Friday, 11 March 2011

Tilda's in the frame: Make It Colourful challenge card

Hello everyone, hope you've all got the Friday feeling and are looking forward to a good weekend. I've spent today crafting and made this card using a digi image of a floral frame from Make It Crafty and a Magnolia Tilda. I coloured the frame and flowers, then made a mask for them and stamped the Tilda image over the top of the mask so that she ends up behind the frame. I printed off the frame image again and cut out the flowers which I then decoupaged onto the ones on my frame after shaping them and adding a bit of glitter. The papers were aged, distressed and hand-stitched, and I added some lace, ribbons and pearls to finish off. 

Shiny hair, shiny metal frame

This is for the Make It Colourful challenge, which this week is to show at least 2 things that shine in your colouring...not to use glitter or gloss to make the image shine, but to actually use your colouring to show the shine.

On my image, I've given Tilda's hair some shine and also coloured the frame to look metallic. Well, I'm not sure how well I've achieved that! It's not easy to do, but that's the point of the challenge, to try new things outside of your comfort zone.

This is also my card for the Magnolia-licious challenge, which is to include a frame in your design and at least one of each of these: bling/pearls (I have lots of them, lol), ribbon/trim (I used lace trim), Magnolia image (tick!) and flowers (again, tick!). And I found a challenge this week which I wanted to enter: Sundays With Crissy which has Stitching as the challenge. Hope you like it.

DPs: Lacy - Peppermint from Kaisercrafts Tea At Elsie's Collection; Stripes - Anna Griffin
Colouring: Copics
Flowers, lace and pearls: Wild Orchid, Ribbonbox, and stash

Challenges I'm entering:
Make It Colourful - make it shine
Magnolia-licious - frame + pearls, trim, image and flowers
Sundays With Crissy - Stitching
Spoonful of Sugar - vintage/shabby theme
ABC Challenge - P for Pearls

Have a good evening and weekend :)

Carole x

Image: Magnolia Tilda, Make It Crafty Ornate Floral Frame


Doreen said...

A stunning card Carole I love what you have done with the frame,the backing papers are gorgeous

Stamps and Paper said...

Carole what a beautiful card....your colouring is just perfect all the elements the pearls, lace and flowers go together so well.....


Rachel x said...

This is another stunning card, Carole!! :) The whole card is so pretty and the images look made to go together- your colouring is amazing, I'm useless at leaving areas of light with my PMs so I'm in awe of your images!! :D
Thanks for your comment on my card last week and for the suggestions regarding my wonky butterflies!! The camera is a great idea- have done that before when I've got something right and don't want to forget when I take it apart to apply glue, etc. but it didn't occur to me this time!!lol Think you're right about the mood you're in at the time, too- I had no truck with 'all the same way' that day at all!! ;)
Hope you have a good weekend,
hugs, Rachel x

Fiona said...

faberoonney!! what a it!!


Anonymous said...

Wow Carole, this is stunning. Have a lovely weekend. Sue x

chrissy xx said...

Brilliant!! The frame around Tilda is Stunning. Great colours too. It really is 'popping' out of the card.
Have a lovely weekend.

Mel said...

Oh Carole
Its just stunning!
Her hair just shines like the sun hitting it and so do those wee ickle flowers! I love it petal!
Hugs Melly xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Stunning card Carole, I love how you have framed tilda, and her black hair.
Kevin xx

Joanne said...

Aloha Carole! I am trying to get back to my blog visits, but am still a bit behind, lol! LOVE this adorable Tilda card, such perfect colors and the lace and pearls are beautiful! Super card! Hugs, J:)

Crafteezee said...

Hi Carole, I love what you have done with the frame around Tilda, looks like it was made for her. Thanks for joining us at Make It Colourful. Hugs Tracy x

China said...

Beautiful card Carole, has a big WOW factor for sure. Love the metal-look frame and lovely tilda standing behind. The lace and pearls finish the card off perfectly. Clever girl you did good.

Bea said...

Your card is gorgeous!!!

Thanks for joining us at ABC challenge this week

Hugs from Bea

Janette said...

Gorgeous card Carole, good luck with the challenges.xx

Renkata said...

Sensational card Carol.
Great scene and fantastic soft colouring. Love it!

Jackie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love the frame and the way you've done it :o)
Jackie xx

melsanford said...

Oh wow! This is beautiful! Gorgeous effect :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Kendra said...

Love the pearls and the stitching on this card! Thanks for playing at ABC!

Joan Ervin said...

Your little Tilda is adorable, Carole, and colored beautifully....the flower wreath is gorgeous, too!!! You even manage to shade the smallest leaf perfectly....I am in awe of you talents!!!!

Chris said...

The card is amazing and your colouring is brilliant so jealous better keep practising then
:O) Chrissieann xx

Lynne in NI said...

Oooooh, what a stunner! Beautifully coloured and I love how you popped the frame. Great straight sewing too ... mine always turns out very wiggly!

jeanie g said...

Oh Carole this card is in a class of it's own. SUPERB!!! How do you do it. xxx

Khristen said...

Now that is a GORGEOUS card! I think you did a great job on the metallic look, I am not the best at coloring, so I think this is amazing :) The stitching really gives it the finishing touch. LOVE IT!


Dotty Jo said...

Hi Carole, just saw that you live in Brum so I thought I'd drop by and say hello as I am also a Brummy girl! LOVE your card - totally gorgeous. Off to have a nose at your blog, have a happy day in the Birmingham rain! Jo x

Teresa said...

Hi Carol,
Hope you've had a good weekend, Love your card its adorable, don't think I've ever seen that tilda (shock) love how you've framed her too.
Take care, hugs Teresa xx

Lin said...

Wow Carol this is stunning. I swear I already left a comment, but apparently not, old age is a begger on the mind!

Lin xx

Shaz said...

Beautiful card Carol, gorgeous colouring and the frame is stunning. Love how you have stitched the edges, looks amazing. x

Victoria said...

wow this is a gorgeous card

Kendra said...

Congrats on making the top 5 with this at ABC! Don't forget to pick up your badge!

Dotty Jo said...

Well done you! Jo x

Alex said...

Wow, this card is stunning! Love it!!
Hugs, Alex

xxxtglxxx said...

This is brilliant! :) I love how you have used the digi-frame, it looks fabulous and is so clever.

Beautiful card and great colouring - I love it :)



Janiel/ janny said...

OH wow what a beautiful card!!!!!
hugs, Janiel