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!!!!!!