January 17, 2009

Friday Sketchers #35....Best Friends...Forever!!!

I always love Mumur's sketches (and her beautiful cards too), over at the Friday Sketchers Challenge blog, well, she has come up with another fabulous design! I just had sooo much fun making my card with this sketch! Thanks for such great inspiration Murielle and for getting my creative juices flowing!

Well, I think I enjoyed making this card so much cuz it was a messy one,lol! Yup, lots of paint, inking and Metallic rub-ons...oh yeah, I got good and inky, making this one,he, he, he!!! I'm pretty happy with how it turned out but the lighting in the pics isn't very good...I think it looks better IRL!!!

I had this double-sided Scenic Route Sonoma paper in my stash. Just three sheets of it, as, it came in a make-n-take from the Scrapbooking Retreat that I went to back in November! Well, I love Scenic Route paper, so, I've been saving it for that special moment. Well, that special moment was for this little cutie patootie...gosh, I just love her hair...(I use to have my hair cut like this)...cute!!!

Anyways, back to the card, smile! I used the Red Bouquet Kraft sheet, that has the large floral print on it, as the 6X6 cardbase. I stamped sweet Tilda here on Georgia Pacific cardstock and coloured her with my Copics. I used white Acrylic paint and the ball of a small embossing tool for the dots on her cheeks and a fine tip brush for the other highlights. I distressed around the edges with my favourite, Metallic Rub-ons.

The chipboard postage stamp frame, flowers and swirls are from Technique Tuesday and called FUNdamentals Technique Tiles! I painted the postage stamp frame with MM acrylic paint and a foam brush and when dry I rubbed on lots of Metallic Rub-ons, again. The flowers and swirls are covered with various colours of chalk inks and more Metallic Rub-ons.

I punched a hole in the middle of them with my Cropadile to insert the BG Wassail brads. I added some Black grosgrain American Kraft ribbon and used a really great tip that I saw on Jennifer McGuire Ink. on how to tie a good knot or bow (you will have to watch or fastforward to the middle of the video to see the part where she shares the bow tying tip). Maybe you already know about this idea. I just think it is a fab way to get a great knot or bow and to keep the ribbon, twine or cord taught while you tie it!

The Mellisa Frances transfer was cut up and half was applied to the tag cut with my QK squeeze and the word "Forever" was applied to the stamped image.

Well, thanks for stopping by and having a wee peek!



Jo Nevill said...

Oh wow, this is amazing. I love everything about it, it is just so clever.


Jo x

Tara said...

Hey T, this is a beautiful card and you've been so busy with all those techniques! It made me smile when I thought about you with Tilda's hairstyle, very sweet! Come to think of it I think I may have had something similar once too!
My daughter has just started her own blog, http://kittypawprint.blogspot.com/ so if you ever get a moment to take a peek at her cards I know she would be over the moon. Thanks so much! xx

Heather said...

Just love it Tara - such a gorgeous layout and colours.
I definitely remember having my hair like that - phew!! - keeping it flicked up at the sides like that was a nightmare.
hugs Heather xx

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Tara, what an absolutely stunning card hunny, lovely image and gorgeous papers with so much added detail. Hugs Linda x

Murielle said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Tara!
I love your composition.
Fantastic colours and details.
You have interpreted my sketch beautifully and I am very happy.
Thanks for your participation FS.
Hugs Mumur

Tab said...

Ooooooh I'm loving this card! It's delish, I agree with ya on the Tilda, she is a cutie (love the word patootie that you use LOL) and I love her hair too. Those big flowers are gorgeous and I adore what you have done with them. So much more fun when you get all messy, it takes you back to your childhood hee hee.
Hugs Tab xxx

Chris said...

I could look at your stunning card all day Tara, there are so many gorgeous elements that all blend together so perfectly and I keep seeing something new as my eyes go around the card. Made me laugh that you got messy and I think the more mess the better the card as far as I'm concerned tee hee. Love your Tilda and beautiful colouring and if you have a pic of yourself with your hair like that I'd love to see it LOL! Hope you're having a great weekend. Hugs, Chris x

Bev said...

Tara this is fabulous! Wow I love all the detail - totally amazing!!

hugs Bev x

Sparkle and Flourish said...

wowzers! What a scrummy card! I LOVE all the chipboard.It all looks wonderful and I love those metallic rub ons you use. Must keep a look out for those!! gorgeous card as always!! (thanks for your comments re:inspirational!..how exciting!!)

Judy x

Anki said...

You've done it again Tara! Love it! Kramisar - Anki

Bev said...

Hiya Hunny, I have something for you on my blog

hugs Bev x

Kim said...

What a gorgeous card Tara! That Tilda is a cutie! I have her on order! :) And like you I love her hair...and once had my hair like that too! Beautiful work!
Hugs~ Kim

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my Tara, how gorgeous!! Lvoe the postage frame, but really I love everything about it, your creations are fabulous!!

Hugs, K

milli said...

Your card is stunning! I love all the details you've added and those colours are great together!
I guess it was a lot of work making it, as you've used so many great techniques.


Naoual said...

Fabulous card Tara, love it!

xx Naoual

Lou Sims said...

Stunning card and love all your layers.

Maggie Lamarre said...

kewl thanks for stopping by


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