Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Shabby Chic Tilda Card that I LOVE!

Hello Wonderful Readers,

Well, February is now coming to a close! Was it a good month for you? I thought the month went very well. Hopefully, March will go as smoothly!

Did you watch the Oscars? I think Angelina Jolie stole my legs! My legs look just like hers - long, slender, and fabulous peeking out from a slit in my gown. If you believe that, I have another one to tell you! My legs resemble turkey drumsticks! LOL. How would it be? *sigh*

Oh, I have a card to share with you. It took me four days - at least eight hours per day to work on it. Hey, the time factor is not correlated to the quality of the card - just the slowness of the creator! However, I absolutely love, love, love how this card turned out! I hope you like it, too! Wanna see it?

When I was scrapbooking, I often printed our heritage photos on linen or this type of cloth. Well, once again, just before going to sleep, I remembered that I had done that. Well, next, I lay awake contemplating how to pull it off. I began by creating the masked image, coloring it as usual, and then taking a photo of it. Next, I printed it out on the fabric. After that, I just went to work on the card itself. I did a lot of distressing, inking, and machine stitching. I didn't put a sentiment on the little tag. I figured I'd leave that off until I found a good time to share the card.

Now, for the interior. I wanted to keep it soft. I chose a printed companion paper that I thought added a splash of color. I used my Bow Easy to create the bow. Inside the loops of the bow are pop dots so that it won't flatten out. I added a glass pebble with a butterfly image showing through and three small little flowers. Isn't that paper pretty?

I wanted to keep the last page simple. I flipped the Bazzill cardstock so that the smooth side is up as opposed to the textured side. I chose to repeat the flowers from the left side for continuity. Then, I went through my button basket and found these two antiqued brass/pearl buttons which match the metal on the charm found on the front of the card.

This is the interior:

Well, there you have it! I love doing shabby chic cards. I hope you liked it! Have a wonderful day! I'll be back on Friday with another creation!

Love to you,


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

Dies to Die For - ends 3/16 - Use a Die

Die Cuttin' Divas - #54 - ends 3/6 - Try this Recipe

Party Time Tuesdays - #57 - ends 3/6 - Anything Goes

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - ends 3/10 - Punches

Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central - ends 3/3 - Say It with Flowers


Rosie said...

Oh my word girl, this is absolutely amazing!! How do you come up with this stuff?!?! I'm in complete awe!! Hugs, Rosie

Karen said...

This is gorgeous!!

Candy said...

My goodness, Chris!!
Brilliant idea and work you have done on your card.
Love the inside as much as the outside with your beautiful decorating.
The front is the 'star' of course!!!
I wouldn't have thought to colour the image first and then take a picture and apply it to the fabric! I would have tried colouring the fabric - and I would have made a huge mess of it.
This one would sell in a minute, I am quite sure :o)
Big hugs, Candy

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my, Chris!!! This is really unique, extremely creative, and very beautiful!!!! Gorgeous!!
hugs, Sharon

Unknown said...

This is awesome! Love the cross stitch fabric, who'd a thunk :O) You are so creative!!! Hugs! Leah Ann

Barb Hardeman said...

Wow, Chris! How absolutely fabulous is this? Brilliant work on the Aida cloth and your embellies are gorgeous. The inside side is just as ingenious at the outside - beautifully done! Glad you found the time to jump into the Magnolia-licious Highlites February challenge! Hugs...Barb <><

Card Crazy said...

Sue S.

Madge H. said...

Wowsers Chris - this is stunning. The amount of work you have done on Tilda is fantastic! and the inside! oh my gosh! Absolutely Fantabulous!
~ rubber hugz ~

Diana Crick said...

I so love that you shared exactly how you did this and boy are you brilliant or what. Beautifully colored, she is absolutely adorable. A great deal of thought has gone into the creation and the flow from outside to inside is stunning indeed. I could go on and on but will sum it up in two words, Sheer Perfection.

Cre8tiveVet said...

This is an amazing card! I love all of the beautiful embellishments. Thanks for sharing it with us at DCD.

Cami said...

Oh my gosh Chris, this card is absolutely stunning! What a process you went through to create this masterpiece. I never knew you could "print" on fabric. It's beautiful. The inside two pages are just as beautiful. I love, love, love this card!

Hugs, Cami

Monique said...

That is so lovely Chris.

Hugs Monique

Unknown said...

Wow spectacular Chris!!!! Love love this creation!!!! Fabulous work and very creative!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What an amazing card, brilliant idea and very effective, Beautifully done Chris!
Hugs Julie P

Norma said...

Oh wow, Chris, what a lot of work you put into this card. Painstaking details, but well worth it. It's a gorgeous card and one of a kind. Love it.

Sylvia said...

Oh my, this is awesome Chris. I don't know where to start. Everything is absolutely adorable. Stunning creation on the outside as wel on the inside.

Louise said...

Fabulous creation Chris, Wow!!
Very creative

Elle said...

Everything about your card is spectacular. How imaginative!

Gina K said...

Ok, I seriously have to try that! I was wondering how you got the colored image on the fabric, then I read your full description. Great idea!

Peggie said...

No wonder it took you so long. It is a real beauty.

Suzi Mac said...

Oh Wow!!! Chris, this is utterly fantastic, A beautiful creation both outside and inside.
Suzi x

cathylynn said...

Chris you are the mastermind of card perfection! This is brilliant and I love it all inside and out! WOW to print on cloth with fabulous results. No wonder it took you so long. There is so much detail to admire. I have to go back and look somemore. Thanks for sharing with us!!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Karen said...

Wow! Amazing card! Beautiful details.


Karen said...

Wow! Amazing card! Fabulous details.


Georgiana said...

Stunning. It's a beautiful package! Love all the details you added and the cross stitch is perfect. Thanks for sharing at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

Carson's Creations

Christina C. said...

This is AMAZING, Chris!

Danielle Champagne said...

Wow. Chris, this is just AWESOME. I love how you printed Tilda on cross stitch fabric. What a lovely idea. Did you color her with copics? Love your gorgeous flowers, and lovely lace.the inside of your card is also totally beautiful; I love this round diecut. A piece of art. MAGNIFIQUE.

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow Chris, stamped and colored Tilda on the canvas turns out so gorgeously. The inside is just as amazing. This is a stunning creation :-)

Pop's Cards said...

Sweetie this is gorgeous, thank you so much for joining our first Die-ing for Challenge, hugs Pops x x x

Bettina L. said...

Oh my gosh this is really superb. I am lost for words. Loving the design with tilda on the cloth and your flower arrangement together with the bow is beautiful. Thanks for playing at Cutie Pie and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Pat N. said...

What a beautiful card. Love that circle on the inside. Thanks for joining Die Cuttin' Divas this week for the challenge--Pat n.

Anonymous said...

WOW!! This is really brilliant!! LOVE the coloring you've managed on the cloth!!! So gorgeous!! TFS! ;)

Candy said...

Your card is just gorgeous!
Thanks for playing along with the Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

Arin F said...

congrats on being showcased! Your card is AMAZING!

Unknown said...

This is stunning Chris! I am so going to be trying the printing on Aida as I have loads of it and don't tend to cross stitch anymore! And how incredible is the inside of your card...wow!!
Lizy x

Sharon said...

Oh WOW, this is absolutely stunning. Just love it Chris.hugs Sharon

Sandy said...

Beautiful Chris - really grand - you are making some of the best cards I have ever seen. Will you remember me when you are rich and famous!!