Monday, April 30, 2012

First Anniversary Blog Candy!

Almost a year ago, on June 22nd, 2011 I started this blogging adventure. It has been amazing to meet so many talented and wonderful people. To celebrate and to thank you for all your lovely comments and loyalty,  I'm offering some sweet candy.


My First Anniversary Blog Candy includes:
  • Princess Tilda Magnolia Rubber Stamp
  • 5 custom made decorative pins
  • Hot pink SMASH book
  • Making Memories tool kit
  • Tim Holtz 8 charms set
  • Martha Stewart's adhesive tab and roll
  • Prima Marketing Shabby Chic 4 piece resin treasures
  • Prima Marketing orange floral embellishment
  • Copic various ink re-filler (B04)
  • Copic sketch marker (B00)
  • 24 piece pearl embellishments
  • Ranger liquid pearls (Bisque)
  • Ranger mini mister bottle
  • WOC assorted flowers
All you have to do to enter is:
  1. Become a follower if you like my artwork ("candy only" blogs are not accepted).
  2. Add the picture of my candy to your sidebar and link it back to my blog.
  3. Add your name to Mr. Linky
I will draw a winner on June 22nd. Good luck everyone! (This Blog Candy is open worldwide).



Sunday, April 29, 2012

Congrats Mom To Be Card

Edited To Add:  My Mom To Be card won Top 3 at Midweek Magnolias!

Hello friends, I'm back with a new card for It's a Magnolia Challenge. The theme this time is:  Monochromatic. We want to see your cards using one main color. I chose pink to say Congrats to my dear friend Julia with this card. She is having a baby girl and I thought my "Mom To Be Tilda" would be perfect for it. 


The papers are My Mind's Eye. I stitched and inked all the edges. For the tag I used my Magnolia doohickey die: "Bloomy Tag". The beautiful Baby Carriage charm is from Embellishments.de. 


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The gorgeous flowers and metal corner piece are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaf was cut with my Magnolia doohickey die. 


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I colored Mom To Be Tilda with Copic markers. Skin: E13, E11, E00, E000  and R20. Hair: E59, E57, E33 and E50. Pinks: R35, R32, R00 and R000. Shadows: W5, W3 and W1.


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I would like to enter the following challenges:

Deep Ocean Challenge: Use Punches/Dies
Midweek Magnolias: Open Theme

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs,
Paola

Thursday, April 19, 2012

"Tiny Dancer" - Happy Birthday Ballerina card

Edited to add: My Ballerina card won Top 3 at Totally Tilda and Deep Ocean challenges.

Good morning! I hope you're all having a lovely week. Today, I'm sharing a card I made using my beautiful "Tilda with Ballet Shoes". She has been sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks now, but last night I just had to ink her up. I think this is my favorite stamp from the new Prices & Princesses collection. I love her little tutu dress, her ballerina shoes, her hair... she is just too sweet!


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I also got to use my new Spellbinders Die cut: Floral Ovals. Gorgeous isn't it? The flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and the pattern papers are My mind's Eye. I only used one base layer to enhance the beautiful 4" wide lace I placed across the card.


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I made my own decorative pin with pearls and a decorative base from my local craft store. My beautiful tag was cut with Magnolia's Heart Doohickey die. I decorated it with some ribbon, lace, a tiny rose and this cute little ballerina charm.


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Miss Tilda was colored with Copic markers: Skin: E13, E11, E00 and E000. Pink: R35, R32, R00 and R000. White: C5, C3 and C1. Shadows: W5, W3 and W1.

 I also added a couple of little pearls for Tilda's earrings and some Crystal Dust for some sparkle on Tilda's ballet shoes and tutu! 


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I would like to enter the following challenges:
Just Magnolia: Lovely Lace
Totally Tilda: Happy Birthday Tilda
Deep Ocean Challenge: Song Inspiration (Tiny Dancer - Elton John)


Thanks for visiting!
Hugs,
Paola

Monday, April 16, 2012

Belles n' Whistles Challenge GDT

Good morning ladies,  today I'm glad to join BnW talented design team on a new challenge: Spring is in the air. I've colored my sweet "Baking Tania" in some bright Springy colors to go with our theme. I just love this image....and what could be better to celebrate Spring than a delicious apple pie, right?

