Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My Summer Tilda

Hello, Friends and Happy Hump Day! We are in the middle of our week and I am looking forward to the weekend already. I start some vacation time from work on Friday through all next week. I hope to be spending some of that time in my craft studio.

On Friday, my DH and I are making a trip to Canon City in Colorado to look at Mustangs up for adoption through the WHIP program. In order to get our adoption application approved we need to put new fencing around our corral as the current one is 4 inches short of their standard requirements. Ugh…4 inches! However, our burro corral is at the 5 foot requirement but it needs a new gate. So we will be installing that this evening. Once the horses are gentled in their new home we can put them in the horse corral which is 3 times the size of the burro corral. I hope to post some photos when we are accepted so if you are a horse love stay tuned.

I have a new card to share and post for some challenges today. I made this a few months ago but never put it on my blog. I have several cards that have not been posted but sometimes writing the post seems like such a chore since that is what I do at my J-O-B all day…write.
This card features an older Magnolia stamp, Sitting Summer Tilda and I masked her on the Spring Fence. I colored my image with Copics and added Turquoise Stickles to the polka dots of her shirt, heart patch and hair bow. I also gave her wings a coat of Stardust Stickles. The DPs are from Heidi Grace and cardstock is from Bazzill. I kept the design very simple using my Old Swedish Lace die cut at the top and bottom edge, a few flowers, and satin ribbon with a bow.
I added my “You are my best friend” Magnolia sentiment, curled for dimension with light turquoise pearls at each end. Here’s a close up shot of Tilda. I imagine that she is sitting on her fence watching the horses play in the pasture.
The inside of my card has similar elements from the front for both panels. It’s not often that I decorate both panels of the inside but I really love these papers.

Cardstock – Bazzill
DPs – Heidi Grace
Flowers – WOC; Prima
Dies/Punches – Magnolia
Stickles – Ranger
Ribbon – The Ribbon Spot
Pearls – Hero Arts

I’m entering this card in the following Challenges:

Magnolia Stamp Lovers – Sugar, Tilda only
Totally Tilda – Tilda and Magnolia Sentiment
Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in to visit and have a great week…



Paula said...

Wow, this card is fabulous!! The colors are beautiful together and the DP is a great match. Great looking card:)

Rene said...

Gorgeous card...your coloring is stunning!
Rene :D

Carla S. said...

This is gorgeous, Cathy! I love the color combo and the adorable image! Your coloring and embellishments are fantastic! Good luck with getting your new horse(s)! That's so cool!

Pam said...

This is gorgeous Cathy. I love the colors you used and the adorable scene you created.

Karen said...

This is great Cathy! I love the colors you chose and your coloring is perfect! : )

Unknown said...

Wow super gorgeous summer colors and the image is colored beautifully!!!!! Excellent work as always!!!!! Wow!!!!

Madge H. said...

Your shading / coloring is fantastic. Love your little scene.

LeslieT said...

This is simply adorable! Your masking is wonderful - I need to tackle that technique! Great papers, embellishments and design!

Tonya said...

This is so pretty! I love the yellow and blue shades together.

Kelly said...

Oh I do love your card, the coloring and colors are stunning, then the DP is a perfect match. I love the layout and sentiment, really beautiful card. My daughter always talks about the mustang program as she has horses and 1 saved horse and dislikes the slaughter houses out this way. You are really lucky to be able to save those horse, and they are a gorgeous breed too. I hope you get your approval and definitely show us photos.

Candy said...

My goodness, Cathy!
Your colouring is amazing! You have the light perfected!!
Love the thought that Tilda is watching the horses :o)
Beautifully designed card and I love the blue stickles!
Hugs, Candy

Marjan said...

It's a gorgeous card Cathy !
And Tilda's fence is high enough I think. LOL

Good luck with the horses.

Hugs, Marjan

Pysselbus said...

Awww, sooo pretty!! Love sweet Tilda and the background!

Wish you all the best with the Mustand adoption - I hope it will work out well!


Anonymous said...

I love your colour choice, beautifully coloured, very pretty
Hugs Julie P

Susie Sugar said...

Fantastic summer colour combo and a great scene I love your card Cath
Thanks for joining us girls @ Totally Tilda for our sentiment challenge
Hugs Susie Sugar

rachel said...

Hi Cath - another Tilda I haven't seen before - and your card is just stunning - beautiful colouring, layout, papers and embellishments! Fabulous xx

Suzi Mac said...

Hi Cath,This is so cute, I love that sweet Tilda, love your colour choices and design. Fabulous work sweetie.
Suzi x

nanetteyf said...

so yellow! so pretty! i love it :)

Laura said...

Awesome card Cathy! She really does look as if she's watching the horses at sunset. I love everything about it, and your coloring and shading of Tilda is beautiful!

♥ Laura C.

PS I love horses and hope everything works out with the adoption. Please do keep us posted.

Crafteezee said...

Beautiful and the papers compliment it so well. Hugs Tracy x

Christina C. said...

This is showcased this cute Tilda on the perfect papers! She is colored to the fence she is resting on! Adorable!!!

Kirsty said...

Hi Wow what a beautiful creation ! She is beautiful with your awesome colouring and super sentiment ! Thank you for joining us in the Totally Tilda Challenge ;0)

angelwhispers said...

My word what fabulous colours just love them so vibrant and beautiful papers and detail I just adore it!!! I do hope you are accepted to adopt the mustangs what a lovely thing to do Cathy and I can't wait to see some pictures! Have a lovely weekend Love Chanelle xxx

Only By His Grace said...

Wow CathyLee,
your card is colored so beautifully.I love the way you have colored the sky and the grass background. Such a cute stamp.
Hugs maz

Unknown said...

Wow this summer card is gorgeous and the colours are very happy. The yellow colour same the colour of the sun.

Lori said...

Love your rich colouring and these colours look fantastic, thanks so much for sharing your project with us at Totally Tilda, good luck!

Patricia St Martin said...

She is just adorable Cathy. For all I know is she could be a new stamp, I only have two magnolia stamps. Love the colors and as always your coloring is wonderful,. Awesome job on the background and just love the dp and your flowers.
Hugs, patricia

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

So very pretty and love your colors.
Blessings Doreen

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Cath, so pretty and Summery and your colouring is beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda
hugs Mandy xx

Karen said...

Beautiful card! I love your color combo.


Norma said...

This is beautiful, Cathy. Fabulous colouring. Love the light and shadows. Cute Tilda--I don't think I have this older version. Love the colour combo.

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful design with lovely Tilda coloring. Sweet card Cathy :o)

Tess Ekwall said...

Such a pretty card. The image is adorable and so beautifully coloured. The layout and design of this is just stunning. Love it! Hugs, Tess.

Suzan L said...

Hi Cathy Lee, your card is so adorable! I love the teal and yellow combination that you used! You have colored Tilda so beautifully! Congratulations on joining the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog DT! I look forward to getting to know better! Have a wonderful week!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love seeing these older Tildas being used and she's colored beautifully! hugs, Angela

Unknown said...

This is so cute!

I have blog candy.

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Cath, OH!!! I love this card, wonderful colors, so summary. your paper and flowers make such a wonderful decoration with tilda! You colored her beautifully, and your card makes me happy! Hugs.

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