Monday, September 1, 2008

Believe in Fairy Tales

Good evening everyone,

I'm so sorry for the late post, the day got away from me :) For my card today, I decided to enter the Friday Sketcher Challenge over on the Friday Sketcher Challenge Blog (you can view the sketch and other entries at This week's sketch was designed by Claudia Rosa, who is one of the most talented stampers I've ever seen!

For my card today, I stamped my new Reading Tilda with Memento black ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock, colored her with my copics, and cut her out. I then created my card base, which measures 5x7, out of SU's Pretty in Pink and then layered on top of that SU's Certainly Celery followed by SU's Close to Cocoa, followed by my designer paper from DCWV Nana's Nursery stack (baby girl). I used my Creative Memories corner rounder punch on all the layers. I adhered a ribbon I found at Michael's and then created my scallops and circle out of my nestabilities. I adhered the circle and scallops to the card base using dimensionals. I then adhered Tilda using dimensionals.

The sentiment is by Verve stamps. I chose this sentiment because when I saw this Tilda stamp, I was reminded of reading as a child and what a great impact reading had on me. I always loved to read fairy tales and even to this day, I often settle down with one of my favorite children's books for a good read. I stamped the sentiment onto Certainly Celery and layered that onto Pretty in Pink. I then adhered the sentiment with dimensionals.

For finishing touches, I placed Glossy Accents on Tilda's glasses and Diamond Stickles on her wings. I placed pearls from Michael's on the corners of the card base, and placed primas, centered with a Martha Stewart pearl, in the upper left corner.

I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Christine :)


Monica said...

She is just adorable. You did a great job coloring and the colors you chose are so pretty! Great job!!

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

Beautiful card!! Love that romantic look. I think the sentiment goes great with this Tilda, who is is great coloured! Thanks for (your first) joining in FS. Love from Holland.

Jeanette said...

Anoter great card. She looks so content with her book, doesn't she?
Hugs Jeanette

marsha said...

I just love this Tilda! I love the designer paper and your matching coloring. The sentiment is perfect - I'm off to check the Verve website!


jlyne said...

I Love this card so much!! One of my favs of yours:)

Michele said...

Great card. Love the colours you used. Michele x

Cheryl said...

Oh, my, she is just too cute! I love how you've clored her! great hair color! Now I think I NEED this one!

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful card and Tilda! Beautiful DP and flowers. Thanks fo joining us at friday sketchers.
Carole ;o)

Claudia Rosa said...

wow... i love this one too!
hey.. thanks for playing with us
wishing you good luck

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