Sunday 1 May 2011

Dream Valley Challenge #6 - Flowers

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great weekend. Another Sunday sees us with the next challenge at Dream Valley, and this fortnight the theme is everyone's favourite: FLOWERS. Well, as crafters, we all know that if it doesn't move we stick a flower on it, so I know there will be loads of entries for this.  Our sponsor this time is One Stop Craft Shop, and one lucky winner will receive a £10 voucher for their store.

Here's my DT card for the challenge:  this is one of my favourite images for paper-piecing, I like to layer up her dress and make each layer stand out a little over the one below.  The paper-piecing of her dress and shoes was done with the same pale aqua papers that I used for the background and a bit of shading was added with pencils.  For the background, I aged and distressed the papers, then paper-pierced all round the edges and handstitched into the holes.  I printed out a sentiment, and added lace, flowers, pearls, a bow and a heart-shaped button as decoration, along with some glitter on her hair ribbon and dress. I don't usually make cards to a layout, but Cute Card Thursday are asking us to use an old layout or make up our own, so I drew a simple one and arranged my card around it. Hope you like it.

Bow & button, swirls on the designer paper

Glitter & bling (pearls)
The sketch I made up to follow
Image: Magnolia, Tilda With Sunflower
DPs: K&Co, Brenda Walton
Colouring: Copic markers and Faber & Castell Polychromo pencils
Flowers: Prima Sugar Plum Roses (blue) and Fairytale Rose (yellow). Papermania (darker blue)
Pearl spray: Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace, bow, button, thread from my craft stash
Computer-generated sentiment, font is Roman Antique

I'm entering this in these challenges:

ABC DT Challenge - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Crafts & Me - Vintage/distressed
Crafty Pad - Pearls & Swirls (the swirls are in one of the DPs)
Cute Card Thursday - Use any sketch
DDH Challenges - Paper Piecing
Delightful Challenges - Distressing
Incy Wincy Designs - Buttons & Bows (heart-shaped button on the white bow)
Just Magnolia & hAnglar - Buttons, Bows & Bling (heart-shaped button on the white bow, and my bling is the pearls on the pearl sprays)
Let's Ink It Up - Embellish It
Ooh La La Creations - Aqua, bling and sentiment
Paper Pretties - Paper Piercing
PartyTime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Show some buttons (heart-shaped button on the white bow)
Top Tip Tuesday - Square challenge
Totally Gorjuss - 1, 2, 3 (1 image, 2 DPs, 3 roses)
Totally Papercrafts - Glitter (dotted on her dress and on her hair ribbon)
Totally Tilda - Paper Piecing

I won't be blogging much over the next couple of weeks, so if you don't see me dropping into your blogs you'll know why. I'll be back soon though, and will catch up with all the makes I missed.  Have fun!

Carole x


Janette said...

Hi Carole, Gorgeous card, love the image and flowers and the little button,( which has just jogged my memory..)thanks for off to see the rest of the DT get some inspiration...enjoy the rest of the long week-end.xx

Kerry said...

Hi Carole,

Pretty card and I love the green colour combination you have used. The flowers are gorgeous.

Love Kerry xxx

Khristen said...

Love this! The colors are great together, and love the pearls. They are the perfect finishing touch!

angelwhispers said...

Good morning Carole!! This is just so beautiful just love the green tones you have used and the matching stitching is just so perfect!!! Love Chanelle xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Love the colours you have put together and what what cutie Tilda your heart button on the bow


Anonymous said...

Where do I start! This is just the most gorgeous card. I love what you've done with the paper piecing! xx

Renkata said...

Hi Carol,
wow dear, this card is simply delightful.
Amazing details and very pretty colouring.

Renkata said...

I just saw it's paper piecing, you are really master of that.

Brenda Brown said...

A fab, fab card Carole, everything fits together so well and I love the colours/papers you have chosen.
Thanks for playing with us at MAWTT this week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Peggy said...

This card is so pretty. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Doreen said...

What a fabulous card Carole,love the image and the perfect paper

Gibmiss said...

Hi Carole
Fabulous card the image ....Stunning ...

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so pretty , i love the colours
Thanks for joining us this week at MAWTT
Lisa x

Mel said...

