Saturday, August 8, 2009

Tilda with Lilacs

I started out making this card only for this week's Just Magnolia challenge, but when I looked through the other challenge blogs I follow, I found it also fits the Simon Says Challenge and the Stamp Something challenge. So it ended up being a three-fer. :)

This week's Just Magnolia challenge is a sketch, which I have posted below. For the image I chose Tilda with Lilacs. I wanted to try my hand at coloring Tilda's hair red like my friend Susan did in a card she made earlier this week. I think mine turned out a bit more orange than I wanted, but still not bad. I may have used too much of one of colors. I'm not sure. I made the flowers in the corner with the Flower Creations 3 Spellbinders die. I've had this die for awhile, but this is the first time I've used it. The leave are made with two different Martha Stewart punches.

The theme for Simon Says Challenge this week is buttons and bows. I only have one button, but I do have two bows. The Stamp Something challenge is charms, which I added in the lower left corner tied to the ribbon.
Stamp: Tilda with Lilacs (Magnolia)
Paper: Cardstock (Bazzill); DP (My Mind's Eye)
Tools: Rectangle and scalloped rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinder); Flower Creations 3 die (Spellbinder); scalloped border punch (Fiskars); rose leaf punch and frond punch (Martha Stewart)
Embellishments: ribbon, pearls, button, green bead cord, charms (all from my stash)
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits
Finished card size: 6" square


Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Your card is gorgeous and I love this Tilda, she is so pretty with those Lilacs. Love your flowers too - great die !

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.

Jo and the SSC DT x

sari said...

this is such a sweet card! Love all the great details!

Juls said...

beautiful! love how you have done the roses, and the charm!

Sharon said...

Fantastic card Judy. Your flowers are wonderful. Pretty charm too.
Sharon xx

a portland granny said...

What a wonderful card--its just beautiful! I have been seeing flowers of the type you have on your card--do they come from a punch or are they free hand. I love the look they bring to a card...and of course you always put just the right 'bling' on them to make them beautiful!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh such a gorgeous card!
Love your colours and detail!
So fabulous!
Thank you so much for joining us at Just Magnolia!
kim x

Emily said...

What a cute Tilde Judy! I think her hair is just a perfect color. Love those flowers you created and how you used the two different MS punches for make the leaves! Just gorgeous!!!!

Lisa H. said...

sweet little Tilda and love the layout. the flowers and charm are great details. thanks for playing with us at stamp something. said...

Oh so pretty! I love the flowers and charms!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!


Rach said...

a gorgeous card, great details and a fab take on the sketch.
Thank you for joining us at just magnolia. hugs rachxx

cats whiskers said...

This is a beautiful card stunning colouring and great papers
Hugs Jacqui x