Saturday, August 22, 2009

Tilda with Wine and Basket for Friday Sketchers 66

Happy Saturday Morning Everyone!!! I hope you all had a magnificent week and are just starting a fun and enjoyable weekend.

Since I had a Magnolia-licious Halloween Blog Hop yesterday, I decided to save my Friday Sketchers DT Sample Card for Week 66 to show you today!! If you did not visit me yesterday, please notice my SWEET STUFF in the right corner and visit my yesterday's blog also for a chance to win....Hugs!!!

This weeks's Friday Sketchers is hosted by the magnificently talented Carole of England who has given us a very challenging and fun sketch to use this week. I hope you will take the time to visit Friday Sketchers blog and then will visit each of the DT's blogs to see their fantastic sample cards. Please play along with us this week using Carole's sketch, include your blog posting in your comment, and be sure to link Friday Sketchers in your posting in order to be eligible to win the great prize offered by Simon Says Stamp.

For my card, I used Bazzill CS for the base, Bazzill and PTI CS for the matting and a lovely set of digital papers. I also used Tilda with Wine and Basket which is now available at Magnolia-licious. I stitched every single solitary double-matted panel before putting the card the front of the card I stamped Tilda twice on Cryogen White, colored her with Copics, and cut her out. For the circle panel using Carole's sketch I used a Spellbinders Lattice Shapabilities Pendant and I can tell you it was a PAIN!!! I must be doing something wrong because it took me 4 tries to get the paper out of the die without tearing it...and even this one has a tiny tear behind Tilda's foot!!! I don't know if I will ever try this one again unless someone gives me instruction and advice!!!! I then propped Tilda up on dimensional tape. To satisfy the 5 embellishment requirement I decided that Little Tilda carrying that wine bottle needed to be amidst the grape so I proceeded to make my own grape clusters, grape leaves and used the Prima Center Kisses Floral Stamens and colored them with shades of purple Copics for the bunches of grapes, cut the leaves from larger mulberry leaves to KINDA resemble grape leaves, and colored plain old kitchen twine with green Copics for the vine. To finish the front of the card I added half-pearls colored with Copics to each corner and added some sparkle to the leaves with a bit of Evergreen Shimmerz.

The inside of the card is very simple but I did stitch every double matted panel. On the first page I added a bit of purple and green organza ribbon and propped the center panel up on dimensional tape. For the jotting panel I added a bunch of "grape leaves" and a tiny bottle of wine charm tied with DMC floss.

Thank you so much for dropping by to see what's happening here!! I love and appreciate your visits and especially enjoy hearing from you. I hope you will join us this week at Friday Sketchers. Have a magnificent weekend...Big hugs!!!!


Rosette said...

Mmm she's heading for some fun I think this Tilda!! :)
Such a great and lovely card sweetie :)You just Rock!! :)

Cami said...

ANOTHER beautiful card, Jacque! I love your take on this layout and the DPS and colors you have used. That motif if very pretty and Tilda with her bottle of wine and "vines" are just perfect. You exhaust me, Sweetie! You're like a machine. Go take a rest after all your hard work, all of which I admire and enjoy tremendously. Hugs, Cami

Barb Hardeman said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! Superb! Your stitching is impeccable and your grapes awesome. I love the grape leaf inside on your white panel. Even though it gave you fits, the pendant medallion is delightful, certainly worth the effort. Fabulous job on this sketch...hugs...Barb

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my word!!! I can't believe you sat there and made that grapevine like that! Girl...I've said it once and I'll say it a thousand times. the detailing of your cards amazes me. To make your own clusters of grapes, cut your own leaves, and color kitchen twine with copics takes the patience of a saint. And that's exactly why your cards are always so beautful! Thank you for sharing your amazing work with the rest of us. hugs!!

Ellen said...

Goodmorning Jacque,

What an amazing card you,ve made, wowwwwww!!!!

Hugs and have a great weekend,

cabio's craft corner said...

Jacque, you sure are a productive lady. Great take on to this sketch. The "grape plant" is the highlight for the card besides Tilda. The grape leaves inside and the wine bottle are super cute for the insides! You always have all these excellent ideas to go with the project themes!

glowinshadow23 said...

Beautiful! Love the stitching on the borders. Great color scheme!

Candy said...

Hi Jacque,
I am sure you are exhausted, Jacque!! What a wonderful card. Your grape clusters are amazing! You are so creative!! I have read these pendants can be a pain getting out of the die. I am going to see if I can find the information I heard about with tips and hints of getting them out. Will send it your way.
Love Candy

ladydiana said...

Another stunning creation.... Jacque my dear you are amazing. Your mind must be always be on "GO" as your ideas like the grape vine are so clever and creative. You must have the patience of a saint. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card.


Tanja said...

Absolutely stunning, my friend! I love the colours and the grape is adorable! Perfect work!

Have a wonderful weekend, big Hugs Tanja

Moni said...

Hi Jacque great take on the sketch, love the colour combo and Tilda is so cute and you coloured her fab! Hugs,Moni

megastamper said...

wow that´s so lovely and really cute. i was speechless to see your idea with the vine. such fantastic colours.
have a nice weekend, my dear.
big hugs, bea

Deb said...

