Sunday, March 6, 2011

St. Patrick's Day's Coming

Hello! Hope you are all well?

Today is a new Colour Challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog :o)
Our Design Team member, ANGELA, wanted us to use GREEN this month.

Here is her picture:
Doesn't that look nice and fresh?

I just loved it, but wasn't able to do it justice I am afraid.
My problem was paper. Nothing really to work with so had to go a little bit different and on the way my work got much darker than I had intended :o(
Oh well - another time I hope to do better.

My images today are from Diana's store. Edwin with Hat# 153, Tilda with Clover and Hat with Shamrock - neither of which I can find at the moment - sorry about that. I will keep looking and update when I find them.
Here is the front of my card:
As you can see the shading around Tilda ended up very dark and not the way I wanted it to be. Also her clothes had to match the paper and I don't have the correct Copic Colours to that justice either.

Here is Tilda a bit closer:

Here is the inside of my card which I am much happier with:

and a closer one of Edwin:
I am slowly learning how to colour pleats and folds - S L O W L Y :o)

I need much more practice and hope that in the next month or so I will have a lot more time to make cards and you will see a big increase of work on my blog.
At least, that's the plan!!

Please take the trip to Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and see the beautiful cards made by the rest of the Design Team. They will never let you down that's for sure!

Remember if you enter the challenge, that you could win a Gift Certificate in the amount of $25.00 at Diana's Store and add to your collection of Magnolia Stamps
** grin **

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great week!
Recipe follows.

Love, Candy


Card Stock: Bazzil - Lime Green
Design Paper: Daisy Bucket - Playful Petals
Large round pearl, green wire: stash
3 Leaf and 4 Leaf Clover: made by me from Hydrangea petals
Dazzling Diamonds: Stampin'Up
Sentiment: computer generated by me
Spellbinder Labels 8
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz - Vintage Photo
Skin: E0000,E000,E00 Cheeks: R11
Large Hat, Edwin's hat and his trousers: C00,C0,C1,C3,C5,C7,C9
Edwin's Shirt: C00,C0,C1
Shadows: T2,0
Tilda's Dress, Socks and Hat, Edwin's Jacket: BG72,BG75,BG78
Tilda's Bow and Lace: R32,R35,R37
Tilda's Hair: YR04,YR18,E99
Edwin's Hair: E35,E99
Edwin's Tie and ribbon on hat: YG03,YG21
Edwin's Vest and all clover: YG03,YG21,YG23,YG93,YG95,YG99
Shoes: E42,E50,E51,E53
Pipe: E11,E13,E15


Patti Jo said...

Candy what perfect Tilda and Edwin to use for this card! Love your coloring of both and what a great design!!! Terrific job!

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous coloring Candy. I am glad I pop over here, so I can see the inside of this card as well. This is not just a card, but a creation made with heart. I think you really don't need more practice as your coloring is awesome :o)

Cami said...

Oh Candy, you did a great job with this! I think your greens came out gorgeous and I love your card inside and out! This is a difficult color for me, but I think I'll try to give it a shot. Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Cami

Barbara (Jamie) Gudermuth said...

Candy, I think this card is adorable! Don't's just so cute. As always, you do such wonderful creating.


Zoe said...

awww Candy - I just adore this. It is so wonderful. I especially love Edwin on the inside greeting me as I read. :) hugs xxoo

Silvie Z said...

Such an adorable card, Candy! The big green flower is gorgeous! Love the inside of the card too - Edwin is so cute! Great job, sweetie!

Monique said...

That's so lovely Candy !

Hugs Monique

Pat said...

Candy, Candy,'re kidding me, right?! Your coloring is beautiful - with a capital "B"!!! And your DPs and design perfectly showcase these darling little Maggie images! I love Tilda perched on that cute hat...but my fave is Edwin on the inside! How did you color his pants? They look like silk! Stunning, babe...just stunning! Big hugs...Pat Frank

Kelly said...

Gorgeous card, I love all the St/ Patty's Day maggies and colors you put into it. The inside is gorgeous too.

Anonymous said...

Candy, love this card and I think your coloring is great--inside AND out! Be kind to yourself. We're our own worst critic!

Karen said...

Gorgeous card Candy! : )

cathylynn said...

Very Nice Indeed!! Great coloring and details. Very nice folds!! I've never seen these stamps before. You did an awesome job putting these together!! Love it all!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Myrna said...

Wonderful card Candy! I think you're doing great with your pleats!

Sandy said...

