Saturday, 13 October 2012

Autumn Tilda

Hello everyone, aren't you just loving the sunny autumn days we are having right now? This weather was kind of the inspiration for my card today, which is my second Guest Designer card for October for Sweet Stampin. The theme is Autumn Leaves/Trees, and I decided to go with an early-autumn feel where the leaves are just starting to turn golden.

My diecut leaves are green, golden and brown, much like they are in the gardens right now. I had to google sunflowers to check that they are actually in season at this time of year (they are!) because I really wanted to use this Tilda's my favourite one to paper-piece (which very craftily gets me out of some colouring). I actually paper-pieced her clothes and shoes in 4 parts, and lifted the ends of the layers in her dress for some extra dimension.

Layers of paper-piecing

The scalloped frame is a diecut mat and I cut an aperture in the centre through which you can see the image.  However, now that the card is all assembled it looks like I simply stuck the image on top of a mat...doh! I should have done that, it would have been a lot easier and quicker LOL.

The backing paper was aged with ink, distressed and handstitched. A die cut with a sentiment, some lace, rose ribbon, pearls, rose and a little glitter finish it off.

I'd like to enter this card in these challenges:
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
Crafty Mess - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Paper Piecing
Deep Ocean Challenge - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Gingerloft Challenge - Stitching
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - 2 different shapes of diecuts (my Doohickey Rose Leaves, and the Spellbinders Nestie used for the sentiment)
Oldie But A Goodie - Inspired by a song (mine is All I Have To Do Is Dream by The Everly Brothers) (items more than 6 months old are: image, sentiment stamp, lace, all inks, rose ribbon, rose on leaves, leaf die cuts, scalloped mat, glitter, papers & mats.....almost everything! LOL)

I hope you like my card today - thanks so much for stopping by. Have a good weekend, and happy crafting!


Jackie said...

Good morning Carole, I hope you are feeling a bit stronger now...hugs
What a gorgeous card and you have not lost any of your wonderful colouring skills :o)
Jackie xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Carole,love the prefectly coloured image and fab

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Carole...lovely autumn card, love your paper piecing on Tilda...your colouring as always is perfect


Janette said...

Morning Carole my friend, I hope life is treating you well and your feeling better all the time...
Your card, is, as always, a credit to you, beautiful colouring and fab layout and certainly haven't lost your touch hun...take it

chrissy xx said...

Oh! Carole. What a sweetie she is...FABulous colours and I LOve the way you have paper-pieced her dress. WoW! Youv'e even handedstitched it lol...So neat! LOving these roses too. LOve everything!!

mixamatoasties said...

Beautiful card Carole. I've been asked to make a card for someone's mum and to maybe incorporate sunflowers. I was stuck for inspiration and now everywhere I look I see sunflowers lol!

Susan x

Rachel said...

Really pretty card, love the layer.
Wedgie xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Carole, I love the sweet Tilda the paper piecing the lace and the flowers,
Kevin xx

Donna Ellis said...

Oh My! The paper piecing in the little dress is darling! Iike the aqua-slate color theme accented with the autumn leaves and sunflower. Beautifully colored, too. TFS

Crafty Moone Cards said...

So gorgeous Carole.
Sue x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous colours and I love the image, she is gorgeous, love the leaves too and the rose ribbon,fabulous card.

Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Sentiments .


Joanne said...

Such a lovely Tilda! You did her proud! I really like the way you did her dress, it really does add some nice dimension. Also super job on the distressed background paper, love it! And, as always, your coloring is beyond excellent! I had to laugh that you even researched the sunflowers, very good! You are one serious crafter. Really glad you're able to enjoy your nice Autumn days. It's my favorite season. It even has cooled down here for a few days. Then back up to 98 by next Saturday. I'll be glad when cool weather is her to stay for a while! SO glad you are crafting again, that means you are doing better, hooooray! Love ya, Joanne.

gina g said...

Gorgeous card! great image and detail. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

June Nelson said...

Morning sweetie hop eyour picking up, shug, this is beautiful and how clever are you with your paper piercing, its gorgeous, I must have a go at that such a fabby idea hunnie, just love it,big hugges June xxxxxxxxxx

Janice said...

A lovely Tilda Carole & a beautiful card - love Tilda's dress! Great colours & colouring too, thank you so much for joining us at an OBAG, Jx

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love those flowers!
Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x

Plastic Cards Printing said...

Stunning card. So beautiful design. I love the sweet Tilda the paper piecing the lace and the flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny said...

Gorgeous card Carole and just perfect for the challenge at Sweet Stampin. x

Deb said...

Beautiful card, fabulous paper piecing!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

Joan Ervin said...

Hey girlfriend...I'm sooo glad to see you posting again!!!!!! I know I am a little late visiting you but my life is a little crazy now!!!! My niece and SIL along with their 5 dogs have been staying with us the last month...not much time for stamping or visiting my blog friends!!! I finally took some time out tonight to visit my favorite blog and what do I find but this absolutely gorgeous Tilda card...WOW!!!! Your paper piecing is just as fabulous as your perfection!!!!! I loooove how you created the layers on her dress and what fabulous make everything look real!!!!

Anonymous said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters good luck with the challenge Tracy x

Natali said...

Beautiful card Carole. Gorgeous ribbon and image. Dress of Tilda just amazing. Great idea.

Cathy said...

What a beautiful card. Your coloring is always so amazing. I love all of your details. A wonderful creation Carole....

Franz♥ said...

Hi Carole! Your card is too gorgeous, hun, love the way you made her dress, fab 3D effect!

I send you a big hug and i hope you're feeling better :*


Carole S said...

Hi "ME", wow this is brilliant, I love it, I must get my Tilda stamps out as I have not done any for ages.
I will try to find my "Mojo" as well. great work, ( as always) love "HER". :)XXX