Thursday, December 31, 2009

Jolly Tilda Birthday Card...


Hi everyone, and Happy New Year! Only hours to go before we begin a whole new year. Good grief! Where do the years go? Wasn't it just last year that we were all concerned with Y2K? Wasn't it just last year that our nation was attacked by Terrorists and we pulled together as One Nation Under God? Wasn't it just yesterday that the children came to live with us while their parents both served over in the Middle East? The time has flown by so quickly.

This is my final card for 2009. I can't believe that I've even had the time to get her done, but I really wanted to partake in the Friday Sketcher's Challenge, which is open until January 8th, and I also wanted to get one more card done this year! I need a birthday card for someone very dear to me who has a January birthday. And, ohhhhh, I really wanted to use at least one of my newest images from Magnolia-licious - even though it's meant to be a Christmas image - (I have used two images) so here goes.

This is the sketch which I have followed:



I took a little artistic liberty with this card and used the sketch rather loosely.
Since it's a birthday card I wanted to use something other than Christmas colors, and I thought this image was perfect for a winter birthday. I love the pink and brown together and dug through my stash to find something I thought would be suitable.



My images are colored with Copic Markers and I used my ABS-1 on the background. I was so nervous about using it as I didn't want to ruin my already colored images.



The inside is really rather simple. I had just a small piece of the yummy ribbon from Magnolia-licious left over and had just enough left to make a bow. The button is also from Magnolia-licious.



Here are the Copics that I used on this card:




Card Recipe:

Cardstock - SU
Papers - My Mind's Eye
Ribbon & Button - SU and Magnolia-licious
Flowers - Michael's
Sentiment - Justrite Stampers
Tulle - stash
Nestabilities Dies
Martha Stewart Flourish Punch
Sookwang adhesive and pop dots

Thanks for stopping by for a visit of my entry into the challenge/birthday card.

I wish you all the best in the New Year...


20 comments:

  1. Barb!! What a beautiful job you have done using a holiday stamp for another season or purpose...Beautiful coloring and lovely papers!! Thank you so much for joining us at Friday Sketchers! May your New Year be a spectacular one!!! Hugs..Jacque

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  2. She looks so sweet loaded down with gifts. I love the delicate colouring and adore the pink and brown combo, Beautiful card.
    hugs, Diana

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  3. Beautiful card, Barb! I love the Basic Grey paper and your take on the sketch! Your coloring is always amazing! A gorgeous birthday card that anyone would love to receive! Happy New Year!!! hugs!

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  4. Happy New Year, Barb!
    Love your Birthday Card made with a Christmas stamp!! Great take on the sketch as well. Your colouring is as wonderful as ever!
    Hugs, Candy

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  5. what a grand idea! I have this stamp and I have January birthdays! woohoo! thanks for the inspiration Barb!
    Pam Going Postal

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  6. I really like the chocolate and pink. Happy New year!

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  7. What a beautiful delicate colored card! Isn't it so fun to come up with different uses for all our Maggie's? I love these present ones.

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  8. Look at all those presents Tilda's carrying! Love the shades you put into coloring her.

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  9. Lovely card. Love the pink and the brown.

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  10. Awesome card and I love that My minds eye paper. Great colourway. So weird that you should know my birthday is in January!!! Happy New Year
    Marion

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  11. Hi Barb!
    Happy New Year to you.
    Your card is super. The colours you have chosen look beautiful.
    Love that Tilda.
    Hugs
    Marion

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  12. This is just beautiful barb! I love the DP choice and the colors are fantastic! TFS!

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  13. Hi Barb! What a wonderful idea to use this Christmas Tilda for a birthday card! That's why I love Magnolia stamps...you can use them for so many different occasions! Love how you colored Tilda and the DPs are pretty. Happy New Year and happy crafting in 2010! Hugs, Cami

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  14. Barb, I was typing away and the whole thing disappeared! LOL! What a wonderful card to end the old year with. That image is perfect for the birthday card and the colors are so soft and sweet. HAPPY 2010 dear friend. Hugs, Martha

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  15. Hi Barb,
    Love how you have colored Tilda and used her for a birthday card! Your card is awesome!
    Happy New Year.
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  16. Wow Barb! It's so cool!!! Bravo and Happy new Year to you and your family! Hugs, Loraine

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  17. Gorgeous card, Barb. Your sister is going to love it. I have this Tilda too but haven't had a chance to colour her up. My own sister's birthday is in January also. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Hugs.
    Norma

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  18. Beautiful and gorgeous creation as usual.
    Happy New Year to you and Yours Barb!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  19. Barb what a cute card I love those colors together and you alway make the nicest cards
    Hugs

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  20. Barb your card is to cute ! I love those colors together and you always make the nicest cards....your coloring is awesome.
    Hugs

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