Saturday, May 16, 2009

Summer Tilda with Bowknot - Ain't She Cute?

Happy Saturday, everyone!! I hope that your week was an exceptional one and that you have wonderful plans for your weekend. I also hope that you have accomplished more than I have this week...lol I must still have a touch of the winter doldrums because although it is warm during the day, the nights and mornings are still tooooooo chilly for me!!


I have attempted the sketch over on Stamp With Fun which has a new challenge every Monday. This week's sketch, by guest designer Conny, is quite interesting and fun to work with. I turned the sketch on its side for my card since my image was a vertical rectangle. I am also using the card for Copic Creations, a twice monthly challenge, which for this period is featuring blonde hair.


Here is my take on these two challenges:




This card uses Bazzill CS as the base, and CS from The Paper Company's Meadow Collection for the matting. All the DP is from the Sydney Collection by Making Memories. I have used Summer Tilda With Bowknot from the Shabby Chic Summer Collection 2008 which is available at Magnolia-licious.

Most of the panels for this card were stitched. Tilda was stamped twice (one for the front and one for the inside), colored with Copics, Diamond Stickles placed on her wings, and then cut out.

For the front of the card, the DP panels were adhered in their respective places with Scor-Tape. The nestie panel which has the image was first airbrushed lightly with Copics to show sky and ground before Tilda was added to it. I left the panel in the nestie for the airbrushing so that it would remain with a white frame around it. I then added 4 layer Prima flowers with wedding pearl brads on opposite corners and triple pearl treatment on the other opposite corners. Notice that I intentionally made the centers of the flowers a different size so they would not look so contrived. I finally dangled a FRIENDS charm on a gold cord from the upper flower to give the card some motion.



On the inside of the card the first panel is tied together with a light yellow organza ribbon with a pearl and gold pin through it to be consistent with the pearls and gold from the front. On the other panel the other little Tilda is standing behind the matted nestie jotting place. To finish the inside, very small Kaiser pearls were added to soften all of the corners.

I hope that you will let this little Tilda know what you think of her. She is a fun one to work with because she is kinda short and squatty and fits in smaller places than many other Tildas.

I would like to remind you of the Butterfly Wings challenge and the DT Sketch challenge which are going on through the month of May at Magnolia-licious. Send pics of your cards to ladydian@shaw.ca.Also, Diana has also pointed out the new shipping policy: All orders to Canada and the US for $50 or more receive free shipping; orders of less than $50 to Canada and the US will be charged $2.50. She has also announced the pre-order period for the limited Graduation Collection and she has put together a Bundle which you can find on the Magnolia-licious website.

There are a number of fun activities going on over at the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Site which you may be interested in--raining, mingling, challenges, as well as general questions and answers related to Maggies.

I hope that the rest of your weekend will be a most enjoyable one! Thank you so much for coming by and we hope you will come back and visit us again real soon. Hugs to all!!

32 comments:

Lena said...

Oh My Word Jacque the inside of this card is precious!!!! I love that Dotted DP!!! The inside is a beautiful as the outside!!!! What a beautiful card!!!

Lena

Claudia Rosa said...

omg.. she is soooo cute! i love love the colors you choosed for her. Isnt she kind of like the hippie style? i love it. also love the embellies you choosed.

have a wonderful weekend
hugs
claudia

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhhhh, what a sweet card!! Love that Tilda. The inside of the card is also stunning.
Cute, cute, cute!!!! Hugs, Christina C.

Rosette said...

Wow Jacque... everything is sooo beautiful in your card! Awesome colouring with those Copics.. whatever they are.. you're sooo good with them! And the pearls and DP are just yummy!!! you're soooo skilled and good! :)

Big big hugs xxx

Tanja said...

Wonderful Card! The Colours are beautiful!

Have a great weekend, Hugs Tanja

Kelly L aka Littlekel90 said...

Totally adorable, Jacque!! I love your soft colors on this one. Truly beautiful.

Thanks so much for being a follower of the KL SNS DT blog. I am on the look out for our KL SNS blinkie. Don't see it here this time, but maybe next time for a chance to win some goodies from KL SNS! :) Hugs, Kel

cabio said...

Jacque, you did a very good job on this. The pearls added a great contrast, not just the outside, but inside as well. The yellow, blue & green are a perfect combo to make her blonde hair stand out so well. Sooooo Cute!
Hugs,
Cabio

Suzan L said...

