Saturday, August 27, 2011

Tilda Does Yoga

Well, the weekend is half over. For those of you along the eastern seaboard, be safe. Bless your hearts, you've had a week like no other, huh? First, you have a significant earthquake and now a hurricane. If you are reading this, that's good! That means you have power!

Before I discuss the card I'm posting today, I want to share a photo of an orange dragonfly that I was able to get today (the photo, not the dragonfly, LOL). For the past couple of weeks, he's been buzzing through the back yard. I thought it was one of our hummingbirds because of his huge size and because he was flying with two hummers. Now, I realize they were chasing him! He's really big! He was a very good subject. Look at his wings. Aren't they beautiful? You can even see the shadow of his digestive track fro his thorax down through his abdomen. I'm sure I'll lose some of the beautiful colors and contrast since I'm uploading directly from Blogger. He is a very vibrant orange.

Now, for our little Tilda. She's much calmer than I because she does her Yoga each and every day. I wanted to create a card that was calming - reflecting what Yoga gives to its diligent practitioners. I chose aqua, purple, and a very pale sage green for the papers on the card. The cardstock is eggplant, aqua, and white. Tilda was colored with Copics. Even the ribbon has a texture that mimics the flow of the card.

This is the interior of the card. Again, I wanted to keep the theme as serene as I could. On the sides of the sentiment tag, I double stamped the floral spray. You cannot see it, but there is a very pale aqua image under the pale purple flower spray. The paper on the right side appears darker than it really is because of the angle and the way the light was unable to catch the paper properly.

I hope you enjoyed my not so little orange dragonfly and my Yoga Tilda. I so appreciate your visiting and hope that you will return! Thank you so much for visiting!


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Send a Smile 4 Kids(ends 9/2) - punches and die cuts
Just Add Ink #82 (ends 8/31) - Use something from stash (corner shape)
Just Magnolia (ends 9/1) - Bingo - gems (pearls are classified as organic gems) - flowers - Ribbons/Lace
Crop Stop Challenge #34 (ends 8/31) - Aniything Goes
Crafting for All Seasons #8 (ends 9/6 ) - Bingo (ribbons, glitter, flowers)


Anonymous said...

Very pretty. Love the colours and the inside too,lovely card. The photo is awesome
hugs Julie P

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Oh Chris,
Such a beautiful card. I love the colors and all the textures and detailing! Magical!

Sharon Caudle said...

I'm with you, Chris. I was thinking these stamps were going to be quite difficult, but this is beautiful! I love the calming colors and your coloring of Tilda is beautiful! Love the inside too! Awesome card, my friend!
hugs, Sharon

paola said...

BEAUTIFUL! inside and out, love the serene color combo and the details are just perfect as per your usual style of elegance

Only By His Grace said...

Wow! that's one big colorful dragonfly. He's rather beautiful and so is your card. i love the colors and layout. great job Chris.
hugs Maz

Cami said...

Oh Chris, this card is so pretty, inside and out, and I love the color combo!
Hugs, Cami

Cordine said...

gorgoeus card! Love the colors!

Madge H. said...

Chris, how fortunate to be able to capture that dragonfly! Beautiful!
Your little Yoga Tilda is perfect! Love the colors and all the glorious details -- and of course the inside is absolutely wonderful.
~ rubber hugs ~

Linda said...

Wow those colors are breathtaking!!!! the design and image are fabulous once again!!!!What a wonderful job Chris!!!! I love it!!!!!

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Such a beautiful card! : )

pinkstampergirl said...

Wow Chris, I really love the dragonfly! Now the card is breathtaking! I really love the colors and all the work that you put into it! Tilda is colored beautifully, such a gorgeous card!
Hugs, Briana

Barb Hardeman said...

Count me in on that too! I thought they were going to be hard, but instead they are lots of fun to work with. Oh, girl, your card is beautiful! Such soothing colors and beautiful textures you've added to the card. The inside is just as fabulous! Very inspiring work...hugs...Barb

Stamper Gyrl said...

Hi Chris!
What a beautiful card.That is one of my favorite color combos.
I love the dragonfly also.

Christina C. said...

OMG, Chris, this is such a stunningly gorgeous card!!!! Love all the extraordinary did you make the beautiful stitched circle behind Tilda...simply breathtaking????
Your coloring of Yoga Tilda is spectacular....beautiful, beautiful job!

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Sandy said...

Where do I start sweet Chris. The photograph you took of that bug is out of this world --- now on to your card -- beautifully done - I love the colors you have chosen! You have so much talent Chris. Your coloring could not be any better and the inside of your card is gorgeous. Do you hear me!!!! GORGEOUS!!!!

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

What a beautiful card, Chris! I love all that gorgeous texture!

Fantastic shot of the dragonfly, he looks huge!

Elle said...

oh my gosh, the coloring is PERFECT! You did capture a serene look. I love everything about it!

Jean said...

Chris, This card is just so lovely, loving the colors together and they are so calming as you wanted your card to imply.. love all the different details that make the card so grand... the inside is just as gorgeous... As for the picture you took I love the orange of the dragonfly. doesn't look like a photo but a picture you took out of a magazine.. You did an amazing job of it...
Hugs, Jean

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

It's so pretty!~!
Bye Mascha

Rene said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card and MAN! That dragonfly is AWESOME! We love them at our house and I have never ever never ever seen an orange one! So cool!
Rene :D

Kathy Gerace said...

WOAH!! That dragonfly is beautiful and your colors are intense! Great job on that pic.
Your card is indeed relaxing to look at. Beautiful job coloring and choosing dp that reflects the calm. Wonderful job on everything!

cotnob said...

Such a lovely card, the aqua and purple make it very serene. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute Yoga Tilda and love all the punched cuts arrangement of this card. Beautiful layout :o)
BTW, it's such a cool dragonfly, I have never see an orange one myself.

Anonymous said...

awww Chris - Tilda is sweet as can be! Love the colors and your coloring! She's a doll! Cool dragonfly photo too! wow...fabulous designing by our creator!!! : )

Myrna said...

I could sure use some of that peace about now!! LOVE the sentiment as I think we tend to forget to breathe!!! Adorable card Chris!

Karen Hasheck said...

Your card is awesome- love the image and coloring! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids and please come back soon!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Such pretty colors with your lovely image, really beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week @ Send A Smile 4 Kids, hope to see you again :)

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Totally amazing creation!! LOVE your colors and flowers on your creation!! So pretty!!! ;)

Rene' Sharp said...

Your card is just fab Chris. LOVE the purple and blue together, I need to try this combo :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at CFAS, hope you will play again soon!

VickieJ said...

Really cute card. I love this stamp and the colors you used. Thanks for sharing with us.

Nikki Spencer said...

She is so cute! a lovely card Chris, thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

Wonderful card inside and out! Reminds me to go back to my exercise regimen and learn to enjoy it too.
Thanks for joining us at CropStop!

Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

Vicki said...

Adorable card! The colors are wonderful. I love the Tilda image. Thanks for joining our CropStop Challenge!

Anonymous said...

Very cute card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week.