Friday, August 17, 2012

Tailor Tilda Sends Sew Much Love

Hello Sweet Readers,

Well, it's Friday! Woo Hoo! Party on!

Before I get into anything else, I want to announce who won the blog comment prize - it's you -

***Christina C.***


Christina, please e-mail your address to me (link on the right) and I'll get your prize out to you! Congrats!

Today, I would like to share a card that has been in my mind for at least two years! So many things leave my mind on a daily basis, but this thought managed to stick around! LOL I saw this card design at Waltzing Mouse Stamps so long ago. I ordered the stamp set way back then and just held on to it until.....TAILOR TILDA came out in the Turning Leaves Collection. I decided to use the sewing seamed stamp set for a birthday card featuring Tailor Tilda. Here is the final result:



This was a real labor of love. There are soooooooooooooooooooo many components to that flower arrangement! Want to know a secret? I did them twice! I had stamped them in black the first time and thought the black was too overpowering. So, I redid each and every component using a softer grey. Live and learn! Good thing I find the technique of cutting things out relaxing! Otherwise, I'd go nuts! LOL Some of the flowers have been elevated on pop dots. I'd like to thank whomever thought of the pink and blue card challenge as well as each of you that created a pink and blue card for that challenge. I loved the color scheme and thought I'd put it to use on this card.

Here are shots of the interior:







I hope the recipient likes the card. I know I like the colors. That Tilda is just adorable! Diana at MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS is currently out of this stamp, but if you contact her, I'm sure she'd order one for you. Her prices are wonderful!

Now, you know I love your comments sooooo much! I think I'll do the same thing this time around regarding a special somethin' somethin' for one lucky gal who leaves a comment. Leave a little verbal love. I'll count up the comments and ask DS who lives in Portland to pick a number. Whichever number he picks will be the lucky winner! That's what I did this time, so you can scowl at him, LOL!

Love you guys! Thanks for stopping by!

XO,
Chris

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Craft Punked #33 ends 8/23 - Flower Power

Stampin' With the Dragon ends 8/24 - Anything but a square or rectangle

Moving Along With the Times ends 8/29 - anything but a square

Stamp and Create ends 9/2 - Stitch It Up

Simon Says Stamp and Show - ends 8/19 - Favorite Technique

Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia #49 - ends 8/17 - Flowers

28 comments:

Danielle said...

Very beautiful! Chris, spectacular shape, totally wonderful elements. the inside is beautiful with those wonderful die cuts. Hugs.

Paper Tails said...

Beautiful card! I love the shape and it so beautifully embellished.

Karen

Only By His Grace said...

Wow Chris, this is beautiful.
I love those flowers and the design is gorgeous. I'm no good at cutting out things. I always chop something off LOL.
Hugs maz

Pam said...

I love...love....love....your card.
Your coloring is beautiful and the stamps were made for each other.
Hugs.....Pam:)

..Karen said...

What an awesome card! I love it! : )

Rosie said...

Amazing girl and the soft gray is perfect!!!

Sharon Caudle said...

OMG!!! Chris this card is spectacular!!!! I ADORE the colors and the entire design is simply exquisite!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!! And just as beautiful on the inside too! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!!
hugs, Sharon

Candy said...

Hi Sweet Chris,
WOW!!! I LOVE your card!
The design is spectacular, as are the colours. I can only guess the amount of time you put into this one.
It's just remarkable.
Your charms are PERFECT. Love your pink ribbon and the grey you used for stamping was a great choice. Your dies are amazing :o)
Somebody is going to have a fit when they receive this one!
Big Hugs, Candy

s4rah said...

Gorgeous! I especially like the inside! Thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh WOW!!!
This is just stunning, just love the colour combo & the flowers are gorgeous. I'm sure who ever receives this will treasure it!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is amazing, what a stunning creation, Thanks for sharing with us on MAWTT this fortnight, Hazelxox

Leslie Turner said...

Wow, this is stunning! Definitely a labor of love! Hahaha! Just beautiful!
Hugs,
Leslie
http://leslieturner58.blogspot.com

Louise said...

Oh wow a true work of art!! This is absolutely beautiful. Love the shape of your card and you added the perfect details
Louise

Candy C said...

Your teapot card is absolutely darling. Love all of the bright colors, the fun flowers and the design. You have colorized Tilda to perfection to coordinate with the papers you've chosen. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

cathylynn said...

Hey Chris this is sewwwwwwww beautiful! WOW what a delightful card with fabulous details and design. I'd say it's pretty "darn" cute!!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Paula said...

oh goodness, this is great. I love all the details you added, and the shape of the card is fantastic...wonderful card.

Paula said...

This is wonderful!! Inside and out is stunning! Love your colours, in fact love it all! Thanks for joining Craft Punked this week, Paula :))

Elle said...

Your card is SPECTACULAR!!!! I love everything about it!

Cathy Lee said...

Awesome card, Chris. I love how you colored Tilda and that sweet water can design is fabulous. I love the flowers and leaves. It definitely looks like it was a labor of love. The inside is just as beautiful. Gorgeous die cuts, stitching, ribbons and charms. This is so unique with all those elements.
Have a great weekend...
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

Christina C. said...

Totally blown away by this incredibly gorgeous creation....OMG...outstanding, Chris!
You really put a lot of work into this magnificent creation..so many lovely details to admire and such a magnificently colored Tilda.
Love, love it!!!!!

Christy Designs said...

Wow... Gorgeous card ! Love the watering can shape and the flower

Linda Palmer said...

Wow! This is a stunning card and so very beautiful. I love your design and all those hand cut flowers. Your coloring on Tilda is beautiful. This is a gorgeous card.

Frances said...

Wonderful card, such a pretty design and so many beautiful details to look at. Thanks for sharing, and tks for your visit to my blog. hugs, Frances.

Kim. said...

Oh my this is a stunning creation, love the stamps used and the charms and die cuts really finish it off. Thanks for joining us this week at Moving Along With The Times.
Kim xXx

julieprice3 said...

This is absolutely adorable, I love the water can shape and the gorgeous colours ,very sweet
Hugs Julie P

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

So totally fantastic, Wow great job. You did terrific, love the pink and blue you did.
Blessings Doreen

Sharon said...

Oh my goodness me Chris... this is absolutely amazing. Wow! Love everything about this. How talented are you? hugs Sharon x

Suzi said...

Wow!! what an amazing card Chris, I love those stamped flowers, your design of the inside is just as pretty. The whole creation is adorable.
Hugs
Suzi x