Sunday, January 30, 2011

I love you


I have a Valentine's card to share with you.

I've created this card using this wonderful sketch from Crafting Life's Pieces Challenge for January - Challenge #32.

I am also using this card for the following challenges:

Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge 96 - Whateva!

Paper Sundaes - Challenge 54 - Valentine.
Basic Grey - Challenge 36 - Flower Power.
Wild Orchid Challenges - Challenge 16 - Love Is.
A Spoon Full of Sugar -Challenge 136 - Valentine.
Top Tip Tuesday - Fabulous Flower Challenge.
Charisma Cardz - Challenge 4 - Valentines or Love.
Creative Inspirations - Challenge 52 - Valentines or Love.
Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge 38 - Floral.

This oh, so very very adorable image is called Will You Be My Valentine Tilda. She is from Magnolia's newest stamp releases You Are So Special Collection 2011--available from Magnolia-licious on-line store.

Oh, I have challenge myself by colouring this Tilda totally in coloured pencils. Yes! No markers on this card at all!!! This was fun to do and I want to do more of this. I've taken directions from Nixe-Moni. She has a wonderful tutorial on how to colour with Prismacolour pencils. I have to practice, practice, practice!

And I've decorated the inside of my card this way. I've used another Tilda here and this one is called Leaning Tilda from the same Magnolia collection as the other one--also available from Magnolia-licious.

Hope you've had a wonderful and productive weekend.
Thanks you so much for visiting me. I appreciate your visit. Another thank you goes to you lovely people who leaves me comments. I enjoy reading them.

Stamps: Will You Be My Valentine Tilda and Leaning Tilda from Magnolia's You Are So Special Collection 2011. The sentiments are all computer generated.

DP's: 3 papers from Basic Grey Euphoria Collection - Felicity, Bliss and Delirium.

Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Ten and Classic Scalloped Heart, Cuttlebug embossing folder Heart Blocks, Martha Stewart border punch Loops Hearts, EK Success punches Retro Flower medium and small, McGill punch Twig, small flower punch from Michaels $1.50 bin, Martha Stewart punch Leaf, EK Success punch Leaves.

Misc.: Tim Holtz distress ink pads Weathered Wood, Broken China and Victorian Velvet, Recollections pearls.

Medium: coloured pencils:
Prismacolour light peach PC927, peach PC939, henna PC1031, mediteranean blue PC1022, apple green PC912, deco ink PC1014.
Faber-Castell Polychromos brown ochre 9201-182, raw umber 9201-180, bistre 9201-179.
Derwent Coloursoft baby blue C340, Artists grass green 4700, crimson lake 2000.


pasjemari said...

Beautiful card!!!

Bea said...

beatyful card!!!

Anonymous said...

Your card is adorable! The pencils give a softness to your coloring. I love all the punch work!

Michelle said...

Hello Norma,
the card is lovely. I love the way you colour your stamps.
Greetings Michelle

Squirrel x said...

Absolutely stunning hun, your colourwork is amazing. Simply gorgeous. Hugs, Sxx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Norma, love the sweet Tilda and pretty colours too.

Marley said...

Absolutly stunning! Gorgeous images and really awesome coloring xx Marley

Drea´s World said...

Wow Norma what a great Card beautiful In- and Outside i love it!!!
Hugs Drea

dolcreations said...

Adorable Norma! I love how you do the insides of your cards! I am just colouring an image with the prismas too, and I am really enjoying it.I saw that tutorial and love how she shows you step by step...Thanks for sharing your work with us!

Regina said...

Norma!!! It´s absolutely stunning!!!
The colors are wonderful. I also love the way you work with the sketch!! Loooove!!!

You know.. I love prismas!!:))) My daughters say that the prisma´s coloring is more artistic than the copics. I bought a lot of copics but I couldn´t color with them. So... I sold all them and back to my prismas.

Have a marvellous week!!! Here is terrible.. very hot.. it´s hard to work!!


Myrna said...

AWESOME work Norma with your pencils!

Zoe said...

Wow! Norma I think you have done a marvellous job with pencils only!! Absolutely love the design of the card too. hugs xxoo

Renkata said...

Hi Norma,
wow this card is simply adorable.
Great layout.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, love the way you've used pencils too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. xx

cabio's craft corner said...

Absolutely sweet card and see lots od love here Norma. The choice of DP is wonderful and of course these Tilda images coloring are as adorable as it can be :o)

Cassy said...

Such a pretty card! Love the soft colors you chose.

RubyM:) said...

Norma you are full of inspiration my friend.I love your coloring and you always come up with clever ideas.Simply gorgeous hun,RubyM:)

Card Crazy said...

Beautiful. The inside is as lovely as the outside and your flowers and border are gorgeous.
Sue S.

Only By His Grace said...

Love, love, love it. Excellent job with the pencils. I love to use pencils too and get them out every now and then. I love how you did your layout with the embossed scalloped circles. The deep maroon color adds a lot of depth to the card and really shows up the softness of Tilda. I love your flowers. Beautifully made and arranged just right.
I love the inside of your card too.
The paper is gorgeous. Lovely and soft.
Just have to get my sewing machine out.
Hugs Maz

Jean said...

Hi Norma, This is such a marvelous card and I love the fact that you used pencils and prismacolours.. I have tried to use copics but I love my pencils and watercolors.. Love your layout and background pp. and am loving your coloring of both your Tilda's.. your inside is just as gorgeous as your outside.. a beautiful card...
Hugs, Jean

Rene said...

