Monday, January 24, 2011

You put the SUN in Sunflower

Happy Monday and a beautiful one it is here in AZ......upper 60's and sunny what more could you ask for in January.  I have a couple of much needed days off I tell you it is just go go go around here, sometimes I wonder how I have time to work ! I had my little pup fixed this past Friday so I have been keeping a close eye on him so we have been in the craft room a good majority of the day.  Tomorrow afternoon it is DGD's basketball game clear on the other side of town.

For my card today I have followed the sketch at Just Magnolia by Donalda.  My image is Tilda holding an Sunflower, and a little bee that is also from Magnolia, I don't see them in stock right now at Magnolia-licious but I am sure if you contact Diana she can help you out.  Have you checked out the new Mini Maggies they are just adorable.  At Magnolia-licious Highlites they wanted us to do a recipe challenge:*4 Flowers*3 types of patterned paper *2 Magnolia images (any image by Magnolia qualifies/ ie. accessory, background, tilda/edwin, animal, sentiment, etc.)*1 Ribbon.  My background papers are from Nitwits. The corners are the 3rd part of the papers as well as the 4 flowers and are from Laurie Furnell.  Sentiment is computer generated.  At the Magnolia-licious Challeng blog, Cabio has given us a color challenge to use green and orange.  And last but by no means least at 7kids College Fund they wanted us to challenge ourself...I challenged myself to color in the grass something I have never done and need more work on :)  My images are colored with copics.  I have added glossy accents to her shoes, and stickles throughout for bling,  The sunflower and bee have fun flock on them for depth.  The sky was done with chalk.  Lace is from my stash.
Thanks for coming by hope you have a great evening !


Christina C. said...

Ohhhhh, this is wonderful Charlene! I love this image...haven't seen it in a very long time.
You did a magnificent job coloring this cute Tilda and I love the corners. Fabulous job, Hon!!!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Nice job Charlene! You got every part of the challenge covered beautifully and succeeded in give Tilda a delightful grassy area to stand on! The little bee is perfect!
Thanks for coming to play with us this month at Magnolia-licious Highlites.

Pam said...

OMG Charlene your card is so cute. This is one of my favorite Tildas. Fab job on the coloring and picking the DP. TFS
Hugs from Indiana,

Card Crazy said...

Love it. Sunflower Tilda is one of my faves. Really like your photo corners - very pretty.
Sue S.

Paula said...

What a great card! You did a wonderful job with coloring her. The whole card looks perfect

Norma said...

Charlene, what a cute sentiment--I love it! A beautiful card. This Sunflower Tilda seems to be a favorite with people. It's one of mine too..LOL. Very nice layout--I like the clean look. Love the distressed edges and corners. Cute bee!


Myrna said...

I love real sunflowers so this Tilda has always been a favorite. You've done a super job on her. Of course, I love the colors!!!

Angela said...

Beautiful card, Charlene! Love those corners and that image is the sweetest! Love your color choices on her dress. Such a warm summer scene (as I sit here shivering from the cold) ugh! :) hugs, Angela

Rene said...

I think your grass looks fanastic and the entire card is darling! I love those corner pieces and this is one of my favorite Tildas! Beautiful job!
Rene :D


Ah she is very cute, pretty card!

Linda Imler said...


Your card is soooo cute.Good luck in the challenge

Linda I aka Craftinkay

Cricket said...

Your colors are gorgeous. I love sunflowers.

LindaC said...

Upper 60's...oh my, we are expecting snow tomorrow in TN!

Great card! Tilda is so cute in her tiered dress! Thanks for joining us in Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog! LindaC

cabio's craft corner said...

Charlene, I am so glad you made it for the challenge, lol. Very delightful and love the distressing on the edges. Thanks so much for joining at Magnolia Challenge Blog. Hope to see what you will come up with for another challenge coming up :o)

Sharon Caudle said...

This is soooo CUTE, Charlie!! I LOVE the colors you used and your coloring is beautiful! And what a perfect sentiment! I love it!
hugs, Sharon

Candy said...

Hi Charlene,
What a sweet card :o)
I love the corners you have done to match Tilda's sunflower and your lovely sentiment.
Tilda and the sky are coloured so well and I admire that you gave yourself a challenge to learn how to do grass!
Great papers and embellishments.
Really happy that you joined us in our Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.
Hugs, Candy

Iulia said...

Very very pretty! Love those sunflower corners! And this Tilda is sooo cute! Lovely coloring!
Hugs, iulia

Jane said...

Ohhh I love this your Tilda is FABULOUS!

Linda Palmer said...

I think you did a great job on the grass. Beautiful coloring on Tilda and love your corners. Fabulous card.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Love it, Sis! It's just darling & your coloring is FABulous! Love all of the little details & Laurie's corners. Very cute!
Love that computer generated circle sentiment too. Very cute! It's an all around feel good card! Ya done good, Sis!
Huggies ~

Monique said...

Your card is beautifull Charlene ! And I love the papers you used !

Hugs Monique

Sandy said...

Hey Charlene - cute card and I love the little bee coming into the sunflower. This Tilda is one of my favorite images as I adore sunflowers! Cute sentiment.
Very nice -- Sandy

Kathy said...

Charlene, I love this little cutie! Beautifully colored and I love the grass you've created, it looks great. Lovely sunflower corner accents, too. And I feel like spring is in the air from seeing it, lol!

Pen to Paper said...

Charlene, she is super cute! I really love how cute and simple that stamp is-just Tilda holding a beautiful and big sunflower! You have colored lovely!



Imke said...

Charlene, this is wonderful. Love the colors and the painted grass. Very sweet !

Cami said...

Oh I love this Spring-y card Charlene! Pretty colors and beautiful coloring! Hugs, Cami

Abbylicious said...

Hi Charlene, adorable card! I love the colors you chose and your coloring is excellent! I think I might have to get this cute Tilda, she's sooo cute!
Judy K.

Kelly Neis said...

Very Very nice card, I love it.

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card.

Leslie Avila said...

Such a cute card. I haven't seen too many cards made with her. You've done a fabulous job coloring. Beautiful!

Leslie Avila said...

Such a cute card. I haven't seen too many cards made with her. You've done a fabulous job coloring. Beautiful!

Cordine said...

Beautiful card!

Tammy said...

Oh my!! This is absolutely darling! Such beautiful coloring. I love it all!

Thank you for playing along with us at 7KCF and hope to see you again!

Lisette Morris said...

Wow! Just beautiful! I have her stamped just haven't had a chance to get to her. This inspires to me do so! Thanks for sharing!

Stampin Mindy said...

Super cute. Love the colors and corners.
Thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia and hAngler Challenge Blog!

Hugs, Mindy