Friday, January 1, 2010

A NEW Tilda for a NEW YEAR!!!!



A very Happy New Year and Happy January to all you Maggie Lovers!!!! I hope that 2010 brings each of you much happiness and many blessings!!

The January Challenge for the Magnolia-licious Design Team was selected by the very talented Sharon Caudle who also happens to be the Queen of ALL Chirpers!!! Sharon selected a design done by another of our DT members, Claudia Rosa, who is not only wonderfully talented but also is such a personal inspiration to me! You can find Claudia's design and tutorial HERE.

I used Bazzill for the base, SU for matting, and the DP is from the new BG Sugar Rush collection and PTI Bitty Dots Basics pad. The absolutely darling Tilda has not been released yet but I am sure you will see her very soon over at Magnolia-licious when she is released. She is colored with Copics, a bit of Diamond Stickles on her wings and Diamond Glaze on her little MaryJanes.

I followed Claudia's instructions for the center of my card but I preferred all of the dimension to be on the outside of my card rather than a protusion on the inside of the card. Therefore, I made the card base first and completed all machine stitching (lavender patterned paper). I then used a 6X6 of the pink dots and scored the 3 1/2" square in the center of it as well as the 3" square....thus my opening is actually 3 1/2 inches square. In order to make a finished frame, I also scored additional squares at 5 and at 5 1/2 inches, using Scor-tape to make the frame quite substantial and well-adhered to the base. This picture will perhaps give you a much better idea of how all of the dimension is on the outside of the card.



To make the scene inside the frame, I used a 3 1/2 square of Cryogen White and airbrushed the sky with Copics and added a tree from my stash, cut the grass blades from 2 shades of green and added the tiny roses to match those in Tilda's hand. To complete the front I added a lavender organza ribbon treatment, made the festoons with more tiny rose buds, and softened the corners with half pearls.



On the inside I used triple bows with enamel flower charms and a "thank you" charm, all tied on with silver cord. For the jotting spot I tied a small bouquet of the pink rosebuds from the front to emphasize those that Tilda is holding on the front of the card and finished the inside with smaller pearls.



Since this card design does make a rather thick card, I made a matching envelope-box for the presentation of the card...merely adding 2 sizes of pearls and making another rose bud bouquet tied with organza ribbon.



I made this coordinating tissue box using a plain old papier mache base and painted it with acrylic paint...I then added the ivory silk rose fabric and glued pearls to the middle of each of the roses. I then added all of the braiding and organza bow. For the top I just encircled the hole with pink roses and added pearls to the corners. I would love to know what you think!!

This set has already been claimed by a very special friend!!! Claudia, I hope you enjoy it!!!

Thank you so very much for dropping by and I hope you will join the DT during the month of January over at Magnolia-licious Highlites. I always appreciate hearing from you and if I have failed to explain anything completely, please drop me an email and I will answer you just as soon as possible. Again, come back real soon and until the next time...Maggie hugs!!!!!!

55 comments:

Julie said...

Oh my goodness. That card is just darling. I love it. Can't wait to join the challenge.

Happy New Year!

Julie

Anonymous said...

This is not fair!!!! This little lady is way too cute and we have to wait for a release date! You have done a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing and making us envious :)

Lillian said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Jacque!! I can also see that this Tilda will be on my "wish list" -- you're just "teasing" us with new images not available yet. No FAIR, girl !!
Hugs, Lillian

papersunshine said...

Oh my goodness! Love it! She is awesome, I cant wait until she is available - lucky you :) You did a fabulous job with the card. The tissue box is to die for! OH ym goodness, that is pure luxury - gorgeous!
hugs and happy new year!
Lori

Danielle said...

Wow - you certainly have started with 2010 with a bang Jacque! Absolutely gorgeous work - that new Tilda is just stunning - I can see that one becoming a fast favourite (among so many others, lol)!!! The tissue box is exquisite - so much work & attention went into that - it just oozes love!!!
Hugs, Danielle

Candy said...

Happy New Year Jacque! My best wishes go out to you.....
Well! The brand new stamp is wonderful! Isn't she a doll?? Gorgeous work on the card, dear friend!! Awesome indeed.
Your kleenex box is to die for! How feminine it is and how beautiful. What a great idea.
Claudia is going to love her gift.
I see this year is going to be another great one in the design department for you - no way I can ever compair.
Lots of Love, Candy

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Happy New Year's to you Jacque!! WOW!! these are so beautiful!!! and I LOVE the new tilda! I can't wait until she's available. I love the fact that she's facing a different direction. Very versatile. TFS!

