Saturday, July 11, 2009

Tilda from the Heart - Three Challenges in One

I am submitting this card for three different challenges this week - A Spoonful of Sugar, Just Magnolia and Stampin' for the Weekend.

The challenge for A Spoonful of Sugar is hearts. In addition to Tilda's little heart cookies and the little hearts on her shoes in the image, I used a heart to stamp the sentiment on, a couple of heart brads and a heart charm.

The sketch for this week's Just Magnolia challenge is shown below. I did add a couple of flowers to the upper right corner, otherwise I followed the sketch pretty closely. For the image I chose Baking Tilda. I cut the image out and popped it on top of the oval, which I edged with distress ink. I scallop-punched the horizontal strip and added a polka dot and sheer ribbon over the top. The flowers are made from various sizes of daisy punches and layered.

Finally, the Stampin' for the Weekend challenge this week is a color challenge - chocolate covered strawberries. I used deep pinks and browns.

I can usually whip up a card fairly quickly, but this one took me quite awhile. I spent a lot of time layering and blending the colors in my image, then just playing around with different elements until it looked right. I am very happy with how it turned out.

Stamps: Baking Tilda (Magnolia); sentiment (Hero Arts)
Paper: Pink cardstock (DCWV); brown cardstock (scraps); DP - Bohemia (My Mind's Eye)
Embellishments: oval and scalloped oval Nestabilities (Spellbinder); primitive heart die (Sizzix); daisy punches (Marvy); scallop diamond border punch (EK Success); ribbon, brads, heart charm
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits
Finished card size: 6" square


Donna said...

What a really gorgeous card Judy, I do love all the flowers you've done and the different colors of them, so they look different, and your Tilda is so sweet, the papers all go so well together and look fabulous and I love your ribbon and bow with the heart charm. Simply a marvelous job.
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

Nancy said...

OH Your card is wonderful:O) The cute little Tilda you have coloured in perfect. I love all the gorgeous, layered flowers. Your papers look beautiful.
Thank you for joining Stampin' for the Weekend this week, good luck!

Eulanda said...

One of my favorite color combo's!! Very nice job Judy!! Love it! I really like those flowers too. Looks like a lot of work for all little details but it sure paid off! Lovely!! You got this Magnolia thing down pat!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautfiul card, Judy! Your Tilda is adorable! The papers you have used and the flowers are gorgeous. I love the ribbon and the cute charm.
Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! We hope you'll join us again next week. :)

Emily said...

What a darling image Judy! You've done a great job of coloring her and matching up your papers. I love all the flowers and the heart embellishments you added. You nailed the sketch challenge!

GiftsByHeidi said...

I love how it turned out too, it's so cute. Your coloring is wonderful! Love that image, I still have the ones you sent me sitting on my craft room table. Just to find the time to use them!!

GiftsByHeidi said...

Oops, I think Susan sent me those images... nevermind!

Kim Piggott said...

Your card is fabulous!
Love your gorgeous colours!
Your detail is so lovely and your use of Mina's sketch wonderful!
So happy that you have joined us at Just Magnolia!
kim x

debbies said...

This is beautiful!!! I love all things heart shaped and this card is so fabulous. So many great details and your heart charm is cute!

Vicki said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Judy, such an appt image for our challenge this week over at SFTW. The flowers looks beautiful and the lil charm and ribbon are lovely. Thank you for taking part again this week, good luck. xx vicki xx

Nicola said...

Fabulous card Judy, your colouring of Tilda is gorgeous and your papers compliment her so well. Your flowers are so pretty as are your brads and charm.
Thank you for joining us again this week at "Stampin´for the Weekend" and we hope you continue to join in our challenges.
Nicola -x-

Juls said...

so cute! her tray of biscuits look yummy!

Susan said...

Yeah! I think blogger is working again because it is letting me view blogs.....hopefully it will take this comment too. Really pretty card. Love the colors you used and the sketch.

Rach said...

this is an adorable card, so beautifully coloured and put together, you did a fabulous job with the sketch. hugs rachxx

Bev said...

What a gorgeous card, the colours and papers are so pretty. x

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card,Thanks for playing along with ASFOS this week,Hugs Debbie x

crafty amy said...

Wow this is such an amazing card! I love all those flowers and hearts, that charm is so cute. They way you have coloured Tilda is just perfect all the work you put into it was well worth it :)
Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

CraftyC said...

Stunning card Judy, love the papers and your flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for taking part in this weeks SFTW

Kimmi said...

Evening Judy
I love your card this week. Your little Tilda is so sweet. Your choice of papers and those flowers are darling. Gorgeous colouring on your image and the little heart charm is very sweet!

Thank you for playing along with us this week at "Stampin' for the Weekend". We hope you had fun and that you come by again next week!
Good Luck


cats whiskers said...

Thanks for joining JM with such a lovely card, the colours and colouring are perfect
Hugs Jacqui x