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Sunday, 29 May 2011

Olive and Plum Gingerbread Tilda with Quilted Background

This card was based on a card I saw at a docrafts demo by Clare Bennett. A similar card of hers was also in the Creativity magazine, using the Liquorice and Sherbet papers.


This is one of my new Tilda images from Magnolia, the Gingerbread Tilda  - I really love her. I think she is supposed to be a Christmas image, but I think she works all year round. The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and coloured with Copic markers:
  • Hat/Hearts: RV11, RV19, RV34
  • Hair: YR23, YR24, Y13, Y15
  • Skin: E00, E21, E51, R20
  • Top: RV11, RV19, RV34, R20
  • Trousers: YG91, YG95
  • Shoes/Basket: E31, E33, E29
Highlights were added to Tilda's cheeks with a Papermania Snow White gel pen and the image was then matted onto cream and burgundy card.

Squares were cut from a variety of papers from the Papermania Simply Elegant paper pad, distressed along the edges with ColorBox Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk ink and arranged in a quilt pattern on a Kraft card blank. The image panel was then added to the centre of the card blank.


The 'Happy Birthday' sentiment, from the Papermania Clare Curd Sentiments stamp set was stamped using Adirondack Currant dye ink and matted onto the cream and burgundy cardstock, and adhered to the card below the image panel.

A cream paper flower, from Papermania Imaginisce, was coloured with a Copic marker (RV19) and the currant ink and layered up with a smaller cream flower and a Papermania plum pearl brad.

Here are the challenges that I am entering this card into:

43 comments:

SusanBluerobot said...

this is wonderful

The Mama Monkey said...

She certainly does work year-round! This is wonderful!!

Thanks so much for playing at Use It Tuesday!

Teresa said...

Kathleen your card is fabulous as usual, your colouring just keeps getting better,I didn't think it could, it's fantastic!
Teresa xx

Wendy said...

Hi Kathleen,This is gorgeous,lovely image and coloured so beautifully.
Wendy xx

Ann Craig said...

Beautiful colouring Kathleen, and the Tilda image is very cute. I particularly like your background - the patchwork effect is wonderful. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at jac-inks

Vicki Romaine said...

I love the background on this card. Thanks for joining "Color My World" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Brenda said...

Love what you did with your background papers. Very cool!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Guylou's!

Debbles Dabbles said...

Love the colours you have chosen...& you can't go wrong with that image! Thanks for joining us at Jac-inks.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining at TPS this week....

Hugs
Judith

Dodici said...

Gorgeous card!Great colouring and background!x

dj1952 said...

Your card is great!!! I love your colors, too. Thanks for joining us over at DDSB and we look forward to seeing you again. Hugs, dj

nessy said...

just gorgeous ~beautifully made ~love it!!
vanessa xx

carol said...

Hello Kathleen, lovely pretty card, fab image, thanks for playing along with our challenge at Craftycatz this week, play again soon, x carol

Heather said...

Lovely card, the colours are gorjuss, must dig out my simply elegant pad

Valerie said...

Beautifully coloured and love the BP. Thanks for joining us at CBGM
Val x

Sara I. said...

Awesome design and coloring. Love those papers! Thanks for joining us at Guylou's this week and good luck!!

Jan said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at CFAS, hope to see you again soon xx Jan DT member

Jan said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at CFAS, hope to see you again soon xx Jan DT member

sue said...

pretty tilda card,love the colours sue xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Kathleen. Thanks for playing along with us at TPS this week.
Kevin xx

Melanie C said...

Great card! I love the colors! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

Sue said...

Hi ya
a gorgeous card, lovely colour work great colour combo, pretty papers & design,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Vicky said...

Just so cute and gorgeous Kathleen!

thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck!

hugs Vicky xx

Elaine Stark said...

A cute card, lovely colours. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Samantha said...

Lovely card, Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week, hugs Samantha

Rachel B said...

Great coloring. I love the background. Thanks for joining use at Clear It Out.

Carole of Brum said...

Hi Kathleen, lovely when you come across a stamp that is special enough for Christmas but that will work all year round too, and she is adorable. love your card, the patchwork effect is great, and I think goes well with the Magnolia image style. Thanks for joining in with us at Dream Valley Challenges. CoB

Vicki said...

Hiya Kathleen, I often pop by but don't seem to have time to leave comments, slapped wrists, well I seem to do that with most blogs but from now on that's gonna change. I think your blog and your creations are wonderful, the tips you give are fab, plus I've just found tons of challenge blogs that I never new until coming on here tonight, so thanks for all that my luvly, oh good luck with Photobucket too. xx vicki xx

Gina L said...

The patchwork effect on this card is great. I love the colors and patterns. I also think she works great year round! Thanks for playing along at Guylou's Inimitability!

Michele said...

what a cute card! so glad you entered it in the "color my world" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

Curlybear said...

Wow this is so very pretty, fabulous design and the image is adorable and coloured so beautifully,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, for our Pink & Green Challenge

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)x

Splashbunny said...

Hi, thank you for sharing your gorgeous card at Papercrafting journey! I really like your dp.
Goodluck in the draw.
Zahreen
xxx

craftybunny said...

Such lovely colours and you've coloured Tilda beautifully.Thanks for joining us at DDSB and AiFactory :D
Lisa x

Shaz said...

Gorgeous card, and i love what you have done with the background. xx

Sarah said...

Hi Kathleen, what a lovely card. I wouldn't have known that Tilda was supposed to be a Christmas one. Your colouring is perfect and I love the patchwork effect. Thanks for joining us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

Valérie said...

such a cute card

thanks for joining us at sam this week

Karen said...

Gorgeous Kathleen, love the colours too, thanks for joining us at DDSB.
xx

Jessica said...

Fantastic idea!!! Jxx

jackid said...

Loving Tilda thanks for joining us at CBGM this time with a such a sweet card
Jacki xx

jackid said...

And thankyou for taking the time to join us PCJ with our challenge there too
Jacki xx

tiffany said...

fabulous card, the quilted background is so pretty!! Thanks for joining in the challenge at 2 Sisters! =)Tiffany

Gill McCall said...

Kathleen this is such a gorgeous card and so fitting for my challenge theme. Thanks for playing along and hope to see you again next time
Http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com

Julie said...

Fabby Tilda - gorgeous colour scheme!! Juliexx

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