Friday, January 29, 2010

Pretty in Pink Challenge

Made up a card for a Pretty in Pink Challenge here.  Very simple flowers, but needed something in the corners!  Yup another Tilda colored with Prismacolor pencils and OMS (odorless mineral spirits)!!!

Supplies: Tilda with Hearts from the 2009 Valentine Collection, tiny heart, the ash leaf and branch punch from Punch Bunch, lotus flower from EK Success and the Martha Stewart Punch  Lattice border/corner set.  (Thanks PeeJay for letting me know which one it was!)    Also used a white Sakura Gel pen for some doodling on the dress, socks and flowers.

Check out all the Magnolia stamps at  Diana's store here.

Thanks for stopping by!!!   What is your favorite Tilda?

Monday, January 25, 2010

Tilda Steals your Heart!

Needed a card for a heart swap and still coloring Tilda's!!!  They are so fun.  Must bring me back to childhood with coloring and paper dolls!!!  This is Pink Tilda with Rose from the Pink Collection 2008 colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirts (OMS).  Altered her flower with a punch flower.  Punches used were Punch Bunch and EK Success.  Used the Cuttlebug corner dies and two Cuttlebug embossing folders plus the Spellbinders Nestabilities hearts!  Dew drops and Stickles for a little added something.

You can find a terrific selection of Magnolia stamps at Diana's Store here!

Thank you very much for the kind comments.  So appreciate it and inspires me to try harder!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Scrunchy Flowers

Guess I'm in the teal mode!!!  Made some scrunchy flowers by spritzing each layer with a little water and scrunching them into a little ball.  Then carefully peeled them apart to glue the layers into a flower.  Used Punch Bunch groovy flower, lily and sun punches, McGill branch punch and Spellbinders Fancy tag and oval dies, the Victorian Cuttlebug embossing folder and added flower soft to the centers.

Had leftovers from the other card so thought I would add a Tilda in Cherry Dress.  Dug out the watercolor crayons for a change of coloring techniques.  They sure blend easily.  Same supplies as the above card with the exception of Tilda and the watercolor crayons, and used Punch Bunch white oak leaf and EK Success Retro flower punches.

You can get lots of lovely Tilda's here!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!  Comments and questions welcome!!!

EDITED:  For anyone interested in making the flowers on the top card, I've made up a little guide on what the layers look like.  The flowers on the second card are made basically the same, just using different punches.  I did scrunch the layers and let them dry before gluing.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tilda with Flowers

She is a cute little gal holding her basket of flowers.  I decided to make her a little more 3D by adding some punched flowers.  Colored her with a water brush and Distress Ink refills.  Used Stampin' Up's scallop trim border, Spellbinders oval Nestabilities, Punch Bunch 5 flower corner punch and EK corner punch.  Thinking of you is a rub on.  Those are so easy to use!

I got my sweet Tilda here.
Thanks for checking in!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Morocco Lace Border Punch Square Tutorial

 Have had questions how I got the corners to come out on the square on my Angie's Challenge card with the Morocco Lace Border Punch by EK Success.

Begin with a 5" square.  Starting in the middle, punch along one side, then punch the opposite side.

You will have about two thirds of a scallop left on each end of the border.

Punch the other two sides again starting in the middle of the side.
The end result should be nice even corners.  If there are little notches, just trim with a scissors.

I've tried this with the Fleur de Lis, but it just does not come out even, but I would think some of the other scallop punches would work well too, it is just a matter of finding what size of square to start with.

Have also had some questions about how to make the flowers.  I will be working on some very basic information to put into some tutorials and then can make some other recommendations.

If you live in the Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota, e-mail me if you are interested in attending Floral Punch classes.  (Link to e-mail is on the sidebar.)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Stringing Along Hearts

This is a fun card stringing the hearts on thread.  The heart opening is cut out with the Fiskars Shape Cutter System, but a Nestabilities could be used instead.  Use a large threaded tapestry needle to poke two holes and sew the thread through the little punched hearts.  The string of hearts is taped onto the backside of the red card stock then layered onto the quilted white.

Card design from Tina Neudorf.
Punches are all Punch Bunch brand.

Thanks for checking in and always enjoy any comments!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Angie's Challenge

This was a card made from supplies that Angie sent.  It was fun to try this challenge and use only what she sent.  Thanks Angie!!!

Used the Morocco Lace border punch by EK Success along with the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis pendant.  Also used EK daisy, McGill branch, Punch Bunch twig punches.  Added some pearls and a satin ribbon for embellishments.


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