Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sweetheart Tilda - Just Magnolia Challenge #1

It had to happen, and I'm so glad it did! There is a brand new challenge blog called "Just Magnolia" for all of us Tilda (and Edwin, and Alva the Elf) lovers! This is my card for their very first challenge - a sketch - which I have posted below.

I think my design stayed pretty true to the sketch, but I did make a couple minor adjustments. I turned my rectangle vertical because Tilda seemed to fit better that way. Since there was room, and I need to fill a little space inside it, I stamped my sentiment in there instead of separately. I put a flower embellie where the sentiment was indicated in the sketch. Since I don't yet have any of the accessory stamps for Tilda to sit on, I sat her on the edge of the rectangle so it didn't look like she was just floating around on the card.

My cards are usually pretty clean without a lot of extra "stuff", but every once in awhile I like to have a little more going on. I also put a lot more patterns in this one than I usually do. I used papers from my new DCWV Spring Stack so they all went together nicely. There are always a few papers in those stacks that I'm not quite sure how to use. Such was the case with the piece I used for the vertical strip. It has stripes made of a variety of patterns so they look almost like strips of ribbon. I thought it worked well for this piece, and I'm glad I was able to use a paper I might not otherwise have ever used.
I have to say that I like how this turned out. It was fun to just play around. Thanks for stopping by. If you like Magnolias, I highly recommend checking out the Just Magnolia challenge blog. There are some great cards by the DT and those who are participating in the challenges.
Stamps: Sweetheart Tilda (Magnolia); Hello Friend (Hero Arts)
Paper: Yellow and blue cardstock - Spring Cardstock Stack (DCWV); DP - Spring Stack (DCWV)
Embellishments: Classic rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Butterfly Die (Spellbinders); Paper Flowers - Chole's Closet (Making Memories); ribbon, buttons
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with turpenoid
Finished Card Size: 6" x 6"


Mina said...

great card, fantastic colours and they go so well together...I love Sweetheart Tilda...thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia xxx

Tab said...

Oh my, such a pretty card, hun! Love the colour combo and delish papers!
Hugs Tab xxx

Susan said...

Turned out adorable! I colored the same one to do ......I guess I will go find another one to do so we don't look like copycats....LOL! Maybe I should do one of my new ones. Love your card!

Emily said...

OMG Judy, this is simply amazing! Your coloring is superb and the choices you made for paper are just stunning! Love all the embellishments as well! What great eye candy!

GiftsByHeidi said...

That turned out perfect! Love how you have her sitting on the rectangle. Great idea! Love the colors you used too.

papercraftsbyrach said...

a beautiful card, love the colours that you have chosen to use. Thank you for joining us at just magnolia. hugs rachxx

Kim Piggott said...

Such a sweet card Judy!Thank you so much for joining us at Just Magnolia!
kim x

Bev said...

What a beautiful card, such pretty papers and colours. Love it!! Thanks so much for joining us at Just Magnolia x

cats whiskers said...

Thanks for joining us this week with such a lovely card
Hugs Jacqui x

Janice W. said...

Hi Judy,
You make so many lovely cards. I love the cheery colors and your coloring is superb. I haven't been a big fan of these stamps, but Tilda is starting to grow on me, especially when I see such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.
Janice :)

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my goodness, this is just tooooooo stinkin' adorable! everything about it is PERFECT!!!! love it! :)

Naoual said...

Beautiful card Judy, love the vibrant colours you used! The image you used is so pretty and so are all the details of your card!

Thank you for joining us at Just Magnolia this week,

xx Naoual