Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pretty in Pink Tilda and Sweet Pea Customer Challenge

Hi everyone and Happy Thursday! :) I hope you all are having a wonderful week and a wonderful day. I have two cards to share with you today so I'll keep my chit chat short and get to the good stuff :)




For my first card today, I inked up this adorable Tilda image from Magnolia stamps. I received this image from the Magnolia Sweden Winter Kit. It doesn't look like Diana over at Magnolialicious has this image in stock right now, but if you just send her an e-mail, I'm sure she'll get a new shipment in soon. I colored my image with copic markers (dress: R81, R83, R85; socks: R81, R83; shoes: E55, E57; hair: E33, E37; skin: E00, E01, E11; and B000 to outline the apron (a great technique I learned when you want something to be white, but also want a slight shadow to it). I then cut the image out and adhered it to my oval panels that I cut out using my oval nestabilities (the top oval was also run through the Cuttlebug using my Swiss Dots embossing folder). Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock (Regal Rose and White). All design paper is also from SU. I used my SU ticket corner punch on the corners and added pearls. I added a pink ribbon, which I tied using my awesome Bow Easy. For some finishing touches, I added Primas and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and I also added some punched out branch punches from my MS punch to add some extra dimension to the flowers. What do you think?



My second card today is my submission for the March Customer Card Challenge over at the Sweet Pea Stamps blog. Our challenge was to think spring. We had to have green, pink, and yellow in our card and we also had to have flowers somewhere on the card. I decided to ink up this beautiful stamp from ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection. This particular image is called Masked Fairy in Green. I colored the image with copics (Pinks: R81, R83, R85, R89; Greens: G22, G24, G28; Yellow: Y21; Hair: E35, E39; Skin: E00, E01, E11; Tree trunk: E55, E57). I added two small pearls to the image, one to her head piece and one to her necklace. I also added some Martha Stewart glitter to her wings. I then sponged around the image with SU's Pretty in Pink ink. Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock (Pretty in Pink and Sage Shadow). My design paper is by K&Co. I added a ribbon and bow, a hat pin (I found this one at Jo Ann's), roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, and pearls. The sentiment is also from Sweet Pea Stamps.

Here is a picture that shows the glitter on her wings a bit better (it was really hard for me to get the glitter to show up on camera):



And finally, here is a close up of the image:



Whew, that was a long post from me today :) Thanks for reading this far and thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you back here tomorrow :)

Big Hugs, Christine

52 comments:

Barbara said...

Yes, well done, and beautiful flowers.
Very cute.
Thanks for your comment.
Hugs Babsi

Lisette said...

Your cards are beautiful. Sweet Tilda is adorable!

Stampin'GHmom said...

Oh my! What beautiful creations. I love the flowers on the first one and the second one is just lovely!

Gloria said...

I am a big fan of Tilda and your card is just awesome! I love the colors you chose and she is colored beautifully.

Angelwood said...

Both cards are adorable. Love the pinks you've used with sweet Tilda and those flowers are beautiful and I love your sweat pea card - love that hat pin you made. Gorgeous! hugs, Angela

Maureen said...

Wow, Christine! I love Sweet Tilda and the way you combined the roses and Primas! So pretty! I can't wait to colour mine (she's on her way, yay!) Your other card is so cool too; love the glittery wings! Your work is awesome!

Cissy said...

Very cute! Great layout & colors! :)

~Cissy

Gina L said...

Beautiful cards. I have Maggies galore now (I'm a bit addicted), but I just got some of the Sweet Pea stamps. I can't wait to use them, I just haven't gotten the chance yet! Thanks for the inspiration. Both of your cards are wonderful. Gina L

Nancy said...

both of your cards are very beautiful...your coloring is perfect too...

Hugs
Nancy T.

Mary Beths Crafts said...

Very pretty cards.. You have great attention to detail.. I look forward to seeing your new creations and when I see your name I pop right over to see what you have done..TFS
Hugs,
MaryBeth

Barb Hardeman said...

Both your cards are beautifully done. The shower of flowers on the Tilda card are magnificant. Gorgeous coloring on both cards...

Kathy said...

Both cards are just gorgeous! Love the pretty colors and all your details are fabulous!!! Both images are so pretty!
:)Kathy

Nancy said...

Both of your cards are beautiful! Love the colors and your coloring is beautiful! Gorgeous flowers and I love the stick pin that you made. Awesome job with both cards!
Hugs,
Nancy

sweetpeastamps said...

GORGEOUS! Love your cards Christine, thank you for partaking in our challenge.

Crazystamper said...

So pretty, love the colours & the colouring. The flowers are awesome! Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake www.crazystamper.typepad.com

Myrna said...

She's beautiful! Love your dp and flowers. Great job on your card.

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Wonderful cards! Love all the flowers on the first one and the hat pin is lovely on the second one.

Lynn's Magnolia Haven said...

