Sunday, 21 November 2010

Lady Tilda

 Hi, ladies!

    I was thinking whether or not to consider entering the challenge at Magnolia-Licious, first because I'm over my head with Christmas cards these days and secondly because pink and yellow are not exacly my favourite color combo. Still, I've seen some wonderful creations back there and since it is the first challenge at Magnolia-licious I couldn't resist the temptation.
    So I come up with this girlie piece of card which in my opinion pairs better with the pinkish-yellow idea than a Christmas card.
    The wonderful stamped image is Lady Tilda from Magnolia Fairytale Collection. The papers are Marianne Design - Eline's Pretty Paper Bloc - In The Meadow and the cardstock is from my local store. I also used Marianne design swirl and poinsettia (for the leaves) die-cuts, Martha Stewart doily lace and McGill pine branch punches.
    I spent about an hour to make the roses after watching lots of tutorials here and there- sorry I don't have the links for that, but I'm sure you can find them easily. Anyhow, I made a mixture of them all and used scalloped circle nestabilities- the smallest ones- and cut about 8-10 for each rose (I used coffee filter for some and mulberry paper for the larger ones), then distressed the pieces and crumpled each layer before assembling the flower. Eventually I used common watercolors for shading and glitter.
    Linda is colored with copics. I only have two yellow copics, and which is more, I don t even use theme very frequently lol ; still I managed to make Tilda look quite beautiful (luckily, she's beautiful anyway). So, I used E50, E51 and R20 for the face, Y11, YR21, Ivory Promarker and a tint of Y15 for the dress, same for the hair with an additional E33 and E51and RV13,BV00 and R20 (what a combo lol) for the rose.
    Lace, and other embellishments are from my stash. The sentiment is a freebie from Raindrop Echo Designs.
 I threw glitter and sparkles here and there and... voila.

    I can tell you the card is prettier than in the picture :) with sparkles and colors. There are two foam-padded layers of scalloped ovals nestabilities behind Tilda which are not very clear in the picture.
    As for the challenges I'm entering today, here they are:
          Magnolia-Licious - Pink and Yellow
          7 Kids College Fund - Give Thanks
          Creative Card Crew - Give Thanks

     Thank you all ladies for visiting my blog and for your lovely words!
     Happy crafting,

     hugs, iulia


Elaine said...

Beautiful card iulia.
I'm not really a pink/yellow fan myself but you've made such a beautiful card with these colours.
Your handmade flowers are fab!

Love Elaine xx

Card Crazy said...

Such a lovely, elegant card. Good luck on the challenge.
Sue S.

Rene said...

Very pretty! She looks divine...funny that I've never thought to color her in yellow because it looks beautiful! Good luck with the challenge :D

Barbara (Jamie) Gudermuth said...

Such a beautiful card! I find that when you don't like the color combo (such as yellow and pink), it forces you to be creative in other ways! You've proved it with this lovely creation!


Candy said...

Hi Iulia,
WOW what a stunningly beautiful card!!!
Tilda is coloured beautifully!
Your roses are magnificent. Love your die cuts and Design Paper.
Your tassels are a great touch, your stitching is perfect and your punch work so pretty!
I'd say you 'rocked' this challenge :o)
Thank you for joining us at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.
Hugs, Candy

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh this is just lovely Iulia! The pink and yellow are perfectly balanced! I love the little tassles you have hanging down from your flowers. Very pretty card...

LindaC said...

What a pretty Tilda...she's such a princess! Thanks for joining in the challenge. We hope to see you again! Linda C-DT

Card Crazy said...

Beautiful Tilda. Love the tassels on the flowers!
Sue S.

Christina C. said...

You did a magnificent job on this card. It is absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful details and you colored this lady to perfection. Wonderful!!!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

I don't know what happened because I left a comment on this card already. I remember mentioning those wonderful tassels! Well perhaps the comment is drifting amlessly around in cyber space. Still, I think your card is beautiful!

Beth said...

Very pretty card, Iulia! That's not my favorite color combination either, but you made it look fantastic together! Great job!


KayBeScraps said...

so beautiful card.. love the colors.. ♥
Hugs, Katrin

Anonymous said...

Really sweet card. The flowers are just lovely and your design is wonderful! Your coloring is beautiful!

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Iulia!
Your card is gorgeous. You have done a wonderful job making your flowers. I love handmade flowers.
Yourcoloring is great. Love her hair. Lovely layout.
Hugs Maz

LindaC said...

This is a pretty card. Tilda is such a princess. Thanks for playing along with Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. Linda C-DT

Claire Langan said...

Love it, love it!

Judy K. said...

Your card is beautiful Julia! I just love the coloring and all the embellishments.
Judy K.

Unknown said...

Hi Iulia...what a beautiful card!! I'm so glad you decided to join in the fun!! I and yellow aren't always colors I think go together...but you've definitely proven that they can!! I love this Lady Tilda...she's so sweet...and she makes a perfect Thank You card!! Thanks soooo much for playing with us in our very first challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog!! Pat Frank

Cami said...

Very pretty card! Glad you entered this in the Magnolia-licious first color challenge! Hugs, Cami

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful card! Love your pretty coloring of Tilda. The flowers look gorgeous - love those tassels! Thanks for joining us at the Magnolia-licious challenge blog. hugs, Angela

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Stunning card! Love that you've joined in on the Challenge! Keep them coming. Did you make those flowers? Love them.

Blessings to you~
Leslie Avila

Maria said...

Lulia, Lady TIlda is stunning! Love the papers and your beautiful embellishments with the layered borders are just the perfect backdrop to showcase her. So happy you played along with us at the new Magnolia-licious challenge blog and I look forward to seeing more of your creations. Hugs, Maria

Pen to Paper said...

Wow Iulia, this is so beautiful! I love the colors you've used but mostly I love Lady Tilda. I want to buy her from Diana but she's always out of stock! You're so lucky to have her!



cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous Tilda card with lovely embellishments. Thanks so much for joining us along at Magnolia-licious Color Challenge. Hope to see you again for the next ones :o)

Sandy said...

Beautiful, beautiful card! Congratulations on such nice art!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Iulia!Wow, coming over to visit you made me discover you are from Romania, miracles of internet, travelling so far, so fast withouth a passport! Your Lady Tilda is wonderful! If you say that this pink & yellow combination is not your favorite, I can tell you that going out of your comfort zone doesn't keep you from creating someting beautiful! Your sewing adds such a delicate touch to your card, and the tassels are wonderful. Gorgeous work.

Danielle Champagne said...

OH! I forgot something: Keep up the good work with your blog, your are doing well. I will come and visit!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh what a totally gorgeous card!
So very pretty!
kim x

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