Wow Jacque, the card is lovely. Your detailing amazes me!

Janet said...

this is amazing! i love it!!!

Nancy said...

Oh Jacque your card is another WOW WOW WOW and even more WOWs! You are so creative and put more love into your cards than anyone I know! That grape vine is amazing and the work that it must have taken oh my! Your stiching is perfect! And your coloring of course is amazing. Love all the details to your card.
I use my paper percing tool to gently push my pendants out of the die from the back side it seems to work for me I have not had any trouble anyway. You are awesome sweetie!

Anonymous said...

You did it again Jacque. . . created another masterpiece!!! Tilda looks like she is headed for some fun and I want to go along. Did I tell you I love wine. . . and, as a wine lover, I can really appreciate that card.
Fabulous card, Jacque. Love ya, Christina C.

Marie Taylor said...

OMGosh Jacque! Your cards just blow me away. Fabulous work on the grapevines in particular, and I just adore all the sewing on the inside!

Marie xx

Jodester said...

Wow Jacque, another amazing card. Simply stunning, love the little bunches of grapes and your colours are super. thanks for the inspiration...hugs Oz_Jodie

Stephanie said...

She is very beautiful and I just love your choice of colors and embellies ... as always.

4furbabies said...

Oh very pretty
God Bless

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous Jacque! The grapes and vine are fantastic and so perfect with this image. I hope you are having a fantastic weekend. xx

Claudia Rosa said...

aaahhh and oooh... what a wonderful image. i love the color combination with this image. Well choosed my friend.
great use of the new nesties.. you are tempting me lol
have a great weekend

Handmade by Vivi said...

Jacque, Tilda does deserve to have a great rest after all!! and I'm sure she will have a lot of fun with that wine bottle and some treats to eat!!! lol lol
Your card is absolutely amazingly beautiful (I have to look at the dictionary for propers adjectives for you, I don't think those ones are the right ones for you!! anyway, I LOVE YOUR CARD!!! outside and the inside of it!!

PBrown9624 said...

Beautiful as always all the detail you put into your cards. I bought a tool at Archivers that helps me so much with my spellbinders pendant dies. It is a stick that has a stylus on one end and a "sticky" surface on the other. I don't know off hand what it is called but Archivers usually has them on their counter(at least the ones around here do). It is a dream to get the paper out of the die. It is just sticky enough to do that but not enough that it leaves a mark on your paper.
Pam Brown

Monique said...

Your card is lovely.

Hugs Monique

Suzan L said...

Oh Jacque, Your card is so beautiful!! I love the digital papers that you chose, all the stitching, and especially the grape vine that you created. I had to take a closer look at it to see how you made it. It is just wonderful!!This is why I love visiting your blog!! You are truly an inspiration to everyone!! Hugs, Suzan

Shawne said...

Beautiful inside and out!

Elisa said...

Stunning card.What a great blog.x

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a beautiful card, Jacque! You always know how to give your cards that extra special "Jacque" touch!
Huggies ~

Suzanne J Dean said...

Beautiful Jacque--love the vine w/ flowers & fab dp of course!


Ila said...

Totally Gorgeous!! the colors, coloring, Tilda..Gorgeous details...and the fabulous inside as well!!...Hugs, Ila

Ann (Madge) said...

As cute as ever Jacque, I just so love how you have managed to find those gorgeous little grape embellishments which fit so perfectly with the theme of the beautifully coloured Tilda. Brilliantly thought through and executed as always. Ann xxx

Chris (catt871) said...

GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE all the purple!!!!!

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Fantastic grapes and grape vine! Beautiful card...AGAIN!!! :)


Simone said...

Your card is so superb! The colours tone very well!

Anonymous said...

Another fantastic card, Jacque . . . so much attention to detail! Now, reward yourself and go crack open your own bottle of wine and sit down and bask a while!!
Hugs, Lillian

KarenB said...

Fabulous card! I think Pam Brown is talking about the Quickutz QuickStik from Archiver's - I bought 5 of them about 2 years ago as they are a necessity for me when crafting!

Here's a link so you can check them out:

Clicky Here

Hope it helps ya out!!

Eulanda said...

Very interesting take on the sketch and I love it!! Your coloring is wonderful and I like how you used that nestie! Lovely card!


Good morning Jacque i am so sorry i have not been by for a while, you may or may not know ive had more problems with my son, although we seem to be sorted now. i am loving the makes youve made since my last visit, each and every one is totally stunning my friend. I hope you have received the package i sent you by now, its taking forever. Have a wonderful day my friend, big hugs Linda x

dragon said...

Stunning Jacqueline,
Just stunning...I'm alittle slow on my blog at the moment as room is being plastered so I can't find all my stuff ;o(
Hope you got your "Diamond Dust"..

Lynn xx

Regina said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jacque!! You are an artist!! I love all your work!!:))
have a great sunday!!

Crafty Feeling said...

I really love this card honey you really are talendted.

hugs and love


Jodi said...

I love your take on this sketch! I am always amazed when I come to your blog! What an inspiration you are!
Jodi =)

Elaine said...

Gorgeous, Jacque! x