Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer Flower Tilda is Pretty in Pink!

Woo Hoo it's time for a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge! We have a photo to inspire you, it's a beautiful makeup box full of many hues. My first thoughts were the jewel tones but the more I looked at the photo the more I kept coming back to Girlie and so I went with that theme for my card.
Now I know I have been going on and on about the Copic Intermediate class I took last weekend but it was so wonderful, fabulous teachers, a great group of ladies and I got to spend the day with a wonderful blogging friend Barb Hardeman from Stampelicious!. Oh my did we have a blast, it was the first time we had met (didn't even know she was going to be there) but it was like meeting an old friend! And Debbie from Plano was added to the mix as a new friend and we just had the best time.
Now the class was so inspiring and so on Sunday morning I couldn't wait to start coloring and trying out my new found skills and my goodness how I loved the results, it may sound silly but I had tears in my eyes and kept saying to myself "you see, you can do it, you can color like the others out there", see I'm just a big sap :)
But anyway I hope you can see the differences and to all the ladies out there that have taken the Intermediate class you'll know what I mean when I say I used the "secret scary color" in my skin coloring ;) This gorgeous little Tilda is called "Summer Flower" but it seems like Diana is out of stock of them at the moment but she has lots of the other cuties from the Summer Memories Collection 2012

Bunny Zoes - Anything Goes
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes
One Stitch at A Time - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspires - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
My Heart Pieces - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Robyn's Fetish - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Tildas Town - Anything Goes
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Square
Just Magnolia - Sketch
Crafts 4 Eternity - Wonderful Wings
Ladybugs Crafts - Wings
Sweet Stampin Pixies - Favorite Fairy
Sweet Stampin - Fairies and Angels
Do You Stack Up - Create a Landscape
Crafty Catz - Lets Here It For The Girls (1 entry only)
Patties Creations - Recipe Pick at least 3 (I picked Sentiment, Pearls, Ribbon and Flowers)
The Secret Crafter - In the Garden
Magnolia Down Under - Handmade Embellishment (the flowers)
Crafty Pad - Bingo! (I chose Ribbon, Flowers and Bling)
Karen's Doodles - Stitching (I chose faux)
Creative Card Crew - Dimension (3 entries only)

Card Recipe:
Image - Summer Flower Tilda
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper and Floral Border - Vintage Girl by Martha Stewart
Rolled Flower Die - Cuties 3 by Cheery Lynn Designs
Sentiment - Making Memories
Flower Confetti - Brides
Pearls - Recollections and The Paper Studio
Lace and Ribbon - Wrights

The darker skin colors and shading were very scary to consider but Colleen Schaan kept telling us to "Embrace the darker colors" and you know what? once you do you realize what you were missing in the depth of your shading.
This is the first piece I have colored since my "re-birth" and while it's not perfect it is years ahead of where I was. Now if only I could grasp all the design concepts then I'd be golden!
Now enough wittering from me, run over to the Magnolia-licious Challenge see all the wonderful creations there and then go color and come back and show us what you made!


Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love the pink and green together....

Tracey said...

So gorgeous Katie!!!

Colleen Schaan said...

SO happy for you! I love it when it hits home and students get as excited as I do! She is lovely! Thank you for sharing your success!

Unknown said...

Beautiful & cute Katie super sweet image and lovely colours! Jo xxx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, love the pink and green together. Beautiful colouring too. Thanks for joining us at Tildas Town for our first challenge
Kat xx

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Blanche! (my special name for my newest Copic buddy) you did an awesome job on this delightful image. I'd say you got the light source and the shading down perfectly. The skin tones are so well done with the new colors...the design is great, what are you talking about? The eye takes you around the loop - it's delightful!!! Keep up the good work honey!
Hugs...Barb <><

Karen said...

So very gorgeous! : )

Unknown said...

Before I saw your sentiment I was thinking its really pretty in pink.And yes it is,I treasure its everything, the DP, those flowers and pearls. Thank you again for participating at My Heart Pieces,hope to see you again.

Sandra DeFalco said...

Wow Katie! This is gorgeous!
Thanks for playing in our 'Recipe' Challenge #44, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Suzan L said...

Hi Katie, your card is so darling! I love the sweet DP's that you used and the cute banner with the rolled flowers on it! And, Tilda is colored so beautifully! Have a wonderful day!

susan said...

Terrific card in some of my favorite colors! Love the flouncy ribbon effect at the bottom of the image. Great pennant and flowers, too. Thanks for joining us at THE ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE!

Dawn said...

Aww Katie this is just lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week in our Bingo Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Diane said...

