Sunday, November 28, 2010

Old Truck and Tilda

Well, Tilda is not in an old truck. There are two different cards. This first one is from a retired angel company stamp called Old Truck. This is one of my favorite guy stamps.  I have even used it as a Christmas card. This isn't a Christmas card even though there is a lot of red and green but a birthday card in December. 

The truck is colored in copics. My dd had to do a project for her art class in college using pointillism so I though I would tyr it out for the sky. I think it looks kinda neat. The dp is from the Christmas collection from DCWV. The buttons have twine tied in them. The ribbon is some I had in my collection.

This next card uses Sitting Tilda.

She is colored with copics. The dp is all from DCWV again. The wing has some angel shimmerz paint applied. You see the same ribbon again. The lace has frosted lace stickles applied. 

Hope you enjoyed my creations.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop

Can you believe it - Christmas is in one month. Fortunately I have many Christmas cards done in part because of the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop. This is the last Christmas Blog Hop of the year. If you have arrived by accident go here to start from the beginning. If you have come from the uber talented Norma Lee here then you are on the right track.
Here is my card.

I used this this Angel Tilda. You can get her from Magnolia-licious here. I see she is out of stock but should be back in stock in a couple of weeks. I had a bit of trouble with this. At first I started to color her face but realized I was using colors I didn't like so I stamped her again. Then I cut her out in a circle but she was off center so I cut her out and layered her on the blue cardstock. That let to the problem of what dp to use with her. Nothing seemed right as most papers had green with the red and it just didn't seem to go. So off to the store to look for paper. I usually don't do that. I use what I have on hand. I buy lots but don't go out to buy to match a card already started. I found DCWV Christmas Combo Stack that seemed to work. As I was putting it together I found some lace on my desk but it was ecru so I went looking and found this white ribbon my mother used for the bunnies she used to make. I wove the red ribbon into the lace. My mother would have liked this card as red was her favorite color. This angel reminds me of a stuffed angel my dd had. She was dressed in red with blond hair. Tilda is colored with copics. The blue rhinestones are from Queen & Co. The poinsettia is from the hero arts. The love ticket is from the dp pack. Hope you enjoyed this card and this blog hop. Hope to be back next year. Next you are off to Robin's blog here.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tildas - What else

I went to my local stamp store yesterday for their make and take and came home with some new embossing folders and a new die cut by Tim Holtz. Don't you just love new toys and to use them? So that is what I did. The first card we did at the make and take but when I got home I just had to add a Tilda.

We did just the door by using a wooden embossing plate and adding extra color with distress ink. I added the red stickles on the wreath when I got home and then decided Tilda with her coat would be a great addition. She is colored with copic markers. I added the polar flower soft on the bottom for some snow. The card was cute before but so much better with the additions in my opinion. 
Next I used the brick embossing plate that came with the wooded plate to make a wall for Tilda to sit on.

I don't know if you can see the embossing real well. I added some white for mortar but left it plane on the red piece  on the side. The swirls were done with Tim Holtz's die. Tilda's fur is done with snow tex. I had to add some water because it was drying out but got a bit much because it ran a little.  The snow is done liquid applique and glitter. I added some glitter coming out of the lantern like the light was shining out. I do that with lighthouses but I don't know that it worked here. I may have to red this just cause it is bothering me. We'll see.
I couldn't stand it I just had to do some adjusting. I flicked off the yellow glitter and added more "snow" Then on the one edge where the snow tex ran I added some copic dots to cover the spot. Here is the result
I think it looks much better. What do you think?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sitting Angel

I love this new Bo bunny dp. So I had to team it up with one of my new Tilda's.

Tilda is colored with copics. Her wing has some angel shimmerz applied over the copics. There is frosted lace stickles on her dress. I added some floss bows to her tails. I saw someone put a string of pearls around a circle like this before but I don't remember whom so I can't give credit where it is due. There a nailhead stickers in the corner. I tied organza ribbon and some sort of fiber around the dp and added a flower and pearl in the middle.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Snowy with Bells

There is a new Magnolia Challenge blog here. The first challenge is to use pink and yellow - one of my favorite color combination. They seem like spring colors but I want to do Christmas cards, hence my adventure to come up with a Christmas color using pink and yellow. I think I succeeded but you be the judge.

I used snowy with bells from last year. I thought it was so cute and finally got it.  She is colored with copics on cryogen. Love that cardstock for coloring with copics. The trim around Snowy's little jacket is Raspberry Fizz Ultra fine Flower Soft. The snow at the bottom is polar flower soft. The bells have diamond glaze on them. The dp is from basic grey. All the edges are roughed up and sewn. The swirls are from sizzix. The snowflakes are sequins from Hero Arts. I don't remember where the heart rhinestones came from. There is small glittery ribbon tied near the bottom as well as the big silk bow at the top. Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Magnolia Christmas Bell

Finally, I had a little time to stamp. My dd decided she wanted to come home for the weekend, which took almost 8 hours of my time. Love her to pieces and glad to see her but I did miss my creation time. lol

 I love this bell by Magnolia. I suppose you could have a Tilda sit on it but I love it just the way it is. It is colored with copics with lots of different stickles around. The dp is from basic grey's blitzen collection. The poinsettias are from Hero Arts. The swirls are cut with the sizzix die. I saw on a challenge where anything goes but you had to be inspired by one of the dt members but I can't find the challenge - oh if I only had a brain. lol. Anyway I was inspired by the letter beads on the card so I decided to create some of my own. The beads I had were too large. So I wrote on the pez-a-doodle beads with copics. It does fit the Just Magnolia Challenge here to use beads. Here is a closer picture.

After much fussing as to placement on everything this is how it turned out. Hope you enjoy the card as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Shaker Tilda

I did this card for a couple of challenges. Sometimes I enjoy challenges to see what different things I come up with that I wouldn't have thought of on my own and sometimes I just like to do my own thing. This time I went the challenge direction. The first challenge I did was doing a shaker card at Magnolia-licious Highlights here. I love to do shaker cards and haven't done one in a while. The second challenge I did this for was Really Reasonable Ribbon here. When I found the link to this challenge I realized I hadn't followed the requirements. Not only is it supposed to be blue, white and silver but it had to have a ribbon on it. Back I went to find a place for the ribbon. It helps to read the instructions. 

I used two different Magnolia stamps - Tilda with amaryllis and Tilda with gifts only Tilda with gifts didn't make it only the gifts which I stamped twice to get all the gifts I wanted. The window is from Art Impressions. Everything is colored with copics. The dp is from basic grey blitzen collection. The white one is edged with Pearlescent Sky Blue Brilliance and then it is also rubbed up and down on the paper. The snowflake on the paper in the window is a stamp from the angel company. The snowflakes that are floating around are ones from the Hero company. The snowflakes on the ribbon and flower are from JoAnns. The ribbon is from the see spot save section at Target. Tilda's dress has silver stickles, the flower have crystal stickles and the curtains have frosted lace stickles. The gifts have a couple of different stickles on them. The silver dew drops are from Robin's Nest. 
Hope you enjoy.