Monday, March 18, 2013

Weeds and wildflowers...

Hi guys!

I've got a day off and my sister asked me to go on a shopping trip to Spokane with her so I'll be heading out soon for a long day of driving and hopefully good deals. ;)

Today's card features Garden Gnome Tilly and I've had this particular image stamped and sitting on my desk since last May. How do I know this? Because she was a test run for a video that I did on adding pattern to stamped images. So it felt very good to finally color her up and get her onto a card of her own. All I had to do was grab a paper scrap and color her up to match all the great colors in it. It's kinda funny how when I am matching such specific color combos the character usually looks pretty odd and random until I add them to the card. It's not until those last moments that all the colors I've used finally come together and look right. I'm always a little relieved when I glue them down and they don't look like mis-matched ragamuffins anymore, LOL! 

Ok, time for me to scoot. I probably won't be getting back until late so no guarantees that there will be a new card to share tomorrow.
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Making Memories 
stamps- Sweet November (Garden Gnome Tilly), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Studio Calico wood veneer bird
Fiskars border punch
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E55, E57, E59
clothes- R20, R22, R24, YG91, YG93, YG95, G43, G00, G02, G16, BG72, E81, E50, W00, 0, V12, V15, V17, R0000, R11, R21
rake- E30, E31, E33


Heidi Brawley said...

AWE your card is very darling!! Love the wood veneer bird on there too! Have a Fabulous day shopping! It's back to the Monday work week grind for me and school for Brooke. Next week she has spriing vacation. I still work though so not a lot of fun going on for that.
Hugs, Heidi & Brooke

Tina said...

so sweet card!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

So sweet and pretty! Love the sentiment.

mariska said...

That is such a sweet card!
Love it. Lovely collors and cute stamp. It's beautiful.

Hugs mariska

Chitra Nair said...

Beautiful card..Love the sentiment..

Nancy Thomas said...

Tilly looks fabulous - love her polka dot dress. A sweet card for sure.

Julie D. Richards said...

I love Tully, she's so busy in her garden. Beautiful card and I love how you colored the wood bird.

Lau W said...

So nice card Amy, love the sentiment !

Danni said...

Hope your shopping trip goes well!

Such a darling and sweet card! I love the mix of springy colors!!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card.

scrapn_momof2 said...

So sweet. I love the details you add to each one of your cards. Gorgeous!!

Michelle said...

I watched the video too. You did a great job explaining things. Thanks for sharing!

Tress said...

Thank you for the giggle as I read your post! Your gals are never "mis-matched ragamuffins"! Another charming card!

mamawcindy said...

Oh, I just Love your Sweet Card! You make the cutest things! Thanks for Sharing! :0)

Linda said...

Your card screams spring!!! Can't wait to see all the flowers blossom in the coming months!!!

Craftdee said...

I love the soft sweetness of this card... your cards always look so coordinated - I was glad to read that you have moments of uncertainty, like us mere mortals, lol Donna xx

Juls said...

adorable!!! hugs Juls

Kimberli Sarsfield said...

Tilly always makes me smile! Love the fun bird addition!