Wednesday, January 19, 2011

CropStop Challenge #2 Add Some Stickles

First off I wanted to say a big "Thank You!" to the ladies at the CropStop Challenge Blog because they named my previously posted Valentine Card as a "Cream of the Crop" card. So now, I've got a little blinkie on my side bar....WOO HOO!

Now, here's my card for their second challenge which is to add some Stickles. I've got stickles all over the place on this card, and on my kitchen island, and on my hands and fingers, LOL! I used Tilda with Birdcage and colored her with Copics and chalk. I'm still building up my Copic supply so I've been trying chalk for my shading and I have to say I like it. It blends easily and chalk is way cheaper than Copics, that's for sure! (I use eyeshadow makeup sponges and unused lipgloss sticks that I got from ELF cosmetics).

My papers are from different companies. I can tell you the background floral dp and shiny dp with birds & ladybugs came from Autumn Leaves. The green dot dp came from DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy. The dp for the butterflies came from my stash and they were cut out using my Martha Stewart punches. The edges of the red dp that's matted behind the colorful dp got a dose of stickles too, along with the flowers/roses and edges of the butterflies. Now you know why I had stickles everywhere. The red velvet ribbon is from Michaels. I hand wrote the sentiment.

I added stickles to the red areas of Tilda's clothes and her bow and also the little red covering on the birdcage. I cut the white mat behind Tilda with Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals Large and embossed it with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots.

Here's a closeup of the flowers/roses:

The rolled rose was made by following Tracey Mason's tutorial here. I need more practice! The other flowers/roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Here's a side view so you can see the dimension:

Hope you enjoyed my creation! I wanted to say a big "thank you" to everyone who leaves me comments. It's so encouraging to have fellow crafters say such nice and lovely things. It's makes me smile to read them all! And a big "thank you" to those of you that are now following my blog. My numbers are slowly increasing, woo hoo!


Rosemary :)


Kelly said...

Very pretty card. I love the colors and your image is colored so nicely. You did a great job.

Chris said...

This is one of my favorite Tilda stamps. You did a lovely job and your card looks beautiful! I love the dimension, too! Great work!

Chris Christensen

Christina C. said...

This is adorable, your coloring of Tilda! Very lovely details!

Vicki said...

Another gorgeous creation! Your details are fabulous. Thanks for playing along on our CropStop Challenge Blog!

Pam said...

Your card is fabulous with all the wonderful details and beautiful coloring. Love the rose you created and thanks for the link to the tutorial on the rose.
Hugs from Indiana,

Karen said...

Wow! I love how you colored this!! : )

Sandy said...

Cute card! Your coloring looks great!!
Sandy Dehon

Sharon Caudle said...

VERY cute and love all the details and embellies! Beautiful!
hugs, Sharon

Unknown said...

Way too cute... Love the colors, makes me think spring might come again. Beautiful work!!!

Judy K. said...

Very pretty Rosemary, I love your style of coloring and the flower you made is perfect for this card! Great job!!
Judy K.

Chris said...

She is so cute. I love the pink, red and green together. Very nice. And of course, bling is always a good thing.

Gloria Stengel said...

Holy buckets of birdseed, Batman! This is another adorable creation! colored with chalk?! I am stunned! Great job. Thanks for playing again at CropStop. We love seeing what you make!!!

Iulia said...

Gorgeous! This is one of the most beautiful cards I've seen lately! I love pinkish girlie cards:) Tilda looks marvelous. Your papers are so beautiful. Great layout and flowers and everything.
Your rose turned out great!
Hugs, iulia

wljp65 said...

CUTTTEEEE! I am a birdie lover and just bought that stamp, it is on the way!! LOVE the LOTS of stickles!!!

Wendy - daffygal

Anonymous said...

A very pretty card Rosemary. I love your flower and the butterflies and your coloring is wonderful. I have never tried shading with chalks, I might have to give it a try.
Congrats on your 'blinkie' award.

Mascha Zimmerman said...

She's so sweet, love the rose!
Bye Mascha

Mascha Zimmerman said...

She's so sweet, love the rose!
Bye Mascha

Dalis said...

rosemary, this is gorgeous girl! your coloring is so perfect and flows so nice.

-- dalis

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I love the spring feel of this card! Your coloring is fabulous! hugs, Angela

Lisette Morris said...

What a very sweet card! and I love that flower, I'm going to have to give it a try. Tilda's coloring is just lovely!

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Very nice job on this one! Loving your color scheme and your shading is perfect. I also spy a stunning lollipop flower too! Just beautiful!
Happy Friday~

Cordine said...

Gorgeous card!

Billie's Scrappetique said...

This is awesome, Rosemary!!!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Cute, cute card! And I have to agree about the Stickles.......I love it & can never use too much. LOL
Huggies ~

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful and gorgeous card. I LOVE that flower. Thanks for sharing :o)

Michelle's Daydreams said...

This is simply adorable. I love pinks and greens together. The flowers are wonderful. :) Also, I wanted to let you know that “Becca at is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you” Have a wonderful day. :) Michelle

Naomi said...

"Becca at is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you!" Your artwork is pretty and very colorful. I love it and gives me great ideas for scrap pages.

Janie Printz said...

Bright & beautiful little card so wonderfully colored & embellished. LOVE those flowers & would give anything to be able to write like that.
Hugs, Janie