Friday, February 25, 2011

Springtime Wishes

This card made top 5 at Magnolia Down Under!!!
This card made Top 5 at All that Scraps Magnolia Challenge!!

It is supposed to rain all weekend, and I am just so tired of the rain! UUGGHHH. So, I wanted to make a card that is cheerful, happy, and celebrates spring. So, here is what I came up with!
I made an easel card, so easy and so much fun to create. I LOVE these papers from Graphic 45, they are just so fun. Vintage, yet cheerful for a spring theme card. I love all the cherries, makes me think of picking fruit with my boys, one of my fave spring activities!! I distressed all of the papers with my Distrezz-it-all tool (LOVE that thing), and then distressed all the edges further with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. I used Tilda with Cherries for my image for this card, which matches the papers perfectly.
I colored up Tilda with copics:
Skin - E00, E000, E11, R20
Hair - E50, E31, E25, E27
Dress, Bandana, and socks - E40, E41, E42, E43, R27, R24, R22
Shoes - R29, R27, R24, R22, W5, W3, W1 ( I added Glossy Accents to make the shoes shiny and pretty)
Basket and Cherries - E27, E25, E31, E35, E50, E51, R27, R29, E24 (Diamond Stickles was added to the cherries for some extra sparkle)
Shadow and Background - W1, W3, W5, BG10, W00
Here is a close up of the details of the card. I added a flower arrangement using some Wild Orchids Crafts roses. I painted two 25mm white roses with Wheatfields Glimmer Mist. Then used a 25mm red rose and some cream 15mm mini roses. The swirl is a grungeboard swirl that I painted with Antique Linen Crackle Paint and then distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Tim Holtz Film strip was also added to the arrangement for a finishing touch. I added a charm to dangle from the bow, which I just love. It finishes off the card perfectly.
The inside portion of the card was done with more of the design paper and embellishments. The sentiment is a Greeting Farm stamp that I think is perfect for simple birthday sentiments.
Here is the artsy view of the front of the card.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
7 Kids College Fund - Calling all squares
Anything Goes - Distressing
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Birthday wishes
Magnolia Down Under - Distressing
Totally Tilda - How does your Garden Grow
Simon Says - Coffee and cream

45 comments:

  1. This is so stunningly beautiful. Those colours are glorious, and the papers are fantastic.
    Fabulous job.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  2. Wow and double Wow this is simply stunning. I love, love, love your colour scheme. Thank you for sharing with us at Anything goes this fortnight.
    Hugs
    Tamara Posh Cat Crafts!

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  3. Hope you don't mind me saying but there is a new Challenge blog just started called Sweet Stamps! and this week the challenge is flowers. Your card would be perfect..
    Hugs
    Tamara

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  4. and forget to mention that I have become a follower too!
    hugs
    Tamara

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  5. Beautiful card!!! Your color choice and flowers are a stunning combination. I can't wait to see more of your projects so I have become a follower as well. Thanks for sharing!

    Jane

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  6. Wow! This is gorgeous Becca! Love the colors and the coloring! Great choice of papers and the distress work looks amazing! Love it all!
    Hugs, Iulia

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  7. This is just gorgeous Becca! Love the papers, flowers and the beautiful ribbon with the charm. The colouring is fantastic, great colour choice to match your papers :)

    Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under for the distressing challenge.

    Sharon x

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  8. I really love your card. The colors and the extra elements go together so well. Your coloring is awesome too.

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  9. Wow Becca - absolutely fabulous!!!! love the vintage distressing - just stunning :) thanks for sharing it with us at Totally Tilda
    Lynne xoxo

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  10. WOW fantastic colouring!!
    Thank you for joining MDUC this week.
    Have a wonderful weekend!:)
    Hugs, Camilla

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  11. Wow what a beauty love it!!!!!!

