Friday, May 21, 2010

Getting ready for summer.....

I actually made this side step card for an upcoming challenge, but after it was completed I learned that we were to use only digital images from the sponsor. But nothing is ever wasted, right?

I have seen so many of these side step cards and really wanted to give this a try. Since the challenge was supposed to be a beach theme, I thought Beach Tilda #237 and the bathing Ring #612 both from the Summer Collection 2009 and available at Magnolia-licious. I also used Tilda Swimming #367 from the same collection.

Here is my card:

Card Recipe:
Designer Paper - Stash
Card stock - SU Bordering Blue, Night of Navy; Cryogen White
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Skin - E00, E000, E0000
Cheeks - SU Pastels
Bathing Suit - R29, R22, C00, C1
Hair - E35, Y32, Y21
Bathing Ring - B93, B97, Y04, Y17
Shadow - N1, N3, N5
Blender pen
pop dots
Craft Floss
Start Dust Stickles
Sentiment is computer generated

Here is a close up of Tilda and how she is colored. I used real crafter floss for the bows in her hair.

Tilda swimming in the water was a gift from a friend last year, but summer was over by the time the image arrived, so this is the first opportunity I've had to use her...

This is just a short post for today. I have lots more blogging to do and a new project in the process! I can't wait to show you my next card...


  1. How perfectly charming Barb... brings back memories of days at the lake! Awesome card!
    Pam Going Postal

  2. Hi Barb,
    Your card is gorgeous. I love your DP that looks like water. Tilda is colored so beautifully. I love the bows in her hair. I haven't made one of these cards before.
    Hugs Marion

  3. Beautiful card Barb! Love the little yarn bows in Tilda's hair and as always your coloring skills are amazing!

  4. How cute is this and perfect for summer! Love your coloring the tiny bows in her hair! Love your side step card, Barb! Happy summer to you and your family! Hugs, Cami

  5. This is so cute, what a great idea to pair these images together, I love it!
    Hugs, Christine

  6. Very pretty card. I love that patterned paper, and use it for most nautical scenes. Great job. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a GREAT DAY!!!
    Bob L.

  7. Barb!!! It´s so lovely!!!!! As Pam it also brings me back memories of days my daughter was at a swim team!!!!

  8. stunning card Barb! Absolutely awesome :)
    *hugs* Heather x

  9. Now this is just too adorable....very creative, Barb!
    I love the way you put this together...everything comes together perfectly. Great papers too!

  10. This is adorable!!! I will have to try this step card myself. Thanks for sharing :)

  11. So cute Barb!! What a great idea to use embroidery floss for the hair bows!! Such imagination must come from being born and raised in BC
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. Awesome Barb! I love that card... and your colouring is so nice. The bows are a great addition. Wow, well done!

  13. What a great card! I love those rich colors you used! Such a fun, summery feel!
    Hugs, Dena

  14. Too cute, Barb!!! Love the colors and your coloring is awesome!!!

  15. Barb this is a beautiful card. I haven't made any of these yet but you have inspired to get cracking on some! Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake

  16. Oh wow barb! this is sooooooooooo CUTE!! and I LOVE the DP! perfect for this!!

  17. Oh Barb she is so adorable... love your coloring and tge background paper.. the bows in her hair are too precious... but I love the card style the most... I don't think I will get this is a million years... I will just keep admiring yours... it is a keeper..
    Hugs, Jean

  18. Barb, Your step card is different from those I've seen before. Your front image is predominant instead of being on the last step as some do. AND I really like yours! The DP is so perfect for water and your coloring skills shine through spectacular as usual. Great card!
    Love and hugs, Martha

  19. Too cute. Love the coloring and the colors. Cute idea.

  20. Oh this is so adorable...and the DP really works so well (I think it may be old CM stock, and I may have some in my stash. Just got to love these Tilda's...and you're coloring is so well done...Love the sentiments as well.

  21. OMG Barb this is adorable ! Love the colors and the images !

  22. I always love to look at your cards
    I hope to one day color half as good as you.
    Hugs Linda W.

  23. Stunning Barb! i love it, i gotta try on of these step cards, yours is just darling!

  24. The coloring and paper was great, what a fantastic card.

  25. Oh Barb!!!
    Your card couldn't be any better. Look at your fabulous colouring! Your stair step card turned out great. Your sentiments are PERFECT and so sweet :o)
    Hugs, Candy

  26. This is such a fun card Barb! I love the bows in Tilda's hair and the sparkling water. You hit this one right out of the park!

  27. OMG!!! how cute!! Love your coloring! Hugs!

  28. Barb, Your card is perfect for the Summer!! Both of the Tildas are colored so wonderfully and I love the DP that you used. I've been wanting to make one of these cards too!! Have a wonderful weekend!! And, thank you for all the sweet comments that you leave for me!!

  29. This is so cute. I love these cards. Beautiful job. Hugs

  30. This is so sweet Barb. Love this side step style really draws you into the card. Great images and wonderful colouring. hugs shelley

  31. Very cute, love the little bow in her hair,
    Hugs, Line

  32. Hi Barb,
    This card is fabulous. I haven't seen this type of card before now. Your coloring is wonderful and I really like the shadows you created. I guess I "need" some of the Neutral colors for shadowing now!!!

  33. This is absolutly adorable! I had never seen this type of card before. How original. Very nice colouring.

  34. Barb, wow, I need to try one of these side step cards, I love the combo of images and the fun bright summery colours are wonderful. Hugs Jodie from Oz


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