Thursday, March 10, 2011

CropStop Challenge #10-Flowers and Butterflies or Bees

The challenge this week over at CropStop is in honor of Spring, and we're asking you to use Flowers and Butterflies or Bees. I decided to go with Flowers and Bees because I wanted to use this awesome Honey Tilda image. I think she's adorable!

Before I continue with my card, I've got a special treat for you. I mentioned in my previous post that I was able to get some extra Magnolia Ink Magazines. If you join our challenge this week at CropStop, come back to this post and let me know your project is linked. I will draw a name next Thursday, March 17th for the magazine and some extra goodies from those of you that join our challenge. :)

Okay, here's my card (click on picture for larger view):

I used an older sketch (#88) from Friday Sketchers. The black cardstock is Recollections. The light yellow patterned papers for the base, yellow grid paper, and yellow dot paper came from my stash. The other two sheets of dp were black/white ColorBok paper I got from Michael's dollar bin. I colored some of the white areas with my yellow Prismacolor Marker. The large white center flower is Recollections and the rest of the flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts. The glass chandelier beads are from Hobby Lobby. The bee and flower brads on the right are from The Paper Studio. The black rickrack came from WalMart.

I used Honey Tilda for my image....isn't she the cutest thing ever?!?! I colored Tilda with Copics and chalk and added Star Dust Stickles to her wings. I used some Ultra Fine Black and Citrus Crush Flower Soft and I have to say.....I LOVE IT!! Because it's ultra-fine, the coverage is so much better especially for smaller areas. I used it on her hat, the middle striped area, and her socks. I used Glossy Accents to glue the flowersoft to my image and it worked great! The thin, narrow nozzle allows me to control the glue better. I think her socks look like fuzzy socks (which have now become a new obsession of mine....I LOVE FUZZY SOCKS!).

I embossed the white background behind Tilda with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots. The scalloped circles were cut with my Nestabilities-Classic Scalloped Circles Large.

Here's a side view:

Thanks for checking out my newest creation! Now don't forget to link your creation to the CropStop Challenge. All you have to have are flowers and butterflies or bees. I should see a lot of you Maggie lovers linked up this week! :)

I want to remind you of my blog candy that runs through tomorrow Friday, March 11th. All you have to do is become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on the original post here. This week, I was able to snag a few extra copies of the "Will you be my Valentine" Magnolia Ink magazine. Since I'm now over 100 followers, YIPPEE, I'm going to add a magazine to the prize package along with some additional stamped Magnolia images!! The prize is growing! :)

Also,don't forget about my 10%-off code on my sidebar for your purchases at the CropStop store. They have a lot of stuff and they ship ultra fast!!

Hugs!
Rosemary :)
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43 comments:

~Michelle~ said...

your creation is amazing! Your coloring is super! Love it!

Card Crazy said...

Darling Tilda. Love how you've put all the elements together. Very creative take on the sketch.
Sue S.

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

Wow what a great totally bee card,love it, so cool, bye Mascha

cebelica said...

Awww, so cute!

Christina C. said...

Wow, Wow, Wow....this is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!! Your use of the flower soft is very creative....just adore your creation! Gorgeous work!

justme1972 said...

i just LOVE the fuzzy look!!!!!!! what an adorable card!!!!

justme,
laura

Myrna said...

Rosemary she's adorable! I have this one too and have never inked her up. You have inspired me to get at it!!!

Pen To Paper said...

Wow Rosemary, another gorgeous card! Very cute!

Hugs,

Jackie

Hlora said...

Rosemary, so beautiful Tilda! Love this card)

Rene said...

She is GORGEOUS!!!!! She looks so fuzzy! (I admit, when I see the fuzzy bumblebees, I want to touch them! Not the smartest thing for a person with a bee allergy to do!) Just a beautiful beautiful card!!!!
Rene :D

Pam S. said...

Honey Tilda is just personality PLUS! Love your creation Rosemary! just charming!
Pam Going Postal

Shelly said...

So so adorable =) I love the flower soft you added, so cute. Your coloring is fab!
hugs,
Shell

bernshwag said...