Angelwood said...

This project is stunning. I can't wait till this stamp becomes available, she's beautiful. Also love your tissue box. It is amazingly decorated - a wonderful keepsake! Happy New Year, hugs, Angela

Sharon Caudle said...

What a beautiful set, Jacque! Love that new Tilda and can't wait til she's available. The way you put the frame on the outside is cool! Beautiful scenery card, hun! And what a pretty tissue box! Love the pink and cream coloor combo! It looks very elegant! Gorgeous work as always! hugs!

Diana Crick said...

OMgosh Jacque more absolutely stunning creations. You are brilliantly creative. Not sure if that is a word but you are indeed brilliant. You have the special touch bringing all the elements together to create PERFECTION.
Hugs, Diana
I can't wait for her to be released. I love that she is looking out.

Suzan L said...

Jacque, I can't wait to try this sketch... your take on the sketch is so darling!! I love the scene that you have created with the little flowers peeking out of the grass and the Tilda images is soooo cute. I hope Magnolia releases her soon!! And, the tissue box is so gorgeous...I love all the beautiful flowers and trim!!
Love and Hugs,
Suzan

Jean said...

Love your card and your explaination was just perfect, the new Tilda is absolutely adorable and can't wait to get her... Love the tissue box with all the trims, great present... you did a great job..

Christi said...

Everything is gorgeous!! I love those soft colors!!

Barb Hardeman said...

This set is just stunning! How very fortunate Claudia is to be the reciepent of such marvelous work. The tissue box is gorgeous, with the rose fabric and the pretty trim and all the roses around the tissue opening. You've outdone yourself on this one. I hope Claudia will never need to use the tissues at all!! LOL...hugs...Barb

Laurel said...

Jacque - What a beautiful card & tissue box to come to your blog and meet me for the new year! Seeing your beautiful work really started my New Year out right! Have a Happy New Year! Hugs

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a gorgeous new little Tilda........and you've done her justice, Jacque! She's just darling. Your coloring is awesome as always & the card is just simply amazing. You never cease to amaze me.
The tissue box is to die for! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!! You are so creative & imaginative. I always come to your blog with anticipation & am never disappointed.
Huggies & Happy New Year!!!!
Sharron

Only by His Grace said...

Oh how gorgeous is this darling Tilda. You have done a super job.
Your tissue box is beautiful too.
Hugs Marion

Jessica G. said...

Goodness, is this new Tilda ever adorable, especially when you showcase her, Jacque! Wonderful scene, gorgeous ribbon and mini roses, and that box is a treasure in itself!!

Happy 2010, my friend!!

Kim said...

Oh my goodness Jacque I am blown away by your creations every time I come and visit your blog! What an extremely BEAUTIFUL and STUNNING creation...both the card and that beautiful rose box! Amazing work hun!!! WOW!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Lauren said...

Another stunning creation! This Tilda is adorable! Can't wait to see the new collection. She looks like a flower girl... does she go along with the wedding images that I have seen on other blogs? (I hope so - I am about to start my wedding scrapbook and would LOVE to get them!)

Lauren

Patricia Garcia said...

Beautiful card, love the pretty colors! Nice ribbon too. Can't wait to get this cutie!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Kerry D-C said...

oh Jacque! this is adorable!! Looooove what you did with the ribbon!!! And the Tissue Box is gorgeous too!

Deb said...

The card is gorgeous, and the tissue box is amazing!

Kelly Schelske said...

Everything you do is absolutely splendid Jacque! Love it!

Hugs, Kelly

Sharon Keanly said...

You NEVER disappoint me Jacque. Well done on this beautiful creative set. I am sure Claudia will love it! The Tilda is beautiful, but your creativity is unsurpassed with this one. Congrats! Happy New Year to you too. Hugs Sharon

Ila said...

This Tilda card is Beautiful!!...and the tissue box is Gorgeous!!....Happy New Year!!...Hugs, Ila

Stampin Mindy said...

WOW! This is amazing you do such great work. I really adore this Tilda!

Norma said...

Jacque, your card is gorgeous. Another masterpiece. I just love this new Tilda--can't wait until she's available for ordering. Love your tissue box--fabulous creation.
A Happy New Year to you!

Hugs.
Norma

Patti.Jo said...

Very creative! Love the new Tilda and you did a fantastic job making this card!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Oh My! That box decorated with Tissue and pearls is unbelievable- that must taken hours! It looks so gorgeous with that Tilda frame box card. Love it! Happy New Year!

