Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hollyhock Tilda


I have been busy getting two of my rosebuds ready to go to college and yesterday we dropped off the second one. It is an odd phase of life. Don't get me wrong, I am very happy for them in their life choices so far. I am still a mom, my youngest is seven, so I am far from done being a mom, but it feels like I have one foot in the next stage of life and one in the old, so I feel a bit disoriented?
My daughters think Tilda always looks a little sad, so perhaps I enjoy playing with these because it mimics my mood lately! A little sad at all the departures.
I had fun with the colors on this card. I found the gorgeous teal with silver in my scrap drawer and took the teal and celery from that. I thought I'd use my hollyhocks wheel from SU for a bit of background for Tilda. Then I used Priscilla Styles's tutorial on chiffon flowers because the round shape reminds me of the hollyhocks in the wheel.
This Tilda is dimensionalized, which means parts of her are popped up, as you can see in the next photo. I popped up her wings, her dress, her face and hair and her braid. That is part of the monthly challenge at the Just Magnolia Too blog, and you can view the other entries here.


And lastly, I am sharing a picture of four of my roses, we took the photo two days ago when everyone was still home. It is our tradition to take a picture by the front door on the first day of school, and the first day of college is still school, right?

Thanks for looking.

20 comments:

Kay said...

What a beautiful family! No wonder you are so proud of your rosebuds :)
The card is beautiful too - what a clever idea to use the wheel as the background - inspired!
I love the color choices and of course, the flowers. Fire, good, right?

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow....great family pic....

and what a fabulously dimensional and beautiful card

BethieJ said...

What a WONDERFUL photo.... and the card is FABULOUS too Peggysue!!

Traci M said...

Your picture is beautiful!! I am glad you took that, your kids look happy and I notice the cross your son is wearing.

And Tilda has sunshine on her face, she is drenched in happiness with those bright colors and beautiful flowers...I love her. Wonderful card, Peggysue!

Mary said...

What a beautiful family! I love your card too- especially the flowers - so pretty!

IamDerby said...

What gorgeous kids! Off to college... just think next they will be married! haha just kidding. I love your pretty card too, expecially those flowers.

Leah said...

Beautiful card and lovely family! I can't imagine my 2 being all grown up yet...makes me sad just to think about it. Hugs to you!

Melissa said...

Your kids are so beautiful! I'm sure that must be a strange feeling to leave your kids at college and then go home to ones still underfoot...I'm just getting sad thinking about kindergarten next year, lol! Your card is beautiful...I so love those colors together!

JazzyH said...

The family and card are great looking.

Belinda said...

Wonderful family pic!!! :) The card is so pretty! Love the coloring of Tilda!

Mina said...

what a stunning photograph...my heart goes out to you as my only child has just left home and I feel like I have lost my meaning in life, but dont worry your life goes on and it dosent matter how old they are or where you are you will still be there Mum.
Your Tilda card is stunning I love the 3d, tell your Daughters Tilda isnt sad she just looks it because she has no mouth as shes an Angel they speak from the heart so dont need them...thanks for joining in with the Just Mafnolia monthly challenge
Mina xxx

IamDerby said...

Hey! Just wanted to let you know Whiteys is actually in Moline, IL (Quad cities area) its just across the river from LeClaire. Anyway if you can work it into your road trip you should definitely go. I live in California but I dream of Whitey's ice cream all the time! LOL

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh, your kids are just beautiful/handsome!! I can imagine how strange it must be to have some off to college and one still in elementary! You never stop being a Mom no matter what their ages, right?!

This is a gorgeous card! I love the flowers you made. I hope you being to feel less blue soon...maybe make a card with some bring colors to help cheer you up!!

BethH said...

What a beautiful card and what even more beautiful children! Sweet, Sweet!

Gina said...

You have a very beautiful family! Lovely card too, I love the teal you used. I rarely use that color because I can't match it, but you did an awesome job.

Marie said...

Love the colours on your card. Love the green blue, one of my favourites. Keep up the good work.

Marie xx

kat9 said...

Beautiful family. It must be a bit sad each year watching them go off. Great you still have a little one though. Beautiful card and great for the Magnolia challenge. I was thinking of doing one but haven't gotten to it yet.

Stephanie said...

What a fabulous photo of your posies :) I still remember my mom as she dropped me off at college - being her only child, it was pretty rough...I always remind her about this when I'm drivin' her crazy :)

Love Tilda with the hollyhocks - which are one of my favorite flowers. the ones I planted this year didn't bud - guess they were getting acclimated to the soil :)

katiesniche said...

Lovely family!
What a beautiful card. I love Tilda. The colors and dimension is wonderful.

Karen Lynn said...

PS, you do awesome work with those Tildas. I can't wait to try mine that you gave me. I haven't had a chance to play with her yet. In September I will.