Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sailing over the ocean blue....

I'm trying to post my new card today, but it appears that blogger have changed up their editing system. Everything seems to have changed and I can only post one picture at a time. I hope this is just a temporary 'gliche' to their system.

Anyhoo, I do have a new card to show you today. I am using Dangling Sea Tilda #315 and the Sea Background #666, both from the Bon Voyage 2010 Collection and available from Diana's online shop. If she doesn't have them in stock, just let her know your want one or the other or both and she will order them for you. Her service is excellent!

I make all my cards 6 X 6" square so that they will accomodate lots of embellishments. In the case of this card is accomodates the large Sea Background. and the Tilda. Here is the front of my card.

I colored my images with Copics and used my Nestabilities for both the circle shape and for the sentiment.
Tilda was stamped on Xpress It paper and cut out then popped up on top of the Sea Background. I've added little pearls for buttons on her outfit as well as her shoes. The sea and waves were both painted with Stardust Stickles.

Here is a close up of Tilda, showing a little more detail...

I have used some of the latest Magnolia Designer Paper for this card, as I thought it was very suitable for the Naughtical Theme. I have used three layers for this card, one of red, then blue and then the dp.

To finish the inside of my card I wanted another Tilda and I thought this little "Tilda on Elbows" #266 would be just the perfect fit. Again my sentiment is computer generated.

Here is a closer view of Tilda on Elbows...

I have loved to stamp my signature on the back of my cards. This really makes them unique. For this card, however, I used one of the JustRite stamps that I received for my birthday. I thought the sentiment was perfect for this card and I colored it up using the same copics I've used on the rest of my card.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today...I hope you like what you've seen...

Here is my card recipe:

Cardstock - White, Real Red, Brilliant Blue
Designer Paper (DP) - Magnolia
Images - Dangling Sea Tilda, Sea Background, JustRite Stamps
Nestabilities - Large Circle, Large Scalloped Circle, Labels
Ribbon - SU Red Gingham, Blue - Generic
Charm - from a friend
Pearls - Michael's
Spica - Red, Silver
Copic Markers -
Skin - E00, E000, E0000, Cheeks Chalk (SU)
Hair - E25, E31, E35
Suit/Hat/Shoes - B32, B34, B37, B39
Rope - E25, E55
Anchor - Spica Silver
Porthole - C00, C01, C03
Ship - E34, E42, E43
Waves - B21, B34, B000, B0000
Stardust Stickles
Signature on Back - R46, R22, R89, W00, W1, W3, E35, E42, D30, B32, B34, B37
ScorTape, Dimensionals, Fabri-Tac



  1. Oh Barb! I just love this card. Everything about it is wonderful. You're so talented!
    Sue S.

  2. Wow! What a gorgeous card, love the inside too!

  3. Oh've been a busy girl! How absolutely gorgeous!! I do love your coloring!! So stunning!! Great design and DPs...and your "signature" stamps is just perfect! Pat Frank

  4. Barb, love, love those little pearls on her clothes and shoes!!!Love the papers and beautiful coloring!

  5. Barb, this card is absolutely STUNNING...inside and out!!! Magnificent design and it!

  6. This is stunning, Barb! Beautiful scene and love your coloring! I love how the inside of your card is finished off just as beautifully. That is one of my favorite "older" Maggie images. hugs, Angela

  7. Barb, this is so beautiful, the colors are gorgeous as is the layout.. just a perfect card.. one of my favorite layouts of the summer kit.
    Hugs, Jean

  8. Fabulous card! Love the nautical feel to it all!

    Lisa A

  9. What a fantastic card, love all the details. It will brighten someone's day!

  10. Oh Barb, she is just darling! Great job! :D

  11. Gorgeous Barb--love all the details and that fab paper, too cute!


  12. Sailing, Sailing, over the ocean blue. Love the colors - great card!

  13. Oh Barb,
    Such a cute card. Love how you did the words around the inner circle. Beautifully colored as always. Can I ask you what you think about the kit club? Are you in it, and if so what do you think? I don't mean to be so random. Lol any who thanks for always creating beautiful cards that inspire.
    Hugs to you-
    Leslie A.

  14. Hi! Barb, this is lovely. The little anchor is perfect with dangling Tilda, I love this image so much. gorgeous papers, and so happy colors. the inside is just as beautiful.

  15. Adorable card and the paper is perfect for this cute scene! You do such fantastic work both inside and out and even the back!!!

  16. Barb,
    Your card is brilliant. Perfect images for your sentiments. Love the sentiment you put on the back for your siggie this time.
    Your work is always perfect in my eyes. Especially your colouring and the way you finish the insides of your cards.
    Hugs, Candy

  17. You have such a good eye for detail Barb, and this color combo certainly says nautical to me. I love that you added another stamped image to the inside, aboulutely! adorable! and i just love the sentiment.

  18. amazing card...♥ love the inside, too..
    Hugs, Katrin

  19. Barb, your card is wonderful! Love the colors, great nautical feel! And I LOVE the sentiment and how you decorated the inside of your card - Tilda is so cute in the circle!

  20. Beautiful card Barb......again!! Love the fresh red, white & blue theme and the layout is fantastic. Particularly enamoured of your JustRight stamp - so cute - I WANT ONE!!! ;O)
    Deb T.

  21. Fabulous Barb! LOVE everything about your card! You are so good at carrying out the theme clear to the back! Amazing!
    Pam Going Postal

  22. Beautiful card Barb. Love all of your cards.

  23. Simply beautiful Barb. That DP works so well with the nautical theme and I just love that sentiment :)

  24. Hello Barb!! I must compliment you on your awesome card. I bet after you got the front of it done it was smooth sailing for the rest of it. Beautiful and so much talent!!

  25. Hey ladybug! I LOVE this card! Beautiful design and coloring!!! I love the papers you chose to use with these stamps and Tilda on the inside is just too cute! You know that's one I don't have and I keep putting off getting her, and I really do need to! Gorgeous work as always!
    hugs, Sharon

  26. Delightful coloring and the checkers for some reason I think they are perfect for the sailor images. You did a beautiful card both inside and front of this card :o)

  27. Great card:} It is very pretty.

  28. wow is this card cute!!! love how you added the glitter to the ocean.
    Love how you finished the inside just adorable.

  29. Hey hun!! WOW ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL CARD!!!!!!How you do that lol!!! give the secret recipe lol!! You did such an excellent job coloring and creating such a perfect scene. GREAT PAPERS BTW.Thanks for the inspiration,RubyM:)

  30. Barb your card is adorable inside and out! Your coloring perfect and your eye for detail amazing !

  31. This is fabulous! I love how you carried the theme to the inside as well!
    Hugs Jeanette :)

  32. this is so fabulous! I don't even know where to start just perfect.


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