Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Just Sittin' Here...

Stamps: Tilda W/Butterfly, Watercan and sentiment are all available at Magnolia-licious
Paper: My Minds Eye
Other: SU! Top Note Die; Nestabilities; Prima Flowers; Grosgrain ribbon; Copics
Card Measures 5.5" sq.



Happy We
dnesday! How are things with you today? I received a package of stamps from Magnolia-licious on Monday...Yahooooo! The smell of new rubber is one of the loveliest smells, isn't it?! heeheehee My husband would disagree! That poor man. He continues to ask "Don't you have enough stamps?" He may as well be asking if I will continue to breath air for the rest of my life?! really now! Anyhoooooo, in the package were more stamps from the Chasing Butterflies collection. This collection is just TOO CUTE! So springy! I couldn't wait to get my hands on this watercan. I like watercans. My kitchen used to be "themed" with them. Don't misunderstand that for I like to garden. I don't. I really don't like to be too dirty. And I hate the bugs flying around in my face. It's buggy around here. I like to stamp bugs. But real bugs...no thanks. Not to mention that I do not have a green thumb. I am lucky when a plant in my care doesn't croak! LOL!
So I couldn't wait to sit this new Tilda on the watercan. As I was coloring her, I noticed her shoes were on the wrong feet. This made me literally LOL! I am assuming this was done on purpose. As I understand, the artist has young children, In fact Tilda and Edwin are named after her children. When coloring my Tilda's I always color the hair last. I am glad too...because when I saw the shoes like this I knew I had to give her black hair like my little Maeve. Maeve is 2, loves to put on her own shoes....but doesn't always get then on the correct feet. She is always going around the house with them just like this Tilda. The problem is that I am scared to do black hair. Maeve is from Vietnam. She does not have dark brown hair. Her hair doesn't have any highlights. It beautiful, shiny, and jet black. Black hair is tough. You don't want it to be so black that you cover the details from the stamp. You don't want to make it too light so that it is gray. Nor do you want it to have a bluish look. I had to stamp quite a few practice Tilda's and settled on just using my C7 Copic. I then went over it with my C1...not too much. I just wanted to lighten it a bit to be able to see the details of the stamp underneath. It came out so-so. More practice is needed. I have found that trial and error is the best way with the Copics.

Don't forget that tomorrow is 3 Clovers Thursday. I hope that you will join us for our challenge this week. Remember...it's fun to work outside of your comfort zone every once in a while!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a Divine Wednesday!

30 comments:

cabio's craft corner said...

OMG, I have these images, but was too busy doing other images and not even get a chance to play with those yet. What a cute cards you made and I love the inside too.
Hugs,
Cabio

Cami said...

Aaawwwww, Kerry, this card is just tooooo cuuuuute!I just got my stamps and haven't had time to play with them, but look at you! What a beautiful creation. I just love the colors and how you colored Tilda and the watercan. I really love this card. Absolutely gorgeous work. Hugs, Cami

Candy said...

Hi there Kerry!

WOW I love your card. The colours just POP off the page and make it such a happy one to look at. I wish I had more Copics so I could use different colours * sigh.....
Love the way you coloured little Tilda and love that her shoes are on the wrong feet - it brings back so many memories for me.
You have done an awesome job today!

Hugs, Candy

Ellen said...

Hello Kerry,

Amazing card and wonderful colors. The new Magnolia stamps are soooo cute.

Greetings,
Ellen

Nicole said...

Hi Kerry, I think your cards are absolutely amazing! This is such an adorable card!!!

And I just have to say how adorable I think your 3 children are!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! HUGS! Nicole :)

Nancy said...

Hi Kerry...Love your card and your color choices. She is so cute and I never noticed until you pointed out that her shoes are on the wrong feet how cute

Cheryl said...

Kerry, I can't tell you how much I love this card! The paper is one of my favorites and the way you've match Tilda and her can to it is just awesome!
Need someone to send it to? LOL!
Love it!

Jacque said...

Kerry, she is just wonderful!! Those colors are so attractive! And her perched on that watering can is so cute. Such a happy and cheerful card!!! Hugs..Jacque

Suzanne J Dean said...

Fabulous Kerry! Love the colors--so cheery & summery & of course the wonderful scene you've created!

hugz,
Suzanne

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Oh this is way too cute and your colors are wonderful. I can soooo relate to gardening and for just about the same reasons. No like dirty, can't stand bugs and I kill silk!

Hugs,

ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

So Cute! I love the colors you used and that Tilda is so cute! I love her shoes!! LOL Her black hair is wonderful!!!
Beautiful coloring!!!
Beautiful card!!
hugz
deb

Laurel said...

Kerry

What a cute card! I just love your colors and design! I had never noticed the shoes on the wrong feet but how perfect - just like a child! Your hair coloring looks wonderful to me just like all of your coloring always looks to me! I love how you did the watering can! Hugs!

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card, Kerry! Love the paper and your coloring matches it perfectly! And I couldn't help but LOL when you pointed out her shoes! Too CUTE!

I'm right there with you on the gardening thing. Love to look at them, but I truly have a black thumb that kills everything it touches.
hugs!
Sharon

scrappyandpiggy said...

what a great card! I love the colors. I think the watering can looks perfect.

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, she is too stinkin' cute for words. Love the "wrong foot" shoes. I'm just positively giddy about seeing all the excellent work done by the group. Your colors are a fantastic match the the stitching you added set the card apart. Love it!

Sheri said...

OMG..I love these colors! This is so...so...so. happy!

Ila said...

Totally Fabulous and Super Cute!!...Love the way you colored these images....I colored this Tilda yesterday...and I never even noticed the shoes on the wrong feet...lol...it was late....but I agree being on the wrong feet is so Cute!...Hugs, Ila

Christina C. said...

Love your card, Kerry. Wonderful colors and stitching!! A totally fabulous card! Hugs, Christina C.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my gosh, this is AMAZING!

Pia said...

beautiful Kerry! I love the colors and coloring! I think the shoes are so cute, my niece is always putting hers on the wrong feet too!

Christina said...

OHHH I am so loving the flowers! Wonderful.

Andrea said...

Hey girl!! This is so cute! I love the colors and the paper is so adorable! AWESOME!!
Hugs~
Andrea

Stressed Stamper said...

Oh wow love this image, and your colouring in is to die for as always
Sarah

Kim said...

Kerry this is GORGEOUS hun! WOWSERS!!! Your coloring is fantabulous and your image is so so so pretty! Great work hun!
Hugs~ Kim

Lorie said...

Oh, girl...this is beautiful! Wow!

Moni said...

Fab card, love the image and the papers! Hugs Moni

Elena said...

So cute! Very nice summer colors, so warm and chherful! Love how you put little girl on the watercan! I think her shoes making her even more precious!

Kristen said...

Practice???? I think it looks perfect. Thank god I have you to teach me.....

Kristine B. said...

Oh my goodness Kerry! LOVE this card so much. Love the shapes, the stamps the colors the papers!! I'm in love :) (no, really...I AM!) lol

Lena said...

My dear goodness Kerry! Love your card so much. Love the shapes, stamps, pastels colors, papers and especially lovely Tilda!! I'm in love with it!!
Just beautiful!!!
Hugs,
Lena

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