Thursday, 24 May 2012

Flowery Tilda!

Good morning from a slightly overcast Lancashire! I'm hoping it's going to brighten up later as we were planning to drag the BBQ out for the first of the summer! Mind you, planning a bbq is a bit like washing the car or cleaning the windows - the equivalent of doing a rain dance lol! I'll prepare quietly and just hope the sun does come through later.
Today's card is using one of only a couple of Tilda stamps that I have - I must get a couple more. They always seem to stamp well, giving a good, clean sharp image that's ideal for colouring. However, I wish my colouring was a bit more 'ideal' - I wasn't too happy with this one, but hey ho, practice makes perfect (allegedly!).
As you can probably tell, this is another one of those cards where I'm challenging myself to use different colours than I would normally, and in this case, much stronger and brighter colours. 

I've coloured her with promarkers and prisma pencils - but as I said, wasn't too impressed with my colouring skills on this one! 
The flowery backing paper is K&Co and I've embossed a piece of Coredinations card with a CraftsToo embossing folder and then lightly sanded the flowers back a bit. I love playing with this Coredinations card - some nice effects. I bought a great 6x6 'variety' pack from CardCraftUK and it's got some wonderful colours in - so expect to see it appearing a lot more! 
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts - a small gardenia in a lovely blue shade and a couple of hip rosebuds. The sheer ribbon is from Joanna Sheen and the pearly pin from my stash. I've edged the backing paper with a Spellbinders edgeabilities and then punched small flowers down - and added small pink flowers on the opposite edge. The flourish and butterfly are from Marianne Creatables.

So, quite pleased with the overall effect (apart from my colouring lol!) especially as it's using fairly strong colours. Hope you like it! 
Thanks for calling by - and I love it when you leave comments, it really makes my day!
Kim x 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges :-
ColourMeCreative - Anything Goes
Magnolia-licious - colour palette


  1. Morning, beautiful card Kim there is nothing wrong with your colouring and the layout, flowers and papers are gorgeous. Sun is getting out here so should be OK for BBQ (fingers crossed). TTFN Caroline xxx

  2. Oh my! This is simply delicious! Your colors are fantastic and Tilda looks wonderful in the spotlight, front and center! Thank you so much for joining us for our very first Tilda's Town challenge! Good luck and I hope to see you back this Friday for another great challenge!
    Rene :D

  3. Absolutely gorgeous card !!!
    Thanks for joining in our first challenge at Tilda's Town.
    Hugs, Tina

  4. Cute card Kim. Love the colors you chose and the flowers are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

  5. So sweet Kim! Love your Tilda creation! So glad you linked up to Tilda's Town Challenges! Thanks for playing!

  6. Well, I think it's gorgeous, colouring is great and the colours are beautiful! x

  7. Kim, this is gorgeous! Wonderful layout. I love the colours you've chosen--beautiful colour combo. Tilda is so adorable and beautifully coloured. Love the way you did the borders.
    Thanks for coming over to play with us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge.


I love reading your comments - and thanks for taking the time to leave one!
Kim x