Friday, February 26, 2010

Got the blues?

On Tuesday night, I was playing with this lovely Tilda--I hadn't colored her ever though I'd had her for a while. And she's such a cutie! But I was to find out that she was a bit demanding . . .

"Why did you color me? Why am just laying here on your desk? What are you going to do with me?" I heard her questions all morning and afternoon on Wednesday. She was adorable--I had tried for a summer-looking gauzy feel to her dress--you know the kind that has been washed and is so soft and faded that it's 'almost' white, but still has a hint of the original color? And I was happy with my effort.

Little Red-Head was undaunted, though, and by Wednesday night, I had to cut her out. She lay on my craft table, giving me 'the look'--"Well, now what?"

So I pulled out some of my favorite paper--the BoBunny dots--and set to work on Thursday afternoon. Mind you, I had every intention of cleaning the house, as we are having company for the weekend--but I felt the constant chatter out of Little Red-Head might keep our guests awake. I cut the center circle with my Nestabilities die, and punched the lace strip--and a few hours later, she was happily nestled in with some crocheted flowers.

I imagine I'll hear from her a time or two yet--we haven't agreed whether she's going to be a birthday card or a thinking of your card, or what. For now, though, we are BOTH happy!


Supplies: Paper--GP (white), BoBunny (Dark Denim Dot), green scraps for leaves; punches--Martha Stewart, and unknown large leaf punch; pearls--Crystal Stickers; Nestabilities (large circle); Magnolia--Striped Tights (Magnolia-licious); hand crocheted flowers by me. Copic markers as shown, except for hair colors--I honestly don't remember all the ones I used.

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18 comments:

Barb Hardeman said...

Cute story and beautiful card, Deb. I can hear her saying "Thank You" she feels better now! You did a marvelous job on the entire card...

Tracy Boyle said...

Deb! She's adorable and sassy! I love the card! Great work!

SUMTOY said...

My gosh she is a doll...no wonder she wanted colored so she could show off. Great Job with her

Leonie said...

This is gorgeous and I love your little story!! Im just glad i'mnot the only one who hears my images talk to me..ha ha ha!!

Hugs
Leonie

siameseplease said...

I love her outfit, absolutely love it. I know she was calling to you...she is calling to me, too! She's too cute to be ignored. Heck, what's a little dust, anyway? Gina L

Jean said...

I am so glad you colored her in instead of ignoring her.. love those crocheted flowers.. did you do them?? they match the card so perfectly and glad you finally decided to put your addy on for us... great card...
Hugs, Jean

ladydiana said...

I love your conversation with Tilda. You did her proud, your card is fabulous...love the crocheted flowers.
hugs, Diana

Angie said...

So sweet! It looks like she has rays of sunshine behind her. Love the flowers too.

Regina said...

OMG!!! I love the colors, your coloring is fantastic and the crochet flowers give a very special touch!!!
And... you write in a way that I (and I think everyone!!!:))) love to read !!:))
Hugs
Regina

Caroline said...

Love your card, the colors are wonderful. Good job.
Caroline from Quebec

Handmade by Vivi said...

wow, this is a wonderful card!
xxx
Vivi

Nancy said...

Love your card you have done a awesome job! Your coloring is beautiful and all of the details are perfect!
Hugs,
Nancy

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful! I love the blues and this is one of my all time favorite Tildas! Great card!
hugs!
Sharon

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Soooooo cute! Love the crocheted flowers too!
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥

cabio's craft corner said...

Great and adorable Tilda card. Those crochet flowers are cute embellies to add!
hugs,
Cabio

Cami said...

Very pretty card Deb! I love the shades of blue you used and your coloring is awesome. The blue crocheted flowers adds auch a nice soft touch. Hugs, Cami

Candy said...

Love your converstaion with Tilda -the little red head! So sweet :o)
I bet you both feel a lot better now *grin.
Love all the blues, beautiful flowers and pearls and your colouring rocks!
Hugs, Candy

Patti.Jo said...

This is so cute with your lacy border with ribbon and crocheted flowers! Your Tilda is adorable Deb! Terrific job!