Monday, August 10, 2009

From me to you...

I've had a very busy week...make that a couple of busy weeks! I have managed to get one card made but I was down sick over the weekend having contracted a stomach virus somewhere, but I'm better now, fever is gone and my energy level is almost back up to normal.

Here is a card I did manage to get finished, though it was started over a week was made using the Friday Sketcher's Challenge for this week.

I decided to join the Magnolia-licious Mingle for August. This is a one on one swap where you make a card using a Magnolia image and send it to the person who's name appears beneath yours on the list. I won't reveal who the recipient of this card is, just in case she checks out my blog. But of course she can always go back to the list and check it for herself.

This image was received from a friend, who stamped me out some images on different kinds of paper to see what I thought. This image was done on Manga Paper. It worked pretty well, but took up a lot of ink. However it blended really well. I'm not sure what the name of this Tilda is, as I believe she is directly from Sweden.

I really struggled with embellishments on this card. I tried one thing and then another and everything seemed to overwhelm my image and the sketch that I used. I loved the sketch, and I even tried out some fancy stitching around my base circle. Finally in the end, after a little Un-Do was applied, I reduced the size of my embellishments and kept them pretty simple.

Here is a close up that includes my little tag held on with a small Library clip...

The tag was cut on my Cricut using Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge. Then I used the sentiment from SU So Many Sayings and my Big Ugly stamp positioner to get it set up correctly.

Finally the inside of my card. It's very simple as I ran out of dsp...

I do appreciate your stopping by to see what I've got accomplished this week and feel free to leave a comment.

Card Recipe:
Paper - Xpedex white, SU Ballet Blue, Making Memories English Garden dsp
Stamps - Magnolia, Stampin' Up!
Ink - Copic Markers, Adirondack Lights, SU Marker - Ballet Blue, Chocolate Chip, Distress Ink - Brushed Curdoroy
Ribbon - Generic, SU - Brocade Blue
Other embellishments - Flowers by Hero Arts, Crafters Floss, Buttons - Generic and SU


  1. CHARMING, CHARMING, the colors you used! You know, I don't know if it takes more ink or if you just have to be more careful to stay in the lines...cuz it will seep over the line b/4 you now it, I found! 'specially on teeny areas!
    glad you're feeling better! I knew you'd use her b/4 I did!!! lol
    Pam Going Postal

  2. WOW Barb this is just gorgeous!! I love the colors that you have used and all your details are so pretty!! Your coloring is fabulous as well!

  3. Barb!!!!
    Your card is so cute!!!!!:))))
    I want it!!!



  4. What a cute card, Barb...She is Tilda with Newspaper from Winter Collection 2008...and isn't she a sweetie...Love the colors you have used...Glad you are feeling better...Hugs..Jacque

  5. Barb, this card is the color combination. LC

  6. Glad to hear you're feeling better! I hate to get sick and especially if it affects my stomach! Well, you did great on this card, Barb! Love your colors, papers, coloring, embellies. Great take on this sketch challenge. Cami

  7. Wow Barb! Another amazing card! Your coloring is impeccable! I love the unique stitching around the bg circle too. Very very nice & I agree.....the minimal embellishies work great! Very nicely done!
    Huggies ~

  8. Wow! This card is AWESOME! Your coloring is just perfect and I love the embellishments. : ) Angela

  9. Oh Barb, this is so gorgeous!!! I am really loving the way you colored her and your choice of colors for the card. Beaitiful!!!!

  10. Wow, your colouring is fabulous, love the use of lighter areas, your image seems to glow. Very, very pretty!May I show her in the Gallery?
    She is Tilda with newspaper.

  11. Barb, your card looks perfect. I may just join the mingle group next month and hope that my name is listed under yours. Gorgeous colours scheme you used and I'm always totally in awe of your colouring work. Love the stiching-my favorite decorative stich. FIrst time I've seen this Tilda image--so cute.
    I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better. Sorry to hear that you were in the first place.


  12. Wow Barb--she's a real cutie! Love the soft & sweet colors! Just fabulous!


  13. Hi Barb,
    So happy you are feeling better today. Hopefully you will be completely better very soon.
    Your card is absolutely STUNNING. Love your DP also, as well as your stitching. You work is to die for!!!
    Hugs, Candy

  14. Sorry you have been unwell Barb, hope you feel much better now!

    This card turned out worth the effort, the embellishments are perfect for the sweet image!

  15. Hi Barb... Your card is so very pretty. Love how you colored Tilda she is one of my many favs. The decorative stitch looks very nice and your embelishments are perfect. Love your card! Glad you are feeling better.

  16. Hi!;D
    wow, what a beautiful card!! gorgeous! Tilda is so cute;D Have a nice week!;D
    Hugs, Ida:o)

  17. Oh Barb, I hope you feel better. It's nice to see your card. You are right that with less embellishments, Tilda stand out so well. With the yellow behind her, she looks like she is glowing. Very pretty indeed!

  18. Absolutely adorable. Love the library clip - great touch. The colors you chose are perfect. So glad you are feeling better. Nothing worse than being to sick to stamp and color - grin

  19. Barb this card is absolutely amazing. I love all the detail you added. Your coloring is fantastic as always.
    Hugs xx

  20. your card looks so pretty and really funny. the coloration is just perfect.
    thank you so much for joining the friday sketchers challenge.
    have a nice week.
    hugs, bea

  21. Wow sick of not you did a wonderful job! I love your coloring and that you seem to put black around the outside of your image. I do the same thing - to me it looks more finished. Your embellishments? Perfect!! Just LOVE your coloring!!

  22. Barb, your card is so pretty! I love the colours and all the pretty details!

    Thanks for playing with my sketch and joining the Friday Sketchers!

    Hugs Tanja

  23. So very cute as always my friend

  24. Barb it is awesome to see you stamping and creating more! This card is absolutely outstanding! Your coloring is fabulous.... I have been enjoying watching your journey with the kids- it brings back a flood of memories! God Bless you!

  25. Fabulous...again! I love the way you add the hues behind the image to pop it out!

    We sure could use a fabulous copic queen like you on our Gingersnap Creations DT!

  26. Great job Barb! The coloring on Tilda is beautiful. The colors you used in the card were nice choices!

  27. Your works is beautiful, I'm very impressed!

  28. oooooh! aaaaaah! Barb! this is gorgeous!! So glad that you are feeling better. (((hugs)))

  29. Gorgeous card . Love the image you've used and the beautiful colouring also.

    I hope your family is soon over the flue.. Barb iam up since 2 am and can not sleep anymore the kids are tossing and turning and wake up so often.. hope i will get some sleep on the weekend :-)...thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comments Hugs Claudix


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