vendredi 29 avril 2011

Inventory Challenge No. 29: First Stamp or Precious Stamp

Good Friday to you all,
My late posting is not due to the Royal Wedding... I only an unforseen event that took me away from my crafting table, so I was unable to terminate my card.

Bon vendredi Matin,
Mon retard n'est nullement occasionné par le Mariage royal, mais tout simplement qu'un imprévu m'a tenue loin de ma table de travail et m'a empêchée de terminer ma carte.
Christina and I are very pleased to welcome you to our 26th inventory challenge. OH! Do we have a fantastic theme this week...  Our first stamp or a very precious stamp, and please let us know what is so special about it.
Ce matin, Christina et moi sommes heureuses de vous accueilir à notre 26e défi ayant pour thème : notre première étampe ou une étampe précieuse, et son histoire.

The stamp I have chosen to present today is the very first Magnolia stamp I got; although she has a twin (Spring Tida), Tilda in spring rain from the 2009 Chasing Butterflies Collection, is the very first Magnolia I got. I was not convinced about Magnolias at all. I did not connect with Tilda either. Just loved her umbrella, rain boots and braids with bow! The little girl I wished I would have looked like! Actually, I could not understand all the excitement around the upcoming pre-order of a new collection discussed on a group I had joined.
J'ai choisi de vous raconter comment Tilda in spring rain m'a conquise,bien qu'elle ait une jumelle (spring Tilda). J'ai acheté Tilda in spring rain, à cause de son parapluie, de ses bottes et de ses tresses. Elle représente la petite fille que j'aurais vous être.  Bien qu'elle m'ait été très chère à ce moment, je ne comprenais pas du tout l'angouement pour ces étampes, ni l'excitation d'un groupe autour de la prochaine sortie de la nouvelle collection.

 If you go back on my blog, the very first Magnolia card I posted features Spring Tilda. Something magic happened when I colored her, something I could not explain at the time, because  I was very busy in a drawing course, and eager to complete it to start my journey in watercolor. I was very far from imagining that Tilda would provide me with exactly the feeling I was desperately searching  elsewhere, in a much more complicated world. In time, I understood that Tilda and I were "compatible" and together we formed a team. With Tilda, I was able to let go, to play, to become the little girl I was once,  coloring in her book, with her Prismacolor crayons - at the time the lead did not break! Since then, each time I color Tilda, magic operates. I do connect more with certain Tildas, but the time I spend with her is always magical...
Si vous retounez dans mes anciens messages, la première carte Magnolia met en vedett Spring Tilda. Il s'est passé quelque chose de magique lorsque je l'ai colorié, quelque chose que je ne peux expliquer à ce moment-là, préoccupée que j'étaisà compléter un cour de techique de dessins, ayant pour objectif de m'inscrire à un atelier d'aquarelle. J'étais loin d'imaginer que Tilda me ferait dévier de ma route, qu'elle m'apporterait ce sentiment "spécial" que je croyais trouver dans un monde artistique beaucoup plus compliqué. Avec le temps et l'abandon, j'ai compris que Tilda et moi on était compatible, et qu'ensemble nous formions une équipe. Avec Tilda,  je redevenais la petite fille devant son livre à colorier et sa boîte de crayons Prismacolor - qui ne brisaient pas dans letemps! Depuis ce moment, chaque fois que je colore Tilda, une magie opère. Bien entendu, certaines images de Tilda me rejoignent plus, mais il y a toujours un moment magique...

                                                         My second Magnolia card!
                                                       Ma 2e carte Magnolia

I can't resist a new collection, I'm addicted; I've tried to be reasonable, but to no avail. I wrote on this blog once, I told my husband to save my maggie collection FIRST,  in case of a fire.   Confession of an addicted Magnolia stamper. Ouf... I feel better now, on to my card!

Je ne peux plus résister à une nouvelle collection; j'essaie d'être raisonnable, mais c'est impossible. vous vous souvenez d'avoir lu, ily a quelque temps, ma phrase célèbre à mon marie: en cas de feu, tu sors les Magnolia, puis le chien.
Je signe, confession d'une dépendante aux Magnolia. OUf, je me sens mieux c'est dit! A ma carte maintenant...


I would like to invite you to hop over to my friend Christina's blog  and admire her lovely creation, as well as Charlene and Rene - Sandy could not participate this week. the links are below.
J'aimerais vous inviter à visiter mon amie Christian et admirer sa superbe création, ainsique celles de Charlene et Rene - Sandy ne pouvait participer cette semaine.  Les liens sont ci-dessous.


I used the wonderfu sketch from Paper take weeklySketch No. 55, for my card:  
the wonderful paper is from Graphic 45, Once upon a springtime and was a gift from my dear friend Christina. Tilda was colored with Copics, the rain is made of Stickles, Diamond and Frosted lace. The corner is from Cuttlebug, the swirls and leaves from Magnolia dies, the flowe from my stash is colored with glimmer mist in Sand, Harvest color and Crème de rouge. The ribbon is from Pierre Belvedère, all my cardstocks from Stamping up. In the inside, I used MS punch border.

J'ai utilisé le sketch de Paper Take Weekly, NO. 45. Le papier Once upon a springtime de Graphic 45 est un cadeau de Christina (Merci!). Tilda est coloriée au Copic, la pluie : des stickles couleur Diamond et Frosted Lace. Le coin est une découpe de Cuttlebug, les volutes e les feuilles sont de Magnolia, la fleur de mon inventaire est teintée avec du Glimmer mist couleur Sand, Harvest Orange et Crème de rouge. Le rubban est de Pierre Belvedère, les cartons de SU. Le poinçon utilisé à l'intérieur est de MS.

