Thursday, July 30, 2009

Lazy summer days

Hard to believe summer is 2/3 over, at least as far as school is concerned! Only one more month of freedom....sigh....why does summer go so quickly?? Even days like today.....raining on & off, chilly...seem to fly by!!

I know I mentioned my wonderful reader Susan the other day, who sent me TONS of summer Magnolia images. I'm very thankful she sent a bunch, because this is one Tilda gone BAD, lol. I do like how it turned out.....finally. I don't know if you can tell, but her swimming suit top is cut out & popped up. Not by choice. I royally messed up the one that came with this image, lol. I used Copics, then added Prismas, & it STILL didn't look right so I tried Twinkling H2O's to cover all the hideousness. Didn't work. It was a big ole shimmery mess. So I took another image & recolored the suit, cut it out (ohhhhh....all those ruffles.....) & popped it on top. THEN I sponged the edges.....bad move!! I hated how it turned out! Hence, the distressing. You can still tell the edges are inked....but now it looks like it's supposed to look that way!

I did color the image with Copics......2 cards in a row!!! Woohooooo!! I think I'm conquering my fear of them!! I used a Copic Spica glitter pen on the dots on her suit, & her hair thingies. The flower is made using my Cuttlebug scalloped circle dies.....the papers are Basic Grey Mellow....the layout is from this week's SCS sketch challenge....& the little sun & "summer" are from a clear Stampendous set.

Here's a close up....guess you still can't really tell the suit is cut &'ll just have to trust me. I would not lie about my errors, lol!

Today I went to my LSS & got the BG Junebug & Lemonade pads. I know, I all already have them. But they didn't have them last time I was there, & since I have a credit with them (another rummage sale recently, resulting in over $50 credit!!) I just waited patiently. And now I have them :)

Hope you have a terrific night & as always, thanks for visiting!!


susan said...

She looks terrific to me! I like the color combinations you used here and the distressing might not have been in the original "plan" but is great with these colors and sketch.
Cutting out all those ruffles must have taken a long time. I would have been holding my breath the whole time!

Beautiful, as always!

dolcreations said...

I absolutely love this Tilda. I love your colour choices...great, fantastic job!

Lacey said...

Sorry you had such trouble with her! But she turned out beautiful!!!

Dawn B. said...

You did a great job. I never mess up an image unless it is a RAK image that I only have one of. The copics coloring is beautiful. Super job Michelle. It is hot here with lots of thunderstorms. Have a great weekend. GO CUBS.

SMK said...

such a cute stamp, love it! and the distressing and flowers are beautiful!!

Ila said...

Oh Wow!! this is Super Cute!! I love how you popped up the dress...and I can see the dimension!!!...your colroing is Fabulous and the papers are the flower too. I don't have those papers is just a matter of, Ila

Ellie said...

I love how it turned out. So cute. Love the popped up swimsuit even though it wasn't intentional. Love the distressing and your coloring is amazing.

Tammi said...

Well your mess up turned out to be a beauty Michelle, it's cute as can be!

tracy said...

Beautiful card Michelle sometimes I have colouring days like that too glad it isn't just me lol.
But really you can't tell if you hadn't of said I would never of know.
I bought the lemonade & lime rickey papers yesterday I have been waiting for my local shop to have them delivered they were worth waiting for lol.
tracy x

Cheryl said...

Boy, you fix your errors REALLY GOOD!
Love the vibrancy of her suit! Your layout is great! Love the 4 squares, but you can still see the bg dp!
Awesome card!

And, YES, summer is screaming by!!

Stressed Stamper said...

Totally stunning - it is not messed up at all, you should now you have the hang of Copic pens enter their challenges over at

Sharri Seffens said...

Your card is gorgeous! I think the coloring looks great and can not tell that it was messed up at all!

Jeannie Phillips said...

oh so sweet...this one made me so love your work

Kim Piggott said...

Oh your card is so sweet!
I love how it turned out just gorgeous!
Such pretty colours and beautiful design!
kim x

Annie said...

she turned into a great summery card, love the bright sizzling summer colours you used for Tilda, that swimsuit is stunning!
hugs, annie x

Tab said...

Wow your colouring is sensational, you have given it such depth, love it! Fab layout and embellies too!
Hugs Tab xxx

Juls said...

gorgeous! love the rich colours you have used and the distressed feel you have created!

Tracey said...

This is a gorgeous card Michelle! Tilda is just adorable! Have a fabulous weekend! xx

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 on My SCS Gallery said...

Gorgeous!! Looks all warm and summery.
The BG Lemonade dp's are really pretty - I'm sure you will really love using them.

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