Monday, May 24, 2010

Pretty In Pink

Back to my good old Maggies! Yesterday in between some housework, I was able to put together a very pink card for Sweet Tilda. I used some more of my GCD Studios Rose Colored Glasses Collection "Soft Vines" and "Light Stripe" paper, inked, distressed and sewed onto Bazzil cardstock for the background layers.

I then used my new Martha Stewart Doily Lace double edge punch for the strip at the bottom, inked and embossed on my Cuttlebug. I added a few pearls to this for a touch of bling. I also used the punch for the sentiment base.

I wanted to use a doily (I have a pack of 30 Wilton doilies... gotta use them!) but the colour isn't true white; so I took my Copic RV95 to one side and coloured it in. I then cut it in half and used the white half under the coloured half for more layering.

Speaking of Martha Stewart punches, I am amassing quite the collection, what with 40 and 50% off coupons and a few recent giftcards I've received for Micheals. I have 11 small and 1 large single punches and 10 edgers (4 large, 6 small). So I used two more on this card; my Pine Branch in white and inked, and my new Oak Leaf, also inked.

The flowers are from Walmart, except for the larger rose which I got in the Bridal section of Micheals... I just used good old Copic RV95 again to colour it to match. The pearl spray is also from the Bridal section; they come in a pack of 18 by Modern Romance.

Here are the Copics used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11
Hair: E70, E71, E74, E79
Dress and Socks: RV000, RV91, RV93, RV95
Shoes: C0, N0, N3

Unsure whether I'll get another card done on this holiday Monday; yes if it rains, no if it doesn't as I really should be outside cleaning the yard.

(Fingers crossed for rain!) ;)

28 people wrote stuff:

ultraroyale said...

You cards are very pretty. Yes the Copic work great for accessories and color coordination. Do you use the airbrush system or just the markers. I've become addicted to the airbrush. Thanks for sharing.
Have a GREAT DAY!!!
Bob L.

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh my! This is just sooooo pretty. I love all the pink and how you did the doily! The flowers, ribbon and bow are such beautiful accents. This is really gorgeous!

Stampin Mindy said...

This is gorgeous! I love all the pink. Beautiful job!

Eve said...

woo luv the colors & coodinated with everything else, from the lace punched borders! Very nice & cute card!!

Peggie said...

So very pretty.

Lisa said...

Hi Maureen! Your card is wonderful! You used my favorite color combo on her dress and my favorite punches with the oak leaf and branch! Great minds think alike! LOL! I love it!

Kathy Billings said...

Awesome cards Maureen. I would love to make something at least close to this nice.

hikers said...

She's super sweet in her dusty rose color. Very nice! Myrna

Card Crazy said...

I love her to pieces, actually I love all your work. It's beautiful and creative.

Leonie said...

O one of my fav Tildas ever and in delish!! Love how you have done the doilies! Looks very effective.
Hugs Leonie

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Maureen,

Very pretty. My favourite color lately is pink and this is so lovely. Love the diolies and the flowers too.
Hugs Marion

Barb F said...

I really ejoyed this one - this Tilda is truly my fav and was my very first one! So natch I love anything with her. You do a really nice job on all your cards, Hugs, Barb F

Christine Riley said...

Oh this is so precious, I love the gorgeous papers and colors you used.
Hugs, Christine

paola said...

Oh My this is so Pretty, i have a real weakness for pink so i love it

Candy said...

Love your pretty card. Wonderful flowers and doilies :o)
Hugs, Candy

megline said...

She looks really pretty in pink. Your card is beautiful,
Hugs, Line

charlene aka scrappygma said...

very nicely done love your coloring and the card layout is very nice

Pat said...

Maureen...such a pretty card. I love all the pink...and your coloring is lovely! Pat Frank (VA)

Suzanne J Dean said...

So cute, delicate & feminine--love all the pretty touches you've added! Beautiful work!


Nancy said...

Love the pink your card is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

such a pretty pretty card, and what a good way to use all of the doily. The flowers are so pretty and the bead swirl is just the icing on the cake...

Karen W said...

So sweet! That was much first reaction. I love pink and you did such a fabulous job!

A Passion for Stamping said...

Beautiful card! Love the idea with the doily. This is one of my favorite Tildas and she is adorable in pink!



TN Granny said...

I love pink and this is amazing. I have tons of Copic's and my question is how to you do such delicate work with the coloring. On average how long does it take you to color one image? I love all your Magnolia's your very very good.
God Bless,

Shelley said...

Pretty in pink! She is gorgeous and your colouring of everything is wonderful. hugs Shelley

Maureen said...

Aw, thank you everyone for your very kind comments.

Bob, to answer your question, no I haven't tried the airbrush. One day... one day I shall get it!

Thank you TN Granny... hmm... how long does it take to colour a Maggie? For me, about an hour on average I would guess. The longest part is the actual deciding what colours to use! The colouring itself doesn't take long; but it IS the funnest part!

Kathy Gerace said...

Tilda is just sooooo sweet!Great job coloring and with your layout.
Kathy Gerace

Irma said...

Very sweet card, Maureen!! Great thinking on coloring the doily :o)
You make me want this cutie Tilda... will have to put her on my wish list now for sure! Hugz, Irma

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