Saturday, March 29, 2008

Delight in Simple Things

Still not much time for me to make cards. Today I just added all my images that i colored already last week onto a card base. I used a lot of Stickles for this card... there is Stickles on the balloons, clouds and some on the pink flower. The Pixie Pink layers are all distressed with Tim Holz Tonic distresser.

Edit to add: Carole asked me today how i colored the "Carnival Fun" panel. I thought i answer it here cause maybe others have the same question.
First i wheeled the stamp using black Stazon onto hot pressed watercolor paper. The coloring was done in this order: sky, brown for the sidewalk, green for the grass with shimmery pebbls chalks. I use for my coloring the jewel tones, i love that chalks come with different sizes of cotton balls so i can easily color even in tiny corners with the small tip. shadows underneath the mary-go-round was made with the darker green coodinating with the lighter color using small cotton ball. I added "sand" on the sidewalk with Prismacolor Pencils. The pencils were also used to color in the wagons and the trims of the tents. Ballons, tents the horses were watercolored with re-inkers. To deepen the shadows of the bushes i also used Prismacolor Pencils. Some highlights were set using sparingly Twinkeling H2O colors. Last i added Diamond Stickles to the clouds. For the European readers... I have only heard the best of All that scraps for orders even to Europe. Christine answers questions you might have really fast.

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda from the Spring/Summer Collection 2008; first page
Stampin Up: Jumbo wheel "Carnival Fun" retiered, Delight in Simple Things card kit
Paper/CS: Whisper White, Pixie Pink, DP - do not remember, cold pressed watercolor paper
Embellishments: Prima Flowers (Magnolia), Making Memories rhinestone brads, hot pink ribbon - Michaels, Stickles
Coloring: Pebbles shimmery chalks, Stampin up re-inkers, Prismacolor pencils, Chocolate Chip ink, black Stazon

Used this weeks sketch from Poetic Artistry to make my card.

44 comments:

Kelly Schelske said...

Fantastic card Claudia..I just amy have to try this sketch myself:-)
K

Hanne said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comments in my blog!!! I have added this blog to my favorite links :)

I haven't had my blog for very long time, but already met a lot of lovely people - and you are among them - indeed!!!

Good night from Norway :)

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh girl this card is out of this world !!!!!!! Man that is a lot of coloring !!!!! You can take any stamp and make a scene with it you are awesome !!!!

stampingbalou said...

Claudia, ist das eine wunder-wunderhübsche Karte - wirklich eine kleine Maus, die sich auf dem Rummel amüsiert... Genial coloriert und zusammengestellt *schwärm*... Hoffe, Du kommst aus dem Stress (so lese ich es heraus) langsam wieder raus und ein wenig zur Ruhe für Dich xox

Tricia said...

Such an adorable card. But I'm starting to think that any card with Tilda on it is adorable!! Love the colors you used!!

Lilian said...

This is such a cute scenic card. Love those Stampin up wheels. :) fantastic coloring as always..and nope, I haven't made a new card yet lol!

Maria said...

Great card Claudia. Love your scene creation with the SU wheel. Awesome colouring as well.

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Another gorgeous card! Love your coloring and embellishments. Thanks for playing! :)

Andrea said...

Claudi, die Karte ist wieder wunderschön geworden. Die Farben sind ein Traum!

Heidi said...

Hi Sweety!
Im so sorry for not leaving any comment a long time. Your link in my blog did not work and I could not find you. And now I am so happy to see your blog again. And WOW you have made so many wonderful cards. I just love them all. You are coloring so wonderful and all the cards just look so fantastic!
Now I must go in my blog and fix that link to you!

Have a great day.

Big hug from Heidi

Stempelchaotin said...

Die ist der Wahnsinn. Der Rummel ist ja klasse. ich mal wieder hin und wech.

Doris said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte, super coloriert und zusammengestellt.

GLG Doris

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Brilliant Claudia, your cards are always amazing. I love the background stamp. The colours are also beautiful. Nikki x

Anja's weblog said...

Wow, wat a supercute card. I love the combination you made.

Anja

Katharina said...

This is such a heavenly beautiful card Claudia! The background image is wonderful and so phenomenally coloured. The paper fits so perfectly. I really love this card!

Leonie said...

OMG that background is so great!! You've made a gorgeous card with a 'simple' sketch, love the way you did it!!

~ Leonie ~

steph said...

Gorgeous - love the fun fair background! x

TaraG said...

Claudia,
This card is adorable! I too love the scene you created and your colouring is outstanding...I just know little there Tilda had a great time at the theme park! Thanks for the inspiration!

sophia landry said...

This is beautiful Claudia! I lvoe how you paired this image of the carnival with the balloon Tilda! A perfect pairing!

ink'n'rubba said...

love your fun of the fair card with Tilda and the baloons! You have tempted me to try colouring with the SU markers, I just need to buy some cold pressed paper now.

craftyb said...

Hi C, your card is amazing! The fairground scene is fabulous and the beautiful new Tilda fits in so well with her balloons! i love the fresh colours - bright and cheery! TFS. bx

Viv said...

A very well thought out layout!
I'd never think of that in a million years. It all fits together so well. The colouring is beautiful as well as everything else. It's excellent.
Viv
xxx

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Calaudia, love the fairground stamp

Anne said...

Claudia, your blog is an inspiration to me, check mine out as there is a little suprise there for you! x

Debbie said...

Fab card I love it

pretty-pink-cards said...

lovely card Claudia...
I have sent you an email about the design team

Caroline x

megastamper said...

oh meine liebe claudi, mit der karte ist dir ja wieder ein glanzstück gelungen, da kommt richtig kirmeslaune auf und versetzt mich in kindertage zurück.
einfach nur traumhaft schön.
have a nice weekend !!!
lg
bea

Tammi said...

Love this, she's perfect with the carnival wheel, great idea!

Marlou said...

Hi Claudia, just want to thank you so much for your get well thoughts you left for me :) thank you for thinkin of me, I hope to get back soon as I can. Your cards are so beautiful :) I gave my blog a make over using a Rachelle Millar banner any tips on how to resize it? Yours looks great! I dont know how to fit mine like your one, can you help, thanks Claudia x

Jo said...

Fantastic card Claudia....that carnival stamp is wonderful!

Suzanne said...

oh soooo pretty!!! Sue :o)

bastelkueken said...

Mensch Claudia - deine karte ist ja mal wieder zuckersüß

Paula said...

I love your creations. They are just beautiful. And you have easy folding instructions. I'm going to give them a go!

CraftyC said...

Fantastic card, just love the background stamp!
Clairexx

Marja Sch said...

Wauw just amazing what you did with this. Love your coloring. Hugs Marja

Elizabeth said...

Fantastic and lovely card and background!!

Anonymous said...

great great card, love it

Shary said...

Gorgeous card Claudia. I am trying to collect the SU wheels they are so versatile.

angelique said...

Beautiful card,with very nice colours.

Heike, Germany said...

Wow, die Karte ist dir absolut gelungen, super Farben einfach nur Toll........

Emma Phillips said...

Claudi this gorgeous!! Your colouring is just AWESOME!! You are so talented and I always love visiting your blog.

Deb said...

Fantastic card Claudia, I love the carnival stamp and this new Tilda. Your colouring is perfect as always!

Terrie B x said...

"Absolutly beautiful" Claudia..I love the way you work your colours:)x

Ila said...

Wow!!..I can't believe I missed this Fabulous card!!...I love the carnival scene..the whod card is Amazing!!!