Saturday, June 09, 2012

O happy happy day!

Hello.  Just a quick posting to show this latest card.   Only the front though, as I haven't quite finished the inside yet...LOL. 

The image I am using is of Tilda Playing Hopscotch.  She is from Magnolia's Sweet Rainbow Collection 2011.  This is only the second time I've used her on a card, but I think I will be using her more because if you alter the original image, as I did here by removing the hopscotch pattern underneath, then she is quite versatile.  I can use this card for various occasions--schools out, birthday, congratulations, retirement...  

I have used my Letraset Promarkers to colour the image.

Edited:  Annika has a fabulous video tutorial on how to colour skies. Click HERE to see.  
And FYI, I don't do tutorials on colouring because I am not certified so I don't feel I am qualified to teach on how to colour.  I learn by watching other people's tutorials too...LOL--I leave it to them to teach me.  If you google there are tons of colouring tutorials out there already, but if you are looking for a fabulous site, check out Zoe's challenge blog Make 'it' Colourful.  
I saw Chris' card there and loved the way she did her grass, so I was trying to do it the same way, but I have a loooooong way to go to make mine looks like hers.  More practices!!!      

I have also now finished the inside of my card, woo-hoo.  This is what it looks like...

I have used another Magnolia image here.  This one is called Big Snail from the Fairytale Collection 2010.  Check out Magnolia-licious for your source of Magnolia stamps.  Diana has a large selection of full-size and mini stamps, as well as gorgeous cutting dies from Memory Box and PoppyStamps.    

Challenges I am entering with this card:
Sketchy Colors Challenge #120 - Sketch
Totally Tilda Challenge #48 - Clouds
TOMIC Challenge #53 - Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund Challenge #49 - Schools Out For The Summer!
Midweek Magnolias Week #14 - Anything Goes

That's all for now.  Short and sweet...LOL.  Thanks for dropping by.  I always appreciate your visit and very much love reading your comments. Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Materials and Tools Used:

Sentiment Stamp:  from JustRite stamp set

DP's:  Scenic Route Paper Co. Stoked Stripe; Recollections Batiked My Interest Mango; Chatter Box Tangerine Gingham

Dies:  Cheery Lynn Design Doily DL103 and Lace Corner Deco B; Spellbinders Rose Creations; Joy! Crafts branch

Punches:  Martha Stewart edge punch and rose leaf; Nellie Snellen extra large leaf;  EK Success medium Retro Flower; Punch Bunch small daisy

Miscellaneous:  Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Vintage Photo; pearls from my stash

Medium:  Letraset Promarkers and Tria marker
- face and skin--blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla, oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and shoes--burnt sienna, caramel, sandstone 
- dress and socks--terracotta, spice, honeycomb, ginter, apricot
- cloudy sky--cobalt blue, powder blue, cool greys 1 and 3 
- grassy field--marsh green, moss, olive green, forest green, holly, burgundy, 617-T


paola said...

this is just FABULOUS!!! i absolutely love the background that you created and look forward to you sharing a tutorial of how you did it. What a masterpiece!

mgoll88 said...

What an fantastic card... looks wonderfull ans the image with the clouds an gras....great!!!


Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card!

Kirsty said...

Hi Wow what a cool idea to remove the paving stones !! Your colouring is out of this world !! I love how you have made your clouds ! Stunning creation ! Thank you for joining in on the fun at the Totally Tilda challenge ;0)

dolcreations said...

Absolutely stunning work Norma. How in the world did you get your clouds to look like they do...oh my goodness....tutorial please! LOL I know its alot of work!
I love how you coloured Tilda...the grass and the little white dots of dandelions is brilliant!

Iulia said...

Amazing card, Norma! your coloring is FANTASTIC! You make clouds like no other! I love it to bits!
Have a great weekend dear!
Hugs, Iulia

Zulma said...

Stuning colouring Norma! LOL!Beautiful card, pretty d/p's and embellish. Thanks for sharing the colors that you use in your creations,I have some promarkers but I think I need to buy a little more to make shadows. Can you someday make a tutorial about how to make clouds and grass like this card you make. Thanks, hugs from Puerto Rico, Zulma

Gina K said...

I am in awe of your coloring. The field and sky are so realistic. Fantastic!!!

Lori said...

Wow those clouds are amazing, love the summery look of Tilda playing in the beautiful grasses, thanks so much for joining us at Totally Tilda!

Inky Angel said...

Hi Norma,
Stunning coloring, you have mastered Annika's cloud coloring technique! Thanks very much for the link, I watched the video and will give it a try sometimes. Will you be showing the inside of the card when you finish, love to see it?
Have a great weekend,

paola said...

