Friday 4 March 2011

Tilda in the garden

Hi all :) It's a lovely sunny day in Birmingham this Friday, with blue skies and only a little cloud. I hope you have some uplifting weather where you are right now.

Today's card is one that I made for my little niece who will be 5 years old this month. I really like this stamp for her because she used to look like this little lady, well to me anyway.

The challenge at Copic Creations this week is to use complementary colours (those on opposite sides of the colour wheel). I've actually got 2 pairs of complements on my card.....the main one being red and green, and a second one with the blue sky and the golden orangey-yellow of the umbrella. I made the wood of the garden fence a greeny-brown to bring more green in to the image and also because I don't like colouring wood brown. The challenge at Make It Colourful this week is to have your light source coming from the top left. Well, my card for their challenge last week actually did have a top-left light source, so I used an almost identical colouring of Tilda for my card today - I didn't want to make my umbrella green so I kept the golden yellow.

I used a digi image from Make It Crafty for the garden fence behind Tilda, and punched out lots of leaves to make a frame. I found some oval die cuts that the lovely Alex had sent me some time ago, and placed a golden number 5 on's nice for kids to have their age on the card, isn't it? I hid a little lady bird amongst the leaves as I thought it would be fun when she spotted it, and added a couple of flowers and butterflies as well. The sentiment is stamped and attached to the card in a curved shape which you can't see so well in the photo. 

Image: Magnolia Tilda, Petals & Palings by Make It Crafty
Colouring: Copics R20 R22 R24 R27 R29 R59 / R32 R35 R37 R59 / Y11 Y21 YR23 Y28 / E31 E34 E37 E29 / E31 E34 YG95 W3 W5 W7 / YG00 YG03 YG63 YG67 C5 / YG11 YG63 YG67 G94 G99 N6 N8 / BG0000
DP: Papermania Oriental Spice
Others: Woodware leaf punch

I'm entering this card in these challenges:
Make It Colourful: Light Source Top Left
Copic Creations: Complementary Colours (red & green)

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes plus optional something old (I made the flower a couple of years ago, and the butterflies and the numeral I've also had for years)
Tuesday Taggers: Inspired by a song.....'Umbrella' by Rihanna
Penny's Challenges: Going for Green
Allsorts Challenge: Make your own flowers (I made the flower from vellum, a punch, an embossing tool and coloured ink)
CES Challenges: Flowers and Flutterbies (I have 2 of each)
Whoopsi Daisy: Let's Get All Cute
KB Cute Monday: Anything Goes With A Digi Stamp (my garden fence is a digi image)

The amazing Zoe from Make It Crafty has been Spreading The Love amongst bloggers that left a comment after she'd offered a freebie just recently. Well, I've just discovered I've won a free digi image from her for being one of the randomly-selected commenters. I'm so pleased....the fence image above is one I bought from there recently. I shall relax in bed with the laptop later and choose an image at my's that for a wild Friday night?! lol.

Have a good day, and happy crafting!
Carole x


Made by Mandy said...

This is lovely Carole. I've only just about mastered shading with my Promarkers, let alone considering the lighting source so you have my admiration.

That leaf punch is lovely :)

Khristen said...

Oooo, love this card! All of those leaves make it so pretty, she'll love it so much! I adore your coloring, too, what a great job! I am sooooooo far from that skill it isn't even funny!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Carole,I love the way you have surrounded Tilda with the leaves.Such a pretty

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely card, even if it is Tilda!! Have a nice weekend! Hugs, Valerie

Janette said...

Hi Carole, Gorgeous card, do love it, you could enter it into CraftyCatz as well this week, special same here, lets hope it stays for the

Stamps and Paper said...

Carole what a beautiful card....such a lot of work has gone into this one and your colouring is just gorgeous.


Renkata said...

wow Carol this is amazing scene.
Such a beautiful card.
Love Tilda in red :)

Unknown said...

So beautiful! Thank you for playing The KB Challenge :)

Vicky said...

