Tuesday, October 11, 2011

No particular reason.....

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,


  1. Oh Barb! This is just delightful! So sunny and lovely!
    Rene :D

  2. Beautiful Barb, I love the colors dears!! So soft and just plain pretty! I am at a loss for words right now as I just read your post below about Bill. I AM SORRY!! I do wish you all well and will be sending prayers and thoughts your way so that ALL of you will have the strength to get through it all.
    big hugs, Janiel

  3. Gorgeous card! I love the soft green color. Great bows.


  4. Gorgeous. Love the netting in the corner. Perfect accent.

  5. Gorgeous card Barb...love the papers so pretty, and gorgeous Tilda such lovely colouring.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. Beautiful card! I love, love your coloring! : )

  7. Barb, this is too lovely for words. It is so soft and romantic and delicate. I'm glad you could find the time to do a "just for the fun of it." You have a lot on your plate.
    All my prayers to you, John and the kids.
    Sue S.

  8. A very sweet and lovely card, Barb! Love the soft colors.
    Hugs, Cami

  9. Such a gorgeous card, Barb. I just love the clean look of your card, keeping the focus on the beautifully coloured scene with this Tilda that I also have but haven't had time to colour yet...LOL. That DP is sooo... pretty.

  10. Wow Barb simply stunning!!!! Love the soft colors and the images!!!! Wow excellent work again!!!!

  11. Barb...your card is AWEsome...so soft and pretty.
    I too, read the post about Bill. I know alot of prayers are coming your way. All will work out in the end.

  12. This is so pretty, Barb! Love the papers you used and the way you highlighted the blues and greens. Beautiful coloring and love all the special touches of pearls. Beautiful work as always! Hope you're doing ok and hanging in there! big hugs!

  13. So pretty. I love the dp and the softness of the colors. Great job on your coloring!

  14. Love that paper too! So delicate! Beautiful coloring on your images.

  15. I adore this little Watercan Tilda, she's so sweet. She looks delightful with your combined image and pretty DP. Love those decorative corners too, will definitely have to look out for some of those
    Hugs Julie P

  16. What spectacular coloring of this adorable Tilda! The design and details are fabulous.
    An extraordinarily lovely creation!

  17. This is so beautiful Barb! Love all the pleats on her dress and the gorgeous paper. You did a fabulous job on it.

  18. Wow, this is stunning Barb. Your folds in Tilda's dress look fabulous... I am really struggling :( Well done! hugs Sharon

  19. He is beautiful coloring, and the combination with the paper too. I am going to follow you, regards and hugs Simone

  20. Wow! Barb, this is stunning. I love the fab colouring of Tilda and the design of your card.
    Suzi x

  21. WOW WOW!!!

    WHAT NO FLOWERS FOR BARB!!!???? Holie Molie you are the QUEEN of flowers and you know what..... the card looks GORGEOUS even without them. The tulle bow looks so PRETTY alone trust me. BTW it's my favorite color.

    Gorgeous coloring as always. You know how to melt a girls heart :D

    The fair huh? That sounds like so much fun.I'm sure everybody was so tired when they got home :) Hope all is well,Ruby

  22. Absolutely beautiful. Great job!!

  23. Hello Barb, OH!!! I may now take a break and admire you lovely card. Yes, I love this 7-gypsies paper, very delicate, great pastel colors. Tilda is beautiful, gorgeous coloring , this stamp is one of my very favourtite in this collection. That spectacular corner is perfect adornment, brings a lovely detail. love your bow and the beautiful swirl.
    Much hugs.

  24. Ohhhhh..... sooooo cute!!!! And no flower!!!! Love it!!! And.... I just bought this image at a shop in N.C.!!! Such a sweet stamp, I'm excited to ink her up!!!! I just love the color scheme you used... the tulle is perfect!!!! Great job, my friend!!!!

  25. Sigh - you make the prettiest cards - so soft and sweet. Your coloring is perfection. Oh to have such talent!!


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