Sunday, January 23, 2011

A New Journey

Let's embark on a New journey!! I am hoping to have many new adventures and embark on new journeys this year, and I thought this was the perfect little card to showcase my excitement for some new adventures in 2011!!!
I used the color scheme challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog, which is Orange and green. To be honest, I did not really like this color combo and did not think I was going to enter the challenge. Then, I was cleaning and organizing my craft room, and I came upon these Graphic 45 papers, and I thought, "wow, I LOVE those papers together". Then this little easel card was born! I LOVE how it turned out and all came together, and I am so glad that I challenged myself with these colors.
I used Tilda with back Pack from the Bon Voyage collection. I received this image from a swap, and I just LOVE her, and am going to add her to my next purchase. So cute! I think she goes great with my sentiment which is on the inside of the card.
I used lots of distress on this card. I distressed all the edges with my distress tool, added Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain to all the edges. I also tore some of the edges and stapled with my Tiny Attacher to show the backside of the patterned paper. I love how it looks.
The roses were painted with Olive Vine Glimmer mist, and then I added mini brown roses and Orange Cherry Blossoms, along with some leaves to finish off the arrangement.
I colored Tilda with copics
Skin - E000, E00, R20
Hair - Y11, Y23, E35
Shirt - G20, G21, G24
Pants - E31, E33, E35, E27, G20, G21
Shoes and Back Pack - E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E27, E29
I cut Tilda out with my Nestie Label 8, and distressed the background with Tea Dye and Walnut stain Distress ink.
The inside of the card has the sentiment "embark on a new journey" from a Greeting Farm set I have. I love this sentiment. I cut it out with my nestie labels die. I distressed the inside panels of the card also, and added a green silk silk bow. This ribbon was white, and I sprayed it with my Olive Vine Glimmer mist to change to color to match my card.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Magnolia-licious Challenge - Orange and Green
7 Kids College Fund - Challenge Yourself (color combo)
Altered Alice - Hello or goodbye card
Paper Sundaes - Distress
Totally Gorjuss - Hot, hot , hot


  1. Oh wow! This is gorgeous! I love the way you colored Tilda, and the DP you used!
    Hugs, Jody

  2. Wow! That is beautiful Becca, great job!! Good luck on the challenge! Hugs, Stephanie

  3. Love how you colored Tilda...great job on her hair! Pretty flowers and bow! LC

  4. I'm not a big orange and green person either, but this is spectacular. I love your coloring and all the different elements are fantastic!

  5. Wow Becca, what a wonderful card! Yes, when you hear "orange and green" you first think of bright colours, but I LOVE these ones on your card. Oh and all the distressing is perfect for the tres cute image! What a lot of work this must have been. A real work of art!

  6. This is just beautiful! Love the colors and that image is so pretty!! Love the layout and all your details!! So pretty!

  7. Hi Becca,
    I think we all wondered how we would do this colour challenge with orange especially!
    You have made the MOST beautiful card!
    I love all your ways of distressing your card. Your papers are so lovely. Sure can't tell your ribbon started out white - fantastic.
    Tilda is coloured so wonderfully - and I really like the way you did the background around her.
    You really aced this challenge.
    Thank you so much for deciding to join us at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog!
    Hugs, Candy

  8. What an awesome card! I am into Tim Holtz, got all his "stuff" but duh..never thought of mixing the two. I love the distress look, perfect with those colors. A very warm card. Thanks you have expanded my knowledge.

  9. Thanks for participating in the Magnolia-licious challenge blog. A new one posts Tuesday! Hope to see you back! LC

  10. Hey Becca - what a wonderful card - so visually interesting - it has so much texture - very nice!
    Sandy Dehon

  11. Hi Becca, your card is beautiful! Love the colors and your coloring, great job!!!
    Judy K.

  12. Becca, this is gorgeous! I love all the distressing on your panels and it works so well with the Graphic 45 papers. This Tilda is so cute, you don't see her being used very often, but she is delightful and beautifully colored.
    Super duper job!

  13. Thanks so much for playing along with The Altered Alice! The colors are really beautiful and your coloring is gorgeous!

  14. Very pretty card. Beautiful paper, design, and coloring!

  15. Oh my gosh, it is gorgeous. I love the colors you used and your coloring is outstanding.

  16. Becca - This is fabulous. I don't love orange and green together, but I love your card. Your layout is perfect and the balance of colors works so well.


  17. Wow BEcca, sooo pretty; isn't it funny how challenges make you go outside of your box?? Love the result. HUgs, Frea

  18. Hi! I'm so glad you've eventually chose to enter the challenge! It gave us the chance to marvel at your lovely creation! I just love what you did with that sketch. Everything looks fantastic about your card: the shabby look and the coloring, the altering... just fabulous.
    I'll be happy to come back see more of your works!
    Hugs, iulia

  19. WOW! I really love your color combination.

    Wendy - daffygal

  20. Becca,
    Love this card. I love all things vintage. Especially like the way you've have those tiny bits of splatter in the back ground.
    Happy Monday~

  21. Your card is amazing!! I absolutely love the coloring everywhere. It's gorgeous inside and out. I guess you can tell that I love this card!!!

  22. Love your card.It came out beautifully! Thanks for playing with us at Magnolia-Licous Challenge Blog!
    Tracy V

  23. Your Tilda is so sweet love the colors you used. Myrna

  24. Ooooh how pretty!!!! I love these colors! What a fantastic layout and Tilda looks awesome!
    Rene :D

  25. A great "hot" card. Thanks for us at TG this week
    hugs Sarah x

  26. I don't even know where to start on my diatribe on how AWESOMELY AMAZING this card is! I love the colors, the flowers, the image, the papers, the distressing, the inside...just everything!

    Thank you so much for joining us in our DISTRESSING challenge this week at Paper Sundaes! Good luck!

    ♥ Lisa

  27. Becca, WOW, fabulous card. I have the stamp for this image, but I haven’t used it yet. You make me want take it out, stamp the image and start colouring it. Awesome the way you coloured this adorable Tilda. Your are just gorgeous. I love all the distressing you did. I don’t do too much of this—I must get that tool…LOL. Wonderful layout. Your card was so beautifully put together. And it's an easel card too boot--I love it.
    Thanks for playing with us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.


  28. Becca...your card is gorgeous. Love your coloring and the colors you chose. TFS
    Hugs from Indiana,

  29. Wow, your card is so gorgeous, I LOVE the green & orange together, not to mention the layout & the distressing! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)

  30. Gorgeous easel and love the distressing on this card too. Thanks so much for joining at Magnolia Challenge Blog. Hope to see what you will come up with for another challenge coming up :o)

  31. wow how cute and so wonderful.
    thank you so much for your entry to the friday sketchers challenge.
    hugs, bea

  32. Very sweet card. Thanks for joining us at The Altered Alice. Keep coming back, we love to see your work.

  33. Stunning!! I love Graphic 45 paper! Tilda looks amazing, colored to perfection!

  34. Oh my goodness! I just found your blog this morning for the first time and I definitely will become a follower. One creation is just as beautiful as the next. Your work is fabulous!