Friday, April 23, 2010

A Good Book

Hi everyone and Happy Friday! :) I'm so glad the weekend is almost here, this has been a super crazy week. I'm so far behind in commenting on your beautiful creations, but I promise to get caught up this weekend. I did get a couple hours in the craft room last night and I have a card to share with you today. I've had the idea for this card for weeks, but just hadn't had the time to sit down and make it. I hope you like it :)

Do you like to read? Reading is one of my favorite things to do. I've always been that way, ever since I learned how to read, I've constantly got my nose in a book :) I can remember reading books when I was little and imagining castles, princesses, dragons, etc. It's amazing where reading can take you in your imagination. My idea for my card today was to pair the adorable reading Tilda from Magnolialicious with one of the images from the new Fairytale collection. I wanted to create a little scene on my card that showed Tilda reading a good book and imagining herself in another magical world.

Here is the front of my card:

I stamped Reading Tilda with Memento Black ink onto PTI cardstock and colored her with copics (hair: E33, E35, E37; skin: E00, E01, RV21; shirt and socks: R81, R83, R85; jeans: B32, B34). Next, I added some Stardust Stickles to her wings and hair band, and then I cut her out. I then created my card base out of SU cardstock (Close to Cocoa (so sad this color is retiring) and Red Rose). The design paper is all from My Mind's Eye Laundry Line.

The panel that Reading Tilda is sitting opens up like a book:

The image on the inside is Prom Queen Tilda (but I like to think she looks like a princess) :) I colored her with copics (dress and shoes: R81, R83, R85; skin: E00, E01, RV21; hair; E33, E35, E37). I cut her out and then added Stardust Stickles to her crown and shoes. The "Happily Ever After" sentiment is from Verve. The "Once Upon a Time" sentiment on the front is from Studio G. For some finishing touches, I used my SU ticket corner punch around the corners of the panels and added pearls. I also added some roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. What do you think?

Whew, this was a long post, if you're still with me, thanks for reading this far :) In celebration of books and the joy of reading, if you leave me a comment today listing your favorite books, you will be put into a drawing for some blog candy. The winner will receive some roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and a few other surprises. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by Monday, April 26 to be entered into the drawing. My favorite book of all time is To Kill a Mockingbird. What a wonderful story. Right now I'm reading the Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber and I am LOVING them! I highly recommend them.

Thank you all so much for stopping by today. I hope you all have a wonderful day and a wonderful weekend.

Big Hugs, Christine


Peggie said...

This is just adorable. I WANT book Tilda. lol I love how you made the inside to see what she is reading and imagining. I love to read also. My favorite books are by Jane Austen with Pride and Prejudice being my favorite. I am a romantic by heart. As a young girl my fav was Little women. Right now I am re-reading The Lord of the Rings series.

Christina C. said...

Christine, that is a totally brilliant idea with the card you created. Love your creativity!!!

Patricia Garcia said...

Hello Christine, what a fun cute card, love how you set this one up, Very creative!!


Barb Hardeman said...

This is just delightful Christine! Both your Tilda's are so charming and what a great idea to have the Princess Tilda on the inside! Beautiful sentiments too!

Angelwood said...

Brilliant idea, Christine! I love what you did with this card and your coloring is lovely. I have this Tilda w/glasses, I want to ink her up now, thanks for the inspiration! hugs, Angela

Myrna said...

Love your creative card. Great job on your Tilda's.

Angel said...

Oh My thats a very cute card and I so Love tilda reading..
I love to read as well... My Favorite Books is Twighlight By Stephanie Meyers... I also like a few Karen Kingsbury.. Right now I am reading the Evernight Novel.

Crazystamper said...

Beautiful card Christine! Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake

jimlynn said...

Amazing - again! So pretty.

Nancy said...

awesom and very creative...great use of the Tilda's too...darling card!!!!

Nancy T.

Angela said...

Oh Christine, I love this!! I just love how you created this. This is just adorable!!! It's hard for me to find time to read, the last book I read was The Shack. I don't think I have a favorite! Hope you have a great weekend Christine!! I just love all the new Tilda's!! So sweet!!

Teresa said...

Hi Christine, I also have had a crazy busy work week. Still trying to get my receipe swap cards in the mail!! My favorite books are the Dan Brown books, just finished The Lost Symbol!! Great read. Love your card, love the colors, of course pink is my favorite color. I am still enjoying my March mingle card, love the pinks. Wishing you a great weekend!! Hugs Teresa E in So Calif

cabio's craft corner said...

