Wednesday, November 10, 2010

7 Kids College Fund Challenge #8 - Give Thanks!

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for another 7 Kids College Fund Challenge! I am the hostess for this week's challenge. You are going to want to join in this week for sure. Tab is offering a great prize...

A $75.00 Gift Certificate to 7 Kids College Fund!

With Thanksgiving in the US right around the corner, I figured it was time to Give Thanks! So this week, make a Thank You Card!

You can find the following items at 7 Kids College Fund:
Accessories: Copics Airbrush System, Pearls, Flowers, Spellbinders Fancy Tags 
Spellbinders Labels 4

I was having a hard time finding just the right mat for my image. I decided to use Spellbinders Labels 4 with the option to cut two labels, cut them in half and make reform them to make a beautiful mat.

Once again, I went crazy with my Copics Airbrush System. I wanted to match the flowers in the paper. I also added some beads for the Just Magnolia Challenge.

I colored Tilda with a blend of  Copics and Distress Inks.  I am continuing to work with this technique, but really like the blend.

I wanted to use one of the tags from  Spellbinders Fancy Tags, but it did not quite fit in the corner. So I snipped off the ends and refashioned them to make a holder for the sentiment. I added a couple pearls to help tie it in.

I used another sketch from Hanna's Hobbyblogg for this card.

In this moment of gratitude, I would like to say Thank You to all my followers and to those of you who stop by frequently and leave such sweet messages. Your kind support means so much to me.

Hopefully I will see you tomorrow for another Cute Card Thursday Challenge.


Card Crazy said...

Lovely, elegant card. The subdued colors are very autumn and your layout is superb. Very creative with your use of matting.
Sue S.

Pen to Paper said...

Wow, this is very pretty. I love the different types of DPs you've used and I like how you've colored Tilda. Everything matches perfectly!



Barb Hardeman said...

Amazing work Julie! Your coloring is fantastic and your dp's are phenominal! I love how you've placed the flowers on this card and the stitching, pearls and swirls around your sentiment are just stunning! Fabulous work!

Christina C. said...

WOW....this card is GORGEOUS, Julie!
Your work is absolsutely visiting your blog for inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Wow this is so pretty! Tilda is just beautiful and I love how the flowers in your papers match the flowers you embellished with perfectly! Gorgeous! hugs, Angela

Rene said...

GORGEOUS! How genius are you to make the loops a frame?!? Seriously, that is incredible!
Beautiful card :D

Jean said...

Totally amazing.. love everything about this card from the girl with the curls to the flowers to the lace and the different pp.. your coloring of Tilda is wonderful and all the accessories are blending so well together.. great card..
Hugs, Jean

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful Julie and such perfect colouring on your sweet Tilda. The papers are so pretty and it's a lovely design you followed too. Hugs, Chris :)

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Julie,
Love the Autumn tones of this card. super how you made your frame. Love the pearls and DP's.
Flowers are precious with the hat pins.
Hugs Maz

Annika said...

Oh I love that design and papers are just lush! So intrigued about that Copic/DI blend, it looks wonderful!!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Julie, Absolutely delightful card. I just love those magnificient shades of browns you used. your dp's are so well assorted, makes a beautiful harmony. Tilda is in beauty, wonderful coloring. Gorgeous embellishments. WEll, everything is beautiful in this card, a real pleasure for the eyes.

Joseline said...

Stunning card Julie!!! I love the entire thing!! Wowza!!

Unknown said...

Oh Julie!! Your card is stunning...and great inspiration!! I need to get crackin' and make a card for this challenge! I can certainly spend $ the blink of an eye! LOL! Pat Frank

Dewi Hasan said...

Its a beauty! I love the way you compose this card Julie!

Candy said...

Your card is so elegant with this choice of papers, lace and all the pearls. I love it.
Tilda is coloured differently and I like her very much :o)
Hugs, Candy

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Julie I have not been able to stop looking at this stunning creation. The papers, design, flowers and Tilda it just looks absolutely amazing I love it and I wish I could have just a fraction of your talent.
Lorraine x

Maria said...

WOW! This is stunning Julie. Gorgeous gorgeous colour and amazing layout. Hugs, Maria

mycardz said...

WOw, wow, wow Julie! Your card is gorgeous! I just love to study all the awesome details you add to each card. You're a master of the Magnolia cards and definitely NEED to be on the team!! (I'll see what I can do!) :) big hugz, Mary