Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Spring Garden

Hello.

I bet some of you are sooo…ready for spring. Well, despite the calendar saying we’ve got another 5 weeks of winter left, it’s very spring-like here today. The snow drops are blooming and I can see about an inch or two of the tulips and daffodils peeking out of the ground.



I've used Mina's wonderful sketch that she's created for Just Magnolia hAnglar & sTanglar Challenge - Week 93.

And a few more challenges I'm entering:

Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge 9 - Spring...Flowers Everywhere!!!

Totally Tilda Challenge 16 – How does your garden grow?

Paper Sundaes Challenge #56 - Pick your sundae toppings. My toppings are flowers and distressing. I’ve distressed all my paper edges including the flower petals with Tim Holtz distress ink pad Walnut Stain.


Marianne Design Challenge #27 - Theme Spring. I've used several dies from a couple of Marianne Design sets for the label on the bottom part of my card (see below) and to make the 2 large white flowers.

Despite Google Translator doing it’s best to translate the challenge rules into English, it’s not doing it perfectly. So I’m still not too clear on some of them. If this card doesn’t meet the challenge, oh well... I’m just happy to be sharing this card.

Our Creative Corner OCCC - Cut it out.

Everybody-Art-Challenge Challenge #129 - 3 papers, 3 flowers and option ribbon. I hope that means a minimum of 3 flower and not ONLY 3 flowers.

This Tilda is called Flower Girl with Petals from the Magnolia's Wedding Collection 2010. Isn't she just adorable? You can purchase her from Magnolia-licious on-line store.


And while you're at it, check out the new Butterfly Dreams Collection--ooh, I love butterflies. Diana has a number of images already on her store website here. The images are just as cute as ever. You won't be able to resist--I couldn't! I've already placed my order...LOL. Can't wait.

I've stamped this Tilda image twice. Once for the background paper and I've colored her very quickly. The 2nd stamped image, after colouring, I've cut out and then mount it on pieces of foam tape/dimensionals right on top of the 1st image. I love doing this--most of my Tilda's are done this way to give my card a more 3-D look.

And yes this is another easel card--my favorite type.


Thanks for taking the time to drop by. I appreciate your visit. Have a wonderful week.



Stamps: Flower Girls with Petals from Magnolia's Wedding Collection 2010, It's a Beautiful Day Inkadinkadoo rubber stamp. The other sentiment is computer generated.

DPs: Paper Adventures Karen Neuburger Northern Lights Stripe, Chatterbox Scrapbook Walls Collection Sky Bias Strip and Sky Lilac.

Tools: Martha Stewart Fence and String Lace border punches, Leave punch; Coluzzle oval templace; Fiskars paper edger scissor Deckle Long; tiny flower punches from Michaels $1.50 bin; Marianne Design Creatables LR0116 label die and LR0111 flower petals and flower center dies; Joy Crafts Leaves dies.

Misc.: Recollections pearls, Tim Holtz distress ink pad Walnut Stain.

68 comments:

Melissa M said...

Beautiful!!!

Gina L said...

This is absolutely stunning. I feel that word gets overused in coments, but it's so true in this case. I love the vine of flowers going up the trellis. Love all of the blue. Love the papers you chose. Love the butterfly...it's all just amazing. Come on, spring!

Bastelfrosch said...

This card is a dream!
Annette

lamanuelle said...

Elle est trop jolie ta carte! Douce et romantique! Super!! Bises. Nadine

Bea said...

Prachtig!!!!
Gr. Bea

Chrissy said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!
Luv CHRISSYxx

Cordine said...

It's stunning!
Hugs
Cordine

Debs M x said...

gorgeous x

Danielle said...

Oh WOW Norma, this is oustanding! The beauty in this card is simply stunning .. so much gorgeous detail I don't know where to look first!! That die cut frame around your sentiment is exquisite - where did you find that? A beautiful, beautiful creation!
Hugs, Danielle

LindaC said...

Gorgeous!!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Norma your card is gorgeous! I love your sentiment and the colors and papers are beautiful!! Your coloring is always fabulous, and so are your amazing details! I love it!
hugs, Sharon

paola said...

Your work is always TRULY inspirational! i love those little flowers and leaves on the lattice work in the background and your coloring as always fabulous with the perfect ammount of detail
smiles
Paola

Regina said...

Maravilhoso Norma!!! Amei cada pequeno detalhe!! Muito obrigada por compartilhar seu tlento com todas nós.
Have a marvellous week!!
Hugs
Regina

Edith said...

This is so sweet and beautifully detailed! Great card!
Thanks for sharing!
Edith

Rene said...

