Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My First Tilda!

As much as I'm lovin' Bella, I think I'm lovin' Tilda just as much!! Bella is sexy and Tilda is adorable! I don't own any, but I received some images through a swap and the kindness of some of my STC sisters.

I don't know which Tilda this is, but I love how she is catching the falling stars. Most would probably use her for Christmas, but I used her for another birthday card. I used my Prismacolors and blended with baby oil. My coloring is still rusty; I think the problem is that I'm afraid to apply *too* much color? And I'm not sure I colored her *the way she should be colored* but I like it.

This card went together fast, I think because I love the colors in the Addison DP by K&Company. It made it easy to choose the soft yellow DCWV textured stock for the base and the square of soft shimmery gold vellum for some contrast for the Nestie scalloped DP circle.

I'm also into using flowers a lot more lately, I think because they fill a void that I sometimes have trouble, well, filling. These were gifts from my STC sisters Karen & Kadie, and I added some dew drops for the centers. For a little more sparkle, I went over the stars and stardust trails with a Sakura teal pen. Finally, I used the SU corner punch for the plaid photo corners. What do you think?

I was going to add something else, but couldn't decide what, so I thought I should leave well enough alone. Ooo, I am *craving* ideas of what some of YOU would have added! Please include some ideas in your comment!

I'm working on another Tilda card for my sister, Paula, whose birthday is Saturday, and hope to have that finished tonight. I found gorgeous ribbon at Big Lots (7 yards for a buck!) that was my color inspiration. I have *so* many people in my life with February and March birthdays -- then a dry spell -- but I'm going to keep cranking them out so I can get ahead!

I also wanted to say thanks for commenting on my creations here. I really do enjoy this craft and have learned SO much from SO many of you! Your talents motivate and inspire me, and your kind words give me the warm fuzzies! And everyone could use more warm fuzzies, don't you think?

Hope you have a sunny, happy day creating!

Happy Creating!


kadie said...

I love her!! I love her!! You'll have to do her with red shoes next time cause I can just see her clicking her heals!! I do love this color palette though, Susan. Great card!!

Lorie said...

You did a wonderful job on this little cutie, Susan! I love the colors and that DP. I've said it soooo many times, but K&Co. is some of my all time favorite DP. The flowers look great, and I don't think I would add a thing. Ribbon is my downfall. I hardly ever make a card without it, and I find myself "lookin" for places to stick another bow or knot. Great job on this card!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

I'm just embellie challenged in general so when I see all you ladies using wonderful flowers, and gorgeous ribbons and buttons, I'm so envious. Blues and yellows are always a nice color palette and you used them beautifully girlie.