Wednesday, January 12, 2011

CropStop Challenge #1 Sketch with Dangling Tilda

One of my goals this year is to participate in more challenges and get more cards/projects done. I find my creative juices flow better when I'm a little under pressure and have a deadline to meet, haha!

As I was visiting blogs and online stores, I found out that the online store CropStop started a new challenge blog and their first challenge is a sketch challenge. Here's a picture of the sketch designed by Gloria Stengel:

Here's my take on her sketch (I flipped it sideways):

The bottom brown patterned paper is from DCWV Once Upon A Time pack. The cream paper is from CTMH and I used a background stamp from Inkadinkado for the writing (stamped twice next to each other). On the cream paper behind Tilda, I distressed the edges with Memento Rick Cocoa ink and used a small scroll stamp from CTMH Take a Picture stamp set. The brown polka dot paper and all the cardstock is from my stash. I distressed some of the paper edges with scissors. The pink heart brads are from The Paper Studio. The word LOVE is from CTMH Amore stamp set and heat embossed with ZING! Embossing Powder in Rose.

I used Dangling Tilda and Elegant Heart Ribbon from the Magnolia Raising the Ceiling 2010 Collection. I stamped the bow twice and raised the top bow with popdots. Then I put popdots behind Tilda, the bow, and the ribbon and raised the entire image to give it more dimension. I colored Tilda with Copics and most of the shading was done with chalks. I added star dust stickles to the lace areas of her shirt, lace on the basket, and the hearts.

I made the cone baskets in the corner of my card by punching out circles (1 7/16" punch) and then rolling the sides in to form the cone. I punched out a bunch of small hearts, shaded them with chalk, and covered them with stickles. I cut 3 triangles that fit inside my cones and glued hearts to the top of the triangles. Then all I had to do was insert the triangles, whew!

I had the really thin polka dot ribbon in my stash. It was a really light pink so I colored it with Copic R32. I attached the ribbon strips to the inside of the cones and then tied 3 little bows to go on the sides (and yes.....I almost got a finger cramp trying to get those suckers tied, LOL!).

Here's a side view so you can see the dimension:

Thanks for visiting! Hope to see you back here again soon!

Hugs!
Rosemary :)

34 comments:

Vicki said...

Rosemary, your card is simply stunning! The coloring is fabulous and that banner is amazing! Thanks for playing along on our CropStop Challenge Blog!!

kelly said...

You are very creative. I love the banner and the color choices make this card magnificent.

Linda Van Dyne said...

What a wonderful card! I love the colors too. You really spent a lot of time and effort on this card and it shows.

Rene said...

Oh my gosh this is FANTASTIC!!!! I LOVE it!
Rene :D

Catherine Atkinson said...

It's adorable! The colors, the papers, and the flower baskets are all wonderful!

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous card, Rosie! Fabulous papers and design and Tilda is colored beautifully!
hugs, Sharon

cabio's craft corner said...

Awesome job alternating this sketch Rosie. Love the way you did the little hearts in the baskets. Very cute Tilda coloring. Beautiful card!
Hugs,
Cabio

Cami said...

Fabulous card, Rosie! Love the banner and the DPs, and your coloring! Hugs, Cami

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

What a creatve card, I like it very much! Bye Mascha

Angela said...

What a fabulous Valentine's card! I love the colors you used and the pretty papers! The cone baskets you made are so much fun and really embellish your card beautifully! Have a great day! hugs, Angela

Only By His Grace said...

OMG! What a gorgeous card for Valentines Day. Tilda is colored so nicely I love your layout and love how you have the flags on the side with the little ribbons.
Hugs Maz

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Very pretty card!! I love it!! : )

wljp65 said...

SHE IS FAB!!! Love the colors!!!


Wendy - daffygal

Pam said...

OMG Rosemary.....your card is awesome. Love ALL the details. TFS
hugs from Indiana,
Pam:)

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh my goodness, your work is inspirational. I'm definitely following YOU. Love these colours as they are my favourites. Every detail on this project is fabulous. Just love it! Those cones are to die for, you clever girl! Thanks so much for sharing. I'll be back! hugs Sharon

Cindy2 said...

Super job. Thanks for sharing. C2

Chris said...

Wow, Rosemary, this is amazing! You did so much detail work and it looks great! What a wonderful card with a perfect result.

XO,
Chris Christensen

Jennifer said...

OMG Rosemary, this is absolutely gorgeous and your attention to detail is amazing. Good luck in the challenge.
hugs

Christina C. said...

Rosemary, your card is MAGNIFICENT!!! You colored and showcased this Tilda to PERFECTION!!!!
lOVE all the wonderful details on your card......EXQUISITE!!!!

sue said...

Hi, Luv your card. I have a question. How large is your card? they look so big, but I know that they aren't. Great job!! Sue

cathylynn said...

Hi Rosemary, BRAVO !!! Your card is amazing! I love everthing about it. Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

LINDA W. said...

All your hard work payed off it
is a beautiful card love your coloring and shading.
hugs Linda

Gloria Stengel said...

Oh.My.Gosh! This is just stunning! Holy cow! My jaw is on the floor! Thanks so much for playing at CropStop. Please come back today and see our NEW challenge. We'd love to have you!

Barb Hardeman said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the pink and brown and your little cones full of hearts and the ribbon is fabulous. Every detail on this card are awesome. Beautiful job Rosie...{Barb}

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Rosemary, This card is just darling! I love the colors you used,so much work, great job!

Cordine said...

Gorgeous card!
Hugs
Cordine

Iulia said...

Wow!
This is an awesome card! This is one of my favorite color combinations. Great coloring too and such a cute banner. yummie!
hugs, iulia

Leslie Avila said...

Awesome! Love your interpretation of the sketch! You've done a wonderful job!!!!

Blessings,
Leslie

Handmade by Vivi said...

wow, that is gorgeous!!!
love it!!
xxx
Vivi

Sandy said...

very pretty card - love your design work.
Sandy Dehon

Lena said...

What a gorgeous card you made!!! Great coloring and such a beautiful details. Lovely and inspirational.
Hugs
Lena

Cricket said...

Oh my gosh, that is adorable.

Yone said...

Cute and lovely card ! Very creative ! Hugs,Yone

wljp65 said...

WOW!! I love how you copied the cones in the corner from what she is holding! Great job!!

Wendy - daffygal