Friday, February 10, 2012

Bella *heart* Edward or is it Tilda *heart* Edwin?

Happy Friday My Sweet Readers,

Oh, I am so excited to share a card that I just finished. I REALLY got all excited over this one - not because it is the most gorgeous card on the planet, but because, as I was just nodding off to sleep (or was it early in the morning when I was just waking?), I came up with this idea! I am most creative just before going to sleep or just before waking up. This one surprised even me! I hope it makes you smile. I sure smiled a lot! LOL **It is available for sale on Etsy, too!** Click on image to see larger photo So, here it is:

Who said that Tilda with little bat wings had to be for Halloween? I didn't want this card to be just for Valentine's Day. I wanted it to be for whenever you want to say, "I Love You!" I colored Tilda with distress inks. It wasn't easy getting varying shades of black. I knew it was important so that the different clothing would look just that - different. So, I made her bat shirt a little heavier in color. I created a little banner using my Nesties, some little alpha buttons, baker's twine, and Magnolia flower dies. I put some gauze behind the second mat. Both mats have been distressed and machine stitched. Tilda has been elevated on pop dots. Oh, on her shoes and hat are little clear gem flowers which I colored red with a Copic marker.

Are you ready to turn the page and see the inside... OK, here we go!

Do you like the sentiment on the inside? I just made myself laugh when I thought of it! For all of you Twilighters, you can identify, right? Here are the close ups:

Well, this side panel got me up at 4:30 AM! I had finished it last night. Somehow, in my sleep, I began stressing that this panel was just too "dark." No flowers. Stark. But, I looked at it again about 11 AM and decided it was fine. Because the card is for a guy, I didn't want all the frills and flowers. I wanted to keep it something a guy would like. Did I manage to do that? I hope so.

Here is the inside right - my favorite panel:

It's hard to see, but Edwin is holding a little red rhinestone heart. Again, the image was colored with distress inks. I wanted his clothing to be more vampire-like. Yes, I was sooooooooooooooo tempted to draw little fangs on his face, LOL! There is a little hidden tag behind the mat for a special message.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you like this just-for-fun-card! I'd love to hear your comments!

Have a great weekend!

Love to you,

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

Hotshot Craft Blog#4 - One for the Boys
Papertake Weekly Challenge ends 2/14 - Anything Goes/Love
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - ends 2/11 - Twine


Diana Crick said...

Devilishly Delightful!!!! Chris, you have the most wonderful imagination. How on earth do you come up with such clever plans and execute them so perfectly. I would say they LOVE each other equally so it is both ways. I absolutely adore your creation!!!
hugs, Diana

Unknown said...

Oh, I love this!!! I love twilight series :O) He is just as cute as a button and I love this card!!! Hubby is going at Midnight to get the new release, because I haven't seen it's my Valentine's Day present ! Hugs! Leah Ann

Sandy said...

Absolutely delightful Chris - I think this Tilda is gonna fly for sure!

Candy said...

Fantastic work Chris!!
You do have such wonderful ideas :o)
Hugs, Candy

Suzi Mac said...

I've never actually seen Twilight but my Daughter loves it. I think your card is utterly amazing and my Daughter has begged me to CASE it. Fabulous creation Chris.
Suzi x

Barb Hardeman said...

Well all I can say is you need to sleep more often! This is dramatic, fun loving and not at all too frilly for a guy! Beautifully executed - a definite winner! I'm glad you said something about Twilight or I never would have know who Bella and Edward are! I guess I'm just out of the loop on these thing!!! Your coloring is wonderful on both images. Somebody is going to love this card...hugs...Barb <><

DJ said...

Wonderful!!! I love the card and sentiment. I am so excited the DVD of Breaking Dawn Part 1 is available for sale soon. I love the whole Twilight series.

Danielle Champagne said...

OH! Chris, this is spectacular! I am not a fan of Twilight, but... with tilda and Edwin, I cannot resist! it is absolutely adorable, what a fantastic idea, using bat tilda in a LOVE context. all your elements are beautifully put together, wonderful colors, and fabulous coloring.

cabio's craft corner said...

Chris, what a darling card. Cute layout with beautiful arrangement dies. Sweet card inside and out :-)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea! Great use of your Edwin's I love the layout and the colours, Delightful card Chris
Hugs Julie P

RenateKreativ said...

Wonderful work!!!! Stunning!!
Hugs Renate have a nice weekend

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Chris!
Your card is beautifully made. I love the coloring and layout. I don't know anything about Twilight so can't comment there. Great job.
Hugs Maz

Monique said...

That is beautifull Chris!

Hugs Monique

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic! The inside could be a card itself, Love it!
Thanks for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps this week!

