Sunday, April 11, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #54- Spots and Dots

Hi everyone! Welcome back to another Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. This weeks challenge is to use at least two pattern papers that have spots and/or dots. Our sponsor is the wonderful Meljen Designs. You want to get over to her blog and see her adorable images. She has generously offered to give away 4 images of the winners choice.

This was such a fun challenge for me. As I looked around my craft room at my ribbon and my dp I found I had an abundance to chose from.

Once that selection was made, I needed to find just the right Tilda. I wasn't happy with any that I have in my personal collection, but I did find a stamped image that was sent to me by a stamping buddy. I think this is called Tilda with Lilacs and you can find her at Magnolia-licious. I don't see her in stock at the moment, but I'm sure Diana will get her in for you if you just drop her a note.

Here is the card I made for this challenge...

Here is my card recipe...
Cardstock - Chocolate chip and Whisper White
Designer Paper - Bo Bunny's Flutter Butter Breeze
Chocolate Pearls,
Ribbon from my stash,
Sewing Machine and thread
Flowers - from Wild Orchid Crafts
Punched leaves and butterflies - Martha Stewart Punches
Pearl pin - stash
Charm - stash
Flower Soft

Here is a closer view of how I colored Tilda...

At the time I made this card I didn't finish the inside of the card, but at a later date I needed a birthday card, so quickly finished the inside but didn't get any pictures of it!

As you all know, the flowers are the highlight of my creative process. Sometimes I can take several hours, or leave it and come back in the morning before I make a final decision about their placement! But here are my flowers, with pretty butterflies landing on and around them, brought together with a bow with a charm hanging from it...

It seems that I always use so many Copics on my cards. I frequently use 3 or 4 markers in attaining the shading I desire. Here are the Copics I used to color this card...

I hope you'll find the time to join us this week at Stamptacular and enter a card in our Spots and Dots challenge.

Thanks for dropping by to see my challenge card this week...


  1. Your card is just lovely! I really love all the pretty flowers you added. Gorgeous coloring, perfect card! TFS!


  2. WOW! I love your colouring and the combination of your papers. Your card is so pretty without being pink!! The flowersoft is gorgeous too.
    Hope you had a lovely weekend!

  3. Gorgeous! I love the flower soft and all the embellies you added. Gorgeous coloring.
    Hugs, Christine

  4. ((jaw drops...eyes buldge from head))
    HOLY SMOKES this card is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

    I am so dang jealous....

    TFS, I'm going to go sell all my stamps and hide under the sheets and pout...

    Not really. But I could!

  5. hello sweety and good morning.Another so Marvelous job!Oh just like the work of (smiling)Picasso.Your colouring is AMAZING!Oh let's not forget that you have the touch of a proffesional florist LOl! LOVE IT DOLL!!RubyM:)

  6. Barb, Love the added extra touches to your card. Your Flower Soft, butterflies and your flowers! Awesome card.

  7. Love your card!! Your color scheme is wonderful and your flowers are placed perfectly!!

    Lisa A

  8. Barb, Your coloring is always so pretty and oh my gosh - that flower soft job is out of this world!

  9. Hi Barb - beautiful Tilda creation! She's so sweet and I love the lace on her socks! I've not noticed that before! Lovely coloring!
    Pam Going Postal

  10. Hi Barb,Love your card your coloring is always beautiful.I need
    lessons on adding all the extras that make the card.I hope that you
    had a great day yesterday I know
    that you did.
    Linda W.

  11. Gorgeous! I love your Gorgeous coloring.

    greattings fron holland

  12. Barb your card is beautiful as always. Love the papers and the way you colored Tilda and all the pretty it all!

  13. Oh, how beautiful!!!! Love the addition of the flower soft!
    Lovely coloring on Tilda!

  14. Just beautiful Barb!! Love your Miss Tilda, she is coloured superbly and your flower cluster is to die for!!
    Hugs Leonie

  15. Beautiful card Barb love the flowers you always do a beautiful job with your flowers. Tilda is adorable and I love how you used the flower soft on Tilda's flowers.

  16. Great card. Love the use of the flower soft. The colors are great.

  17. Barb - these are absolutely stunning!!! Beautiful job on the coloring, the color choices - just breathtaking!

  18. Barb, your card is gorgeous! I just love the dp's you selected. Your flower arrangement is perfect. I always struggle with them. I love the flower soft too. Beautifully colored as always.

  19. Barb - your card is wonderful, the coloring is superb! I love it all! Now I am going to have to find me some flower soft! It is so neat on your card. DH says if I put anything else in my room, the floor will cave in! Hugs, Barb F

  20. Barb, the card s lovely! I love the colors you have used and the Flower Soft adds interest.

    Thanks for sharing


  21. Beautiful card, Barb! I love the colors and those flowers are delicious!!! Flower soft looks great too! Beautiful job!

  22. Hello Barb, as always a great job!!
    Your coloring is so pretty. Simply fabulous. That flowers are perfect and all other details too.

  23. Barb, she is gorgeous I love everything about her. I have to come and visit more often.

  24. Absolutely gorgeous, love her bouquet of flowers. Your colouring is outstanding.
    hugs, Diana

  25. This is so pretty! Great job! ~Tori

  26. Oh Barb, she is so adorable. I love how you have put it all together. the flowers are arranged so beautifully and those, so sweet.
    Hugs Marion

  27. Wonderfully beautiful--great colors, fab accents and wonderful layout!


  28. Your card is so beautiful. The coloring is great, but the flowers really make the card. Do you do tutorials on your method of choosing what flowers to use? What colors, type - roses, daisies, buds, leaves, etc? I really need help doing the floral arrangements.

    I love all the flowers on the cards on your blog!!
    Kathy Gerace

  29. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!
    Hugs, Candy

  30. Barb, OMG, this is breathtaking, I love this sweet Tilda & coloured so beautifully. The flower soft bouquet and your stunning flower arrangement is amazing. Hugs Jodie from Oz

  31. Wow Barb, you cards is very pretty. I love everything about it down to the polka-dot ribbon! Your coloring, as always, is gorgeous! Hugs, Cami

  32. Totally gorgeous card Barb. Your coloring job for the image is always wonderful, from coloring pencils to Copics. The flower arrangement is so pretty!!!

  33. Barb,
    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! You have an eye for color and the accessories are perfect!
    Hugs to you,

  34. This card is spectacular, as usual. You put such detail and love into them. I really love your use of flower soft and the cluster of flowers with the charm is lovely. Another gorgeous card. Gina L

  35. Love it all! The coloring, the design, the papers and the flowers! Terrific composition!!! Well done Barb, this card is fantastic!!!

  36. Your work is outstanding as always, gorgeous detail and perfect colouring. Love the balanced feel of layers and colours!

  37. WOW...this is so beautiful barb. I just love seeing your work. :) I love the new profile pic too. Very cute!

  38. Just gorgeous Barb! Your colouring is amazing!

  39. Your card is beautifull Barb ! I love the colours and your flowers :)).

    Hugs Monique

  40. A gorgeous card Barb, The Tilda image is adorable and I love the texture you have added to the image with the flowers soft and your colouring is beautiful.
    Debbie x

  41. This card is just beautiful!!!

    Of course my favorite are the flowers!!!



I appreciate your taking the time to visit my blog and to leave a comment.