Monday, June 27, 2011

Tilda is playing outside!

Hi Maggie Friends :o)

Two weeks sure go by fast!

Please take a look at the Design Teams work on the blog,
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enter our Challenge!

Paola, this months DT Member, has given us
this picture:


 I saw the light wood dresser and white basket
as well as flowers and stripes.

So that was what I intended to portray LOL

I have never had as much trouble making a
card as I had this time!
No matter what I did, it turned out wrong
and had to be redone :o(
I finally just had to go with this result...........

My card:

I have learned a valuable lesson when paper piecing.
Next time I will use my Prismacolor Pencils
to shade with. You can see that the
Copics did NOT work on Designer Paper!
I thought I could use them sparingly to just
make my shading - but they went horribly dark and ugly :o(

My intention was to paper piece Tilda's clothes
with what I thought was the perfect light brown with pink dots,
Design Paper from SU.
As you can see my card base is white as are the
background pieces behind the floral paper.
I have lost all feeling of the white by distressing
all of it with 'Pretty in Pink' ink from SU :o(

I have used papers from NitWits - called 'Bumbleberry Too'.
I thought the pink flowers and matching striped paper
were a great choice.
By trying to decorate my card
more than I usually do you can hardly see
the paper or my very pretty lace!
 I also know that I will have to use much wider
lace next time!!

My card isn't what I wanted it to be at all,
but I sure learned a lot from it LOL

Here are some close-up pictures for you:


Doohickey Swirl Die:

Hand made flowers:

'Rocking Tilda' # 270 from the
Sweet Rainbow Collection.
Card stock: Whisper White - SU
Dazzling Diamonds - SU
Pearls and flower lace - stash
Crystal Lacquer
Misc. Leaf punch


I sure hope my next card will be much better!
Thanks for looking :o)


Face: E21, E00, E000
Cheeks: R20
Hair ribbons, neck, sleeves and lace of outfit:
R85, R83, R81
Hula Hoop and runners: BG07, BG05, BG01, BG000
Rest of runners: C5,C3, C1
Hair: E53, E51, E50, E42.


Chrissy said...

Well it looks pretty fine to me, love her paper pieced outfit, and the swirl is gorgeous, great papers, lovely card.

paola said...

What a fab card my sweet friend, i absolutely love the paper piecing, i know from your post that you werent all that happy with the shadows, but i think it came out great. As for those beautiful flowers, a perfect touch to a great ensemble.
Hope you are doing well, lots a luv

cabio's craft corner said...

That's a pretty paper piecing outfit Tilda is wearing. Love the softness of the color scheme on this card Candy. Beautiful design!!

Pat said...

Oh Candy...I certainly don't see the flaws in your card that you see. In fact, hon, I really thought the darker shadows on Tilda's darling little outfit were perfect. (I didn't even add shadows to mine!!) I love your DPs and those flowers are perfect! Gorgeous flourish and the little flower trim and pearl embellies are just perfect. Great interpretation of Paola's photo...oh...I forgot to say how gorgeous your copic coloring is. I need to make note of the hair colors...I really love how it turned out!! Huggies...Pat

Maria said...

I think your card is fabulous Candy! I think you're being too hard on yourself b/c I like the darker shading you added on Tilda's jumper. Those flowers are sooooo lush ~ yummy. Love the swirl you've added as well. I haven't used this Tilda yet but you sure have inspired me to ink her up. Hugs, Maria

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card, Candy. Love the rolled flowers you made. hugs, Angela

Sheri said...

OMG she is adorable! Love her paper pieced outfit!

Suzi Mac said...

This is utterly adorable, I love the paper piecing, flowers, swirls and your design. A gorgeous card.
Suzi x

Karen said...

Great card Candy! I never think of shadowing when I paper piece, thanks for the tip! : )

Rhonda Miller said...

I just love your card.

Rene said...

Love love love LOVE her dress!!!! This is just too sweet Candy!
Rene :D

Christina C. said...

Your card is your coloring of this sweet Tilda and the design and details are phenomenal!

Leslie Anne Avila said...

I think the shading looks fine. Don't be too had on yourself, Candy. Your card is fabulous as always!

Anonymous said...

Very sweet card, I love Tilda's outfit and your flowers are just gorgeous!
Hugs Julie P

Barb Hardeman said...

Well it may not have turned out the way you pictured it, but you brought together some wonderful elements in pairing the hand made flowers with the designer papers you used. We all have times when we struggle with our design elements - what looked good together before it was assembled some times just totally misses what our intentions were. Over all I love your card...I love the chocolate browns with the soft pinks and I love the paper piecing on Tilda's outfit. Don't be too hard on yourself...Everyone else loves your take on the inspiration piece as I do!!!!!
Big Texas Hugs,

Creations by Shirl said...

such a preety tilda - she's alway be my favorite... Luv all the detailing you did with this card..
this card rocks....

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Candy. Love it.

Unknown said...

Wow super card!!!! Love the dress!!! Love the image too!!! Fabulous work!!!!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Well I think we are our toughest critics, Candy! Cuz I think your Tilda card is darling! You did a great job on matter how you're feeling about it. Looks wonderful!
Love your handmade flowers too. Very pretty.
Huggies ~

Norma said...

Candy, you don’t like your shadings? And here I thought you did a terrific job with those folds. Maybe you’re like me, I am my own worst critic…LOL. I think you did a wonderful job in colouring this fun-loving Tilda and your paper piecing. Luv luv luv your hand-made flowers—they are gorgeous. I have never tried making this type before. TSF.

Judy K. said...

Candy your card is adorable! We are our own worst crtics. LOVE those flowers!!!
Judy K.

Silvie Z said...

Beautiful card, Candy! You are too hard on you!!! I don't think the shading on Tilda's outfit is horrible - I like it! Love the background behind Tilda - the clouds look awesome! And your rolled flowers are gorgeous!

Sharon said...

Candy, I really don't know why you weren't happy with the shadows. I think your card is absolutely FABULOUS in every way. You're far too hard on yourself. Wow, those hand made flowers are sensational - is there a tutorial out there, if so can you send me the link please. Wonderful job honey, hugs Sharon x

Elle said...

Your card is just right. Sweet!

Cami said...

Oh Candy, don't be so hard on yourself. I think your card turned out beautifully and I really like her paper pieced outfit. The DPs are pretty and so is the flower lace trim. It's beautiful!
Hugs, Cami

Sandy said...

Oh Candy - this is just as sweet as it can be. You color so beautifully and I love the background papers. Very nice card -- really quite pretty!
Love you loads!

AnnasArt said...

I love your card!

Hugs, Ingrid

Linda Palmer said...

It looks beautiful to me! Great job on a wonderful card.

Eulanda said...

Oooooh I just absolutely LOVE those flowers!! I have been putting off buying the die for them but not so sure why. Your paper piercing looks great even with the "lesson learned" Copic trial. LOL!! OH I like how you did your clouds up too. I'm finally catching up on a few blogs tonight. YAY!! Hugs!