Monday, March 21, 2011

Easter-Spring Extravaganza Contest

Happy Spring everyone and welcome to your next Hop on the Magnolia-licious Easter-Spring Extravaganza Contest.  Hope you're having fun hopping and getting inspired to play along.  All the rules and details for this fabu-licious contest, hosted by the sweet and generous Diana at Magnolia-licious, can be found HERE

I just couldn't resist pairing sweet Tilda with Lace Jeans with Magnolia's Bunny Background.  Tilda is part of the NEW Butterfly Collection and is available as a Pre-Order and the Bunny Background is from last year's Hoppy Easter/Spring Collection.  These images remind me so much of my girls as they hunt for Easter Eggs but secretly hope to catch the Easter Bunny too.  That sneaky bunny hasn't been caught yet ~ hehehe!


Images were coloured with Copics.  Colouring background scenes is a real challenge for me so I tried a dotting technique to give these areas more texture and umph.  I've seen this technique throughout blogland but I first saw it on Crissy's Art & Heart.  I had a lot of fun with this technique and like how it turned out. 

Papers are from the My Mind's Eye, Stella & Rose Collection, called Gertie. Prima Pearls,  bunny charm, lace ribbon and butterflies are from my stash.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The border peeking under the lace was created with the Magnolia Doohickey Old Swedish Lace Cutting Die.  Once I masked Tilda onto the Bunny background, I cut out part of the main image with a Spellbinder die.

If your first Hop was at my blog, go back HERE for the complete list of talented ladies participating.  You don't want to miss out so visit each for a peek at their gorgeous creations.  For your next Hop stop, head on over to the super-talented Patti Jo.

I'm entering my card into the folllowing challenges:
Sending Spring Hoppy Hugs,
Maria

65 comments:

Renkata said...

ohhhh Your card dear make just make day full with smiles.
Such an amazing scene.

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous.The colours are so vibrant and beautiful.Love the butterflys and pearls, just gorgeous.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Patti Jo said...

You colored Tilda and the background beautifully Maria! What a sweet scene!!! Great job!!!

Cheryl said...

Maria, your card is gorgeous! I would love some pink overalls like those!

Zoe said...

awww Maria sweetie - this is just soooo beautiful. love! hugs xxoo

Monique said...

Wow. What a beautifull card Maria. I love your colouring :)).

Hugs Monique

Durvina said...

Hi Maria,

You all of the DT members have made beautyfull projects, this one is also amazing!

hugs, Durvina

Beth said...

Maria, love your card! Great job on the coloring, your design, EVERYTHING!!!!

Angela said...

Beautiful scene Maria! I love the pretty design and colors! Your coloring is gorgeous! hugs, Angela

Tracy V. said...

Beautiful! The background and that Tilda go perfectly together!!
Tracy V

Pat said...

Hi Maria! So happy to have you back! And, believe me, you're back!! This card is stunning! I want my pre-orders...NOW! LOL!! I love the background dots...haven't tried this...but I plan on it soon! Hugs. Pat Frank

Suzi said...

Wow! this brought a huge smile to my face. It's so adorable the way you have positioned the images. Your colouring skills are amazing as is your attention to detail.
Hugs
Suzi x

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful details and love the rich coloring on this card Maria. Such a cute Easter card :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Barb Hardeman said...

This is beautiful!!! I love the scene you've created and Tilda looks just like she's trying to peek under one of those bushes to find some eggs. Really a sweet card...hugs...Barb

Brigitte said...

She's lovely!!! I love what you did with the layout and the colors!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Angie said...

Hi Maria!

It's so good to see you back again :-) And, you're back with a bang!!! Your card is stunning...absolutely stunning.

Angie

Rene said...

I think this is BEAUTIFUL! Love it!
Rene :D

Maureen said...

Ha! Poor Tilda is looking the wrong way! What a great matchup of these two stamps; wonderful card Maria!!

Liza said...

A stunning card Maria, I love the colours and DPs.

Liza x

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Wow!! This is gorgeous!! : )

paola said...

sooo many fabulous details, i love this card of yours, so bright and cheery too. stunning work
smiles
Paola

Sheri said...

Holey Moley! Is that cute or what! Wowzers!! Thank you so much for joining us at MSL!

Deb said...

beautiful card, such a sweet little scene!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Linda said...

Wow what a beautiful card!!!!

Kate said...

Love the way the background has turned out. Great card.

** Kate **

Christina C. said...

Woweeeeee....what a stunning creation!!!! Your little scene is soooooo GORGEOUS....LOVE, LOVE it!!!!!
You colored this sweet Tilda MAGNIFICENTLY!!!!!

Stampin Mindy said...

Hi Maria,

This is so pretty! I LOVE the scene. All that dotting paid off cause it turned out GORGEOUS!

Hugs, Mindy

Iulia said...

