Monday, 7 May 2012

Tilda and butterflies

Happy Bank Holiday! Is it raining where you are? We have typical BH weather - wet, grey and cold! So I have spent the day clearing and chucking-out, and a bit of cardmaking in between!

This little Tilda is one of my favourites! She looks so surprised at the butterfly that's landed on her gorgeous bow.

I used some of the new *Summer Limited Edition Promarkers, they are such pretty colours I just couldn't resist them.  The challenge at A Passion for Promarkers is 'Light and Bright' - either use bright papers and soft coloured pens or vice-versa. I went for some bright papers by Raspberry Road that were free with 'Quick Cards' which are also quite shiny, though my naff camera skillz haven't really picked them up.

Following an example by the lovely Jules I used checked paper from the stack instead of plain card for matting. The swirl is a Marianne die, the cute butterflies are a Woodware punch. I coloured them with Promarkers to match the image and added tiny pearls by Whiff of Joy to the bodies. The swirl also has pearls.

The sentiment is LotV, also coloured with Promarkers.

The sketch is from Chocolate, coffee and cards but I had to turn it on its side to make room for Tilda. And I don't know if the swirl and butterflies match the sketch closely enough!

   What do you think, guys?

I'm also entering the Just Magnolia Challenge which is 'Anything Goes' with an option of 'swirls and pearls.'

It was great how all these challenges fell together really nicely and kick-started  old Mr Mojo, who this week hasn't been very active!

I hope you're all having a relaxing time, and my sympathies go out to those of you who are working today!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Promarkers: Tan, Caramel, Cocoa; Sunkissed Pink, Dusky Pink, Blush, Pastel Pink; Lime Zest, *Lime Twist, Pear Green; Buttercup, Tulip Yellow, *Summer Sun; Blossom, Fuchsia Pink, *Tropical Orchid


Donna said...

Pretty card Mags, cute Tilda and fab added detail :) Donna x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mags it is really bad weather here we have had thunder storms and tons of rain but I don't mind. I love, love this little beauty, I really like those papers, the swirl with the butterflies looks so pretty and Tilda, wow, she looks gorgeous.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful make Mags, the colours are very pretty and love the embellishments.

Weather has been miserable here too today :(

Have a good evening xx

Joey said...

Fabulous card Mags, love the image and love that swirl too. Has been on and off rain here all day. Joey x

coops said...

gorgeous card mags.fab sweet tilda and i love your pretty colours and details :D

xx coops xx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Mags, love this cutie. Gorgeous colours so fresh and pretty. Just wish the weather would be more like this!
Kat xx

mags said...

Lovely card MagsB. The image is coloured beautifully. Loving all the bright papers and that fab swirl and butterflies. Simply gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Tilda mags, love the butterflies and papers!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is just gorgeous hun, love the colours & those papers are scrummy!
Hugs Shell xx

Vixykins said...

Thank You for entering my Brights & Lights challenge at Passion for Promarkers with your beautiful card, good luck x

Unknown said...

Mags what a fabulous card well done Hugs Elaine

Larisa said...

Love your card. Great colour and I love the image.

Di said...

Super cute card Mags - she does look surprised indeed :) Di xx

melsanford said...

Beautiful! I love the swirl and the butterflies :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Carole of Brum said...

Ah gorgeous, Mags, I love the paper and butterflies and of course Tilda is looking lovely.

I've only just noticed your new profile piccie of your gorgeous granddaughter - she's a little darling, what a lovely photo.

(BTW there's a Things With Wings challenge at Sundays With Crissy if you're interested, your card fits the bill.)

Have a good week mags. CoB

Lynne in NI said...

Awww, gorgeous card Mags ... lovin your butterfly theme and wee Tilda is such a cutie!
Aren't you fed up with this rubbish weather, I reckon we should tow the UK a few miles south and get a bit of sunshine and heat!

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, I love this the colours are fabulous, huggles Pops x x

Girl Scientist said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards!