Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Mulan Style

Happy New Year Blog Friends and visitors! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season! Ours was very quiet and relaxing. It was just me and my hubby, Bruce. All of our kids spent the holidays with their spouse's in-laws so we desperately missed our grandchildren. But we got to visit with them all for several days over the Thanksgiving Holiday.

This is my first card of the year. I’ve had this Chinese Tilda stamp for several weeks and was dying to get this out and use it. I had the perfect DPs in my paper arsenal. These are from the Ballad of Mulan collection from Piggytales.com and the colors are perfect for the card theme.
I used velvet paper for the ribbon band and the die cut swirls from Marianne Designs. The deep black really stands out don’t you think?
To keep it simple I layered the flowers with a cute button from my Michaels grab bag and the flowers are from American Crafts and Prima. I finished it off with a double bow made with shear ribbon and a pretty velvet button also from Michaels.
These are the Copics I used to color the Tilda.

This card is my submission to the following challenges.
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes

I hope you enjoyed my card...Thanks for stopping by.

Hugz,

10 comments:

Sara said...

Oh Cathy, she is adorable! I love all goodies you used! (Got a good laugh out the "PAPER ARSENAL"! You and I have that in common PAPER-aholics! You did a beautiful job of coloring! Have a wonderful day! Happy Creating! Sara

downrightcrafty said...

love the way you have used your Buttons and Bows thanks for sharing it with us at the SCSC this week
Happy New Year to you
Kate xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabulous card

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x
SCSC DT

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the colors and layers and your coloring is awesome!

Tracy S said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the colors and layers and your coloring is awesome!

Rach said...

wow, what a striking card, wonderful colour combo.x

Iulia said...

Hi, Cathy, and Happy New Year!

Your Chinese Tilda is so refreshing after so many Chrissy cards. You've found just the perfect papers and your coloring is just amazing. How on earth did you manage to get such a perfect pattern on Tilda's dress?
Great idea with the black velvet also for the swirls. Beautiful choice of embellishments too.
i wish and your families lots of good health this year and lots of occasions for you to see your grandchildren:)!
Hugs, iulia

Vicky said...

Happy New Year Cathy....

OMG this card is gorgeous, SOOoooo elegant, the papers work beautifully with the image and the charm is beautiful.

Stunning work!!!
x
Vicky

Pysselbus said...

Cathy, sweetie!! *wow* What a production since I last stopped by!! Gorgeous, gorgeous... that's all I can say! This card is a fave but also the ADORABLE Tilda in the window - how clever to use a window for her!! I am amazed at all the lovely things you've done!!

Wishing you all the best for 2011!!

Hugs
Linda

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

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