Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tilda with Puppy

I had hoped to get this post up over the weekend, but I ended up pulling a muscle in my neck and shoulder and didn't really feel like doing anything I didn't have to do.  It's feeling a bit better today but still somewhat sore.  We've had nothing but rainy weather.  Someone said yesterday that it felt like we were in Seattle.  I don't mind the rain.  It's somewhat peaceful to me.  And, yes, I am one who likes a lot of snow!  I dread heat and humidity but don't have to worry about that just yet.

My card today was made for a niece's birthday.  Back in December, I found a copy of Magnolia Ink which included a free stamp "Christmas Tilda with Puppy."  I loved that issue.  However, it doesn't seem like my local bookstore is carrying that magazine anymore or another one from Australia that I also loved.  Seems like whenever I find something I like, it's no longer available here.  Anyway, I'm getting off the subject.  I started my card base by layering papers from Prima's Sweet Fairy line.  Tilda was stamped with black VersaFine ink and colored with Copic markers.  A bow was tied around the bottom with Offray ribbon.  Sentiment was stamped onto a Prima tag.  The Prima flowers were attached with a Doodlebug brad.

I'm really enjoyed learning to use the Copic markers.  I have techniques I need to improve upon as I slowly build my collection of colors.  It is relaxing and fun.

That's it for today.  I'm meeting a friend for dinner tonight.  We've been friends since childhood.  Although we don't see each other often, when we do get together, it's like no time has passed.  I am also happy to see I have a couple of new followers.  Thank you each and everyone who take the time to stop by here and also for your sweet comments.  Have a wonderful day!


  1. HI..What a gorgeous card, I love the colors you have used, and yes we have had a weeks of rain here too..

  2. Oh, so sorry to hear about your pulled muscle, Patty! I've got one in my neck, too, and it's just sooooooo hard to recover from that. Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better and were able to go out with your old friend! Your Tilda card is so adorable. Great coloring. Love the layered flowers, too. I know your little niece is going to adore all that happy purple!

  3. Hope ypu feeling lots beter soon.
    beautiful card and lovely colors

  4. ouch! sorry to hear about your pulled muscle. Hope you are on the mend! Love your card and the copics coloring...I cannot master it. I guess practice makes perfect!

  5. So sorry to hear about your pulled muscle. Hope you heal very soon! Great coloring with the copics on the sweet Tilda! This is one great birthday card for your niece! Do take care, hugs!

  6. I hope you feel better soon!!! Your card is adorable!!

  7. Sorry to hear about the pulled muscle....I get that too and it isn't fun! ...but on a happier note...OMY! that card is lovely, your stamp work is perfection!! ....just wanted to say thanks as well for your sweet comments at my blog (I was thinking of you as I made the ATC tutorial...I saw your post requesting some ATC and card techniques! :) ...hope you are feeling better soon Patty! xo

  8. Ohhh Patty...I know what you are going through with your shoulder. I hurt mine (sprained rotator cuff & trapezious muscle) about a month and a half ago, and have been going to physio twice a week. Reading over the comments here, some other ladies have shoulder problems as well. Maybe stamping has a dark side??? tee hee hee

    Beautiful colouring and shading on your Magnolia! Feel better soon!