Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tilda On Promenade in a Shabby Chic World

Happy Wednesday everyone!! I hope everyone is having a fun-filled week! I try to have one of those EVERY week!!

I have attempted to do the Stamp With Fun Challenge and I have combined it with my April Mingle Card at Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group in which the requirements are 1 Button, 2 Ribbons, and 3 Flowers. Close your eyes, Sandy, if you want to be surprised!! Here is the fun sketch by Bev for Stamp with Fun...




I am re-trying two techniques, if you will...each, that I had used once before. I made a Z-card once before for my Secret Valentine and had not tried it again so we will see how it works this time. I am also using FlowerSoft with an oval wreath shape again. For this card, I used the cutest little Tilda On Promenade which can be found along with all of her pals and neat accessories at Magnolia-licious ...remember it's getting close to the end of April...wink.




I used Bazzill CS for the card base and matted the panels with PTI Spring Rain and Sweet Blush. The DP I used is from the La Boutique collection of papers by K&Company. Each panel was stitched and added to the card base, keeping in mind that I had to leave parts of the outside panels free so that I could add the ribbon treatment. I used PTI Spring Rain grosgrain and a piece of antique ecru lace from one of our local shops...thanks Honeysuckle Hollow!!!!

The wreaths (one for Tilda and one for the jotting space) were completed using a mixture of FlowerSoft greens and cream for the greenery, and pale pink and pale blue for the flowers, adding a tiny blue silk ribbon bow at the tops of the wreaths. Tilda was colored with copics twice, cut out and propped up on dimensional tape on the front wreath. I also added matching FlowerSoft to her little basket and Diamond Stickles to her wings. I backed the front wreath with Sweet Blush CS since that would be seen when the card was opened.



When the card was almost finished I just didn't like the plain pink surface on the back of the front wreath so made a bouquet of roses with a tiny blue ribbon bow and adhered it to the pink panel. I also added crystal beads to the pink panel's edge and a simple swirl of rhinestones to the plain middle panel. After all, shabby chic is just stuff everywhere!! lol My personal preference with a Z-fold card, is that my card have interest no matter which way the card is opened. I hope I was successful!!




The card was finished with 3 flowers made from 2 colors of Primas and a tiny rose...you may notice that I sprayed the larger primas with Copics and touched the tips of the lighter Primas with a light pink Copic to give them a bit more color. I also added flat-backed pearls for a little softness to the corners and edges...Oops, I need a button and a circle!! I added an OLD button from a very old coat from a vintage clothing store with some pink silk illusion in the lower corner to satisfy both the sketch and the mingle card requirements.

I hope you like this little girl and will leave her a message...she loves messages!!! Here's hoping that each of you has a safe and fun day!! Hugs aplenty for you!!

36 comments:

mia.t said...

There is only one thing to say about your creations here Jacqui, Stunning Masterpieces!!!! Love them all!
Lots of Hugs!
Mia

Suzanne J Dean said...

Just beautiful Jacqui! I adore all the embellies & just fabby dp again!

hugz,
Suzanne

Sharon Caudle said...

another beautiful card, Jacque! Love the use of that flower soft. Guess I'm going to have to invest in some. Love the paper you used too!
hugs!
Sharon

Donna said...

Absolutely stunng! Words fail me on this one. It's just so beautiful. Can I send you my address? Thanks for sharing!

Jessica G. said...

Perfect job on combining both of these challenges, Jacque! I really like how you incorporated a fun fold technique, too. And you are a queen with the Flower Soft!!

Mona said...

Hi,
your card is so wonderful, great take on the sketch.
Hugs Mona (SWF-Team)

Norma said...

Jacque, my mouth is open, but nothing is coming out. You simply leave me speechless! Beauuuuuuuutiful! I have not seen that image of Tilda--must check it out. Just...WOW to every little detail on your card.

Hugs!
Norma

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, Jacque, that card simply took my breath away!!! So, so STUNNING!!!
I knew this card would be a "WOW" moment.
Hugs, Christina

MarieL said...

Wow Jacque, another super elegant card. It looks absolutely fabulous

Rachel said...

absolutely gorgeous!!! :o)

Julie said...

Beautiful. Such classy elegance. I love the card style as well, with the card opening at the oval. I will have to try that out.

You are a wonderful artist. I always look forward to what you will share next.

Cami said...

Another beautiful card, Jacque! Cami

Sheri said...

I have never seen a z-card more beautiiful that this! Wowser!!!

expressionswithheart said...

oh this is so fancy! beautiful! I love how you used the flower soft...how about a tutorial?! I haven't purchased any yet...I tend to stay away from messy! silly me!
It is so attractive, how you used it!
Pam Going Postal

Rosette said...

AWowzers my friend!! This is absolutely Jacque's elegancy with perfection!! :) Can't mix it with anybody's!! :)

Simply stunning! your eye for detail is amazing my friend! Hugs xx

Bev said...

Oh wow this is absolutley gorgeous!!! I love the idea of the Z fold card - so different and so fabulous. Gorgeous papers too. Thanks for using my sketch. x

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Wow.. You do such a fantastic job going ALL the way through your card design. What a great way to use this fold. Great job.. Love this.

Kerry D-C said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely STUNNING! love all the deets like the netting and the button! I can't imagine how long that FS took to apply! So worth it!

Chris (catt871) said...

BEEEEUTIFULLL card Jacque!!! Mwahhh

Linda S. said...

All the above posts are correct, this card is a "Stunner". Great job. Linda S. in NE

Cheryl said...

Just so pretty! I love it!

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is stunning, love the use of the flower soft, but the whole card is absolutely gorgeous.
luv
Debby

Claudean said...

This card is absoulety gorgeous!! I love everything about it..

Christine Riley said...

Wow, what a stunning card! Love the layout, the flower soft, the colors, the embellies, everything! :) Beuatiful card, thanks so much for sharing!
Hugs, Christine

joey said...

Hi, WOW! your card is stunning, the colours and details are just gorgeous. Joey.xxx

Jayne Hayward said...

Oh my god what a truly wonderful creation. I just love everything you have done on this card down to the colours and the dp.

Jayne xx

Nicole said...

Hi Jacque, I just adore this card. What a creative mind you have! WOW!!!! ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! I love the way you thought to add an old coat button to the sheer ribbon! Definitely gives it that added flair. GREAT JOB! HUGS! Nicole :)

Claudia Rosa said...

uuuii.. i was about to sell her.. gosh.. this card is gorgeous! now i will keep my stamp lol

hugs
claudi

jem said...

so beautiful and vintage looking, I love that sketch. jane

Candy said...

Dear Jacque,

Sorry I missed this card on the day it was made. This one is a stunner! You have made it perfect from beginning to end. Love the way you have made the Z-fold card with the oval and of course** all the embellishments!! I could look at it forever........

Love Candy

tina46 said...

wonderful card. I like it. It's so cute.
Thanks for joining us this week.
Hugs Tina46
(SWF-Team)wow

Suzy said...

Absolutely adorable - just love the shabby chic cards and this one is at the top of my list :)

hugs
Suzy

Debs said...

Adorable card, love your attention to detail, stunning result.
Debs xx

STAMPMOM9 said...

All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!! Amazing!!!! Stunning!! Love it!!!! I'm from NC, coastal. Your blog is fabulous!!

Kim said...

Jacque WOW what an AMAZING card! This is so elegant and beautiful hun!!! WOWSERS!!! I hope you don't mind if I try using flower soft as you do?! :) (I know my cards won't be as near as beautiful as yours)! STUNNING work hun!
Hugs~ Kim

Dot said...

This card is so pretty. It must of took you hours to design and make. I love this card!