Saturday, 15 May 2010

A card for the Just Magnolia Challenge - "For the Girls"

My card today has been created for this weeks Just Magnolia Challenge "For the Girls" and Ive used this new image of Tilda as a Ballerina then masked her to stamp the castle scene behind. I tried to colour the scene as a night scene and Im concerned that it might be a bit dark but hopefully it wont upset the balance to much. I coloured her with my copic pens, the cut her out with the large Blossom Nestabilitie die, cutting out the leg and sky first before slotting the die behind to allow me to cut them out. It was then mounted onto a dark pink mount cut with the same die. The sentiment was created on my computer and mounted with the same colour card.
The base card is a 7"x 7" white card and a first layer of pink card and one of three papers from the new Papermania Henbury Lane designs, a very pretty rose paper, the two mounts in the centre have been created by cutting the paper into 5" squares then using one of my MS all around punch sets, this one is a arched set, these were then layered up one on top of each other in a star shape, and a ribbon was then placed around the centre and attached to the back of the first layer.
The mounted image was then placed in the centre and my sentiment at the bottom on the right, Ive then created a flower with some of the left over papers and hung a charm from the pearl brad and spacer in the centre. I then stuck the flower on top of a arrangement of punched out leaves in the top left hand corner, and to finish of Ive popped some dark pink pearl gems in the other two corners.
I now want to let you know that Im going to be away for a few days so wont be visiting your blogs at least till Friday, and there wont be any more cards posted till at least then, so I hope you wont miss me to much. I also want to thank you all who have been so lovely this week with your comments in what is not the easiest time of the year for me, its helped tremedously and has allowed me to cope with it. Bless you all and Thank You for being such fabulous and sincere friends.


Poppy said...

lovely card,hope you have a lovely break, take care.

Melodie said...

Such a beautiful card, the image is so cute.

Crafty Chris said...

Lovely card Shirley, hope your having a nice weekend, the sun has just peeped out here hope it stays.
Christine x

Donna said...

Lovely card Shirley, lots of sparkle on it.....looks fab. Hope you enjoy your time away, we'll miss you and your cheery comments.
Donna xx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i love that you put her in front of the castle steps. she is just darling! and i love her tiara!

hope your being away is for fun and that you have tons of it!

Sadilla said...

hi dear
that's so wonderful!!! I love that stamp, I had it as presento from my little sister, but didn't use yet... Your card is so nice and sweet...

Sue said...

Hi Shirley
aww beautiful card, awesome colouring, luv the scene, have fabby time away hun, miss ya,sue,x

Janette said...

Fab card Shirley and I love the background,not to dark at all....hope you enjoy your break...could do with one of those myself...have fun.xxxx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Shirley,i love your image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Rosis Stöberseite said...

WOW Shirley, Deine Karte hast Du wunderschön gestaltet und das Motiv der Tilda so richtig in Szene gesetzt. Mit gefällt die Karte sehr gut.
Ganz lieben Gruß

Angela said...

So pretty, the background is fabulous!!!
hope you enjoy your break, with some nice sunshine too.
angela x

Tracey said...

This is a magical card Shirley - truly gorgeous - hope you have a lovely time away XXX

Anonymous said...

so nice card- love it

Viv said...

Enjoy your well deserved break Shirley. We'll miss your love ycards, but it's not for long eh.
This one is stunning. No, it's not too dark at all. It's just beautiful.
Hugs Viv xxx

Renee said...

Your card is every lil girls dream! just adorable love it. enjoy your time. Hugs and blessings.

craftycrafter said...

lovely card Shirley have a really nice time love Dorothy

Swaantje said...

Your card is a dream Shirley..
The stamp is cute..and the colours wonderful
Have a nice day.

Mandy said...

Hi Shirley,
A pretty card,love the colouring..Hope you enjoy your break...
Mandy xx

Vanessa said...

What a sweet princess card!

mi sello personal said...

Hi dear ,beautiful cards ,and fantastic colors ,i love this card......laura