Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Greeeeeeeeeen!!

Yikes!! It's March already!! Y'know what that means, don'tcha?! It means it's time for another fabulous color challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog!! Angela is our hostess this month...and she's chosen "green" as the challenge color...no doubt for all of us Irish folks the world over!! Well...green has always been a fave color of mine...because my eyes are greeeeeeen!! But for this challenge, I opted for muted greens. Here's what I came up with...whatcha think?

I wanted to use this darling little #3054 "Tilda with Cherries" available HERE at Diana's Magnolia-licious online store. Tilda is so stinkin' cute...and, how perfect to pair her with this absolutely scrumptious Graphic 45 cherry DP!! Here's another view...

I masked Tilda so she could "pose" in front of #501 "Shabby Chic Fence" available HERE. You'll also notice that I created a little pocket for #387 "Mini Blueberry Tilda" (I'm pretending those are cherries in her basket! LOL!) on #1 Vintage Tag. Kinda cute, huh?!! It's the perfect little Tilda bookmark!! Here's one last photo...

Oh, I almost forgot...I also used that darling Vintage Tag for my sentiment..."Sweet Wonderful You" by Magnolia.

Here's the rest of my card "recipe"...
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, & River Rock (Stampin' Up)
DPs: Graphic 45
Always Artichoke Seam Binding: SU
Pearl & charm embellies: my stash
Edges were distress w/my new Zutter "Distrezz-it-all" (very cool)
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink on all edges/corners
And here are the Copics I used to color these little darlins'...

So...now I need you to pop on over to Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and check out the awesome little "works of art" created by the rest of my ever so creative DT sistahs! Then...get busy with your own little GREEN work of art! Once again, that darlin' Diana Crick is awarding one lucky participant (chosen at random) a $25.00 Gift Voucher...for a fun shopping spree at Magnolia-licious. So...run, don't walk to your craftroom and start coloring! Thanks for stopping by...I always love visitors!! And great big Maggie Hugs for leaving such sweeeeeeeeeeet comments! Until next time....

50 comments:

Candy said...

Hi Pat!
I think your card is 'stinkin cute' too LOL LOL
What gorgeous design papers and a perfect charm to match!!
Both Tilda's are coloured so wonderfully.
I have been looking for that awesome lace - but haven't found it yet! I LOVE it!
Great touch to add the book mark - great little gift for that someone special.
Hugs, Candy

Chrissy said...

What a gorgeous creation.Love the colours,soooo pretty.Papers are fabulous,as is the charm.GORGEOUS
Luv CHRISSYxx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

your card is so gorgeous Pat, I have this stamp and paper, but my effort wasn't a patch on yours .
Wonderful crafting. janex

Patti Jo said...

Have used this paper and love it too! Yup, stinkin' cute the whole card, not just Tilda! Love how you've tucked a mini behind the gorgeous Tilda with Cherries and fence. Terrific card Pat, it's beautiful!!!

Judi said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the colours, the image, EVERYTHING!

Hugs - Judi x

cabio's craft corner said...

Pat, you did a fabulous job for this beauty. The vintage touch of the distressing, the clever tag insert and the used of coloring on both images is awesome my friend :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Maria Therese said...

Supah gorgeous Pat!!!

Debbie said...

Oh Pat!!! and how is my GF from Virginia... All is well in NYC!!! raining and lots of flooding especially by the coast...

Absolutely love your card, the ribbons and that cherry charm are perfect. So glad I've been working on my St. Pat's Day cards I get to play with you again.. I am so excited..

Hugs
Debbie

Michele said...

WOW beautiful card Pat. Your colouring of the sweet images is amazing and love all the details. Hugs Michele x

Dena said...

So very cute Pat! Love that Tilda and the papers are just gorgeous!
Hugs, Dena

paola said...

YOU TOTALLY ROCK!!! this is so darn cute and your coloring is looking phenomenal! your choice of colors for the challenge is perfect girlfriend, love this, will email you my addy in case you no longer have it, lol
smiles
Paola

Dorcas said...

You scared me for a minute Pat, I thought it was Thursday and I was late! OK, my heart can stop pounding now. lol
Gorgeous card!!

Debra G Smith said...

It's so cute..I'm just green with envy (no pun intended)lol... Feeling a little silly this morning. I do think you did an awesome job with dp and the little extra touches. Love it!!

Sandy said...

What I think is, another wonderful card for me to copy!!!!! Keep up the good work Pat - I need all the good ideas I can steal. Love the colors and your coloring is divine. Most of all I love that little tag - you sweet wonderful you!!
Have a grand time on your romantic get away - and you had better tell me about every bite you take in the par excellence restaurants Gil has picked out.
Love you'
Sandy

Tracy V. said...

This is sooooooo pretty Pat!! I love the muted greens you have chosen. So are you going away AGAIN????? You lucky traveler you!!
Tracy V

PepPop said...

Oh Pat!!! This is a truly scrummy card. I love all your details - beautiful! Hugs Jaqui x

Barb said...

Pat, this is over the top AMAZING! I love the image and your coloring is perfection! These papers, the colors and the fabulous distressing -- WOW! Oh, I just noticed the tag!! See, you just make it so much fun to explore, not just to look at! I love your style!

Marianne said...

You did it again girl, I mean surprise us with such a stunning card. The longer you look the more you find. For example the tag with the little magnolia and the beautiful charm. I love the color green. Thanks for sharing with us.
Hugs Marianne

Sharon Keanly said...