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  12. Beautiful card, I love the deisgn and flowers you have used.
    A nice day and weekend
    Hugs Renate

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  13. Very beautiful card! Love these colors you chose and your pretty embellishing! Wonderful coloring too! hugs, Angela

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  14. VERY VERY PRETTY!! I love all of the inking you have done to the edges of your paper..
    hugs, Janiel

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  15. Stunning Tilda creation gorgeous colour combo sweet Tilda & the colouring is TDF..fab easle creation..thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda chall this wk.

    smiles Christine TT DT & girlies xx

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  16. WOW what a beautiful card. stunning, really stunning, thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

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  17. Hello Becca! Stunning! I just love this shade of red with the antique brown. Wonderful harmony! Such a pretty bouquet and lovely embellies. Gorgeous papers. Tilda is wonderfully colored
    Hugs. Danielle

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  18. gorgeous card ! good job & good luck ! ;)

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  19. Wow! This is gorgeous! Love the red and brown together and your film strip ribbon is a fabulous embellishment. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Barb

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  20. Oh, Becca, this is indeed a very happy and joyful card. Tilda is gorgeous and you showcased her beautifully....love the film strip and all the wonderful flowers! Beautiful job!!

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  21. lovin' the colors you used Becca and the fun things you have going on... the crackle paint is so cool this way and always love that filmstrip ribbon!
    Pam Going Postal

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  22. Beautiful Card. I love the vintage look!!!! Hugs from Puerto Rico.

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  23. Oh this is just gorgeous Becca!!! The colors are so rich and pretty and all your details are gorgeous!!! And those papers !!! Oh I love those papers!!! Such a pretty card!
    :)kathy

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  24. Hi Becca, yep I agree with all of the above!! LOL It's a brilliant card! Love the warm colours and the distressing. Hugs, Frea

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  25. So much detail with beautiful colors combined makes for a scrumptious delight! I love the vintage look this card has!!!!!! This is a winner in my eyes! Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

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  26. Beautiful card! So rich in color and wonderful design!!! Fantastic work Becca!

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  27. Gorgeous!! Love the colors and all your beautiful flowers and embellishments! Beautiful job coloring Tilda!
    :o)
    Cassy

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  28. Oh my goodness this is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! The colors, the layout, Tilda...EVERYTHING is sooooo gorgeous!!!
    Rene ;D

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  29. Stunning Becca!! I love the colors and your layout is gorgeous!!

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  30. Hi Becca!
    I loooooove your card. Your coloring of Tilda is outstanding. I love how you colored her hair with the shading like that. perfect colors that go together so well. The DP's are gorgeous.
    Thanks for putting the color of copics that you have used. I am just starting to get a few together and had no idea what to get for skin.
    I have become a follower.
    hugs maz

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  31. This whole arrangement is stunning. Your colors and layout are vibrant and brilliant. All in all, a wonderful card!
    Sue S.

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  32. beautiful, love all the elements and colours
    thanks for sharing
    Denise
    MDUC

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  33. Becca your card is just stunning! I absolutely love every detail...Good luck with the entries!

    Candi

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  34. Wow, wow, wow Becca. This is just GORGEOUS! I love the brown and red. Your embellishments are beautiful! Thank you for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge!

    Julie

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  35. Love the colors... very beautiful card.

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  36. OMGosh Becca this is absolutely gorgeous, hun! I just adore sweet Tilda and your beautiful colouring and I love the coffee and cream colour combo with a hint of red...so beautiful! Absolutely LOVE the gorgeous spray of flowers with the wee film strip tucked in there too... STUNNING! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge and best of luck with the Simon Says DT call too!
    Hugs,t

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  37. WOWZER!! Becca, this is really amazing!! I love your coloring and your flowers are so gorgeous!! What a stunning design sweetie!! LUCKY for us you've started a blog!! LOL!! :)

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  38. Gorgeous card Becca:-) the image is very cute and the papers and embellies are perfect,, I love the red/brown shades ,,, stunning :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  39. Becca your creation is beautiful - I don't know how a card could be any more beautiful than this!
    XO
    Sandy

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  40. Beautifully done Becca--love the color combo and sweet accents. Fabulous work and thanks for joining us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge!

    hugz,
    Suzanne

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  41. Gorgeous embellishment and love this Tilda card :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  42. my favorite colors! Cool Becca... lovely coloring... love the filmstrip ribbon (I love using it too) and the TH flourish!
    Thanks for linking up to the All That Scraps Magnolia "Let's Celebrate Birthdays" Challenge! So glad you did!
    Pam Going Postal

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