September 20, 2008

Homemade...everybody's favorite!!!! Friday Sketchers # 20

So, if you have read my little bio on the side of my blog you will know that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Ali Edwards. Yes, that is right I'm an Ali devotee. She is an absolute scrapbooking phenom!!!!I am just so inspired by her concept of LifeArt and I aspire to be a lifeArtist too. I love her style and her philosophy on scrapbooking, paper crafting and life in general. I have all her books, and refer to them often. I visit her blog regularly and love all her articles in Creating Keepsakes magazine too. She is such a wealth of knowledge, inspiration and creativity in all that she does. When I first started scrapbooking over 6 yrs ago I would just copy her designs right down to the last brad and then I tried to develop my own style. Well, the cards I am making this weekend are all inspired by Ali's style but are still true to me!!! I really like how they came out and it was fun using products on my cards that I usually just use on my scrapbooking pages.

Well, I must be channeling Ali or something crazy like that cuz the creativity is just a flowin' out of me today,lol!!! I can't make the cards fast enough before another fab idea pops into my head....this NEVER, EVER, EVER happens to me....Ali must be sending some creative brain waves or some of her LIfeArt vibes all the way from Oregon, smile!!!!

So, this week's fabulous sketch at Friday Sketchers is by Kristine. I really enjoy all the sketches that the SS DT come up with and this one is no exception...it was great fun to work with...way to go Kristine!!!!

For this card I made the base 6X6 from Kraft cardstock and used new BG Eva 6x6 pp pads. I have been dieing to use this little Tilda with pie stamp since I got it from Phebe at the Town Scrapper. I have so many ideas for it...not just apple pie... but cherry or what about strawberry rhubarb pie...YUM-O!!!!! Well, this time Tilda baked up a cherry pie for someone special...I wonder who!?

Anyway, I stamped her on Georgia Pacific paper with Archival Brilliance Black Graphite ink and coloured her in with Copic markers and added some highlights with white acrylic paint and some sparkle to her wings and the pie with my Sakura Stardust pen. I wound some string around the pp and then cut 3 small squares with my Nesties dies. One thing that Ali always talks about in her books is grouping embellishments or in her words finding a "home" for them. The column of squares is the perfect "home" for the QK dies that I wanted to use. I used my new cherry 2X2 die and a couple of QK primitive hearts. In the last square I wanted to, as Ali says, "tell a story with words" and MM wordfeti is perfect for that.

Well there you have it...I have made several other cards but I think I will keep them for another day,smile!

On another note, I am getting close to 5, 000 hits and would like to share the love, so, I will be having some blog candy soon.....please stay tuned for the deets!!!

Thanks for stopping by and havin' a wee look-see!

13 comments:

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Wow Tara, this is so beautiful! i love how you have coloured Tilda and your embellishments look stunning. Ali has definitely given you some good advice! I must read one of her books!
Thanks for joining us at FS again and have a great day.
Carole ;-)

jenny said...

Gorgeous card, I love the cherry and hearts embellishments :)

Stempelfrosch said...

Wow, this is a really fantastic work! Love your card!
Lg Anke

Marte said...

Oh,wow! Thank you so much, and right back at'ya ;) Your creations is SO wonderful, I've already downloaded so many for my inspiration book that I'm making! :)

I will surely visit again, hope it's ok I'm adding you to my list of favourites?!

Hugs, Marte

mueppi said...

Wow Tara
what a gorgeous card, I love the cherry and hearts embellishments :)
Hugs Gisela

debby4000 said...

WOW your card is fantastic, Ali's influence works a treat.

Jilli said...

Gorgeous card, love your colouring and the papers is beautiful. Those embellishments look amazing! Jillix

Marcea said...

This card is as delicious as what Tilda's cake looks, mmmmmmmmm, beautiful card. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier - I will be back on a regular basis now to chec out your lovely creations
-x-

Sharon said...

Wow! This card is amazing. I love every element of it.
Sharon

Mrs Wonka said...

Wow this card is beautiful, I love the colours and the cute cherrys and hearts!

Mrs Wonka x

P.s Love the profile pic....I am a snow white fan!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Stunning card - i just love the colour combo. great job!

COCO said...

very very fab!!!!!!!!!!! I love your card !!!! your colours is splendide !!!!

Kristine said...

Oh my gosh Tara!
This card is AMAZING! I love the stamp and the elements you used on the left side!
Thanks for using my sketch and for joining Friday Sketchers;)
Hugs from Kristine

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