Friday, April 24, 2009

"You Make Me Smile" - Magnolia DT

Tilda as a Butterfly....isn't she Sweet?!!...She is part of the New Magnolia "Chasing Butterflies Collection 2009". The Fabulous sentiment "CC09 You Make Me Smile" is from the same collection.

I have used Donalda's Wonderful sketch from the Just Magnolia #1 Challenge to make this card. I had planned to have it done for the Challenge....but I haven't been feeling very well this last week...a nasty virus is in the house!!..lol.

To color Tilda...I used copics for the base colors...prismacolors over them...and then h20's to deepen the shades a bit. Acrylic white paint for detail dots.

Tilda is cut out and set on pop ups for dimension.....The antennas on her head are black wire. The nestie panel is popped up as well.

There is glitter all around her wings. (hard to see)...on her head and on the bottom lace part of her little pants.

I mounted the sentiment on a thin type of EZ mount.....this way I could shape it on the acrylic block so I could stamp it in a curve.

Paper - GP white, dcwv, cs and patterned back panel paper (Magnolia), k&company.

Ink - memento black, bashful blue, creamy caramel, pretty in pink

Accessories - flowers, raffia, brads are all from Magnolia. butterfly charm, chain, chipboard buttons, nesties, glitter, stitching

We've been having some nice spring weather here....but today the temps dropped enough to sprinkle a little snow...it's not time to get rid of our winter coats yet....lol.

I'll be offering blog candy next week. Hopefully I will be feeling back to normal by then. Have a Wonderful Weekend Everyone!!....and Thank you so much for your lovely comments!!!

***Oh yes....you may notice the bee card photo in the post below is a little different......Would you believe it ??!!!....I had forgot to add the wire antennas to her head!!.....Glory Bee...some days ...I tell ya!!........Anyway....I added the wires and did a retake photo of the card.***

80 comments:

yvonne said...

Oh this is beautiful. love your take on the challenge. She is just adorable, The colours you have used are so pretty and the papers.

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Wow, what a wonderful card, gorgeous.
Jacqueline

Jilli said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the pretty papers. Fantastic colouring and a fab idea about curving the stamp! mwah's Jillix

Hanne said...

Beautiful card and I do like this sweet Butterfly-Tilda.
Hanne

alina said...

Absolutely stunning card, Ila, starting with your colouring and finishing with the curved sentiment, everything looks perfect!
I hope you feel better!
I haven't noticed that you forgot the antennas, the bee was anyway so cute!
I'm looking forward to your Blog Candy!
Have a lovely weekend!
Hugs, Alina

Sue said...

WOW Ila
as ever an amazing card hun the detail & colouring is stunning, beautiful colours, luv it all hun, gorgeous creation, sue.x

mar1ene said...

Gorgeous card Ila, such soft colors!
Love your fab coloring and the papers are delish!
Hope you are feeling much better,
Big hugs, Marlene x

Cheryl Joshua said...

WOW Ila,this is gorgeous!!! Such a sweet image and I love how you have coloured her! I hope you are feeling better soon,I have been missing your gorgeous cards!
Hugs xx

Kate T said...

Yes she is gorgeous, just like your card !

I ordered this from magnolia and it arrived yesterday and was on the doorstep when I got home from a hard weeks work....what a great start to the weekend and thanks for the inspiring ideas !

Maria's Cards said...

Ila, This is such a beautiful card. I love every element of it. You are so talented and your cards are always so stunning. Maria x

ribenaruby said...

Beautiful and stunning Ila, this tilda looks so jolly ready to fly off and I love her big wings. Wonderful creation and I hope you feel better soon!

joey said...

Hi Ila, wow this is beautiful, so many details and awesome colouring. I hope you are feeling much better real soon. the temps dropped here too its cold wet and just miserable or maybe thats me for getting up early! lol :O), have a lovely weekend. Joey.xxx

Ying Pang, said...

Yours looks so beautiful!!! I admire how you colored your image, so details and love all the embelishments.Hope you feel better, miss you:-) hugs, ying

bastelkueken said...

Ila, your card is fantastic and I love it.. so cute and sugar - perfect styled

Sue said...

Oooh Ila this is so beautiful, its like a rainbow, I wish I could make cards like this when I'm feeling well!!! do think that bee gave you the bug??Lol Happy Crafting Suexx

megastamper said...

oh ila, what a fantastic card, with so many lovely details, fabulous colours, precious papers and as always a perfect coloration.
really amazing!!!
have a nice weekend, ila,
big hugs, bea

Sandy said...