Hi Jacque, Your card is soooo cute! I love the designer paper that you used and the pearl accents, especially the ones you used in the center of the flowers. I enjoy seeing your cards and I learn so much from you!! Thank You!! Have a great weekend!! Hugs, Suzan

Sharon Caudle said...

Adorable card, Jacque! I love the colors you used, and of course Tilda is just downright precious!! Fab job girlfriend!
hugs!!
Sharon

Cami said...

Oh how I love this card Jacque! The blue and yellow is striking together and you chose the right Tilda for this layout. Love your flowers with pearls (classy!) and that charm really sets the "motion" on the card! Well, I love every card you create! Hugs, Cami

Candy said...

Hi Jacque,

Another beautiful card!! Your pearls are the perfect embellishment. The inside is gorgeous as well!!

Hugs, Candy

Jessica G. said...

You rocked the sketch, Jacque! Your flowers are awesome with their layers and the DPs works so beautifully together. And the inside -- wow!

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Awwww she is so sweet. I just love this Tilda. Her braids get me every time. I really like your airbrushing. I have been thinking about getting this system. It really makes a great background. I do not like to sponge so this is perfect for a background. TFS
It is hot and humid here everyday. It is amazing that the mountains make that much of a difference in temperature....

Sheri said...

Jacque! This is sooooo cute I love this Tilda and your DS is super cute too. I love her blond hair...something I really need to work on!

Danni said...

Super cute! she's one of my favorite Tildas! I just got her but haven't inked her up yet, for shame!!
Adorable card....love it!

mar1ene said...

Gorgeous!! love the colours and Tilda ofcourse ;)
Hugs, Marlene x

Norma said...

Jacque, aaaawwwwww adorable. I have that Tilda too, but haven't used her much. I will now though. Love the colours you used here and as always, great colouring. Love the flowers too.
Hugs xx
Norma

Lynne in NI said...

Fabulous! Your Tilda is coloured beautifully and I love your gorgeous papers too! ....and the inside is just as nice as well!

Kerry D-C said...

Wow! This is gorgeous Jacque! I love the french provincal look!

Madge said...

Jacque, thank you for the lovely comments on my blog, more really pretty cards on your too, gorgeous xx Also just stopping by to tell you about the exciting new Challenge blog that has just been announced, packed with fresh creative ideas, to be run by myself and Dawn (All Pink Girl). Please stop by the link below and check out the brilliant blog candy on offer and how you can become involved. See you there xxx
The Next Level.

MarieL said...

Oh Jacqui, how I love those colors. The whole card looks terrific.

Laurel said...

Jacque-Your work is stunning! I love the yellow & blue combination; I really like how you layered the flowers in the corners and Tilda's coloring is so pretty. Your designs always teach me a different technique. I love how you finish the inside of the card - the scallop jounal block, Tilda and those pokla dots - Wow! Hugs

megastamper said...

oh such a beautiful and so lovely card. oh it´s so long ago i´ve used this tilda ... perhaps i should do it if i see your card. your card looks so very pretty.
big hugs, bea

The Next Level said...

Jacque, thank you so much for your support comments on our new Challenge blog, it really is appreciated xxx

Claudia Rosa said...

hi Jacque.. thank you so much for your kind comment today.
hugs
claudia

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

This is beautiful! Love the colors and flowers!! Fabulous coloring! Thanks for joining us in the Copic Creations challenge.

Sylvia said...

Wow wow wow!!! Again, you create a gorgeous card, Jacque! I'm in love with your creations! You can always find so many beautiful details on it and I love your superb colouring and how everything fits so perfectly together! Oh.. and I like the stitching on this card a lot! Wish I hade a sewing machine ... (*lol*.. not really.. I have two 'left hands' and think I would not be able to manage a sewing machine ;-) )
{love} Sylvia

Giò said...

Simply beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! Kiss from Italy. Giò

Jane Wetzel said...

just adorable!! love this!

Jodi said...

Wow!! Wonderful creation!! Love your coloring and that you decorated the inside of your card as well.Thanks for joining us for the copic creations challenge!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Sally Cicada's Designs said...

Very cute card--Love the papers and layout--also really love what you did on the inside!! Your colouring looks really nice too!
Blesssings,
Sarah

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

What a great card and darling image. I love how you colored your Tilda. Thanks for joining our Copic Challenge.