9 May 2011

Beautiful Tilda

Hi everyone, I hope you're all well and had a good weekend. A card today using Beautiful Tilda and very aptly named I think because she is and probably my new favourite :D! She's coloured with distress inks, some cobalt blue water colour paint and I've painted a flower scene around her. The card is a gatefold style made from kraft card and die cut using a GoKreate die. The patterned paper is by Magnolia and I die cut the butterfly twice using the gorgeous new DooHickey butterfly, it's a very pretty lacey cut design, the wings and body are separate dies which is great as you can cut the body and the wings in different colours or patterns. I've added lots of pearls using pearl pens and lots of stardust stickles of course :).

I'm entering my card into the Magnolia Down Under Challenge where this week the theme is 'So Krafty' and kraft card has to be used. I'm also entering Paperplay Challenges with a theme of 'show us your style' and distress ink colouring and techniques are my favourites so I think this card fits that. Paper Sundaes has a theme of magical and mythical so I think the card fits that too.

Apologies for not returning comments but we've been away on holiday, hope to catch up soon. Enjoy your evening :)


Camilla said...

Stunning Chris!! Your colouring is magical! And you are so clever with the backgrounds.
Thank you for joining MDUC this week for the kraft challenge.
Big hugs, Camilla

angelwhispers said...

Chris this is such a gorgeous image and your colouring well again its out of this world!!! Just adore it Chanelle xxx

Fleur said...

Hi Chris, this is just so, very beautiful. I love the shape and fold ~ very clever. Your colouring just blows me away everytime I visit ~ STUNNING
Hope you had a lovely holiday
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Dena said...

Beautiful Chris! I'm glad you used that butterfly because I was wondering how big it really was. LOVE your coloring as usual and such a neat design!
Hugs, Dena

Susie Sugar said...

Wow this is stunning darling
It's so pretty Chris
Hugs Susie xx

Angela said...

Hi Chris! Wow is this ever so gorgeous! She is indeed beautiful and I love all the glitter and sparkle added to this card. Yet another Magnolia that I must add to my collection after visiting your blog! :) hugs, Angela

Sue from Oregon said...

This is very cool!

Patti Jo said...

What a great card design! She is beautiful, especially when you color her! You make her look so 3D! Love her new garden that you've created for her! Fantastic card!!!

Suzie Q said...

hi Chris,
lovely style of card, colouring or painting should i call it is bee-u-ti-ful as always!!! all your sparkly and dotty embellies, especially that lil flutterby make it so special x
i think you have made my mind up for me and will have to bring flutby home with me today!! lol
how many flutbys does a girl need??
hope you had a wonderful holiday
Suzie Qx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous sweet card Chris wonderful colouring and details.

Tine said...

Hi Chris. Stunning card and just beautifully coloured as always. A fab card shape too.
Tine :)

Merry said...

Oh wow...what a fantastic shaped card. Beautiful colouring as always.

Michelle said...

Fabulous Chris, I so admire your ability to create freehand scenes around your stamps. Any chance of a tute?
x Michelle

Marimer said...

Siempore eliges una combinacion de colores preciosa, la anterior es una maravilla y ésta fantastica, el diseño y tu coloreado del sello, como siempre de museo.
No te preocupes por devolver comentarios, a mi por lo menos no tienes que hacerlo, solamente con venir aqui ya me doy por satisfecha, siempre es un gran placer hacerlo.

Anesha said...

Stunning creation!!!!

Pysselbus said...

Wow!!! I L.O.V.E this card... and your coloring is divine!!!!


Riet said...

So beautiful card Chris,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

CraftyC said...

What a beautiful card Chris. Love the colours and colours are as always gorgeous. Hope you had a lovely holiday!

Juls said...

ooooooooooooh wow wow wow!!!!! this is just AMAZING!!!!! Hugs Juls

Only By His Grace said...

Wow Chris!
Such a beautiful work of art. I love thestyle of card. The butterfly looks lovely. Your coloring is wonderful especially your background.
I love the colors you ahve used on her wings. Simply magical.
Hugs Maz

alicaz said...

Fantastic! Love your coloring - looks like a real painting, not just stamped and colored image! Great butterflies too!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Alica ;)

Eulanda said...

Wow this scene you've created is absolutely gorgeous!! The grass in front of her is ... well amazing! This is a great folded card and I adore the butterflies too!! Thanks for joining us this week at MDUC! Hugs!

Anne Kristine said...

Wow!!! Your work is gorgeous!
Love every details!♥
Thank you for joining us at MDUC this week.
Hugs Anne Kristine

Faye said...

Oh Chris, I am sorry for my lack of visits lately. I must visit you more often as your work is beautiful and sooo inspiring. xxx

Brigitte said...

WOW, I just saw your entry for Magnolia Down Under(Congrats on your win!!!) and your Tilda took my breath away! She looks so real and the shadows are just perfect. Amazing!!!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

fabulous Tilda creating and designing Chris! I always love seeing what you've been up too! So inspiring and beautiful! Lovin' that butterfly die too!

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi I saw your card on paper sundaes challenge and had to comment. Your artwork is incredible and stands out. Beautiful creation. Thanks for the inspiration. Kitty :D

Lisa's Stamped Creations said...

Hi - saw your card on Paper Sundaes and it is absolutely gorgeous - a really stunning creation. Lisa :)