2 January 2010

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Hi everyone, a card today with the gorgeous Jolly Tilda and which I entered into the PCE magazine competition. I was very excited when I found out that I was one of the runners up and have a lovely prize of craft goodies on the way to me, can’t wait for it to arrive.

The Jolly Tilda was stamped twice and masked so that I could stamp the Magnolia snowflake circle for her to be sitting on, I also cut out her head and arms as extra pieces, coloured them and used them to 3d the image. I’ve cut around her legs before die cutting with a large nestabilities plain circle die too. The image is water coloured with Ranger distress inks and glittered with stickles and a spica clear pen. Background paper is a lovely winter text paper from Magnolia which is distressed, edge inked and faux stitched and to finish I added some punched glittered snowflakes, Magnolia flowers spritzed with pearl glimmer mist, brown dotty sheer ribbon, some gems and a scalloped die cut and pierced circle behind the image.

I’m entering my card into the My Time to Craft challenge where this time, anything goes. Hope you’re having a good weekend. TFL


Julie said...

I love your watercoloring. You have a way of making those images come to life. I love the blending of colors. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent.

Unknown said...

Chris as always this is absolutely stunning, your cards always take my breath away.
Congrats on being a runner up, but in my mind you will always be a winner.

Sue from Oregon said...

You are just the best "colorer-er" LOL! Great card, no wonder it won! Congrats! Thanks for stopping in today!

angelwhispers said...

Congratulations Chris on being a runner up! The Card is beautiful just love the colours looks very special xx

Ludkasz said...

amazing card:)Lovely...

Andrea said...

Oh Chris, that are good news -congratulation to you!

It's an amazing card with this little cute Tilda.


mckinkle said...

Beautiful card Chris, well if you were a runner up then I can only imagine the winning card to be out of this world!

Absolutely stunning card!

Keryn x

I know that I would end up cutting off the legs if I tried the technique you mentioned! I'd have a collection of legless Tilda's! lol

Fiona said...

Wow Chris, I can't think of any superlatives that would adequately describe your work. It is more than exquisite. I love everything about it.
Fiona x

Sol said...

WOW.! Your colouring is stunning! I don´t have words! I am so imressed! I can understand that you have won a prize with this card... WoW!

Merry said...

This card is just stunning. Looks like Tilda is just going up and walk off your card. Congrats on your runner's up...I would have made you the winner.

Lesley said...

I agree with the other comments, your colouring is fantastic! Beautiful card, thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

scrappyjacky said...

This is so beautiful,Chris....I'm just amazed it didn't win!

Larissa said...

Hi Chris!

Congratulations on becoming runner up! So well deserved! Great colouring (as usual) Love the little hollies on the presents.


Lexxie said...

Hi Chris,
Sorry for being such a bad blogger lately. I've had a great time catching up though!
Your latest card is stunning, love your snowflake circle, and Tilda all decoupaged. The colours are lovely too,
A very Happy New Year to you Chris,
Love Sarita xx

Di said...

Oh Chris this is just STUNNING! Runners up! you should have won!!!
I love the 3D look and your colouring is awesome as usual!
Happy New year!

Hugs di xxxx

Suzie Q said...

Hi chris,
Congratulations! to you this card is magnificent, tilda looks so real your colouring is truly brilliant!
if you ever give classes - i'm there!! believe me i need it x lol
Suzie qx

Faye said...

Chris, this is totally awesome!!! What a fabulous card with such wonderful coloring. You really have a talent for getting the shading and highlights exactly right.

Chrissie said...

I NEED a Master Class on colouring from you. This is completely stunning. How it was only a runner up defeats me. It is WONDERFUL! So many techniques in one card. A delight to behold.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at My Time to Craft this time. Happy New Year!

Sarah said...

Wow what an absolutely stunning card, it really is a piece of artwork!!!

Karen said...

Aaaawwww Chris she's absolutely Stunning !

Love Karen x

Victoria said...

This is stunning Chris! Your colouring is beautiful!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Dena said...

Chris!!! This is just tooo gorgeous!!!! Love it! Wow it really stands out and pops!!! Gorgeous coloring!
I hope you have a wonderful 2010!
Hugs, Dena

Beth Norman said...

Awesome card, Chris. Your technique is stunning. The multi colours on the image itself is outstanding. Your double masking turned out well; I like how you used the snowflake circle and how the legs dangle over. Congratulations on your win!

Georgia said...

Oh wow wow wow, sooo beautiful Chris - the watercolouring of your image is stunning and I love how you've sat her in the middle! Gorgeous embellishments too, the rose and snowflakes are so pretty! :)
Love, Georgia xx

debby4000 said...

Oh wow Tilda is looking stunning what amazing colouring, fantastic card.

Jenny said...

It's a winner in my eyes!
Fantastic colouring which has made the image pop of the page. Beautiful.

Pat said...

Gorgeous card, no wonder you won. Thanks for joining in the challenge at MTTC this week. Happy New Year.

Pat xx

Kim Dellow said...

Wahoo! I knew it! This is a winner in my books. So beautiful. Enjoy the prize Chris! Kimx

Audrey said...

wow! that image is breathtaking!

Michelle said...

Stunning card Chris, love those colours and how you've coloured it and the background. Beautiful! Well done for running up!!
x Michelle

Daniele said...

this is simply stunning love it to bits thanks for joing us at MTTC hugs x

doreen said...

wow what a amazing card!

happy new year to you

greetz doreen

Mina said...

Happy New Year to you and yours Chris hope its a wonderful one...omg Chris this is just stunning, your colouring is so beautiful and I cant believe you were runner up must see who won it is this was runner up
Mina xxx

Nannieflash said...

Wow Chris the colouring youve done with this image is stunning, Ive no idea how youve managed to get is so precise is anyones guess, but Im extremely jealous. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

June Houck said...

Congrats on winning runner up...I honestly can't believe you didn't win. The watercolouring is so amazing I thought it was paper pieced from some gorgeous designer paper. The presents look so real too; I just want to grab one off the screen.

I've been MIA from blogging. It took me two days to go through my blog reader and catch up on my fave blogs...and I only go through "A - H"! Most of the blogs I follow begin with "S", like yours. I gave up, and now I am just going through most recent posts and leaving a comment. I went through pages of your posts before coming back here. I love your Santa card (November) and those triangle cards (December).

Thank you for leaving me such a lovely comment on my blog yesterday; you are a lovely friend!

COCO said...

Happy New Year !!!!
wo your card is very gorgeous I love it !! very nice stamp and fab 3D !!!
hugs coco

Jami said...

Holy smokes that is one amazing piece of art!! The detail in your coloring is stunning!

The Craft Barn said...

This is beautiful !!!!! Love it!

strawberry fields said...

Oh Chris this is stunning. Love the watercolouring!
You've put a lot of work into this and the results are FAB! Happy New Year

Fiona xx

Crissy Armstrong said...

Well I am just stunned once more. Your use of color is really outstanding. Congratulations on your win too! Nobody is surprised about that! What a beauty of a card Chris! hugs!

Marimer said...

Maravillosa tarjeta, es preciosa.