Monday, November 22, 2010

TBS DT: Anything Goes with a Banner

I'm thrilled that this sweet little Tilda is a Top 3 winner at Die Cut Dreams Christmas Challenge blog! Thanks so much!

This card was featured at the Little Red Wagon's Banner challenge. :) Thanks ladies!

Hello hello! This week the Beary Scrap design team continues with our BSC #14 "Anything Goes" samples, but with a twist! Our task is to jump on the banner bandwagon and include some kind of banner in our project.

Don't you just love the My Mind's Eye Holly Jolly line? This particular paper inspired me to create an outdoors scene. Here, darling Tilda is sitting on her bench, wishing for... more snow? Peace on earth? Pants? I'm not completely sure what's on her mind, but she's awfully cute anyway!

Both Tilda and her bench are colored with a combination of Copics and Prismacolor pencils with OMS. Her coat is covered with flocking powder to create a velvet texture. this is the first time I've tried flocking, and I like it!

The paper is dotted with Diamond Stickles. I've used a few different Stickles colors throughout: Star Dust (boot laces, accenting the Candy Cane Stickles on mitten, scarf, hair bows); Crystal (holly leaves); Diamond ("merry", branches paper, medallion); Frosted Lace (socks and hat); Candy Cane (coat trim, hair bows, scarf, hat). Phew! Is that all?

I created the "merry" banner and "bright" medallion on the computer. I really wanted the letters to look like they were hanging from the branch... It didn't turn out as well as the design in my mind, but it's still cute. :)

Challenges, Please :)
Card Recipe
  • Stamp: Magnolia
  • Paper: Bazzill Mud Pie; My Mind's Eye Holly Jolly - both sides of "Winter Branch"
  • Medium: Copics; Stickles (see list above); Prismacolor pencils with OMS; ColorBox Fluid Chalk in Chestnut Roan; DecoArt Snow Writer (at base of bench)
  • Embellishments: Holly Jolly trim pack; pins from stash; Holly leaves cut from Cricut; Prima felt branch
  • Adhesive: Glue Dots 1/8"; Scor-Tape; silicone
Thanks so much for stopping in! Our Beary Sweet Challenge #14 - Anything Goes! - can be found HERE. Please take a minute and join in the fun - you could win $20 voucher from The Beary Scrap!



debby4000 said...

Oh this is so sweet and gorgeous too.

chrissy xx said...

It's Gorgeous. LOve it. Thank you for joining us at Die cut Dreams Christmas Club.
p.s. You made me laugh lol. The things she is waiting for are endless!!

Trisha said...

Great card! Love the Merry banner you made and of course Tilda is beautifully colored! Thanks for joining us at DCD's Christmas Club. xox Trish

Saskia said...

Lovely to see your work at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Thanks for joining us!!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Edith said...

I love your card, Susan! Very creative. The mix of papers and colors is perfect.
Hugs, Edith

Anonymous said...

Oh and it is very cute too! love the holly would love to know how you did that too?
Thanks for playing along with at the ABC Christmas challenge, Samantha :0)

Rosanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love that banner! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

Bonnie Garby said...

Awesome Christmas card!! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

coldwaters2 said...

Stunning creation Susan all that lovely Holly, the sentiment and Tilda it all looks amazing.
Lorraine x

Carrie said...

I love your coloring skills! I have a few copics but can not get the hang of it yet!

Nancy in Iowa said...

This is beautiful. Get combination of elements! Dreamy colors!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Susan I have returned to have another look at this beauty and to thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations
Lorraine x

Unknown said...

Beautiful! Thank you for Showing us Your Style!

Fresh Brewed Designs DT

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Everyone - thanks for your kind words! It's very uplifting to have my own community appreciate my efforts. :)

Samantha - I'll drop over to your blog also, but wanted to let anyone interested know that the holly leaves along the top are cut from the Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge. The size is 1.5".

The holly leaves on the bench are part of the stamp, and I've layered them to create a 3D effect. The stamp is from the '08 Magnolia Santa Collection.


Lorraine A said...

oh wow Susan ,, this is absolutley STUNNING !!!! I love this card :-) Tilda sitting there with her fluffy coat is fab ,,, maybe she is wishing for pants ,, do you think her knees are cold ?? :-) I NEED to get that cricut cartridge ,,,,,(have written it down) :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Shelley said...

I saw your card on the Lil'Red Wagon Challenge and just fell in love with it. Your banner design is just so creative - I hope you don't mind but I may be scrap-lifting it on my own holiday cards. Thanks so much for sharing!

Charlene Austin said...

WOW - this is gorgeous. Your colouring is amazing. Thank you so much for playing along with Embellish.

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

stunning creation full of texture and beauty.

Thanks for sharing your STYLE at Freshly Brewed Challenges!

Squirrel x said...

Great Xmas card, thanks for joining us at ABC CC this time. Sxx

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Mariana Grigsby said...

How cute is this card! I love the darling image and all those fabulous details! Thanks for playing along with us!