Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Just Magnolia challenge and distressing challenge

This is my card for the Just Magnolia challenge to use charms and I'm also going to enter it into the Tutorial challenge which is distressing...hope it is OK to combine the two challenges! It seems like ages since I've inked any Tildas and I just loved making this card so much. I have to say I am really pleased with it as the colours are a bit out of my comfort zone, I usually go for soft, muted colours. I just love these plum papers from the Basic Grey sugared collection though. I was even brave enough to colour Tilda's dress in colours to match LOL!


I have cut the front of the card into a scallop at the bottom, this picture shows what the card looks like when it is stood up.

A close up of Tilda, this is one of my faves, love her hair blowing in the wind! She is of course coloured with my copics and I have distressed the edges with tattered rose and stamped a grunge stamp also.

I have added a butterfly charm as per the challenge, you can just about make it out against the dark papers! The flowers were punched with a mixture of EK success flower punches and an Xcut one. The spacers and brads are from the Hobby House.

A close up of the scalloped edge, I have added gems to each scallop for some sparkle!

I have torn and distressed one side of the paper and added some of the inside pink paper underneath so it looks like you're seeing through to the inside. I love this torn look at the moment! I also added one of the dot butterflies from Magnolia, simply stamped onto the pink paper and covered in glitter glue.

The inside is quite plain, lots of space for a message. I have stamped my Stempelglede grunge stamp around the white card in tattered rose distress ink and added a few flowers.





Images: Tilda picking lilacs and dot butterfly from Magnolia coloured with copics

Papers: Basic Grey sugared collection

Flowers: EK success punches and X cut daisy punch

Brads and spacers: Hobby House

Ribbon and gems: from stash

15 comments:

gina g said...

This is such a pretty card and the colours are lovely. luv gina xx

Bente said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful coloring!!

cats whiskers said...

Oh Jane you ROCK dear this is a little stunner love it all
Hugs Jacqui x

Erin said...

Beautiful card Jane, love your colour combo! Beautifully coloured.
Erin x

eviledna said...

Oh WOW, now this one stopped me in my tracks. Your colouring is beautiful as is the background. And your choice of papers is spot on, oh and I like the scallop at the bottom, if fact I just like this card full stop :o)
Take care & keep smiling
Ann

Carolyn said...

Absolutely beautiful Jane. I'm going to try this one step by step. Thanks for giving us so much detail. Your card is stunning.

Mina said...

oh wow Jane this is just stunning...beautiful colouring and papers in fact everything...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Rach said...

this is a gorgeous card jane, fabulous colours, love the details that you have added. hugs rachxx

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
Wonderful card!
So love your gorgeous colours and your beautiful design and detail!
So happy that you have joined us at Just Magnolia!
hugs
kim x

Mina said...

Did you get the email I sent you Jane?
Mina xxx

Valems said...

Gorgeous card! I love the papers and the cute image. Great job with distressing. Fabulous flowers and ribbon.
Vanja

Tab said...

oooh fabulous card hun, just love the image, so sweet!
Hugs Tab xxx

Bev said...

Wow, such a gorgeous card sweetie!! Thanks so much for joining us this week x

Abby said...

Hi there, I just love your blog! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment on my blog. It means alot to me....Abby:)

Di said...

This is just beautiful Jane your colouring on Tilda is just fabulous!

Hugs DI xxxxx