Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Midweek Magnolias - Color Inspiration

Hello, Friends! The Midweek Magnolias has a new challenge for you with a Color Combo… 

We picked a photo from Design Seeds (see below) and I just love this Web site for color inspiration and the photos are spectacular. 

This week my card features an adorable stamp called “Tilda with Corkscrews” from the Once Upon a Time collection. I don’t know about you but I am “old enough” to remember my mother using strips of fabric for rolling my hair in the evening. She would roll my hair on the fabric in a corkscrew method and wrap it so I would have corkscrew curls in the morning. Today, they call it spiral curls and it’s usually a perm. LOL

I colored Tilda with Copics but I have to give credit to Cinzia. I love her artwork and her coloring always inspires me. I used a similar technique for my folds in Tilda’s Dress. It just looks so natural. Go check out Cinzia’s blog. She does a lovely job on her coloring. 

I added a background stamp that I got from Magnolia-licious called “Princess Castle” of the Princes and Princesses 2012 collection. She pairs so nicely with these images. And I used the darling Mice stamp from my Magnolia Stamp Club collection. To be honest, I was humming the Cinderella song “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” while coloring this cutie. It reminded me of the darling mice mending and dressing her in the morning. I have granddaughters that are Disney Fans so you’ll have to bear with me…LOL

Here’s a close up of Tilda. She is one of my new favorite stamps.'s your Color Inspiration Photo for this week.

I’m entering this card in the following challenges: 

CLP – Sketch
Tilda’s Town – Use a Magnolia Background
MDUC – Lace and Flowers
Make It Monday – Anything Goes 

We would love for you to join us at Midweek Magnolias and don’t forget to stop over at the DT’s blogs for inspiration on our color theme. 



Louise said...

Hello Cathy! ❤
Oh wow! This is soooo beautiful! I loooove your inking and the colors go perfectly together :) Amazing layout and stunning details as well! This just couldn't get any better!

Lots of love, Louise

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

stunning card,
love all details around and castle,
hugs Tamara :)

Claudia said...

wow!Beautiful card

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

this is just gorgeous!! love how you did the background and the beautiful folds in her dress :)

Suzi Mac said...

Oh my!! this is so delicious Cath, loving that scene you've created and all the amazing detailing. You totally rocked this challenge.
Suzi x

Exclusively by Mel said...

wow!! this is such a gorgeous card, your colouring is wonderful!
Love, Mel. xxx

Crafty Sandy's Cards said...

Hello Cathy, what a gorgeous card, love your colouring. I remember ringlets lol x

Carla S. said...

Stunning creation, Cathy! I love the vibrant colors and the cute scene! Fabulous coloring and details!

Chitra Nair said...

Cathy your card is so beautifull.. Gorgeous coloring too..

Cinzia C. said...

Hello Cathy, I already knew you'd made a great card, but you have gone beyond my imagination... your card is simply wonderful!!
Love the colouring, the colours and every detail is stunning!

Cinzia x

Sarah - Crea S said...

Such a lovely card!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous scene you have created Cathy, beautiful colouring, love Tilda and her dress folds..gorgeous.


Riet Kamstra said...

What a very pretty scene you created Cathy, so beautiful and all those colors, just love it! And thanks for the tip for the color-inspiration!
Riet X

loz said...

Fabulous card and image Tracy..Loz

Mojca said...

Waw this is absolutely gorgeous!!! hugs! MOjca said...

Gorgeous. Love that fan with the flowers.

Karen said...


This simply gorgeous! I love the fan and the pearls that frame your scene. Beautifully done.


Anonymous said...

This is awesome, I love the scene you've created, such a pretty card
Hugs Julie P

Christina C. said...

Totally phenomenal everything about it!!!!!

sue w. said...

Hi Cathy, this is wonderful. I love the scene you have created and fabulous colouring.
Hugs Sue W.

EnblogSail said...

Very creative!

Rene said...

This is gorgeous! I love that red fan! So many pretty details...just beautiful!
Rene :D

Kelly said...

Love how you colored your scene and Tilda is so cute, she is "in Charge" as she passes by her castle. Love the colors and richness of your card.
Hugs Kelly

Diana Crick said...

Your creation is magnificent, it truly is. I love the color combo of course and you have replicated it perfectly. Fabulous coloring, I must check the store to see if we have the castle in stock. Gorgeous work!!
hugs from Budapest,

Riet Kamstra said...

It's me again. Just to say I'm so glad you shared this beauty with us @ Tilda's Town challenges! Thanks for playing!
Riet xx

Norma said...

Stunningly gorgeous, Cathy. Love the scene. Rats I don't have this Tilda--she's so cute! Loving your beautiful diecuts and embellishments. The beaded lace is to die for.

Norma said...

Stunningly gorgeous, Cathy. Love the scene. Rats I don't have this Tilda--she's so cute! Loving your beautiful diecuts and embellishments. The beaded lace is to die for.

Tina Makuc said...

This is stunning Cathy Lee!!
Love the scene and your fabulous colouring..
The embellies are gorgeous.. Love it!
Thanks for playing with us at Tilda's Town this week!!
Hugs, Tina

Debora said...

Your card is beautiful! I saw you on MIM. Glad I came for a closer look.

Patricia St Martin said...

Just stunning! Everything is colored so perfect, Tilda is just adorable, great job on the grass. Love how you framed her in with the pearls and all the wonderful elements you added is a amazing touch.
Hugs, Patricia

Chrissy said...

Just wanted to say..Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..
Still think your card is fantastic..


Louise said...

Hi Cathy!
Its me again ;)
Im not stalking you ;) rofl!

Just liked to also thank you for joining us at MDUC this week :) Welcome back
Hugs, Louise

Diane said...

Fabulous card design.

Regards diane

nnalorac said...

Stunning card, so love the scen you have crreated for Tilda. Gorgeous colours too. Popped over from MIM. Carolxx

NPurdum56 said...

What a beautiful card! Adorable! :) Nancee

cabio's craft corner said...

Cathy, your coloring is gorgeous on this card. Stunning work :o)

Unknown said...

Hi Cathy,
What a gorgeous little scene you have created here.Beautiful coluring and details, and a great take on the sketch. Thanks for sharing with us @CLP. Hugz, Sandy

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