Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Look Who’s Excited About The First Day of Spring….


You may have guessed who it is but in case you didn’t its Tilda!  She is so happy that she is dancing around in all the Spring flowers in her yard.  Tilda hopes Spring has arrived for you.  And if it hasn’t yet weather wise just be patient because it will soon. 

This card is a little different from what I usually make but I really had fun making it.  And Tilda has such a way that she makes me smile while I colored her.  Take a look and let me know what you think.

Note: The colors you see are actually the true colors.  I am very pleased with the way my camera picked up the colors so vibrantly.  You can click on the images to get a better view.






Tilda was colored using Distress Inks as the watercolor medium.  It is my very first completed DI Watercolor painted image used on a completed card.  I am currently taking a DI Watercolor Class over at Suzanne Dean’s Color Creative Classroom with Angie Hunt as the Instructor.  What a great class!

All papers and embellishments on this card are from my stash bin.  The only new embellishment is the ribbon (seam binding) that I gathered. I bought a 100 yard roll of white seam binding from  I have even colored some of it to give away.  I used my homemade color mist to color it & it turned out lovely.   Ninety percent of my crafting supplies are bought from

I am entering this card in the following challenge: My Time Made Easy  called Pretty Patterns 01 and following the pretty pattern 01 sketch.



Thank you so much for visiting!  Hugs, Fran


  1. Beautiful card Fran!! Your coloring looks awesome! : )

  2. Fabulous job Fran! I think that any moment, we'll all be learning how to color with distress inks from you! You're doing such a beautiful job on these!

  3. Fran! Your coloring (or should I say painting) is out of this world wonderful!! I still struggle with copics and don't want to try anything else until I get a lot better. Love your coloring and the ground is gorgeous as are the little flowers and leaves. Wonderful!

  4. Hi Fran,
    Your colouring is awesome. Sure does look like Copics - lovely clear and bright!! Love the little leaves, flowers and butterfly in your background.
    Hugs, Candy

  5. She's lovely, Fran! Great coloring and such beautiful bright colors and details! Your Tilda would make anyone's day brighter!
    Hugs, Iulia

  6. Wow Fran, wonderful card, filled with ahppines, love the colors, bye Mascha

  7. Fran-great job on the card and what an awesome job you did with the coloring! She's beautiful!

  8. oh Fran, your card is so adorable and Happu Tilda is just perfect for the theme!! your coloring is awesome!!!!!! well done!

  9. Great coloring Fran! You did an awesome job! Your card is GREAT!!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  10. Fran, this is SUPER nice! Tilda looks like she is ready to jump right off the card! Love it

  11. Wow, Fran, you did an amazing job coloring Tilda!!!!
    Did you say "spring"?? We just had the WORST BLIZZARD/SNOWSTORM ...12" of snow and more to come in Wisconsin!

  12. Oh wow!! This is so very sweet and fun!! Love the bright colors!!HUGS

  13. I love the coloring. Beautiful card.

  14. Fran, what a cute and oh-so-cheery card!!! Who knew you could color with distress inks? You did a fabulous job!!!!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Judy Garrelts

  15. oh Fran I love your positive attitude..I sure hope that spring comes soon :)... What a wonderful spring card... Your coloring is just amazing !! Great take on the color and sketch challenge :)..Thank you for playing along with us at MTME :)!!

  16. GREAT coloring with you DI's
    hugs Linda

  17. Beautiful card and coloring nice work!!!!

  18. Beautiful coloring Fran! I enjoy trying the DI coloring once in awhile too...change it up is challenging! : ) Adorable Tilda card!
    Pam Going Postal

  19. What a sweet card. Your shading is beautiful and I love all those special embellies that you've added. Everything works wonderfully together.
    Great job!
    Hugs from Georgetown,

  20. I love this Tilda! She always makes me so happy and this card is delightful!
    Rene :D

  21. Ooooooh Fran, your distress ink coloring is amazing! I'm hoping to take Angie's class when I have some more time. This is fabulous! Hugs, Rosemary

  22. Fran your springtime Tilda is just gorgeous! I love the bright colors and her cheery attitude!


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Hugs, Fran