Thursday, January 7, 2010

It's A New Year for New Cards!

It's a new year which means.... new cards!! I have been gone for a bit, working on various projects and trying to find employment, but I really just can't stay away from here for too long! I spent some time working on a card for the newest Midnight Madness Challenge #35 with the beloved Tilda. The Lili of the Valley Challenge #44 is to make a thank you card. This month over at the Magnolia-licious Highlites, they are having a challenge that features a framed card. Week one of Paper Play Challenges is to have something metal on/in your card. The Papertake Weekly Challenge is to have something new on/in your card. And last but not least, the Roses on Paper Challenge #28 is to color with your favorite mediums. First card of the year, hope I'm off to a good start. I have been getting inspired by the color orange for some strange reason. I think it's a color that I am slowly learning to like and appreciate.

Here is the sketch:
Here is my creation:
Here is a side view:
Here is the inside:
Here is a close up of the image:
I have used paper from DCWV Fall Indian Stack. It had the perfect orange and green tones I needed. Various Copic markers were used in coloring Tilda. Martha Stewart twine and dew drops from Robin's Nest were used in the front. The sunflower was something new that I acquired from a sweet family member who sent them to me from Hong Kong. Inside I used a few rhinestones from Kaiserkraft and assorted Prima flowers.

Hope you like this creation! More to come when I find more time. Thanks so much for stopping by!

40 comments:

Diana Crick said...

Viv, your card is adorable! Perfect colours for Peachy Tilda, love the dew drops!
hugs, Diana

Priscilla said...

Now that is just A-DOR-A-BLE. I am inspired by your use of orange. It is not a color I normally work with, but you make it look so GOOD :) Welcome back and great job covering so many challenges. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week.
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Heidi Walczak said...

Very cute card, I like the dimension.

Candy said...

Hi Viv,
LOVE your very pretty card. Great embellies!!
Tilda is beautifully coloured.
Hugs, Candy

RubyM:) said...

HI VIVIAN! your card is very cute. Your coloring choice fits well with your color combo on the entire card. I really need to try dew drops(smiling) cute card!

cats whiskers said...

This is just so sweet dear love that image and the beautiful easel card, thepapers are lush, thank you for joiningus this week
Hugs Jacqui x

Nancy said...

Hi Vivian,
Love your card you did a awesome job! Love the colors and Tilda is colored perfectly! Inside is beautiful as well!
Hugs,
Nancy

Only by His Grace said...

Hello Vivian!
what a super job on your Tilda card. Your colouring is lovely. Well done.
Hugs Marion

Julie M said...

Very cute card, Vivian. I love that warm plaid paper and the colours you've used.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Carol said...

Vivian you card is both precious inside and out. That is such a sweet image. Your dew drops are so pretty and your colors are fabulous. Thanks for giving the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge a whirl. Wishing you a Very Happy Creative New Year. See you next week!!!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Lovely Linda said...

HI VIvian - this is totally gorgeous - I have always loved orange and you make it look FABULOUS! Tilda has never looked better - this is a gorgeous card inside and out!! I love the DP and the embellishments you have used! Great job on all of the challenges too! Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week Vivian, we love to see your work. We would love to see you play along each week!
Linda MMSC Design Team

Tracey said...

This is a lovely card!!

Christine Riley said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors that you chose and your coloring is beautiful!
Hugs, Christine :)

CelticWoman said...

this is precious, she looks like a sweet highlands lass. Hugs

Patricia Garcia said...

Hi Vivian, this peachy Tilda is adprable. Your card is awesome. Pretty coloring too!

Hugs,
Patricia

Joynana said...

Vivian, your card is wonderful, the coloring is great.

Sharon Caudle said...

Hi Viv! Your first Tilda card of the year is so adorable! Love that plaid paper and Tilda is gorgeous! Happy New Year! hugs!

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Viv, your first card of the year is a smashing success. The dp is delicious as is that Sweet Peach Tilda. You're off to a great start...hugs...Barb

Pen to Paper said...

Hi Viv, your card is really cute. I like the DP alot and your daffodil. Congrats!

Jackie

Angelwood said...

Very pretty. You did a beautiful job on this.

Eulanda said...

Ooooh I just ordered this one!! Now that I see your coloring I'm sure glad I did! Love it!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Love the color combination and all of the accents - beautifully done!

Nancy said...

I love this card. The fall colors are just wonderful, and everything works well together. Thanks for sharing.

Cami said...

Happy New Year, Vivian! I love your first card for the first of the year! The papers and your coloring are beautiful! I love what you did both inside and out. Great take on this sketch! Hugs, Cami

Jasmine said...

I like the orange parts and the sunflower. Tilda is pretty and the inside of the card is cool.

XXX
Jasmine

cabio's craft corner said...

It's cute to use all those dew drops all over the card. Good to see you used orange as your base color. Just like me! I dislike brown, but I love using it a lot for cards and it's an awesome color for contrast.
Good job and looking forward for more of your creations :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Grace said...

Wow! This is fantastic!!! I love your colors!!! Your inside is just as pretty as the outside and I love the dew drops! So glad you played along with us on the MMSC!

Deirdre said...

Vivian, love your card - so gorgeous. Best of luck in the job search.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week.

Patti.Jo said...

Great card and fun how you've added the dew drops!!! Well done Viv!

Marcea said...

What a pretty card. Love the inside too - just beautiful. So happy you had chance to play along this week on LOTV. Have a lovely weekend hun
-x-

Robin said...

Great card. This Tilda a so cute. Love the colors you chose too!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful inside and out!! So many beautiful details and eye candy to look at!!! Love that dp and Tilda is colored beautifully. Great take on the MMSC. Thanks for playing with MMSC!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Vivian, Wonderfully colored and gorgeous details! I'm so glad you had a chance to play and show us this terrific card. I sure hope to see your name pop up next week on Mr Linky :) xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) I love this image and the papers are perfect ! Lovely :-)

thanks for joining us at the PTW

luv
Lols x x

please consider turning the word verification off :-) x

CraftyC said...

She looks gorgeous. A beautiful card. Thanks for taking part in the LOTV Challenge
Clairex

Peggie said...

Cute card. Love the yarn wrapped around Tilda's feet.

Jodie from Oz said...

Happy New Year Viv. Your card is beautiful. Such a sweet Tilda, your colouring is wonderful and I love the colours and dew drops. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Monique said...

Beautifull card !

Hugs Monique

Suzanne J Dean said...

So cute & springy--love the colors! Thanks for joining us on the challenge!

hugz,
Suzanne

Pam said...

You rcoloring is absolutely wonderful. The colors you choose work so perfectly with this image. Cute!
~Pam

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