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


Jodi said...

She is such a cutie!! Love your sweet card!
Jodi =)

Barb Hardeman said...

OMG! This is the cutest rootin' tootin' cowgirl card I've ever seen! LOL How adorable with the gingham and roses and that charming charm on the inside of your card. Fabulous job...hugs...Barb

Anonymous said...

Oh Tilda is so darn cute. I have just finished paper piecing a polka dot red dress on Tilda on this exact same stamp! Great minds think alike ya know!LOL! I love all of your special details. the little boot charm is too cute!

Jacque said...

Candy, she is just darling!!!! All of the details you have used are just beautiful!!! Great job sweetie...big hugs for you...HUgs and love..Jacque

Anonymous said...

Oh wow... this is so cute! The gingham along with your background papers really make this card sing. I just love it! Wonderful work, as always

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh Candy, I don't think it gets any cuter than this! I LOVE this Tilda and her red polka dot dress is just perfect!!! Absolutely adorable! I love it! Big hugs!

Cami said...

Hey there Candy! This is a very cute card!!! Love how you colored here! Hugs, Cami

cabio's craft corner said...

Sweet, Candy, I love your ribbon treatment and this is such a cute image. I don't have this stamp yet, but would sure think about that. Thanks for sharing your great creation~

Patricia Garcia said...

Oh shes a doll, great coloring. Square dancing reminds me of my High School teacher, He would go out and dance!!

Tracey said...

This is just gorgeous!! I love the colour combo and what a fabulous Tilda!!

Vivi Casale said...

This card is stunning Candy! I LOVE IT!!
This image of Tilda is so adorable! I have to get her for myself!

Suzanne J Dean said...

This is beautiful! I adore the ruffled trim, brite "hoe-down" colors & fab Tilda! Fabulous!


Cheryl said...

Love, love , love her dress andthe ruffle around the oval! What a great card!!

Norma said...

Candy, how did I miss this one? Oooh, I love this card! It is sooo... stunning. It's that red colour that you used--nice and vibrant. I find that red is not easy to work with, but you've aced it. Tilda is masterfully coloured here--those folds in her dress are awesome. Haven't seen this image of Tilda before--she is just adorable. Love the gingham ruffles. The inside of your card is beautiful. The boot added the perfect touch. Can you tell that I really like this card? LOL.


Christina C. said...

What a darling card!! Love it!
Love the theme-based charm and Tilda looks so gorgeous stepping out for a good time. Hugs, christina