Monday 25 February 2013

Tilda With Wooden Spoon


Hope you all had a good weekend and thank you to all my friends who popped by to say hello at the Crafts and Me stand at Stamperama yesterday, it was good to see you all.

It's the start of a new theme at Live and Love Crafts and the theme this week is another favourite of mine, "Pearls". My mojo went walkabouts this week so this card has taken me almost a week to complete,  I kept going back to it and not liking what I had done and I eventually ended up with more or less my original layout, grrrr. I have used PionDesigns Cornflower 6 x 6 and I didn't want to cover up the cornflowers at the bottom left and also wanted to keep the frame so I haven't layered up as much as I would normally but I think I like the result.  I created the base of the card using MayaDesign Vintage Summer 1935.

I have painted Tilda with Distress Inks and edged all the layers with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  I have used the new White Flower Sprays again with the Magnolia Berries and Kort and Godt Rolled Flowers and Chrysanthemums and added some gorgeous Pearl String, love these.


I also introduced some Frantage Shabby Blue Embossing powder to the Butterfly and here's a close up so you can really see how fabulous this embossing powder is.  It has a hint of blue, white and gold and looks gorgeous in real life.  Sandy should be listing a few colours imminently, so keep checking the store. A word of warning though if you decide to emboss metal, make sure you leave it to cool down before handling as it gets very hot.

I also decorated the inside, bottom left of the collage below,  and gave the floral ovals the Shabby Blue embossing treatment, love the effect.

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Marvellous Magnolia - Floral Bonanza
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Franz♥ said...

OMG, this is fantabulous Tracy! TOTALLY LOVE this project!

Hugs, Franz.

Blankina said...

Tracy, all your cards are so pretty, but I totally love this one..Pretty colours and embellishments.
This embossingpowder is fantastic too..

HUgs Blankina

sue w. said...

Hi Tracy, this is fabulous. Your colouring is wonderful and I love all the details. The butterfly looks amazing, not tried this yet but may have to!!
Hugs Sue W.

Sue said...

This is stunning Tracy. One of my favourite Tilda images and you have coloured her so beautifully. The papers and details are wonderful and the embossing on the butterfly looks gorgeous.
I hope you have a good week
Hugs Sue

Turwen said...

Wow!!!! Absolutely fantastic!!!! This is really, really stunning!!!!


Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

i love it tracy. this just all works together so beautiful and lov ethe shape too. that embossing is definitely funky! i wish i could do those backgrounds with my copics is just so darn effective! :)

Kelly Lloyd said...

Wow wow what a fantastic card. Really gorgeous, wish I could make them like this lol.
Hugs Kelly

Gertrude said...

Ein Traum deine Karte,bin begeistert
lg gertrude

Kelly said...

Oh Tracy this one is gorgeous too! I love the blues and the paper with Tilda. Your shading really enhanced Tilda on your card. I love Frantage too, I do not have the blue and I love what it did to the butterfly. I love your work.
Hugs Kelly

Astrid said...

Tracy, this is absolutely adorable, love the colours and beautiful details !

hugs Astrid

Christina C. said...

Superb the blues!
Amazing butterfly and a most spectacular flower cluster! Love all of it!

Shazza said...

wow, wow and wow this is amazing, love the colours and that buttefly is gorgeous x

angelwhisperssh said...

Absolutely love this card Tracy. The colours are my favourite, and Your design is just perfect. x

Sharon said...

You would never know your mojo went walkabout Tracy - this is stunning. Gorgeous image and the papers, colours and embellishments are beautiful.
Hugs Sharon, x

Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning Tracy.
Chris x

annemarie said...

absolutly stunning, great colors

hugs Annemarie

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Tracy! I love the vintage colours and wonderful papers and embellishments, that butterfly charm is stunning in white
Hugs Julie P

Karina said...

Your card looks so great, Tracy! Love your colouring of this sweet image and what you did with the Frantage embossing powder.
Hugs, Karina

Anonymous said...

I love this card! It is beautiful. I see other people use these fantastically shaped cards. How do you make them? I love how you used all of the elements.

Dianne said...

Wow stunning card, Tracy like inside and out ,the die cuts, flowers, fantastic butterfly, so inspiring thanks so much for sharing with us..

Rene said...

Tracy this is just gorgeous! It's the prettiest card I've seen all day..stunning!
Rene ;D

Chris said...

What a gorgeous card.

Karen said...

WOW!!! This is stunning, I love every single little detail on here. Perfection! : )

Eulanda said...

THIS IS FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC Tracy!! OMG!! I love your coloring, the sprays (you've enabled me and I'm going to place an order with Live & Love Crafts next week and I live in Canada - yikes!), THOSE PAPERS and your butterfly! Thanks for the tip on the heat embossing, which is kinda funny cuz I would totally have learned the hard way. LOL!! I love this! Thank you so much for joining us at Magnolia-licious and Wee Stamps challenge and hope to see you back!
Magnolia-licious Designer

cabio's craft corner said...

Stunning card. Love the beautiful coloring on Tilda and the cool embossed metal butterfly!!

Unknown said...

As I've already told you, I'm not missing any layers on this one, nor would I or anybody else for that matter tell that your mojo went walkabout, the card is as gorgeous as always! Love this colour combo and the colouring is spectacular. The card looks very classy & elegant, and you're really making the materials speak for themselves.


Angélique said...

This one is asume!!!!
Ohhhhh I love it.
xx Angelique

Sassy Raggedy said...

Outstanding Tracy...So much to absorb and I love all of it. One of the best I have seen...Lovely! joann sassy raggedy

Tracy said...

Hi Tracy, Your card is absolutely beautiful. It didn't need any more layers as it is stunning as is. Love the colouring too! Tracy xx

Words and Pictures said...

I completely adore this card!
Alison x

Cathy Lee said...

Lovely card, Tracy. Gorgeous coloring and awesome vintage style. Love the card shape and stunning embellies.
Cathy Lee

loz said...

Fantastic card and Beautiful coloring and embellishments Tracy..Loz

Anja said...

What a FAB card!!!
Thanks for joing us at Simply Magnolia.


Ribbon Girl said...

Beautiful card Tracy - I love the colours and all the embellishments - very pretty indeed – thank you so much for joining in with the February Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only Challenge, Mary x

Tracy Valure said...

That is some mad gorgeous-ness! Love the dark shading you did behind Tilda. The butterfly is beautiful too....pretty embossing!!

Laura said...

A beautiful card, inside and out, top to bottom. Gorgeous!

Laura C.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Surely the last time I came for a visit wasn't this long ago!!! I always start at the bottom of my thumbnail list where I last left off but I'm afraid prolific posters keep going to the top and so I have a hard time reaching them. I shan't be able to comment on everything Tracy but I have no doubt I will enjoy them all. This one is gorgeous! I love your card shape and paper choices the cream and grey look fabulous together. Your floral bouquet is gorgeous as is your pretty embellishment on the other side. Love the framing and your colouring is magnificent. That smokey background really makes Tilda pop. This whole card is a delight!!!