OMG Ila this is absolutely cute. So pastel colors and your coloring is perfect. Wonderful sketch of this card. Love it. Hugs.

Have a sunny weekend my friend.

Lia said...

hi Ila ,
your card is as always such a fabulous card. I love your coloring
hugs Lia

Velta said...

Hi Ila ~ This is absolutely beautiful! Sorry you have been ill...get better, cause I am not in the mood! LOL when you wrote about the bee's antenae (sp?) Is this a new look to your blog?

Nixe07 said...

Oh wow Ila, what a stunning and so lovely card! The colours are fantastic and all the details are fab too, as always! Love your outstanding colouring.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs
Moni

Sonia said...

Beautiful card, love this image :)
Hugs Sonia x

Donalda said...

Oh hon I do hope you get to feeling better you are in my thoughts and prayers dear. I so love this card it is just gorgeous dear friend so beautiful colored as always

Christine Riley said...

Wow, Ila, your work is always so stunning. What a fantastic card. Love the paper choices and your coloring is amazing, as always. Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Hugs, Christine :)

Lyndsey Marie said...

Awww how cute is this image. The card is simple stunning love the gorgeous papers. The flowers and little extras are just fab.
Lyndsey xx

TaraG said...

Ila this gorgeous card "makes me smile"!!! As soon as I saw it a great big ol' grin appeared on my face!!! It is sooo super duper stunning!!! I do love this Tilda too...she is a cutie and your colouring is so out of this world gorgeous...just love that new Nestie label and the piercing looks really great! Oh just love all the details...love everything about it!!!
Sorry to hear you haven't been well, Ila! I hope you are well on the mend now!!!
have a lovely weekend and I hope the spring weather comes around again for ya so you can put your winter coat away,smile!!!
Hugs,t

Michelle said...

This is so cute Ila.....of course your Copic coloring is perfect....love all the details...I think I have those butterfly charms, lol. Hope you're feeling better! Can you believe it was 85 here yesterday?

Debby said...

How gorgeous and fun is this? I love the soft colors of it and all the elements you put together always intrigues me you always do it so beautifully.

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Ila, hope you are feeling a lot better now, thought something was'nt quite right as you had'nt posted in a week, hopefully you are over the worst of it now. Its been lovely here today, bright and sunny but still a bit of of chilly wind. I adore your card, its just the sweetest, I think this has got to be the cutest Magnolia collection yet. I love your colouring and the papers are beautiful too. Gorgeousness all round! Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Sue from Oregon said...

oh she looks so sweet in the darling nestie shape!

Deb said...

oh wow Ila, this is stunningly beautiful, your colouring is amazing, I really need a tutorial from you!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Debx

Amber said...

Gorgeous card.

Norunn said...

This card is sooo gorgeous! amazing!

Stephenie said...

Ila this is so pretty as all your cards are. You are so inspiring, each day I come to your blog and see beautifulness! Thank you! =0)

Angela (SCS monkeymama) said...

So cute, Ila! I just love your shabby-chic style!

Lacey said...

So gorgeous, Ila!! Your coloring is always amazing...you really make her look so alive!
~Lacey

papercraftsbyrach said...

a gorgeous card Ila, stunning as always. hugs rachxx

Diana said...

wow lovely card...Ila. the coloring is marvelous !!

diaan x

6 wacky women said...

Oh, Ila....such a gorgeous card!
Your coloring is sooo amazing and the papers and flowers are just beautiful.
Awesome!!

Karen x

Kim said...

Ila this is AMAZING hun!!! WOW what a gorgeous card! Those colors and papers are so beautiful and love your Tilda....she's stunning! Love the wire antennas and the coloring is beyond amazing! Great work!
Hugs~ Kim

Dot Scrap said...

Ohhh Ila.
What a stunning card. Everything is beautiful.
Your choise of paper, your coloring, at the stamp.
As I have said before, there are no one like you.

Tab said...

Wow Ila, I adore your card hun! Your colouring has brought this little lady to life! Love the layout too and the delish papers!
Hugs Tab xxx

Cass said...

Gorgeous card.Love the beautiful colours you've used.Yummy papers too.
Cass xxx

Tracey said...

This is stunningly gorgeous Ila!! I love it!

Inger Marie said...

I love your card so sweet :)
The colour and tilda is so lovely
Hugs from Inger Marie

Risa said...

