Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What's black & white & read (red) all over?

A newspaper!! bwahahaha!! Well, let me tell ya, that joke was really, really funny when I was a kid! hehehe!

Ok...so, get this...I was oh sooooo proud of myself for getting my DT project done early. My celebration was short-lived, tho, when I realized I wasn't early at all! It's a fact...here we are, second Tuesday of the month already!! Time flies when you're having fun! And I've been having lotsa fun lately....especially since I cut my hours at work back to 32 hrs/week  (instead of 40). Now I have an extra day each week to craft! Wooohoooo!

So...this week's challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog is hosted by our own sweet and very, very, VERY talented DT sistah, Norma! And it's a fun one!!

Black & White PLUS one other color!!

Well...I thought this would be the perfect opportunity for me to ink up my adorable and oft neglected Ladybug Tilda, currently on re-order at Magnolia-licious...Diana Crick's online store for the best collection of Magnolia Stamps in all of North America...including those cutie patootie Mini Maggies! My third color (in case you hadn't figure it out already)...is RED!! So...tell me...what'cha think?

I have to admit, I'm quite tickled with how this card turned out! Pretty much everything came from Stampin' Up! Cardstock (Real Red, Very Vanilla, & Black) and DPs, ribbon (I love this wide ribbon...and just ordered a bunch more in a variety of colors!!), brads, and sentiment. Here's a (sort of) side view....

And a fun "artsy fartsy" angle...

I used Copic Sketch markers (E21, 00, 000, R20, 22, 24, 27, and several of the C colors) and Prismacolor pencils for a bit more depth. I can't, for the life of me, remember what colors I used for Tilda's hair...sorry! It was prob my "go to" hair colors (E53, 51, 50 with a little E15 and YR20). Here are a couple of pics of the inside...you may recognize DreamyTilda (currently available at Magnolia-licious as a Mini Maggie!).

I love the cute - and functional - pocket!

So, there you go! Your next step is to pop on over to Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog to check out the drop-dead-gorgeous collection of artwork by my talented Design Teamies! Please be sure to leave some love for your ever so talented Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog DT. Then put on your thinking caps and start working on your very own Black & White & one other color masterpiece!! Remember to enter your project into this month's color challenge by linking to the Inlinkz Blue Frog thingie! Then sit back, cross your fingers and toes, and maybe even hold your breath for a couple of seconds! And who knows? You may be the lucky winner (chosen at random) of a fabby $25.00 gift certificate for your very own private Magnolia-licious Shopping Spreeeeee!

That's it for me...time for bed!! Thanks so much for stopping by for a quick visit. And thanks for your kind comments on my paper pretties! Sending warm Spring hugs your way...until next time....