Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter Greetings

Update: I am very pleased to tell you I've won the Midnight Madness Gold Star Award! I am floored and honored and speechless right now. :) Thanks so much, ladies!


Hello! Hello! I hope you had a wonderful Spring weekend. I spent mine at Grandma's, where the crocus and daffodils are blooming and brightening the otherwise dreary landscape. It was a cold weekend here in Maryland, but the sun shined bright . :) 

Can you believe it's already Easter?! Here in our Beary Scrappy neighborhood the eggs are hidden and the kids are ready to hunt! Here's Sweet Tilda, patiently waiting for the OK. She doesn't have far to look, does she?
I've used Easter paper from Best Creation, and boy was it a treat! It's a nice weight and has just the right balance of "glittery shiny" and flat. I didn't feel the need to add a single drop of anything shiny to the paper...  now *that's* a time saver! I distressed the small blue layer with scissors, and lightly inked edges of all the Best Creation papers with chalk ink.

I really like Colorbox chalk inks because of their layering capabilities. Once a layer is dried, another layer can be added on top - much like coloring with Copics or Pencils. The layers blend together well and dry to a soft, matte finish. The Cat's Eye stamp pad is perfectly sized to dab quickly around the edges.

Tilda is colored with pencils and her skirt is double layered with a touch of lace. Her trim is touched with Stickles, and she's raised up on Glue Dots for added dimension.
I cut out small glittered eggs from the "Easter Words" card stock, chalk inked the edges and tucked them into the grass on Glue Dots. I used my trusty sewing machine to finish the edges!

Challenges
Midnight Madness #46 - Sketch
Fussy and Fancy #7 - Easter
Totally Paper Crafts #9 - Pink and Green
Magnolia Down Under #39 - Stitching

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Magnolia's Sweet Tilda
Paper: Bazzill Guacamole and an unknown brilliant blue; Best Creation "Easter Words" and "Playful Easter"
Medium: Prismacolor Pencils and OMS; Stickles "Star Dust"; Glimmer Mist Pearl; Colorbox Cat's Eye Fluid Chalk Ink "Creamy Brown"
Embellishments: Kaisercraft Pearls in Snow; Prima flowers; miscellaneous from stash

Thanks for stopping in!

Cheers,
Susan

24 comments:

Jen Shults said...

This is fantastic Susan! I LOVE all your details on this and your coloring is fantastic! Really beautiful card.

Chelsea said...

Oh I just love these girlie cards full of lace and flowers. She is one of my favorite Tilda...the lace under her dress is too cute. Gorgeous card! ~Chelsea

Carol said...

This is just as sweet and adorable as it can be. I love the addition of lace to the side to add a nice soft feminine touch. What an enchanting and charming beauty. Thanks for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We appreciated you gracing us with your fabulous creation.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Beautiful card! I luv the layout. Fab colouring. The embellishments and lace are so pretty. Good luck on your challenges!

xoxo,
Lori

Craftypagan said...

Gorgeous Susan! Your colouring is super beautiful and your details are so pretty! Just gorgeous! Hugs, Rowena

Elise said...

Oh my word! Sweets, this is jaw dropping GORGEOUS! You are one of those talented ladies that will cut out your images soooo PERFECTLY and do amazing things with them! My goodness! Look at Tilda! She's as happy as can be on your beautiful card! These colors are simply beautiful, and the flowers are delicious as always! All those little details on here is just total EYE CANDY and I LOVE IT!!! Stunning, simply STUNNING!
I'm so glad that you had a lovely time at Grandma's! Sounds like such a relaxing and beautiful place to be! :)
Big Hugs,
Elise

Pretty-In-Ink said...

So very beautiful! I love your colouring!

Sue said...

Susan, love this little Easter egg hunt scene you have create with this sweet Tilda image. Love your coloring too. Your card is filled with all things Spring, from pastel colors to flowers. Just a beautiful take on our sketch this week, thanks for sharing your card with us.

Sue
MMSC March Guest

joey said...

Hi Susan

your card is gorgeous, the lace along that edge is beautiful, thanks for joining us at tpc this week

Joey.x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow this is just a pure delight to the eyes and the creative juices what wonderful colours and design Tilda looks amazing.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Priscilla said...

WOW..this is over the top Gorgeous!! One of my faves this week. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week. Looking forward to seeing what you will do with MMSC47.

Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Sassylassy said...

Sue, such a Lovely card!!! I love everything about it! The colour combo is soo pretty. I love how her dress is layerd with a touch of lace very sweet and complimentary. Ooh-La-La such beautiful lace, papers and flowers.
Hugs Bonnie

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning!! Gorgeous coloring and use of the sketch!! Love your Tilda and details. Thanks for playing with MMSC this week!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Susan, this is totally adorable! I love Tilda and the lace and flowers you have surrounded her with - gorgeous! Love your colours and colouring! One of my favourites this week! We love coming and seeing your cards created using the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - we appreciate your support and would love to see you again next week! (([hugs)))
Linda MMSC Design Team

Christina C. said...

This is an unbelievably GORGEOUS card. Your attention to detail is astounding.

Janneke said...

Fab card ;0)
Thanks for joining us st TPC this week.

Janneke X

Lisa said...

This card is sooo beautiful.:)

Kimba-Slydog said...

I'm speechless.........so wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for joining us at MDUC this week.

Hugs,
Nicole

Debra James said...

Just divine!!!! this is absolutely stunning, love all the details. Thanks for playing with Magnolia Down Under Challenges, hugs xxxx

Renkata said...

Wow your card give me such a Happy feeling. Very beautiful!

Debbie Pamment said...

Wow – what a fabulous job you’ve done with the stitching challenge – your card is gorgeous. I just love the wonderful colour combo you've used - great choice of papers!
Thanx sooo much for joining us at MDUC this week.
xXx

Jennifer said...

Wow, your card came out beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy & Fancy Easter challenge.

April Rose said...

Gorgeous Easter card! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!
Hugs,
April

kraftykylie said...

This is sooooooo cute!!! I love the lace you put in under her dress!! The papers are fab and Tilda is coloured gorgeously!!! I love the stitching and flowers. Top to bottom, bottom to top I think it is stunning!!!

Smiles to you
Kylie :)