Thursday, November 4, 2010

Birthday Wishes for my Mom

I just received this Tilda image “Apple Tilda” from Cindy and Kevin at I had to color her for my Mother. My Mom just loves these little "angels" and her favorite layout is the easel card. So for her 76th birthday, on Saturday, this is what I came up with.

And while I was at it, I decided to use Priscilla’s sketch at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #78. I really twisted it some so they may kick me out. I combined the fancy layout with the clean layout. Check them out:


The Copics that I used are:

I am so happy with the way this turned out. The layout worked just great. I used Magnolia Leaf and Swirl DooHickey dies for the swirls. I also used Spellbinders Nestabilitie dies, the Beaded Ovals and the Large Ovals. The designer paper I used is from Basic Grey 6”x6” pad June Bug.

I also got way out of my comfort zone. I finally colored something with the light source coming straight on. I usually show the shadow on the right hand side of an image, but not this time. This is also my first time I have combined red and yellow. Thank goodness for those mini pads of designer paper. They sure help when you are in a color rut.

Thanks so much for stopping by. You all have a great weekend! I know we will, we are taking my wonderful Mom out for a birthday dinner! I know that I am blessed to still have her around!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate contacting me at

See you next week!

Aletha Jane


The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a darling card, and I know your mother is going to love it! Happy 76th to her!


Sheila :-)

Lorie said...

Oh, my goodness...this is lovely! Happy day to your mom!

Carol said...

Your Mom is just going to love this card. You have colored this Tilda to perfection. What happy fun colors. Great job with the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Midnight Madness Design Team

Patty said...

She turned out beautiful! Your work and the work of others on the Maggies makes me a little less apprehensive. I have a few of them, but haven't taken the plunge and started coloring any of them yet. Keep up the inspiration!

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Beautiful!! I love how colorful it is!! Happy Birthday to your mom!! : )

Cami said...

Very pretty card with beautiful coloring! Your Mom will love this! Happy Birthday to her! Hugs, Cami

cathylynn said...

WOW!! I'm sure you Mom will love this delightful card. It's so beautiful with those colors. Happy 76 Birthday to your Mom too!

Darsie Bruno said...

what a fabulous card for your Mom!! Love the swirls, your image, and everything else! Thanks so much for joining us for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and I hope you'll join us next week!
Hugs, Darsie

Denise @ kc242 said...

what a lovely card. Your coloring and shading is perfect! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!

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- Daniel

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