This is a lovely card, I would love to make my cards look like this and someday I will. Your very talented.
Enjoy your talent { LET IT SHINE}

Pen to Paper said...

Your Tilda card is so cute. I love the pink flowers on the right side. And your fairy card is cute too! I love that pin. Very antique-looking. Where did you find it? I made my own at home by just gluing a gem to the end but yours are so much prettier!

XOXO

Jackie

Pat (mspfd) said...

Both cards are over-the-top gorgeous. Outstanding coloring and spectacular designs.

raindropecho said...

Oh wow, both of these are absolutely amazing! Beautiful color and wonderful embellishments!
- Ann

Pretty-In-Ink said...

Wow! both your cards are gorgeous!
Your colouring skills are fabulous!

Angie said...

Both cards are beautiful, but I am of course, partial to Tilda. Love your embellies too.

Patti.Jo said...

Beautiful work Christine! Sweet Tilda is adorable and very pretty fairy card too! Great detail and love the accents on both cards.

jimlynn said...

Both are unreal!! Just gorgeous.
Thank you for signing up as a "follower" on my blog - and I, in turn, have signed up for yours. I'm hoping some of your creativity rubs off on me! All of your cards are fabulous!

Patricia Garcia said...

Beautiful cards and flowers too. Your coloring is stunning!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Lyn S said...

These cards are just stunning Christine!!!

Candy said...

Wow! Both of you cards are wonderful! Love the colours of both. Tilda is so sweet and that flower spray is awesome! Your Sweet Pea card is lovely as well. Love the additiong of the pearls on her head dress and necklace as well as the hat pin.
Hugs, Candy

marsha said...

Christine,
So stunning! Both cards are breathtaking, you have really put the "art" in artistic with both of these!

Hugs,
Marsha

Peggie said...

How pink-a-licious! Love All the roses.

Robin said...

Wonderful cards!!! I love that Tilda...I can't wait to get her. I love how you did the flowers too!

Julie Case said...

These cards are absolutely beautiful! I just got Sweet Tilda and have not inked her up yet...now you've inspired me! Your coloring is stunning and I love the SU colors you chose!!
Julie

Nancy said...

What beautiful cards. I love everything about them but I really love the K&Co paper. Do you recall the name of it? Fabulous@

Karen W said...

I love both your cards, but I am especially fond of the Tilda card! I am going to have to try the white effect on an image soon

peggysue said...

Wow two fabulous cards! Tilda looks adorable and the other card is just as nice.

Gina said...

Both cards are just beautiful. Your coloring is always just perfect. You also do an amazing job with those Sweet Pea images!

Cami said...

BOTH cards are just absolutely gorgeous Christine! Sweet Tilda is currently my favorite and I keep turning to her and I love her in the pinks you've used. She is darlin'! I also just got interested in these fantasy gals from Sweet Pea and need to mount them and you have truly inspired me to get a move on. Excellent job on both cards! Hugs, Cami

Joynana said...

The Tilda is one of my favorites. I love all of the pink and the flowers are gorgeous and they are both so beautiful.

Angela said...

The these are just GORGEOUS!! I love the Tilda card!! THose flowers are just beautiful and your Sweet Pea card is another Stunning creation!!! They are so addictive!! I just love each and everyone of them!! Before I was asked to be on the DT I already owned all of ching-chou kuiks images!! I tried to buy just a caoiuple sheets but before I knew it they were all in my cart!! I couldn't pick just a couple!!
Hugs:)
Angela

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous cards Christine. Love the beautiful Tilda card and the flower arrangement is so pretty. The pin in the second card is fabulous :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Christine two utterly stunning cards!
hugs
kim x

Randi said...

I am just loving all your beautiful Sweet Pea creations! Love the colors on this! Your coloring is really gorgeous!

Belinda said...

Lovely!

Vixykins said...

This is gorgeous, matches the DP's perfectly and love the pin detail x

Only by His Grace said...

Awesome cards Christine. the tilda card is so fresh and pretty and your fairy card is also beautiful.
Hugs Marion

Cheryl said...

Hi Christine! both cards are wonderful! The coloring and layout on your tilda card is FAB!!
Your other card is beautifully colored as well and so striking!
have a great day! Cheryl

Maria Matter said...

these are fabulous Christine!

your sweet tilda is so pretty, love the flowers and SU! papers!

and well, I'm lovin' your sweet peas, you coloring them so beautifully and definitely know how to accessorize! :)
Hugs!
blessings, Maria

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Great cards! Love all the flowers on the first one. :-)

Kathi said...

Both cards are fabulous.

I totally love how you color and embelish all your cards. You've got a great style!

You rock the Sweet Pea Fantasy stamps. I love what you do with them.

Vicki's Blog said...

Beautiful card Love every thing about it... great colouring..
Vicki

Niki Estes said...

Beautiful cards, Christine! I love the roses framing the Magnolia image!

marsha said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love your Sweet Pea creations!

Hugs,
Marsha

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