Friday, May 28, 2010


Hi everyone and Happy Friday! I'm so excited that the three day weekend is finally here, I need a break :) My stepbrother is getting married this weekend so we are off to Magiano's (one of my favorite restaurants) for the rehearsal dinner tonight and then the wedding is Sunday. Other than that, I plan to rest and craft! :) Well, yesterday I put on the suit that I had to buy in a size up and guess what . . . it was too big on me! It fit when I tried it on so I'm hoping that means that I'm losing some weight (I refuse to weigh myself yet because I don't want to get discouraged if I haven't lost as much as I'd like) :) Hopefully my time with Jillian will pay off LOL :)

For my card today, I decided to ink up this gorgeous Ballerina Tilda. I think she's one of my absolute favorite Magnolia images ever. I used to dance when I was younger and I took up classes again in college. I LOVE to dance, it's something I really wish I had pursued back in the day. I colored the image with copics (pinks: R81, R83, R85, R89; skin: E00, E01, E11, RV21; hair: E33, E35, E37), sponged around the image with SU's Rose Red ink, and then added Stardust Stickles to her ballet shoes and to her crown. Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock (Rose Red and Not Quite Navy (I love this combination)). The design paper is from K&Co. For some finishing touches I added a bow, a ballerina charm, pearls, dew drops, and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. Thank you all so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and a wonderful weekend!


Peggie said...

Very pretty. Love the deep pink and navy. I'm just the opposite I weigh myself every day so hopefully I can nip in problems in the bud.

Kim Y. said...

Wow, this is simply gorgeous! So pretty, so sweet! Love the colors!

Scrappinangler said...

She is so pretty! Great job! ~Tori

Barb Hardeman said...

This is so pretty Christine! I too love this image and I still don't have it because Diana still has it on backorder. Your coloring is beautiful! I love the way you highlighted Tilda by sponging the edges of that panel. She looks like she's on stage with the light shining behind her! Love the little ballerina charm you used too... Gorgeous work...

Carlotta Vachon said...

She is so sweet. Nice card

Anonymous said...

Great card, really pretty and I adore the ballerina charm that you have used.

Barbara said...

Oh wow, it's so sweet. I love the pink distressing around Tilda.
Hugs Babsi

Regina said...

Christine!!!!! It´s so cute!!! The colors are great and I also love your coloring!!! too much!!!:)))
Have a wonderful weekend.


charlene aka scrappygma said...

christine she is so pretty I love this little image and the colors you have used are perfect. Great job....I think I may need her :)

Angelwood said...

She is gorgeous, Christine!! I love that image and she is colored so beautifully! Love the colors you chose!

ps. Have fun at the wedding!! hugs, Angela

Suzan L said...

Christine, your card is so darling!! I love this new image and can't wait to get it. You have colored Tilda so wonderfully!!
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!!

Regina said...

Christime!!! I´m here again!!!! Just to thank you so much for visiting me and for such lovely comment!!
have a wonderful weekend.

Nancy said...

now isn't this just darling Christine...I really love the softness of your colors and that stamp is sooo cute!!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog....have a great day!!!


Suzanne J Dean said...

Beautiful Christine--love the colors, beautiful papers and matching charm! So cute!


megline said...

Nice card. The colors combo is beautiful,
Hugs, Line

Leonie said...

wow she is just gorgeous!! I have this stamp but have yetto ink it up. You have inspired me to do so..thanks!! Love the touches of navy blue with all the pinks too. Very effective!
Hugs Leonie

Christina C. said...

Christine, she is just gorgeous!! You did a marvelous job on coloring this cutie.
Wishing you a fabulous holiday weekend.
My daughter is getting married in a looking forward to it!

Kathy Gerace said...

I love the rose red/navy color combo. Your coloring is great. What an eye-popping card you created!
Kathy Gerace

Anonymous said...

I think she's gorgeous. I love the colors.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Christine!! I just love your choice of colors!! Sweet image and layout too! I hope you have a restful weekend!! Enjoy the wedding!

Brandi said...

What a beautiful ballerina! Love the coloring and the card! :)

Cordine said...

It's gorgeous, christine! Love the color combo.

scrappyjan said...

oh this is very very PRETTY!!!

I have this image and don't have her inked yet.*blush*

hugs, Janiel

Norma said...

Christine, such a precious card. Tilda is so adorable. Love the colours and you've coloured her beautifully. I like all the glitters and perfect touch with the ballerina charm.


Sheila said...

Christine, absolutely gorgeous, but why should I be dropping my jaw? You are very talented. I have this Magnolia also and look forward to inking her up one day. You are truly gifted!!

Sheila :)

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Danielle Champagne said...

VEry lovely card Christine, So pretty & Delicate. Your colouring is beautiful!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Wowee!! this is just BEAUTIFUL!! I love the colors and the ballerina slipper charm is perfect. :) Hope you've had a great wknd!

cabio's craft corner said...

Sweet Tilda card with lovely charm!

Lyn S said...

This is so beautiful Christine! Gorgeous image!

Hope you had a great time at the wedding!

Silvie Z said...

This is so pretty,Christine! I LOVE the colors and the layout! The charm is so sweet!
Silvie from France

Angela said...

Oh so pretty!! I bet your ahppy the suit is loose!! Looks like our workout is working!!! I started eating healthier today!! I would love to lose 15 to 20 pounds. Not eating enough, staying up way too late and not exercising has added about 10 to 15 pounds on me in the last 2 years.

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