Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Finally! A new card.... Butterfly Garden

Hi, guys!

I know, I know... I have been promising new projects for well over 2 weeks and I'm happy to say that I am finally posting one today! I have made a total of 23 new cards in the past 2 weeks and had to take and edit the photographs for each one. I just finished doing that yesterday so now I'm ready to roll! Yes, I have been a very busy Anniebee.

So without further delay, here is the first of my new cards.  I created this one from an adorable stamped image of Tilda that my very sweet blog and craft friend, Tracy of Tracy's Stamping Corner sent me.  I told her how much I loved Tilda but that I didn't own any of the stamps and couldn't afford to buy them right now so she stamped and sent me a whole stack of Tildas with a few others thrown in for variety's sake.  In return, I sent her a set of my handmade roses in her favorite color, pink.  So now you know the reason behind my card-making frenzy!  If you love Tilda and other similar character stamps, you need to visit Tracy's blog.  She is so artistic and creative and works magic with Copics.  I just couldn't wait to start coloring those Tildas and once I started, I just couldn't stop.... until I colored every single one of them!  Some turned out better than others, in my opinion, but I think all but one of them is card worthy.  Let me tell you, I had so much fun with my Copics and as a result, I need refills for about a dozen colors that ran dry during my coloring spree.  

The card is prettier in person but if you click on the pictures, they'll enlarge to show better detail. It measures 5 1/2" square.  The base card and mats are Recollections card stock in red violet and mint green. Designer papers and dimensional butterfly stickers are from K and Company. The papers are from the Best of Brenda Walton stack. The flowers, leaves and sentiment tag were made by me. The tag on the inside is by Heidi Grace designs (I added the sentiment myself to match the writing style on the front tag) and the pearls are from Recollections. The ones I used as flower centers are colored with a Copic marker. I love those markers, I tell ya! I can buy all my pears in white and make them any color I want. Awesome! I found the little poem on the Internet and printed it onto the mint green cardstock and cut it out using Martha Stewart's Around the Page punches. Oh, the little flower on the inside is from Studio G that I found in sets of 4 in the dollar bins at Michael's.  

I hope you enjoyed little Tilda in her butterfly garden. Rest assured that there are many more cards to come.  Unless something unforeseen happens, I should be able to post one a day for the next 22 days so my absence will be worthwhile, at least. Again, I'm so sorry for keeping you waiting so long. I appreciate your patience and support.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Outlawz Friday Copic/Promarker Challenge - May 27th (Anything Goes)
Outlawz Monday Greeting Card Challenge - May 30th (Anything Goes)

Happy crafting,


  1. STUNNING...really beautiful.So worth the wait.Your colouring is perfect,and the papers and details are gorgeous.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. This is AWESOME... love it


  3. Can I be your friend so you can send this card to me?
    Seriously, this is absolutely to die for.

  4. LOL @ Tami's comment Anne...I wanna be your friend too :) Your colouring is awesome. If the rest of your cards are like this one then I'm coming back for the next 21 days to look at them!! Thanks for joining us at The Outlawz Copic/Promarker challenge this week...hope you'll come back soon :)

  5. Annie, your coloring is AMAZING. I am just not saying that either. It trully looks like "art". I'm floored at how well she is colored and how "real" she looks. Just beautiful!!! You don't happen to remember what colors you used on her do ya??? Loved how her face looks and the shadows. Her hair is PERFECT! Ok..I will stop I am going to go off and stare at it a little more and be inspired!!


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