Monday, May 4, 2009

Tilda With Tag Goes Black/White/Red

Happy Monday Everyone!!! Best wishes for a wonderful week!!

Wow, Sharon! What a fun sketch you have created for us this month!! I hope that everyone will join us by participating in this exciting and very versatile sketch challenge for the month of May. Be sure to mail a pic of your card to Diana at in order for her to place it in the May Sketch Challenge Gallery on the web site of Magnolia-licious.

One of my Mom's nurses (my Mom is in a Life Care Center after suffering a massive stroke 2 years ago) asked me to make her daughter a birthday card for her 16th birthday and asked if I could do the card in black and white with a touch of red. I decided that I would do this card using Sharon's sketch...great job Sharon!!! The challenge on The Corrosive Challenge Blog is to create a birthday card (honoring Janet's birthday this week. Happy Birthday, Janet!!) So you can decide if I met the requirements of the sketch, the requirements for the nurse, and those of the challenge blog.

I selected the cutest little Tilda with Tag from the Valentine Collection 2009 which can be found along with all of her pals and accessories at Magnolia-licious, the home of the largest selection of Magnolia stamps in all of North America. I used Bazzill CS for the card base and PTI Black and Pure Poppy for all matting and Cryogen White which has a bit of gold sparkle. The checked DP is actually gift wrap. I also used 3 types of coordinating ribbon which reminds me of alpine trims. All panels are stitched and not very well this time...I guess the machine needs a service job...sigh

On the front of the card I completed all the ribbon work first. Then I painted a chipboard frame with black acrylic paint then brushed it lightly with a touch of green to match the green in the ribbon and finally affixed rose buttons, which match the roses in the ribbon, to the corners. I then lined the frame with the red check DP, propped the frame up on dimensional tape, and finally sat Little Tilda in the frame, propping her up so that she would be even with the frame. Tilda is colored with Copics and the grommet on the tag is gold Spica. I intend to add the daughter's name on the tag before I give it to the nurse.

The inside of the card uses the same DP and some same and coordinating ribbon from the front ribbon. I also added a rose button on one panel to dangle a brass heart. On the jotting panel I used the same ribbon treatment from the front of the card to add to the continuity. I also turned the square jotting space diagonally to add a bit of interest and finally affixed 2 heart buttons to the upper and lower corners of the square.

So how did I do on those 3 sets of requirements?? Please leave this little girl a note or a hug...she's not picky!!!

Remember the Butterfly Challenge...I have been wracking my brain to come up with ideas. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!!!!!

Best wishes to everyone for a magnificent week!! Get those butterfly cards and sketch challenge cards have til the end of May!!! Hugs to everyone!!


Anonymous said...

Jacque, I just love those colors and that's one of my very favorite Tilda images. Wonderful card!! Hugs, Christina

Cami said...

Very pretty card, Jacque! I love this color combination and you have made yet another wonderful card! Hugs, Cami

Sharon Caudle said...

Wow!!! Beautiful take on the challenge, Jacque! I love that Tilda and the colors are sooooo striking! Love the ribbon and that center frame is awesome! And of course your coloring skills ROCK!!! Great card my friend!!

Julie said...

I love the color combo. Very pretty!

Candy said...

Hi Jacque!

Another wonderful card my friend. Love the ribbons, they are perfect with all of your other materials. The young lady is going to be very happy with your card and all of those special hearts !!!!

Love Candy

Rosette said...

Cuteness and elegancy all in one piece of art!! YAY!! you'rewonderful Jacque, and this is such a speacial card! I bet that girl will be too happy with it. Hugs my friend xxx love your work as alays! You make me sigh!! :)

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhhhhhh she is so cute and her background is perfect!!! I love plaids and everyone is right you always seem to have the perfect embellishments! I love the inside I always have to come see the inside!!!! Great finish to a beautiful card!!!

Laurel said...

Jacque Your cards are so always such a work of art! I love how you did the chipbpard frame - the touch of green blends it together. You have that ability to put everything together and it all becomes a work of art! Love that ribbon. Tilda is so perfectly colored. I did not think I needed this one but now I think I have to have her! Hugs

PBrown9624 said...

Great card! I'm sure the nurses daughter will absolutely love it!

Janet said...

awwwwwwwwww what a cute card!! thanks for playing with us:)

Claudia Rosa said...

Oohhhh.. what a lovely card Jaque!
i love love the reds and blacks on your card.Your coloring is just amazing. great job the inside too.

MarieL said...

Wow, Jacque, what a creation. You come up with such great ideas. It has a Bavarian/Black Forest flair, with the checkered designs and especially that ribbon.
So very different but oh so gorgeous.

Norma said...

Wow, Jacque. I'm sure the nurse's daughter will be tickled pink to get your bithday card. So much details go into each and every one of your cards. Fabulous job on this one, as always.


Christine said...

Oh, she is adorable. I love the color scheme and the frame that she is sitting on. Well done!
xoxo, Christine

Danni said...

Stunning!! I love this color combo but rarely use it. Wonderful job yet again!!

Leslie said...

Wow, what a bold and beautiful card! I love everything about it.
Hugs, Leslie

Handmade by Vivi said...

wonderful card Jacque! You did a great job! and I love your touch of red! made all the difference!
Vivi Casale

Claudia Rosa said...

hi my hunny bunny lol
just chicken into on your blog.

JennK said...

What a great card!! Thanks for your sweet comment on my butterfly Tilda and the info too.

Claudia Rosa said...

hi sweetie,
thank you so much for your compliment

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card!! I love the papers you used and all the details.
Thanks for joining us at Corrosive challenges this week :)

Christine Riley said...

Stunning card! Love the color scheme.
Hugs, Christine :)

Sue said...

Beautiful card luv the colour combo, tilda looks lovely, gorgeous work, sue.x

Helene said...

Hi Jacque I have enjoyed looking at your blog and your beautiful cards.


Chris (catt871) said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! That sketch is great and the colours are soooo cute together with Tilda!!! LOVE IT!!!!

Kerry D-C said...

What a beautiful card, Jacque! It has been toooo long since I have been able to blog surf! I am so glad that I didn't miss this one!

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