Monday, August 24, 2009

Tilda With Sunflower / Magnolia


Well the last bird has left the nest.....at least for the next four years. My son is now at college and my husband and I find ourselves back to where we started....just the two of us and our dog! I need to keep my mind off of all the kids being grown up and gone and what better way to do it and start out the week than with a challenge. This week over at Roses On Paper the challenge is to use punches and any sketch of your choice. Of course you must also use a Magnolia, Rachelle Anne Miller, Sarah Kay or The Greeting Farm image of your choice as well on your creation. I chose to use Tilda holding a sunflower. Summer will be ending soon here in the USA and it won't be long before the wind becomes chilly and we are all thinking about making our Christmas cards. I also used a sketch that was the challenge sketch a week ago on Friday Sketchers. Things were much too hectic getting my son off to school so I was unable to do the challenge but I loved the sketch and was happy to be able to use it for this challenge. You can find the sketch HERE.

Also I wanted to try and give Tilda blonde hair that was darker and not the yellow blonde. I was trying for more of a darker blonde....what we call here as "dirty dish water " blonde. Not sure how that saying came about but it has been around for years. I'm pleased with the end results.

Supplies Used:
Image: Magnolia / Tilda with Sunflower
Cardstock: Wausau and Bazzill
Printed Paper: American Crafts
Ink: Memories
Sentiment: Computer generated
Tools used: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Martha Stewarts lattice border punch and leaf punch, SU word window punch
Embellishments: buttons and floss from my stash
Techniques: Image colored with Prismacolor colored pencils. Dress was blended with Gamsol. Dress and flowers were cut out and pop dotted for added dimension.
Completed card size: 5 1/2" square

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a good week!

10 comments:

Janice W. said...

Hi Susan,
Darling card! I love the 3 sunflowers you popped in the corner. I do not look forward to having an empty nest. I hope it isn't too sad for you!

Jessie said...

Her hair is perfect and the card is beautiful, really love the fresh zingy colours too :)

Susan said...

Oh, how summery and bright she looks! Makes me smile and wish for summer all year long! Thanks so much for joining our challenge and good luck!

Rosette said...

WOWZA!! She's stinkin' cute Susan! Ive been watchun her from my blg for quite some hours, but I had an urgent card to be finished,and blogged till tomorrow morning (that means tonight!) but now I could come and peep! :))

Lovely colouring an layout sweetie, and thank you for joining in..you are an early bird this time :)) Good luck to your precious son!

Hugs xx

GiftsByHeidi said...

Congrats on having the house to yourselves?? Not sure if Congrats are in order if you're sad - I wasn't sure how you were feeling about it from your post. Love your card, the extra sunflowers are so cute.

Judy said...

Cute card. I love the paper and the sunflowers in the corner. Great job on the hair color too.

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

WOW talk about a beautiful card... This is it! I'm loving those fresh colors, and all the details... Just Gorgeous!
Hugs
Lynda =)

Alexandra said...

wow,
it´s a very pretty card!

hugs
alexandra

Anja said...

I like your sunny and cute card so much.

Hugs from Germany,
Anja

Peta said...

Love the punches you've used, great card, Thanks for joining us at Roses on Paper, Peta