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
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