Friday, June 25, 2010

Tilda with an UN-Peony at Friday Sketchers 108



Happy Friday to everyone and thanks so much for dropping by!! The week has been a most eventful (eeeek!!) one and one which has been the very most humbling of the whole chemo experience!!! But EVERYTHING is wonderful now, am feeling GRRRrrrrreat (said like Tony the Tiger), and ready for whatever comes down the road next!!! I hope you all have had a delightful week and are looking forward to a marvelously fun weekend!!

This week at Friday Sketchers 108 we are all treated to a marvelous sketch by the super talented Aud from Norway who is hosting this week. There is a wonderful prize offered by Simon Says Stamp so I hope you will come over and participate along with us so we can see your interpretation of Aud's fun sketch!!

For my DT Sample card I used Bazzill for the base, PTI Enchanted Evening and Melon Berry for all matting, and the DP is from the Tea at Elsie's Collection of Kaisercraft. Little Tilda with Peony from Magnolia-licious was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics. I added a bit of Glossy Accents to her little shoes and grounded her with Copic grass and Sage Ultra Fine Flower Soft. I gave her a bouquet of flowers rather than the one peony. For the vertical I embossed the navy DP with the Roses CB folder and lightly sanded for more dimension. All the flowers and the chandelier gems are from Wild Orchid Crafts: the flowers that Tilda is holding, the floral treatment at the bottom, and the flowers securing the top of the flat bow. The ribbon is PTI Satin Melon Berry. You can see that I used the chandelier gems as a channel for the horizontal ribbon.



For the first panel of the inside, I also used the Roses CB folder to emboss the square panels and surrounded them with gathered lace adding a flat satin ribbon bow. For the second panel I used a vertical ribbon with flat bow to hold a leaf charm and added one lone aster to the jotting spot.

I hope you like my little creation and will be able to join us at Friday Sketchers this week. We would love to see your card using Aud's sketch!! Please visit each of the Sassy Sketcher Girls' blogs and let them know what you think of their magnificent creations!!!
Aud, Bea, Claudia, Inge, Janneke, Jeanette, Tanja

Many of you have written to me asking how I present my cards since they are often so dimensional so I wanted to give you a couple of options that work for me. Either I make a presentation envelo-box OR for a much quicker solution I use one of the PTI clear boxes as shown to the left, tying it with a stretchy silver or gold cording. If you have additional questions, please email me.

Thank you so much for your visit and I am hoping that you come back often! I appreciate each of you so much and thank you sincerely for the many lovely comments and your cards and emails of support and concern! May your week be a special one!! Big hugs!!

54 comments:

Love crafts forever said...

O my! This is absolutely stunning job my friend. The flowers are gorgeous, GORGEOUS, Yes. Beads work is beautiful. Card is amazing. I love to visit your blog. Everyone of your cards it is ART. Hugs, Nataliya.

cabio's craft corner said...

The dimension flower you added on the image is Sooo very sweet Jacque. How fun to add these sweet embellishments and show us all the fabulous details on this creation :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Aussie Loz said...

Oh, this is gorgeous Jacque! Love how you swapped Tilda's little flowers! So glad to hear you're feeling fabulous!! Way to go Jacque!! ♥

Shirley N said...

I always love how you embellish your cards, Jacque. And your flowers on this card are just gorgeous! Soooo happy to hear you are feelin grrreat. What wonderful news!!!

Kimberly S said...

I'm thinking that the people who receive your cards find themselves speechless Jacque! They are always beautiful, and the fact that the inside is every bit as gorgeous as the outside is simply amazing!
I do hope that the feeling awful is behind you now. :)

fanta1992 said...

Brilliant card,you're the best!!!
I really love Tilda stamp.This is soo lovely!!!
You're use fantastic paper.
I hope you're feeling better.
I'm sorry my Englisch is not very well.
Greetings from Poland;)

gabyangel said...

wonderful!!!

ursula Uphof said...

Oh such a lovely card. The way you finish off inside and out is really lovely. So pleased you are feeling great. Warm wishes

Tertia said...

Such a beautiful card - as usual. I love coming to your blog and seeing your work. You are really inspiring to me.
So glad to hear the chemo is done and you are feeling better.

Maria Therese said...

Love that you've put paper flowers on the image!!

Ira said...

Love this card, especially flowers on the stamp they are alife))))

Penni said...

Absolutely stunning - I love the UN peony!!!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Judi said...

Another GREAT card Jacque. I do love all the little details that make your cards so special.

Hope you got my email about the Belles N Whistles prize?

So happy to hear you're feeling better.

Hugs

Judi xxx

Jolita said...

I'm so happy to hear you are feeling GRRReat!
Enjoy the weekend.

O, of course I like ypure card ;-).

Hugs,
Jolita

Caro said...

Another beautiful card!!! I was wondering how you presented them, thanks for the tip.

Sian said...

Stunning card, love the colours and the image is gorgeous.

Auntie Em said...

Glad to hear you are starting to feel better again. Hope each day brings more good health to you!
And I want to know how you can stand to fold your cards and stick them in an envelope at all! I love how you embellish the inside as beautifully as the front. The recipient must feel pretty special to receive something you have created! :o)
Thanks for sharing your ideas!!!

Christina C. said...

Another work of art from the ueber-talented Jacque!!!!!! I am amazed that you can create such beauty when you are not feeling well...your tenacity leaves me speechless! You are such an inspiration, my friend, and I am so glad that you are feeling better.
I love everything about this card....every gorgeous detail is special! The inside of the card is as special as the outside. Beautiful work!!!!

thread-bare said...