Adorable card Rosemary! She does look awfully fuzzy! Great idea...

Andy said...

Absolutely adorable! I love how you did the bee.

Cami said...

Luvluvluv this card Rosemary! The papers, trims, layout, and of course the way you added the Flower Soft to Tilda's tummy! Wonderful idea and makes is so touchy-feely fuzzy!
Hugs, Cami

Billie's Scrappetique said...

Very pretty, Rosemary! Love the way your Flower Soft looks too!

Aletha J. Williams said...

This is the most perfect card I have seen in a long time! Love it!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Oh what a cutie she is and I LOVE all the texture and beautiful embellies you've used! Beautiful!

hugz,
Suzanne

Sandy said...

Hey Rosemary - you sure have knocked it out of the ball park this time. I love the dramatic colors. Your design work is fabulous - the colors divine! You are absolutely right - the touch of flower soft to this is a stroke of pure genius!! Love this whole thing!!!
Sandy

Lisa said...

Darling card! I love your Tilda and the design of your card is divine!! Love the fuzzy look!
Big Hugs!

cabio's craft corner said...

I LOVE this card Rosie. It looks super adorable. The texture on her suit is fabulous and the bee accents. Everything looks perfectly fit here. Love it :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Linda Peo. said...

So adorable! I love everything about this cute card!

cathylynn said...

Oh My Goodness Rosemary this card is FABULOUS!!! You're right about this stamp!! Soooooo cute!! I love everything about this card and that flower soft made this little bee look real!! Love those fuzzy sox too!! Great details!!!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! This is really precious!! LOVE those glittery wings and what beautiful coloring and details you've done with this!! SO SWEET!!

Beth Devitt said...

Rosemary, your Honeybee Card is beautiful. I love the deep rich color you used.

Jenny V. said...

Beautiful card Rosemary, love how you added the flowersoft it really makes a difference.

Paula said...

I love this card! It's so cute!!!! Also, thanks so much for the heads up on the CropStop challenge, I've entered (so wish me luck!) And also thanks for the opportunity to win a Magnolia Ink Magazine!!!!!

MILA25 said...

Boska kartka. A te buciki mnie po prostu urzekĊ‚y .
Hugs from Poland Mila

sallysbitz said...

Your card is just brilliant. Love everything you have done with it x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Vicki said...

This card is just fabulous, Rosemary! I love your attention to detail. Beautiful!

Iulia said...

How adorable your card is , Rosemary! Just love the touch of flowersoft and the glitter! It looks amazing with so many details and embellies all aroun!
Great work and gorgeous color choice!
Hugs, Iulia

Cordine said...

It's gorgeous!
Hugs
Cordine

Jasmina said...

Waw I love magnolia stamps! And your card is wonderful! I have an award for you on my blog
http://a-dreamy-land.blogspot.com/2011/03/another-blogger-award.html

mueppi said...

Lovely card with great details!
Hugs Gisela

Eulanda said...

OH MY WORD this is absolutely fantastik!! The wings are so cute with the glitter and I just adore your bouquet of flowers. CUTE!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful work, thanks for sharing!

Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!
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Chris said...

Rosie, this card is delightful! I love the design and the treatment done to Tilda's tummy! What a happy Spring card! I love it!

cebelica said...

I've already told you I love this card, but I wan't to tell it again how cute it is! I just love the image (my nickname "Cebelica" is in Slovenian and it actually means "little bee" he he) and all the flowers.

I linked up my card (actually 2 lol) to the crop stop challenge blog. :)

Hugs!

paperpapier said...

awesome card! I have submitted a card to CropStop spring challenge and glad I did. It is my first submission.
Thank you for the chance to win a Magnolia mag!

Peggie said...

Super cute. Love how you used the flower soft. Pretty flowers and layout.

Janiel/ janny said...

OH MY THIS IIS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE all of the details!!
hugs, Janiel

niakriss said...

I looooooove All your cards!!! they all are amazing.

Carolyn L. said...

OMG, I just LOVE this. Such a creative use of the papers and embellies. You coloring is great as well!
Hugs,
Carolyn