


Rachel said...

Oh how precious! such a pretty card!

Suzan L said...

Hi Candy,
I love your card!! I love the DP that you used and the flowers that you made. I also love how you put the dots around the background paper. If you hadn't said anything, I would of thought it was a part of the paper. Hugs, Suzan

Norma said...

Candy, I love your card! Beauuuutiful. Your colouring is wonderful. I like those highlights you've added. I have yet to learn how to do that properly.
I have been lax in leaving my comments here and there. Life seems to get in the way, hee hee.
I was updating the Magnolia-licious database on birthdays and saw that I missed your birthday. A Happy Belated Birthday!

Norma xx

Kim said...

So pretty...I love the paper you used Candy! Awesome work hun!
Hugs~ Kim