Friday, 2 July 2010

Just Magnolia - special monthly challenge - Criss cross cards

Woohoo! It is time for another special monthly challenge at Just Magnolia and this time we'd like to see you make a criss cross card. If you're not sure how to make one check out this tutorial! At long last I have used the Tilda with Apple stamp (aka Snow White LOL) from the spring set. I can't tell you how many times I have gone to use this image, coloured it all up in the Walt Disney Snow White colours and hated it. I just couldn't seem to get the blue and red to look OK to me as they're not really my colours! After a little internet browse I came across an original poster for the film from 1937 I think it was and on that her dress was red and yellow - yippee for me!! Therefore, she is coloured in these colours and I have tried to make the card look like an old fairytale book.

I've coloured her with copics and added some stickles to the white trims of her dress.

My image is attached to a band of cardstock that slides off so that the card can be opened. I have attached the flowers to the band and the image so that they slide away with it. The flower with the brad is one I've made up using lots of small paper flowers from my stash.

I have added some lace to the band and an apple brad from the Hobby House attached with a brad and jute string.

The card opens to reveal Longing Tilda, again coloured with copics. All the papers are from MME Bella Bella paper stack except the book page paper which is from Magnolia.

Tilda is leaning on a Hero Arts sentiment that was in a DT parcel from the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp. It is stamped with frayed burlap distress ink.

I've stamped the edges of the paper on the pull out message card with a Stempelglede grunge stamp using fired brick distress ink. I stamped Longing Tilda in frayed burlap on the book page. The pull tab was created with a fancy tag folded in half and some brads and spacers.

Hope you like it and can join us this week at Just Magnolia! Pop and have a look at the rest of my amazing teamies' creations, they're truly stunning! Thanks for looking! x


Dragonlady said...

Stunning creation hun

Hugs Ali x

Anonymous said...

Really gorgeous !!! Love colors and design so much !!!
Mag :)

Lilian said...

STUNNING work Jane!

Anonymous said...

Oh Jane your card is has a vintage feel....and your coloring is fabulous!

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

this is so gorgeous. I love all the pretty details you have added. The design is just so striking! Love all the distressed and stamped edges!
Hugs Judy xx

Andrea said...

I think this might just be my favourite from all the crafty things you have posted. It is beyond classy, I adore the dark hair you have done inside the card, so much to it xx

mustavcoffee said...

Beautiful creation, I love that you've decorated all of the surfaces, brilliant,xx

Jane said...

Haven't commented for ages Jane...just wanted to say lovely cards!!!!!!! xxxx

Kim Piggott said...

So very beautiful Jane!
Stunning creation!
kim x

Sue said...

Stunning card, love the colours and the design.

Sue xx

Georgia said...

This is such a beautiful card Jane! I love those gorgeous flowers and the adorable Tilda image, your colouring is fabulous! Have a nice weekend! :) Love, Georgia xx

Debbie Pamment said...

Just GORGEOUS!!!!!!

Stampin Mindy said...

This card is AMAZING Jane, I love the stamps you used and you colored them so beautifully! Gorgeous details and I just love the way it opens!! Hugs!

Jodie from Oz said...

Jane, wow this is amazing, love the colours and the combo of images, so much work but so worth it. hugs Jodie from Oz

Anonymous said...

Hi Jane
first of all, sorry I have been AWOL for a while (I have been babysitting in France). Your creation fairytale book/card is stunning, colours are fantastic, your choice of papers are fabulous.
Sandra (craftynan)

jules said...

wow stunning!

Patricia said...

Totally stunning!!!!