Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Spoon Full of Sugar Sketch with Tilda & Digis

Happy Tuesday friends and fellow crafters!  A Spoon Full of Sugar is back after our short summer hiatus with a sketch challenge by our very talented Sonja.  This week's sponsor is Chi Chi Memories and they have provided a generous prize package for one randomly selected participant.

I have combined 3 images on my card: Tilda by Magnolia from my stash and 2 digital images ~ butterfly swing and tree branch (coming soon) ~ available exclusively at Make-it-Crafty. My very uber-talented friend Zoe recently opened her online store Make-it-Crafty and it's brimming with wonderful products, including fabulous digis and my new favourite Xpress It Blending Card (XIBC) for Copics. This paper is perfect for Copic blending with colours remaining more vibrant than other papers I've used. Tilda was stamped on XIBC with Memento ink and the swing and tree branch were printed on XIBC using my Kodak Printer. Go HERE for Marianne Walker's glowing review of XIBC for Copics. It's only available in Australia so hurry to Zoe's store to get some. AND to keep shipping costs from Australia reasonable, Zoe has created an XIBC International sample pack she can send via international air mail letter post.

Tilda with Zoe's Swing & Tree for ASFOS

I've also discovered some new wonderful dies by Joy Crafts.  I created the flowers with the 3 Daisies die set which I purchased from Skribbles and Scraps.  These dies make wonderful layered flowers from both DP and monochromatic cardstock.  I found that placing wax paper in between the die and cardstock made it a snap for the punched flowers to come out of the dies. 

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
You'll be amazed by the DT's samples so be sure to stop by A Spoon Full of Sugar for some inspiration from these super talented ladies and to join in the fun creating.  We'd love to see your creations.

Papers: My Mind's Eye & XIBC
Copics:  E000, E01, E11, E30, E31, E35, E37, R20, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, R000, R29, R81, R83, R85, G24, YG11, BG11, BG13 BG32
Inks: Seabreeze Versamagic Chalk & Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Punches & Dies: MS Large Monarch Butterfly + Gothic Arches Edge punch & Joy 3 Daisies dies
Other accessories from stash

Hugs,
Maria

13 comments:

craftyb said...

Hi Maria... so nice to see you back...and back with such a beauty too! Tilda is adorable and so is her pretty swing....you've coloured it all beautifully too...look at that wee ribbon in her hair!! bx

Zoe said...

Absolutely adore what you have done with this card Maria. :) Thank you for the shout out too. hugs xxoo

Karen said...

This is stunning and I love how you have put all these stamps together. What a great image the swing is and just perfect for this Tilda.
Karen x

Sharon said...

This is really beautiful Maria. I love the swing and branch images - can't wait to add those to my collection!

Debbie said...

This is just gorgeous Maria I love how you have combined all the images,Hugs Debbie x

Julia Dunnit said...

It's a sweetie of a card, love the combination of patterns you've used and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining the DCM challenge!

Deanna said...

such great details!
Thanks for playing!
Dee - LRW DT

Lynda said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Junie said...

WOW your card is gorgeous !!! I love your colours !! Thank you so much for your kind comments I so appreciate it !!!!

Lesley said...

Beautiful card, lovely image and colouring. Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Krista said...

Oh WOW Maria, this card is just gorgeous! I love the die cut flowers and your colouring totally rocks girl! We HAVE to get together soon and colour it up!!! Great card! Hope to see you soon!
Hugs, Krista

bonnieR said...

great job Maria.Love your flowers.

Tina said...

What a yummy mix of colors & patterns, Maria! Thanks for creating with us at TPE!