Rosette said...

Wowee Jacque.. you've started the year in style :) Lucky Claudia, I'm sure she loved this awesomr creation. BIG big hugs sweetie xx

Knerten said...

Jacque, you have done it again ! Your card is just absolutely lovely ! I hope to copy some of it when I return home from the mountains.
Wishing you also a Happy New Year and all the best. :-)

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow Jacque, your creations are so impressive as usual. I love the magical background colors you did for the frame card and the tissue box is so gorgeous & stunning :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Moni said...

Hi Jacgue this is fab card, so love the scene and fab colouing. And the box is amazing, love it! Have a fab day! Hugs,Moni

cats whiskers said...

These are just stunning dear, I love the Tilda card and the envelope to go with it, must try to join in this month, and that tissue box oh my it is beautiful
Hugs Jacqui x

Lori said...

This is an amazing project! I just kept saying, "Wow!" Simply gorgeous : )

Hugs ~ Lori

thread-bare said...

OMG my jaw just dropped when I saw your tissue box!! Stunning!! I adore the card & envelope box too. xx Clare x

Nancy said...

Oh Jacque you are truely amazing! What a beautiful card and gorgeous tissue cover you have made! I love how you have put the deminsion on the outside of your card! Everything you make is top notch and this is no exception! Thanks for the inspiration I am going to give this challenge a try.
Happy New Year to you and your family and I can't wait to see all of your amazing creation this year!
Biggest of hugs,
Nancy

Christina C. said...

Jacque, your card and envelope are both exquisite. Your tissue box is so soft and feminine. You continually amaze me with your unlimited creativity. Such gorgeous projects and I know Claudia will treasure this!
Hugs and love, Christina

Kelly - KL Stampin N Scrappin said...

Wow, Jacque!! I love the way you use the words "merely" and "just." This is absolutely the most beautiful thing I have seen in a LONG time! (ok maybe since the last creation by you *wink*) I really adore the tissue box. I have 3 saved to create a couple of those myself hopefully tomorrow. I know mine will not look nearly as beautiful as yours though! GREAT job!! I love all the ribbon and roses you used throughout your designs.

Hugs, Kel

Myrna said...

This new Tilda is adorable. Beautiful job!

Cami said...

Absolutely beautiful card and what a beautifully stunning, gorgeous, romantic, vintage tissue box! Wow! Wow! Wow! You leave me speechless, Jacque! Cami

StampinJo said...

Jacquie The box you made looks like a box my Grandma made for me a long long time ago. What a beautiful gift for anyone to receive. It should be in the prettiest bedroom of the planet. I love New little Tilda, I have to have her and will soon enough. Tilda is the sweetest of the sweet again.. I think all of them are. Your work is amazing. StampinJo

Grenouille Greetings said...

The card is lovely! Really lovely but the box is simply divine! Two beautiful projects! Thank you so much for sharing them. Happy New Year to you! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Marcea said...

AMAZING creations - my jaw just hit the floor - beautiful work
-x-

Love crafts forever said...

Wow,It is beautiful, very nice work.

kathy s said...

No wonder they have already been claimed they are beautiful. What a great set,that card is more like a work of art. The tissue box was pretty too. You always do such nice work - a very talented lady love it.

Pinkllilac said...

What a beautiful creations Jacquie, just love your image and the colours you have used,
those papers are so gorgeous.

Hugs Linda

Christine Riley said...

Wow, what a stunning card! I love the tissue box and your card is amazing. I'm going to have to try that technique. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work!
Hugs, Christine

Regina said...

Jacque!!!!!!!!!She is awesome!!!! You did a wonderful job !!! Perfect... as always!!! The tissue box is absolutely fantastic. I´m thinking about doing some quilling flowers in one I´ve. Thanks a lot for the idea!!! rs...!
The whole project is gorgeous!!!! Thanks a lot for sharing your talent with us.
Hugs
Regina

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

WoW...both the card and tissue box are just stunning!!! I luv them both! You are just too talented sweetie.

xoxo,
Lori

glowinshadow23 said...

Love your designing eye and how you put the ribbon around the frame.

Charlie said...

OMG A tissuebox - I thought that was a wedding cake - thats how beautiful it is. Very clever and time consuming too. LOVELY

Lisauvoh said...

No wonder they have already been claimed they are beautiful. What a great set,that card is more like a work of art. The tissue box was pretty too. You always do such nice work - a very talented lady love it.

Corralesujkz said...

Love your designing eye and how you put the ribbon around the frame.