Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Blowing Bubbles

Hello! Happy middle of the week!

I've started experimenting with coloured pencils and this is my very first Tilda card coloured with my Prismacolors. I luuvvvv colouring with my markers, but I'm beginning to love my Prismas also.


This image from Magnolia's Fairy Tale Collection--I love that collection--is called Bubbling Tilda. Awww... isn't she adorable?

This card is my entry for the current challenge at the Magnolia-licious Birthday Bash blog of Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group. The theme is Bling it!

I have used Mina's wonderful sketch that she created for Week 59 of Just Magnolia Challenge Blog.

I am also entering the challenge at Stamp Something - this week it's a Happy Somethings challenge.

Also, this is for Sir Stampalot Challenge, a monthly challenge blog and their theme for June is Punch It!




Since I was actually just fooling around with coloured pencils with this first Tilda image, I didn't have the proper paper. I was using a plain cardstock that you would use for your printer--hardly any tooth, too smooth for me. The resulting colours here aren't as solid as I would like them to be. For the next time, I will have to use a different paper with more tooth on it--probably bristol board/paper.

I have added a gloss medium to the bubbles to make them glisten. You have to blow up the picture to really see that.


Sigh...my laptop is still acting up. I did managed to restore it...somewhat, but now it's soooo.... slowwww..... Everything is taking about 5 times longer to download, so there's still something wrong with it. More for me to do--if I can only figure out what...LOL.

Thank you so much for dropping by for a visit. Enjoy your day!


Stamp: Magnolia Bubbling Tilda from the Fairy Tale Collection.
DP's: Creative Imaginations Sonnets Sea, a page from Me& My BIG Idea Holiday Stack.
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities standard circles large, Sizzix Sizzlits die decorative strip Circles, Provocraft Cuttlebug Asterisks.
Misc.: Michaels Stores' rhinestone stickers, Studio 18 rhinestones, Deserres gloss medium.
Medium: Prismacolor coloured pencils.





48 comments:

Stampin Mindy said...

Norma this is beautiful! I love this stamp, your colors and embellishments are beautiful. I love the circle border, I've never seen anything like it. Gorgeous card! Hugs!

Irena said...

This card is very beautiful. This image is great and lovely colored.
The colors and the papers are wonderul.
The flowers are very pretty.

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Norma, absolutely beautiful card. I love the colors you have chosen. Most of all, I just love the result of the Prismacolor ! It's gorgeous. I find it gives a very soft and warm appearance to the coloring.Up until recently, I had no idea of this mineral spirit "thing", I promise myself to find that & try. I love coloring with Prisma, but never did on stamps...
Danielle.

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

Norma,

This is a stunning creation! Love the turquoise colors the painting and the bubbles and layout came out PERFECT!

Debbie said...

Hi Norma, Know what you mean about Pc's on a go slow, mine is too, Sssoooo annoying!
This card is beautiful, love the image and the colours are lush, the border strip is fab, love that. The Bubble Tilda is a new one on me, she's so sweet. Debbiexx

Eulanda said...

Wow Norma this is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you've colored it. The pencil crayons turned out well even tho you didn't feel you had the right paper. The bubbles look sooooooo neat! Great card!
Hugs!

louise said...

Stunning card your colouring is beautiful as is the rest of the card.
louise xx

xosparklesxo said...

Looks fabulous! I love the colors you chose!

Astrid said...

I loved the card you make. The colouring is great and the colours of the card are beautiful.
Astrid

coldwaters2 said...

Stunning creation Norma I adore Tilda and here she looks so beautiful I am in love with this card.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Cami said...

Beautiful card, Norma. You did a great job of coloring with the Prismacolor pencils. If you didn't mention the paper, it looks great to me...your coloring and shading is perfect, and especially her black hair...gorgeous! Cami

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful card Norma. Love the great coloring job and you hair coloring looks wonderful :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Beautiful job with the prisma pencils Norma! Love this little Tilda and your bubbles are awesome!

Blessings,
Gloria

Candy said...

Gorgeous work, Norma. Would never know you didn't use the paper you wanted to. I adore your bubble border as well as your glazed bubbles and blue rhinestones. Your colouring is wonderful with the Prisma's. Great paper and layout :o)
Hugs, Candy

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Norma, this is just stunning! I love all the special touches which make this card gorgeous...your dew drops are perfect. Wow, wow! Your coloring is fabulous! You did a wonderful job using your Prismas and the blending is so pretty! Hugs, Barb

Peggie said...

Lovely card. Pretty colors. Love the bling.

