Yesterday we took the kids to our local fair, as it was a long weekend, and after the fabulous rain we had on Sunday, Monday was a perfect day. Today, everyone headed off to school and I had a few hours for just me. I'm so behind on my Maggie cards, at least I think I am, so I got down to business and made a card just for the pure joy of it! This card has no title and there is no sentiment but that doesn't mean I can't add one when the time comes.
Don't you just love this gorgeous paper from 7 Gypsies? The last time I used it with a card I really brought the yellow tones. This time I decided to pull together the soft blues and greens. I hope I balanced it all well. And look Ma! No flowers!!! That's right, I actually made a card without a single flower, because I didn't want to detract from the pretty floral back ground. Okay, so let's look at my card...
The images I used are #3032 Water Can Tilda and #520 Flower Wall Post. What a super combination they are. Both of these images are available from Diana at her Magnolia-licious online store and they are available in the regular size, which I have used, and the Mini size. Let me just say that Diana offers the largest variety of Magnolia's and Mini's anywhere. Her service is excellent and she even has a continuing discount, regardless how little or much you spend. I hope you'll stop by her store and do a little shopping. The newest Christmas images called "Sweet Christmas Dreams" are on pre order right now and I'm tellin' ya, they are all just too adorable. My order is already in....
For my design elements I used some tulle, which I've had in my stash for years, and the pearl brad which I found under a pile of stash stuff. I added some pearls (a gift from my dear friend Paola Levi) to a couple of corners and the pretty silver corner piece which is from Wild Orchid Crafts. I also added a little Stardust Stickles to the hem of Tilda's frock. I used my Doohickey Flourish Die to which I added some small pearls.
Here's another view of my card...
A close up of Tilda and how I colored her...
I finished off the inside of the card with several layers of cardstock (SU Barely Banana and retired Soft Sky) and the pretty dp, another tulle bow a few pearls and one more silver corner adorn-er. There is plenty of room on my salutation panel to stamp a sentiment too.
Here is the list of Copics I used...
Skin - E00, 000, 0000, 11 and chalk for the cheeks
Hair - E25, 31, 51
Dress - YG91, 93, 95, E41, 42, 43
Shoes - W00, 1, 3, YG91, 93, 95
Socks - E41, 42
Trowel - C00, 1, 3
Flowers and grass - Bo1, Y15, YG93
Water Can - Booo, 0000, 01, 02
Wall - W00, 1, 3, 6
Distress Inks on background - weathered wood and tattered rose
Well, I can't thank you enough for stopping by for a visit. Your comments always make me smile. Hope everyone has a fabulous week!
Blessings and hugs,