Friday, May 29, 2009

Tilda With Umbrella for Friday Sketchers

This is my DT card for Friday Sketchers this week and the challenging and fun sketch was designed by Jacqueline of the Netherlands. I hope you will visit our blog and have a look at all of the other DT members' gorgeous cards. Please join with us this week on this interesting sketch challenge.

The sketch is actually an octagon but I found that my typical cards are too heavy to make into an octagon so I put my octagon within the square, using decorative photo corners to give the appearance of an octagon and making the octagon the REAL base for the card design.

I used Bazzill CS for the base, Prismatics Spring Willow Medium for the matting, and the remainder of the card is all Anna Griffin Sierra Collection paper. The fabric photo corners are also Anna Griffin. I used Tilda With Umbrella from the Fortune Collection 2009.

For the front of the card, the second panel is done with the Floral Fantasy embossing folder. Tilda was colored with Copics and with a touch of Spica highlights. I colored the basket and umbrella again and propped them up on dimensional tape. Since Shimmerz is our sponsor this week, I also added some glimmer to the umbrella with Angel Wings. The "hi" sentiment is from a CB die. I used 3 taupe brads and three-layer primas with wedding pearl brads which I colored with Copics also. The second panel is propped up with dimensional tape, and the Tilda panel is propped up as well. To add some texture and interest to the front I used 6 lacing brads and 3 coordinating colors of DMC floss...I pretended that under the shawl that Tilda was wearing a dirndl and this treatment kinda reminds me of dirndl lacings!!

Notice that I carried the shape theme into the inside of my card. For the first panel of the inside I colored Tilda again with Copics, added a touch of Spica for various trim and Shimmerz for the umbrella. I airbrushed the white octagonal nestie with a light olive and added tiny taupe brads to the corners. For the jotting panel I used a decorative corner punch and the jotting place is octagonal nesties with the same DMC thread in taupe eyelets.

I hope you like this little cutie and will visit the other DT's cards over on Friday Sketchers . Thank you so much for dropping by and I would appreciate any comment that you might wish to make. Please come back again and again--we love and welcome visitors!!

I hope that each of you will have an enjoyable and safe weekend...Hugs to all!!


Rosette said...

Oh how cool!!! Or.. should I say rainy, as Tilda is with umbrella? I love this week's sketch Jacque.. and I get to use my new ovals!! YAY!! Will be using it this weekend! Yep!! :) Lovely choice of colours and papers sweetie! you rock!

Tanja said...

Beautfil Card, hun! Love your take on the sketch!

Big Hugs Tanja

Barb Hardeman said...

Such a beautiful card Jacque. All that work! I love the little laced piece on the front and the repeated shapes on the inside. Gorgeous!

Handmade by Vivi said...

Hi Jacque,
WOW!! you card is stunning!
I don't remember to have seen this Tilda with umbrella before and she is soo soo cute!
I love the colors you used.. and inside the car is beautiful too.. You are so talented!

Jessica G. said...

Another amazing card, Jacque! Gorgeous DP and perfect 'faux octagon' technique. How fun to add a laced embellishment!!

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

WOW love this Jacque. The lacing is such a great look. Your colors are perfect for this image. Super job.

Jeanette said...

What a stunner of a card Jacque! The image is very fitting for the weather we have been having. It has been raining since yesterday afternoon non-stop! I really love the lacing that you added. Where did you get those brads? They are fantastic!
Have a great week-end! Hugs Jeanette

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh what an awesome sketch and beautiful card, Jacque! Love it!!! I hope to be able to give this one a shot!


megastamper said...

oh jaque, your card is so lovely and such a wonderful inspiration for this tilda, should i say i don´t have use her yet ... ok .. it looks so pretty and cute.
have a nice and sunny weekend,
hugs, bea

cabio said...

Jacque, a delightful card. You sure are a busy lady for these few day. Will see if I can get a chance to try this out on the weekend.

Suzan L said...

Hi Jacque,
This card is just beautiful. All the little accents and the colors are just perfect for this Tilda image. I love the Anna Griffin ribbon corners that made the octagon. . . very creative!!
Hugs, Suzan

Julie said...

I love the laced up accent. This is just adorable.

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful! Love the lace up!
blessings, Maria

Suzanne J Dean said...

Just lovely Jacque, love the colors & the beautiful layout! And the lace-stitching is fabulous!


Norma said...

Jacque, this is such a cutie. Love your choice of DP and that thing you did for the dirndl.

Norma xx

Candy said...

Hi Jacque!

What a beautiful card today! Your DP is so pretty. Love the sketch and how you have handled it. Extremely pretty card both inside and out!

Love Candy

Anonymous said...

What a stunning creation and the octogon layout is so clever!! Beautiful, my friend.
Hugs, Christina C.

Cami said...

Another beautiful card today,Jacque! I've never seen this Tilda with umbrella but she surely is cute. Love your colors and how you made the "octagon" with the corners. Your dirndl "lacing" adds a very nice touch. Beautiful from the inside, out! Have a wonderful, fun weekend. Create more so I can learn more! Hugs, Cami

papersunshine said...

That was ingenious with the octagon idea! Now I see the inside and wow, it is beautiful. Your work is so quality, I would be so proud if it were me :) Thanks for adding feedblitz link, now I can subscribe to your blog and see stuff sooner, yippeee!
Lori aka artsylori

Danni said...

Love the colors you chose! So pretty! Another wonderful Jacque creation!! Awesome!

Stephanie said...

Another beautiful card. You do such an awesome job!

Jonia said...

Jacque, Your card is beautiful and I undertand the addiction part on your profile. I always tell my husband he is a Stamping Widower. We had rain last night, but I am headed to the beach today with my grandchildren. They are a blessing. Catch you next challenge hopefully.

PBrown9624 said...

WOW! Love the lacing on the front..neat idea. Another work of art!

Katie said...

I love this!
The country colors make me long to be sitting in the French countryside with a great bottle of wine! The coloring is wonderful and it makes a very special card.

Scrapstampnmama said...

Jacque, as usual you did a beautiful job. I can only hope to one day be as good as you are! Love the card sketch too, I will definately use that one.

Little GTO said...

Hey Jacque!
Thanks for taking a peek at my orange and grey Tilda. You said you left acomment. May I ask where?
Now, I can tell you took a lot of time on this card. It's a beauty! Everything is amazing, your artwork and choice of colors and layout.

Heidi said...

WOW this card is so beautiful my dear friend. You are so talented and I really love your work

Hugs and love

Hi! My name is Michelle Singer. said...

OMG this is a beautiful card. The lacing on the front is just adorable. I also love the inside of the card. I have to try that. I looked at some of the other cards on your blog, you do amazing work. You are very inspiring.


virginie said...

Beautiful, i love is very adorable the little personnage!

TaraG said...

Oh I just love your gorgeous card, Jacque! This Tilda is fabulous and I love the lacing detail on this stunning card! Great colours and papers...your card is truly inspiring! Love your blog and I read your bio...too funny!!! I can totally relate to your Magnolia addiction,smile! I am right there with ya sistah!

Kristi Scrap said...

Beautifull card, color coordonating is amazing, just love your lacing idea. This was my first time on your blog but it wont be the last ;) take care
Hugs, kristine

Anonymous said...

Sensational card Jacque...the lacing details is awesome...fabulous colour combination and a perfect inside!
Carole x

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

Beautiful card!! Love those fibrant colors! The inside could be a card for it self :-)
Love to see what you did with the sketch. Great job. Love,

Kim said...

Another beauty! Tilda is colored to perfection and I adore the lace up you have created! Very cute!
Hugs~ Kim

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