Wednesday, June 22, 2011

On a Summer Day...

I worked on a fun card today.  I still do not have any of the Magnolia stamps but was able to use one of April’s to stamp this little sweetie a couple of times on different decorative cardstock so I could make this.  I had the image already stamped on white cardstock and cut it out with a Spellbinder die.  I used chalks to give the face, arms, and legs a little flesh color and the flower stems some green.  Everything else is colored by using paper piecing.  It took a bit to cut out all of the little pieces but I love the way it came out.  I am sure you can tell I was stuck with the phone camera tonight, but I promise to come back with a better picture as soon as the daughter returns from the beach with the camera.

The image has a little chalk sponged onto the edges and then I layered it with foam tape on top of another die, cut out of the blue and white plaid.  I used the same cardstock from the paper piecing to create the colored rectangles in the background and layered them on the blue and white plaid cut out with a Nellie Snellen dies.  I used a little of the yellow and a Martha Stewart border punch to create the little floral border on the bottom.  The sentiment is stamped in denim ink on a die cut piece of the yellow.  I added a piece of acetate die cut with the same die, added yellow ink to the edges, and layered it over the top to give it a glossy, sunny look.  The shine did not show up in the picture.

For final touches I added three little buttons - two by the sentiment and one on top of the bow at the bottom.  The ribbon and bow is some of the seam binding we colored yesterday.  I have to say that this piece is probably the most boring color I did but it matched perfect.  

Here is a picture of some of the beautiful colors we created.  You can see one of April’s on her card here and some of Bonnie’s on her tag here.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Delightful Challenges – Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #101 – Acetate/Transparency
Stamp Challenges - Something with Pretty Papers
Corrosive Challenge #121 – Ribbon and Bows
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #59 – “Summery or Sparkly” (plus a sentiment)


Sandra said...

Another of your gorgeous creations love her she is coloured so well...........:) Sandra H

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous, you have chose fab papers to do your piecing with!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion & Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is just darling. I love how you paper pieced the dress on this sweet Tilda. The buttons adorable and perfect for the challenge. Thank you so much for playing with Speedy's Friends. It is a pleasure to visit and see your awesome work. Hope you can play again with us next week.

Sue said...

Hi ya
a fabulous card, great paper piecing, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Marlene said...

Lovely Card! Thanks for playing with us at Sentimental Sundays!

DT Member

Shirley said...

Your Tilda is just so pretty and so is your ribbon! It's wonderful you can get together to do that!!!

Anne Kristine said...

Your card is sooo cute!
Lovely colours!
Thank you for joining us at MDUC this week.
Hugs Anne Kristine

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh, this is such a sweet and cute card!!! I just love it!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Eulanda said...

This is so super cute and I love the summery feel. Great job on the paper piercing and although it was a lot of work it was worth it!! Also the acetate piece is a perfect piece!! Thanks for joining us this week at MDUC! Hugs!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow, we've really struck a chord with our button challenge this week! THanks for playing with Speedy's Friends again, Marie. Love that hand-dyed seam binding; such pretty colors you made.

Faye said...

Tilda's dress looks great paper pieced with the gingham. Fab card. Thanks so much for playing at Sketch Saturday this week and Good Luck! x

April said...

Your card turned out really sweet. I love the color combination. Great job, pal!

Hugs, April

Tinemor said...

Very cute card!! Nice detail with the dress in designer paper..

Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

Hugs Tine