Saturday, March 26, 2011

Colouring Backgrounds with MIC

Happy Saturday everyone and thanks for popping in!  This week's super fun challenge at Make It Colourful is to color backgrounds. Our fabulous sponsor is Magnolia-licious.  Here's my card featuring Circus Tilda available at Magnolia-licioius and the Kissing Booth from the new Carnival collection at Make-it-Crafty.


Images were coloured with Copics and I used colours that are a bit brighter than my usual colour palette so the images would pop.  Can't remember the name of the DPs I used but the pearls, metal butterflies and Prima flowers are from my stash.  The beautiful lasercut chipboard swirly corners are from Make-it-Crafty and they are just perfect.


Now for my background: I added clouds using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  First I sponged some Tumbled Glass DI throughout the whole background and then I used the darker Broken China DI and sponged around using a scalloped Spellbinder die as my template.  This is my first time making clouds and I'm very pleased with how it turned out.


I'm entering the following:
Don't forget to checkout the jaw-dropping projects the rest of my teamies at Make it Colourful have lined up for you for inspiration.  Their links are in my side-bar.  Looking forward to seeing your creations so hope you get a chance to play along with us.


MWAH,
Maria

32 comments:

Angela said...

Maria, I was waiting for this one to post!! ;) Gorgeous card my friend! I love the color combo - those are the cutest butterflies! Beautiful coloring and I love the oval sky background! An amazing card sweetie!! hugs, Angela

Renkata said...

OMG you have created such a joyful card.
Love the scene.

aqualeiga said...

Such a lovely card, and a cheeky little Tilda selling kisses!!! Love the flowers and those corner embellies too. Thanks for joining THE CRAFTY PAD challenge this week. Hugs, Ali x

Crafteezee said...

Fabulous colours again Maria and I love those butterflies and how you have done your sky background in an oval. Hugs Tracy x

Mona E said...

Holy smokes!!! This is totally stunning! Looove everything about it. Those butterflies are gorgeous. Fantastic colouring of sweet Tilda. Thanks for sharing this wonderful creation with us at Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona

Barbara said...

WOW...Maria, this is a stunning card. Love, love Tilda and you colored her so beautifully! There are so many embellishments and you coordinated them so well to make this a masterpiece card :)Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad for our "use a digi" challenge. We hope to see you again on Sunday for our next challenge:)

...just Barbara said...

This is so adorable! I love the style of Tilda you chose with her short hair... she looks perfect with the Kissing Booth. :D Great colors too and your embellishments are lush!

Viv said...

Maria this is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colours and butterflies and flowers and ...well everything!! Your clouds are fantastic too! Viv xx

Zoe said...

Well didn't you make your début return with a bang! What a fabulous idea to frame the clouds in the oval and I love the bright bold colours you have chosen. Welcome back sweetie! hugs xxooo

RenateKreativ said...

What a lovely card, I love your colours. Great job.
Hugs Renate

Barb Hardeman said...

Beautiful card Maria and gorgeous papers. So bright and cheerful and the little kissing booth is so cute! Love the butterflies fluttering by and your other embellies just enhance this entire card. Great job...hugs...Barb

Candy said...

Hi Maria,
Beautiful card!
Love your papers! Also your corners and butterflies are awesome.
Tilda and the kissing booth are so cute and coloured wonderfully.
Hugs, Candy

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

HI Maria aka Maria-licious aka Ree ROTF!!! Wait do we fit Rubba somewhere?


WOW! The colors on here are so fun and bright.Which i love a happy card anytime.That coloring is blooming hun and those FLOWERS WOWSERS!!!

The cloud technique is so BEAUTIFUL HUN!!!!! Welcome back again hun.WE MISSED YA!Rube♥

LINDA W. said...

Beautiful card love your coloring
and the scene that you made great
color choices.
hugs from Texas....Linda

Myrna said...

What a clever idea to use a scalloped Spellbinder die for clouds! I'll have to try that! Love the colors on Tilda they do make her pop! Super card Maria!

Chris said...

Bravo Maria! The card is fantastic! I love the brighter colors. It is just sooooooo happy! Great flowers, too! A+

Christina C. said...

Stunning card, Maria!!! Very clever and creative....Tilda is sooooo beautiful!

Iulia said...

Hi, Maria! I've seen your beautiful card on Make it colorful! Your coloring is simply amazing and your idea of a scalloped nestie for the clouds is greta!
Thanks for sharing! You are very talented, hun!
Hugs, Iulia

Sarah said...

This is gorgeous! I love the scene, and especially the clouds!!

Rene said...

Since I have dubbed this cutie "Flirty" Tilda (I'm sorry, normally the names are perfect but she is NOT a circus gal...look at how, well, FLIRTY she is!!!) this card is PERFECT! Where else would Flirty Tilda be but on top of the kissing booth? Fantastic!
Rene :D

Cricket said...

Maria, this is sooo cute!

Sandy said...

Kisses $1 - cute as punch. This is such a fun card Maria - love all your bright colors - wonderful embellishments!
Hugs
sandy

Louise said...

Beautiful card, great coloring

Rosie said...

Wow, wow, wow Maria, your card is fantastic! I love the two images paired together and those clouds....absolutely amazing girl! Hugs, Rosie :)

cabio's craft corner said...

Maria, this is fabulous looking. Lovely background and scenery. Your Tilda is so sweet and those butterflies are such a great touch. Thanks for sharing :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Eulanda said...

Wow that booth is gorgeous!! Great coloring job and luvin' the layout. Gorgeous card!

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Beautiful! Love the bright colours. Tilda looks sooo sweet sitting on the kissing booth. Love the butterflies and Prima flowers.

xoxo,
Lori

Denise Marzec said...

Beautiful coloring and embellishing!

Peggie said...

What an adorable card. Tilda looks perfect sitting in her kissing booth. I'm sure Edwin will be there soon. Pretty butterflies.

Karen Arthur said...

I love your card... great job with the coloring. The spray of flowers and butterflies add lovely accents.
Karen

Toyin O. said...

This is a really nice card, you did an amazing job.

craftyb said...

beautiful card Maria - your colouring is fab! Love all the embellishments! bx