Saturday, May 16, 2009

Good Evening!

I have finally managed to make a challenge card for Magnolia-licious. The challenge is to make one of our Tilda's with wings, so she is a Butterfly.

I have to be honest and tell you this was a very hard challenge for me. An awful lot of the girls have had their card done for a while now and looking at them in all of their splendor really got to me. I had to make mine different somehow and it took me forever to decide what to do.

This afternoon I just had to GET TO IT. I hope I used an image that no one else has used. I chose to use 'Lucia' from the Winter 2008 Collection. She holds a candle 'in real life' LOL - I cut the candle out and placed a flower in her hand instead.

Card Stock: Stampin' Up ~ Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery
Design Paper: Imaginise: Oopsie Daisy
Velum: Light weight clear with white polka dots.
Copics - colouring
Ribbon: local hobby store ~ white with edge and pink satin
Punches : MS fancy lace and butterfly ( 3 )
Paint: LuminArte ~ Chiffon Pink, Ceramcoat white acrylic
Stickles : Star Dust
Stampin'Up Die : Beautiful Butterflies ( borrowed from a friend )
Flower bunch : Hobby store on the Mainland
Coluzzle Cutting System : Oval
Fiskars Scissors : Decal Edge
Mini glue dots and double sided tape

I cut paper and ribbon as usual and attached to DP and then to card stock. Die cut butterflies onto heavy paper and traced one set of wings onto light velum and painted velum with LuminArte - when it was dry I put a drop of Stickles on each polka dot. I cut the wings in half and attached them to Tilda's back after colouring her. They were attached with 3D tape. Tilda herself is attached to the card with more 3D tape. I shaped the butterfly wings by hand and also curled up the top and bottom portions by wrapping velum around my paint brush. Cut a flower off a stock and taped it into Tilda's hand. The white ribbon was put on the DP first and then the pink ribbon was attached afterwards.

The inside of the card was made with the same DP but I used both sides of it on the left hand side. Shaped the punched out butterflies and painted them with white acrylic paint. On the right hand side I cut the design paper 1/2 inch too large and used the MS border punch on one side so that when the card is closed you can see the lacy cut of the paper. I cut the green card stock with my Coluzzle Oval and then cut it again with my Fiskars Decal Edge Scissors. I made a bow with a large piece of the pink ribbon and attached it with mini glue dots.

Here are a few more pictures that I hope will show the shimmer and stickles on her wings:

Here is the inside of the card:

I hope you like this card.....Thank you so much for visiting my blog I love it when you leave comments :o)

I wish all of you a wonderful long weekend here in Canada.

Love Candy


Jacque said...

very very clever, Candy...she is just so pretty with those wings...great idea...Hugs..Jacque

Vivi Casale said...

Candy, your card is just adorable!
I love the way you did the wings and the flower!! awesome!
Vivi Casale

Lisa T said...

Very pretty. Great wings!

Sheri said...

Her wings are just... spectacular! I love it. I knw all to well how tough this one was , but you did it! great job Candy!!

Claudia said...

Candy, your Tilda is card is beautiful. Her wings are AWSOME!!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Love those wings, they are so neat!

Suzan L said...

Hi Candy, I love the Butterfly Tilda that you designed!! The wings are so beautiful. I love how you added the shimmer to the wings. Hugs, Suzan

Unknown said...

Isn't she sweet. Good luck.
Sharon L

Cami said...

This is absolutely beautiful and very clever of you to create those wings. From the outside to inside, it's just fab! This is an award-winning card! Hugs, Cami

Norma said...

Ooooooh, Candy, I love it. I love how you did your wings. That Tilda image is adorable. Great colouring job and the inside looks lovely too.
Hugz xx

Kerry D-C said...

This is gorgeous, Candy! Love the "sheer" look to the wings! And of course all the glimmer and shimmer!

Barb Hardeman said...

This is so adorable. What a clever girl you are making her wings seperate. The flower is fabulous. You did a great job...

Kim said...

Candy what a FABLOUS card hun! I so love it!!!! And that flower is beautiful!
Hugs~ Kim

Laurel said...

Darling card! Such pretty wings and Tilda. Hugs

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Cheryl said...

She is BEAUTIFUL!! Great card, love the inside too!

Unknown said...

Holy Moley! when you get down to really GET DOWN TO IT!
She's amazing and beautful!!!
I totally love everything about your card. THanks for sharing!

Christine Riley said...

Lovely card! I love the flower she's holding the wings. Gorgeous!
Hugs, Christine :)

Anonymous said...

Oh Candy I love your card! This is a prefect image for the wings. Beautiful job!