Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Friday Sketchers, Pile It On and A Spoon Full Of Sugar Challenges

This is a crazy busy month for me with my son getting ready to leave for college. Not too much time right now for making cards. I've been making this card since last Friday..... a few minutes here and a few minutes there.... but fortunately with how long it took, two other challenges came online that fit perfectly for my card.

Pile It On is a challenge blog that every week they will give you one requirement from them and then you are also to combine one or more other challenges with your creation. For those who like to combine challenges this is perfect. This week you are to use 3 or more flowers as well as combine their challenge with one or more other challenges. I have four flowers and two other challenges so I think I have it covered.

My second challenge is A Spoon Full Of Sugar which this week is called "Floral Fantasy". You are to use flowers on your creation. Got that covered!

The third challenge is a sketch from Friday Sketchers. I love this sketch as I usually do every Friday when a new one is posted. I have posted a picture of the sketch below.

I chose to use Tilda with a bee for my image which I colored with Prismacolor Colored Pencils and blended with Gamsol. This is my first time to give Tilda red hair. What do you think? I'm kind of liking her with red hair myself.

Supplies Used:
Image: Magnolia / Tilda With Bee
Printed Paper: HOTP / Paper Pizazz
Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink: Memories
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Floral and Swiss Dot embossing folder, Martha Stewart branch punch
Embellishments: Flowers by Prima, Offray Satin Ribbon, brads from my stash
Techniques: Image colored with Prismacolor Colored Pencils and blended with Gamsol. Image is cut out and pop dotted for added dimension. Wire used to create antennae for bee.
Completed Card Size: 5 1/2" square

Hope everyone has been having a great summer.....thanks for stopping by!


Becky said...

Aww your baby is going away to college, when mine left I was so happy and then a month later I cried like a baby because my baby was all grown up and gone :).

I love this card, it is beautiful, love how the shirt matches the bee, and your coloring is awesome.

Tasia D. said...

WOW you are so good at coloring Tilda's - she is an adorable redhead!

Amy Schultz said...

great card, love this little Tilda and her bee t shirt!

Amy -- Pile It On DT

Judy said...

Cute, cute!! I like Tilda as a redhead too. :)

sari said...

oh, this is such a great card!!! Love your coloring!

Jessie said...

This is totally adorable! Love the pretty pp with the stamp, perfect :)

GiftsByHeidi said...

Love this card! Glad to see you posting, although I understand about life getting busy. Love Tilda as a redhead, and I love the little bee. Perfect!

Janice W. said...

Your coloring is fantastic, as usual and all the little details and colors are perfect!

Rosette said...

What a lovely card Susan hun :)) she's cute.. lovely layout and wonderful colouring! :) Your bird is slowly flying off the nest eh?! :)) Wish him luck for me , would you?? :))

Big hugs for you xx

Rach said...

a fabulous card, love the image you have used, and the sweet papers. hugs rachxx

Maureen said...

Great card - love all the flowers and the red hair is fab! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

Lilian said...

Your card is just lovely!

raindropecho said...

Amazing card!! Love the matching outfits, that's just so cute. Thanks for joining us this week :D
- Ann @ Pile It On!

Kerrie said...

Your card is adorable, colours are great.

Anonymous said...

yes susan, you are covered! love the way you colored the tilda. She looks so 3D! gorgeous!!!!

Thanks for playing with us @ Pile It On!
-- dalis