Sunday, June 14, 2009

I'm Singing in the Rain....

Oh if only we would get some rain I just might sing!!! After countless interruptions (life) I'm finally able to post my Spring Rain Tilda. I've had a set of Scalloped Edge Paisley Nesties for almost ever, and have never used them, maybe because I don't have the plain edged ones. I thought that it would look a little like a rain drop - okay, stretch your imagination with me here - so I used the largest one to cut out my Tilda. I was looking for some DP that would allow the shape to easily be seen and so chose this chocolate/teal/blue/mustard color with matching plain teal along with So Saffron cs.




Then came the really hard part. How was I going to finish off this card? I was happy with the layers, the coloring of my Tilda (even the black hair!!!) but I just couldn't come up with any embellishements that looked right with the rain drop shape. I decided at last to use my little silver pearls. I decided to sponge the edges in a light blue, kind of like a rain drop, and then added 31, YES 31, little-teensie-weenie-ever-so-small silver pearls to each scallop. I'm still not sure if this was the right choice, but it's done and the adhesive is too strong to take them all up again.

Here's a close up of my coloring:



So many markers for one little card:



Thanks for looking at my latest creation, for leaving your encouragement and letting me know what you think.

17 comments:

  1. Well Barb IMO I think it is perfect I love the little pearls around the nestie makes the whole image pop and the coloring on your Tilda is awesome in other words I love it.

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  2. Beautiful coloring! What a fun nestie shape! Love your polka dot paper!

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  3. Very pretty Barb and quite clever...great card...Hugs..Jacque

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  4. Barb...Great job Tilda is so very cute! Love your creativity !
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  5. How cute is this??!!! Love how you colored her and great DPs used! Cami

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  6. Barb, I truly love creative cards, and this is defintely one of them. How cool that Tilda is in a raindrop!! What a great imagination and BEAUTIFUL coloring!!!! Love this card! Awesome job!
    hugs!
    Sharon

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  7. Barb, this is just beautiful. You did a magnificent job with Tilda. I love the coloring, your shading. It is perfect. And the detail ..... great job!

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  8. Barb,
    This is wonderful - I saw it was a large rain drop right away. Great idea!! Love the silver pearls as a decoration and your colouring is
    SPECTACULAR!!!!! Nice background paper - makes everything stand out so well.
    Hugs, Candy

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  9. What a great card; Barb! I just love your idea for the raindrop. Tilda is just darling in her rain gear! Just darling! Hugs

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  10. Oh Barb, your card is very pretty!
    Nice shape of this nestie!
    Hugs
    Vivi

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  11. Barb, she is beautiful and her coloring is so well!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  12. Barb!!! I love all your cards. Your coloring is so lovely!!!
    Wonderful job!!:))
    Hugs
    Regina

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  13. what a sweet card Barb,
    i love the coloring of your image! thats really adorable.

    hugs
    claudia

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  14. Lovely card, Barb. Great coloring on Tilda. Hugs, Christina

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  15. Awww, this is beautiful! Love how you did the little pearls around the paisley nestie!! You are just so clever!! A wonderful job!!

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  16. Your coloring takes my breath away - so sweet and perfect!
    Suzy

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  17. This is SO CUTE!!! I think the pearls are perfect!

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