Friday, May 18, 2012

Birthday in white

Hello there friends!  Thank you so much for stopping by to see my latest post.
There are 5 challenges that I want to enter this week and trying to get one card to fit into the all of the criteria was not easy. One of them called for "big white space" and another, "make it simple".  Both are WAY out of my comfort zone.  For the big white space I could have kept adding more texture like flowers, leaves, butterflies, etc... However, the make it simple challenge held me back a bit. I hope I came up with a decent balance.

Another challenge this card has been made for requires the colors yellow, orange and blue.  The DP that I used had yellow, blue and pinkish/salmon colored flowers.  I colored over the pink ones with orange Copics.  Once again, my colors aren't showing up as well as they could. You can't really even tell that the eyelets in the tags are blue...  If anyone is willing to share their photography tips, I would be much obliged.

You know how necessity is the mother of invention?  I have no stamps for my Maggies to "sit on" so I tried drawing (lol), die cuts, ribbon...  All of the stuff that we would normally use for a substitute seat, but nothing was working.   So I walked away from the project and somewhere in the middle of a conversation with my dh, I thought "a stone wall" and remembered that I had something that might work.  So, I made the stone wall that Tilda is sitting on with an old metal fireplace stencil that I've had forever.  I filled in the opening by shifting the stencil around and fitting the rocks wherever I could.

If not for the parameters of the challenges, I would have taken my Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Walnut Stain and Tea Dye Distress Inks and gone to town.  Perhaps in another challenge...  :)

Challenges I want to enter with this card:

Midweek Magnolias (Big White Space)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge (Clean & Simple)
Simon Says Stamp and Show (Anything Goes)
The Sketchy Challenges (Kathrin's Sketch)
Magnolia-licious Highlites (Summer and colors of Yellow, Orange & Blue)


stamps: Jam Tilda by Magnolia, Happy Birthday by DOTS
inks: Memento ink pad in black, Copic markers, Distress Inks
DP (designer paper): American Crafts
dies: Sizzix Tattered Florals, QuicKutz sun
punches: Martha Stewart floral punch around the edge, McGill 1" circle
misc: fireplace stencil, seam tape, eyelets, rickrack, Cuttlebug embossing folder (small dot)

Thanks again for stopping by.  Your comments have been so great and I appreciate your feedback.  Until next time, have a great day and an even better tomorrows.

♥ Laura C.


Anonymous said...

Just lovely! I know how hard it is to do Big White Space and you've done a fabulous job, nice work. Thanks so much for joining us at Midweek Magnolias
Hugs Julie P

Myrna said...

Your Tilda is adorable Laura! I love how you did your sentiment! I have that QK's die too. Very clever!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Very pretty card, love the embossing and punched border. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute and lovely Tilda card Laura. Love the sweet and bright coloring and thank you so much for joining us at Magnolia-licious Highlites :o)

Karen said...

Very pretty! : )

Anne said...

Laura, I think you did an amazing job!! Big White Spaces are soooo out of my comfort zone, no matter how much I love them I really struggle to do them! I think your sweet Tilda looks so cute on that beautiful embossed wall! Well done on meeting all the criteria, and thank you for sharing with us at Midweek Magnolias! :o) x

Anne said...

Just me again! I just wanted to let you know that I have got a special something for you on my blog - hope you can find a minute to pop over and see it! ;o)

Have a lovely weekend! :o) x

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Your card is very pretty and love your layout.
Blessings, Doreen

Francy said...

Fantatic white card. I love the stamp.

Cathy Lee said...

Jam Tilda is one of my favorites, Laura. Oh, what am I saying...They are all my favorites. Lovely card and lots of texture on the white elements gives it nice dimension. Just awesome, Hun.
Cathy Lee

Elle said...

You did well with the white! I love the stone wall she is sitting on. What a great idea.

Janine said...

great job with the embossing
thanks for playing with the sketch challenges

janine DT TSC

Pam Sparks said...

Hi Laura! Wow! you did have a challenge then! Fun reading your "saga" for creating your charming Tilda card! She's a doll and her stone wall turned out awesome!

Paper Tails said...

Very sweet card! Nice job.


Suzan L said...

Hi Laura, your card is so cute!! You did a great job with this white space challenge. I love how you colored Tilda as well! Have a wonderful weekend!

cathylynn said...

Oh WOW this is really a darling card!!! I love the stone wall that you came up with! Keep up the fantastic work!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

Great job with CAS and white spaces. Tilda looks adorable on this stone wall (very clever). Thanks for joining the Sketchy Girls.


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