Wednesday, January 9, 2013

2 for the New Year

With the huge size of my family, it's amazing Christmas is finally over! Got to see half of them but got to talk to more. Hope your holidays were filled with amazing wonderful things! And I wish you all the very best New Year ever!!
I have been really busy with all that holiday stuff, but did do a birthday card and a get well card. They are both for women. Gee, I never even got to make my husband a Christmas card this year. I did keep track of the copics for you. This first one is a little scene made with Tilda and Hero Arts houses. I just had to have that Hero Arts stamp set when I saw it. You know the feeling!
The copics I used on this one are: E00, E11, R20,(SKIN),  E31, E35, E37, E18 (HAIR), Y21, Y26, YG03, G29, RV21, RV23, RV29, YR02, B93, B97, YG00, Y28, C2, C3, C5, C7. There are clear stickler on all the windows and the lamppost bulbs. I also put a little gem on the two corners of the scene that aren't covered by the ribbon. I drew on the little path and bushes. Not a grand job but didnt have stamps for them. I am going to be on the lookout for little bushes!!
This is the inside of that card. I just used strips of the patterned papers that I used for the color matching on the front of the card. I also added some more gems.

This one is a very special get well card, so I wanted to use some very special paper. Awhile back I bought the Stardust Stack by DCWV. I haven't been able to cut it or even tear out a piece of it until this card. Guess that is what I was saving it for!! I haven't been a big fan of fussy cutting after I spend all that time coloring an image. This time I was very careful and went at it very slowly since I wanted a little bit of a border around her. I thought it would look better since I needed the backing for her wand. And when I finished her, I stickled her with gold. It matches the gold in the yellow papers. I know the colors don't look as if they match - I have figured out that blue and red don't always photograph how they really look. Everytime you have a different kind of paper or cloth, the color on most everything photographs differently. Since I sent her the card, I only cared that the colors do indeed match and look well together. The bottom part on the front is actually from the border strips in the paper pad. I used my card creator dies again and also another spellbinder one for the greeting. I couldn't
find any stamps in my huge collection that said what I wanted to say, so I wrote it in by hand. What a novel idea!! I had little star gems that I put in the corners and little heart gems that I put on the greeting. Tilda is on dimensionals and I just love how this came out. The copics I used are: E00, E11, R20 (SKIN), Y21, Y28, YR20, YR23, E35 (HAIR), V05, V06, BV02, BV04, BV08, and C2-7 (didn't write them down for some reason). Just a quick little tip - if the hair doesn't look right, it usually means you need more contrast. Try a touch of a darker color - usually brown where extreme shadows should be. If you look at Tilda, that would be at her part and also where the front hair overlaps the back. So now this card to the right is the inside of that card. I used the same papers as on the front. That greeting is fussy cut from a sheet in the paper stack - by the way this is the 12 x 12 stack. This card is 5 x 7. All except for the largest paper, are cut using a card creator die. If you aren't sure what that is, there are videos in youtube. I do pick and choose the parts of the papers that I want to use. Guess I get a bit frivolous about the paper once I start making a card, which explains why I end up with so very many scraps!! I got a new Macbook Pro and am learning how to use some of my programs on it. Hope you enjoy the cards. Someone asked me to do a post on how I organize my room. I have a bedroom for my room and its a decent size. My DH fixed me up with all kinds of shelving in the closet. I will take some photos and show what I have chosen to organize and what is just a little organized and why. Promise that will be fairly soon. Have 3 more birthdays this month though and they come first!! Hugs to you all and thanks for hanging in there!! Barb F


Sheri said...

Adorable Maggie cards Barb!! You sound like you've been very busy! I'm looking forward to seeing that room too! :)

..Karen said...

THese are great Barb! : )

Ellis said...

Beautiful cards you have made, they look great! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Cathy Lee said...

Fabulous cards, Barb. Both you Tildas a darling! I love the little buildings behind Tilda on the first one and the deep rich colors of the second. So sweet.
Cathy Lee
Magnolia-licious Designer

Chris said...

How fun, Barb! I love how you separated the houses to create the street scene with the lamp post! Very clever. The cards are wonderful inside and out!

Chris Christensen
Magnolia-licious DT

Tabitha Davis said...

Wonderful cards. This is super cute!!!:)
Tabitha's Designs
Your Magnolia Birthday Moderator :)

Christina C. said...

Gosh, Barb, I really missed a lot! I just have coffee in hand and I'm looking through all your amazing cards....loving your Christmas creations!!!
Love your Maggie cards, especially Tilda with her bicycle. Love the scene you created for her. Purple is one of my favorite colors so, of course, I love Tilda in purple...stunning papers!

Chris said...

Adorable cards. I especially love the first one with the cute houses.

cabio's craft corner said...

Love the bright houses background and the night scene on these cards. Adorable picks on your Tilda images on them :o)

Norma said...

Beautiful card, Barb. Wonderful colouring of the cute Tildas. Love that you decorated the inside of your cards also.

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Very cute and colorful.
Great cards.
hugs Doreen

ScrappySandie said...

Wow, Barb, both cards are just lovely! Your coloring is SO nice! And I love those pretty rich-colored ribbons! Looking forward to those pictures of your craft room!

Paper Tails said...

Awesome cards! I love the scene you created with your first card! You have been very busy.....


Gail said...

Very pretty card. I love the papers and colors. --Gail