Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Blog Candy Tilda

OK I'm back in my craft room after Festival of Quilts and normal service should be resumed shortly - with a card :).

The lovely Rach has been giving away lots of blog candy over the last couple of weeks, it seems like each day there is the chance to win a stamp from her. A couple of weeks back I was lucky enough to be the winner of a Tilda with kitten stamp. I'm not a cat person, I'm a dog person, but isn't she cute? I have quite a few friends who are cat lovers and this is an ideal stamp for cards for them. THANK YOU Rach!

When I saw that the Just Magnolia challenge this week uses a sketch by Rach I knew I HAD to use my new stamp :). Now, could I find any other challenges to enter? There's another, sister blog to this called Just Magnolia Two, which uses a very helpful 3D tutorial by Debby Yates to inspire its monthly challenge. The Roses on Paper challenge is to use punches and Stampin' for the Weekend's challenge is to use pink & grey. One more: Pile it On's combi challenge this week is Good Things Come in Threes.

Tilda and her kitten (oops, nearly went a bit Mrs Slocombe there!) are coloured with Copics. She's cut out with a Nestie, using Rach's out of the frame technique and edged with Distress Ink. I've stamped her several times and layered the kitten, her right arm and face, and her hair ribbon into 3 layers.

I struggled to find any grey paper and eventually found the pretty grey print in a K&K bargain paper pack. I used a Woodware punch along the paper's bottom edge. I've used a pink DP with grey-ish blue flowers on and then used Distress Ink to stamp tiny flowers over pink pearlescent card for my third paper, adding some Stickles to the flower centres and to Tilda's scarf. The sentiment is by Elusive Images.

There are three pale pink ribbons attached to the card, three brads and three flower petals on the Prima flower. I've used a spacer charm from Quixotic Paperie on the flower centre, the first time I've used one. It won't be the last time, I really like the effect this gives (see close-up) and can see me using these a lot, though I now know I *need* the larger size too :).

I found the colours hard to work with and get enough contrast, but I think I've got there in the end...


  1. Fabulous - love the quilt photos, love the things you bought with your blog candy winnings

  2. Your card is beautiful, Anne:O) Tilda is stunning, and I love your wonderful colouring of her. Gorgeous Design Papers, and the pretty ribbon and lovely flower.
    Thank you for taking part in this week's SFTW challenge, good luck!

  3. what a cute cute card!! love it:)

  4. gorgeous! Love all the ribbon detail!

  5. Fabulous card Anne, love how you've colored your new Tilda stamp, great papers you've used and they make a fabulous contrast to one another. Love how you've 3D'd Tilda.
    Thanks for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend this week, good luck.
    Donna xx

  6. Beautiful card, Anne! I love the cute Tilda and the papers. The flower is fabulous.
    Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! :)
    Hugs, Vanja

  7. Lovely card Anne. Like the cute Tilda image and your DP is beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Roses on Paper.


  8. This is lovely Anne, what beautiful selection of papers you have used and such a cute Tilda, the flowers are fab, an altogether wonderful card. Thank you for joining in with this weeks SFTW challenge, good luck xx vicki xx

  9. So pretty! Love your choice of papers and colours. Thanks so much for joining us this week. x

  10. Great card - love all the papers! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

  11. Beautiful card. Love little Tilda! Lovely layout and that flower is top job!

    Thank you for playing along with Stampin' for the Weekend this week. We hope you had fun and come back and join in again this coming challenge. Good Luck!


  12. Beautiful work, and I see that you have put that stamp to good use. You have colored her beautifully. Loving those papers too.
    Lynda =)

  13. Oh wow this is awesome!

    Thanks so much for playing!
    Dee - Pile It On DT

  14. Wow what a lovely card. I love that image :) And you embellished her so nicely! Well done :) Thanks for joining us at RoP :)


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