9 hours ago
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.
Image: Magnolia / Tilda with Sunflower
Cardstock: Wausau and Bazzill
Printed Paper: American Crafts
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!