PAper take weekly Sketch No. 45
7Kids challenge blog, NO. 20, April showers bring may flowers

27 commentaires:

Jacque a dit…

Oh Sweetie, she is just lovely and that's one of my favorite stamps also---along with about 500 more...hahah...You have done an exquisitely beautiful job with her...just love everything about it!!! Have a great day and a marvelous weekend...Big hugs...Jacque

cathylynn a dit…

Hello Danielle,
What an adorable stamp and a wonderful story to go along! Both cards are beautiful and I always look forward to visiting your blog to see your marvelous works of art!! Yea I can relate to this addiction but I'm not searching any rehab!! Oh your newest card has wonderfulness inside and out. Love those DP's. and corners.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Rene a dit…

What a sweet story!!! I know how you feel...losing yourself in a Tilda! And I also know how you feel about being addicted to her...unfortunately for Tilda, we have two dogs and two kids so I won't be able to save all mine in case of a fire ;D
Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing the story!
Rene :D

Christina C. a dit…

Wow, Danielle, your Tilda is stunning....beautiful coloring of the image! Love, love that gorgeous flower and the stunning ribbon!!!
Exquisite creation, my friend!

Chrissy a dit…

Oh! Danielle, Loved ready your post today, such a lovely story.
Your card is just beautiful, the colouring superb.
I can hear you now if a fire broke out...'Save the Tildas.'

Chris a dit…

Very cute card.

Elise a dit…

Oh my goodness! Thank you for sharing your story of how the love for Maggie's came about! :) I'm glad that you connected with these .. so now we can enjoy your magical creations! This card is simply STUNNING! Your colouring of her is GORGEOUS and all these yummy colors .. sigh .. LOVE!!!!

Sending you Sunshine and Hugs,

Unknown a dit…

Beautiful card again !!!! Excellent job!!!!

Barb Hardeman a dit…

Oh, my, how elegant and sophisticated your style has become. You've grown so much since that first card, but you really nailed the coloring on both. This is stunning! Love the floral details and the swirls....beautiful work...

Only By His Grace a dit…

A gorgeous card Danielle. Lovely coloring and this is one of my favourites.
Hugs Maz

cabio's craft corner a dit…

Danielle, your Tilda is colored beautifully and I love all those elegant touch :-)

Candy a dit…

Beautiful work Danielle!!
Love your card :o)
Hugs, Candy

Genevieve a dit…

Je suis comme toi, j'ai toujours mon coeur d'enfant lorsque je touche à mes crayons...c'est retourne dans mon enfance!!
Ta carte est une fois de plus superbe!!
Un très bon choix de sketch, des couleurs riches et une Tilda ...même avec son parapluie....nous fait sourire!

Anonyme a dit…

Oh I am in love with these maggies too...I just wish to have more time to use them!! LOL!! Thanks for sharing your story and your card is just delightful as well!! I adore this image and would love to get it soon!! :) Love your take on the sketch as well!! TFS!! HUGS

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings a dit…

awwwh... my sweet Danielle... what a wonderful card you made.
your coloring is as fabulous as it can be.
what great papers you used with this image. Loving your work
hope you have a fantastic weekend.

kisses :-)

Iulia a dit…

Oh, what a beautiful card, Danielle! I really loved your story. I was thinking of myself too barely some months ago when I discovered the Magnolia stamps. Seems like ages ago... But me, on the contrary, I fell in love with them instantly. There's something about them, you're right, something like magic and makes you want them all. I barely have about 70 or so, but I think it is a huge collection for a such short period of time.
Your card here is simply delightful. Love the elegant look and the great colors you brought together. That bow looks lush and the big rose is simply gorgeous. Great colorwork, goes wihtout saying:)
Have a great week-end sweetie and thank you for this adorable story and card!
Hugs, Iulia

Peggie a dit…

Beautiful card. Love this image. Pretty embellishments and dp.

Summite a dit…

Wow ta carte est géniale.Tu as utilisé mon papier favori, tu as su le mettre en valeur. C'est certain maintenant que April showers bring May flowers....... Barvo

Angie a dit…

Great card love the image and the colours . Thanks for joining our sketch at papertake weekly
Angie x

nath81 a dit…

tres jolie tes deux cartes j'aime bcp , la fleur est magnifique aussi , joli fond de papier , moi aussi je suis addict de tilda et avec son parapluie elle est trop mimie c'est de qu'elle collection j'ai pas , gros bisous nath

Eve a dit…

Very pretty! luv the colors & design! Luv inside of the card too! :-)

Nady a dit…

Ta carte est superbe! j'adore ta grosse fleur et ta jolie boucle! bravo!! c'est bien d'avoir une dépendance au Magnolia hihi car moi aussi je l'ai attrapée alors ne t'en fait pas ;)
bonne fin de semaine
Nadyne xx

debby4000 a dit…

Love your adorable card.

Sandy a dit…

I am home! What did I miss? What a wonderful piece of artwork! I love the corner embellishment. Your flowers with the swirl is divine!!
So pretty Danielle!!
XO Sandy

Anonyme a dit…

Sa fonctionne maintenant ;) Disons que cette œuvre représente bien la semaine que nous avons. Le mélange de papier est très bien agencé.


Anonyme a dit…

LOVE it Danielle! Beautiful coloring and designing!

Sharon Caudle a dit…

Oh Danielle, how did I ever miss this beauty??!!! I have always loved this Tilda and you have colored her perfectly!!! Look at all that gorgeous layering of beautiful papers and that flower with the flourish and ribbon is just stunning! This is truly a stunning creation!! GORGEOUS!!!!