I love your take on Donalda's sketch Ila! Your image and DP are utterly amazing! Who would have thought to use wire for Tilda's antenna...very clever indeed. I also love the way the sentiment curves, so cute!!!
hugs
Risa:)

retiredheather said...

Great card Ila. I love that you used all the different types of coloring to create this wonderful image. Hope you are feeling oodles better.
Hugs
Heather

stardustgemsandribbon said...

This is just so beautiful Ila...what fabulous colouring...perfect card. Nice to see your Magnolia cards :-)
Hope you're feeling better.
Hugs
Carole x

Jeanette said...

Oh my gosh, your coloring is just divine! I am kicking myself for not ordering this one. Now that I see your gorgeous card....I see all of this one's potential!
Feel better...nothing worse than the whole house getting sick! Hugs Jeanette

NormaJ said...

Your coloring technique is wonderful Ila. Just shows what
practice and a little talent can do. Love your cards.

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

This is incredibly cute. I just love this new Tilda image. She is so sweet. Your coloring is amazing as always. TFS

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Oops forgot to say feel better soon.

Faye said...

I love it. It is wonderful!!

Therese said...

Wow, it's a beautiful card!!

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Gorgeous card, love the papers and the use of the embellishments. Your colouring is fantastic
Chris x

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Maria Jesus said...

Hi Ila
Your card is gorgeous, you made me smile with your card, just my friend and neighbord moved to Florida and i was very sad, but looking at your blog you made me smile :)

Hope you will feel better very soon
MJ

Maylee said...

Your cards always make me smile. Hope you feel better soon Ila.

Alex said...

What a gorgeous card Ila - just sooo sweet and I love the colors!! I hope you feel better soon, my friend! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

pescbrico said...

Your coloring rocks!!! Love your cards! :) Have a wonderfuld day

Nyten said...

a wonderful card, and your coloring is briliant!!
Hugs:))

Niki Estes said...

Absolutely adorable, Ila! I love the soft colors and your gorgeous coloring!

craftyb said...

This is just adorable Ila...love your beautiful colouring and love all the embellishments and details! Hope you're "on the mend" soon! bx

Kathy said...

Oh Ila what a pleasure it is to see that you have a new post!! Your creations are so pretty!! Love the colors in this one and your coloring is always stunning!!
:)Kathy

Nicola said...

I just love her little butterfly wings. Such a cute card.

Hugs
Nic

Monique said...

oh wow, what a beautifull card you made Ila !!!!!

Hugs Monique

Christine said...

Ohhh this is so yummy love the soft effect your colouring & of course your gorgeous Tilda brill.

Christine xx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

So gorgeous Ila, I love the Tilda and your colouring, So many wonderful details in your pretty card, Hugs, Nikki x

Maria said...

Oh my gosh, Ila! This card is BEAUTIFUL! You have a way with colors! I love all the different mix of colors!! your choice of papers are fantastic too! They match all so nicely and I love the hemp cord with the button. Everything about your card is beautiful. . .as always!!

maria

Kristine B. said...

I'm in ♥ with this card!! Can't take my eyes off of it. The colors are fabulous...love the nesties as well...and your flowers--it's all so beeeeautiful!! :)

Kelly Schelske said...

Unbelieveably gorgeous Ila!! Lvoely coloring, beautiful colors and every element fits just right!!

Hugs, Kelly

Sarah said...

What an absolutely beautiful card Ila!! The way you've coloured Tilda is amazing, with the most amazing colours! Wow!
xx :0)

maiju said...

I like this card really much. Splendid colours.

Rosella said...

I LOVE your card Ila. Love Tilda. Love the colors and everything!! Can't wait to get this set!!

Tracey said...

This tilda card has to be the best ive ever seen and oh boy have i seen alot im mad about her .
happy birthday for next week
love tracey xx

Bev said...

Just breathtaking - you always use the most delish and perfect papers for the images that you choose, really love this one x

Nadine said...

Wow what a beautiful card.

Hugs Nadine

Valems said...

Beautiful card, Ila! I love the ppaers and all the details.
Hugs, Vanja

Ellen said...

Hello Ila,

Amazing card you've made!!! Realy love this card.

Greetings,
Ellen

Sheila said...

Gosh this card is beaitiful Ila, really stunning and the colours are all put together beautifully.

You always inspire me to go home and create! Thank you x

Sheila :)

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Beautiful card!!! I luv all the colours!! You did such a fab job on colouring the stamped image.

xoxo,
Lori