I know i already commented, but i just gotta say,i have been staring at this for over a half hour now, i am just amazed at those clouds and how you did the grass, PHENOMENAL!!!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Norma, WOW. I am speachless... again. I love how you modified the image, how you colored sweet tilda, and how you created this lovely scenery. totally awesome. Papers and color combo are very beautiful.
have a nice saturday Hugs.

Marianne said...

Your card is absolutely fantastic, and so are your coloring!!!
Tusen takk for at du deltar hos Sketchy Colors, og lykke til!
Klem, Marianne:)

Peggie said...

Fabulous card. Love your coloring and love the grass.

Chris said...

Oh Norma, you need to give yourself so much more credit than you did! This card is amazing! Chris would be so proud of your grassy carpet. I especially love the little white clover flowers you added. The clouds are perfect on that gorgeous blue sky. Tilda looks perfect. It's a stellar card!

Chris Christensen

Anne said...

I have always admired the way Chris can do grass, but have never attempted it. I think you did a fantastic job with this, and really love the little clover in the grass! Very cute card. You have inspired me to try this technique, and I will definitely add the clover as you did!

Damarys said...

what a charming card! You did a fabulous job!

Candy said...

Another AMAZING card, Norma!!!!
Man your sky is the BEST I have seen.
Love your card :o)
Big Hugs, Candy

Frances said...

Wonderful creation as always Norma, great coloring and great design in and out. Thanks for playing with us at 7 kids challenge blog. hugs, Frances.

Barb Hardeman said...

I'm just speechless, Norma! This is completely STUNNING! The clouds and the grass are wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!! I can't say it enough, and I can't stop looking at this fabulous card. Inside and out - completely GORGEOUS!
Huggers...Barb <><

Cathy Lee said...

This is so cute, Norma. I love the way you colored Tilda's dress and your sweet snail on the inside. Awesome!
Cathy Lee

Maris said...

Hi Norma, what a great and sunny creation, love the coloring xx

Cami said...

Oh Norma, this is a fun, summer-y card! Love how you removed the hopscotch part, and your sky is gorgeous as well as your grass. You don't need any more practice!


Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Your card is fabulous and so colorful. Super great card.
Blessings Doreen

Cordine said...

Gorgeous card!

Nicola said...

Wow Norma, this is stunning and your colouring is exquisite especially the background - sooooo realistic, if you've still got a long way to go then I've got even further to go lol. But I will definitely check out the links you've given as I want to improve....
Love the colours you've chosen too, it's a very striking image with perfect finishing touches! Your blog and work is a constant inspiration to me - thank you!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Rene said...

Wow oh wow! You know, I keep a folder on my computer of inspirational images and I was looking through it yesterday...I think I should just rename it "the Norma show!" Ha! You are SO amazingly talented and each time I think you've created the most gorgeous card ever, you create something even better!!!!
Rene :D

cathylynn said...

BRAVO Norma! WOW this is one amazing piece of art! Your coloring is downright perfect! You sure don't need certification! One of the best coloring I've seen! Beautiful inside and out!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

rovianne said...

Wow what a fabulous card! I love the colouring and what you did with the background. As you learn from others I learn from you!

Vivi Casale said...

this is just outstanding card Norma!
absolutely fabulous.. love the sky and grass.. OMG... just stunning!!

Ivonne said...

W O W!! Norma, I don't have words to describe how amazingly gorgeous this card is!! The papers, the scene, the COLORING...OMG, stunning!! Hugs, Ivonne

Elle said...

I LOVE the way you altered your stamp. She looks like she is happily frolicking along! Your card is beautiful inside and out.

Karen said...

Awesome card! Your sky and you grass area look amazing. I love that snail you colored it so beautifully. What a work of art!


cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card Norma. You did a fabulous job coloring this image as well as the background coloring thank for the link for the sky tutorial, I sure will check it out :o)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous Norma, your background and clouds are just beautiful. Thanks for the link, I'll have to check it out
Hugs Julie P

angelwhispers said...

OMG this is divine such beautiful detail and wow loving the inside! Chanelle xxx

Loz said...

Gorgeous!! that sky looks like a photograph!! love it x

Christina C. said...

Oh my goodness, I looooooooove the beautiful background clouds and the lush grass.....AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Miss Tilda is colored to perfection....such a spectacular creation, inside and out!

Mandy said...

Oh WOW Norma this is a stunner, I love the grass and your colouring looks amazing as always.
Certified or not missy your colouring always looks amazing, and when I grow up I want to be able to colour like you lol :)
Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda
hugs Mandy xx

Neline said...

What a beautiful card! I love this stamp very much!
Thanks for joining us at TOMIC!
Good luck,

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