Candy! What a wonderful card you have created - Love Tilda sitting on that hat - Love the color of Tilda's hair - great shamrock you have created - love the colors you have used on Tilda and what an outstanding job you did coloring Edwin. This card is fabulous and perfect timing for St.Patrick's Day!
Top of the morning to you Candy!!

LINDA W. said...

Great card Candy.Your folds and pleats are great...I have so much
to learn..... beautiful coloring
and dp's
hugs Linda

Chris said...

I am sooooooooooo in love with your card, Candy! I just saw that derby stamp the other night. I hadn't seen it before. I love it even more that I see it on a card! The card is lovely. Your coloration is just perfect! So much love and thought went into this little work of art!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gawsh!! I love Edwin and the St. Patty's theme you've got here!!! So gorgeous layout and coloring!! Fabulous job!! HUGS

Tracy Valure said...

Candy you are way to hard on yourself. This came out beautifully and your coloring looks amazing! I especially love the inside!! Edwin looks so dashing!

Diana Crick said...

Candy you did a wonderful job, love how the theme carries to the inside. I think your colouring is amazing and I really like the dark shading.Super card!!
hugs, Diana

Barb Hardeman said...

What an adorable card Candy! So fresh with the greens and how cute is Tilda sitting on Edwin's hat?!! Love the way you used Edwin inside to tie in the whole green theme! Awesome work...hugs...Barb

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful Candy, as are ALL your cards! You never disappoint. And this is an amazing creation. I love the images you used here - that hat you have Tilda sitting on is so much fun! Beautiful job with your coloring and you even have the inside of your card finished too with another fab image. AWESOME job! hugs, Angela

Only By His Grace said...

Wow!! fabulous Candy. your coloring is wonderful. I'd be so pleased if I had made this one. I love the inside and the outside equally. extra super job.
Hugs Maz

Jan Scholl said...

All the Magnolia stamps I have and I missed these?? Wahhhhhh!!!!! Love the Tilda-reminds me of my little red head who is all growed up now and in her thirties.

Norma said...

Oh Candy, what do you mean you didn't do it justice!! Are you kidding me!! I love your card. And I love that shade of colour--It looks like teal to me which is blue GREEN. Love that you've chosen these 2 images for your card. They're made for each other and oh so Irish...LOL...perfect for the green challenge. Your colouring is fabulous. You did a terrific job on this card.


Cathy said...

Candy, I love your card, I don't think you need any more practice, but it is always fun:) Your coloring is always perfect and your layout and design knock my socks off every time :)

Leslie Anne Avila said...

I absolutely LOVE your card with all of those Maggie images. You definitely rocked this challenge! Your coloring of little Miss Tilda and Edwin are perfectly done, as always! (That Edwin stamp goes perfectly with the theme of your card) Great job!

Sharon Caudle said...

oh sweetie, you have GOT to stop being so hard on yourself!!! I think your card is beautiful and your colors are gorgeous! You've given so much depth to the clover Tilda is holding and your shading is beautiful! Your pleats and folds look AMAZING!!!! Gorgeous card, both inside and out! Just like it's creator!! Have a wonderful day!
big hugs! Sharon

Eulanda said...

WOZERS Candy!! I ♥♥♥ your coloring!! Hoki dyna!! I love the darkness but I tend to color my images that way all the time. I call it VIBRANT!! hee hee Your clovers are amazing. I agree with're too hard on yourself. The paper worked just fine with it and I'm really diggin' those little sprigs you added to your flower. Wonderful!! Hugs!

Sylvia said...

Hi Candy, There is nothing wrong with the shade, i find it beautiful. I love the way you have put Tilda on the hat and your coloring is amazing. Also your Edwin is looking great. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this piece of art. I love it!!!
Hugs Sylvia

paola said...

OH MY WORD!!!! i absolutely LOVE your card, the hat that our little Tilda is sitting on is positively BEUATIFUL! and that Edwin just looks perfect on the inside, your coloring on this whole card is stunning!

Iulia said...

What a gorgeouis card, Candy! First, I must say your coloring is exceptional! I also love the beautiful design you had in mind for this card and the perfectly chosen images. One can see everything has been put together with lots of love.
Great choice of greens all around a perfect sentiment!
Love it all! An adorable card!
Hugs, Iulia

Peggie said...

What a fun card. Love the Edwin on the inside.

LindaC said...

Gosh Candy, your card is so cute. I don't own this Tilda...but I should...she is adorable holding the shamrocks. The inside of your card is just as awesome as the front! Great design! LC