Just beautiful Katie !! And so pretty !! Glad you are playing along again with us this week at The Crafty Pad !! Love all the detailing you have put into your card !!

hugs Diane xx

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card and thanks for sharing at CRAFTY CATZ with our Girlie Time Challenge

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful, I love the colours. Thanks so much for joining in our very first challenge at Tilda's Town
hugs Julie P

Candy said...

Oh Katie!!!
Such beautiful colouring.
I find it hard to use the darker colours.
Gorgeous handmade flowers!
big hugs, Candy

paige said...

You have amazing coloring skills! Your card is adorable!

Unknown said...

Super cute!! Love your coloring and how you created your scene. Thanks for joining us at DYSU and good luck! Hugs, Joan

Norma said...

Katie, gorgeous card. I luvvvv... your new colouring way--sounds like you had a blast at the Copic class. Love the shadings. Beautiful DP's.

Pamela said...

Gorgeous card Katie, both inside and out. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Pam x

Alex H. said...

Hi Katie, really wonderful card! I like the colours and the layout.. your colouring is just gorgeous! Thank's for joining us at SSP Challenge.
;-) Alex H.

Bron said...

Such a beautiful card Katie. Your handmade flowers are just gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at MDUC this week hugs from Bron x

Jenny said...

Thanks so much for joining in our Faeries and Angels challenge at Sweet Stampin'. Such a sweet card and fabulous layout.

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card, lovely embellishemnts finish off the card perfect. Thanks for joining us at Robyns Fetish anything goes challenge week, good luck, cheers Sue N x

Denise said...

This is so pretty. Love the image and the flowers.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Mo said...

Great card and great take of the sketch!
Thanks a lot for joining us at Just Magnolia this week!
Big Hugs,

Elle said...

What a pretty card. I LOVE the flowers and the color combo.

Anonymous said...

Very cute card! I love the color scheme you chose and the checkered trim at the bottom of the image and the inside of the card and ... :) Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT!

Sandy said...

Wonderful coloring and beautiful design work!!

Tina Makuc said...

Gorgeous card Katie!!!
Thanks for joining in our first challenge at Tilda's Town.
Hugs, Tina

cabio's craft corner said...

Tilda sure is pretty in pink on this card. The design of this card is so adorable Katie :o)

DesignerDiva said...

This is a beautiful card Katie and your colouring is stunning! Wish I lived in the US so I could join your colouring class!
Thanks for playing along with the Ladybugs at LCI this week and good luck with the 'Wings' challenge
Laurie x

sara said...

gorgeous card so pretty love the roller flowers thanks so much for joining us at just magnolia and MDUC this week
hugs sara x x

michele said...

Fabulous card Kate Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Christina C. said...

WOW.......what a stunning creation, colored magnificently!!!!! Love the shading!

Sharon said...

I love your colour scheme Katie and you've done an awesome job on those flowers!

Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under this week.

Sharon x

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining My Heart Pieces challenge this week! Hope to see you again next week!

Sonia said...

Nice card. Thanks for joining in with the 'Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge'
Sonia x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Katie,
This looks lovely. What a gorgeous Tilda, your colouring looks fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge this week.
Andie xx

Janneke said...

What a great card ;o)
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' last week.

Janneke XO

ddazzled71 said...

Katie your sentiment say it all - Your Card is so Pretty in Pink. Its just gorgeous! I really love the sweet flower banner and ruffled ribbon across the bottom. Thanks so much for joining us at My Heart Pieces.
Danie xx

aqualeiga said...

Such a sweet card! I am so pleased you joined us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week for our Bingo! challenge. The best of luck in the prize draw.
Hugs, Ali x

~* Jay Jay *~ said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining in the SSP challenge.

Jay Jay

LittleCraftsbyLia said...

Hello there Girl :)

What a great Project you entered in this week's Challenge of the Creative Card Crew.

Thanks for joining us!

Hugs, Elisa (DT)

Charlene said...

Gorgeous card, both inside and out. That image is wonderfully coloured and I love your embellishments that you chose. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Recipe Challenge...good luck ~ Charlene PC DT

Pattie G said...

WOW, This is so cute! I love your coloring and all of your added touches. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Pattie ♥

Cathy Lee said...

This is so cute, Katie. I love the design and nice coloring of Tilda. She looks fabulous in pink.
Cathy Lee

Julie said...

My goodness this is one gorgeous card Katie, you so have the knack! Thanks for joining the Ladybugs this time,Happy crafting,Julie.x

Åsa aká Scraphorse said...

The card is gorgeous! Love you´re coloring.

Thanks for playing with us at SSPC!

suzARTe said...

another work of art Katie, I love this card. All the details are just beautiful.

Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge by 01/09 :)