Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope your Mother's Day was wonderful and filled with love! I had a quiet day! I started a card, visited w/ a friend, chatted on the phone with my DFIL and DS, and laughed a lot. All is good!

It is so windy here today. As I sit at my scrap table, I watch the hummingbird feeder blowing in the wind! Some gusts have been over 50 mph! My hummers are back. Yesterday, though, we had two interlopers at the feeder drinking the nectar. They were about the size of a parakeet but much slimmer. They were a gorgeous green with red heads. They scared the hummingbirds away. Today, though, the hummers have had the nectar all to themselves. They are just soooo cute when they stop dead in the air and stay positioned before swooping in or out. Bless their little hearts.

I finished a card yesterday. I thought I'd share it with you. I made a "grown up" card, LOL. Tilda is dressed to the nines, and I'm sure she's wearing Christian Louboutin pumps even though you cannot see his signature red soles on Tilda's shoes. I know they are there because I did the coloring, LOL! I hope you like her (and the card). Here it is:

The base of the card is a pale blue. I coupled that with the palest pink and burgundy. The patterned paper has foil inserts which make it just so pretty. I paper pieced Tilda's chair, added a spray of flowers. The greeting has been elevated on pop dots. The insert behind Tilda has been dry embossed. Note the pearls going around the shape. Here she is:

The first interior panel is just companion paper with machine stitching. I did repeat the pearls around the die cut. (My stitching lines are straight and that's a good thing, right? LOL)

The second interior panel features that gorgeous paper with the foil inlays (also on front of card). Because the paper is so stunning, I wanted to keep this simple. Maybe I should have added more flowers. What do you think? I could place them in the lower left corner.

This is what the interior looks like:

I just love the colors on this paper! They are so rich.

I have three brand new Tilda stamps for sale, if you are interested. I bought duplicates - again... If you are interested in them let me know. I have Tilda holding the little lamb, Tilda w/ an eyepatch and the barrell w/ the anchor resting against it. Both are from Pirate theme grouping. I haven't even opened their packaging. I think I have a duplicate of the flying angel Tilda, too.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I love that you took the time to visit. I so appreciate your visits.

Love to you,

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Barb Hardeman said...

I wouldn't change a single thing about this beautiful card, Chris! Your dp's are sensational and your embellishments are perfect! Not too much, not too little! Tilda looks runway perfect in her designer pumps! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous...hugs...Barb

Karen's Fun Blog said...

So pretty!! Love tha vibrant colors! : )

Kelly Neis said...

your DP is stunning and you complimented it well, very nice card.

Peggie said...

What a lovely saying for a lovely card.

Anonymous said...

A very sweet card Chris! I love the rich jewel tones, so pretty. Beautiful work.

Patti Jo said...

Pretty Tilda with great layout! Well done Chris!!!

Sandy said...

Hey Chris - pretty card - Tilda looks like a proper lady just like you. Is she going to serve tea out of that gorgeous teapot? I am going to cook your spring rolls this week! Very pretty card Chris!!
XO Sandy

Suzi said...

Wow!! this is stunning Chris, I love the colouring of Tilda, those papers and the inside is an absolute treat. Love it all.
Suzi x

Linda said...

Wow what a stunning card!!! Chris you did an excellent job as always!!! The colors are so vibrant . Beautiful!!!!!

Myrna said...

Love your dark rich colors you used. Tilda is ready for a night on the town that's for sure!

I love hummingbirds too. So amazing to watch them fly around.

Elle said...

She has just the right amount of sass (and class). I love the colors you used!

Christina C. said...

Ohhhhh, Chris, how very chic!!!!
Beautiful the paper pieced chair too!
I love the papers and the details compliment Tilda beautifully!

Rene said...

Oh la la! Tilda looks a bit sexy sitting there! :D
Fabulous job...gorgeous layout! Hope you had a GREAT Mother's Day!!!
Rene :D

Madge H. said...

Stunning card Chris! I can only imagine what it looks like in real life - a real show-stopper??
Beautiful work.

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris - Love your Tilda scene... beautiful Tilda coloring! love the paper pieced chair! Neat, neat creation!

Iulia said...

OMG Chris, what a brilliant card- both literally and figurativelly! Love the layouts and the inside finishinbg and those bright colors are just how I like them- bright and bold! Beautiful job sweetie!
Hugs, Iulia

Cricket said...

Chris, what a beautiful card. I love it.

Angela said...

What a fabulous card, Chris! Love the bright colors and papers you used! Tilda looks just gorgeous. Absolutely perfect in my opinion! :) hugs, Angela

Rosie said...

Love the paper-pieced's awesome girl! The colors are amazing and of course, the inside of the card is stunning! You did a fab job as always! Love it girl. Hugs, Rosie

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful yet so very cute card. Love the bright and rich coloring. The inside card is just as gorgeous :o)

Meesh said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love all of the embellishments and the details!! Great job!!!

Riet said...

So beautiful card Chris,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Karyn said...

I love this! You are very talented.

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my gosh, this card is amazing!!! Love the papers you used and Tilda looks FABULOUS!!!! I love how bright and wonderful it is, Chris! Gorgeous!!
hugs, Sharn