Hiya Pat, just got back home from a conference, so I'm blog hopping and woweeee girl... what a fantabulous (is there such a word?? lol) card you're showcasing for us today. It is such a pleasure visiting your blog, as you come up with the most stunning creations. Love the easel card, the charms, bows, colouring... everything. Thanks for sharing your talent with us... hugs Sharon x

dutchess said...

oh Pat this is just wonderful....I have just bought this stamp but will never be able to produce anything so beautiful its amazing!!!! hugs margaret

Barb Hardeman said...

How precious Pat. I love the little tag of Tilda popping out from behind your main image. The greens are so fresh and pretty and for most of the country a welcome relief from the white! Not here...it's 85 degrees today and daylight savings begins next weekend! Yikes already! Beautiful layout and design elements (the charm is adorable) on this card - as always your coloring is top notch...hugs...Barb

Molecraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the colours and tags, and that cherry charm is so sweet!
Helen x

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Pat, she's so yummy looking!! Love the tags and the added charms!! :) TFS! HUGS

Cami said...

Hi Pat! Such a pretty, sweet, and adorable card for the green challenge! Love the scene you created and colored so beautifully. The layout and tags are a very nice touch. Great card!
Hugs, Cami

1CRTVCHK said...

Your card is gorgeous! The dp matches Tilda to a T and the charm compliments her perfectly. Love the vintage style.

Myrna said...

Super sweet card Pat! Love the dp's you used.

Rene said...

I Looooooooove it! This is GORGEOUS! How cute is that little Tilda on the tag? And "big sis" Tilda is beautiful...your layout wonderful, your colors DIVINE (green is my favorite color so a little biased here!)...I just love everything about this!
Rene :D

Kelly Neis said...

I love green too especially the greens you have on the card. I also admire your coloring and all those copics, I would be lost using them all because I am still 'green' using the copics. LOL I do love your card, it is perfect and stunning.

Chris said...

Oh Pat, if I could be a card, I'd want to be this one! LOL It is absolutely, positively, undeniably precious! The papers, the colors, the coloration. It all came together flawlessly! Wow - even the distressing - I love it!

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

What a lovely creation hun.Every detail is so shabby chic and pretty! I love the charm with the bow.OH AND THE COLORING IS A WOWSERS!((HUGS))RubyM:)

LINDA W. said...

OMGoodness Pat!!! I love your card
it is beautiful...love the scene
you made with Tilda and your coloring and dp's
hugs Linda

Angela said...

Oh wow Pat! I do love this one! The papers you have chosen are gorgeous and I have to put them on my wish list! Love the sweet scene you created with this Tilda and your coloring is beautiful as always! That enamaled charm works perfectly here! Fabulous! hugs, Angela

Rosie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Pat! I love that paper with this Tilda. Everything about your easel card is just so fabulous! Your coloring is amazing as always....sooooo inspiring! Hugs, Rosemary

Only By His Grace said...

Awesome. Awesome, awesome.
Fab coloring, fab everything.
Hugs Maz

Danielle said...

Hello Pat, it's March... but it's still winter in Quebec. You should see the snow! I'll call your Tilda to help me melt all this white stuff! She is soooooo pretty. And your hidden tag, with a mini is super cute. Love your paper and your charm, how precious.
Gorgeous work.
Hugs. Danielle.

Marevka said...

У вас шикарные открытки!!! Очень красиво!!!

Ribbon Girl said...

wow, your card is absolutley gorgeous - I love the mini Tilda peeping out and the inside pocket - everything is really, really beautiful and I can see you have spent a long time getting everything just perfect!! Have a nice day, Mary G x

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Pat,
Just stopping by your blog to browse your wonderful blog! Wow, you've been a busy little card making machine! Loving EVERYTHING about this card. Lovely job.
Hugs from Georgetown,
Leslie

cathylynn said...

Hi Pat, Gee what can I say that no else has already covered? How about PHENOMENAL!!!!!!! I absolutely love this card and those colors are marvelous!! You never cease to amaze me with your creations!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Barb F said...

Sooo pretty!!! Great coloring and love everything about this one!!! Sorry have been missing for so long. Hope I am back to see all your great stuff!! Hugs to you, Barb F

Christina C. said...

Wow, Pat, this is BREATHTAKING!!! A stunning work of art!

Monique said...

Wow. This is wonderfull Pat.

Hugs Monique

Pops x said...

Stunning work sweetie, love the mini one so much really cute big hugs Pops x x x

Marlies said...

What a gorgeous card you made, Love the tags! I just checked out the rest of your blog, you make really wonderful creations! So I have become one of your followers.
hugs, Marlies

RenateKreativ said...

Wow....What a gorgeous creation. Beautiful papers and embellishment. So pretty, I love it.
Hugs Renate

Iulia said...

Love love love this new card of yours. You definitely know how to put together two colors. Gorgeous choice of nuances and images. Not to speak of your breathtaking coloring! Stunning masking work too. Love your distressing and those tags are just the perfect addition. Ah, how cute that cherry charm could be:)
Amazing work!
Hugs,
Iulia

Anita said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous. Your coloring is amazing and I love those pretty papers.

Norma said...

Pat, this is so gorgeous. Your colouring is as fabulous as ever. You even found matching cherry DP for the Tilda with cherries--cool. Love the distressed edges of your paper. I keep telling myself to do more of this as I like the way the card looks--it's probably just you that made it look great. Love the scene you've created. And the little mini too--an added bonus. I haven't played too much with them...sigh.

Hugs,
Norma

Eulanda said...

This is FABULOUS!! Your cards always look so RICH and I love the colors you use. Very pretty image and coloring! Hugs!

LindaC said...

The cherry paper is so perfect for this image. Love her head scarf and dress! This card is delightful! LC