Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Magnolia, Princess Party Tilda

Hello everyone, it's Tuesday afternoon and after a day of off and on heavy rain the sun is finally poking it's head through the clouds.  Oh, how I wish it would stay around for awhile.  We've had enough water and the sun can be such a mood booster, I really love the sun this time of year.  Alas, the local meteorologist has forecasted rain for the next few days and you know that when they forecast rotten, miserable weather, they are always right.  It's only the nice weather that they always seem to get wrong.  A girl can hope, maybe it will be nice for the weekend.  I've had such a fabulous day anyway.  I had to take my 15 year old daughter to the doctor for some skin allergies she's been having and the doctor wanted to know if I was her sister.  Talk about a mood booster, I sure liked that one!  I won't let her forget this anytime soon!

Today I am posting a card I made using a newer Magnolia image, Princess Party Tilda.  This was an image that I didn't think I needed when I first saw it, but the second I saw it on someone else's project, well, I just had to have it.  So now I do and today I made a project using her.  I bought this Tilda, as I do most of my Magnolia's, from the 7 Kids College Fund store.  

For my project I made a art Journal/sketch book in the size I wanted for my own personal purposes.  I wanted to be able to do single page, or double page spreads in the same book.  I made this book square, 9x9 inches and I've been putting watercolor paper inside.  This paper is heavier and can hold whatever medium I like, for the most part, and is perfect for mixed media projects.   I bound my book with a wire comb and my Cinch.  I LOVE my Cinch.  I really do like binding projects and making unique things.  

I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday when I put my book together.  I figured, why not?  Here's is what their sketch looked like for this week.

Materials I Used for this Project:
Prima Flowers

Here's a close up of my colored Tilda.

So glad you decided to stop by today,


  1. Oh this is so fun that you used my sketch for a mini album. Your colors and details are gorgeous. Have a sweet day!!! Arlana@SSW!!!

  2. This is the most creative thing I've seen Marlena. It is very beautiful with your wonderful colors and papers - and your amazing coloring of the Tilda image. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks sharing your creativity with us at SSW!
    Sharon SSW DT

  3. Marlena, your book is stunning. I love projects like this. They are so fun to make. Your papers and colors are just perfect. Absolutely gorgeous creation. Thanks for sharing your book with us this week. Oh, I would trade a little rain. We have winds for the next few days. I would much rather have the rain.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  4. Beautiful coloring and a really gorgeous project! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  5. Stunning and I love have you have used the sketch hugs pops x

  6. What a fabulous project! Beautiful work. Thanks for joining us this week at SSW.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT


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