Tuesday, February 21, 2012

TILDA WITH PEONY TAILS!


Happy midweek fellow Maggie friends!  I have decided to play along in another Color Challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  The lovely and talented Norma has chosen Blue & Brown for this challenge.  I very rarely, if ever, color with blues, so my Copic colors are limited, and I agree, I still need a lot of practicing to improve my Copic coloring skills LOL!  Anyway, here is what I came up with:
My card base is my usual 5.5" x 5.5" and I used SU! chocolate chip, followed by baja blue.  All of the DPs are from the Kaiser Craft 6"x6" "Le Chateau Collection" pad.  I really liked the print with this "Friendship" sentiment and decided to "offset" it so I wouldn't cover the pretty DP.  I die-cut the flourish from SU! kraft CS and used Cheery Lynn's Tropical Flourish die.  The little "Love" sentiment is also from this paper pack, and placed on a Memory Box "Ringed Buckle" die-cut, and I added a hemp bow with a little blue flower.  The huge flower at the top I made myself with Maya pleated brown ribbon and topped it with a blue rose from WOC. I wanted to mimic the ruffled peony flower.  Both Tilda and Love sentiment are mounted on foam tape for dimension.
This is what the inside of the card looks like.  I kept it flat and simple.  The sentiment you see at the top is from a talented and sweet friend from Idaho (you know who you are...and thank you very much!).  I die-cut it using my SB Labels 18 and distressed both layers with DIs.  The jotting panel again is very plain for easy mailing.  
Thank you for taking the time to stop by, and for all the encouraging comments I have received.  I appreciate them very much.
Enjoy the rest of the week, and have a wonderful weekend doing what you love.
Warm Aloha Hugs,

46 comments:

angel4031 said...

Awww this is really lovely xx

Susy said...

Oh, this is gorgeus, Cami!!!

HUGS SUSY

Paper Tails said...

Beautiful card! Great details.

Karen

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

Beautiful card, bye Mascha

Karen said...

Very beautiful!

Ruth Ann Hunter said...

Cami, this is a really adorable card! I just love the Tilda's and this one is truly a sweetie. Love your colors and the sentiment is wonderful.
hugs, Ruth Ann

Janie Printz said...

Wow Miss Cami, how nice to wake up & see this amazing card you created. I love starting the day with a smile on my face. The inside is just as lovely as the outside & I love that inside sentiment. Your blues & browns are gorgeous together & those papers are the perfect match. Beautifully colored Tilda & you don't need practice, you are a color pro my friend !!!
Hugs, Janie

Monique said...

That is so cute !

Hugs Monique

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Love your card, This Tilda is so cute. Love the colors too.
Blessings
Doreen

Creations by Shirl said...

Hey Cami~
How's my Tilda Queen doing? LOL!
You are simply amazing, I'm just sipping my coffee and drooling at how pretty you always make your cards... You are so precise in all your detailing.... love it!
Your Tilda rocks! those blues/browns are totally awesome...

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Cami! This is gorgeous! Your coloring, my friend, is beautiful and your design elements are truly gorgeous. Beautifully finished inside and out! Hugs...Barb <><

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow this is really gorgeous!! Love the pretty flowers and colors!! HUGS

Elle said...

I love the blue and brown color combination and your Tilda is SOOOOO adorable!

Jane said...

Oh this is gorgeous inside and out! beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Magnolia-licious challenge! hugs, Jane x

Suzan L said...

Hi Cami, your card is gorgeous!! I love all the elements that you added to the card, especially the friendship sayings and the beautiful ribbon flower you made! Tilda is colored so beautifully! You have done a wonderful job with the blue and brown challenge.
Big Hugs,
Suzan

Cheryl said...

This is so pretty and adorable! I'm the same and hardly ever use blues to color. Your coloring looks great!!! Hope you're having a great week!

Paula said...

Gorgeous card! Your colors look beautiful!!! This is a wonderful card:)

cabio's craft corner said...

wow Cami, you rock this challenge. Perfect ribbon and beautiful picked DP and embellishment details. The colored Tilda is so sweet sitting on this layout. Thank you so much for joining the Magnolia-licious Challenge :-)
Hugs,
Cabio

Elise said...

Ooooh wowwww Cami! Absolutely GORGEOUS! And your colouring is just FABULOUS the way it is right now! :) I love these colors mixed together .. what an STUNNING creation!

