Friday, April 03, 2009

Happy Easter #2

Happy Friday.

I am one lucky girl. I got an e-mail from Bec at Bizzy Becs. My name was one of two that she drew for her Male Card Challenge. Woohoo! So she is sending me a prize pack. Thanks very much, Bec. I'm feeling a bit guilty that she has to send it half-way around the world (not by much though). Wouldn't it be great if she can just say "beam it up, Scotty!" LOL.

This next card is for Magnolia Down Under Challenge #5. This week's theme is Easter. This one was a challenge as I don't have a Tilda stamp from the Magnolia's Easter collection. Had to improvise. Decided to use the giggling Tilda that I used the last time (to match the grin on my face--hee, hee). I have a pageful of giggling Tilda images now--LOL. I have been trying to arrange my postings so you don't see the same image twice in a row. Only have a limited number of Magnolia stamps. (I have ordered more, including some from the new Butterfly Collection. Ooooh, they are so cute, I can't wait!)

I have no egg-shape template, so had to draw and cut out the Easter egg by hand. Hmmm...the egg looks a bit pointy at the top, but honest, that's the shape of the egg I actually got out of the fridge to draw from--LOL. I already made an Easter card with a Tilda sitting on an egg. This time I have Tilda sitting at a hole in the egg, like in a Faberge egg.

I made this more 3-dimensional than usual, by first putting the egg on foam tape and then again the Tilda image on double foam tape.

On an aside subject of my colouring. Kristy has asked me what I use to do my colouring. I used markers. But not Copic markers which seems to be the preferable markers used by everyone. I use a combination of Pantone Tria markers (by Letraset) and Touch markers (by ShinHan). I had started my marker collection before Copic markers were widely sold locally or that I was even aware they even existed. Our local art store was having a huge clearance sale on these--they were practically giving them away. The price was under $2 each at the time. Simply couldn't pass up on the bargain. The companies that make them were introducing their new versions of markers and discontinuing the ones I bought--so clearance time! My markers are also alcohol-ink based used by illustrators and manga artists, and I think they’re suppose to work the same way as the Copic markers in terms of colour blending. I can’t attest to that as I’ve never used Copics. I don’t know if they work as well as the Copic markers, probably not—you know what they: you get what you pay for. But they also say: you don’t miss what you’ve never had. So, I make do with what I have. Okay, okay, that’s probably TMI--LOL.

Stamp: Magnolia #285 Giggling Tilda
DP's: Chatterbox Sky Lilac and Sky Bias Stripe


Linda said...

Oooooh, is this ever so cute and sweet! I'm so amazed at all the ideas you came up with for a card, you're so creative and really amazing! You come up with different thing using the same stamp. Look forward to more ...

Btw, congratulations ... you're on a winning street!


You make amazing cards, your colours are so vivid, am now a follower.

Debbie Pamment said...

Hey Norma - you are sooo deserviing of your winning streak! I love everything you do and this is no exception - I even had hubby nodding his head when I showed him your blog - an honour believe me - LOL.
This is a FBAULOUS idea for an Easter card and it's executed perfectly. I always love your colouring and I think your markers are perfect for you - have never heard of them but wish I HAD seen them in the bargain bin - LOL.

Kellie said...

WOW Norma this is as always just stunning! I always love coming over to look at what new you have come up with, always so inspirational and this card is ONE of them, gorgeous, love it!
Thanks so much for playing along at Magnolia Down Under Challenges And I hope to see you there tomorrow with the new challenge.

Kristy said...

Gorgeous,I just love seeing your cards.Thanks for playing again.

Candy said...

Can't get over the ideas you have for ALL of your cards.
You 'cracked' me up with this one. GREAT GREAT GREAT

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