Saturday, August 28, 2010

Some Tilda Cards to Share

A funny thing happened during an organizational cleanup session - I found a note written by DS from 1987! He was six when he wrote the note. I had it tucked away all that time. The funny thing is that I had recently done a scrapbook LO journaling that very event! So, I modified the scrapbook layout so that the handwritten note could be included. Here is the revised LO:

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The Great Knott's Berry Farm Caper


The unedited handwritten note reads: "Dear Mom; Dad,
Leo (as stuffed lion) and I are down eating breakfast.
wait for telephone call.
PS: I took the key"

Of course, we didn't wait for a telephone call because WE WERE ASLEEP AND HE HAD LEFT THE SUITE ON HIS OWN BY QUIETLY GETTING DRESSED AND LEAVING! Be still my heart. Of course, we didn't get the note because HE LEFT IT ON HIS PILLOW IN THE OTHER ROOM!

And this is probably why we only had one child. The Lord knew that we'd have our hands full with just this one! He could have so easily been taken since the courtyard was open on three sides to the parking lot with hallways leading right to the lots!

Here are the Tilda cards I made. I hope you like them. Each has been colored with Copic Markers. I'm trying to get better and better. LOL It's a very slow process for me! LOL

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For this card, I did double stamping. I stamped the hay bale and Farmer Tilda as one piece as well as the fence pieces and the attached horse. The sheep and the rooster are individually stamped. I added some bronze and yellow Stickles to the rooster to add some bling. The shee'p's inner ear parts are covered in hot pink Stickles. I elevated Farmer Tilda and the hay bale, the rooster, and the head and tail of the sheep using pop dots.

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Hello Cupcake

I used Fairy Dust Tilda and the Love Muffin for this card. I colored the Fairy Dust in crystal Stickles so that it sparkles.

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Hang in There

For this card, I used an acrylic card as my base. I took the predominant figure, Edwin on the anchor, and placed it on the front. Inside the card, I created the remainder of the scene. Mermaid Tilda has a delightfully glittered tail. The scalloped circle behind her, flips up so that a message could be written inside. I had some paper that had water marks on it and accented it with matching Robin's Nest dots. I love these acrylic cards! You can get the acrylic cards at Happy Scrappin' Scrapbooking. They are listed under the Page Frames section.

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Try to Relax

I know that everyone likes to make blue water, but really! When was the last time you went to the lake or the ocean and the water color was a pretty blue? Isn't it usually a greenish brown? LOL. This is another card in which I combined stamps so that they made one image. In this case, it is the background stamp paired with the dock stamp. I may have also made the Tilda as part of the single grouping. It's a little tricky to do that, but I think I'm getting better at layering the stamped images.

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Lady Tilda

OK, first of all, all of the shades of purple go together. I have no clue why the camera gave me three different shades - paper, flower, and ribbon. They look weird, but trust me, they all are in the same hue family. Go figure. I mounted the papers and matting on a card base of very pale grey Bazzill cardstock.

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Tilda with Fairy Wand

The background papers are a pale cyan and match the dress perfectly. There is a very subtle print on the PP.

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Pregnant Tilda

The greens just didn't come up well. They are a pretty pale, mint color. This is such a cute stamp and I love that baby buggy!

I've had fun stamping and coloring with my Copic markers!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope there is something above that will provide some inspiration!

XOXO,
Chris

12 comments:

Laura-Lee said...

Holy smokes! Nice work Chris! I just love that little note you included on your layout...so precious!

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow, I had fun going through all your neat and pretty artworks :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Chris! WOW Quite a production!THey are all nice and original. Very nice coloring. Gorgeous lay out for all of them. Keepup the good work.
Hugs.
Danielle

PaulaM said...

OMG - your Magnolia cards are absolutely adorable. You have done a BEAUTIFUL job with them. Thanks for joining the forum - looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous work. TFS

Barb Hardeman said...

HI Chris, welcome to Magnolia-liious! You've done a fabulous job on your Tilda cards...and so many! Your coloring is wonderful and each one has it's own fabulous layout! Great job...hugs...Barb

shelly said...

Welcome to the group. Very nice cards, just awesome. I love the little scenes~~TFS
hugs,
Shell

Anne Kristine said...

Hi Chris :o)
So many nice card! Lovely details!
Great job!
Hugs Anne

Jennifer said...

Hi and welcome to the group. These are really lovely cards, I love the clear card with hanging edwin :) so super cute....TFS
hugs

Charlotte said...

Welcome to the family Chris. Love all your cards. You did a really nice job on all of them.
Angeluver2

Rene said...

Wow! These are great! You have such a great imagination....your layouts are fantastic! I especially love the swimming one, with Tilda's little head peaking up!

Christina C. said...

Hi Chris! Welcome to the Magnolia-licious group. Your cards are all stunning...enjoyed browsing your blog!

fromtheowlsnest said...

Chris, totally love the note and the story behind it...like always, a wonderful memory kept forever!!
And your Tilda work is absolutely stunning as always!!!