Saturday, March 28, 2015

OWH Sketch #251 "TILDA ~ I LOVE YOU" card **PLUS A GIVEAWAY!!**

When I seen this week's Operation Write Home Sketch #251, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do.  I was gifted a bunch of Magnolia stamps last year by a dear friend and I hadn't inked up any of them, mostly because I don't think I color very well and the images are so adorable, that I didn't wanna mess them up.  

I had some trouble with the inks I was using tonight.  The first time I stamped the image, I stamped it using a black hybrid ink from My Favorite Things, it smeared horribly. I tossed that image aside and used some Memento Black ink on this one. It smeared a little, but not as much. I used Neenah Solar White for the first image that got tossed and Copic Express-it paper for this image.

My husband said he thought she was adorable and reminded him of our youngest when she was little.

I used some Wink of Stella pens on the image and the flourish to make it shimmer.

**GIVEAWAY!!!**  I have two of these stamps and am going to give one away.  Please leave a comment on this post along with your email address spelled out.. with spaces .. ie:   giveaway AT gmail dot com

I will pick a winner on Thursday, April 2nd.  My son has a golf tournament/match that evening, when I return home, I will draw a winner.

Here is this week's Operation Write Home Sketch #251:  *I flipped the sketch over


card stock:  white, black
pattern paper:  MME Collectable Remarkable
stamps:  Magnolia Tilda Loves Flowers, Paper Smooches Fill in the Blank
ink: Memento Black, assorted Copic Markers
accessories:  Scor-Pal, MFT Stitched Ovals, Stitched Rectangles, MFT Oval Stax and Rectangle Stax, Flourish I cut using my Silhouette Cameo, Mini Black Brads, Wink of Stella Pens (Clear and Pink) and Foam Tape

thanks for looking ~

have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them


sherry varga said...

Your card is amazing. I love the flourish in the back. Don't enter me in the drawing because I cannot color worth crap!!!!

Pauladawn Owen said...

I think you colored her beautifully. Thanks for sharing your paper choices as I have so much trouble with that. Lovely card!

Pauladawno at gmail dot com

Marsha said...

What a darling image and such a cute card. Don't belittle yourself - you did a great job coloring. I would love to be in the drawing - the stamp is sooo cute.

~Chris~ said...

What a beautiful card. Your coloring is stunning.
Would love to be added to the drawing. Thank you for the chance to win
Germania73 at gmail dot com

Nancy M said...

Another beautiful job, as always! You are one inspirational lady, my friend!! I'll never know how you do what you do, but I'm so glad you do!!! RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM (sorry, but caps are way easier to read- lower case all runs together)

Anonymous said...

I love your coloring. The hair came out great. I'm still trying to learn hair coloring. And the flourish really adds a special something.

diane8587 at gmail dot com

Linda said...

Sweet card! Awesome colors and use of the sketch. I will pass on the drawing...thanks anyway.

Robin Hoff said...

I love this card Pam. Adding the flourish is a perfect idea and something that I would never have thought of doing! I like to dabble in color so thanks for the chance to win this stamp

Ann said...

Pam, your card is just so cute! You did a great job coloring her. I love the addition of the flourish!

Gail Heike said...

Pam ... You did a great job coloring Tilda and the card is so cute. You always do such creative things with your layouts and papers. Thanks for sharing. I would love to be entered in the drawing and April 2nd is my birthday!

usmcmomtoo at

Kristie Etzel said...

You did a beautiful job! I would love to be in the drawing! Kristieetzel @ gmail . com

Debbie Lindholm said...

Fabulous job--as always. Love how you added layers to really make the sketch pop. Great job.

Dolores Raml said...

Awesome card as always, I really love everything about your card. Your coloring is awesome, great idea with the flourish and I love how you tipped the sketch. Thanks for the chance to win the stamp.

craftyd3 at yahoo dot com

Robin said...

I love the flourish raps around the main image, and you did a great job of coloring. I'm always inspired by your thriftiness with paper pads. The magnolia image is adorable, and I would love to have a chance to win her. 1chocolateaddict at gmail dot com.

Anonymous said...

Love your coloring .. Love your blog .. Your talent is awesome inspiration for me.

Robbijune at yahoo dot com

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

Wow, such a fabulous card! So much flourish with the extra embellishments, gorgeous, very rich! Thanks for the inspiration! anderegg2 at bresnan dot net

Becki Wilson said...

Don't you just love the Tilda's. They are just the the cutest!!!Also Love the Edwin's. Is the Wink of Stella OK for OWH? (I do realize you can make cards for other things too...) Great card!

karen said...

Love this card and have spent the last few days studying your blog for inspiration. Your early works are amazing too...thanks for sharing your talent.
Khelster at yahoo dot com

heather said...

Adorable ! You need to ink up more of those sweet images - I think your coloring was wonderful !!! I also like how you flipped the sketch.

Nancy M said...

OMGosh!! I won!! So very happy and grateful! Congrats to the other winners, as well! She is the sweetest, cutest little thing!! I can't wait to get started on her! Thanks again, Pam and son! Happy Easter to all!

Sybrina K said...

Pam, What an adorable card! Looks like you did a great job of coloring. Thanks so much for playing along with our sketch challenge. :)