Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Miss Debutante!

Good morning everyone and hello to Tuesday!  Hope your week is going swell for ya!  I am SORE typing this up--think I overdid my weight lifting and ab crunching yesterday in my quest to be toned by summer vacay, lol!  You know you worked some muscles if even your fingers hurt, lol!  But I must say I'm loving my new running shoes--the padding in them is superb and they will help me push out that last mile on the treadmill.  Let me just say "I HATE EXERCISING"--no really I do, there is nothing I like about it at all--it's boring to me and I hate the pain and sweating, LMBO!  But I know I have to do it and I like the end results so I keep it up--I just repeat to myself that it's only 1 hour of each day and I can do it, right?!!  But I can't read while I exercise cuz' it makes me dizzy so I try and watch tv but then the sweat runs in my eyes and stings & I can't see--I mean COME ON, LOL--why does it have to be NOT FUN!  For those of you that actually like it (yes mom I mean you) I think ya'll are CRAZY, hee hee but kudos to you that really love it---I'm just never gonna be one of them I guess!  But I will do what I have to to make sure I can still fit in my shorts and bathing suit :)


NewsBitz:

-I am finishing up all my Class 4 work this week so that class will go LIVE on the Color Me Creative Classroom on Saturday.  I'm waiting for my new compressor to come so I can finish that last airbrushing video--ack!  I will start sending out the invites to those who have pre-paid on Friday night into Saturday.  I am going to tally up the amount raised for Unicef and post that on Monday--thanks to all of you that contributed by pre-registering--I appreciate it so much!  As promised I will be adding $100 of my own to the final tally as well!

-My pal Susana is contributing $100 to the Unicef Fund so I wanted to send her a special shout-out to thank her for that!  Susana also has some new goodies in her store like the new Basic Grey Paper Pads, Prima Fairytale roses and Crafters Workshop Stencils/Templates(these are perfect for creating backgrounds by spritzing, inking and tracing).

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Miss Debutante!

This "Princess Tilda" is my most favorite Tilda out of the new Magnolia Fairytale Collection that you can find HERE at Magnolia-licious.  I think I always pick the ones that remind me of my daughter when she was younger as my fave--me being melancholy I guess as she seems to be growing up so fast these days (ack I waxed her eyebrows yesterday--teen years might kill me, lol).  She danced ballet for many years and I will always think of her as a 5 yr old ballerina doing a curtsy on stage for the first time--she looked just like this little princess! I also think she looks like a little, young debutante don't you think with those gloves and curtsy going on!  I used these beautiful papers from "GCD Studios-Ella Blue" --I love blue & browns together too and these are so precious.  The large blue flower is from Magnolia (see those beauties here) and the others are from Wild Orchid--the pearl sprays I get in bulk from a wedding online supplier.


The cream trim was done with a larger MS border punch then I inked the edges a bit!  I also distressed the edges of my papers with my electric Zutter Distress machine (love that thing).  I like to skew my layers a bit too for a little bit more interest and inking all the edges as well.


I colored this lil' beauty with Copics (Clothes-Shoes: B95,B91,B00,B0000,W1,E43,E42,E41,E50/Hair: E35,YR21,YR20/Skin: E13,E11,E00).  I used the W1 to make the blues a little bit more grayer to match the blues in the papers.  I also gave her gloves, lace trim and top of her dress with my fave stardust stickles--gotta love pretty bling.  Then to bling up her tiara I added some small pearls---her shoes got a coating of diamond glaze.  This Tilda is cut out and then popped up on dimensionals for an extra pop!



I like to color my soft shadows behind my images with copics (for this soft shadowing I used BG0000,W00,W1,B00)---in Class 3 on my Online Copic Classroom I teach you how to do this.  But when I cut my images out like I have with the above Tilda (I like the added dimension on the card) I still give shadows on the underneath paper (see above).  I just put the cut-out Tilda on top of my paper and dot softly around the image one time, pull the Tilda away and then make the rest of my shadows.  Then to finish this off, I use my Inkssentials Blending Tool (a tool I use EVERYDAY and my pal Marti stocks them HERE--get extra sponges too) to ink around the edges and softly blend towards the copic shadows (I did this with SU Soft Sky inkpad).  So if you're not into watercoloring or don't have the time (like me) this is a great and fast alternative and looks lovely!

