Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

Stamps: Chasing Tilda by Magnolia; sentiment by SU!
Paper:
Paper Pizazz

Ink
: Memento Black; Bashful Blue; Night of Navy; Colored with Copics

Card Measures 5.5 square



Good Morning! Thanks for stopping by today!

Is it too early for Independence Day cards? Maybe a little....but this is the paper that made its way to my work area...sooooooo here it is. Looking at this Tilda, my first thought was to put a sparkler in her hand. But I didn't know how to achieve that and not have it look "cheezy". I figure I have plenty of time to work on that. ;) hahaha! Then I thought I would use those little flags that are made with a little toothpick for a pole. Like this one. But I couldn't find the ones that I had around here. :(
So I was going to put her aside until I found my own stash or I found some in the store. Then I thought a pinwheel would be cute. This pinwheel was made out of two 1 inch squares of patterned paper adhered together so that the pattern was on both sides. Pinwheels are SUPER easy to make. Check back tomorrow for some pics and instructions how. I will also show you how I made the clouds behind Tilda.
Chasing Tilda is part of the Chasing Butterflies collection available at Magnolia-licious. At first I didn't know how I felt about this Tilda...she came as part of the Spring Kit...but know I love her and see lots of possibilities with her. In fact my friend, Mary, is going to put this Tilda with a wagon stamp she had...so it will look like Tilda is pulling the wagon. I am looking forward to seeing that, Mary! I think it will come out so cute! (I did take a pic of the copics used...but cannot locate that pic. sorry!)

We are in for a rainy week here. ick. And I am feeling a little overwhelmed of things I have to do this week. So I must admit that my mind is elsewhere and I don't have much chit chat for you today. hahaha...Maybe you are relieved!

Have a Tubular Tuesday!!

33 comments:

Julie said...

Oh Kerry, what a cute card. Ive just got that tilda image in an image swap. You make the most gorgeous cards. Have a good day.

Julie x

Sue from Oregon said...

Wow, this paper really was an inspiration! Wonderful card...love the pinwheel!

Julie said...

Hi Kerry, pop over to my blog, ive got a little surprise for you.

Julie x

Cami said...

Very, very clever use of this stamp, Kerry! The DPs go so perfectly with this theme! I love what you did! Hugs, Cami

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

This is such a pretty card, loving the colour combo for the 4th July and lovey magnolia image. Stunning card. Hugs Linda x

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colours. x

Jacque said...

Kerry, she is just so cute AND patriotic!!! That little pinwheel is a very clever touch...Love it...And the background is wonderful...Hugs..Jacque

Mary C said...

Wow Kerry I love the pinwheel in her hand, it definitely finishes off the card perfectly. Tilda with my wagon is on my list for a card very soon ( probably this weekend).
I think I am turning into a Tilda lover!(I know you can say I told you so!)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Whew! For a moment I thought I missed the 4th of July as my life is zooming by anyway! LOL.

This is stunning. I love red, white & blue (a true American) and that pinwheel is perfect. I even love the inside! Great job. But then, all your cards are great!

Hugs,

Sally said...

Fantabulous card. Love patriotic Tilda!

Stressed Stamper said...

OMG had a brain dead moment...thought what an earth day is it....too early...but wow great stamp and colouring in..Sarah

Pia said...

I love it Kerry! I bought those little flags, but your pinwheel is much CUTER!
Great card as usual. I love the clouds, they are a great addition

Laurel said...

This so darling! I love red, white & blue! Your DP is so pretty - I absolutely love the clouds behind Tilda; how do you make those look so real? Tilda's coloring is wonderful - thank you for showing me a different way to use a stamp. I always learn new things - thank you for teaching me! Hugs

Sharon Caudle said...

This is soooooo CUTE! I love the colors and your coloring is always fantastic! Great pinwheel too. Take a deep breath, Kerry. It will all get done. Or it won't. But you know what...everything will be great regardless. Have a wonderful week!
Hugs!
Sharon

Nora said...

It's NEVER too early or too late for ANYTHING AMERICANA! This is adorable - thanks for sharing it with us!
~hugs~

Christina said...

OH WOW so fun and fresprited. I love this!

Sheri said...

WOwser! I love it and the pinwheel is just so adorable!!!

resmith said...

This is so cute!! Love the little pinwheel!!

Susan said...

Great card! The pinwheel is just the right touch and I adore the colors and papers. Great combo but I love the rick-rack. Perfect!

Wendy said...

love this such a fun card, well done

Kate T said...

gorgeous card, great idea with the pinwheel !

Kate x

Danni said...

Oh so wonderful!! Love her in red, white and blue and the pinwheel is just adorable!

Kathy W said...

always good to be prepared- the pinwheel idea is super cute!

Tracey said...

What a fabulous idea to add the pinwheel. I think this is a fabulous card Kerry!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Kerry, this is adorable! I love the pinwheel.

Yaneri said...

So sweet! Like that pinwheel. For sure will check out tomorrow how you made that and also looking forward to see how you made those clouds.
Simply adorable.

Yaneri :o)

Elena said...

Wonderful card!!! Love everything about this cutest card ever! And especially the pinwheel!
You are so TALENTED, Kerry!
Can't wait to see your tutorial!!!

MarieL said...

What a pretty red, white and blue card. Happy July. Love the pinwheel

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful Tilda Card!! Love the pinwheel, the fab colors, and your perfect coloring!

Cassie said...

so pretty! loved your flutter by card too over on danni's blog!

Kristen said...

wicked cute!

Suzanne J Dean said...

WOW Kerry! Just fabulously patriotic & FUN! Love her dressed in the r,w & b and adore her lil' pinwheel! Too cute!

hugz,
Suzanne

Ila said...

Well ...this is just Totally Super Cute!!..the colors, papers and pinwheel are just Fabulous!!...Hugs, Ila

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