Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tilda With Cherries in the Gerber Daisies

Hi Blog Friends! As an Artist and a Card-marker do you sometimes find inspiration in the beauty around you. Back in the Spring of 2009 when I was laid off from my job, I took to gardening. I couldn't afford much, (still can't even with a job as it pays so much less)so I went to the clearance section and bought Gerber Daisies for less than $2 a pot. Those poor things had no flowers and were on their last leg. But I took them home and planted them just outside my backdoor in a vinette where I have English Ivy on a Trellis and a bird bath. Well those Gerber Daisies are yellow and beautiful this year. Their beauty inspired me to create this card.
Meet Tilda with Cherry Basket. Isn't she sweet. I just love these images. I saw the sketch at the Crafting Life's Pieces Challenge and just had to play along. This delightful paper is from K & Company and is so pretty with the Yellow Gerber Daisies on it and little touches of blue and of course green.
I used the following Supplies:
Spellbinders Dies- Square, Labels 6, Butterfly
Martha Stewart - Double Loop Deep Edge, and Frond Punches
Marvy Punch for the Daisies
Misc: Blue Rhinestones, Blue Rhinestone Flourish from Micheal's, White Glitter Chipboard Flourishes, Lace, Yellow Stickles, Blue Stickles, Crystal Stickles.

This is a picture of the card with the envelope box I created as this card is a little on the thick side.
And this is the inside...of course, with a card decorated so much on the inside it would be kinda thick don't ya think!!! lol Thanks for stopping by today. This card is being sent off to my wonderful Mother for Mother's Day. I am sending more Chocolates too!!!

Challenges Entered:
Crafting Life's Pieces - Sketch
Claudia & Company - Butterflies
Tuesday Throwdown - Mother's Day
Stamp With Fun - Lace or Ribbon
There She Goes - 3D Flowers
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Little Girls with Curls
I Did It Creations - Mother's Day
Let's Ink It Up - Embellish It
Stamping Vacation - Pick 3 (Floral Paper, Something Square, Popdot)


Cor* said...

HOLY WicKed Wow! This is fantASTIc! O wow. So bright and wonderful! Great coloring and a perfect sketch with Embellishments galore! Such a heartwarming story of your flowers. Glad to hear they are thriving with a bit of TLC!!! Have I said that you card and box envelope are fantastic yet/??? haha. Thanks for sharing your embellie filled creation this fortnight with us at LIIU!

Benzi said...

Love the story about your Gerber Daisies. Bet they are beautiful. So is your card and envie box. Tilda is so sweet with the cherry basket.
BTW, congrats on your win at Paper Sundaes.

Phyllis said...

Carol, I love this wonderful creation!! So bright and cheery!! Love all the many details and especially all the sparkle!! The punch count is off the chart!!


KarinsArtScrap said...

carol it's is a wonderful card soo bright and sheerful.
it is really a springcard very beautiful.

greetings karin

Marisa said...

I LOVE yellow gerbers - such a fabulous flower. You have recreated them wonderfully on this card and I'm loving the yellow them throughout :)

Vicki said...

Beautiful Carol! I know what you mean about those gerbera daisies! Where I live they are annuals and I have to replant them every year but I still do!! The variety of colors are phenominal! Your card is also phenominal hon! I simply love how much work you put into your cards and the insides are gorgeous as well!


Christina Hicks said...

Gorgeous! Congratulations on your win on Paper Sundaes!

Shirl said...

Oh my this is a stunning creation and oh so vibrant. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs Shirley x x

Priyanka said...

You are totally amazing dear, u have enough ability to make me mad.

Claire said...

Wow, how lovely! Gorgeous colours and so beautifully embellished too. Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
claire xx

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh my Carol. This Tilda card is adorable!!!! I love all the yellow flowers surrounding her. And your coloring of her is fabulous!!! Great card. TFS

Pat (mspfd) said...

Spectacular creation, Carol. You always create such stunning works of art with perfect details. I love gerber daises. I bet your garden is spectacular too!

Anonymous said...

Oh my word Carol, this is so stunning with your coloring and details!! WOW!! Really gorgeous creation!! Thanks for sharing! *Vicki* from Stamped Smiles

Sassy Scrapper said...

Hello my sweetie pie! Your card is amazing! I'm loving the bright cheerful colors you used. Maggie is simply adorable!! You have the BEST dies. Can I come over your house to play? hee hee. Your mom is very lucky to get such a beautiful gift. Have a wonderful weekend!

Thank you so much Carol for joining us in this months sketch challenge at CLP, your take on the sketch is amazing. Super beautiful.
Hugs Bonnie

Randi WS said...

Oh wow Carol, your card is fantastic! I love everything about it! And it's so sweet that you've made a matching envelope box!! Those butterflies are gorgeous and I love the cheerful, bright colors :)

Thank you so much for playing along with us at CLP!!

Lots of love,
Randi WS (CLP DT)

Michele said...

what a sweet card! thanks for joining the challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

Vicki Romaine said...

This is a beautiful card and don't you just love Tilda? I love all the embellishment too.

Thanks for joining "Little Girls with Curls" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Lauren said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! We hope to see you again next time!


Chelsea said...

Hi Carol, what can I say? Your card knocked me off my feet! Wow! So many beatufiul things to see. Lovely colors and gorgeous coloring. Thanks for taking on the CLP Sketch, please join us again in June.