Alrighty that's it for me today--make sure to stop by tomorrow, I'm guest designing for Pixie Cottage Stamps for the day!!


44 comments:

  1. Suzanne, Princess Tilda is gorgeous, lovin the colour combo and pretty papers and flowers. A stunning card with such amazing colouring. I hope your DH is ok, you in my thoughts and prayers. hugs Jodie from Oz

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  2. Love to your husband, you and your family Susanne. I hope he's feeling better soon. Your card is beautiful. xx

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  3. Hi Suzanne,
    I hope everything is going to be ok with your husband he is in my prayers.
    I love your card it is gorgeous! Your coloring is gorgeous and I love the soft blue.
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  4. I'll be sending good, healthy thoughts to your hubby - hope everything ends up ok.

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  5. I just love this Suzanne...it's gorgeous. Thanks for sharing how you did your background. Hope all is well with your husband. Will keep him in my thoughts!

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  6. Suzanne, this is adorable. I love everything about it. But especially the papers. I have just used them on my latest Tilda card too. But it looks so different! Hope your hubby is ok. hugs Shelley

    http://shelley-artfulachievements.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love this card..those soft blues and soft beiges are stunning. I hope hubby will be ok.

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  8. I'm new to follwing your blog, I started about a week or so ago. I absolutely love it! I'm also new to Copics, hence the reason I found you. I love this Tilda, she's so cute! I'll have to add her to my stash asap. Prayer to you, your husband, and family.

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  9. I hope your Hubbie is ok, and that he is home again with you soon. Your card is gorgeous.

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  10. I hope your husband is doing o.k., beautiful card and I'm right there with you with exercising.

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  11. Hi Suzanne,
    I am sending my get well wishes and prayers to your husband. Lovely card as always, truly breath taking. TSF

    April

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  12. Hi Suzanne! This is just gorgeous! Your color combination is just so soft and pretty! Thanks for including the instructions for the pretty shadow behind Tilda! I will for sure be giving this a try!
    Blessings,
    Barb

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  13. Hope your husband will be okay - he's in my thoughts & prayers. Loving your card and details.

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  14. Hi Suzanne,
    I hope you have alredy good news about your hubby.
    Wow I just saw the les about background, it's look gorgeous.

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  15. Susanne, I do hope your hubby gets the best of care and he is feeling better really soon.

    As usual, your card is adorable! I always look to you for inspiration... I also recommended your site twice today to two newbies to the hobby; thanks for all your resources - they are what got me started!

    All the best to you and your family. Take care.

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  16. Suzanne, please keep us updated on your hubby. He has been in my thoughts and prayers as well as you. Praying it was a false alarm and that he is back home feeling fine now. God bless you both.

    Love, love, love the card. You are always amazing. I love this little "princess" and I think I already have her.

    many thoughts and prayers are continuing your way. Love ya sweetie. pat J

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  17. Suzanne, prayers and good thoughts for your husband. Hugs to you. Connie

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  18. Suzanne sending hugs and prayers your way for your hubby ! Your card is just beautiful.
    Hugs

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  19. Beautiful card!
    I really stopped by to say that I hope all is going well with your husband and that his chest pains were just a false alarm. Please keep us all posted! {{hugs}}

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  20. Oh she is just gorgeous... Keep up with that tread mill... I need to get on my.

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  21. I love this stamp and had it on Pre-Order for weeks, only to find out last week, that I would not be receiving her! BoobHOO! Apparently, Sweden did not ship out enough to Magnolia-licious.

    But...happily I found her in another store and she is one her way to me now! Yippee!

    Your card is gorgeous and I can NOT wait to color my first "Princess" now too!!

    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  22. What a beautiful card Suzanne,i love your image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  23. Gorgeous as usual! I really like the inked shadows, I keep picked up the Ranger tool and putting it back down. Next time I will get it for sure! I don't know what went on with hubby but I hope everything is better now and we can't wait to have you join us at The Pixie Cottage as our guest tomorrow!