Such a pretty card Carole! super image, coloured beautifully and I love the leaves around the frame ~ just gorgeous hun :o)

hugs Vicky xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Carole, gorgeous card. Sue x

Mel said...

Oh wow!
This is just stunning honey! I adore her too! Love her wee red coat and lovely wee "umby"!
Lucky lil you! Have fun looking over those lil yummy images tonight!
Hugs melly xxx

chrissy xx said...

WoW! Carole Stunning card. Your niece will LOve it. Having her age on is fun, we all seemed to like numbers at that age!! It's only when you turn 22 you stop wanting to know lol. The ladybird is a lovely touch, I might have missed it if you hadn't have told me.....
Hope you have a lovely weekend.

melsanford said...

Gooooorgeous card! I love your colouring :-) We've had some fab weather today, haven't we? Spent the afternoon with the family in Bluebell Woods (Bartley Green, do you know it?) Missed the sunshine for my photos though.... Gotta wait till tomorrow now! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Carole this is stunning, I LOVE everything about it.
Kevin xx

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful card, love the image. thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week.

CraftyC said...

This is such a sweet card Carole, just perfect for your niece. Thanks for taking part in our CES Challenge!

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Oh goodness, your coloring is just amazing! I wish I could color like you. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful card with our Cute challenge this week at WHOOPSI DAISY:)

Joan Ervin said...

GASP!!!!! WOW, Carole....this is one of the most beautiful Tilda cards I have ever seen!!!!! Your coloring is sooo gorgeous and I LOOOVE the trailing vines along the sides to frame that sweet image!!! Your niece will treasure this forever!!!!

Beccy said...

Gorgeous card Tilda realy looks great with the fence in the background - love the leaf frame idea. Thanks for joining us at Make It Colourful, hope you will be joining us for the next challenge.


Zoe said...

Carole! Wow! I just LOVE he card you have made. Framing the scene with the leaves is a fantastic idea and it draws you into the gorgeous scene you created. Perfect light source for this weeks challenge sweetie! hugs xxooo

Sande said...

Oh WOW! Your card is W O W, Carol !!! Gorgeous coloring and lovely images!

Thanks for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy challenge this week!

Hugs, Sande

Jackie said...

Absolutely superb Carole. Beautiful colouring and layout :o)
Jackie xx

Courtney said...

This is absolutely adorable Carole!! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Penny's. Good Luck!!


Bron said...

Bad Carole! - I've just gone to Make It Crafty and I'm poorer (but happier) for it. All your fault for using such lovely images. Your Tilda is gorgeous as always and I've ordered the picket fence and some other stuff because of how good you've made them look. Keep up the fabulous work! Bron xox

Carole of Brum said...

Bron ROFL!!! Hope I am getting a commission, he he.

If I can spread happiness as well as poverty, then my work here is done. :)

CoB x

Rleen said...

This is stunning! I love all the details!
Thanks for sharing with us at the Whoopsi Daisy this week challenge.
Hugs, Rleen

Carole S said...

Hi "ME" it`s "HER" here, love all your latest work, Brilliant, I hopr this works I had a job getting it set up and failed to get a blog set up seems I need to download something ?????. Thanks for sharing all this work with us, love Carole S = don.carole

RoseC said...

Ahhh. Your coloring is wonderful! Your use of mostly complementary reds and greens is stunning. So glad you could join us at Copic Creations ~ good luck to you.

Sharon Caudle said...

Carole, your card is beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

NGCARDS said...

A very pretty card hun! Thanks for joining in with our challenge of In The Garden at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

Heather said...

Hi Carole, absolutely stunning card - I just love everything about it!! Your colouring is beautiful and I love how you've used the M-I-C background and used the leaves to frame it!!
Will you be at the NEC later this month - we should arrange to meet up at some point if you are.
So glad you could join us at Copic Creations again,
Heather xx

chrissy xx said...

WoW!! Carole your made the top 3 with this card.