Sunday, 12 July 2009

Magnolia challenges

Finally a card I'm very happy with! I worked on it during most of the day, but it was so much fun. I'm especially pleased with the shape of the card. I used four challenges:

justmagnolia3 had "distress" as their theme this week.

justmagnolia had a great sketch.

stampin for the weekend had "strawberries dipped in chocolate" as their colour combo.

roses on paper wanted you to use some kind of stitching on your card.

I used the stitching on the back part of the card. I zig-zaged around the dotty paper and used a straight seam on the left part of the brown CB embossed cardstock. I also zig-zaged together the textpart with the brown embossed part. I used a white thread which I then distressed and coloured red with inkpads. I also used my distresspad (vintage photo I think from Tim Holtz) on the raised parts of the embossed cardstock. I think it makes the details stand out even more.

I used my nesties for the circles and promarkers for colouring. I used:
ruby, cinnamon, cocoa, saffron, ivory and ice grey1. The text is goldembossed.

I'm very happy with the flower cluster. I did the gold text embossing on the big red brad all by myself :) I forgot to add some leaves around there. I've bought a bunch of qk leaf dies and think it will look great with them. I'm also thinking about adding some kind of backing to the card, maybe glueing it to a folded piece of 15x15cm cardstock. I saw a technique like that ages ago that I really wanted to try and I might spruce this card up some more. But for now, there you have it!

You can always click the photos to get a bigger view.


Tab said...

Fabulous card, just love this sweet image! The colours you have used are divine too!
Hugs Tab xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Katarina! I really love the shape and the gorgeous papers. You did a fabulous job with the embossing on the brad, the flowers are wonderful! Great colouring of the cute Tilda.
Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! We hope you'll join us again next week. :)

Rach said...

this is a fabulous card, love the design, and the papers that you have used. hug srachxx

Bev said...

Fabulous distressing and a gorgeous card, thanks so much for joining us this month x

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Katarina, love how you've colored Tilda, your sentiment is lovely and all the stitching you've done round the card is fabulous, and I do love your paisley embossed cardstock. The shape of the card is so unique. You've done a fantastic job on your card. A lot of work went into it.
Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge this week.. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a wonderful day.
Donna xx

Nancy said...

WOW Katarina, this card is fabulous:O) Love the folding, the papers are gorgeous, the embossed cartong is fabulous. Tilda is stunning, your colouring is wonderful.
Thank you for joining SFTW this week, good luck!

crafty amy said...

Great card and you should be happy with that flower cluster it is brilliant! I love everything about this card the distressing is a perfect touch as is the stitching. The sentiment is so cute and works so well with this adorable Tilda.
Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.
X Amy X

Kim Piggott said...

Fabulous creation!
Totally love your colours and beautiful detail!
So happy that you have joined us at Just Magnolia!
kim x

Kimmi said...

Gorgeous card. Its stunning. I love the fold and the little Tilda is coloured perfectly. Yout flowers are beautiful. I love the distressed feel, fabulous all round!

Thank you for playing along with us this week at "Stampin' for the Weekend". We hope you had fun making your card and that you come and join us again next time! Good Luck.


Vicki said...

This is such a beautiful card Katarina, what a wonderful design, such gorgeous papers, the image has been coloured in beautifully, i love the stitching, the gold embossing, the flowers, well everything is fab. Thank you for joining in with this weeks colour challenge over at SFTW, good luck xx vicki xx

cats whiskers said...

Thanks for joining JM with such a lovely card, the colours and colouring are perfect
Hugs Jacqui x