Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Tilda and a Digital

This first card is a direct result of the second one. I made the second one as a birthday card for one of my sons who loves video games even though he is nearing 40! Thought he would enjoy the image. But I am not showing you his card first - I am showing you a Tilda with sunflower. I colored her awhile back as I was sure it wouldn't be too hard to find red and blue stuff to make her a card. I recently bought this spellbinder's die and just needed to use it - you know how that is! Well, first I cut it out of the red with stars paper. It didn't look too good. I had to cut Tilda out as she was too big to fit into the die. I know she would have fit if there had been more paper around her, but the way it worked out, I needed to cut her out. Good thing I loved paper dolls as a kid - I was one of the few that liked to cut! Love that red paper so decided to use a Martha Stewart corner punch on it. I do have the one for the sides also but didn't want that much of it. Also cut part of a doily (my newest have to include in a card) for behind her. Found the perfect little brads for the centers of the punches. Recut that spellbinder in white - that way the part of Tilda that I couldn't cut out isn't quite so noticeable. Decided it was too plain and pulled out my Distress inks - this one is sapphire. Look and you will see stickles on the flowers. Didn't like the red bow and it was too late to remove the red ribbon, so made a blue bow and stuck it on top! Found a little "gem" on my desk, so I glued it on while I was at it!! It needed a greeting and found this little one - since I stamped it after the entire card was put together, it had to be very small, indeed!! Used a deep blue memento ink on it. By the way, I bought those little inks shaped like drops in memento in a bunch of colors I thought I might like - sure comes in handy and doesn't take up near the room of the regular ink pads. Fairly recently, I bought the new Tim Holtz acrylic blocks for stamping. They are only about 1/4" thick and the set has a whole bunch of different sizes in it. I love the way it stamps - very seldom do I mess one up anymore. I also had one small enough to get into this space! This card is only 4 1/4 x 5 1/2!! So here are the copics I used: E00, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, E29, R20, R11, R14, R17, R59, YG17, G29, Y11, Y15, Y17, Y28, B95, B97, B99. This is the first time I managed to color this Tilda without black hair! Hope you like her!!


This is my son's birthday card. It is a digital image from Mo's digital pencil called video boy. It wasn't as hard to color as I thought it would be, although it was a challenge. The pants were originally a blue but I didn't like them and colored over them with the red - it was really wet when I did it and I am amazed that it came out the color that it did!! I used a spica pen for the wire - will never be that good with the copics!!! I had the paper with the airplanes that I just had to use even though it doesn't make much sense with the image. I wanted to show it off and it was too small for the card - this card is 5 x 7.  Found that my buttons were really old looking (that's because they are old!!) and just guzzied them up with stickles! My what a shock! I think I got a little carried away with the layout, but I ended up liking it - do you? Hope he does!
I want to thank all of you not only for the super, uplifting comments you leave, but for also following me. Sure does my ego wonders!!! I don't always get to thank you because sometimes your email adddress doesn't come through with the comment. So every once in awhile, I just need to thank you on my blog!!! You guys are the absolute BEST!!!! Hugs to you all, Barb F

Forgot to post the copics for you: E00, E11, E31, E35, E37, E29, R20, R14, R17, C0, C5, C7, BV23, YG03, Y06, YR23, B23, B0000, B95

21 comments:

Sheri said...

These are both so cute Barb...but I think that Mo image is so perfect!! Very well done friend!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Wonderful job on both of these cards Barb. That Mo's image is so perfect for any age of guy - they all love things with buttons you can push! Love your sweet Tilda card too!
Hugs,
Barb

Beth said...

Love both cards, Barb! I really love Sunflower Tilda too, and have never thought to color her outfit to look like denim....I love the way yours turned out! Will have to give that a try. And your video boy card is awesome! I have an adult son who's really into gaming as well....will keep that image in mind for him. You did a great job on that card as well! Have a great weekend!

Judi B said...

love the cards but the male one is fabulous, it shows the youth of these days to a tee lol. best card yet

*Vicki* said...

Really darling cards both of them! The Tilda with the red polka-dotted background and popped out flower is just darling!! :) Thanks for sharing!! Smiles

Rene said...

Awesome! Love how you used the buttons on the second card!
Rene :D

Sharon Caudle said...

They're both such wonderful cards, Barb! Tilda is so cute in her red, white, and blue! And Mo's image is perfect for a card for a guy! Great job on both of them!
hugs, Sharon

Iulia said...

These are both so beautiful Barba! And this color combio is always a winner!
Hugs, Iulia

cabio's craft corner said...

Both cards ard awesome Barb. Love the dark and light contrast. They look beautiful. Thanks for sharing :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

cathylynn said...

Wow Barb! Both of your cards are great! Your coloring is outstanding and all of your details too! Great job!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Gail said...

Barb, I love both cards. No, you did not get carried away with them. But, I have to tell you, I love your blog posting and the way you describe how you tried this and then that...because it made me realize there is someone else out there who works as hard on her cards as I work on mine! I am constantly having to change and adjust something to make me happy with it! GREAT cards and a FABULOUS description of both!
Hugs, Gail

Christina C. said...

Awesome cards, Barb. Haven't seen this Tilda in a long time....great job coloring and showcasing this adorable image!!!! You did a fabulous job on your son's birthday card....love the image...great design!

ScrappySandie said...

I like that red, white & blue theme on both cards. They both turned out great! Interesting layouts and amazing coloring!

Chris said...

How fun! I love the colors on both cards. I think I like the bottom one just a tweek more. Great job!

Only By His Grace said...

Both cards are gorgeous Barb.
your coloring is beautiful. your son will love his birthday card.
hugs Maz

Fran said...

Barb I really love both cards. Your coloring is exceptional too.
I have that same image of the gamer. My 2 oldest grandsons play video games a lot so the image is perfect. And you son is going to love it! Hugs, Fran

Judy K. said...

Thank you Barb! Love your cards, your sons is a perfect boy/man card!
Hugs
Judy K.

Marie Gamber said...

I love both cards! such bright beautiful colors and our coloring and layout is fabulous!
Hugs,
Marie

Jane H said...

Ohhhhh love both of them! I love how different they both are so different and at the same time they are both similar.

ultraroyale said...

Both of the cards are GREAT. Of course al of your cards are great.
Have a GREAT DAY!!!
Bob L.
Www.happycardmakEr.blogspot.com

Eulanda said...

Oh wow!! I think you did a great job on both cards!! And you know what? My husband LUVS his PS3 and he just turned 40 and enjoys his video games too. He gets online and plays with his buddies. Cheap entertainment. hee hee I love how the jeans turned out! Luv the Tilda card too. Gosh you make me want to go and color this image right up!!! Hugs!