Christina C. said...

Your coloring is superb, no matter what medium you use! Magnificent card!

Leonie said...

This is fabbo. Great job with your pencils. i think the colours are awesome. Love that die cut 'bubble' panel!
Hugs Leonie

Sanne said...

She is really adorable! Love your card, everything looks great together!

Sanne :o)
www.embellishments.de

Erin... said...

Oooh so pretty! Love the colors and gorgeous job coloring. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamp Something. This is the last week of our DT call, so if you're interested pop over to the site for all the details!

Aussie Loz said...

Gorgeous colouring Norma! I love the shading on her dress and hair! Have you defragmented your computer? I find that usually cleans mine up and makes it run a little quicker.. just sorts all the files out a bit.
Love the 3D'd bubbles too! ♥

chris said...

So So beautiful you have done such a fabulous job, its a work of art.
thanks for joining us in the sir stampalot challenge.
hugs chris xx

Tracey Feeger said...

I don't know about anyone else but all I see is absolute perfect. This is coloured beautifully. It looks like it has been coloured with Copics. I thought you had put Twinkling H20's on there too as the texture looks different. Wonderful colouring sweets.
mwah
Trace

Autumn said...

WOW, this is fabulous, I can't believe you used colored pencils!

Patti Jo said...

Norma you do fabulous coloring in any medium!!! Love your flowers and your bubble band ties in so nicely!!! Another one of your beautiful creations!!!!

Linda S. said...

Hi Norma, I'm so glad you are trying the PrismaColor Premier pencils. Aren't they fun? Lots of tutorials on the internet about how to work with them.....but come to think of it, you could give the tut., not read it. Great job on your coloring and layout.
Linda S. in NE

Lisa said...

Super cute project! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Beautiful, love the shimmer and bubble accents. Very pretty!

hugz,
Suzanne

Diana Crick said...

Norma, this is absolutely stunning. The colouring is beautiful and I love how you have done the bubbles, clever!!
hugs, Diana

Francesca said...

A fab card , thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!
Hugs
Francesca

Silvie Z said...

This is adorable, Norma! Love the colors and the flowers look gorgeous!
Hugs,
Silvie from France

angel4031 said...

Oh wow what a stunning card xx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hello Norma,
Your card is beautiful! Your colouring is fabulous with the Prismacolors and the flowers are gorgeous.
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Charlotte said...

This is beautiful, and I think the colouring is brilliant too!! Just luv' it! Best wishes, Charlotte

Shelley said...

Just love it! It is perfect in every way. hugs Shelley

http://shelley-artfulachievements.blogspot.com/

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW - copics and now pencils - you are a master of anything you touch! Gorgeous job!
xXx

Pam said...

Hi Norma,
Sure do love the coloring you did with your Prismacolors! What a gorgeous card!
Hugs to you,
Pam

Dena said...

So gorgeous Norma!!! Your coloring with the pencils is perfect! I love the colors you chose for the card!!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Whimcees said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is wonderful - great shading!

Wishing you a good day today!

Barbara Diane

Pam S. said...

Gorgeous coloring Norma! Your Tilda is adorable! Love how you added the gemstones in w/the bubbles!
Pam Going Postal

brenda said...

Hi Norma

Your card is very pretty. Pleased you are enjoyin using Prismacolurs, the do give a nice soft finish.

Thank you for joining in at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

Mich said...

What a lovely card, it is so fragile !! And it's of course also a very beautiful stamp. Love the colours you used on this card ...

Bev said...

Wonderful sweet card. Thanks so much for joining us at Just Magnolia this week x

Sheila said...

Norma this is just beautiful I so love this stamp, she's on my every growing wishlist :-).
Thanks for joining us this week on JM.
Hugs
Sheila xx

pinky said...

Norma this is just gorgeous. Your shading with the pencils is so beautiful even if the paper hasn't much tooth lol. Thanks for playing along at Sir Stampalot this month.
Pinky

Patricia Garcia said...

This is absolutely adorable Norma!! Love your colored pencil coloring, your first time??? You are awesome Norma!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Jodie from Oz said...

Hi Norma, this is my newest favourite Tilda, she is so beautiful. Wow you look like you have been using these pencils for a while, gorgeous colouring, but regardless of the colouring medium, all your colouring and creations are stunning. Big hugs and hope to get back to some regular visits soon. hugs Jodie from Oz

Sammy said...

Hi Norma, this is the first time I visit your site, and it is beautiful. I really like all your lovely designs. I am sure I will be visiting your site regularly.
Samya.

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