Sunday, 10 January 2010

One Card for Two Challenges - Just Magnolia and Cute Card Thursday

Todays card has been created for two Challenges, Just Magnolia, "Pleating" and Cute Card Thursday, "New"  now Ive taken a bit of a liberty with this one but I think its still ok, as its a new stamp from the Magnolia Stamp Club, and a new method for me anyway, paper Pleating, mind you Im not sure whether its easier with paper than with material as I got in a right old state, but I hope you like the end result.
The main image is Tilda sitting and guess what she has high heels on, like many of you Im not sure Im really in favour of our Tilda growing up quite so fast, anyway Ive masked her and sat her on the stool with the piano behind her, then popped the candlestick on the lid. I then coloured her with my copic pens after which Ive used a pink inkpad to distress the edges and mounted her onto a piece of beige pearlescent card. The sentiment is one that I have in my stash and this was finished in the same way as my stamped image.
My base card is a 8"x 8" white card with a first layer of beige pearlescent card, and one of four papers that Ive used from the "Just a Note" nitwit downloads, this one has a load of notes and musical things over it,  for my second layer Ive used a check patterned paper and with one of my Martha Stewart border punched down both edges and stuck this on top of my base layer. The third layer is a piece of pink pearlescent card with the third of my papers a sentiment one this time, after which Ive used my sewing machine on it.
The fourth paper was scored and folded into pleats then I cut it into strips and stuck them onto a piece of double sided tape to keep them together while I trimmed up the bottom and stitched a line on my sewing machine to keep them in place. I then stuck this to the underneath of the third layer, over which Ive stuck a piece of check ribbon.
Ive then positioned my stamped mounted image in the centre with the sentiment across the bottom. To finish of Ive made up a bower of roses and babies breathe and stuck them to the left handside top corner.


Wishcraft said...

Lovely card. I'm not convinced about Tilda in heels either, but your card is still very cute! Love the colours. Lisa x

cats whiskers said...

Stunning card, love the image, papers and layout in fact just love it, and the paper pleating looks perfect to me sweetie
Hugs Jacqui x

Karen said...

Lovely work!! Super colours, love the way you have the oclours of the roses on Tilda's dress. Lovely card! xx

mueppi said...

Ohhhhhh Shirley
your card is so wonderful!!!
I love the papers and colours and that lovely image!
Have a great sunday!
Big hugs hun Gisela

Sue said...

wow hun a totally gorgeous card, luv your pleating, you have coloured her beautifully, scrummy creation hun, sue,x

dolcreations said...

I love this card for the challenges. Loving that paper so much. I am going to be on the hunt for that! I love how your focal point is Tilda in yellow and then you have the yellow flowers to pop it. Very nice touch. I with you on the Tilda image. when I got my kit I was a little disappointed. But your card is adorabe.

Janette said...

Hi Shirley,What a sweet card,aww,dosn't Tilda look grown

Melodie said...

Wow, Shirley, what a beautiful card. I like this little lady with her shoes.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Shirley this is so beautiful!
I love your fabulous scene so perfect and coloured to perfection!
Gorgeous detail!
kim x

Vanessa said...

I love that stamp! Very cute card!

Mrs Bs Blog said...

Ohh Shirley! the card looks wonderful. I love the colours you`ve used with this card and the pleating is fab. Hugs Val xxx

brenda said...

Oh she does look a very prim little miss Shirley, I love it. And the DP's all go together with the image so well.

Keep warm.

B x

Christine said...

Wow Shirley Tilda looks stunning soooo grown up..gorgeous colour combo & fab pleating lovely card.

Hugs Christine xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Shirley this is so impressive that beautiful image of Tilda, the musical papers, the paper pleating and those flowers....oh boy this is a treasure.

Lorraine x

Enfys said...

Just beautiful Shirley, although I am with you on seeing our little girl growning up!!
big hugs
En xx

Stephie said...

WOW! I like your card! Very Cute! Lovely!
Many Greetings from Germany

Avril Ann said...

Fabulous card Shirley, I love the image and the way you layer your papers, hope you are well in this awful weather....take care my dear friend. Hugs Avril xxxx

Kimmi said...

Beautiful card, and little Tilda is looking so cute! Fabulous papers :D


Kimmi x

Net said...

I like Tilda in her high heels! That's a lovely card and your pleating looks super.

Patricia St Martin said...

Shirley outstanding card. Those little girls are always so cute. She is so elegant sitting so pretty. lovley colors.

Donnas Den said...

Great card, Shirley. Beautiful colouring.

Donna xx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, love the flowers and colours.

Anonymous said...

what nice card and so great clours!!
Hug elma

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card, Shirley:O) Love the yummy papers, and Tilda is so cute.
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

Poppy said...

wow I think she looks lovely all grown up and in heels, you've made her look very elegant.

akkina van steen said...

Lovely card

Viv said...

Shirley, your card is out of this world. I love the colours and Tilda is coloured so beautifully.
Tilda and heels? Nah. Your paper pleating? Yeah! Ha Ha!
Love Viv xxx

Bev said...

Oh wow this is fabulous Shirley - love the soft pretty colours, so beautiful! I'm not keen on Tilda in heels either, in fact I can't bring myself to use mine lol. x

Sheila said...

Very pretty card Shirley, I love the soft pretty colours you've used on it and fabulous pleating too.
Thanks for joining us this week on Just Magnolia.
Sheila xx

Mummylade said...

Great card. Love the backing paper. Thank you for joining the STFW challenge this time and good luck!