Thursday, May 3, 2012


Welcome to Inventory Challenge #80.  I can't believe it is my 3rd week of being on the design team!  What fun I am having.  This weeks challenge was to use Tilda or another image that resembles you and why.  I had several choices of stamps I wanted to use, the obvious being Stamping Tilda, but after looking at my Magnolia-liscious stamps I found the perfect one.  Tilda holding a Summer Umbrella.  There is a story behind my choice.  A family tradition that spans several generations.
My mom told me a story on how her mom use to wash ther hair in the rain.  My mom also washed my hair outside when it was pouring down rain.  That soft spring rain.  You know the kind.  Not wanted in break the tradition I would take my kids outside and wash their hair.  My daughter carried on the tradition and washed Jacobs hair in the rain too.  I love family traditions and this one was SO much fun!
After that we would take out our umbrellas and sing in the rain just like in the movies.  The sun would come out and dry our hair.  We loved playing in the rain and the sun. 
I had bought some pretty material and made a flower,  I think it turned out so beautiful with the pretty white button in the center.  I used a new border punch in the center, diecut the butterflies and the center shape that my image sits on, colored Tilda with my Copic markers, added some pearls and I was done.  I hope you enjoy my choice of cards!  Love, Elle
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Karen said...

This is so sweet!! : )

Paper Tails said...

Very pretty card! Love your color choices. The flower is so beautiful. I love the story about your tradition. How awesome! Thanks so much for sharing.


Sandy said...

Your card is gorgeous and thanks so much for sharing the story about your family's tradition. I loved the movie "Singing IN The Rain" with Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. Your flower is gorgeous as well!

Rene said...

Oh what a GREAT story! I'd love to wash my hair in the rain but all we've had are thunderstorms! This is just delightful!
Rene :D

Cathy Lee said...

Sweet card, Elle. I have Magnolia Candy on my blog if you are interested.
Cathy Lee

Cami said...

Lovely card and I your flower is beautiful!


cabio's craft corner said...

Sweet Tilda card. Love the cute little ribbon flower :o)

Anonymous said...

She's a delight, I love that pretty chiffon flower, beautifully done
Hugs Julie P

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Elle! what a delightful story.
your card is also delightful. I love your pretty flower and the coloring is lovely and soft.
Hugs Maz

syllie said...

Elle, love the story which comes with this beautiful card. Your choice of DP is lovely and is perfect matching with your sweet Tilda image. Also your coloring is fabulous.

Aya said...

What a lovely story and a perfect card to match it.

Best wishes, Aya

Christina C. said...

Such an adorable card, Elle! Love it!
You did an outstanding job paper piecing and coloring this lovely Tilda! The design work is fabulous and your fabric flower is stunning.

cathylynn said...

What a fantastic story with a card to match! I never have washed my hair in the rain but I can hardly wait for our next rain. I just may give this a try!! Your Dp's, coloring and flowers are wonderful! Great job!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Louise said...

This is such a sweet card Elle, beautiful papers and i love the flower. Tilda is so cute

Barb Hardeman said...

What a delightful tradition your family has! I love it! Maybe I'll try that the next time it rains here - if it ever does!!! Hahaha! I love your card Elle! Love that peach color with the green and your flower is gorgeous! Just a gorgeous design and a darling Tilda to share your story with! Big hugs...Barb <><

Danielle said...

Just a beautiful story Elle, and a very lovely card. I love those papers and they are perfect for your card. Sunshine under the rain, I love the softness of the colors. cute pattern on tilda's blouse, wonderful coloring. Very beautiful! have a nice day.

Kathy Gerace said...

Your card is so pretty! I love your story about playing in the rain. I never washed my hair in it though. Tilda is so perfectly colored. Wonderful job on everything!

Norma said...

Elle, oh what a gorgeous card. This Tilda is adorable that I wonder why I don't have her...LOL. Beautifully coloured. I love the colour scheme. The DP's are so lovely. Love the card.

Linda said...

Wow Elle stunning card!!!! This is one of my favorite Tilda's and you sure did her justice. Love the coloring and design!!!!! Way to go!!!!

Les Trésors de Nadine said...

Tout simplement mignonne cette carte!!! Et j'aime tellement cette si bien coloré!!!! Bravo!!!

Janie Printz said...

Ohhhh she is soooooo sweet. Love this one !!!