Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spring is in the Air

Hello, Friends. I am so ready for Spring! We just got another foot of snow this last weekend and I’m hoping we are caught up with the much needed moisture. But, I am dying for the warm weather to grace us and stay put for a while.

Our new challenge is up at Magnolia-licous & Wee Stamps. This fortnight we are celebrating…

Spring is in the Air

There’s lots of DT inspiration to behold at the Challenge blog. So stop over and visit us.

My card features Tilda with Big Tulip Pot from the 2013 Easter Collection colored with Copics. I just love creating the background with these clouds so I had fun with this technique again. The tulips in my garden are peeking out of the ground by about 3 inches and I love the “Claudia” Tulips. So I decided to color it Claudia style.

My DPs are from Doodlebug Design, they're such fresh colors and patterns that go so well with Tilda. Plus, I had to have a go at the terra cotta colors for her tulip pot. I really enjoyed coloring this Tilda.

I used my new Magnolia Vintage Box Lacing Chocolate die cut border and the heart banner was created with my Silhouette. So adorable, don’t you think? I added some ribbon flowers on each side of my image with lime rhinestones for a bit of glitz.

I finished off the card with some springy flowers, it couldn't go without a few Tulips.

Here’s a close-up of Tilda. She is just a "doll" in those green boots.

The inside has similar elements from the front with blank space for a personal sentiment or message.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:

Make It Monday – Anything Goes
CMC – Spring Colors

Stamps: Magnolia
Ink: Marina Mist, SU
Cardstock: Bazzill
Design Paper: Flower Box, Doodlebug Design
Dies: Vintage Box Lacing Chocolate, Magnolia; Banner Hearts, Lori Whitlock
Flowers: WOC; The Ribbon Girl
Lace/Ribbon: WOC; JoAnn’s
Pearls/Rhinestones: Queen & Co.

Colors I used are: Skin – E11, E01, E00, E000; Hair – E99, YR31, e50; Shirt – Y15, Y11, Y00; Bibs – BG05, BG02, BG000; Terra Cotta Pot – YR18, YR14, YR12, YR20; Tulip – R89, R85, R81, RV10; Leaves and Boots – YG63, YG17, YG03, G20; Ground – G28, G24, G20, E59, E57, E23, E31; W3 & W5 for shading.

Join us for the challenge and you may have a chance to win a Surprise from Magnolia-licious & Wee Stamps.

Weekly Prize for Comments!

Don’t forget to leave a comment on the Magnolia-licious DT blogs and the Challenge blog for a chance to win a prize. For all the details, visit Magnolia-licious & Wee Stamps Challenge.

Hope you enjoyed my card today; come join us for the challenge. I’ll be back tomorrow with another delicious Magnolia project.




Donna said...

Wow!!! Cathy......Gorgeous, stunning & amazing.
Lots of lovely detail and colour.
I love the background and Tilda is coloured to perfection.
Pretty flowers too.

Lots of snow here too but, not as much as you. I can't wait for spring either. Your card has definately cheered me up.

Crafty hugs
Donna xx

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Cathy Lee!
Fab job on this Spring card. Gorgeous layout and colouring.
Hugs Maz

Jenny said...

Wow this is awesome. Love all these bright colours. Fab creation! Jen xxx

Karen said...

I love this! Your coloring is gorgeous!!!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Cathy! I love the pretty Spring papers and the layered sketch! Fantastic coloring of the sweet image!

Kelly said...

I love your cheerful and springy card. Gorgeous coloring. I am jealous as you have Tulips already while I have 5 foot of snow yet to melt! hehe
Have a great day!

Mojca said...

Really beautiful papers and such a cute image. hugs! Mojca

Christina C. said...

WOW.....love your outstanding coloring and stunning design! Gorgeous papers and details!!!!!

Sheri said...

OH!! Cathy Lee!! Stunning coloring my friend!! Beautiful, fabulous Spring card!! :)

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card,
hugs Tamara

Pia S said...

What a sweet, colorful card! I love the DP with trees, and I'm so impressed by your coloring of Tilda and the sky - gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card-so much detail. I love the way you decorated the inside to match.

Anonymous said...

Oh what a beauty! LOVE the bright spring colors and sweet papers you used. As always, awesome coloring dear! Happy Easter, hugs, Angela

Patricia St Martin said...

Oh Cathy this Tilda is just adorable. Love all these beautiful colors and your coloring is stunning. Love all your different papers and all the beautiful embellishments.
Just thought I would ask, Did they post the winner from the Happy Birthday blog hop? I did not see anything.
Hugs, Patricia

Crafty and Green said...

Hi!! Spotted this on MIM and had to stop in for closer look!! Just Gorgeous!! Fantastic Colors & Design!!

Many Blessings,

loz said...

Gorgeous card and Beautiful image and colors Cathy Lee..Loz

EnblogSail said...

What a lovely card!

Payne Holler Cards said...

What a beauty! Love your colors, details...embellishments!
So glad you joined us at the CMC Copic challenge (-:

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fantastic card! Love the cute image and all the delightful colors. Thank you for joining us at Make It Monday. ^_^

Karen said...

Beautiful card! Love the beautiful colors you used.


Patty said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous card, I love everything about it! Your coloring is fantastic, and I love those papers, they do go so perfect with her!

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are: #4, #207, #213, and #236.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and My Art... Healing The Soul.



Chris said...

Oh my gosh, Cathy, this card is just brimming with smiles! When I saw it, I just had a huge grin! It is just precious! The papers you've chosen to use are perfect. The colors are just right for a card with this theme. I love your Tilda! She just looks like she's up to something! LOL You did a great job, as usual! What a treat!


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