Thursday, April 30, 2009

April showers bring May flowers

A good Thursday morning!

I've been working on this card for a couple of days! Finally done! Am using the sketch provide by Mumur for the Friday Sketchers Challenge # 49. I am using a standing tall Tilda image--it's long vertically--so I've turned the sketch on its side.
There's a lot of hmm...something there at the bottom that I have to put and all I could think of was flowers. But that was okay, because I was also thinking about a May card with lots and lots of flowers for the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group. I spent hours, days it seemed, fiddling with the placement of the flowers. I found out it's not easy trying to cram so many flowers into one space and making it look somewhat presentable. I keep arranging them, walking away from it and coming back for another look, re-arranging them. Agghhh!!! Probably made the flowers to big. Ah well, too late now! That's the end result. Hmm... Does it look okay or just comme ci comme ca?
I had actually planned to use another Tilda image on this card. But yesterday Carole has picked the Tilda image with the Flower Garland in Hair for their CBCJ Old Magnolia Challenge. I had ordered this stamp, but didn't have it yet. And I kid you not...when I came home from work yesterday there was a package in my mail box and this stamp was in it!! I took that as a sign that I'm supposed to use this stamp instead and play along with their challenge--LOL. And she is so adorable here. I just luv this image--it's sure to become one of my favorites.

I really really tried to match the orange and blue to the designer paper and I thought I had it, but as you can see I'm still off there!
And this is what the inside of the card looks like.
Have a wonderful day!

Stamp: Magnolia #214 Flower Garland in Hair
Designer Paper: Daisy Bucket Designs Cool Dude Collection Mondo Matt


Scrapmumur said...

OH...Norma, your card is Fabulous!!!
I love your composition, the flowers and colours are wonderful.
Tilda is adorable.
You have beautifully interpreted my sketch.
Thanks for your participation FS.
Have a nice weekend.
Hugs, Mumur

Cami said...

Norma, this is a very pretty card! I love your color selection and your coloring skills! This is absolutely beautiful! Hugs, Cami

Stephanie said...

I love your cards, they are very, very pretty. I also like how you decorate the insides, may have to try doing a stamp for the inside too.

Candy said...

Hi Norma,

Wow - do I love your card. Your flowers are fabulous and there is not to many - May flowers you know LOL. Love the colours you have used. Beautiful work on Tilda. She's a doll!

Hugs, Candy

Laurel said...

So pretty! I love how you did the flower border and the coloring on Tilda is just so pretty! Hugs

Linda said...

WOW, this is not an ordinary card! Where on earth did you find the time to make all those flowers?!! The card is well thought of ... I really sget the feeling from the entire ensemble of the card it has a sea\undersea, Hawaiian flavours. The leaves you used remind me of the undersea plants among the "coral" flowers. AWESOME card!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...