Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tilda Picking Sweetpeas at The Next Level
Happy Wednesday Evening Everyone!!! I hope that each of you is having a magnificent week!! It has been so hot in these mountains that my energy level is waning!! Or maybe it has nothing to do with the weather...lol
This card was made for the new challenge group The Next Level. However I combined the challenges for Weeks One and Three (Ann, I promised, right?)...making and using Lollipop Flowers and the following sketch:
This is a new challenge group which is very interesting and educational. Ann(Madge) and Dawn are doing an exceptional job in providing techniques, sketches, instruction, challenges, hints and tips, tutorials, etc. They are definitely to be commended for the exceptional contribution they are making!! Have a peek and see if you don't find alot of material that is very helpful!!
I used Bazzill CS for the base, PTI CS for matting, and the DP is a combination of Victorian Romance Pastels by Creamotion of the Netherlands and Papermania Signature Blueberry Hill from the UK. I absolutely love both of these paper collections but I know that one of them is no longer printed...sigh. I also used little Tilda Picking Lilacs (except my little Tilda is picking sweetpeas) and also the sentiment May Your Day Be Special, both from the Chasing Butterflies Collection 2009. Both of these are available at Magnolia-licious. Please go and check out Diana's present stock of stamps...you will be so amazed at the selection! And she provides free shipping to the US and Canada for orders of at least $50; for orders of less than $50, shipping is just $2.50 to the US and Canada!!!
Little Tilda is colored with Copics on Cryogen White and to make the sweetpeas I used Flowersoft--interesting stuff to give a really different look to your card and it adds so much dimension!! You can see that I made TWO lollipop flowers using the instructions provided on The Next Level blog and added pre-gathered lace to the arch on the front. One of the flowers was placed on the tag along with some really neat ribbon from the April Bloom Kit at Crafty Feeling in the UK. The buttons are from a vintage blouse I found in a local shop.
I did quite a bit of stitching on this card--both zigzag and straight. I also made use of plain and scalloped round nesties and MS punch.
I hope you like this little cutie and will leave her a message!! Thank you so much for dropping by and we hope you will come see us often!! Until the next time be safe and happy!!! Hugs to all!!!!