Oh Carole

Just stunning! The wee Tilda is so pretty and those papers are perfect! Another stunning card!
Hugs melly xxx

Dan said...

Great card and I love that heart shaped button! :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is a super card. Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes Theme this week on MAWTT Hazelxoxo

Debra Miller said...

Love the paper piecing on the dress - fantastic! Thanks for playing on DDH this week.

Annette said...

Really lovely subtle colours and a beautiful card. Annette xx (Incy Wincy DT)

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous! LOve your paper piecing on the dress. Great colouring and I love that cute button Carole.

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, beautifully coloured! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Unknown said...

Adorable creation, love your embellies. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck, Suzanne x

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh Carole, this is so pretty! Your colouring is fabulous and great choice of DPs too!

Fiona said...

wow this is gorgeous!!..fab layout and flowers!!


McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card, I like this tilda, the paper piecing and the fab stitching.
Kevin xx

Heidi said...

wonderful card, thanks for joining the ABC DT challenge for May.

Joanne said...

Absolutely adorable, LOVE all those layers, really pretty card! Lots of beautiful details! Hugs, J:)

Chris said...

quite a cute little card, I especially love that little heart button.
thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Love love the colours you chose and your paper piecing is perfect! Thanks so much for playing at Let's Ink It Up's embellish-it challenge and good luck!!

Tammy xx

Shirl said...

Such an elegant looking card, love your image. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs Shirley x x

Wendi said...

What a fabulous card I love the way you have done Tilda's clothes such pretty embellishments too
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la

Jennie said...

Wow this is just stunning! Love the popped up paper piecing! Really works well :) xx

Carole S said...

WOW "ME" this is Gorgeous, I love it, you are so clever. Thinking of you and sending a gentle hug, love from "HER", Carole x

Lorraine said...

This is just lovely. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Carole this is absolutely beautiful I love that image of Tilda and how you have coloured her this looks super I love it.
Lorraine x

Joan Ervin said...

What beautiful muted colors, Carole, and her dress looks fabulous!!!! Your coloring is perfection, as always, and I love how you added all the sewing and distressing....I have yet to see one of you cards that I didn't absolutely love!!!!

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous! Love the Tilda and the colouring....
Thank You so much for joining us at OSCC!

Hugs Kobie - OSCC DT

melsanford said...

What a beautiful card! I love the layout and paper piecing. And the distressing is fab! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Carole, This is so gorgeous. I am very impressed how many challenges you managed to enter it into! Sue x

Steph said...

What a cute card. I love the colours you've used x

Kylie said...

Such an adorable card!
Thank you for playing at Cute Card Thursday this week :)

Giò said...

This card is so cute!!! Lovely details!!
Thanks for joining us at SAM challenge.
Hugs, Giò

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous card, lovely image and fab paper piecing. So pretty!
Thanks for joining in this week with Totally Gorjuss 123 challenge.
Hugs Sue x

Lin said...

Your flowers are so, so pretty and Tilda is beautifully coloured. Gorgeous card.

The post below about the country cottage, excellent tutorial. Sorry internet is dragging like a dead donkey today or I would have opened up the post and commented properly.

Lin xx

LeslieRahye said...

beautiful details! :)
Thank you for joining us on Delightful Challenges this week!

Lori said...

Love all your detail. Thanks for joining us at ABC DT.

Maggie's Crafts said...

Wow stunning!

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad in SWIRLS & PEARLS challenge! :)


Liz's creative corner said...

Wow this is lovely, great paper piecing and I agree a lovely Tilda to piece, love your sketch too and your gorgeous heart button, thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda, hugs Liz and Susie xx

MagsB said...

Carole, this is so pretty. I am in awe of your distressing - when I try, I make a total mess!! That Tilda is adorable, and your paper piecing is just gorgeous!

luv, Mags x

Shree's Blog said...

Oh Carole soooo delish. sweet this is, I adore it, lol xx

Teresa said...

She is just so adorable Carole you really know how to bring our little tildas to life, fabulous card!
hugs Teresa xx

Carol Salisbury said...

Hi Carole, I just popped over from ABC DT Challenge. I love your work. Your cards are gorgeous!