Sunday, August 17, 2008

All Wet

Ever have a stamp you can't get enough of? That's how I feel about this Tilda by Magnolia stamps. Every time I look at her, a different color combination comes to mind for me. While I was coloring her all I could think of was a soft, sweet little girl being too afraid to wade very much farther into the water than to just wade. All of my girls have been water babies and I can't imagine what I would have done if they all hadn't loved the water!

My great friend Deb over at Magnolia-licious yahoo group put out a sketch challenge and I had to take it. I had my Tilda already stamped and colored so when I thought of his challenge, I reached for her. I adjusted a couple of things from the sketch. Deb had a circle in the middle, but I used an oval. She showed two flowers in the bottom corner, but I used two plastic swirls because they reminded me of waves. You may wonder why I put hot pink flowers on a beach card, but here in Maine they have pink flowers that they call Sea Roses along the coast line so I wanted to honor them. They're stunning to look at and add just a splash of color. To see that bright pink mixed in with the beautiful sea blue and light beige sand is truly a sight to see.

She was colored with watercolor pencils and the sky and water was sponged with Dew Drops by Versachalk ink. The paper is by my Memory Makers Delany line. The brads are jeweled brads from Memory Makers and the blue swirls (waves to me!) are by Heidi Stamps and the flowers are by Dress It Up. The ribbon, like most of my supplies for this baby came from Loreen at Wish Upon a Scrap. I used my nestabilities on both of the ovals. The picture corners are from the SU punch.

Tilda just makes me smile!


Katie Skiff said...

All three of those are so cute!! Good job,....she looks so sweet!

Kim said...

What a simply STUNNING card! I love EVERYTHING about it! What a WONDERFUL job! I just love this stamp....although I have no Magnolias....yet! ha ha!
Hugs~ Kim

HollywoodDDH said...

Love the waves!!! I love the glitter on her dress. Gotta luv those corner punches! Great details Susan!