Monday, December 1, 2008

It seems like forever since I've taken the opportunity to post something to my blog. So much going on, so much to do, and so little time. I found time over the long holiday weekend to do some watercoloring of this adorable little Magnolia image. I'm told that Tilda is her name, and I don't know about you, but I think she's just adorable!! My friend Ohiomary from SCS sent me several stamped images of Tilda, and what fun it has been to play with them. THANKS Mary!! Mary also sent me the K&Co. DP that I used on this card, along with a challenge to make something beautiful with the paper. Pretty much anything you choose to make with these wonderful papers would qualify as beautiful, because they are just soooo gorgeous!! K&Co. have always been some of my favorites, and I think you can see why. I used my SU ink pads and an aquapainter to watercolor Miss Tilda, and I picked up the Martha Stewart branch punch at Wal-Mart the other day. I could see using that punch for an evergreen bough for holiday cards, and I think it turned out pretty well. It was a little labor intensive attaching each branch individually, but so worth the effort. We're starting to feel the winter chill here in Missouri now. We had our first tracking snowfall over the weekend, and we have reached a whopping 23 degrees here this morning. It does look beautiful outside. I really need to think about getting that Christmas tree put up. Maybe I can get to that tonight. Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you have a wonderful day! God's blessings to you all!

Tilda Card Recipe
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda Image, Unknown SU Sentiment
Paper: Rose Red, Sage Shadow, Handsome Hunter, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, K&Co. DP
Ink: Various SU inks for watercoloring
Accessories: Martha Steward Branch Punch, tafetta ribbon, Oval Punches, Martha Stewart Glitter, Crystal Effects


Sandra MacLean said...

This is a beautiful card Lorie! I love your coloring! It's so soft and pretty! And I love those branches! So great!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Oh Lorie, this card is BEAUTIFUL!!! I am loving the pine bough you created with the MS punch, and the colors are fabulous!!! Your work is always such an inspiration!!! I am so glad you have a blog!!! I LOVE to look at your gorgeous creations!!!


Sandra MacLean said...

Good Morning Sunshine! :D I have an award for you on my blog! *mwah*

Catherine said...

So pretty! And your coloring is out of this world gorgeous!!!!

kadie said...

Lorie! This card is so adorable!! All the elements work so well together and your coloring is outstanding. Great great card, my dear!

Lauri said...

This is a beautiful card. I have a similar punch and would never have thought to use it that way!

MiamiKel said...

Absolutely stunning - how on earth did you make those ferns, Lorie? Is it a punch? Tell me more, it's fanstatic!! So so cute - you are uber talented!!