Oh Norma! Just when I thought the outside was cute as could be I saw pictures of the inside! I think it may be even more fantastic! GREAT job! Always so wonderful to visit your blog and leave inspired!
Rene :D

Ronda Archangelo said...

Beautiful job with the pencils!! You could make anything look wonderful Cabio!

wljp65 said...

WOW! not'in' wrong with using pencils, she turned out really well! I can' never get my pencils THAT smooth with the shading, looks like you used your COPICS! :)

Wendy - daffygal

Cricket said...


It is beautiful.

Kelly Neis said...

your card turned out quite nice, I like the tree limb and butterflys on the bottom, its really cute.

Peggie said...

You did a super job coloring with the pencils. Way cool card!

Sharon Caudle said...

Well this just proves it! It doesn't matter what you use, your work is gorgeous! Your coloring is stunning, Norma! Beautiful design and details!
hugs, Sharon

Pam said...

WOW Norma....stunning card. Love all the embellies you used!
Hugs from Indiana,

coldwaters2 said...

WOW this is stunning Norma the design and Tilda look super thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations
Lorraine x


This is beautiful!

Eulanda said...

Another very amazing creation!! Love your layers and that red really makes the card pop!! Such a pretty image and there you go again using your border punches in most amazing ways!!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Norma, WoW Absolutely breath taking. Love very much how you used the sketch. The colors are magnificient. Tilda is beautifully colored. Prisma give such a warm coloring, I love them so much. You did a wonderful job. The inside of your card is just as beautiful.
Love how Tilda is like coming out of the heart! (sorry, I don't know if my english makes sense here!
I love it all . HUgs. Danielle.

Chris said...

Norma, your coloration is perfect. I love the softness of the pencils. Great job! As always, your deisn is just perfect. It is such a soft card and so clean looking. I love the simplicity. Beautiful as always!

Chris Christensen

Sassylassy said...

Wow your card is amazing! Tilda is super Sweet. And you did such a fabulous job with all your die cutes!!! Your flower bouquest is so beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us for this months CLP Sketch Challenge.
Hugs Bonnie
CLP Designer

Linda Imler said...

You did a wonderful job with the pencils!!!

Linda I aka Craftin Kays

Candy said...

Oh Norma!!!
How very very beautiful your card is!!!
It doesn't matter what you colour with - it is more than excellent!
Love your papers, the dies you have used and that wonderful layout!
Simply stunning.....
Hugs, Candy

Cami said...

Norma, a most adorable card inside and out!!! These images are so cute and I love how you colored them with pencils! What can you not do?!!! Beautiful DPs and layout. Hugs, Cami

Christel Webb said...

You’ve done a great job with those pencils - absolutely. It’s a great card. All your cards are great.


Iulia said...

Lovely card,Norma! Your Prismacolor pencils coloring is just great. Who would have said you didn't normally use them! Great choice of flowers (I love those tiny flowers) and papers. I love this card; it is so soft, it just warms my heart!
Hugs, Iulia

Monique said...

Beautifull card Norma ! The images are so cute :)).

Hugs Monique

Angela said...

Beautiful coloring with your pencils Norma! I love the soft coloring you did on your Tildas - they are gorgeous! Love your layout and papers choices too! Fabulous work my friend! hugs, Angela

Kathy said...

Norma your card is just gorgoeus!!!!! Your coloring looks fabulous!! I tried with colored pencils the other day and it was awful!! LOL Love the softness of your very sweet card too!
Have a lovely day!

Chelsea said...

Hi Norma, your card is simply stunning! A beautiful take on the Sketch. So many wonderful things to see...just so pretty!

Céline said...

what a fab valentine card, love the sweet papers. amazing colouring
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

Fiona said... the's very effective. Thanks for joining us this week at Paper sundaes.


Diane said...

Hi Norma,
You did a beautiful job coloring with pencils. The card is just lovely.

Lou said...

Hi! Norma your card is just so amazing,Tildas are very pretty and with all of your lovely detail- a gorgeous card!!
thank you for joining us at BasicGrey,GoodLuck!hugs Lou.xx

Anonymous said...

oh she is the sweetest thing Norma! Love your creating and coloring! TFS!
Pam Going Postal

Patti Jo said...

Norma she is precious! Your coloring is outstanding with whatever medium you use! Love the layout and your flowers and arrangement beautiful!!! Another fantastic creation by Norma!!!!

Sandy said...

As always - this card is breath taking beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous and the inside knocked my socks off!

Skraptacular Designs said...

Thank you so much for participating in our "Whateva!" challenge this week at Stamptacular! Your submission is absolutely wonderful and so inspirational!

Also, in case you're interested, we're in the middle of a DT Call and would love for you to apply! You can find detailed information on what is required and how to apply on our Challenge Blog...!

Thanks again for joining us this week at Stamptacular! I hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!


Emilie said...

Très jolie cette carte
Bonne journée

Jenni said...

Beautiful, love the colours. Thanks so much for playing along with the challenge at Creative Inspirations this week.
Jenni x

Daisychain said...

A beautiful card, love the colours and design. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations, hope to see you again next time. Good luck! Hugs Christine x

Sharon Caudle said...

Wow, another gorgeous creation that I missed! I need more time to blog!!!! You did such a wonderful job using the colored pencils! I could never get the hang of them. Of course I'd also never seen any tutorials, and I've since given all of the ones I had away. Boy could I kick myself for THAT one! LOL! Hind sight is 20-20, right? :) Anyway, very beautiful card, Norma!!!
hugs, Sharon

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