Thursday, August 25, 2011

We are "Old Sames"

Good Thursday evening to you what a week here and the temps are still over 110 !  I tell you I am over summer and the humidity, sure could use some nice fall days !  Do you like to read ?  Well there is a new book club called "Bookendz" and we are reading a new book every month !  For the month of August we are reading "Snow flower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See .... what a great book about friendship, culture, love and betrayal.  What an eye opener to just how lucky we are as women to live in the if you want a can't put it down book go check this out.

I made a "Tri fold shutter" card, as I thought it would be perfect to showcase my to images.  I have used Chinese Tilda and you and find her at Magnolia-licious she is in stock and there is also a mini if you are interested.  The little Big eyed image in the back is a digi "Chibi Japan" from the "Greeting Farm" .  My DP's are from a stack called "Global Views"  I have to say I think this is one of my favorite cards to date...and a first for me in coloring black hair since my class with Suzanne.  The little Chibi image was actually in the trash :) as her hair looked horrible but I took her out and kept working with her and the colorless blender and I am happy with the end result.
The inside of my card is the verse from Jer. 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, plans for welfare to give you hope and a future"  This card is going to a very special young lady in our family that is going to college studying language and want to do missions in China and teach English and the love of Christ.....I am so proud of you Emily !

My image is colored with copics...
Blacks - C1, 3, 5, 7, 9
Tilda's dress - RV0000, 91, 93, 95
Browns E30, 33, 35, 37
Chibi dress - YR20, 21, 23, 24
Skin E00, 000 and R20

Little cherry blossom embellishment is from Recollections,  and I used the "Labels 5" from Spellbinders.

Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges - shaped card
City Crafter's - Best of card is based on 2 friends
Paper Take Weekly - Dies to die for
Bookendz group - Friendship/Asian
Tuesday Throwdown - dimension and texture

That will do it for me today thanks for stopping by!
Hugs ♥


Card Crazy said...

Charlene, I can see why it's one of your favorites. You've done a beautiful job. It's absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous.
Sue S.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card, Love the colours,your Tilda is coloured beautifully
Hugs Julie P

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Charlene, this is beautifully done! I love your choice of dp's and how you've placed them. Tilda is so gorgeous and your other little image is so cute! No wonder this card is among your favorites.

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous creation, Charlie! Your coloring is spectacular!
hugs, Sharon

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Wow Sis! It's beautiful! You did a great job on your card. Great coloring too. Very well done!
Luv ya ~

Cami said...

Beautiful card, Charlene! I love the tri-shutter style, the images are both so cute, and the vibrant colors are delightful!
Hugs, Cami

Sandy said...

This is gorgeous Charlene and after reading the book, your card is even more special!

Linda Palmer said...

Wow!! Charlene, what a fabulous card. Love your black hair, great job on it. Love the design on this tri-fold card. Then entire card is awesome.

LINDA W. said...

Oh Charlene your card is grogeous
such a sweet card to give to a special young lady I know that she
will love it.I love your coloring
and color choices.
hugs from Texas

Norma said...

Charlene, your tri-shutter card is gorgeous. It's been a while since I made one, and you make me want to go tomy craft room and do one right now...LOL. Beautiful DP's that you have. Adorable Tilda and Chibi and your colouring of them is fab. Great job in colouring the black hair--that's the one that I struggle with the most. Terrific job in putting this card together. Love it.

cabio's craft corner said...

Pretty and cute folds. Fun to combine the different images on the same card. Very cute :o)

Kristel said...

Wowww that is absolutely gorgeous Charlene!!
Hugs Kristel

Ros said...

LOvely card ... thanks for sharing with us at CCCB

Myrna said...

Just beautiful Charlene!!!

Danielle said...

Beautiful card, Charlene, This type of card is just perfect for Chinese Tilda, it reminds me of a folding screen, we see so often in Orient, great idea.

Christina C. said...

Beautiful tri-shutter card! Love this gorgeous Tilda and all the other fabulous details!

ImaYaYa said...


Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous tri-shutter creation!! Love the papers and colors too!! ;) TFS!

Bessie said...

How beautiful this card...and those papers are just yummy :-)

Sue said...

Beautiful tri shutter card, great colors too. Love the black hair! But, the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge requires you to use an animal as the focal point of your card along with the monthly theme.

Elle said...

I can see why it is one of your favorites to date. I LOVE it, too!

Chris said...

Charlene, it's easy to understand why you favorite this card so much. It is just so perfect! I love the colors you chose to use. The images were stamped and colored perfectly. Is that type of card hard to make? It's gorgeous!

Chris Christensen

NanaConnie said...

Fabulous dimension on this card! Love the images. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.
NanaConnie TT DT

Linda said...

Wow what a fabulous design!!!!! Love the beautiful images and colors!!!!! Great job!!!!!

Kim Piggott said...

What a totally beautiful creation!
kim x

Brook said...

Beautiful card Charlene. Love the colors and the images are perfect for the book. TFS!

Gail said...

This is a spectacular job. What a lot of time, effort and such a gorgeous card. Beautiful!!!! Hugs, Gail

Linda R. said...

This is just wonderful. Love all those folds.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Cheryl Nelson said...

So cute and clever! Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB!

Francy said...

This is tunning I love all of this card.