Hello Bluebird!!! .... and a Lunch Date!!


The weekend has been so gorgeous here in Southwestern Ontario!! I spent some time in the yard, weeding my garden and I'm already seeing things sprouting up from the dirt! And I can heard those birdies singin' in the morning!! Aaaaahhhh! Winter is finally over!!

So I had yesterday off from work and besides yardwork and attacking a giant mound of laundry, I also made a few cards. This one I'm particularly happy with!!! This week's Tilda and Co. challenge is to create a Girlie card, but it has to be mainly Blue. So I pulled out my Tilda and Bird stamp and got busy!

Do you ever start a card with a specific idea, with papers and embellishments in mind and the finished product turns out to be nothing like that original idea?? Well, this is that card for me. The papers and colours I had set out to use with it are still sitting on my craft table!

Anyway, for this card I stamped the fence stamp twice, side by side, on Wasau bright white paper and the Tilda stamp on a separate piece. I coloured them in with my Copic markers and cut Tilda out. The papers I used are from an older line of Basic Grey papers, called Oh Baby Boy. They have a sort of distressed look to them, so I decided to distress all the edges of paper with my Heidi Swapp distressing tool. The card base is a 6x6 textured Very Vanilla piece of cardstock. The layer on top of that is a green BG paper and then I layered the patterned piece of BG paper on top of a Brocade Blue piece. I also distressed the patterned piece using Tea Dye ink by Ranger. On the focal piece I coloured the sky area and around the fence using a Copic colour called Raw Silk which gives it an off white colour and then coloured the ground with a green Copic. I sponged it with Tea Dye, distressed the edges, and attached to the base. Tilda is popped up on lots of pop dots and I added Stardust Stickles to her wings. I embellished the card with a piece of American Crafts gingham ribbon that matched perfectly and also attached a mixture of Prima flowers with soft yellow Making Memories glitter brads. I topped it all off with a trio of green Dew Drops on the top left corner!! Isn't she just yummy???

Okay!! Now onto to our Lunch Date!!! If you are in the local Southwestern Ontario area and would like to meet up for a yummy lunch and some stamp shopping, I will be in Petrolia this coming Friday, April 25th (my day off) for lunch at noon at Actors and then for a little shopping at The Town Scrapper. If you would like to join me, be sure to send me a quick email or leave me a message in this post, so that I can make a reservation for lunch!! Hope you can join me!!!

22 comments:

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh so cute Kimmie!! Tilda is so adorbale looking at her little birdie...great job, love the ppaer, primas, layout, love it all!!

karin xoxo said...

i love those cards. really nice papers and colors. Great job.

Krisstee said...

ANother great card Kimmie! And yes........I would love to meet for lunch...........but I can't.......sob....sniff.....LOL. Someday I will. Maybe this summer. I want to visit my friend in London. We shall see.

MichelleO said...

It may not have started out like you planned it, but it turned out just wonderful!

Nixe07 said...

Wow your card is wonderful. The colours are great. Love it.
Hugs
Moni

Elizebeth said...

What a pretty card! And I'm jealous you had a good weekend with lots of sun....we had 10 inches of snow!

Stephanie said...

I love your Tilda cards can you tell me where I can purchase Tilda stamps?

sophia landry said...

Wish I could join you for your lunch and shop, but alas, 4 hours is to much to drive lol. This is such a gorgeous card Kimmie! You come up with some fantastic cards! Love everything you do!

debby4000 said...

Adorable Tilda and she look fantastic on those papers.

ScrapMetal said...

This is so sweet, I love this scene and such vibrant colours too!

petri said...

Very sweet Kimmie, but now I 'll never heal from the Magnolia-feaver anymore !
And thanks for the invitation, but all flights to Canada are booked...haha. Wish I could be there!

Petri

Tricia said...

Adorable card!! Love her bird. :)

Melissa said...

So sweet! I love it all!

Many Blessings,
M.

Heidi said...

Oh just another sweet card! TFS Kimmie!
Heidi

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card Kimmie, I love the colours and great layout. Those flowers are so beautiful x

Ila said...

I love your card Kim....it's absolutley Gorgeous!!
Enjoy your lunch date!!

Cathy said...

Great card - love the colours nad the layout, oh and Tilda is looking gorgeous!

Diane said...

Love her,she's toooooo adorable!
Love the beautiful blue you used!

LAZY-TROUT said...

Wow - another gorgeous card - love the colours on this one - the blue seems so vibrant!

Kristine said...

SOOO ADORABLE!! I'm totally in love with these Magnolia stamps. LOVE this cute card--your colors are absolutely FABULOUS!! :D

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Kim! The colors, the image, the flowers... everything looks great. TFS! Oh how I wish my Magnolia stamps were here yet...

Katharina said...

oh this is sooo cute Kimmie! i love your layout, colouring and details! A fab creation again!

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