Friday, 8 June 2012

Happy Birthday Easel Card with Tilda.

Good afternoon bloggers,

This weather has one positive side to it, I'm making plenty of stock for my stall at the craft fairs. Today's card was inspired by the Fab n Funky challenge, 'Go Green'. I would never have thought to do a green card, but I love it now. Anyway, back to todays card.

I used another one of my new Tilda images, with a bit of a twist.  I coloured her with promarkers first, then decided to dress her in a pretty frock, with matching bow and shoes. The paper I used was basically green with a tinge of orange(s), it's a CraftArtist backing paper from their 'Summer fun' digikit. I just stamped the image onto the paper and cut out the bits I needed, then stuck them in place with zig glue.  I think she looks so sweet. It's by no means a new technique, but it's new to me.

I used a basic scalloped 6x6 card for the easel and spellbinder grand large scalloped die for the main mats and layers. Tilda is mounted with foam onto a doilie, which I cut with my cricut and an SVG file. This was then matted onto a dotty backing paper circle.

All the flowers are my hand made stash ones, but I scrunched them up and layered them today. That was a bit hard to do, my style isn't really grungy, but I must admit, I do like them. The swirls are made using my spellbinder floral flourishes dies and the sentiments are Hunkidory.  A bow, using ribbon from my stash, and it's finished.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-

I Love Promarkers - For a little girl.
Midweek Magnolias - Anything goes.
Just Magnolia - Anything goes

Hope you like it, have a nice crafty afternoon and thanks for stopping by.

Jools.  xxx


  1. Lovely card, Jools. Love your layers and textures. Your image is so cute and expertly coloured.

    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Hope you'll join us again next week.

    Rachel x

  2. Brilliant card, love your Tilda!! Thanks for playing with us a t Fab'n'Funky, good luck

    hugs Vicky x x

  3. So gorgeous Jools, love the sweet image and pretty flowers...enjoy the weekend.
    Wendy xx

  4. How utterly lovely. Such an elegant card. Thanks

  5. Great card and Tilda always makes me smile - i love all the embies you have used

    Joan x

  6. Jools this is so beautiful ! Great work and awesome coloring. Love all the diecuts & the easel style. Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

  7. Gorgeus easelcard. Lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Berit x

  8. Lovely work, you have used such pretty colours. Thanks for joining us this week at TOMIC.

    Liza x

  9. Fab card, love where the flowers are and the positioning of the bow, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week,
    Ruth x

  10. Hi Jools... well, I just love how you have made this card ... Tilda looks great in her outfit .. I have not seen this technique before! and I just adore your flowers ... very pretty indeed
    E xxxx

  11. Lovely card Jools, cute Tilda image and your paper piecing is just great.

    Pat xx