Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Happy Birthday!

Today is my husband's birthday! This is the card I've made for him. As soon as I saw this gorgeous Tilda in my winter kit I wanted to colour her like one of those black and white photos where they choose part of the photo to add colour to. I'm really pleased how she turned out! I have used papers by Magnolia and sewn and distressed the edges.

I coloured Tilda Sending Love Letters , #282 with copics and I've inked around the image mat with black soot distress ink. She is available for preorder from Magnolia-Licious with 17% off!!
The sentiment is from Magnolia too and was embossed with sea foam embossing powder. I wrapped some chipboard hearts with Tim Holtz tissue tape. The button is from my stash and the gorgeous button twine is from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.

The gorgeous plaster corner piece is from Panduro Hobby.

This chipboard heart was first painted with pickett fence crackle paint and then I placed it face down onto some gold leaf before the crackle paint was dry to get a patchy covering of gold leaf. I then coated over the top with rock candy crackle paint and then finally painted over some of the gold with white acrylic paint - love how it turned out!
I decorated the inside of the card with the leftover strip of Magnolia paper, another heart and a flower punched with a Martha Stewart hydrangea punch.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x


Dot said...

Beautiful, Jane. A lovely image and fab colouring.
Have a great Birthday celebration.
hugs Dorte

Sharon said...

Love this new image and your card Jane! The colouring is so effective... it really looks great :)

Sharon x

Claudia said...

Beautiful card!!I love the colour!!
Merry Christmas

sara said...

omgosh jane i love this so much tilda looks amazing coloured like that and that little heart with the gold leaf is stunning i love making embellies like this just never seem to find the time stunning stunning card
hugs sara x x x

hauiline said...

Hi Jane,

a wonderful card you created. Love the colors and just everthing.


yvon said...

First of all, congratulations on your hubby's birthday. You made a fantastic card. Love the way you colord Tilda, it's beautiful.
Have a fab day.
Hugs, Yvon

ellabella said...

I love, love, LOVE this card! You simply ROCK! All of your cards have my jaw on the floor!

Christina C. said...

WOW....Jane, what an incredibly gorgeous card!!!! Love, love the mono coloring and you showcased her magnificently.....such luscious details! A truly exceptional creation!!!!
Merry Christmas and a very happy, healthy New Year!

Hanneke said...

Congratulations on your husband's birthday! Wow, this is gorgeous! Love your coloring andsuch a great idea to only use color on the flower and heart of the image. Hugs, Hanneke

Debbie Dolphin said...

Oh Jane I LOVE it. it s gorgeous.
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas xxx
Big Hugs
Debbie xxx

Ankie vd Polder said...

Great card. Lovely way you coloured your card in black. Gorgeous. Hugs, Ankie

Martinas Welt said...

Oh my totally gorgeous is this card! Your idea with the old vinatge photo with a few colours is perfect for that image!! It looks stunning! And your colouration is out of this world!! I love this card!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the combination of the black and white with the pop of pretty!

Merry Christmas,


kelly said...

Jane,i`m sure Hubby will love it.
I really love the colouring and will defo have to give it a try and hope it turns out like yours,it`s beautiful.
Have a wonderful christmas with your family and thanks for all your inspirational cards and projects you do.

hellerlittle said...

Love this new image and your card Jane! The colouring is so effective... it really looks great :)

merry x-mas