Monday, April 13, 2009

A Best Friend is Hard to Find!

I received this wonderful Tilda image, and I couldn't wait to put it to good use! She was such a cute one! I found a wonderful hair color chart on Suzanne Dean's blog, and I wanted to try out some different options. I really need to watch her tutorial to put it to good use! She has her tutorials and lists on the right hand column on her blog! I wasn't crazy about the way this one turned out, but I love the rest of the card, so I had to go with it! It's all a learning curve, right? I think for me it's important to show all levels of my process, the good with the bad, so to speak. Honestly, I and Copic experts are probably the only ones that would really judge this!

Another current favorite thing that I used on this card were rubons. I don't know why I have neglected my drawer full of them! It's a great way to get a sentiment without having to own the stamp for it. My current favorite brand of rubons come from Stampin' Up...they just are so easy to use.

The background of this card was actually really simple, and maybe if I ever get over my fear of tutorials, I'll post a little one. I used my brayer on the bottom, and I used Wild Wasabi ink. Then, I took a sponge, and I sponged on Garden Green to soften the edges and give a little more texture to the grass. Finally, I took my cloud template from Rosie's Roadshow, and I used Baja Breeze ink to create the clouds. I usually flip the template, so the look isn't too ordered. And, voila, a background is formed!

Card details:

Stamps: (I'm sorry that I don't know the exact names of these stamps!!) Tilda with puppy by Magnolia; Fence by High Hopes
Paper: White and Wild Wasabi by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, and Garden Green from Stampin' Up
Accessories/Tools: Scor-Pal; Cloud template from Rosie's Roadshow; Sponges; SU oval punches; Rubons by American Crafts
Copics: RV11, RV34, 0, R00, R20, E49, E33, E57, B34, G24, G29

21 comments:

Heather said...

This is super cute Nancy! I love how you did the grass and clouds! Great job! Beautiful cards on Pamela's blog today too! Hope you had a great Easter!

Jacque said...

really cute Nancy...I just love the background...And that Tilda is tooooooo sweet...Hugs...Jacque

Sharon Caudle said...

What a beautiful scene you created, Nancy! I love the clouds! They look awesome! Tilda is just totally precious! Great card!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

She's way too cute and I love her hair color!

Hugs,

Kerry D-C said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaw! this is SO cute! great job with your coloring too!

Rachel said...

WoW!! this is such a CUTE card!! love how you did the background.

Danni said...

Oh wow!! You did an awesome job on this!! So, so cute!!! Love it!

Denise said...

This card is so cute. I will have to try the clouds on one of my next cards. Great Job.

Denise H.

Sheri said...

Beautiful! I really ...really would love to make backrounds like that!

Christi said...

This is the sweetest!!!!

Candy said...

Hi Nancy,

I think the hair colour is great - looks like real hair to me........
Lovely background and one of my favourite Tilda's

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so cute Nancy!! Great coloring!! Love your background!!!

Jodi said...

Very pretty coloring and wow, I love what you did with the background.
Hugs,
Jodi =)

cathy said...

Your card is very cute!! Thanks for sharing the directions for the background.

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Love your card Nancy - it's adorable! The clouds are great and I love your coloring! :)

Cami said...

What a very cute card this is! I love your cloud background, it came out so pretty and soft! Your Tilda looks great and the ground is awesome!

Laurel said...

How wonderful! I just love how you did the clouds. They are so pretty!

Tonya said...

This is so cute, Nancy! >:0)

Thanks so much for your support on the DT call and for letting me know about my package, I appreciate it so much! Hope you had a wonderful Easter. >:0)

Hugs

Christine Riley said...

wow, this is beautiful! I love the scene you created. Fantastic card!
Hugs, Christine :)

Heather said...

Wow wow wow Nancy you did a wonderful job creating this super cute scene!! I love it and your coloring is totally wonderful too!!!

Heather

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh so adorable!! I just got this Tilda and can't wait to ink her up. I think your coloring looks fantastic! And those clouds are perfect!!!