Friday, January 8, 2010

Scrolling Hearts and Roses

Hello Everyone,
The year hasn't quite gotten off the ground and I already have messed up! I was supposed to have a card made for LOTV Thursday's first challenge of the year and somehow I had my dates crossed! I feel so terrible for neglecting my DT duties and I can tell you that this won't happen again. I made a copy of all of my DT duties and the list is posted near my desk (where it should have been in the first place)

As I stated in my last post, my "mojo" had disappeared and I had a difficult time trying to make anything. Although a resting period after Christmas was refreshing, I think too much rest was harmful on the creativity end.

Any Whoo......I finally managed to finish both of these Magnolia cards and I'm pleased with the results. The card featuring Sparkling Tilda as an Afro American is made in the traditional card style and the card featuring Tilda as a Caucasian is an easel card.

I received this awesome scroll & heart punch from Michelle (owner of The Pixie Cottage) and I'm so impressed with this neat tool! I was able to punch through my card stock without any paper jams and the intricate heart & scroll punched clean every time! Another fab feature is that this punch (by EK Success) has a button on the bottom that allows the punch to fold almost flat for easier storage. Too see more of what The Pixie Cottage has to offer, click here.

Both images of Sparkling Tilda have been colored in with Copic Markers and mounted onto either the oval or small Nesties die.

Card Details
stamp Magnolia's Sparkling Tilda, sentiment Stamping Bella, c/s PTI and Bazzill, DP October Afternoon, inks Memento Black and Copic Markers. Tools EK Success Scroll & Heart punch, Cuttle Bug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Nesties oval and square scallop dies. Embellishments ribbon, Prima mini roses, Prima rose buds , exra fine glitter and half pearls.

Well, it is time for me to get into gear and answer and take care of a few business matters. Thank you all so much for stopping by and I hope you have a beautiful day!




Stampin Mindy said...

Beautiful cards, great layouts and I love those roses!

Andrea, said...

2 beautiful card Risa, I love how you have used this Tilda image she is so pretty along with the flowers and punch detail

cats whiskers said...

Oh Hun this are precious I love the colours and how you have given her two looks fabulous.
No probs regards LOTV hun
Hugs Jacqui x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are both beautiful Risa!! Love your coloring and designs! Gorgeous colors!! Lovin' the roses you added! I now have that punch on my wish list!!

Have a great weekend!


Elena said...

Wow! When I look at your cards that is my first reaction! Stunning cards, Risa! I love everything about them! Colors, papers, coloring, beautiful embellishments! And what a gorgeous punch! I should check it at our local store! :)
Thank you so much for giving so much inspiration!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, these are just fabulous, Risa! When my mojo goes, it never comes back like this! Fabulousness!!

Been thinking of you often and hope all is well with you and the family. Have a wonderful 2010!!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Risa these are just absolutely adorable!
Two beautiful cards!
kim x

Tina said...

Both cards are gorgeous! You sure know how to color!!

Tina said...

Both cards are gorgeous! You sure know how to color!!

2 Worlds said...

This image is so cute! Lovely cards Risa , and the roses gives a touch, i know how it is to mess up dates we always feel horrible

Jan McConnell said...

Risa, I love these cards and the little flowers you used just set the stage for these wonderful images.

Sparkle said...

Such lovely cards! So darling.

Denise said...

My O my, these is soooooooo Beautiful! I love the sweet Tilda image, and the way you sparkled her up. You are my inspiration!
Have a great weekend,
Aloha & Hugs,

Deb (dcorder) said...

I totally agree - my mojo is best when I'm doing something everyday. If I stop for a long period, I have trouble getting back in the grove!

But I think you're back! I love both your angels. I love the different coloring and skin tones you used. Would you post the colors you use for the skin tones, please! I feel like I'm in a rut and need to branch out of E000, E00 and R20. :D

Rita said...

OMG Risa...both cards are so stunning & your coloring is beautiful as always! I luv that punch, does it punch the heavy PTI cs easily? Looks fabulous on your cards!

Kristine said...

oooo, LOVE THESE Risa!! WOW, look at all that fabulous coloring and your glitter and roses! These are jaw-dropping for sure! Love that new border punch too (I think I NEED that now, you enabler you! LOL) Wonderful inspiring cards *Ü*

Pam said...

Risa both your cards are gorgeous! I love every little detail. the paper punch, your coloring, Your color choices, everything! Beautiful!

Ila said...

Both of these are Totally Gorgeous!!...looks like your mojo is working just fine...I love your layouts..coloring, glitter and the way you used this lovely punch!!..Hugs, Ila

Vivian Cunningham said...

These are just to beautiful, i was looking for something for my show and tell , I'm a beginner so hope i can come close to yours.I really enjoy your site.vivian

Jodi said...

Beautiful cards!! I love the roses and of course that punch is so pretty too!!
Jodi =)

Anonymous said...

ok, cool... i just added up lots of fresh emo backgrounds on my blog

foxyenglishcrafter said...

WOW!!!! Awesome card! Love the image and the colours you have chosen.Love the layout and the embellishments you have used. Both cards are stunning. They are so beautiful.

Thanks for sharing!
Happy crafting!