What an amazing card, Maria! First, I just loooove your coloring and that gorgeous background you've paired perfectly with this cutie pie. Love the choice of papers and those tiny butterflies are adorable!
Hugs, Iulia

Eulanda said...

This image is sooo cute and I ♥ your coloring. The scene is fabulous and you must taught me a new way to use that tree stamp. DUH. So easy but did I think of it yet? LOL! I guess that's why we blog hop! The scene is so sweet and love the bunny jumping away. Thanks for the inspiration!

Shirley N said...

Oh my this is just the most adorable and beautiful scene you've created! Love your image and coloring too!!!

Anonymous said...

Like everything about your card. So very cute. Edna

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card, Maria. Tilda is colored wonderfully. I love all the bling and spring colors you used.

Hugz,
Cathy Lee

Candy said...

Hi Maria,
Your card is darling!
Love your beautiful details and colouring. Your background is very effective the way you have coloured it.
Really sweet bunny charm :o)
Hugs, Candy

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

UHHH LA LA !!! Maria-licious wowie.How precious is this scene!Love the fun pretty colors all over.You embellishments are so pretty and that charm awe!!!!!! STUNNING,Ruby♥

Sandy said...

Hey Maria - this is so adorable! I love the way you have done your scene. It looks like Tilda is saying "Where'd he go?" Love all your bright colors and the way you have colored Tilda.
Sandy

Only By His Grace said...

Oh how adorable. I love this little scene. The whole layout is wonderful.
The colors are glorious and so is your coloring. super job.
Hugs Maz

LindaC said...

Oh my Maria, what a bright and beautiful card! I love Tilda stooping while the bunny runs to hide. So cute! Love the charm and the bling! Great job!

Judy K. said...

Absolutly adorable Maria!
Judy K.

Sharon Caudle said...

ooooooo girlfriend!!!! You have created one fantastic card here!!! I LOVE the colors and your amazing coloring! You just let me know if you need to send this to someone and can't figure out who, ok??? LOL! I love it!!
hugs, Sharon

Jodi said...

Oh my this is gorgeous!! I love the colors and pretty coloring! The whole card is just too cute and sweet!!
Hugs
Jodi=)

Suzanne J Dean said...

So sweet Maria--love all the detail you have put on this card. And this Tilda is perfect--looks like she might go on a bunny hop too :)

hugz,
Suzanne

Brook said...

Wonderful card. Love all of the colors you chose...very cheerful. Your background looks wonderful and I just love those butterflies!

catz said...

How cute....and you used my fav color too..pink!! Teresa

Paper, Ink, Color! said...

This is the most amazing card, I wish I can make cards like this!

Diana Crick said...

Wow Maria you have knocked this one out of the ball park!! What a wonderful scene you have created. Love how you have done the shading of the sky behind her. So many details, all perfect.Stunning colouring.
hugs, Diana

Chris said...

The scene is just too cute! I love the clarity of your colors. It is just such a happy card! Every element plays well with the others. Great job and great planning!

Cricket said...

Maria, WOW! This is amazing.

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet!!!!

Carol said...

Absolutely breathtaking! I love it. Thank you for sharing.

Aloha from Hawaii
Carol

hellerlittle said...

great match up with the 2 images... TFS --- hellerlittle

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful card!!

Sarah said...

I love your spring scene. It's just adorable! Beautiful work!

Pen to Paper said...

Maria, wow this is so pretty!!! I love the Easter theme! A perfect gift for someone!

Hugs,

Jackie

Crafts2do4fun said...

Beautiful, love the coloring & the spring scene is lovely

Rosie said...

Oh my word, all the details of this card is wonderful! Your coloring is amazing as always. I love everything about this. Hugs, Rosemary

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Maria!! Now this is just precious!! LOVE the gorgeous coloring and that bunny charm is just too much!! So adorable hun!! I LOVE IT!! HUGS

kaylou said...

wow what a gorgeous card, thank you for joining our spring challenge at SAM.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Norma said...

Maria, your card is gorgeous. Loving the way you’ve coloured this Tilda. You’ve made her so adorable. I don’t have her—am going to add her to my next order!! I’m already getting inspired by your card. Wonderful scene you’ve created. Great layout. Love the cute bunny charm.

Hugs,
Norma

Cricket said...

Gorgeous.

NGCARDS said...

Gorgeous work hun xxx

Nicola said...

What a gorgeous card, love every bit of it. Tilda looks amazing and such a good technique for the background colouring, its worked beautifully.
The colours are stunning, love it!
Love Nicola xxx

Rose said...

Your card is beautiful and your images are exceptional! It was a pleasure to see your work.

Crafteezee said...

Hi Maria, what a fabulous card, but then again as your on our MIC team I wasn't expecting any different. Gorgeous colours as usual. Hugs Tracy x

Franca said...

I love all the sweet little details, such a sweet card

thank you

Franca

Nela said...

Absolutly adorable!!
hugs Nela