Wow Jacque this is just stunning. I apologise for not getting over to see you recently but I have been getting your updates. Have left you a little something on my blog xx Clare x

gila said...

Wow, was für eine wundervolle Karte, ich staune hier, wunderschön und so liebevoll gestaltet.
lg gila

pinky said...

Another stunner, full of vibrant colours and gorgeous image. So glad you are feeliong grrrreeeeat Jacque, long may it continue.
Pinky

Маги said...

Jacque, beautiful card,lovely colors. :)
Maggi

craft_princess said...

STUNNING!!! I just love all the detail on your cards!!

Pink lady said...

Such a beautiful card! Lovely colours and details together.

Have a great weekend! Hugs Laila.

Jessica Wekenman said...

SO Beautiful! I love your use of the new CB embossing folder! Always so much detail to your cards...just gorgeous!

craftymom205 said...

Glad you are feeling great. Love the card. The color choices are great. Have a great weekend.

Katie said...

An absolutely stunning creation!
Gorgeous flowers and I adore the color combo.
I'm so glad you are feeling better at last, I've been thinking of you :)
Hugs

sandy said...

You are one remarkable lady and every time I want to moan and groan I think of you! I am so happy you are doing well. Your cards are beautiful Jacque.
Sandy D

Jamie said...

Wow, another stunning card! I love the colors & the flowers are amazing. Really lovin this Tilda :o)
** Hugs **
Kona Jamie

Regina said...

Jacque!!! As always!!! an stunning job!!! You know how much I love all your works and visit your blog. Even I didn´t write any comments be sure I´m always here!!!!
I´m so happy you´re feeling great!!!! God bless you my friend and give you all the best things in your life.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Love and hugs
Regina

HazelQ said...

Gorgeous card Jacque, I love those papers and your coloring is amazing. I'm glad to hear that you're doing great! Have an amazing weekend ;)
Hugs
Hazel

Danielle Champagne said...

Hllo Jacque, what a beautiful card, as always your work is amazing. I love how you decorate the inside of the cards, and how your organize your embellishments (hope I make sense, I'm french and my vocabulary isn't all that extended). Colors and Coloring so well chosen. A piece of art. Happy to read you are feeling well. Take care.
Hugs.
Danielle.

Riet said...

So beautiful card Jacque,i love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.xx

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [25 Jun 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Rene said...

Oh that is FANTASTIC!!! What a great idea!!

Sueli Pinheiro said...

Que lindo! Suave e delicado. Parabéns!

Danni said...

So beautiful!! Hugs!

Tonje said...

Beautiful card. Love the flower.

Rosie said...

Stunning. Love how you have changed the peony for a dimensional flower, and the chandelier beads with the ribbon threaded through. Rosie x

MarieL said...

This looks absolutely gorgeous, as usual. What a terrific idea to give Tilda a bouquet. The inside is just as lovely as the outside.
Jacque, how long does it take for you to complete a card?

Cami said...

Beautiful, Jacque! Love the paper flower bouquet in Tilda's hand. You always make such wonderful cards, well thought out down to the last embellishment! I love that roses CB folder. I can hearing you roaring with delight, Jacque! Hooray for you. Hugs, Cami

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Jacque!
It is so good to hear that you have finished your chemo. I hope you only get better from now on.
your card is so gorgeous and I love the flowers you have used. The colors are supurb.
Hugs Marion

Candy said...

Beautiful work, Jacque.
Glad you are feeling so well.
Hugs, Candy

Rufus said...

Hey, there "Tony"! So VERY glad to hear that you are back to feeling Grrreat! Another lovely card, but that's what we've come to expect from you!
R/

paola said...

I think that making a little bouquet for her to hold is a lovley idea, great layout and coloring as usual Jaque, glad to see you are starting to feel like yourself again. I know exactly how you are feeling.
smiles
Paola

Maryann said...

Oh Jacque as always you´ve just made a gorgeous piece of art . I just love the Tilda stamps, but you really know, how to mak her look the very best and i sooo love all your creations too. This one is just gorgeous, but again, your cards always are.
Hope you´ll have a wonderful week-end without any troubles of any kind at all dear friend. You´re the most tuff lady, I have ever met, I think. You just rock.
Biiiig hugs Maryann

Pam said...

You have been a busy lady! A couple new cards showed up in my mail box this morning. This is such a unique pretty color combo. I love all of the special details.
Hugs,
Pam

Anonymous said...

Such a wonderful card. I am loving the UN-peonie. The lace is great around the embossed.
Glad you are feeling up to par again. bevb

Kim said...

Oh my goodness...what a beauty!!! Stunning work hun...love the color combo and all those flowers are stunning! Love how you added the flowers to make them look like tilda is holding them! :)
Hugs~ Kim

Moni said...

Stunning, fab image and love the papers and all details! Hugs,moni

Rene said...

Hi Jacque from Australia, I am sooo glad you are feeling better...your cards are wonderful!!
Rene xo

Irena said...

I am very happy that you are feeling better.
Ypur card is just stunning :)

Дина said...

Very beautiful card! Wonderful, bright, colorful! The idea of flowers in Tilda's hands I really liked. And thanks for the advice- I try to do so too

Gala said...

Замечательный блог! Столько красоты! Все открыточки просто СУПЕР!!!