Monday, July 6, 2009

Sunflower Tilda - Double Challenge

I created this card for this week's Just Magnolia and Stampin' for the Weekend challenges.

The Just Magnolia challenge this week is to use one or more charms. I added a butterfly charm to the flower embellishment in the top right corner of the card.

This week's Stampin for the Weekend challenge is a sketch. Two sketches were provided to choose from. I chose Donna's sketch, which is showne below. I tend to choose my images before I determine whether they will work right with a particular sketch. In this case. I had to use an oval instead of a circle because Tilda wouldn't fit in my largest circle Nestie. I also had to cut her out and pop-dot her on top to keep from cutting off part of the image. The flowers I used are premade paper sunflowers that I have had in my stash forever. I can't even remember why I bought them, but I'm glad I finally got the chance to use them. I modified the top part of the sketch so that I could add some ribbon and a charm to the card. Instead of the two buttons I used a large flower with a button center. I added tiny green buttons to my corner embellishment to work with the green in the top part of the card. The DP I used for this card is actually from one single sheet. It has also been in my stash forever and it was orginally designed for scrapbook layouts.

Stamp: Sunflower Tilda (Magnolia)
Paper: Blue cardstock (Paper Studio); yellow cardstock (unknown); DP (Paper Wishes)
Embellishments: Oval and scalloped oval Nestabilities (Spellbinder); scalloped border punch (Fiskars); retro flower punch (EK Success); buttons, ribbon, butterfly charm, paper sunflowers
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits
Finished card size: 6" square


Nancy said...

OH this is just wonderful! Sunflower is my favourite flower. Tilda is stunning, beautiful colouring. Love the papers and colours you have used. Cute charm. You have done a great take on Donna's sketch.
Thank you for joining us at SFTW this week. Good luck!

Valems said...

Oh, what a beautiful card,Judy! I love the green/blue/yellow colour combo and the papers are gorgeous. Your colouring of the adorable Tilda is fantastic. I absolutely love those sunflowers, the yellow ribbon and the charm. Great details.
Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! We hope you'll join us again next week. :)

GiftsByHeidi said...

That's great you got to use something from your stash!! Love this card, those colors together are so bright & cheery!

CraftyC said...

Totally gorgeous card Jusy. I love the pretty colour combo and beautiful papers you have used, Tilda is coloured to perfection and all the embellishments really make your card. Thanks for taking part in this weeks SFTW

crafty amy said...

This is brilliant so fresh and summery. I love your take on the sketch and the oval fits perfectly with this image you were right to tweek it I am glad I have been able to se it :)
I love it when you find a use for some old stash that you have had for ages and not found a good home for lol
Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

Nicola said...

Fabulous take on Donna´s sketch Judy and the oval is the perfect tweek to accomodate this wonderfully coloured Tilda. I love your paper and those sunflowers were meant to be bought and saved for this wonderful creation.
Thank you for joining us at "Stampin´for the Weekend" and I hope you continue to play along with us.
Nicola -x-

Mina said...

beautiful card fresh and summery...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

POPPET said...

Hi Judy, this is really gorgeous hun, i do love this image she is so cute, your colour combo is fan and the little sunflowers are just perfcet...

Thanks for joining us at SFTW, good luck hugs pops x

Donna said...

Fabulous card Judy, love your color combo here, and you've done a wonderful job on your Tilda image and those sunflowers are gorgeous, you don't often get to see sunflowers on cards. I love those tiny buttons in the corner. You've done a great job using my sketch.
Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge again this week.. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a great day.
Donna xx

Vicki said...

Such a lovely summery card Judy, those sunflowers are so beautiful. You really have done a wonderful job using Donna's sketch, the colour scheme you have used is so crisp and fresh looking, love the flower with the lil button, ribbon and charm. Many thanks for taking part again this week with our sketch challenge over at SFTW, good luck xx vicki xx

Kim Piggott said...

Wonderful card!
So love your gorgeous colours and your beautiful design and detail!
So happy that you have joined us at Just Magnolia!
kim x

Ida / Little said...

Hi Judy, I just adore your pretty card, the image is so cute and the sunflowers added on the side are also very nice! Great take on the sketch :) Thanks for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend this week :) Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs Ida

Bev said...

Wow, such a gorgeous card!! Thanks so much for joining us this week x

Susan said...

Love the sunflowers......good thing for stashes. I'm amazed what I find in mine sometimes. Pretty card and love the colors you chose.

Rach said...

this is so sweet, fabulous card. hugs rachxx