Sunday, 7 June 2009

Stampin for the Weekend Challenge

I was challenged to make a card for the new Card Challenge by Donna, whos the one who started the whole thing of, I hadnt decided to take part in it, but I think I probably owe Donna something for all the beautiful cds shes created and that I have been using regularly. So Donna this is for you.

The image Ive chosen to use is a Tilda one, and because shes holding a thisle I thought that it was appropriate flower to colour purple that this challenge was asking for, its a purple and yellow challenge. Ive stamped the image onto white card and coloured it with my Copic Pens, I seem to be getting better each time I use them, or perhaps I should say Im begining to feel more at home with them. Ive then punched it out with one of my Nestabilitie Label dies and used a piece of mauve pearlescent card, then cut out another one to rotate and use as a mount. At the same time Ive used one of the Magnolia greeting stamps and also used the smaller die to punch this out and mount it.

The base card is the 8"x 8" card onto which I have layered up a piece of patterned paper from one of Donna's Bearly Mine Extreme Design Cds and a piece of mauve pearlescent card, the second layer is a piece of yellow pearlescent card with a yellow design, round which I have stuck two ribbons, a wide Organza one with a narrow silk spotted one. This has then been stuck on the base card to the left hand side, the last mount is another piece of the mauve card with a further patterned piece of paper and stuck nearer the bottom of the card.

On top of this I have stuck my stamped image and greeting, then created a flower with some silk flowers from my crafty stash and with some punched out leaves arranged it on the card at the top left hand corner, I also hung a little girl charm from it. I have then punched out some flourishes and arranged them in two of the corners then stuck some yellow pearls in and around them, and the last thing Ive done is make up a smaller flower and stick this to the bottom on the left.


Debbie said...

A really pretty card Shirley, the Tilda image is gorgeous and I love the pretty papers and flower details. Debbie x

Nicola said...

Wow you sure can use those copics Shirley and I love this Tilda and your super sentiment - great use of the nesties! Your layout is beautiful and papers delish and your floral display and little charm are so pretty.
Thank you for joining us in our first challenge at "Stampin´for the Weekend" and we hope you will play along with us on a weekly basis. Good Luck.
Nicola -x-

Poppy said...

gorgeous card Shirley, love the image.

POPPET said...

The image fits so perfect with this colour combo, your card is gorgeous right down to the papers, the charm is perfect too, thanks for joining us on our first challenge at SFTW good luck, hugs pops x

Donna said...

Wow Shirley what can I say, the whole card is gorgeous, you've really gone to town on this one, love the choice of papers, and a great choice of Tilda image, colored perfectly with the copics, you've really got the hang of them.. Your flower arrangement is stunning, and the wee charm is a perfect added touch. I love how you've added swirls in the corners.
Thank you so much for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a great weekend.and I will get round to putting that lovely award on my blog today...promise.
Donna xx

scrapperjulia said...

This is really pretty. Love all the little details. I love the image of her holding a thistle and how you colored it.

Anonymous said...

a really pretty card Shirley, love the flower detail that you have added , your colouring with the copics is brilliant. hugs rachxx

crafty amy said...

Wow Shirley,
I am glad Donna got you to take part I love this Tilda image and your colouring is brilliant I don't have any copics yet and they are kinda scary lol. Your layout is great and I like tat you have added all those pearls they give the whole card a sparkle.

Thank you for joining us at stampin for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

Jennifer said...

Hi Shirley,
This is such a beautiful card. I love the papers and your image is coloured perfectly. The branches behind the flowers are so effective.
I'm so glad you decided to join in on our first challenge at SFTW, I hope to see you again.
Jen x

Carole said...

Absolutely adorable Shirley, wonderful colour and accents. Love this cute Tilda so much!
Have a great Sunday.
Carole :-)

Tab said...

Ooooh gorgeous card Shirley, love the sweet image and colours you have used! Fab papers too and your copic colouring is awesome!
Hugs Tab xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Shirley wow this is amazing those colours are truly beautiful your layout is perfect and you have used Tilda she is looking gorgeous.

Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful card, Shirley!
The Tilda image is so cute you coloured it beautifuly. The papers are gorgeous and I love the flowers you added, especially the one with all those branches/leaves and a cute little charm which gives a nice touch to everything. :)

Thank you so much for joining us in our first challenge at SFTW and good luck!
We hope you'll play along with us in our next challenge, too.

Have a great day :)

Janet said...

Another lovely piece of work Shirley and your copic colouring is just brill!X

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is so gorgeous!
I love your sweet image and your paper is so pretty!
Fabulous detail love your flowers and charm!
kim x

Sue said...

Hi Shirley
gorgeous card hun, fabby colouring, scrummy papers, sue.x

Vicki said...

Hiya Shirley

This is such a beautiful card and perfect for our first challenge over at SFTW. I love this lil Tilda and you have coloured her in fabby with your Copics. A lovely choice of papers and the embellishments set your card off a treat, the flowers and branches with the lil charm are gorgeous. Thank you so much for taking part in our first challenge and we would love it if you could join in as often as possible. Good luck xx vicki xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Shirley,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

CraftyC said...

Your card is gorgeous Shirley and it is so nice of you to join in with the challenge. Coloured beautifully and a great sentiment. Thanks for taking part in the 1st SFTW challenge and I haven't forgot the lovely reward you gave me Shirley, just not been around much these last few days as were either house hunting or sorting our place. just done 8hr non stop of cleaning and tidying and really needed a sit down

Bev said...

Oh wow! This is really fabulous sweetie - such gorgeous colours and details! x

topcat said...

this is so pretty love the colour you have used tracyxx

Ida / Little said...

Hi Shirley, what a fab card you have made, with so much yummy stash :) And your image is so sweet. Thanks for joining us at SFTW, hope to see you again :)

Hugs Ida