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Monday, March 15, 2010

My First Magnolia Card

Today I finished my first Magnolia Card. Since I have been coloring images for quite some time, I thought that I would start with one of my finished images. However, in trying to use my copic airbrush system for the first time, I destroyed that image and had to start over. (The airbrush system definitely takes some practice.) Several hours later, and here she is. I used Beach Tilda and the coordinating bathing ring. I picked her because I am so ready for Spring and Summer that she seemed like a great choice.

In any case, here is a picture of my card:




She is a little more involved in putting her together than most images. I stamped Tilda first and then used my stamp positioner to get the bathing ring right where I needed it to be. I then used my Labels 4 nesties to cut out the image. I left the image in the nestie and used my airbrush to add the water and sky colors. I used a little darker pen to add shading to the water. Since I wanted to paper piece the bathing ring image, I stamped that image on DSP and cut it out. I glued that paper pieced image over the original image matching up the images. The next step was to stamp another Beach Tilda image, color the image and cut the image out. I then glued the cut out image over the paper pieced bathing ring and the original image mathching up the images. The rest of the card was just puting all of the other pieces together.



Below is a close up picture of my coloring:




I also took a picture of all of the copic markers that I used:



I hope that you enjoy her as much as I do. I look forward to any comments and suggestions that you may have for me.

Dawn

33 comments:

raindropecho said...

Very cuuute!! She looks wonderful in this card!
- Ann

Stephanie said...

She is adorable Dawn, you did a great job! Hard to believe this is your first Tilda!! Hugs, Stephanie

Barb Hardeman said...

You did an awesome job on pulling this card together! Tilda is beautifully colored and pieced! Your flowers and finishing touches are fabulous...great job...hugs...Barb

Marciava Harris said...

very cute indeed...

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card! You did awonderful job coloring her and love your pretty pink flowers! Great job!
hugs!
Sharon

SASSY Stampin' said...

You did a wonderful job. She is one of my many favorites.

Pat

Lynn's Magnolia Haven said...

Great Job so pretty love love love it
She is so cute sitting on her tube now I gotta go color mine, LOL

cabio's craft corner said...

Such a pretty delightful card and the paper piecing looks awesome too :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

LINDA said...

Your card turned out great,love your paper piecing and your coloring.
Linda W.

Candy said...

Beautifully made card. Excellent colouring of Tilda. Love your paper pieced bathing ring, flowers and buttons :o)
Hugs, Candy

Kathy said...

Adorable card!!! I love this sweet image and your paper pieced floatie is just adorable!!!
Great first card!!
:)Kathy

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Darling card!! Love how you paper pieced the tube, and your coloring is beautiful!! Thanks for joining in our Copic Creations Celebration!

Cami said...

What a sweet card! Love Tilda sitting on her paper-pieced tube! Your coloring is very pretty. Hugs, Cami

Only by His Grace said...

Hi Dawn,
super job on your first Tilda. I like the pink and orange together and your paper piecing looks fab.
Hugs Marion

Nancy said...

Dawn you did a awesome job with your first card! Great job coloring Tilda and I love how you paper pieced her swim ring good job! Love the flowers keep up the good work and can't wait to see more!
Hugs,
Nancy

Danka Kareen said...

She is so cute...Love your card !!
Your coloring is wonderful !

Bonne journée !

Pam said...

I wish my first card would of looked this good! Simply beautiful!
~Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

Karen W said...

I love this Tilda - very nice card!

Bengelmama said...

A beautiful card.

Nadine

Pat Frank said...

Dawn, your little Tilda card is adorable! You did a beautiful job coloring her...I love the way you have her sitting on her inner tube. Awesome job!

Pat

Maureen said...

Aw too sweet! Wow, you did a lot of work! Sorry to hear about the airbushing accident! I have yet to invest in that... yes, it definitely will take practice!

Your finished piece is so cute!

magicalmagpie said...

Well done on your first Magnolia card. you have done it proud. Great choice of colours and rending. Look forward to more!
Gail

charlene aka scrappygma said...

What an adorable card ! You have done an awesome job on your coloring are you sure this is your 1st !!
Hugs

Christine Riley said...

Very pretty card! I love the colors you used and I love how you paper pieced the float. Too cute! :)
Hugs, Christine

Nancy said...

You did a wonderful job. I haven't tried Copics yet but know that I will some day. You made a wonderful card.

Anonymous said...

She is beautiful, you did a wonderful job.

Mom said...

This is an adorable card in so many ways. If this is your first,look out Magnolia Lover's! You are brave. I have had an airbrush machine for a year and it is still in the box!

Sally Lynn MacDonald said...

She is really cute! Since you asked for CC, the only thing I would add is a touch more contrast under her chin, underarms and inside of the legs/kneecaps. Everything else is spot on perfection.

Eulanda said...

Well I think Magnolia's are right up your alley! Love this card and your coloring is just amazing! Very nice!!

Patricia Garcia said...

Beautiful card, this is your first?? looks amazing, you are awesome can't wait to see more of your cards!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Robin said...

WOW!!! Wonderful job on your first Tilda!!! This is a cute Tilda image!!

Patti.Jo said...

She's a cutie! Great job on your first Tilda and love the colors and terrific job on coloring!

Pam S. said...

very sweet and wonderful coloring! I did this up last year for a g-daughter's birthday... it was a winner! tfs!
Pam Going Postal