Monday, March 19, 2012

Bike Ride Anyone?

Little Tilda has been playing outside all day, riding her bicycle and visiting friends.  Well, that is what I would like to think anyway.  In my heart it is time for spring and a bike ride would be just the thing to convince my body that there might actually be a spring in my near future.

I have some new spring papers, new Tilda stamps and a wonderful Mojo Monday sketch to use today.

I turned the sketch on its side because it gives me more room for the flourish and sentiment at the bottom. I also drew in a bit of sidewalk that I colored with C1 and C3.

Card Recipe:
Images: Lovely Pop Tilda, Bring on the Cake Birthday Wishes (Stampin Up)
Paper: American Crafts Sweet Sundress, SU Peach Parfait
Markers/Inks: Copics - E01, E02, YR68, YR20, YR02, YR000, E31, E35, B99, B97, B93, G24, G21, G12, C1, C3, C5, C7, W0, W1, W5, Adirondack Aqua (for the sky)
Embellishments: Lace, SU punch and pearls, Sizzlets butterfly die, Wild Orchard Flowers and leaf, MS Leaf Punch, Die-Namics fancy flourish

On the weekend I was looking around blogland and came across some Copic coloring videos by Zoe from Make It Crafty.  She shows how to add in the pleats and wrinkles that we see in our clothing in real life, but they might not be drawn into the stamp.  It was tough to make the transition from the way I usually color to thinking about light and shadows and wrinkles.  It was worth it though, because the pants do look wrinkled.  I don't think the blouse came out the way I wanted it, but there is fun in learning and making mistakes.

Challenges for this card:
I challenge you to try something new today!


Riette said...

Thanks for popping in from MIM! Lovely card you have here too! What a cutie pie she is.

cheryl said...

oh this is gorgeous love that tilda,and adore those beautiful colours,hugs Cherylxxxxx

craftieodmae said...

gorgeous, love your coloring and that image is priceless!

Judith said...

This is so pretty Nancy - love the vibrant colurs - well done on your creases - they look great - If she lived in my house they wouldn't be there - I'm a demon ironer!! hugs Judith x

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and the flourish, the rest is pretty darn good too- LOL!

Dr Sonia S V said...

So sweet the little girl looks!!

Crafty and Green said...

Beautiful Card! Love the colors & your embellishments!! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge this Week!

Many Blessings,

Candy said...

Hi Nancy,
You have done a marvellous job learning to do creases and pleats from Zoe!
Tilda looks like she is having a wonderful day outside in the sun. Oh I wish we had sun instead of snow everyday....
You have used such pretty paper.
Thank you for joining in our Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog :o)
Hugs, Candy

Anonymous said...

beautiful, thanks for entering it into the CBN challenge, good luck xx

Desire Fourie said...

Just beautiful and the image has been coloured so creatively. Saw it on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look.

Lisa Minckler said...

Your Tilda is delightful!!! :) Such a pretty card.

Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
Lisa xx

Chris (catt871) said...

This is so pretty!!! I love the papers and the layout is FABBY!!! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create challenge this week!

Michelle said...


Great card! Your colouring is terrific, great job adding the creases and folds.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Kreativmonster said...

What a sweet card!Thanks for joining our challenge at stamps&fun=CREATIVITY.

Norma said...

Nancy, what a gorgeous card. And yes I am more than ready for spring too! Love this cute Tilda, although it's one that I don't have and will probably add her to my next order. Love the way you've coloured her--awesome folds in her pants. Love the colour scheme--am liking orange as an alternate to pink. Terrific job on the card.
Thanks for coming over to play with us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge.