Monday, June 6, 2011

Two today

First, I have a friend in the hospital, so I made her a card. Will get it in the mail tomorrow. Since she is probably on oxygen, I opted to leave out any artificial flowers. I also went with the choice of keeping it simple. Hope she likes likes it and hope she gets well quickly.

The stamp is from Gina K. I got to use some doilies. Colored one of them with perfect pearls and ranger ink. Made it over a year ago so I am not so sure of the "formula"!! Of course I stickled the background paper as well as almost everything else!!  I did color the image with copics, not too well as this card was when I found out that most of the copics I refilled the other day were overfilled! One of the great uses for stickles! Covers up a lot to the naked eye!

Moving on to the next card - you know, two?!! I promised myself I wouldn't buy more stamps for awhile. I was doing pretty well but then I just had to have this Tilda with Hawaii flower. (I am pretty sure that is her name.) She came in the mail last week and DH was still home. I did manage to stamp her but not to color. It was driving me crazy!!! So DH left to work this am. That left me with lots of time!! I hit my room running this morning! This Tilda always has black hair in my imagination, so of course I colored her luxurious locks black! (We know that there is actually no black, just gray.) Then I picked out some papers that I thought I would just love with her. That is the easiest way to make a card. Chose papers, match copics to the papers. Not always the way I do it, but the way I choose if I can. There are the doilies again - this time colored a pale yellow. I also colored a white flower yellow in the corner using my copic. I used a couple of brads that actually were a pale peach - didn't like the color, so I copicked them! (Like my new word?) Thought I would try a real different paper arrangement so I did some paper piecing. And of COURSE stickles all over! Hope you like it! Here are the copics I used: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, W3, E00, E11, R20, Y06, BG72, BG000, YR68, YR61, YG03, YG63. So lets have a drumroll --------- here she is!!
Don't you just love her! Hugs to you all, Barb F

20 comments:

Kate P. said...

LOVE the black hair and aqua dress - your colouring is fabulous!

Card Crazy said...

Those are lovely, lovely cards. Wonderful colors and images.
Sue S.

Fran said...

Barb your flower card for your friend is beautiful I know she will love it. And I hope she gets better soon too. I can see why you could not resist the new Tilda stamp. She is adorable. You colored her exquisitely. Hugs, Fran

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, you have accomplished so much today and quite beautifully so! Isn't it wonderful when everyone is out of the house and we have time to craft to our hearts content? Tilda's black hair is fabulous, I see her with black hair too! Your card for your friend is so pretty. I hope she will be much perked up with it!
Hugs,
Barb

Rene said...

VERY pretty!!!!
Rene :D

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Both cards are beautiful! : )

Sheri said...

Don't you just love be able to have time to stamp..all alone?! Tilda's hair turned out perfectly and both cards are so gorgeous!

Cassy said...

Both cards are SO pretty!! I especially like the tropical colors to go with your precious Tilda!
:o)
Cassy

Elle said...

Tilda is so cute. I love the way you colored her.

Jane H said...

She's so pretty love the coors you used.

Danielle said...

Beautiful work! I love how you used the doilies in the background.

Christina C. said...

Wow, Barb, your cards are stunning.
What a beautiful job you did coloring this sweet Tilda...love, love her hair!
You did an awesome job coloring the flowers and I love your use of the doilies!

Linda said...

Wow super cute card!!!!! Tilda is lovely!!!! Love the way you colored her!!!! Beautiful!!!!

Paula said...

Love Love Love these cards! You did a great job coloring Tilda (hair looks great!!), and love these colors. And I really like the first card, too. Love pink and green (can't go wrong with these, LOL). The layout of the card is perfect!!!

kegan said...

How big are these cards. These are incredible. GREAT work.

Marie Gamber said...

Both cards are stunning!
Hugs,
Marie

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Super cute, love that Magnolia though, she's the best!!

Cheers, Holley
http://holleybarnhartsblog.blogspot.com/

*Vicki* said...

Really adorable creations here!! Love the colors on you Tilda card!! HUGS

Kelly Neis said...

Very pretty, I love the doilies on the bottom card too.

ScrappySandie said...

Both cards are very pretty! I love that Hawaiian Tilda and you've colored her so nicely...especially that hair!