Norma this is BEAUTIFUL! I love the soft springy colors (springy is a word, right?), the flowers, that butterfly...just everything! And, of course, I'm printing it out so I can try to copy your pleats! You make it all look so effortless! :D
Rene

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Wow, Loving everything about this. So many lovely details. Takes a few minutes to admire it all! Beautiful!
Blessings to you~
Leslie

Myrna said...

Where do I start? Love how you used all your punches and dies to make greenery by your fence, your trellis with flowers, flowers. Very tastefully done Norma!

dolcreations said...

You have brought spring into my home! I love the lattice and the flowers so perfectly placed! Oh Norma...you have coloured little Tilda perfectly as always! Glad to hear the flowers are starting to pop up where you live...I think it is going to be a while yet. But at least you have brought lots of spring with your card!

Annelies said...

Gorgeous card!

Becca said...

Beautiful! You constantly out do yourself - where do you get the ideas from! You are one talented lady, Norma! Hugs, Becca

Julie said...

Oh this is a beauty!! Fab little scene that you've created, love it! Juliexx

jamiegee said...

Norma, I love visiting your site! You are so good at explaining everything. This card is just so adorable! Perfect in every way!

Hugs, Jamie

Grenouille Greetings said...

Beautiful soft and dusky tones and gorgeous garden features. I LOVE your trellis composition! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Candy said...

Norma,
This is truly a beautiful spring card!!
Great paper and colours used. LOVE your trellis with the flowers and vines.
Tilda is coloured so wonderfully - as always.
Your attention to detail is always amazing.
Love all the dies you have used.
Hugs, Candy

Judy K. said...

Oh my Norma, what a beautiful card!!! It's sooo soft yet rich looking. Great coloring and put together so nicely, LOVE IT!!!!
Judy K.

Angie's Eye Candy Crafts said...

Wow Norma, this is the first time that I visit your Blog and it will certainly not be the last time! I'm simply impressed about your creation! So many tiny details made with so much love!!! Cutest! BIG Hugs & Good Luck, Angie

LINDA W. said...

All I can say is beautiful Love
your coloring and the die cuts
and your dp's just a great card.
Hugs Linda

Card Crazy said...

Beautiful Tilda!!! Your choice of DP's is wonderful. Difficult sketch - love how you put it all together. BTW, the colors are divine!
Sue S.

Lori Rider said...

This is beautiful - it really feels like spring! I love your cut-out and popped-up Tilda - gorgeous. And all the embellishments make it stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with the OCC!

megline said...

Very beautiful, juste georgous
Hugs, Line

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Norma!
This is gorgeous. Love your flowers and how you arranged them. Love the DP's you have chosen. They go so well together. I love the frame around the sentiment. So many new ones I want for my collection.
your coloring is perfection.
Hugs Maz

Jean said...

Oh my Norma, this easel card is soooo beautiful.. You have used so much and done so much work to it hard to say what is the most beautiful.. it is so very perfect and wonderfully done.. Your coloring is so strong and perfect. your flowers andembellishments are so stunning. A gorgeous card.
Hugs, Jean

Suzanne J Dean said...

Gorgeous Norma--I love the soft color combo. Beautifully done of course==love that sketch too. I'm hoping for spring soon--it will be 69 degrees here on Friday & I'm super excited, lol!

hugz,
Suzanne

Scrappinangler said...

Norma, this is simply beautiful! The layers are wonderful and the coloring is gorgeous! ~T

Jane H said...

adorable card and your pleats are amazing with the shadow and highlight.

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Such a beautiful Easel card. I love the blue well...I love everything about it! :o)

Dori said...

Oh Goodness...this is just....oh my word...soooo amazing!!!

Love Love Love EVERY single thing about this from the adorable image to the perfect blending of different patterned papers and colors. Well done!

Kelly Neis said...

I love the flower trellis on your card, it is really pretty. This is a fun card to look at as there is something new as I am looking. Very nice.

Trisha said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! I love the colors you chose, the punched detail, the sketch-stunning! Thanks for playing at Totally Tilda! xox Trisha

Kelly Schelske said...

It's absolutely beautiful Norma! Love everything!

ellabella said...

Hi Wow this is so cool , looking for inspiration and found it !!! So beautiful !!
Janine

Iulia said...

Gorgeous sweet card, Norma! I've noticed you frequently use those tiny flowers. They may be a bit difficult to work with but look tremendous! Gorgeous flower trellis you've put together there and so many sweet details... One could look at your card for an hour and keep discovering new lovely details. Gorgeous colorwork, as usual!
Always a pleasure to swing by!
Hugs, Iulia

cabio's craft corner said...

