Monday, March 1, 2010

Love Songs





Hi everyone and Happy Monday :) I hope your week is off to a great start. I got to spend some time in the craft room this weekend which is always great fun. Hubby and I also watched the end of the Olympics and man oh man, did you see that hockey game yesterday?!?! What an amazing game. I was rooting for Team USA, but I'm so happy for Canada that they were able to win on home soil. What a fun game to watch. I'm so sad the Olympics are over. They are always so fun to watch.

Well, onto my card for today. I titled my post "Love Songs" because when I saw these two images from the Winter Kit from Magnolia, I pictured Tilda sitting on the piano singing love songs to Edwin. I know, I'm a hopeless romantic, what can I say! :) I first stamped the piano (this image doesn't appear to be available at Diana's store yet, but I'm sure she'll get a new shipment in soon) and colored it with copics (W8 and W6). It's hard to see in the pictures, but in the second picture, you can kind of see that I added Glossy Accents to the keys on the piano to give them some shine. I then cut the piano out with my Labels 4 Nesties. While the paper was still in the nestability die, I sponged around the image with SU's Bashful Blue ink. When I popped the paper out of the die, it left a really nice white border around the image. I love this technique and will definitely be using it again. Next, I stamped Tilda (again, this image doesn't appear to be available at Diana's store at the moment, but I'm sure she'll get it back in stock soon), colored her with copics (dress: R85, R83, R81; bow: B34, B37; hair: E33, E35, E37; shoes: R89, R85), and cut her out. I added some small pink pearls for earrings and some Stardust Stickles to the rose pinned to her dress. I next created my card base using SU cardstock (Regal Rose and Bordering Blue). The design paper is from DCWV's Rustic stack. I used my ticket corner punch from SU on the corners and added pearls. I also used my Martha Stewart Lace Hearts edge punch for the top panel of design paper. I added the piano image to the card base with dimensionals and then added Tilda to the top of the piano with dimensionals. Finally, I added a bow, tied with my Bow Easy, and roses from Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts. What do you think?

That's it from me today. Thank you all so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day and a wonderful week. I'll see you back here tomorrow :)

Hugs, Christine

25 comments:

**ScrapcoLLector** said...

I love the colour combi...very soft look and elegant...

^_^

Nancy said...

What a great card! Love all the details and Tilda looks beauiful sitting on top her piano! Awesome job!
Hugs,
Nancy

Peggie said...

So very pretty. Love Tilda's little pearl earrings. I want that piano. lol

Angie said...

Tilda looks so beautiful perched up there on her piano. Great job!

raindropecho said...

Tilda looks gorgeous in this card! What a great arrangement!
- Ann

akuperstein said...

I love this card. I just received both images and cannot wait to try them out. Beautiful work as usual.

akuperstein said...

I love this card. I just received both images and cannot wait to try them out. I will definetly be stealing some of your ideas.

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Lovely card! Creative way of combining the two images and love the colors.

Annie said...

such an elegant tilda perched on the piano! gorgeous card and great colours.
hugs, annie x

Sumtoy said...

She looks like such a princess. Great job and love your colors

Regina said...

Christine!!! I love the title you gave to your post!! "Love songs". Your card is absolutely gorgeous. The papers, the ribbon, the flowers... everything looks great, and your coloring is so beautiful!!!
Have a great week end.
hugs
Regina

Myrna said...

She's so pretty sitting on top of her piano! Love your flowers, very pretty.

Belinda said...

Love that Tilda's perched up!

Jean said...

Such a beautiful card.. love this Tilda sitting on the piano.. my favorite one... just a perfect coloring and setting..
Hugs, Jean

Only by His Grace said...

Hi Christine!
Your card I beautiful. You have coloured her very nicely. The layout is super and I love the colour combination.
Hugs,
Marion

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh this is REALLY pretty, Christine! The papers are so delicate and beautiful and Tilda looks amazing sitting on top of the piano. Fabulous card!
hugs!
Sharon

melissac said...

Beautiful card!! I love the colors and well the earings are just perfect!!

marsha said...

Christine,
This is fabulous! I totally love Tilda on the piano - so 1920's! Beautiful coloring and beautiful layout - I like how your mind works on these scenes!

Hugs,
Marsha

Cami said...

Wow Christine! Your card is absolutely beautiful! The DPs, flowers, and of course your coloring is just wonderful!!! Hugs, Cami

Candy said...

Hi Christine!
Love your card - Tilda is super sitting on the piano. You have coloured her perfectly. Your papers and flowers are great!
Great title for you card as well :o)
Hugs, Candy

cats whiskers said...

Love the colours and colouring on this one, I still find it hard to use grown up Tilda but you have inspired me
Hugs Jacqui x

Jodie from Oz said...

Christine, Happy Tuesday, your card is gorgeous, wonderful colours and coloured so beautifully. Love the design & fabulous embellies. Have a great day. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Shelley said...

Christine, this is just great. Love her sat on the piano instead of the stool. hugs Shelley

Mom said...

Very sweet,Christine. The coloring is beautiful. KayW

Lyn S said...

Gorgeous card Christine! Love the layout!

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