Love,
Elise

Linda said...

Wow cami this is so so stunning inside and out!!!!! Love the coloring and the design!!!!! Absolutely Fantastic!!!!!

Candy said...

Dear Cami,
Please don't sell yourself short. Your colouring is excellent!
Love your flourish and hand made flower. It is a perfect match to Tilda's!!
Awesome paper - I thought you had stamped it all . . .
Thank you so much for joining in our Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.
Big hugs, Candy

Danielle said...

Hello Cami, your coloring of this cute tilda is just awesome. I just love that dark lce border, stunning. gorgeous flowers, and very beautiful papers. the inside is spectacular. Wonderful job. Hugs.

Lynn said...

Even though blue is not your favorite color, you did a great job combining it with black and brown. I like that you carried the color theme inside the card too. What a joy it is to see a card that is beautiful inside and out.

Nadine said...

Just gorgeous Cami! Your cards are mini works of art, so much care attention to the inside and out!

Angela said...

Super gorgeous card Cami! Love your papers and color choices. Tilda is lovely! And the inside of your card is beautiful as well! Love this! hugs, Angela

Linda said...

Well dang woman! You did a fab job with your blues! Of course I love everything about this card - you always come through and never disappoint! Miss you!

Leanne said...

Ho, this is awe-dorable Cami!! Terrific job with the color combo. Everything is beautiful, inside and out.
;)

Cyndi said...

So beautiful Cami! You always use the Tildas so well! You did an awesome job with the "blues". :) Love it!

Linda Palmer said...

This is a beautiful card. Love your coloring. You did an awesome job on this card.

Peggie said...

Great use of blue and brown. Love that swirl.

Suzi said...

I LOVE this card, the colour combo, layout, those fabulous sentiments, it's just exquisite.
Hugs
Suzi x

Sandy said...

What a gorgeous friendship card. You have always made beautiful card Cami. The colors you have used are so very pretty!
Sandy

Kim Y. said...

Hi Cami! Hope you are doing well! This is one beautiful card! I love the colors and great use of the Cheery Lynn die! Funny, I was just at someone else blog and saw that she used a Cheery Lynn die as well and I was browsing through their dies! I am in love with all their dies! I need to get some...gotta save up some $$$ for that now! LOL Hope you are having a great day!

Elena said...

Cami, your card is just adorable! I am the same too where I rarely use blue colors. Your cards are always awesome. TFS!

Joy said...

as always Cami...you do such beautiful and outstanding work! I love your layouts, coloring and added embellishments! you really know how to deck out a card! Hope all is well with you! take care and have a wonderful week!

Eulanda said...

GASP! Cami this is just gorgeous! WOW!! That ribbon matches perfectly and that flower with the ribbon around it is pretty too. I like how the flourish looks like the stem. Also I think your coloring on this image is stunning too. Very luscious card!! Hugs!

Stampin D Amour said...

Cami - your cards are so beautiful!!! The details are so eye-catching! You are truly very talented! xo

-pamela :)

Norma said...

Hi Cami. Your card looks fabulous!!! See, the blue and brown doesn't look so bad, does it? LOL. Oh, I do like your layout with the sentiment just there, and the Tilda underneath, and the flower and its stem just there. You've got gorgeous DP's. Your flower turned out great. Love the way you've decorated the inside. Your card is beautiful inside and out. Terrific job on the card.
Hugs,
Norma

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Cami! This is so adorable!! Such a soft and elegant design!! Beautiful take on the colors!! ;)

Amy said...

The blues are probably one of my least used color families too but I think you did a beautiful job with the ones you have... your little Maggie looks gorgeous! This is such a lovely card Cami! :)

Jodie from Oz said...

Cami, omg, your card is gorgeous inside & out. Tilda is so sweet & coloured wonderfully, no practice needed. I love the colour scheme & the sentiment is beautiful. Have a fabulous weekend. Big Aussie hugs Jodie from Oz xx

Lynn said...

Sorry if this comment appears twice. Just wanted to tell you that your choice of a dusty blue palette really complemenmts the image. I admire the overall balance that makes this card so attractive.

MarieL said...

Lovely, lovely card my dear friend. It looks absolutely stunning

Patricia Garcia said...

Lovely Cami, Love those papers and the pretty lace at the bottom!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Shirley said...

Lovely card and she is just too too cute for words!

Pam Sparks said...

Lovely card Cami! Beautiful coloring!