I love this flip open idea and the cute theme of these two images Christine!! Beautiful :o)
I think my favorite book is 'Love Story' and that made me cry. Too heart warming, then I never read that again and live happily ever after, lol

Mom said...

This card is delightful. What a creative layout. That's why I love this group! Kay W

Robin said...

Your card is beautiful. I just love it. The Tilda with a Book stamp is on my wish list. My favorite book is "Bridges of Madison County" by Robert James Waller. A wonderful love story.

Linda S. said...

Very cute idea and card. Such clever people in this group!! One of my last reads was 90 Minutes in Heaven, and I enjoyed it very much. Thanks for the chance at your candy. Linda S. in NE

Sharon Caudle said...

Christine, I love this Tilda and your card is fantastic! So VERY creative and awesome coloring! I love to read, and I must admit I have a little bit of a dark side as I love to read Stephen King. :)
Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and thanks for the fun!

Cami said...

What a wonderfully adorable card, Christine! I love this Tilda and your sentiment, the card style, and of course your beautiful coloring! Hugs, Cami

Karen W said...

Christine, your card is lovely and I love that the little card opens to another Tilda. Job well done. The books I like to read are James Patterson and Patrcia Cornwell.


Anonymous said...

FANTASTIC card and sooo creative!!!
I don't know if I can pick a favorite book because I love reading too!! One book I read over and over is "Letters to a Young Poet." It is really inspiratonal to me!! Hugs!!

Nancy said...

What an adorable card Christine! Beautiful coloring and I love how creative you were on this beautiful card! I hardly ever have time to read but the last books I read were the Left Behind series.

Julie said...

I absolutely adore this project! Everything is just perfect!

Brandi said...

She is beautiful (in both versions!) and what a sweet idea for a card. I read a lot! One of my favorite fantasy type series is the Key series by Nora Roberts. Love Debbie Macomber too.. the Cedar Cove and Blossom Street are some of my fav series by her. :)

Sharon in MI said...

What a clever idea and I love that reading Tilda. Oh memories - as a child, my favorite book(s) were all of Laura Ingalls Wilder, "Little House" books. Then I grew into Nancy Drew, and now I read everything and can't really pick a favorite out. Okay, maybe Shel Silverstein's books of poetry -- love to read them because they make me laugh. And I'll read one or two to my grandchildren on the phone to help them enjoy poetry and hopefully make them laugh too.

Sharon in MI said...

Guess it didn't show the first time. Loved "Little House" by Laura Ingalls Wilder when I was a kid. Graduated to Nancy Drew among other books, and now I can't think of one specific favorite - other than Shel Silverstein's poems - they make me laugh. I like to read one or two of them on the phone to my grandchildren to help them enjoy poetry and also make them laugh hopefully. As for your card, how clever are you. I didn't expect that little girl to open up at all And the colors are great. One granddaughter is into pink and the other into purple. I must try something like this for them. Thank you.

megline said...

Beautiful card and a nice project.

Maria Matter said...

omgosh, my son just finished to kill a mockingbird, he really enjoyed it!

I haven't read a book for me in so long, other than the Bible! lol

I have to read/research all the books for the kids for homeschooling, so I have a long reading list, but not age appropriate (for me) LOL

I did enjoy "A Break with Charity" an Ann Rinaldi novel!

Your card is GORGEOUS and ever so totally inspire me Christine!!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
blessings, Maria

Pat said...

What a completely beautiful card. Love the concept...and your execution was awesome!! As for my favorite book...hmmm...that's a tough one...I have so many. I loved Gone with the Wind...and I really like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, James Patterson books, John Grisham, and Lee Child (Jack Reacher) novels. Our house is filled with books...and Barnes & Noble is our second home! ;-) Pat Frank (VA)

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Such a beautiful card!
I love your pretty colours and such a gorgeous design!
I too am crazy about books and couldn't not have one on the go.
kim x

marsha said...

WOW! This is incredibly brilliant with the book and the princess on the inside. Love the stamps you used and the coloring is awesome as always. Great job!!!


Belinda said...

So adoralbe! What a fun cute card!

Randi said...

What a fantastic idea for a card!! And, I love the card on a card idea, too! Gorgeous coloring! This is so cool Christine!

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