Cheeky Cherry Pie

I am so excited to be on the farm as a guest this month and want to send out a huge thank you to Rosemary and Marie at The Greeting Farm!  I’ve been meaning to get out my TGF collection of rubber stamps for a while and have actually had a few on the side of my desk calling out to me.  So I am super excited to actually ink them up and add some color.  Oh yeah!

This is Cheeky Cherry Pie from The Greeting Farm and I thought she would be a perfect November project with her yummy baked pie.  I wanted a harvest theme so I chose papers from We R Memory Keeper that had a good color autumn theme.  However, I didn’t want everything to be browns and yellows so I added some green for a splash of color. And what color of hair goes best with green?  Well, red hair of course! 

I cut one of the paper sheets down for the frame she is in.  That took a little finesse but I think it was worth the outcome.  Then I stamped and colored the Knife and Fork stamp (from Magnolia) for her to sit on.  The leaf embellishments were fun to created too – I used a leaf punch and colored them with Copic markers to match.  I punched them in the same paper I used to color Cheeky Cherry Pie so the coloring blinded well.

Tilda Big Balloon

Remember when?  That could be a loaded question!  LOL  I colored this Tilda last year at the Texas Colouring Retreat when my friend Zoe came into town.  We challenged everyone to a coloring contest and to see who could color an image in less than 10 minutes.  Now that may seam like ample time but it isn’t… that clock counts down faster than a prairie fire with a tail wind!

I worked on Tilda Big Balloon, which was one of the prizes at the retreat from Tilda Edwin Magnolia, and thought it was small enough that I could finish.  Zoe also colored one and we had a sub challenge to see who could color with the most definition.  I even colored Tilda with a traditional face.  Gasp!  We might have limited our colors to a certain number too but it’s been a while that I no longer remember.  Anyway in the end, we pretty much tied!  Afterwards I added face details then tangled on the balloon with a white gel pen.

For some embellishments on the card, I added some Make it Crafty chipboard dragonflies and painted them with Liquid Pearls.  Hope you like this and thanks for dropping by!

Ribbon Tilda

I’m giving this another go and wanted to enter the Totally Tilda challenge this week which is to add wings.  I decided I’d be a little creative when it mentioned “or you could have a go at stamping them, or simply drawing them in.”  Sounds like this is a job for “Creative Color Placement!”  For my base image, I used Ribbon Tilda (aka Ribbon with Heartstrings).  I colored it with Prismacolor Pencils and drew in the wings behind Tilda.  Then started coloring the rest, giving her red skin and a few extra features.

Here’s the original Magnolia stamp, Ribbon Tilda from the Sweet Christmas Dreams 2011 release. 

I colored in horns with piercings, more hair, ears and a face, wings (of course), and a tail.  I started with a crocodile face but with the wings she turned into more of a gargoyle or Hell Boy (er… Hell Girl) so I completed the ensemble with the tail and red skin.

I’d like to enter this into the following challenge:

Tilda Twins

The challenge at Totally Tilda this week is to add wings and I decided to go for a black and white simple card.  The wings I added were from a metal die in the background and also a butterfly gem next to the flower.  I’m not sure if adding wings to the card was the challenge or if I needed to add wings to Tilda herself.  Anyway, I’ve entered it in the challenge as one to share.

Mentionable Products:
Twin Tilda – Magnolia
(sentiments) – Stampin Up
Birds on a Wire metal die – Little Miss Muffet Stamps

I’d like to enter this into the following challenge:

Hopping Tilda

It’s warming up outside and I’m getting ready for some spring gardening!  I was tempted to do it last week but I thought I’d wait a little bit longer just to make sure a surprise freeze doesn’t kill the plants.  Anyway, I thought this would be a great card to share… it’s using Daffodil Del from Make it Crafty (and one of the rubber stamps that I’ve selected to stock in the Little Miss Muffet Stamps store too!)

The other image is Hopping Tilda (or Jumping Tilda?) from Magnolia.  You may not recognize it as a Magnolia stamp but with some ECP (Extreme Color Placement) on the face, I’ve been able to add a little more character and tried to go for a joyful expression.  Here’s a side-by-side of the stamp and the colored version:

I like using the Daffodil Del stamp because the flowers are on the side which make it perfect to place an image in the center.  It’s one of those background stamps that go so well together that it looks like one large scene stamp. Here are some close up and also a closer view of the dress (also colored with ECP).

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you’re having a great week!

Tennis Edwin

Where did I put it?? You ever have those days where you can’t even find your shoes?  I know I printed out some papers – I can even remember what I printed along with it – but for the life of me, I can’t find them!  Ugh!  Well, I know I’m not the only one and I’m sure they’ll turn up sometime… but finding them today would be handy.  LOL  Anyway, let me get on with the show and publish another project to share… this one is a Magnolia.

For this project, I combined three images and took a little inspiration from my last few project.  I don’t know if you remember the one I did with Dancing Party Tilda?  I did this one about the same time and used the following Magnolia stamps. 

Tennis Edwin
Tilda’s Brunte Horse
Welcome to a Lovely Home

I thought Tennis Edwin would look ok sitting on Tilda’s Brunte Horse but the legs still looks like Tennis Edwin legs and not sitting-on-horse legs.  I’m now wondering if Tilda with Peonytails might work better?  Maybe that will be something I’ll try for next time.  It was interesting, however, to do a face for Edwin as I didn’t realize how much I relied on adding eyelashes!  So when I couldn’t add them, it made it for a more difficult time to come up with something I liked.

I’d like to enter this into the following “Magnolia” themed challenges:

Dancing Party Tilda

Yeah!  I’m so excited and wanted to share the news that I passed my courses this last semester!!  I thought for sure one of them was no good and I’d have to take it over again, but I was taken by surprise on the very last day – and oh what a surprise it was too!  It’s lifted me up out of my funk and I’m looking forward to what this summer has in store for me.  😀  And somehow all that reminds me of this project that I’m sharing with you today – I suppose it’s because Tilda is tossing up her arms and looks like she’s celebrating too!

Have you ever wondered what a clothed female centaur would look like?  I image something like this.  After all, they don’t all have to be naked.  I understand this project might not be for the week of heart but I love how it turned out.  This is a Magnolia project and these are the stamps (below) I used to create it using the same techniques as my last project (click HERE).  The rest of the card was kept simple and embellishment free.

Dancing Party Tilda
Tilda’s Brunte Horse
Spring Fence

To create the scene, Tilda’s Brunte Horse was inked up half way and stamped on the page and masked.  Then the Spring Fence with the daffodils was stamped behind it.  Dancing Party Tilda was stamped on a separate sheet of paper and then cut out so she could be popped on the project with foam dots.  Of course, I colored her before transferring her over.

I used a new set of greens to color her dress and now I wish I had written down the colors.  I know many of them were YG colors with some brighter yellows and I’m going to try it again sometime because I think the combination is stunning.  The background was colored with E40 through E44, first with a blend from dark to light then adding splotches.

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great weekend planned!  I have some work all day Saturday then plan take a quiet rest on Sunday if possible.  ;D

I’d like to enter this into the following challenges:
Inky Chicks Challenge #5 – Use Magnolia Stamps
Fashionista Challenge #16 – Use Magnolia Stamps