Monday, April 27, 2009

Vintage Cross Stitch Tilda

Happy Monday Everyone! (if there is such a thing)... I hope that everyone had a magnificent weekend. It was so pleasant here all weekend long and great weather for outside work...mowing, planting, general spring clean-up. AND after dealing with diapers, I decided to make a traditional vintage card. lol


This little Cross Stitch Tilda is one of my very favorites...shucks they are ALL my favorites!!! You can find her along with all of her other cute friends and wonderful accessories at Magnolia-licious which has the largest selection of Maggies in all of North America.

This little girl can be used in so many ways, especially when you are needing a rectangular motif in a sketch. This card hopefully satisfies the requirements of PINK and GREEN for Just Magnolia and "something for my Mom" at The Corrosive Challenge.

I tried to give this card a vintage touch without distressing. I have great difficulty roughing up and tearing beautiful papers. So I used a K&Co paper pad called Isabella which has vintage/shabby colors of pinks and greens. I also used Bazzill CS for the base and Prismatics Herbal Garden Medium and Dark for all matting. I stitched all panels with Old Gold thread and tipped them with gold beads in varying sizes.

Little Tilda was colored with Copics. The Prima Floral Embellishment was first brushed on the tips with Clorox and then highlighted with the same mauve/pink/salmon shades of Copics from the paper and from Tilda's pinafore. The flower is resting on 4 variegated MS branches. I also added a wooden curlicue heart to emphasize the cross stitch heart on Tilda's pinafore.

The inside of the card is quite plain, using coordinating papers from those on the front and from the same source. Both panels were stitched with the Old Gold thread also. On the first panel I merely added a cotton applique which I aged by spraying with several shades of Copics and used gold beads on the corners. The other panel uses pink and green organza ribbon tied into a tailored knot which also holds a filagree heart on tiny green ribbon. I didn't add a jotting spot since the paper is light enough to write on.



I hope you like this little girl and will leave her a wee message from you. May you have a wonderful "rest of the day" and a great week...Hugs for each of you!!!

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, Jacque, I love your vintage Tilda. The papers are wonderful. Sure like all the stitching too. Fabulous card!! Hugs, Christina

Anonymous said...

Jacque, I love this card. It's so elegant and I like the dp and embellishments. Another master piece as usual!

Cabio

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

This is so pretty Jacque. I love cross stitching so this little cutie is a favorite. Love the coloring you did. Such a super card. TFS

Claudean said...

I love this card and I like the little wooden curlique you used. Great job.

Laurel said...

So pretty - I love the Southern look design papers; they are always my favorites! Tilda is just so sweet! Love your coloring as always. Hugs

Sylvia said...

Wow Jacque.. I have not seen the inside on SCS .. but this is gorgeous, too! Love your cards! I'm so glad I found your blog *smile*
{love}
Sylvia

Sheri said...

Each card of yours is a piece of art...I cannot imagine how you could possibly part with them!

Kim Piggott said...

Such a fabulous card love your gorgeous paper and detail!
Thank you so much for joining us at Just Magnolia!
hugs
kim x

Candy said...

Good morning, Jacque,

Your card is just beautiful. I love the vintage look. It is very quiet and touching.
Of course your work is excellent as always :o)

Big Hugs ~ Candy

Rosette said...

Ahhhh another lovely card!! :) You'r reminding me when I used to make cross stitched panels and pictures :) That was quite a lot of years ago, when I used to work night shifts with the babies ;) Lovely Jacque, as always! Hugs to you xxxxx

Anne said...

What a very cute card, such a gorgeous inner to it, too!

Thanks for taking the Corrosive Challenge :)

Chris (catt871) said...

ohh Jacque she is gorgeous!!!!! I love the little charm inside!!!!!

Janet said...

such a pretty card! love the vintage look!! thanks for playing:)
hugs

Marcea said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous card -love your image and papers
Thanks for joining us on Just Magnolia this week
-x-

MarieL said...

Jacque, they need to invent new words to describe your lovely cards. Another exceptional card. Gorgeous !!!!!

Danni said...

Oh my! Just when I think your cards can't get any more beautiful~~they do!! Another stunning creation!!

Sharon Caudle said...

GORGEOUS card, Jacque! I love the soft, pretty colors in the paper and beautiful Tilda! Awesome details as always!
hugs!
Sharon

Kerry D-C said...

oooh! aaaah!! Gorgeous! love the gold thread!

Bev said...

Absolutely gorgeous, so much beautiful detail. Thanks for joining us this week x

PBrown9624 said...

Beautiful! You are so good at co ordinating everything down to the tiniest detail.I love Crosstitch Tilda...she is so versatile! And I love the vintage look.Lovely Jacque!

Anonymous said...

Love the Victorian/vintage look to your card, Jacque. Your papers are an elegant choice, but then, so is the cross-stitch Tilda -- and, you've added your own "stitching" to the card, which complements the whole design. You achieved the total "look" you were striving for -- as usual.
Hugs, Lillian

cats whiskers said...

Lovely card great colouring and fabulous layout, lush papers and I love the cute Tilda you have used, thanks for joining us this week
Hugs Jacqui x

Norma said...

Jacque, another stunner! I love the green and pink combo that you used. And the stiching with the gold thread gives it a touch of class--how did you get them so straight? I have yet to use that on my cards. Just beauuuutiful!

Hugsxx
Norma

Cami said...

Very pretty, elegant card, Jacque. Well done again! Cami

Ila said...

Gorgeous!!....Fabulous coloring, papers and accents!!...Hugs, Ila

Kim said...

Jacque she is so adorable! Love what you did with the Prima!!! Awesome! and the inside is so stunning!
Hugs~ Kim

Valems said...

Beautiful card! I love the papers and the cute image.
Thanks for joining us at Corrosive challenges
Vanja

Cheryl said...

Just beautiful, Jackie!

expressionswithheart said...

Jacque - I love the vintage paper you used w/Tilda...
I'm gonna have to try vintage!
Pam Going Postal

Melissa Craig said...

Gorgeous!