Thursday, November 5, 2009

"Be Merry" - Magnolia DT

This one of the DT Christmas cards I submitted to Magnolia Ink that wasn't chosen. I used a SU sentiment instead of a Magnolia one ..so it didn't qualify. But...I am so Happy to have 3 of my cards published in the Magazine!!

The Stamps I've used on this card are - HV08 Tilda with Heart Ornament (Christmas Collection 2008), TO08 Santa Bench (Santa Collection 2008), SU sentiment.

I've colored the image with Prismacolor pencils (OMS) and Twinkling h20's to deepen the shade and add a little sparkle, SU close to cocoa marker. Delta Acrylic white paint for detail dots.

For the background around the image...I masked the bench and used a soft brush to add SU barely banana. Tilda is attached with foam popups.

Paper: - Cardstock - Bazill (green, red), Georgia Pacific (white), Basic Grey "Wassail" Ink: - Memento black, SU creamy caramel and barely banana, close to cocoa marker. Accessories: - prima flowers, sparkle brad, lace, Dollarama gold flower, SU gold cord, ribbon and oval punch, Ek success border punch, Martha Stewart fine glitter, stitching.

Have a Great Day Everyone!!..and Thank You for your Lovely Comments!!

48 comments:

Sandy said...

OMG Ila this is gorgeous.
Truly lovely card. I love it.

Mel said...

Stunning card Ila love the papers your layout colouring well all of it :)
hugs Mel x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is so beautiful!
She is just gorgeous sitting there and your paper and flower are so gorgeous!
hugs
kim x

Tessa said...

beautiful!

ribenaruby said...

So gorgeous Ila, Tilda looks like she's waiting for someone special, so glad your cards made it in the magazine!

joey said...

Just beautiful Ila, I love it!!!.x

agnes said...

Beautiful colors , love this tilda.
Great work.

Hugs agnesxx

Viv said...

What a shame Ila! I'd pick it any day of the week! It's absolutely gorgeous,,,but then all your cards are! ;0)
Hugs Viv xx

Francesca said...

Fantastic card , love the colouring and papers
Hugs
Francesca

Chrissie said...

What a gorgeous card Ila, love those papers and colour combo with this little Sweetie!

Beth Norman said...

Such a pretty card. I'm so sorry you didn't get this one published. Congrats on the others!

Tracy said...

This is such a gorgeous card and really beautiful papers and colours too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Michelle said...

LOL...guess we were both in the Wassail mood...this is gorgeous....I always love all the little details you add like the lace & the gold cord!

Anneke said...

It's a gorgeous card, very detailled. Greetings Anneke.

Risa said...

What a beautiful card Ila! All of the details are beautiful and Tilda is adorable!
Congratulation on having three cards published in Magnolia Ink! Your cards are beautiful and full inspiration!
hugs
Risa:)

Kelly Schelske said...

It's gorgeous Ila along with your cards that are published! I just got my magazine and it's wonderful!!

Hugs, Kelly

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Ila
Your colouring is beautiful, love all your layers, such pretty details too.
Congrats on your publications, awesome!!

Karen x

Kerry D-C said...

ooooh! this is super pretty! just the right amount of gold. COngrats on your cards in Magnolia Ink! I am not so patiently waiting for my copy.

Debs said...

Beautiful card Ila, love the papers and her adorable rosy cheeks. Debs xx

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Great card Ila, wonderful papers and a lovely image, great colouring!
Hugs Jacqueline

Trudy said...

Oh this is so beautiful!
Gorgeous card!
hugs Trudy

Moni said...

Beautiful card, so love the image and great layout! Hugs,Moni

alina said...

very beautiful card, Ila! congratulations on your publications!
it was nice reading about you!
hugs, Alina

Jannie said...

Oh wow your card is just so very pretty Ila.
Love your sweet image and your colours are gorgeous!

Hugs Jannie

Tracey said...

This is a stunning card Ila! I love it! Congratulations on having your cards published although I am not at all surprised. Your work is gorgeous!! xx

Deb said...

fabulous card Ila, love the traditional colours and the very sweet tilda! hugs Debx

Cami said...

This is a beautiful card, Ila. I always say this because each creation is just as lovely as the rest. Congratulations on having THREE of your fabulous cards published in the premiere issue of Magnolia Ink. They are all beautiful creations and I'm very happy for you. I look forward to seeing more of your cards in future issues of Magnolia Ink. It's wonderful to know they appreciate great work when they see it and I have long admired your coloring skills and color themes. Hugs, Cami

Line´s world said...

Your card is so beautiful...I like it
hugs LIne

debby4000 said...

Adorable Tilda card, wonderful papers and details.
luv
Debby

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

your card is adorable, great jo....I really enjoyed reading your one word award....have a wonderful weekend!

enjoy *~*

Monique said...

So beautifull Ila !!

Hugs Monique

joey said...

Hi Ila,

thankyou for your kind words and support over my Niall I really apperciate it.

Joey.xxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Ila! Love your rich colors, layout, and coloring!!! So many beautiful details!!

Bev said...

Oh my, this is so gorgeous sweetie, love the sketch and amazing detail.xx

Paula said...

Beautiful card Ila and love the sketch.
Have a great weekend Paula.

Velta said...

Beautiful Ila!!! I have never used stitching on my cards because I would just know that I would mess up...yours is always perfect!!!

Carolyn King said...

Perfection! Love this.

So sad to read about the top story. I will check it out. Thanks for spreading the word.

Merry said...

Congrats on getting three cards published. I think this card is beautiful ..... love the heart.

Desire Fourie said...

Such a gorgeous Xmas creation. Love the design and Tilda looks real cute.
Hugs
Desire

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Gorgeous card Ila, love the cute Tilda and the papers and your colouring are beautiful. Hugs Nikki x

Marja Sch said...

So gorgeous again, what a lovely christmas card. So well coloured and such lovely combinations. Hugs Marja

Anesha said...

Beautiful card as every. Colouring is superb and paper are adorable. Anesha

Carla said...

Well, this is exquisite! Submit it somewhere else-it will definitely be picked up!

Donalda said...

Oh hon this is just adorable!!! I have had fun checking your blog out and lots since I was here last. I don't get much blogging done with my work hours so please forgive me dear Hugs

Jodie from Oz said...

Ila, Tilda is adorable sitting there is her Christmas finery. I love your colouring and the beautiful papers and flower. Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for stopping by my blog & leaving such sweet comments.
Hugs Jodie from Oz

dpkennedy said...

It's gorgeous of course, but I guess they just can't fit ALL of your cards in the magazine, lol!

Shirley said...

She is just so adorable. I love the whole card!

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Don't know how or why this wasn't chosen for the magazine Ila...it's very beautiful :-)
Hugs
Carole x