Tuesday, March 31, 2009

2 Cards for Tuesday!

Yes today I have two cards to share...

First it is Tuesday and that means it is time for A Spoon Full of Sugar!! And let me tell you I really enjoyed this challenge! I just love DT member LIM's cards and this week she shared a sketch for us to all play with!!

For my card today I had just gotten my Magnolia Spring kit... which really confused me, I haven't gotten the past two kits hmmm?? I emailed a million times trying to find out why and then decided that oh well I guess I just need to give up and not worry with them anymore. And then what arrived in the mail? Yep the next kit - I started to send it back, then decided it wasn't worth the trouble and besides they were awful cute.

For my card I used K &Company Classic K paper collection. You can't tell in this photo but the dot pattern that I used as the back paper, has a dark rose dot... that is where I got my colors for Tilda from. She is colored with my Copics, the background I used E53 Raw Silk and just went the same way vertical over and over... I think it give a linen look for the background to her. I cut her with my Nestibilities circle and then out of one of the pattern papers I cut a matching scallop. I high lighted her and gel pen stitched the edge with a white gel pen.

I followed the sketch and picked the patterns and the base. I inked the edges of all the pieces, and matted some of them. After putting all the pieces together I added dew drops for the "spots" that are part of the sketch. Prima flowers on the bottom corner, and a ancient sticker from my stash for the sentiment. This sketch looks like a lot - but wow just following it I think makes one fabulous card! Please do take the time to pop over to A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge and see all of the really gorgeous cards the DT put together and then get the sketch and take part yourself! A great prize again this week!
And now the card I just had to show off today!!! A sneak peak of one of the new Digi images from The Greeting Farm that will be available April 1st! No joke!
Meet Grad Ian! Is he one smart looking dude or what?
My Ian is colored with my Copics, and then cut out. The base of my card is black card stock with a piece of scrap yellow as a partial mat. The red dot scalloped paper is from Sassafrass Lass - love those scalloped bottoms. And then I just couldn't resist a piece of Karen Fosters grade school paper :) I punched the left side with a EK Success spiral punch. I tied a piece of gingham black and white ribbon around the center, and then typed out the sentiment with a label maker. Three vintage buttons from my Grandmother's button box and then white gel pen stitching around the edge finish off this card!
How perfect is this for a coming Graduation card? And if you don't have a gentleman graduating... don't worry Anya is a Grad too :) Do make sure to check out The Greeting Farm Site and see other sneak peeks and for more see the Club Anya Blog too!
Whew... that was a lot - I think I am going to go and get my bowl of Shredded mini wheat and visit a few blogs before I get busy -
Have a great day!
HUGS and-


Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Two gorgeous cards Michelle, I love your Spoon Full card and such beautiful papers. The Tilda is just so cute and I love your colouring, I love the design of your second card too and a perfect Grad card, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Debbie said...

2 Fabulous cards Michelle Love the Beautiful Dp on your spoon full one,
Hugs Debbie x

Janna said...

These are adorable Michelle!! I love the way the Tilda is made to look all vintagy and you did an amazing job with the papers and that fantastic sketch! Your Ian card though is awesome!! Love the lined paper and the great notebook edge punch! So cute!


Moni said...

Fab cards! Love them! Hugs, moni

Anonymous said...

two fantastic cards michelle, they are both gorgeous, hugs rachxx

Maria said...

Hey Michelle! I'm sorry you had such trouble with receiving your Magnolia kit. I know it can be frustrating but I'm glad you didn't return that cutie Tilda otherwise you wouldn't have been able to make that cute, cute card. Love the layout. . .so many layers. Beautiful job coloring Tilda. . .and you did awesome following the sketch!

Hey Ian is graduating! Whoohoo! Another awesome card and I love the large scallop at the bottom! Love the dp too. . .everything ties in so nicely!!


jacque4u2c said...

Everything you design just makes me smile. Thanks for the awesome inspirations!

Caro said...

Two Fabulous cards!The Tilda is just so cute and I love your colouring.
Hugs Caro

Brittany said...

Awww, 2 great cards!!!
I love that Tilda and the layout is awesome!! Gorgeous Colors!!!
GREAT job!!

Brittany xx

Lim said...

My Dear Michelle,

I looove both cards!!! Like always they are adorable and sooo cute!
I'm glad that you like my sketch :))
Thank you for the comments about my cards, you are so sweet. :)

About Magnolia...Mhhh.. I never received the summer kit from last year and like you I emailed them a lot of times... You are right about this kit, is soooo cute.. I will have to give it a try soon. :))


Camilla said...

Wow Michelle!! Both cards are so gorgeous!
Sorry to hear about the missing kits... Maybe some day they will turn up in your mailbox..
Hugs, Camilla.

Suzanne said...

Wow Michelle two fabulous cards love the Tilda she is so cute and the greeting farm Grad is just perfect. Two inspired cards. sue :o)

Kelly Schelske said...

Michelle, they are both so cute!! Love Tilda, she is adorable, I finally inked her up tonight:-)

Great Ian card too, love thsoe guys:-)

Have a super week,

Ila said...

Both cards are Beautiful!!....the coloring and papers on both are just Fantastic!!...Hugs, Ila

Bev said...

Two fab cards Michelle, I so love that K&Co paper. Your Grad Ian is too adorable for words too x

Caryn said...

Love em both. The Tilda acrd is so fresh and the papers are lovley. Love the little gems too.

Caryn xxx

Annie said...

two fabby cards Michelle! lovin' Tilda in that colour combo. hugs, annie x