Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sophia and Tilda

It's amazing to me how much creativity I get by cleaning out my stamps. I've been sorting through some of my stamps I don't use very much anymore and would like someone else to love. When I send them out in the mail, I get this shot of creativity and so many ideas pop into my head about what to do with some stamps that I've been holding onto for a special occasion. These two cards are the result of a couple of Bellas being sent on to new homes.

Speaking of creativity, what better way to get your creative juices going than with the yummy blog candy Susana at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design has going on at her store blog! It's fabulous and involves Elisabeth Bell! Something like a signed print of one of our new stamps that will be released. Make sure you stop over and find out all about it! It runs from April 6th through April 13th.

Sophia of Paper Pretties has been at my house for over a month and inked up but I couldn't bring myself to color her up. I could so get addicted to these sweeties and go hog wild over them and way overspend! I joined up for their Stamp of The Month Club and this beauty, Hippity Hoppity, was my first Paper Pretties and I couldn't be happier! I was sorting thorough my papers and voila, I found my Nana's Nursery Baby Girl stack and Sophia came to life for me! She reminded me of pink lemonade and she just kind of put herself together. She's stamped on GinaK's Luxury White paper and colored with copics. All I did was add some Dew Drops, a bit of Glossy Accents to make her ribbons look satiny and used my cuttlebug to add a bit or texture to her. I adore this stamp and believe me, she's staying with me forever!

Tilda with Lamb is so beautiful and innocent sitting with her lamb. The Easter Collection from Magnolia that Summer at Roses on Paper is carrying is by far, my favorite collection. It's the first collection that I want every single stamp from! I've got to tell you that I had a hard time having Tilda sit on the Bible! I think it's the Baptist in me but I hope I've not been disrespectful. Once I saw the card in my head, it just happened. I've wanted to stitch on my cards for a long time and between Catherine Scanlon's encouragement (one of the most talented paper artist I've ever seen and get the pleasure of stamping with every month!) and Danni's tutorial, I just took the plunge! So glad I did! I had so much fun stitching that you'll be seeing it a lot more on my cards. I colored and the Bible with copics and used some Souffle Pens to highlight some of the flowers and Sophia's eggs. I used Glossy Accents on the satin book mark for the bible and my glitter pens on the swirls. I also added some Glossy Accents to Tilda's blouse becauseTilda what little girl doesn't have satin in some sort for Easter? She's got stickles on her socks and I used Dew Drops on the corners and just love how she came out.

I hope you enjoy these two cuties. I had such fun creating them to share with you all.

Don't forget to stop by the Follow Your Heart blog for some great blog candy! My gosh, a signed print by Elisabeth Bell is too good to pass up!

Card Ingredients:

Tilda With Lamb, The Bible, Dew Drops, Glossy Accents, Glitter pen, Souffle pens, ribbon, The Glitter Stack and Nana's Nursery Baby Girl's stack from DCWV, GinaK Luxury White paper, copics.


Peggie said...

Such little cuties. Love the first one especially. She looks so carefree. Wonderful job.

Teresa said...

Your cards are so very cute! You are all ready for Easter, Guess I should get busy too! Hugs, T

Julia said...

Both of these are just precious. I especially love little Sophia - she looks so happy, hopping along!

Brandi said...

These are so darling! I adore Paper Pretties too... my Easter Sophia should probably get inked up to as well, before Easter gets away from me!



Michele Spera said...

Both of your cards are wonderul!! I love the Tilda well I have to admit Tilda's are my favorite, I can't help it:-) but You did a really nice job on sewing the card, I too would like to do this and have yet to set my mini sewing machine I got for Christmas up!
You did a really nice job on both cards
I love the colors and the coloring
Michele spera

Christine Riley said...

These are both just adorable! I love the layouts and colors and great job on the stitching!
Hugs, Christine :)

LINDA said...

These are both just Gorgeous.. Love them both!!! Lovely work..
Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Great coloring on these!! I love the first stamp as well!! Thanks for sharing! Blessings and hugs.

Lynn said...

These are darling Easter cards!!!
You did a wonderful job on both of them!

Danni said...

Wonderful cards!! I have Hippity Hop Sophia too and haven't inked her up, gasp! LOL!
You did a fab job on both of these cuties!

Mae said...

Sophia & Tilda are just wonderful. How cute.

Justine said...

YOu go with your bad self, 2 CARDS!!!! Whooo HOOO
Both are amazing

marsha said...

Susan, these are adorable! I love the Sophia (have a granddaughter with that name!)but the Tilda and lamb just knock my socks off!