Happy Monday Everyone!!! Wow, what a busy day today! I was all set to spend the day in my craft room. I spent time yesterday working on some things for my son's school so that I could get it out of the way and have today for card making. Funny how things can change so quickly! When I dropped my son off at school, I was handed another stack of things to do. Then, on my way home I spoke with my husband who had another stack of things for me to do. His stack would generate income, so it wasn't all that bad. I can't complain when we're in the middle of a deteriorating economy and our business is still holding on. I am very grateful to say the least. Still, I really wanted to spend the day in my craft room.
I spent Friday at my friend Gayle's house and colored two images of Tilda the pirate. I couldn't possibly bring all of my things with me so I had to wait to actually assemble the cards. Once I got my work done today, I found a tiny bit of time to put one of the cards together. I hope you like her. I did not have a plan for this card, so the finished product was a complete surprise to me and I'm very happy with it.
Here she is...
What a cutie!!! When I saw her, I couldn't resist. #230 Pirate Tilda is from the upcoming Pirates, Bridal, Prom and Magic collection that will be released in the spring. You can pre-order the collection at Magnolia-licious. Diana was able to get her hands on some a little early so she may even have some in stock that you're interested in. Be sure to check them out right away!!!
I knew that I wanted to use skulls on this card and that meant that I had to go shopping. I found these fantastic dp's by Rusty Pickle and they're called Pirate Princess - how fitting. I just love them. I'll show you some more of them later in the week - hint, hint. Did you notice the word 'Treasure'? I was very careful when cutting the dp so that the text would be perfectly placed. The cs is SU. The ribbon was purchased by-the-yard. The roses are by Making Memories. The key is by K&Company and I colored it black with a Copic marker. The charm is from a box of them that I have and I colored it with the Copic marker as well. I used a Gelly roll pen on Tilda's earrings, boot buckles, and the word 'Treasure' for a little glimmer, but it doesn't show up in the photo. The glittered swirls are from a bag of leftovers that I have. Finally, I used black Stickles on the borders of the cs.
Per usual, I colored Tilda using watercolor with distress inks and Copic markers.
I had a ton of fun working with this sweet little pirate. She, among many others, is one of my favorites. Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you find some time to color.
Ciao for now,