I found this free Spring bingo card perfect for the theme. I printed on cream cardstock and inked the edges.


The pattern papers are My Mind's Eye and the gorgeous flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. WOC is also celebrating Spring with a new challenge.


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This metal corner from Orchid Crafts was originally silver. I mixed white crackle paint with some yellow paint to match the colors of the card and add some personality to the corner piece. 


Miss "Baking Tania" was colored with these Copic markers. Skin: E11, E00 and E000. Hair: E59, E57, E31 and E50. Apron: R335, R32, R00 and R000. Blouse: Y17, Y15, Y11 and Y000. Pants: E37, E35, E33 and E31. Blue details: BG18, BG15, BG13 and BG000. Shadows: W5, W3 and W1.
I applied Picket Fence Distress Stickles around  the image for some sparkle. 


I would like to thank Belle's n Whistles DT for inviting me to join them this month. It's been a pleasure!

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs,
Paola


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Spring Is Here...

Edited to Add: My Spring card won Top 3 at Paper Sundaes Challenge!

Hello my blogging friends! Time for another challenge over at IAMC. The theme is Spring. I love Spring! the weather is perfect, the gardens are so beautiful, little creatures flying everywhere... and to celebrate the season, I made this butterfly shaped card using my Party Tilda from the Princes & Princesses collection. 


I cut the base for my card with my Cricut Expressions (Elegant Edges cartridge). Using Design Studio Software, I welded two butterfly shapes from the top wings and cut them on white cardstock.



The pattern papers are My Mind's eye. I brushed some white crackle paint around the edges of the butterfly and around my image.


The tag was created with Magnolia doohickey die: "Bloomy Tag". I decorated it with this gorgeous Vintage Seam Ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts and a little butterfly charm.


The beautiful flowers are also from Wild Orchid Crafts and I applied 2 layers of Pearl Glimmer mist for a "shimmery" look. The butterfly digital stamps are  Hero Arts. 

  

Miss Party Tilda was colored with Copic markers. Skin: E13, E11, E00, E000. Hair: E59, E57, E33 and E50. Dress: BG18, BG15, BG11 and BG000. Crown: Y26, Y23, Y21 and Y000. Shoes: E37, E35, E31 and E50. Shadows: W5, W3 and W1.


I would like to enter these challenges: 
Deep Ocean Challenge: Song Inspiration (Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle)
Paper Sundaes: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: April Showers Bring Spring Flowers



Thanks for visiting!
Hugs,
Paola

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Easter Greetings - Altered Flower Container

Edited to add: My Altered Flower Container won Top 5 at MDUC.

Hello friends, back with a fun project for my DT over at It's a Magnolia Challenge. This week we want to see an Easter creation using green and orange. I altered a flower container to create an Easter scene using Tilda with hellebores and my floral background stamp. I thought this little girl looked so cute with those rain boots, perfect to go gardening in Spring.


I used watercolors (Distress Re-inkers) for the background and Copic markers to color my Tilda. This is the first time I used the two techniques together and I love it! I also applied Orange Stickles to both, Tilda's flowers and the flowers in my background.



To create the "rubbery" effect of rain boots I applied to coats of Glossy Accents to the boots. I just love the way they look! (Unfortunately, it's hard to see it in the pictures).


For the grass I used Magnolia Grass DooHickey's cutting die around the container and inside. The small flowers inside the scene are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the silk orange flower on top is from Recollections.


Both, Mr. Easter Bunny and the tag are free digi images I found online. I decorated the Easter tag with some ribbon, lace, twine and a cute little charm (nest with eggs) I found at my local craft store.


To color Miss Tilda I used: Skin, E13, E11, E00, E000 and R20. Hair: E59, E57, E33, E31. Rain boots, flowers and hair bow, YR18, YR15, YR12 and YR00. Dress, W5, W3 and W1. To color the background I used, grass: Peeled green. Sky: Tumbled Glass. Sun: Antique Linen. Clouds: Weathered Wood and butterfly: Mustard Seed.


I would like to enter these challenges:

TOMIC: Easter and photo inspiration
MDUC: Easter Inspired
Just Magnolia: Springtime
Simon Says Stamps: Anything Goes
StampARTic: Bingo (Flowers, Stamp, Ribbon)

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs,
Paola