Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Girls, Swirls & Pearls

This card is not my usual type of card, but i thought I'd have a go at using some of my 3d flowers. I usually only use flat paper flowers and have been a bit worried about using anything different.

I coloured the gorgeous little Tilda with pro markers, and im very pleased with how she turned out. I think i'm finally getting to grips with shading and stuff.
I covered a square card with checked paper from my stash and added faux stitching round the outside. Tilda is standing in front of a piece of brown card with a musicscore all over it that i rescued from a christmas card before it was thrown away. I used a punch with swirls and flowers to go all around the outside of the piece of card.
I then drew 2 big swirls freehand onto some beige paper,cut them out and stuck onto the card meeting in the top corner and added little beige pearls to the ends of the swirls.
Now the flowers are some ive had for years and some i picked up from a little art shop in London when i was there the other week. I used 3 big red & pale yellow flowers, 1 off white rosebud,3 tiny pale yellow rosebuds and 2 dark orange/brown rosebuds. i stuck them all down with tacky glue. i also added 3 of the little swirls that came from the card when i used the punch, and turned them over so the white side is showing.
The sentiment is using those little £shop alphabet stamps again and i tore the edges of a piece of white card, coloured it with ivory pro marker and edged with satin pro marker.
I used dark red ink pad and decorated the tag with some more of the pieces from the stamp off cuts and a couple of flat backed beige pearls.
I am really quite happy with this card as its always nice to try something new.

Kate xxx

I would like to enter it into the following challenges:


  1. fab card, love this tilda with amarilys, so beautifuly coloured!
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
    céline SSC DT

  2. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at Incy Wincy Designs with our flower challenge! Good Luck xx

  3. What a delightfully sweet Tilda creation! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

  4. Lovely paper and your flowers and Tilda's blooms really pop! Thank you for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge! Hugs, Lesley

  5. Lovely card - with love to the details. Perfect in all.

    Thanks for joining s at Creative Stamps Friends this week!

    Nice greetings


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