Saturday, April 18, 2009

Dance




Hi everyone and Happy Saturday. It is a gorgeous day here today. It's sunny, no cloud in the sky, and is supposed to get up to 75 degrees. Hubby and I are going to go run some errands today and enjoy the beautiful weather.

Have you heard about the new Magnolia Challenge Blog, Just Magnolia? It's a new challenge blog that just posted its first challenge yesterday. I was so excited to hear of this new blog and couldn't wait to participate in the first challenge. Our challenge this week was a sketch challenge. I decided to ink up this gorgeous Ballet Princess Tilda from Magnolia stamps. I inked her up with Memento Black Ink and colored her with copics. I inked around the image with Versamagic Perfect Plumeria ink and then added Pink Stickles to her skirt. Next, I created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Pretty in Pink. I layered Very Vanilla on top of that followed by my design paper from Basic Grey. I used my Circle Nestabilities and scalloped circle nesties on the background paper. I then adhered my image to my SU cardstock and to the card base with dimensionals. I then used my swirl punch to punch out the swirls and added pearls to the swirls and around the image. For a finishing touch, I added Primas.

For the inside, I decided to use this beautiful sentiment from Verve's Beautiful You Set. The sentiments in this collection are just gorgeous. I used my oval nesties to cut out the sentiment and my Circle Nestabilities to cut out the ballet slippers (also from Magnolia stamps). I used scraps of my design paper to decorate the inside. What do you think?



In other news, I received this blog award from my wonderful blogging friend, Brandi. Thank you so much Brandi for thinking of me and giving me this award. I'm supposed to pass this on to five more blogging friends that make me smile. Well, you all make me smile :) There's no way I could pick just five of you so this is for all of you, for everyone who takes the time to stop by my little blog every day and to all of you who have inspired me with your amazing creativity. Love you all :):):)

Well, that's it from me today, I'm going to head out and enjoy this beautiful day :) I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. See you then :)

Hugs, Christine

31 comments:

Lisa T said...

Adorable! What soft, pretty colors. I love those Primas! They are gorgeous.

Brandi said...

You deserve it! Love your new card! Have a happy weekend!

Smiles,

Brandi

Jacque said...

Christine, she is just so sweet and soft and BEAUTIFUL...great job!! Hugs..Jacque

Rachel said...

You have made a gorgeous card!! I just love all that pink and i adore the way you decorated the inside of the card!! :0)
hugs,
Rachel

papercraftsbyrach said...

this is fabulous Christine, love the pinks and creams. the swirls look wonderful and that sentiment is perfect. Thank you for joining us at just magnolia. hugs rachxx

Mae said...

She is just great & I love what you did inside the card. Very pretty!

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card, Christine! This Tilda just exudes attitude and I love her! The pinks are gorgeous and love the flourishes in the corners. Great card!!
hugs
Sharon

cathy said...

This is gorgeous!!

Kim Piggott said...

Totally adorable card!
Thanks so much for joining us at Just Magnolia!
hugs
kim x

Stampin Mindy said...

this is so beautiful. Love the colors the pearls give it such a perfect touch!

Marcea said...

This is beautiful Christine. Tilda has been coloured perfectly and I adore all your details. The inside of your card is just as gorgeous. Thankyou so much for playing along on our first week at Just Magnoli and also a very big thankyou for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely comments. Have a wonderful weekend
-x-

Danni said...

This is gorgeous! Wonderful job and I love the sentiment in the inside!

Naoual said...

Gorgeous card Christine! I love the colour combo and you used one of my favourite Tilda stamps! I just love her, so pretty and you've coloured her beautifully!

Thank you for joining us at Just Magnolia,

xx Naoual

Julia said...

So pretty in pink! Love the sentiment, too.

Kathi said...

What a totally wonderful card! I love it.

marsha said...

Gorgeous Christine! This is such an adorable Tilda and your coloring is beautiful.

Hugs,
Marsha

Suzanne J Dean said...

Just darling Christine! Love that sentiment set from Verve too--goes fabby with this stamp! Love the new profile pic too--looks more like ya!

hugz,
Suzanne

Jeanette said...

Oh Christine! I love this card! The image is one of my favorites and your have colored it so beautifully. Wonderful sentiment as well! Hugs Jeanette

Cami said...

Very pretty card Christine! Love the softness of the pink color and the flourishes and pearls. Just beautiful! Cami

cats whiskers said...

Thanks for joining us this week with this stunning creation sweetie it is just beautiful love the colours and of course your wonderful colouring
Hugs jacqui x

Bev said...

Fabulous card, the papers and colours are so pretty. Thanks for joining us for our first week x

melissac said...

I love how delicate and gorgeous your card is!! I must get that Verve set!! Blessings and hugs!

Donalda said...

This is just beautiful dear and so love what you have done with my sketch. Thanks so much for joining us dear

cadnileb said...

So pretty! She's so sweet and soft and pink and love the inside as well!

Sandy said...

Such a pretty, girlie card!

Gina said...

This is so very beautiful!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Christine.
Love the delicate papers and all your fab embellies. Wonderful coloring, the inside is beautiful too.

Karen x

Ann said...

SO sweet and pretty!

Lisa Graves said...

Beautiful card!

Laurel said...

Just darling! I love your colors, so pretty, Hugs

Lyn S said...

Gorgeous! This is so lovely and pink and feminine!

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