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  24. Oooh WOW this is gorgeous xxx

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  25. I just love the way you do highlights! They are just stunning. Hope your hubby is OK. I'll keep him in my prayers.

    hugs, Lisa A

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  26. woooooahhhh Suzanne your card is very very very gorgeous !!!!!
    very fab image and coloring is very perfect !!! I am very fan to you !!!!!
    hugs coco

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  27. This is so gorgeous!! I love the background that you did, it looks awesome. I hope your husband is on the mend, it's a good thing he got to the hospital early.
    Hugs,
    Shell

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  28. Absolutely STUNNING card Suzanne! LOVE LOVE LOVE it and your coloring is breath taking girl! Gorgeous work!

    I also want to tell you I am definitely with you on the exercising...I HATE it too...with a passion! Hence the reason I do water aerobics because I don't sweat then and being in the water seems to make the time go by mucho faster...thank goodness!

    Hope you are having a lovely week hun! I'm super excited to start my Copic 3 classes this weekend!

    Big Hugs~ Kim

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  29. I am with you on the exercising! I hate it so much as well!!

    Love this beautiful card!!! SUch pretty colors and your details are adorable!! I hope your hubby is better very soon!
    :)Kathy

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  30. A beautiful card in beautiful colors with beautiful shading and beautiful embellishments. In other words I like it. Glad to hear you dh is getting the treatment he needs.

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  31. Absolutely gorjuss! your cards are always outstanding. I wish your husband a speedy recovery
    smiles
    Paola

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  32. Stunning Suzanne..Your colouring is awe inspiring. I love blue and brown together too and you have made it look spectacular.
    Sending warm thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery for your hubby.
    Smiles toyou
    Kylie :)

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  33. This Tilda is so cute and I love the design of the card

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  34. Suzanne, she is just beautiful - your colouring and layout are positively dreamy! Glad your DH is doing better today!
    Hugs,
    Deb xoxo

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  35. Suzanne, gorgeous card. Love the colour scheme and the distressed paper edges. Amazing attention to details. Love the card.

    Hugs.
    Norma

    PS. I'm with you re exercising too.

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  36. Suzanne,
    Your card is beautiful! I love the shades of blue! And about exercise -- have you tried zumba? It is similar to an aerobics class, but also includes dance steps. It really is alot of FUN! Yes, FUN! (And I don't like exercise either!) But don't go by what you google on the internet about zumba. If you're interested, visit a class to see what it's really like. I love it! Maybe you will, too! :)

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  37. Wow Suzanne, this is gorgeous! I love the colors and this is My favorite Tilda ATM! Beautiful layout. Thanks for the shadowing info. Beautiful job!

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  38. WoW...this card is just stunning! Fab colouring and layout. I luv the colour scheme.

    xoxo,
    Lori

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  39. Absolutely stunning. Love the various techniques combined to make a fabulous impact.

    I must start following some of your online lessons!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Great card! I HATE exercising too. I know people who love to do it. I suggest they go see a therapist because there is nothing fun about it. Try the Wii fitness sytem. The exercising still sucks but it sucks a little less. You would think at 64 I wouldn't care anymore but no......I'm gonna be the fittest corpse in the funeral parlour. Hmm, might have been a little gloomy there but I meant it as a joke. I'm going out fighting!!

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  41. I love Tilda's and this new one is soo very cute. Like the way you colored her too. I also hate to exercise but am not as motivated as you are. I hate looking in the mirror, but don't do anything about it. Keep it up gal. Edna

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  42. Beautiful card, Suzanne! Love the color combination of soft blues and browns. Your card always have the most lovely embellishments. Kudos to you for keeping up the exercise regime. I really need to get back to exercising myself. Not only do you look better but you feel better and have more energy.

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  43. Love the elegancy of this card and the embellies you picked for this is so wonderful Suzanne. LOL, I got that distressing tool on Mother's Day and tried it once. It was dusty, but fun to use :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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