Monday, December 6, 2010

Cheery Cherry Tilda...

Hi everyone! After playing around with my altered projects using the Mini's, I think I'm quite ready to get back to making a regular card. Today I have a very bright and cheery card to share with you. She was so fun to make. I've used #338 Cherry Tilda from the Cozy Autumn Collection and she is available at Magnolia-licious . So please drop by Diana's shop and check out all the latest images she has available.

Here is my card...

I used Magnolia dp for this card and lots of bright red accessories to bring out the cherry's. Tilda is stamped on Cryogen and colored with Copics although the shadow around her was done with distress inks. For Tilda's dress/hat/socks I used BG10, 45, 49. For her hair I used E25, 30 & 35. Shoes are colored with C9, 7, 5,3 &1. The Cherries were colored with E46, G94 on the leaves. Skin is colored with E00,000,0000 with Chalk on the cheeks.

The pretty red panel behind Tilda is actually the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis which I cut into quarters and placed behind,leaving enough room for my silk ribbon. I found a pretty fish charm in the teal color that matched the paper so well. A few pearls added to the corners and down the side of the panel complete the front of the card.

Here is a close up of how Tilda was colored...

For the inside of my card I just added a strip of the dp which was matted with red and then stamped just Tilda's face and I made a medalion with it. I used my Scalloped Circle Nestie to mount her on and added some very tiny pearls to each scallop and to each corner of the panel. On the bottom panel I again punched the Fleur de Lis but turned it on an angle, added a small panel of white and a pearl in each corner.

Here now is a closer look at inside Tilda...

As had become my habit, I love to fancy up the back of my cards. I think it's kind of fun to have something to look at on the back. Also it identifies me as the artist and lets people know that this is an original creation.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. It's always fun to read the wonderful comments you leave.



  1. Sweet as can be!!! Besides the terrific coloring, love the colors you've chosen and how you did the Fleur de Lis! Beautiful card Barb!

  2. ADORABLE!!! i love the way you added that shadow to the background, loving those dp's. Good to have you back my friend hope all is well
    chat soon

  3. As Paola said, absolutely ADORABLE!!Your coloring is wonderful!! I also love the way you used the Fleur du Lis die !!:))
    Have a great week!!

  4. A stunning card Barb. Just love your colouring, those light shadows are stunning. Also like the shadow you've placed around this Tilda... gorgeous. hugs Sharon

  5. This is a wonderful card, Barab full of originality! I love the inside and back of the card treatment!
    Diane x

  6. Oh Barb, this is so pretty! I love the colors you used! : )

  7. This is an adorable card. The coloring is beautiful and the frame make Tilda "POP".. Great job, you should be proud.

  8. Beautiful card, Barb! I love the colors you used on her and the DP is perfect! You've colored her to perfection!! Have a wonderful week!
    hugs, Sharon

  9. AWWWWHHHH gsuper cute!! I love the coloring on her and the great color combos work so well together. I always adore the inside of your cards.Thanks for giving me some inspiration i'm a bit rusty right now lol!!!(((hugs)))RubyM:)

  10. Card Crazy has left a new comment on your post "Cheery Cherry Tilda...":

    She is the sweetest thing. Bright, cheery, delightful card.
    Sue S.

    Sorry Sue, I inadvertantly deleted your comment and could find to way to retreive it! So I'm copying it from my e-mail...

  11. Hi Barb...Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I love the fleur-de-lis treatment...I'm stealing this one! And the distress inks behind Tilda...yep, stealing that too! heheh! I love the colors and DPs and ribbon...and your coloring is stunning!!! Pat Frank

  12. Hi Barb, What a sweet and cheery card. I love the DP you chose with her and now I need to add the nestability to my wish list. Beautiful card!!!!!!!!

  13. Oh she is soooo pretty! And yay, you decapitated a Tilda too! ;P
    Ha ha!
    Beautiful card Barb!
    Rene :D

  14. Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty pretty! I love the colors and the Fleur de Lis is (what's your favorite word?)stunning! Glad you are home we have missed your voice.

  15. Such a beautiful card, Barb! Gorgeous colouring!

  16. Absolutely gorgeous card, Barb! This little cutie is curently on my wishlist. I may have to move her a little closer to the top!


    Deb H.

  17. just precious Barb! Something so adorable about Tilda and cherries! lovely coloring and designing! Makes me smile!
    Pam Going Postal

  18. Hi Barb!
    Love the layout of your card. What a good idea to use the Fleur de lis frame this way. I need to experiment more with my things. I love the little pearl border down the side and that ribbon is to die for. (not that I want to die though)
    The inside of your card is gorgeous and all that!
    Tilda is colored beautifully.
    I hope you are feeling much better Barb.
    Hugs maz

  19. Barb, I have this Tilda and you did a really beautiful card here making her so wonderfully colored and so bright and cheery. Love that fleur de lis in red. It really pops that card and you were so clever to cut it apart for the front. You can't tell if you hadn't mentioned it. Gorgeous in every way!

    Love and blessings, Martha

  20. Hi Barb! She's sooo pretty and I love the blue you used. I'n going to have to get those nesties because they look wonderful on your card!
    Judy K.

  21. Love your beautiful card, Barb!!
    As always your colouring is awesome.
    Love the blue and red together and all of your personal touches!
    Hugs, Candy

  22. Barb, I love your card, it;s so cute :) And I hope everything is going well at your home!



  23. This is so sweet Barb! I love the cherry paper you used and the red accents! Gorgeous coloring as always - love how you do your background around Tilda! Beautiful card inside and out! hugs, Angela :)

  24. Hi Barb, Welcome back! You've been missed. Wow you even came back with another outstanding card. I love the colors, layout, Fleur de lis frame, heck everything!!! So creative my friend. Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  25. Wow, Barb!! Another fabulous creation!! I LOVE this little Tilda and I LOVE the colors you've used!! And oh my gosh, the ribbon is so gorgeous!!!! Love it to pieces!!

  26. I love this, Barb! Your coloring and the layout with the die is perfect. Thanks for sharing!

  27. She is adorable Barb, beautifully colored especially the background. Red is always so inviting...GORGEOUS!!!
    hugs, Diana

  28. Beautiful card. Love the colors and the coloring. You are making me want this stamp.

  29. Tilda is absolutely exquisite...colored magnificently!
    A gorgeous creation!!!!

  30. Such a bright and cheerful card. Love all the red! I really like the way you bring the front to the inside and to the back as well. Very nice touches. Great job coloring.

  31. Hi, Barb!
    Your card is simply adorable! I love the color combo, your coloring and the way you've used the Fleur de Lys die. I also like the fact that it is not a Christmas card:)) as one can seldom see a non-Christmas card thee days.
    Beautiful finishings in the inside as well.
    Hugs, iulia

  32. Oh such stunning colors on this one...she is colored to perfection and all of the details you have added are so beautiful...Hugs..Jacque


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