Wednesday, July 29, 2009

For Somebirdy Special


Isn't theis Tilda with Birdcage cute? She, the other two stamps I used here, and 45 others were a Blog Candy I won from Magnolia Stamps. I'm still really thrilled and grateful, and it's so much fun to look through them all and choose a few to play with. Magnolia stamps are interesting to me because they are incredibly detailed, yet they are still easy to color. They are the perfect combination for a stamper like me because I love to color, but I'm not especially talented at it. I'm getting better, though, so for those of you who are trying to improve, like me, don't despair. I see improvement in my coloring now and then. What's more, I'm starting to become more aware of why things don't work. If I know what I've done wrong, or that something just doesn't look right, I can go about learning how to fix that problem. Earlier in the learning process, I would know that my coloring wasn't as good as Anna's, Chrissy's, or Ila's, but I wouldn't really know why. While I'll probably never be in my coloring heros' league, I can still be a pretty good colorer if I keep at it!

I bought this Prima ribbon in June of 2006. I got a foot of it, because that's how much came in the package. It was the most expensive ribbon I've ever bought. I bought it in purple, too. This is the first time I have ever used it. I had never even taken it out of the package before. It's very pretty, which is why I bought it, but honestly, how are you going to use ribbon with flowers stuck all over it? It's not like you can tie a bow or anything!

I colored her with my new Koh-I-Nor pencils, which I ADORE!!! My poor Prismas have been abandoned! After ten years with them, I have found somebody new-oh what a fickle girl I am!! I added some shimmer with my Niji paints, and some sparkle with a few dabs of my beloved Aqua Stickles. The paper here is Bashful Blue, Canson watercolor, and Prima Poetry Collection.

I made this for an SCS challenge.

8 comments:

~amy~ said...

check out your sweet card!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Carla, great card. You won a groovy maizie stamp. Check the list here:
http://s2gpapercraftingcontest.blogspot.com/

Sharri Seffens said...

Carla, this is gorgeous! Your coloring is fantastic! I just love the Magnolia stamps - you a lucky girls for winning such a superb blog candy!

thefrugalcrafter said...

so pretty and the ribbon is perfect! So you like the koh-i-nor better? I keep mine in my "to go" bag for on the road but havn't used them much, better dig them out, they are certainly cheaper too!

Denise Clark said...

Are you kidding me? Your coloring shows tons of talent! Look at the shadowing you did on her dress. Wonderful job! I often think we don't see our own talent as easily as we see the talent of others! Terrific card!

bissecat said...

Oh this is perfect.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Love this card ... the coloring is perfect and the layout is awesome.

Kary Sol said...

Beautiful card and great Tilda!!!
Lovley coloring...