Norma, you did a gorgeous garden scene on this easel. Love the beautiful coloring you do as usual and all the shapes go so well and precious together for this Tilda :o)
It's always an eye treat here !!
Hugs,
Cabio

Cami said...

Wow Norma! This spring garden scene is absolutely gorgeous! I love the "trellis" you have behind Tilda and the pretty folowers scattered throughout the card. The inside is just as beautiful.
Hugs, Cami

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, adorable card Norma, stunning details.
luv
Debby

Lisette Morris said...

WOW Norma! This is stunning! It's a wonderful spring card, I can't to get started on them too!

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! This is pure gorgeous!! I love all of your Spring-like elements including the flowers and fence!! TFS! HUGS

Kathy said...

Norma this is absolutely beautiful!!!!! I love everything about it! The colors are so pretty and your details are so stunning!!! It just screams Spring!!! Such a lovely take on the sketch ~ thanks so much for playing along with us!
:)Kathy

Ila said...

So Beautiful!!...Fabulous coloring and details!!..Hugs, Ila

Teri said...

Oh Norma, she's beautiful and oh so springy!!! Love the thought of sunshine and grass and warmer weather!!!! Your coloring is just gorgeous!!!!
Hugs,
Teri

Angela said...

This is so beautiful Norma! I love your colors and combination of pretty papers! Gorgeous embellishing with the flowers and trellis! And your coloring is perfect on this sweetie! Beautiful work my friend! hugs, Angela

Anonymous said...

Do you make all of your cards 5 1/2 by 5 1/2? Or what size are they?
Mary C.

Cornell299@sbcglobal.net

Pam S. said...

I always love how you make paper flowers Norma... but the trick is combining them so beautifully like you do! This white flower looks like a new shape...gonna have to check out that die! Anyway, I love how you used the fence for the sketch and I have that die you used on the base for the sentiment, so now I know what to do with it! lol Beautiful trellis and of course the most lovely Tilda... so pretty done up your way! Fabulous presentation Norma! So glad you share with us!
Pam Going Postal

Harma said...

This is a stunning spring card Norma!Your coloring is as always perfecto
Hugs Harma

Christina C. said...

What an incredible work of art, Norma!!!! So many fabulous details to admire on this magnificent creation!

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello Norma, this is a beautiful card!! I love love love all of the little details you have put with you beautiful image.. It really does feel like spring here... it was 75 yesterday.
hugs, Janiel

Eulanda said...

WOW NORMA!! Another jaw-dropped. It's dangerous coming to your site. LOL!! i love how you added the fence with the leaves like little bushes. I may have to case that idea!! Cute Tilda image and the flowers on the trellis? you are SO creative!! Just absolutely gorgeous! Hugs!

Donalda said...

Oh hon this is just breath taking. I so love all the detail you have in your card and I had so much fun catching up seeing all your beautiful work. Im back to work now so am not getting much blogging in but so love all you have posted dear. Hugs

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh my, this is a sensational piece of paper art! It must have been a week-long project, it's so detailed. Everything is so well-thought-out and perfectly coordinated What soft, lovely color and that die cut the sentiment is on is so beautifully delicate. Your flowers are gorgeous too. Super job on the Cut it Out challenge. So happy you joined in the fun this week at Our Creative Corner.

Sandy said...

Norma this is beautiful - beautiful design - beautiful paper - beautiful coloring - what else can I say!
BEAUTIFUL!!

Hugs,
Sandy

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

OOOOOHHHHH MY GOOOOOOD!! This is simply stunning Norma wow!!!! I love how you followed the skecth and kepi it so perfect,clean and crisp.Simply stunning from every single detail.Gorgeous flowers i might add :) DANG LOL!!!!Ruby♥

CraftyC said...

Your card is gorgeous Norma. So very pretty and Beautifully embellished!
Clairexx

DanielleP said...

I have an award for you on my blog. Stop by and pick it up!
DanielleP

Lene said...

This is soooo beautiful. Love the blue colours.
Hugs

Lisa M. said...

Oh goodness! Now that is just totally spring and gorgeous! I love all the diecut details! They make this card just POP!

A lovely creation! Thanks for joining us for our Sundae Bar at Paper Sundaes! Good luck!
♥Lisa

Heather said...

this is beautiful, love the colours and the fabby papers x

Chris said...

Norma, your cards are always a feast for the eyes! This card is just lovely! So many interesting details! Love it!

XO,
Chris Christensen

Fairy Pickles said...

Gorgeous! Love all the details and your coloring is super fabulous!

Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda challenges!

xo!

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