Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Angel Tilda



I made a number of shaped stepper card designs a couple of months back but hadn't actually got around to using any of them. I did, of course, create them using my Cameo and I thought this particular Tilda perfect for my fancy shaped card.  What I did find in constructing this kind of shaped card was that it was better to add an extra strip of card underneath as a retainer. I had kept the weight of the embellishing elements to a minimum so that the card wouldn't just collapse down but a restraining bar added extra security so that the finished card could definitely keep upright when stood on a mantelpiece.

I am sure by now, that most of you know that I always use my Promarkers to colour in my images and my sitting Angel Tilda is no exception - but I also paper pieced her little dress. She is surrounded by more of my own cut-files in the shape of the poinsettia and leaves. I made these with cut out veins down the centre for a bit of extra interest. I utilised the cut out leaf veins as decoration in their own right as I thought they looked rather like frosted twigs.  The design paper mats were created as print & cuts on the Cameo (but I also needed to change the alignment &of & re-scale the dotty dp image too, ensuring that the smaller pieces I wanted to cut would to exactly match those on the larger shaped elements). The circular sentiment was from Sentiments4You.

I wanted the back to be 'fit to be seen', LOL, as well as giving me a place to write the 'to' & 'from' using similarly created mats as the front for the shaped back.


So I had also added an extra layer to my image's mat before I had adhered to the front - cutting it to be the same shape as one of the front mats, (as a print & cut featuring a sentiment from Bizzy Becs Store) but positioning it so that it would be seen from the back peeping over the top of the shaped card.



Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter are:
Creative Card Crew - fancy folds
Cupcake Craft - paper piecing (dress)
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - spots & dots (embossed as well as on DP)
Rogue Red Head - dotty
I ♥ Promarkers - Christmas is coming
Totally Papercrafts - Christmas
Tilda's Town - Merry Christmas
Sparkles Forum Christmas - traditional Christmas
Magnolia Down Under - inspired by a song (Angel Child - Oasis)
Crazy - handmade flowers (made poinsettia cut file & the leaves)
Pink Gem - flowers
Anything Goes - make your own embellishments (poinsettia & leaves)
Hiding In My Craft Room - die cuts
Perfect Sentiments - bingo +front sentiment (flowers, die-cuts, dry embossing)
ABC Christmas - U (up to you)
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Fussy 'n' Fancy - anything goes
Cards Galore - anything goes
One Stop Craft - anything goes.

33 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Christine love the image which is coloured so beautifully and the layout is stunning. Caroline xxx

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  2. Your flowers are amazing.
    Love the card's shape too.
    Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

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  3. Wow Tine, this is fantastic, I love the shape, beautiful colours and paper piecing on Tilda's dress :) .. and yes thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week. Hugs xxx

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  4. Tine this is gorgeous, your promarker work is amazing, love your details and oh that fabulous color, hugs

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  5. Beautiful card Christine, your paper piecing is fab! Thank you for joining in with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

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  6. Beautiful card Christine, your paper piecing is fab and the design is stunning especially with all the polka dots! Thank you for joining in with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

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  7. Wat een schitterende kaart.

    Liefs Riet.

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  8. Great shaped card and fantastic colouring! Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody and good luck!
    Hugs xx Cara xx DT

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  9. Wowzers! Love all the details. She is simply beautiful! Thank you for playing along with us at Hiding in My Craft Room! ~Amber

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  10. Simply stunning. Great colouring.

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  11. Absolutely love your cute card.
    luv
    Debby

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  12. This is a gorgeous Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenges. Good Luck xoxoxo

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous card with fab paper piecing.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week.

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  14. What a lovely card Christine!! The layout is fantastic and your colouring is awesome!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Tilda's Town this week!!
    Hugs, Tina

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  15. Gorgeous Christmas card Christine, thanks for sharing with us at Tilda's Town this week. Teresa x

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  16. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC.
    Debbie x

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  17. Gorgeous card, stunning design and beatiful colouring.
    Thanks for joining us at Tildas Town this week
    Hugs
    Kat xx

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  18. Fantastic card, I really love the shape of it and the colours etc you've used a gorgeous too!

    Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew challenge!

    Sheena
    xxx

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  19. Oh how Perfect I love it, you really have done beautiful work! Thanks so much for sharing at Magnolia Down Under this week:-)
    Hugs
    Karen
    xxx

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  20. A brilliant creation!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

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  21. Fab card and love the shape too :-)

    Thanks for joining us over at Fussy and Fancy for our "anything goes" challenge - good luck!

    xx Sazzle xx

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  22. beautiful love the shape of your card thanks so much for joining us at MDUC this week
    hugs sara x x

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  23. Wow, this is gorgeous, love the fabulous shape and great paper piecing...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Helen x

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  24. Tine, this is a precious card. Everything you make can be a keepsake. You are amazingly talented. Thank you for sharing your creativity and inspirations. xxx- Debbie

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  25. Love your card, so pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew.

    Hugs
    Elle

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  26. Lovely card and Tilda is so cute! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

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  27. Tilda's dress looks fab! Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. X

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  28. wow Beautiful Project, Thank you for entering the Cards Galore Challenge xx

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  29. Aaawww such a pretty card, such a sweet Tilda and a lovely design too!
    Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas :)
    Kelly.x

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  30. What a precious card!! And I love Tilda, she is gorgeous:)
    Thankyou for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Challenges
    Huggs
    Lynn xxx

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  31. Fabulous card - love the shape!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

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  32. Gorgeous shaped card! Love the cute Tilda too!
    Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers x

    Jenny x

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  33. Outstanding Christmas Card! I love your poinsettias and paper choices. This beautifully crafted card will be a treasure for someone to display. Thanks for sharing your art with us at The Perfect Sentiments.

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