Thursday 12 November 2009

Two for Tilda!

Now before you all start shouting at me, I know I'm getting a bit above myself posting twice in one day, but unless I wanted to miss out on yet another challenge I had no choice, honestly!
This card is for TWO Magnolia challenges (and one of them ends tonight) the first is Just Magnolia's theme of 'distressing' and the other is the monthly Magnolia-licious Highlites which is a sketch. I had to turn it sideways in order to get my image on, so I hope it still counts!
This card was certainly a challenge for me, I've decided I'm not cut out for distressing my beautiful papers, it was so hard to scrub at them with an emery board and smear them with distress inks. I do like the shabby chic look but I don't think I'll be using it too often!

Card Details:
* Image - Magnolia 'Kitchen Tilda'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers and Prisma pencils with Sansador
* Papers - Unknown as part of birthday prezzie from Rica
* Punch - Martha Stewart 'Valentine Hearts'
* Corner Punch - EK Success 'Photo Corners'
* Corner stamp - Design Objectives 'Art Deco Corners'
* Everything else from my stash

I decided to try out a new technique for colouring on this card. I still used my beloved Promarkers but then shaded and blended with some Prisma pencils and Sansador following THIS tutorial and I'm really pleased with the end result.
The original plan was to keep the colour palette very neutral, but once I'd made the card I thought it needed 'something' (I'm becoming such a Diva lol) so added some gold Cosmic Twinkles to the corners and to my beautiful new MS heart punch (you'll be seeing a lot more of this, trust me!)
I've just realised that I seem to be hooked on 'vintage cutie' style cards at the moment, so I'll try to come up with something different for next time....promise!


Sheila - Ginger said...

Woe Chrissie you put me to shame! Lol! 2 beautiful cards in one day!Love the colouring and she's so cute,

Love Sheila xx

Beryl K said...

Fabulous card Chrissie, I can't do distressing at all, mine ends up a complete mess
Beryl x

Beryl said...

You can carry on with this 'vintage theme' for as long as you like as far as I'm concerned cos you're brilliant at it and I love seeing them. Lovely card Chrissie.
Beryl xx

Annie said...

Fabulous Chrissie and I saw you getting an award too this morning - well done you. It was for that gorgeous Mo card you did so no surprise that it won.
Have a good weekend.

Ann xxx

Anonymous said...

You do vintage cute so brilliantly Chrissie, that I for one don't care how hooked you are on it! This is another stunner - and congratulations too!! I've just seen that you made top 5 on stamp somethings this week :-)

Ann x

Julia Dunnit said...

It's nice to know I'm not alone with the clooywobb;es over shabbying up my papers! Great card.

Allison Rankin said...

Love the tea stained look of this creation...beautiful work!

Jill said...

ooh Chrissie it's gorgeous hun, I love the vintage look hugs Jill xx

Jane's Blogs said...

Loving the sepia tones.

Jane xx

cats whiskers said...

This is just so perfect Chrissie hun love it all especially that colour scheme
Hugs Jacqui x

Jessica G. said...

Sweet little Tilda and the distressing is perfect for the vintage feel of this card! The cream colors remind me of a sepia photograph -- beautiful!