Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sweet Little Tilda


I couldn't wait to ink up this image that was part of the "Christmas-Winter, 2009" stamp club set. I colored her using colors from the new Sugar Rush papers by Basic Grey. I've had a bit more time for stamping with the holidays over, so I actually made this card to incorporate two challenges. The pleated strip down the left-hand side is for the Just Magnolia challenge and includes a tutorial on paper-pleating. Their DT did some great cards illustrating this technique. I decided that I didn't want to completely lay my pleats down flat because I think they look rather cute popped up. The layout was from Mercy's Tuesday Sketch challenge. The layout itself is great. I just struggled because of wanting to use the papers I had picked out from the Sugar Rush pack, and then I wanted to incorporate the pleat, so it actually took me awhile to put it together. The sentiment is from SU's Happy Harmony. Be sure to stop by later to see who the winner of my blog's blog hop is. The winners will be picked and announced tonight. Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful up-coming week.
Edit to Post: I realized, sadly, that this layout doesn't quite line up with Mercy's Tuesday Challenge sketch, so perhaps I'll have time to do another one, but I'm not going to post this one to that challenge.

16 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hi Kirby. This is such a pretty card. Great colour combination, fab design and lovely papers. I love the paper pleating, it gives a great effect. Your image is so beautifully coloured.
Have fun and Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

dolcreations said...

I am so glad you tried the paper pleating. I found it to be alot of fun! I love this image and you have coloured it perfectly to match all your gorgeous papers! Love that punch pattern on the side too. wow...lots of detail in this card! Beautiful job Karen!

Peggy said...

Beautifully colored and detailed card! Just Fabulous!

Becky said...

Very pretty, I adore your ribbon.

Sue from Oregon said...

Sweet...love the ribbon!

Danni said...

So precious!! Very adorable card!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh how sweet! Your coloring is always so beautifully done. And I love the pleated paper. Wonderful card!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

She is adorable. Your coloring is wonderful, great layout. A very precious card all around!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous sweet card, love the cute Tilda.
luv
Debby

Mina said...

beautiful card and what a good idea to raise the pleating...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia Challenge
Mina xxx

Bev said...

Wow this is fabulous! Wonderful pleating and such pretty colours too. Thanks for joining us at JM this week x

Barb said...

Karen, Tilda looks beautiful all decked out in pastels and pretty papers! Very sweet!

Hugs,
Barb

Dawny P said...

Ohh wow, this is beautiful and what fabulous paper pleating chick. And I love that image and the colours you used as well. Wonderful work :)

Thank you for joining us at Just Magnolia, hugs, Dawny xxx

Leslie Miller said...

These Sugar Rush papers look so pretty with your combination, and I love the popped up paper pleats. Your coloring is as pretty as it always is. It's just a darling card, Karen!

mycardz said...

Well this little cutie just jumped off the page at me! Karen, she is adorable - and really goes so well with this sugar rush paper. Very, very pretty card!

America said...

awww, Your TILDA card here is so very sweet!!!