Friday, July 23, 2010

Stamp Something challenge - Flowers

This is my second post today, please scroll down for Phindy's challenge card!

Well, flowers is a challenge most of us crafters welcome this week at Stamp Something!

I haven't used my Magnolias for over a year, mainly because I've alwas struggled with them and never achieved good results. Then my good friend Tara sent me some irresistable new Tildas from wedding collection and well, I had to have a go. You be a judge! (and yes, there's more to follow in coming weeks!)

The flowers I used underneath the image are huge velvety blooms I cut apart and then stuck together with glue gun to form sort of a flower "fans".

I used A LOT of Sakura Stardust pens on that image, just went a bit mad... (blush).

Stitching is ALL FAKE, I've become quite cunning lately, lol. Just as long as you prick the holes with paper piercer first it doesn't look bad at all, I think.

Copic Markers:
Hair: E18/08/97/, YR23/15
Skin: E11/00/000, R02
Flower:G09, YG07/23, R46/43/22/00
Shoes: E77/44/71/70
Background:YR23/15/35/32/31/0000, W9/7/5/3/1/00

IMAGE: Magnolia Wedding Collection, sentiments Whimsy Stamps Circle Postmarks
Coloring Medium: Copic Markers, Inkssentials white gel pen, Sakura Stardust pens
Paper: Girl's Paperie Holiday, Neenah card for image
Accessories: felt lace, velvet leaves from 7 Gypsies,  flowers, flatback pearls 
Tools: ATG adhesive gun, paper piercer, glue gel, Purple Cow guillotine, Martha Stewart scoring board, glue gun, Martha Stewart circle cutter

I would love to enter following chalenges:
Allsorts - Summer Days
Lexi's Creations - Stitching
Lots to Do - Stitches
Paper Sundaes - Make Your Own Flowers
Paper Playtime - Flower Power
Wild Orchid Crafts - Say it With Flowers
The Shabby Tea Room - From the Garden Inspiration/Color Challenge
My Time to Craft - Check it Out
Tuesday Throwdown - Paper Piercing

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!


-Sanna- said...

This Tilda is very beautiful.
You can be proud of her.

Erin... said...

Flowery and Fabulous!!! Your Tilda is gorgeous!!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful Tilda card, stunning colouring.... what more can I say Gorgeous!!!!! Big Hugs Jo xxxxxx

mycardz said...

Ooooo, just had to stop and stare at this cutie pie Tilda! Awesome job coloring her. I get such a kick out of reading your posts - you're too funny. Love the embellies you added too! Very cute! hugz, Mary

Cec said...

She is absolutely beautiful with your fantastic colouring. I love the flower fans. I often have flowers I would like to use but they are too big so I will file this trick in the deep recesses of my old brain. Let's hope I don't lose it in there:)

slbt17 said...

wonderful job!

Bonita Rose said...

beautiful card, and that faux stitching is amazing!

Lori said...

Well you already know I think you're brilliant, but Tilda OMG you're stealing my heart! I am in love!

Renkata said...

Anika, your Tild is so pretty. Amaizing design and details.


Fabulous card Annika - your colouring is superb, and I would never have known that the stitiching was fake if you hadn't told me - it totally fooled me! So pleased you have more wonderful Tilda cards in the planning stage! Love, Sylvia xxx

Crystal said...

Annika WOW girl you are always such an inspiration.....I LOVE the way used the flowers..that is AWESOME!! Tilda is beautiful and your creation looks amazing!

CraftyC said...

Your card is just gorgeous Annika. I love how you colour your images, tis beautiful!

Marlene said...

You did an amazing job with this Tilda. You NEVER fail to impress me. You are most definitely TOPS in my list of talented card makers!

Stef H said...

oh wow! frame this and i'll bet you could get a gazillion $$$$ for it. it's gorgeous!

Archies Mum said...

Gorgeous, you've coloured her in beautifully.

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Wow Annika this is just beautiful. You colored her in such a way that she just comes alive!! And I LOL over the stitching. I didn't even notice that it was fake until you mentioned it. Going to have to try that....I can't sew! LOL Thanks for the inspiration!

Lynne said...

Struggling?? I dont think so!!! Your colouring is absolutely amazing, truly amazing - I love your cards - an inspiration to all :o) xx Lynne xx

Faye said...

OMG! If I lived next door to you, I'd be leaning over the fence right now and slapping you with a wet sponge! Struggle with Magnolia's! This is, in fact, now I'm struggling to tell you how magnificent it is. Ha! xxx

Mina said...

why on earth dont you use them Annika when you colour them so beautifully...stunning card and I love how you used the flower
Mina xxx

Di said...

Hi Annika
I cant even begin to tell you how fabulous i think this card is i love everything about it! i love the way you think "out of the box" miss up papers and flowers etc and your painting and colouring is just stunning! you ,must be a painter or artist?
Hugs di xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Annika!

I think you did a great job with this cute Tilda! Lovely card.


Rosa Forino said...

semplicemente meravigliosa adoro tutto quello che realizzi complimenti sinceri

Debbie Schneider said...

This is amazing - love the colors and the stitching really finishes it off nicely!!

Debbie said...

Oh my shabby goodness ... your card is yummy and the coloring on your sweet Tilda is MAGNIFICENT!!! Just simply a gorgeous creation ... thanks for sharing it with us in the Tea Room :)

Lilian said...

Your card is just stunning! Love your coloring and the added details are perfect! You should make more TIlda cards ;)

Tara Godfrey said...

OMGosh! Annika this is absolutely scrumptiously gorgeous, hun! I am totally in love with this stunning card. It is obviously made with love!!!! I love this Tilda and you have just brought her to live with your stunning colouring and the background just makes her pop and is so pretty! Love all the details!!!! I have some felt flower borders too but have not used them yet as I wasn't sure how to make them more interesting. I love the pearls you added to it....just perfect! I think I will borrow that idea from you, hun, if you don't mind!
Thanks for the inspiration this morning! I am ready to hit the craft room now!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a super sweet little card this is! I love what you did with the large flowers behind the focal image. Your coloring job is awesome! Love the touches of sparkle and adore your faux stitching. Thanks for sharing this with us at TSTR.

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, this is just fabulous! Your colouring is amazing, and I like how you put the main image coming out of a flower, so creative! So glad you played along with us this week at Paper Sundaes :-)

Crystal said...

This is so beautiful! I'm in awe of your colouring & love how you did the background! Fabulous card & love your flowers! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week :)

Nicole said...

Beautiful card with a precious image! Can you teach me how to color like you!?! OMG - some of the best coloring I've ever seen! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Lexi said...

Stunning! and i'd have to agree your faux stitching is fabulous :D thanks for playing at lexi's

hugs lexi xxx

Emma and Susan said...

OMG!!!! This is so AMAZING-YOU ROCK GIRL!!!!!!
Your colouring is just perfection everytime- how on earth do you do it!!!!!
Take care sweetie,
Love and hugs
Emma and Susan

Bananastamper said...

Annika, I adore your fantastic coloring talent! Wow! I love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at paper Sundaes!

Michele Roos said...

Wow stunning card Annika. Gorgeous colouring of the sweet tilda image and gorgeous papers/details also. Hugs Michele x

Anonymous said...

Your colouring totally amazes me! It is perfect everytime! Do you teach classes there? Maybe I should come to one...LOL!

Daniele said...

totally awesome lovin all the detail thanks for joining us at MTTC hugs

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