Sunday, May 23, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Pearls and Swirls

This week our challenge over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Blog is to use pearls and swirls! Use a lot or just a little. The DT have done an amazing job on their projects this week, so please head on over to take a look. We also hope you'll create a card or project and join in the fun! Our sponsor is "Simon Says Stamp" and they are offering a $25 gift certificate!

Some of you may have seen this card over on the Magnolia-licious Blog. It was my entry for the May sketch, but since it was seen by a limited audience I decided to use it again for this challenge. As you know my style is very feminine and I love to use soft colors. Although I didn't use any of my beloved flowers on this card, I love the look the pearl flourish. I used in in place of the ribbon that was called for in the sketch. I didn't want to cover up Tilda's legs with ribbon.

Here is my card:

My card recipe:

DP - Magnolia-licious
Card stock - stash
Magnolia #231 Spellcaster Tilda
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Spica Pen - Gold
Diamond Stickles

Copics used:

Skin - E11, E00, E000, E0000
Cheeks - SU Pastels
Dress - BG0000, BG72, Y23
Socks - Y32, Y23, Y0000
Shoes - BG18, BG72, BG0000
Hair E35, Y32, Y21
Shadow W00, W1, W3
MS Punch - Lace Edge Border
Pearl Spray - Hobby Lobby
Pop Dots
Sewing Machine and thread

Here is a closer view of Spellcaster Tilda:

I love to finish the inside of my cards. It just doesn't seem complete at all until the inside is glammed up and made to match the outside. Here is a view of the inside of my card.

A closer view of Tilda on the inside:

Thanks so much for dropping by to see my latest creation for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.


  1. Hi Barb...another stunning creation!! I love the colors you chose...and the layout, DPs, and embellies are perrrrrrfect!! Love, love, LOVE it!! Pat Frank (VA)

  2. so sweet! Beautiful coloring and design!
    The pearls are a delightful touch...
    Pam Going Postal

  3. Oh so cute and beautiful coloring. I love yellows and blues together and your selections are just so pretty. I haven't been able to make the sketch challenge into reality yet.


  4. Beautiful card. The coloring is great. Love the pearl swirl on the cover.
    Hugs, Line

  5. Barb!!! Excuse but I have to write in portuguese!!! Que cartão mais lindoooooooo!!!! I love it.
    Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

  6. Beautifully whisper perfect - that's how I have decided to describe your cards Barb - even without your signature flowers, this card has a wonderful softness. It's a beautiful card.

  7. Barb, your cards are always so well done; I fear I cop out when it comes to the inside... your whole card is so beautiful!

    I need to take a page from your book and start thinking more about the insides.

  8. Barb, beautiful design.. love your paper (matches your border) and the pearls design.. your coloring is devine... great sewing job also but your inside is just adorable.. Great job..
    HUgs, Jean

  9. Inside is a sweet as the out! Love how you put the swirls! No flowers necessary, Tilda is beautiful. Terrific card Barb!

  10. Everything about this easel card is WOW, Barb!!! I love it!
    Love and hugs ~

  11. Barb, your card is beautiful, I love this sweet Tilda, your colouring is wonderful and the pearls are perfect. Hugs Jodie from Oz

  12. This is so beautiful! I love this stamp Great coloring and those pearls are gorgeous, my favorite embellishments!

  13. Wow, this is stunning! What beautiful coloring and I love the layout.
    Hugs, Christine

  14. Barb,
    What a beautiful card! Your colouring is wonderful as always. Love your paper lace - rose paper and those wonderful pearls!!!
    Hugs, Candy

  15. Very sweet card, Barb!! Love the colors and the swirl flourish! And your coloring is fab as always :o)
    Hugz, Irma

  16. those pearls really give your card a elegant look great work.

  17. Hi Barb!!!
    I´m here... again!!!! Thank you so much for such lovely comment you wrote on my blog. You know how much I love all your work!! Everything you do shows the talent you have!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!


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