Friday, April 2, 2010

An apron full of eggs...

Happy April Fool's Day everyone!! It was an absolutely gorgeous day here in Richmond, VA. Sunny and warm...mid-70's I would guess. I received a big order of Maggies today...oh my, it's Christmas in April!! Alas...I needed to hold off inking up my new images, though. Still had Easter cards to finish! So, here's little Tilda with an apron full of eggs...they're hard-boiled, of course, and colored w/sparkly egg dye. (That's "Magnolia Code" for Copics & Stickles!). I decided to use up some of my scraps of designer I made a little woven mat...for both the cover as well as the inside of the card. (Cardstock is Stampin-Up...So Saffron.) Then I used my trusty Nestabilities and cut out ovals for Tilda to tuck herself into. Embellishments include Prima roses, pearls, and the interior flower was made with my new Nellie Snellen punches. Oh...if you look closely at the front of the card, you'll see lace-edged white cardstock under the DP mat (I used a MS lace punch for that). Finally, the copics I used are as follows:

Skin: E13, 11, 00, & R20 (I'm going a little darker w/skin tones these days)
Hair: YR 21, 20, & E35
Anklets: C2 & 1
Dress & shoes: RV29, 13, 10, & 00 (I glazed the shoes to make them shiney)
Eggs: BV13, 02, 0000; Y13 & 11; B24 & 21; G24 & 20; and YR07 & 02.

I also sprayed the purple roses with Baby's Breath Shimmerz spray...although I can't really appreciate the shimmer unless I look really, really close(despite having really shaken the bottle)....

So...I hope you enjoy this little Tilda...and, as always, I soooooooo appreciate all of your kind and encouraging comments!! Am off to watch a new season of Bones now...that Sealy Booth is just too hot!! Catcha later, folks...Pat