Monday, March 17, 2014

Meet Aquarius Tilda!

Happy St. Patty's Day to you, Dearest Readers,

If you are in an area that is still snowy, hang in there. It can't last much longer. It's a warm and windy day here in the Desert Southwest. Allergy season is here! Yuk!

I have a card to share with you today. It is so pretty! I surprised myself on this one! I used Aquarius Tilda which is my favorite stamp in the new Magnolia Zodiac Collection. You can purchase her at Magnolia-licious. I just love the design of this sweet stamp. For my card, I chose to use the blues and greens of water. Here is my card:

Don't ask me how I got the photo colors so nicely, I haven't a clue! I did exactly the same procedure that I always do! Go figure! Maybe my camera liked the card, too! LOL

Here are some details about the card and image. I chose to do some heat embossing on the image of our little Tilda. Her hair flowers have been embossed with pale yellow. On the water urn, I embossed the rim, line, and details in gold embossing powder. The water stream and puddle are done in crystal. Tilda has been colored using a combination of Inktense Pencils and Distress Inks. There is a gold heart charm in the upper left. Oh, and I took out my stash of vellum and put that to good use, too! The Magnolia doily as well as the frame around Tilda are double layers of vellum - white and pale blue - so that the color is visible. I've inked the edge of the mat in Celadon. A little lace (which I chose because it reminded me of waves), some pale blue rhinestones, cheesecloth, ribbon, and flowers finish the front of the card.

I really love how this card turned out!

If you are thinking about getting stamps from the Zodiac Collection, make sure you check out Magnolia-licious! Diana has the best prices AND you get store credit, too!




EnblogSail said...

Beautiful card. Loves the elements n flowers.

Nancee Purdum said...

Oh what a cute card! Tilda is just too cute! Love the colors! Nancee :)

Karen said...

Oh Chris, this is gorgeous!!!!!

Cathy Lee said...

Stunning, My Dear!!! I love how you've colored Tilda. She matches all your papers, embellies and flowers perfectly. Gorgeous artwork.

Anonymous said...

She's just beautiful, I love the paper and the gorgeous colours, your lace is stunning, so pretty
Hugs Julie P

RenateKreativ said...

Stunning card, I love your colors and lace.
Hugs Renate

Paper Tails said...

Beautiful card! Beautifully embellished.


Diana Crick said...

Really lovely Chrissy. It must be amazing in real life with all the embossing and sparkle, beautiful details!
hugs xx

Norma said...

Stunningly gorgeous, Chris. Cute Tilda image--although I didn't get her--and your colouring is fabulous. Beautiful design--love the shape.

Candy said...

Beautiful card Chris!
Love the shape.
Big Hugs, Candy

Sandy West said...

Absolutely love your Aquarius card Chris, especially as it is my birth sign too! Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. Hugs xx

Sandy West said...

Gorgeous card Chris, what a brilliant idea to use vellum in such an ingenious way, I would never have thought of it! Hugs xx

Sandy West said...

Gorgeous card Chris, what a brilliant idea to use vellum in such an ingenious way, I would never have thought of it! Hugs xx