Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Magnolia-licious sketch challenge for July

YAY! It's July! Time for swimming pools, BBQ's, lazy days in the sun, and a new sketch challenge from the Design Team at Magnolia-licious! This month's sketch is by the amazingly talented Jacque Beddingfield! I LOVE this sketch! I just recently got this beautiful Tilda (#341 Blowing Hearts) from Magnolia-licious, and I am in love with her. I just think she is way beyond precious.
I reversed the sketch cause I wanted Tilda to be facing the sentiment instead of away from it. I got just a wee bit irritated trying to show the true color of the layering cardstock. It's actually a very dark brown that looks awesome with the DP, but no matter what I did with my photo, it looks black.
I learned how to make these awesome flowers from my design team sister, Cheryl Rowley. She did hers with her scalloped heart Nestabilities. I don't have that set, so I just used the scalloped heart cut from the Doodlecharms cartridge with my Cricut Expression. (looks the same - that's why I didn't buy the nesties) I cut out eight for each flower and distressed the edges with chalk ink, punched a little hole on the bottom of the hearts, and then scrunched them all up. They're a lot of fun to make and I'm sure I'll be making lots of these in the future! Thanks Cheryl!


All layers are machine stitched, and the layer with Tilda is popped up from the card base. It's not very often that Tilda has ears, so I took full advantage by giving her pink pearl earrings!
The tag is another fun stamp from Magnolia-licious. I just tacked it down and ran it through my printer for the sentiment. It's double popped off the card. The DP is Basic Grey Bittersweet and the colored cardstock is Bazzill. White cardstock is cryogen white that has just a touch of sparkle to it. LOVE it!!

And a peek at the inside. That's it for today. So please be sure and visit Magnolia-licious Highlites. The other designers will be posting their cards as they get them done. We would truly love it if you would play along with us! Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! HUGS!

28 comments :

Regina Easter said...

oh my isn't she adorable...hugs

Jacque said...

Beautiful card, Sharon...that Tilda is the cutest and those colors are just yummy!!! Great take on the sketch, sweetie!!! Love this card!! Hugs..Jacque

Danni said...

Totally, totally adorable!! Love the flowers!! Love this!

Cami said...

Oh this is so adorable, Sharon. I love this Tilda (and many others!) and the way you colored her. The DPs are very pretty also. Great take on this sketch! Hugs, Cami

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning sharon, wow hunny this is such a pretty card i love the tilda image you've used and those delicious papers! hope you ae having a good week and keeping cool, hugs Linda x

Sheri said...

Those flowers are just THE most adorable flowers I have ever seen. I really want to try my hand at sewing, but ...sadly ..no sewing machine at my house....I'm thinking..I may jut need to come to your house for a day trip ..hehe Wonderfully inspiring card Sharon

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful card Sharon! Stunning design & coloring. Since I am not good at sewing, I always admire people with good stitching skills. Of course I am talking about your stitching work, it's fabulous!
Hugs,
Cabio

Nancy said...

Hi Sharon...what a beautiful card! I love the flowers what a perfect touch.The design papers are perfect with this perfect little Tilda. Love Love Love your card!

Candy said...

Hi Sharon,
Your work is always stunning. Love what you have done with your new Tilda. She is gorgeous. I noticed her pearl ear-ring immediately!
Beautiful paper and layout!!!!
Big hugs, Candy

Monica said...

Sharon, only one word can say it all--awesome!!! Beautiful colors and coloring. Love her earring too, just perfect details, just awesome.

Cheryl said...

Wonderful card, Sharon! I love how you've colored her pretty dress and her hair is just perfect! Your flowers are terrific! Great use of Jacque's sketch! (It's on my to do list!)
thanks for the link up, sistah!

Anonymous said...

I love the color combination that you used on this card and Tilda is colored beautifully. I just love it! Angela

CelticWoman said...

Sharon, the card is oh so lovely, love the heart flowers, will have to give it a try. Hugs

Barb Hardeman said...

Sharon this is so awesome! What a gorgeous job you did with the DSP and the layers. The stitching just makes it so finished looking. Coloring is fantabulous! A Very sweet card...

Norine said...

this is just adorable and love the flowers
Hugs
Norine

ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

AHHH, just gorgeous!! Love your colors and the Tilda! Coloring is awesome!!
Just beautiful!!!
hugz
deb

Pam S. said...

your Tilda is colored up so sweet! Perfect!
Pam Going Postal

scrappinlil said...

Oh she is so cute....I don't have her, I have others.....Love the card..and the way you did the heart flowers...I might have to scraplift that idea...might try that today...TFS

lovemypaper said...

So very cute! I left you a award on my blog.

Katie said...

Saron, she's just darling!
Fab coloring as usual :)

.................... said...

Gorgeous card yet again!

LEMphotography said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! Your coloring is wonderful!

Thank you for taking the time to vote and comment on my card.

Lauren

Eulanda said...

I always enjoy seeing your stuff! I love this and since I DO have these nesties I am sooooo off to my scraproom to try those this weekend. How very cool! Pink and brown are one of my favorite color combo's. What a great card!

Always a fan,
Eulanda

Stressed Stamper said...

love it and love the idea of the flower/hearts - will try that one
Hugs
Sarah

Jodi said...

Very cute and sweet!! You did a great job with your coloring as always!! I love the paper too!
Hugs
Jodi =)

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Great job on the sketch, this is magnificent!!
--Becca

DeeDee said...

Oh how SWEET! What an adorable image and of course you've colored it perfectly! LOVE IT! I've missed so much being without the internet! HUGS!

Kerry D-C said...

Stunning, Sharon!! I {heart} your flowers that you made from hearts! LOL! beautifully colored!