Andrea said...

Beautiful shading with the inks and gorgeous detail!
TFS with us this week :)

Anonymous said...

Stunning colors beautifully, a very nice card.
Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
* *Karla

Mary Lou said...

SUPERB!!!!!!! Unbelieveably clever as can be!!!!! GREAT title~~~~Spectacular card!!!! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!! Hugz

Louise said...

Beautiful card, very creative

Unknown said...

Wow this is really gorgeous inside and out!!!! The black and red are perfect with the image!!!!! Fabulous work again Chris!!!!!!

Karen said...

This is spectacular! The design is awesome! Beautiful card.

Rene said...

Who are Bella and Edward? LOL, just kidding! I teased my sister SO much for being obsessed with the Twilight books so she brought them over and dared me not to feel the same after reading just one...I read ALL of them in three days. Literally told John he was in charge and locked myself in the closet! Guess she showed me! Gorgeous card! Love the banner!
Rene :D

Christina C. said...

This is brilliant, my friend! Amazing work...who would have thought? You are absolutely correct, this is perfect for Valentines! Very creative and very beautiful!

Elle said...

Wow! These are perfectly done and your coloring is spot on. Great and cute, cute, cute!

Rosie said...

OMGosh girl....I LOVE it!! You've been busy making some amazing creations girl. I'm trying to get caught up and I see you've been busy! I've been a little MIA! Miss you girl! Hugs, Rosie

Rosalien Zwackhalen said...

I love how you did the inside and used Magnolia's you normaly use for Halloween. Fantastic card. :))
Thanks for joining DC.

Hugs, Rosalien

Bianca said...

What a wonderfull project! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

craftymum said...

a super card ( can you check your link as you have linked your flowers card...our last challenge)

Thank you for joining us at HSC

hugs sarah x

Pam said...

Gorgeous card Chris....

Meggymay said...

A wonderful card, its a real cute image. Thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Oh I just love your card it is so different! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Delightful hugs Susan xx

Jess said...

So creative and clever!

Thanks for playing along with us at Annabelle Stamps!

Kylie said...

This is gorgeous, Chris! LOVE your project and all the work you have put into it, just gorgeous!
Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps Blog!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Cordine said...

Beautiful card!

The Other Patti Sue said...

How fun and so creative! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle stamps!

Jean said...

Absolutely gorgeous, just stunning.. I love this even though I have never seen the or know nothing about this type of stuff, but you must have done a fabulous job because I think everything about this is just fantastic!!! coloring is just too amazing and your humor is too much.. a great card Chris..
Hugs, Jean

Becky said...

what a cute card! love your colouring - now i am follower of your blog! thank you for joining us at fairy tale challenge.

hugs, becky

Denise @ kc242 said...

Such an adorable card. Love your image and design.
Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pixie Cottage. I have blog candy available if you are interested.

Franz♥ said...

Fantastic work Chris, so amazing, love this Tilda so much!

Thanks for playing along with us at Deep Ocean this fortnight.

Hugs, Franz.

Cami said...

Awesome work of art here, Chris! You never cease to amaze me with your gorgeous creations! I love the Twilight series, and you've come up with the perfect Valentine card! Gorgeous inside and out!

Patricia Garcia said...

What a fun card, Love the idea!!! Great coloring too!!


tootsie said...

Very pretty and Adorable! Love love love what you did with your card! The inside looks just as awesome as your front!

Thank you for joining us over at The Pixie Cottage!


Unknown said...

A brilliant idea for a card and you have made a real work of art here. love the connection to twilight! thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday - True love week x

Unknown said...

wow this card is stunnong on the froint and inside. i love the stamp that you chosen for this project.
Great job!!!!
Thank you for playing at The Pixie Cottage this week.

Pam Sparks said...

so fancy Chris! Looks like you had a lot of fun creating this stamp art! Adorable Magnolia coloring and loving all the heart activity! Happy V-day to you and your hero!

SAMARA said...

ahhhh this is amazing! So much work but so powerful! Thanks for coming to DELIGHTFUL. Smiles. Samara

Marion said...

Lots to feast my eyes on with your card! Thanks for sharing at AnnaBelles this week.

Unknown said...

Hi Chris,

I always enjoy your artwork and wanted to nominate you for the Liebster award. You can see the details on my blog at


cathylynn said...

Brilliant Chris! Your coloring is "fangtastic"!!! I don't know a thing about Twilight but anything with Tilda or Edwin look out! Great card!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Unknown said...

Awww what a sweet card, love the image of Tilda and Edwin and that hearts border is really beautiful xxx

Unknown said...

Awww what a sweet card, love the image of Tilda and Edwin and that hearts border is really beautiful xxx