Friday, December 11, 2009

Tilda's dreaming of a White Christmas

Hello blogger buddies,
I hope you are all well!!
I came across this sketch over at
Stamp with Fun
and knew I wanted to have a dance with it.
Thought I would try something light and non-traditional
just to break things up a bit.
I've seen colour combos similar to these lately,
namely, last weeks Just Magnolia DT line-up
and I thought I would give it a whirl.
I'm glad I did because I love it!!

Tilda, kindly stamped for me by Sue, thanks Sue!!
is coloured in distress inks,
yes, I love them, lol,
the coat and cap are coloured in a medley of tones:
peeled paint, tea dye and pine needles,
and the wings and "leggielegs" are done in faded jeans.
I get a lot of inquiries about how I do my whites,
so here is the trick: Old Paper Distress Ink.
Check out that stickles on her coat, Frosted Lace!!
I've used Websters Pages (text) and Magnolia (music) papers,
scalloped papers covered in organza and lace,
lovey roses sprayed in glimmer mist,
I love them, can't live without them!!!
Some cut up pearl strings and
leaves punched with a MS oak leaf punch.
I will be popping this in at a few places:
Just Magnolia set a Christmas challenge,
Cupcake Craft Challenges is hosting a
Christmas Carol Challenge,
I couldn't pick a favourite song,
but Tilda likes White Christmas!!

Thanks for looking,
have a wonderful weekend,


tanjaak said...

Lovely card, you sure where right to try that colour combo. Thanks for joining the Stamp with Fun challenge this week, hope you come back for the next one aswell.
hugs,Tanja (SWF-team)

Shelly said...

Really pretty card! Love the lace and flower detail. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenge!
Shelly ;)

♥ Sonja Bekker ♥ said...

Hello Stephanne,

What a GOR-GE-OUS card and so sweet this Tilda.
Thank you for sharing how you have coloured the coat and cap.
Love Webster pages but I can`t find them over here.
Good luck with the challenges:)


Kellie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Waffle #2 aka Adopted Aussie, hehehe. Your colouring is amazing and I just adore the colours that you have gone with, so out of my comfort box but you make them look absolutely amazing makes me want to try. The flower arrangement is just stunning, LOVE it!
Hugs, Kel x

Unknown said...

This is absolutely stunning!!!
Love, love and love the color combo, and the image is just too cute!! Great design and details too sweetie!

I made it on the treadmill, and I also treated myself to chocolate... lol... did not exclude a thing!

Have a wonderful weekend!


scrapperjulia said...

This card is gorgeous, Stephanne! I love the crocheted lace and the flowers are a nice touch!

Jodie from Oz said...

Oh wow, just beautiful Stephanne,
Your distress colouring is amazing and the colours chosen just wonderful. This image of Tilda I was unsure if I liked, but after seeing it here I just love love love it. The papers, the lace, the pearls, the flowers all so so so gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Saskia said...

Beautiful card!

Saskia :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful Stephanne!! Love your distress coloring, the stunning layout, your colors and all your details. Tilda has never looked sweeter!!

♥ Kristy Woods ♥ said...

Stephanie this is beautiful! I love the cokours you have used, i might have to try those!
Kristy x

Chelsea said...

I love that color combo Stephanie! Great job, your card and blog is fabulous! I have to check back more often. :) Love your distress coloring on this card, so soft and clean. I would love to have my hands on that stamp too.

Hanna said...


Oh my, love your card hun! Your work is totally stunning!
It's so soft and lovely, everything about it is just amazing.
The colour combo is really beautiful and your colouring with Distress Ink is outstanding.

Have a great day!
Hugs from Hanna

Tara said...

I've really missed visiting your blog Stephanne and checking out your stunning creations..... this one really is a beauty and Tilda looks divine, oooh and I love the pale colours too which work so well ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

The Crafty Den said...

What a cute card. I love the image and the papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

The Crafty Den said...

What a cute card. I love the image and the papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

Ellen said...

This is so sweet , love the colors you used !!


Claire Phillips said...

What a stunning card and oh! so right that colour combination is beautiful! x

Sally said...

A Most exquisite card. Love it.

Joanne said...

Stephanne this is absolutely beautiful! It has just the right amount of embelishment! Your coloring is perfect and I love the lace and the music background, it has such a lovely antique feel to it! SUPER pretty card! Aloha, J:)

LINDA said...

This is simply stunning..Love the colors.. and the vintage feel of this card.. Very lovely!!
Hugs, Linda

Bev said...

Oh such a fab card. Love your colour combo and gorgeous paper and detail. Thanks for joining us at JM this week x

Patti Jo said...

Very pretty vintage card. Love the colors used and the lace and flowers! Well done!

Giò said...

Lovely card!!! I like so much the vintage look and the soft elegant colors!!


Mina said...

wow what a stunner Stephanne...your colouring is beautiful and I love the bit of glitz
Mina xxx

Unknown said...

Wow! What a beautiful card! I do love the colours you have chosen and all the distress inks...I also love the lace and scalloped edges.
Alicia xx

Sue said...

Aw, I haven't done her yet, I hope I don't run out of Christmas before I get the chance. Feeling under the gun now. She is beautiful and the coloring is so nice. Very subtle color, I like it. Flowers are so pretty too.

Marina said...

Wow! This card is stunning!
Beautiful papers and details.
I love the colours you've used and the lace.


Joanne said...

Aloha Stephanee! I wanted to stop by and wish you a very Mele Kalikimaka!!! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. The last of my projects are done and posted, and we are off to the mainland tomorrow to be with my Dad. We are looking forward to the visit and the change of temperature! I will be wearing jeans, sweaters and jackets for 2 weeks, fun! Be back at New Year's. Merry Christmas!
Aloha & Hugs, J:)

Sue said...

YAHOO, you won the random draw for the $ 20 voucher for 7kids!!!! Congrats.

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