Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Flowers, butterflies, and bees! Oh My!

I have finally finished something! (That’s me patting myself on the back.)

This is going to be short because I need to get this posted and linked to the challenges listed below. Do some blog surfing and check out these blogs. The talent out there is something else.

The challenges are:
Any Stamp Will Do Color Challenge - Neon colors;
Just Magnolia – Anything goes;
Simon Says Challenge – Things with wings;
Creative Card Crew – April Showers brings May Flowers;
allsorts challenge blog – Be Inspired; (I used some of the colors)
Fab ‘n Funky Challenges – Get it all out;
Penny’s Paper-Crafts Challenge – Anything goes.

The supplies for this card are cardstock, scrapbooking paper, glitter glue, MS punches, pearl pen, Smooch inks, Spica Pens, and white gel pen.

The rubber stamps are Magnolia’s Tilda with hair bow, bees, and Bildmalarna stamp Toss-Flower . Two of my favorite online stores for stamps are StampingScrapping and Magnolia-licious. Cindy with StampingScrapping and Diana with Magnolia-licious are the greatest when it comes to customer service. They answer emails personally and they never sleep! Their inventory is to die for also.

Copics I used are:
Jeans: B23, 26;
Hat & jean cuffs: B21, 26
Top, bow, & patches: R39, 81, 83
Shoes: W1, 3
Skin: E00, 11, 13; RV21
Hair: E00, 13, 17
Background: Bees: Y06, 35; Flowers & Grass: Y08, 38; YG21, 67; R24; G82, 99.

Before I sign off I do have to make a comment..."Tilda looks scared to death of all those bees!" That was my first thought after I had everything put together. Does she look scared to you? Thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate contacting me at ajsdesigns@cox.net .



Dena said...

Oh MY!!! ha ha! This card is AMAZING!!!! Wow that border really pops and your coloring just brought this little girl to life!!!
Great card!
Thanks for joining Just Magnolia this week!
Hugs, Dena

andrea said...

gorgeous card,i love the border and all the detail is fab thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this week

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card :-) I had to smile whan you asked if we thought she looks scared to death ,,, well , I went back for another closer look ,,, and she does a bit !! lol ,,, :-) Poor Tilda :-) Gorgeous card :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x

Doreen said...

A fabulous card so pretty, and Tilda does look a little scared, so would you.xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is beautiful
love it

Brandi said...

This is so beautiful! I love the colors and that beautiful border really makes them pop off the card! Gorgeous! :)

Pat said...

Hi Aletha...oh my, what a perfectly delightful card!! You have done a beautiful job combining both kinds of stamps...I LOVE the result! Your colors and coloring are lovely...and, yes, Tilda does look a bit TERRIFEID now that you mention it!! Great job! Pat Frank (VA)

Scrappinangler said...

This is amazing! The bright colors are wonderful as are all of the hand-cut images! Great job!

Beth said...

Aletha this is gorgeous what a great job you did on this card.

Jean said...

Althea, this is so adorable and yes now that you mention it your little Tilda does look a little scared.. but your coloring is perfect.. love your border but love the background so much.. An all around great card and the inside is done beautifully..
Hugs, Jean

Sandra said...

so cute!

Sheri said...

Omg! How cute!!!!! I love those stamps together, you clever girl! I had to laugh about Cindy not sleeping! So true!!! Have a fantastic day!

Barb Hardeman said...

This is a fabulous card AJ! What a beautiful job you did! Now I want that MS punch that makes the beautiful floral border. It's gorgeous! Your flowers are so pretty and your coloring of Tilda is delightful. You've finished the inside just as beautiuflly as the outside! Awesome job...hugs, Barb

Nancy said...

AJ your card is gorgeous! Beautiful coloring! Everything is just perfect!

paola said...

Oh My! this is so CUTE! i am busy with a card that these little bees would have been perfect for.
Love It!

ultraroyale said...

Great card. So bright and cheerful. Thanks for sharing.
Have a GREAT DAY!!!
Bob L.

Pam S. said...

so sweet! Love your Springy, Summery coloring of Tilda!
Pam Going Postal

Christina C. said...

What a wonderful card.....love the border and especially those background flowers. Tilda is colored to perfection. Fabulous card!!!!!

Handmade by Vivi said...

Aletha, you card is adorable!
OMG I love the 3D flowers.. they are awesome... I have to give a try on that!! No, she does not look scary at all... your card is so cheefull.. I love it!

Anary said...

Great work! Lovely lace work! The pink shirt is just fab!

Bev said...

So pretty with the most stunning detail! Love your choice of papers and colours. Thanks so much for joining us this week. x

Peggie said...

Super cute card. Love the flowers. I don't think she looks scared.

Kerry said...

What a delightful card! Tilda is gorgeous, the card is gorgeous, the bees, flowers just pop! I love your coloring! Tilda's just a wee bit scared! LOL! Kerry P.

Barb F said...

OMG! This card is precious! Your coloring is outstanding (as usual)! I do love what you did with the flowers and now I need that stamp! Yes, she looks a bit uneasy because of the bees! I just love your black border! Its so pretty and I just never think of black as a color but its perfect! Hugs, Barb F

Gina L said...

I don't think your Tilda looks scared. In fact, I think she looks darlin'. This is probably my fave Tilda and you did a great job with her! Gina L

Lisette Morris said...

Beautiful! I so love the border. My craft store only brought the corner punch. I'm still searching for it!

cabio's craft corner said...

Aletha, Your card is so darling! Lovely coloring and the cheerful theme is so adorable!! Thanks for sharing :o)

megline said...

Very beautiful. I love the color, the flower and the border of the paper with the paper punch.
Hugs, Line

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Fantastic card!
The whole layout is fantastic the colours are just perfect and tilda looks very proud of her bees!

Thanks for playing at Allsorts
(photo inspiration wk 49)

Emma xxx

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is as cute as can be! You did a great job!


Sheila :-)

1CardCreator said...

I just love this! Looks so happy. makes me smile. Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Barb F said...

I know I left you a comment about this card somewhere - It's also on the copic yahoo page. I want to tell you how very excited I was to open that gorgeous card today!! Now its mine, mine mine!!!! Ahah!!! All mine!! I love this card - its so cute and your coloring is perfect!! I love the flowers and the edging and everything. I love the Tilda image but more since you brought her to life for me!! Thank you for sending her to me!! I will take good care of her and cherish her always! Hugs, Barb F

Maria Matter said...

WOW Sweetie, your creations are AMAZING!!!! I look forward to working with you @ The Stamping Boutique!
Hugs & blessings!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Your coloring is fabulous! I love all the detail in your work and that border, love it!

Crazy Creations said...

Where did you get that border I just lobe your card its great!Hugs Sarah

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