Friday, May 22, 2009
Tilda Goes Vintage for Friday Sketchers
This is my DT card for Friday Sketchers and this week we have a wonderful sketch by Heidi of Norway. I hope you will come on over, see the wonderful cards by the design team, and join us this week in using this fabulous sketch. I made my card quite frou-frou vintage so I could also use her for the Stamp with Fun challenge this week.
I used Bazzill CS for the base, 2 layers of solid color DP for the matting, and K&Company Madeline DP which I altered quite a bit (see my note below). I also used Tilda with Braid from the Christmas 2008 Collection since there are very few Tildas with long dresses that I am aware of. She will be available at Magnolia-licious in several weeks. She is colored with Copics and has Angel Wings Shimmerz on her wings...pretty appropriate, huh? lol Please note that I wanted Tilda's skin to be much paler than usual for this era of card. All panels are stitched with Old Gold thread.
On the front of the card, the first layer is actually the corners of a rectangular paper doily place mat. On top of that is the next tilted square propped up on dimensional tape and which I have surrounded with pearl trim. I wanted this gorgeous DP to show so I used a vellum scalloped oval nestie for Tilda--this oval has gold beads adhered to the scallops to emphasize little Tilda. She is also propped up on dimensional tape. To finish the front I added Prima shades of olive flowers with peach rose centers, pearls to the corners of the small square, an old pin/locket tied with gold cord, and an antique button with a touch of peach tulle.
The first panel on the inside of the card is a coordinating DP from the same Madeline collection. I added a peach silk ribbon and a metal hanging rod with several charms hanging from chains. The jotting panel is the same ALTERED DP as the front. I put another Tilda with Braid on a ribbon and made a small envelope with vellum, trimmed with pearl and gold beads. The jotting area is inside the envelope on a card, trimmed with MS lace punch and stamped in PTI Berry Sorbet with the Sittin' Here stamp from the Chasing Butterflies Collection 2009 which can be found at Magnolia-licious. Finally I added pearls to each corner of the main panels.
I wanted to show you something that I have never heard anyone admit to in the cardmaking world!! lol...I wanted to use a particular patterned paper for this card BUT the colors were all wrong. I had already decided on some peach colored roses for part of the embellishment and the paper I wanted to use was definitely PINK and shades of pink. That would never do!!! So I took out a handful of Copics and colored all of the pink and pink shades on the paper with peach and peach shades and VOILA it matches!!!!! What do you think?? I hope you can see the significant change in colorway in this picture:
So if you need a particular color in one of your DPs and don't know what to do...just grab a Copic and make it be there!!!
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my take on this week's sketch at Friday Sketchers using this little girlie and will let me know what you think of her...If you have any questions, please drop me a quick email. Thank you so much for visiting us...we appreciate each of you!! Best wishes for a wonderful weekend!! Magnolia-licious hugs!!!